Screen guards aren’t that important in phones these days as they used to be earlier. With the advent of Gorilla Glass and DragonTail glass, phone screens are becoming more and more resilient to shattering and scratches. Tempered glass has taken the market by storm, but it’s more bark than bite. Owing to their thickness, usually, 0.9mm, they add a significant amount of glare to the screen. Protecting the glass in your screen with glass might not seem like the best idea, but the idea behind tempered glass is that it shatters first on impact while protecting your glass, and these are expensive. Usually 2x-3x times the cost of regular screenguards, so are they worth it? Yes and No. Tempered glass affects visibility under direct sunlight. If your phone has an AMOLED screen or a pressure sensitive screen, the tempered glass will significantly affect how you see the screen. If screen glare bothers you a lot or you aren’t very clumsy, you might as well skip the tempered glass. Matte finish is good when you want protection from smudges and fingerprints on your screen, but sunlight readability is close to null.
Tempered glass What to look for:
Anti-glare Residue-less removal Impact resistance