Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
With the beginning of the mass distribution of wearable gadgets, the industry of accessories for them has developed rapidly. In particular, we are talking about protective equipment – cases, covers / bumpers, protective films and glasses for screens. Protecting the screen of a brand new smartphone with special resistant glass is a good idea. But choosing a really reliable option is not so easy, given that there are hundreds of manufacturers of such parts.
The editors have prepared for you an overview of the most reputable manufacturers of protective glasses and other accessories for smartphones as of 2019.
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Rating of the best manufacturers of protective glasses for smartphones
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First of all (by list, not by value), consider a relatively young Chinese manufacturer of protective accessories for gadgets Mocolo. The company is based in Shenzhen.
Mocolo uses Japanese-made raw materials from AGC and the NSG Group. These names have been associated for many decades in related industries with impeccable quality and continuous improvement. Mocolo's own production lines are modern high-precision CNC equipment and multi-stage quality control.
The entire range of Mocolo screen protectors for smartphones has a number of common characteristics. So, the thickness of the glass in almost all models is 0.33mm (repeatedly tested optimum). The sensitivity of the touch screen does not noticeably change after installing the glass, as well as the color rendition with brightness. The high resistance of the glass to scratches and chips helps it withstand very rough use. The glasses are provided with an oleophobic coating to prevent excessive formation of fingerprints.
In pure numbers, the hardness of Mocolo safety glass is 9H. Recall that the hardness of a diamond is slightly more – 10H.
The Mocolo assortment includes many common flat protective glasses for smartphones, but glasses of a special shape are even more interesting to the consumer. So, the 2.5D ruler is a glass with a rounded edge around the perimeter. This improves tactile comfort, visual appeal and at the same time provides a better fit to the screen.
3D glasses are even more interesting – they are specially designed for the latest flagships, which have picked up the fashion for extreme curvature of the visible area of the screen along the edges.
A separate series of Mocolo Anti-Blue SB – these glasses are designed to protect the eyes from the negative impact on vision of the harmful part of the blue spectrum emitted by the backlight of the smartphone matrix.
The Mocolo protective glass is easy to install on your own thanks to the thin silicone layer, which also prevents the formation of bubbles.
- raw materials from the best Japanese manufacturers;
- high-tech production;
- deep quality control;
- 2.5D and 3D models for smartphones with curvature of the working area of the screen;
- competitive prices.
- not all models are successful, you should study real reviews before buying.
Another prominent Chinese manufacturer of protective glass for smartphones is Nillkin, which is headquartered in the same Shenzhen as Mocolo. The company entered the market in 2009 and became one of the first global manufacturers with this specialization.
The main supplier of materials for Nillkin products is the world-renowned Japanese company AGC. Manufacturing is carried out using advanced methods, in particular, Harves nano-level technology.
The range of protective glasses for smartphones is divided into types, distinguished by conventional symbols-indexes. The simplest and most affordable type of glass is with the H index. This transparent tempered glass with straight edges covers the entire surface of the screen. H + glasses have all the advantages of the H-type, but are also equipped with 2.5D rounded edges. The H + PRO subtype implies all the same, but the glass itself is ultra-thin – only 0.2mm. PE + glasses have 2.5D rounded edges, plus a protective layer from the harmful part of the blue spectrum.
AP + Pro glass – for the latest smartphones with extreme 3D curved edges. Unlike the types described, strictly speaking, it is not glass in the classical sense, because it is not produced from silicates, but from high-strength ABC polymer. In the screen area, the layer is transparent, and at the edges it is colored. Almost the same form factor for CP + Max 3D glasses.
Nillkin's high-level and very expensive production affects the price of the product, but in this case it is a prerequisite for high quality.
- quality Japanese raw materials;
- the latest nano-level technologies;
- a wide range of;
- combination of minimum glass thickness and strength.
- predominantly high prices.
Another example of quality accessories for gadgets made in China is Baseus. It produces a wide variety of accessories and gadgets, including high-quality protective glasses, which are consistently in demand.
Baseus decided to gain a competitive edge not only due to the quality of the glass, but also due to the range of functional options. Here the choice is not as rich as that of Nillkin, but the prices are significantly more affordable.
The Baseus product range includes protective glasses with a wide variety of characteristics – shockproof, abrasion resistant, with a glossy or matte surface, with a confidential coating.
Regarding the latter, this is a real find for those who do not want to let random fellow travelers on public transport into their personal correspondence – having a special structure, the confidential cover hides the image on the screen from prying eyes by darkening it when looking at an angle. At the same time, all the advantages of an IPS-matrix with its maximum viewing angles are leveled, but this is a forced measure if the issue of conspiracy is so acute.
Most Baseus safety glasses are very thin – only 0.23mm. The diagonal range is the widest – from 4 to 7 inches with all intermediate popular smartphone screen sizes. Individual models for flagships, using the proprietary Baseus PET Soft 3D Tempered Glass technology, consist of as many as six protective layers, providing maximum protection for the smartphone and its own safety.
Baseus lenses are equipped with an anti-reflective coating that diffuses the sharp edges of light sources.
- combination of price and quality;
- six layers of protection;
- there are models with confidential coverage;
- high quality anti-reflective coating;
- minimum thickness.
- no systematic objective complaints were recorded.
Among the many manufacturers of mobile accessories, the ONEXT trademark, well-known in the Russian Federation, deserves special attention. The company took its first steps in Hong Kong and quickly went global.
ONEXT protective glasses are produced according to a carefully verified technology, which provides for the presence of four main layers: a base layer made of durable tempered glass, a polymer coating against splinters, an upper oleophobic coating against fingerprints, and a bottom silicone layer for attaching to the screen.
The raw materials and raw materials for the production of protective glass ONEXT uses the highest quality and time-tested: Japanese glass Asahi Glass Corp (AGC), silicone Nippa Corp.
The ONEXT product range includes almost two hundred names of protective glass, compatible with specific models and series of smartphones of the most popular brands, as well as less common ones.
The ability of ONEXT protective glasses for certain smartphone models to be flawlessly combined with the 3D Touch function deserves a separate positive assessment, when the response of the device depends on the pressure on the touch screen.
Safety glasses ONEXT are easy to install and safe to dismantle. Air bubbles, if formed during installation, 'dissolve' in a matter of days thanks to micropores.
- combination of price and quality;
- rich assortment;
- 3D Touch compatible;
- leaves no residue after dismantling.
- some models are overpriced.
Analyzing the richest market of mobile accessories, experts identified the Russian company Mobius Trade among a wide range of manufacturers. The manufacturer is quite famous in Russia, and earned the well-deserved recognition thanks to an exceptionally competent marketing policy.
Other things being equal in terms of the characteristics of Mobius protective glasses – strength, safety, convenience, etc. – the trademark is distinguished by the widest choice of models in terms of price. Here everyone will find an option suitable for his smartphone for at least 200 rubles, at least 1000.
Mobius products receive the highest marks for their user-friendly policy in almost everything. Even the packaging of a specific glass for a particular smartphone model has an individual design that clearly demonstrates which phone it fits. The originality of the product is confirmed by the holographic quality mark. Inside the package there is also a pleasant bonus for the buyer – a motivational sticker. In addition, there are also cute stickers – only about three dozen designs.
The company emphasizes the fact that all products undergo enhanced quality control, and feedback from real users confirms the vanishingly small number of cases of factory defects. And with all this, Mobius protective glasses for smartphones are far from the most expensive on the market.
In conclusion, it is worth mentioning a small flaw in the glasses of this brand. A noticeable percentage of users note the not very expressive properties of the oleophobic coating.
- decent quality;
- a wide range of options for the price;
- convenient and clear packaging;
- quality control of increased rigor;
- nice bonuses (sticker, stickers);
- reasonable cost.
- weak oleophobic coating.
Another Russian manufacturer of protective glass for smartphones that has received high marks from the research group is Solomon. The company is quite young, founded in 2014, based in Vladivostok, and products are manufactured in China.
Since its inception, the company has reached the federal level in the shortest possible time, immediately declaring a serious professional level of the products themselves and customer service.
When it comes to technology, Solomon had an initial advantage when it was founded – the most effective technologies to make a truly reliable protective glass for a smartphone have already been invented, implemented and available for development. Using the capacities of the best Chinese manufactures on a contract basis, ensuring strict quality control, the company managed to come close to leading positions in the Russian market with lightning speed.
The Solomon assortment includes hundreds of items – from universal glass to the most complex 3D models with chemical hardening, exceptional strength characteristics and maximum ease of installation / removal.
In addition to protective glasses, other accessories are produced under the Solomon brand: selfie monopods, styluses, adapters, and more.
- a wide range of;
- decent quality;
- high level of service.
- occasionally you come across unsuccessful models that give rainbow stains.
Another domestic manufacturer of mobile accessories, including protective glasses for smartphones, is Red Line. She began her activity in 2010, representing then a group of talented young professionals with far-reaching plans. In 2019, it is already clear that the main plans of the founders have been successfully implemented.
Red Line offers a wide range of protective glasses for absolutely all price categories, including for top premium gadgets. Cooperation with American partners became one of the factors of high quality and initial competitiveness of Red Line products. And it was not just anyone, but Corning Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of glass and ceramics of exceptional purity and quality. This is how the large Corning series was born, incorporating all the advanced Western ideas.
The entire range of premium screen protectors Aluminosilicate show outstanding results in crash and transparency tests. Compared to the absolute majority of alternatives, the premium protective glasses of Red Line are, on average, 25% less likely to crack after a smartphone is dropped, the visibility of scratches is also a quarter less, and the overall resistance to damage is five times higher.
- high levels of transparency;
- easy installation;
- raw materials – Corning;
- the embodiment of the most advanced technological ideas;
- successful non-standard approaches in production.
- not marked.
And again, let's pay attention to the domestic manufacturer – the Deppa company. Experts suggested this company for review for non-standard and very successful approaches to technology for protecting the smartphone screen. Now Deppa in professional circles is considered one of the best in the Russian market in this area.
Under the Deppa trademark, there are many different glass models that are compatible with the corresponding smartphones. Of particular interest is the Hybrid line. These are glasses specially designed for flawlessly accurate installation and fit on smartphones iPhone, Galaxy, Xperia and some others.
The main material in the Hybrid glass is not even glass in the classical sense, but a composite composition with PET material and fiberglass in the composition. The main advantage of this solution is a certain threshold of elasticity, which gives resistance to the formation of chips at the edges. The thickness of such protection is minimal – only 2.5mm.
Such physical characteristics could not but affect the hardness index. Here it is slightly lower than that of the overwhelming majority of high-quality protective glasses on the market – 8H. But one must understand that hardness does not automatically imply strength, and the light component of flexibility here, on the contrary, prevents the indicated troubles with chips on the edge.
The scope of delivery of the protective glass also includes a microfiber and a degreasing cloth as a nice bonus, as well as a plastic squeegee and two stickers – for removing dust and easy installation.
ISO 9001 certified. Hybrid technology
- special composite glass composition;
- elastic element;
- minimum thickness;
- ISO 9001 certification.
- slightly reduced hardness index (in most cases, insignificant).
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.