Liquid Screen Protector

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by Alex Gustman

Updated: June 29, 2021

Plastic protective films and tempered glass have long been used to protect the display of your mobile phone. The liquid screen protector can be considered a novelty in this market. The liquid glass was designed to protect your smartphone screen, and the developers wanted to avoid the disadvantages of plastic films and tempered glass. From this article, you will learn what liquid screen protector is, what it is, as well as what its protective properties are.

What is liquid glass?

Liquid glass is a gel that, after application, hardens and forms a protective surface. After the liquid screen protector is applied, it dries out and becomes invisible. Thanks to this, the basic characteristics of the mobile device do not deteriorate and the screen module gets additional protection, including oleophobic coating.

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How does the liquid screen protector work?

If you look at the glass of your smartphone under a microscope, it is not as smooth as it seems. The irregularities and porosity of the glass, which can be seen at the molecular level, making it fragile. In simple words, liquid glass at the molecular level fills in all the irregularities of the glass surface on which it is applied and thus makes your phone screen stronger.

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Does liquid screen protector work?

It cannot fully protect your phone’s screen from scratches, much less break it if it is dropped or bumped. A liquid screen protector has poor protective properties, lower than a PET film and much lower than tempered glass. However, some liquid screen protectors have a relatively good oleophobic coating. In other words, a liquid screen protector does little to protect your phone’s screen from bumps or scratches, but it makes your phone look better, as it leaves fewer greasy fingerprints on the screen with an oleophobic coating.

Why do you need liquid glass

For some smartphone models, finding the right protective film or tempered glass is not easy. Of course, there are universal safety films that will fit any screen, but there is no universal tempered glass. In addition, some smartphone owners don’t like the extra glass or safety film on the phone.

The protective film or tempered glass does not always fit, making it impossible to close the smartphone/tablet screen completely. If your smartphone screen is bent, it is even harder to find a tempered glass. Liquid screen protector solves this problem perfectly – liquid glass perfectly covers any screen of a mobile device, even if it is curved.

Liquid glass is easier to install on the phone screen than plastic film or tempered glass. Distribute the liquid evenly over the screen and wait until it dries.

The advantages of the liquid screen protector include the fact that it does not impair the brightness and color rendering of the screen, the response, and sensitivity of the sensor in the interaction. Liquid glass does not create problems with the work of the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, built into the screen. After all, as you know, the fingerprint scanner does not react to touch through most protective glasses.

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Types of liquid glass

There are many manufacturers of liquid screen protectors such as HomeLifairy, DOTSOG, QMADIX, TILTECH, etc. There is no significant difference or difference between the producers. The set usually includes a bottle of liquid and drip, 1-2 wipes for screen treatment before application, and stickers for dust removal.

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Protective properties of liquid screen protector

Sellers advertise liquid glass as an innovative means to protect the screen of a smartphone or tablet. Sellers promise high strength, durability, and reliability. But neither liquid glass vendors nor liquid glass manufacturers offer any guarantee that their product will protect your device, despite the promise of 100% protection in the product description.

Users speak well of the liquid screen protector. But smartphone owners who have experienced the strength of liquid screen protector urge not to buy it, but rather to use tempered glass. The feedback on the liquid screen protector reports that the coating on the device’s screen holds up well for the first couple of days, but then there are clear scratch marks. However, the liquid protector does not protect your device from impact when it falls, as it has no energy-absorbing properties.

How to remove liquid screen protector?

To remove the liquid screen protector, wipe the screen or phone case with a cloth soaked in concentrated isopropyl alcohol. Several treatments may be necessary to remove the oleophobic coating completely.

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How to apply liquid screen protector?

The first step is to degrease the surface of the screen or phone body. Use an alcohol wipe to do this. Then apply a liquid screen protector. Wait a minute until the liquid film dries. Finish by polishing the screen or the body of the phone where the oleophobic coating was applied with a microfibre cloth.

How to fix liquid screen protector?

Liquid glass wears out over time and if you want to enjoy the benefits it provides, you must reapply it from time to time. First, it is best to remove the old layer of liquid screen protector using isopropyl alcohol. (Use an alcohol wipe). Then reapply the liquid screen protector.

How long does liquid glass screen protector last?

The lifespan is affected by the amount of use your smartphone receives. Liquid glass usually lasts up to a year. However, if you have wiped the screen of your phone with alcohol wipes or other cleaning agents containing alcohol, the liquid glass may wear off sooner. To check this, you can drop water on the screen; if the water spreads out, the liquid glass is probably worn out; if the water collects in a drop, the liquid glass is still working. This is due to the oleophobic properties of the liquid glass coating.


Will liquid screen protector fix scratches?

Slightly, only from contact with some blunt objects. In most cases the liquid screen protector will not help to prevent serious damage.

Is liquid screen protector good?

Only if the oleophobic coating needs to be restored. Tempered glass screen protector is much better for protecting the screen from scratches and heavy impact.

Can a liquid screen protector be removed?

Yes, you can remove it by wiping the glass with a cloth soaked in concentrated isopropyl alcohol.

How much is a liquid screen protector?

The price depends on the quality of the product. The price usually starts at 2-3 dollars and reaches several tens of dollars a unit.

Is liquid screen protector better than tempered glass?

No, tempered glass is stronger and more reliable.

Does liquid screen protector hide scratches?

Deep scratches cannot be hidden. Tempered glass hides scratches better.

How does nano liquid screen protector work?

After drying, a thin film with poor protective properties is formed. Some films contain a slight oleophobic effect.

Is liquid glass safe?

Yes, it is completely safe.

What is a nano liquid screen protector?

The nano liquid screen protector is a chemical compound that gives the screen a thin film once it dries. The protective properties of a liquid film are inferior to PET film. However, some liquid films give the screen an oleophobic effect.


The liquid screen protector is advertised as a super protective measure, but in fact, it is quite weak protection for smartphone or tablet screens compared to PET/TPU films or tempered glass.

The liquid screen protector is pleasant to the touch and not visible, but it hardly protects the phone from scratches and bumps. So if you need quality protection, you should pay attention to tempered glass. The cost of the liquid screen protector is higher than the price of protective films or tempered glass, and the efficiency is lower than the ones.

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