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Features

OnePlus offers a variety of screen protectors for its collection of phones. For the OnePlus 6T, they provide the 6T 3D tempered glass screen protector. With CNC engraving and a fused design it offers edge-to-edge protection, warranting against screen cracking and chipping.

The glass screen features 9H hardness which refers to its durability rank on the Moh scale.

The Moh scale is a qualitative scale of mineral hardness that ranks objects by their scratch resistance. A rating of 9H signifies the screen protector can resist scratches from the hardest of pencils and suggests it will be protected from day-to-day drops.

These screens also feature an oleophobic coating that helps reduce the appearance of fingerprints and smudges, keeping your screen looking its finest.

In terms of technical specs, the 6T tempered glass screen protector is 1522 x 72 x 0.62mm and weights 11g. It is only compatible with the OnePlus 6T.

Currently they are available on OnePlus for $20.95.

OnePlus also offers product bundles, in which you can purchase a phone case, a screen protector, headphones, and a power adapter all at the same time for a discounted price. They also provide the option to purchase a bundle that includes a USB-C adaptor cable.


Downsides

Sounds great, huh?! You may be wondering why you would ever want to consider other screen protector options. But while OnePlus’s screen protector options are certainly convenient, there are still some important considerations to keep in mind.

Screen protectors can vary in a few different ways…
  • Materiality
  • Screen width
  • Cost

Materiality

PET, TPU, and tempered glass are 3 different materials used for screen protectors.

PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is a type of plastic that is typically used for every-day objects such as plastic tupperware and water bottles. PET is also used for screen protectors in the form of a polyester film with a scratch resistant coating on the front and a silicone adhesive on the back that sticks to your screen.

While these screen protectors are fairly reliable at protecting your screen from scratches, they are not shock absorbent. So if you drop your phone while you're running to catch the bus one day, it will most likely still shatter.

The plus side to these protectors is their cheap cost, averaging around $8.

TPU, or thermoplastic polyurethane, is another type of plastic screen protector. It is chemically enhanced to improve its resistance to scratches and oil stains (from fingers) and has increased elasticity.

An increased elasticity means these screen protectors are able to absorb some shock if dropped and can absolve most scratches or dents. TPU screen protectors are a step up from PET ones, but are still not as durable as glass.

Tempered glass screen protectors are the most shatter-proof on the market, created from a multi-layered combination of shock absorbent silicone, a PET film, and tempered glass. These screens transmit a clearer display and are the smoothest to the touch.

Glass screen protectors may be the most expensive on the market, but they are the best choice to guarantee protection against screen shattering. The OnePlus 6T screen protector is made from tempered glass.


Screen Width

The OnePlus 6T screen protector has a thickness of about 0.6mm which is thicker than a lot of popular screen protectors. The thinnest glass screen protectors are closer to 0.2mm with the average landing somewhere between 0.3 and 0.4mm.

While thinner isn’t necessarily better, most people prefer a slimmer screen for a lighter feel.


Cost

The cost of a screen protector is primarily dependent on its materiality. Glass screen protectors are bound to be more expensive than plastic ones due to their superior quality.

OnePlus’ screen protector is averagely priced compared to other screen protectors sold directly by their manufacturer.

It is possible to find other glass screen protectors though that are much cheaper on websites such as Amazon, or in stores like Target ― some being almost ¼ the price of one you would find through OnePlus, Apple, or Samsung.


Alternatives

Because screen protectors can be found in various sizes, it may be worth browsing other OnePlus compatible screen protectors before jumping into your purchase.

If you are looking for a screen protector that fits your OnePlus phone but don’t want to buy through OnePlus, there are plenty of other providers that are worth browsing through.

There are also many online resources and articles that discuss the most popular screen protectors available to fit the OnePlus 6T, View on Shopfordevice

Just make sure you check the screen protector’s size before purchasing to guarantee it is compatible with your phone.