Review: All Glass Z and Carbon 3D Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for iPhones

Screen protector is a piece of gadget accessory that not everyone will need or be fond of. There are number of reasons, including cost, quality, appearance, etc. Additionally, not everyone is able to replace it on their broken screen protectors.

I have been using screen protectors from Day 1 for all the devices, smartphones and tablets expect the Apple Watch, of mine and family members. They are very important to me. There are a few reasons. First, putting the phone into bags, for normal days or for charging, especially for ladies, could easily scratch or break the beautiful fragile glass panel of a phone. Second, it could cost quite a bit to repair a broken screen even if you have Apple Care+ covered. Third, and more importantly, imperfect screen condition results in lower resale value as I upgrade every year.

There has been countless number of iPhone screen protectors that I tried, used, damaged and replaced. From low quality Chinese non-branded to high quality ones from Spigen. They all have drawbacks, on different thickness, ratings on anti-glare, anti-fingerprint capabilities…etc. Today, we are going to try out two types of iPhone screen protectors from Z, namely All Glass Z and Carbon 3D.

All Glass Z – iPhone 6S $19.95, iPhone 6S Plus $21.95

Z is a 2.5D all glass screen protector that fits to cover most of the front panel of the iPhone, with a thickness of 0.33mm and 9H hardness. It is made with special blend of tempered silica to get the maximum durability.

The package comes with a Z tempered glass screen protector, wet and dry wipes, dust remover and guide sticker pack, with a comic-like nice packet.

Features of Z series:

  • Extreme shatter proof
  • 3 step easy installation
  • Ultra Slim .3 mm fit
  • Oleo-phobic coating
  • 9 Layer design
  • Anti-Fingerprint
  • Anti-chip surface
  • Ultra transparent
  • Extreme touch sensitivity (3D Touch Compatible)
  • Perfect Edge Tech
  • 2.5 D smooth rounded edge
  • Double tempered construction

Carbon 3D – iPhone 6S $29.95$iPhone 6S Plus $31.95

The Carbon 3D is a hybrid carbon fiber and tempered glass screen protector in which the carbon fiber infused polycarbonate material covers edge-to-edge of the entire iPhone front panel.

The Carbon 3D comes with a thin plastic case, with a big piece of dust remover sticker and wipes but no guide sticker that may help you out in getting the screen protector aligned as the edge-to-edge nature.

Features:

  • Extreme shatter proof
  • Real carbon fiber infused polycarbonate
  • 3 step easy installation
  • Ultra Slim .3 mm fit
  • 3D protection covers even the rounded surfaces
  • Oleo-phobic coating
  • 9 Layer design
  • Anti-Fingerprint
  • Anti-chip surface
  • Ultra transparent
  • Extreme touch sensitivity
  • 2.5 D smooth rounded edge
  • Double tempered construction

 

Quality

I have been using the screen protectors on both my iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus for a couple of weeks since I received the review units from Z, and removed my previous low-cost Chinese manufactured screen protectors with slight cracks and scratches. The quality of both All Glass Z and Carbon 3D has been excellent in holding up against day-to-day usage, especially potential scratches when I throw the phone into my bag for charging while hanging out during the day.

The screen protectors have been holding well against fingerprints, oil, water and sweat as well. It is extremely painless to wipe away dust, fingerprints or any other dirt on the glass itself. They are one of the best that I have ever tried and everything works as advertised.

Worth mentioning is that the Carbon 3D screen protector is precisely manufactured. There is no misalignment or under/over-size when attaching onto the screen. The cut-outs are precise as well on the Touch ID sensor, earpiece and proximity sensor.

Clarity

The screen protectors offer great clarity as you would expect. They do not dim the screen or making the display look creamy or blurry, despite of its thickness. You are able to see the screen display quality as it should be.

The only little downside is that the screen protectors are more reflective under sunlight or normal daylight than I expect. Things get better in room light condition with comfortable strength of light.

Responsiveness

Both types of screen protectors have good adhesiveness attached to the iPhone screen. This is critical not only there will not be any chance for dust to sneak in, but also provides guarantee for the responsiveness for interacting with the screen with swipes, touches and force-touches.

Overall speaking, I highly recommend the products from Z and if you are looking for durable, high quality screen protectors, head over the official site of Z and shop for your iPhone model. You can also learn more about the latest information and deals on their Instagram and Twitter accounts.

What do you think about the All Glass Z and 3D Carbon? Let me know in the comments.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s