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SmartDevil Dust-Proof Screen Protector review: Perfect application

SmartDevil Dust-Proof Screen Protector review: Perfect application

SmartDevil Dust-proof Screen Protector
Pros
Simple application that rivals mobile phone stores
High-quality glass
Cons
Costs slightly more
A lot of plastic packaging waste
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There are two main reasons to pay someone to put a screen protector on a phone for you. First, that expert in your friendly neighbourhood mobile phone corner store can align it perfectly in one go — important because you risk breaking a tempered glass protector if it has to be removed and reapplied. The second factor is they can ensure a dust-free application — it's incredibly annoying to live with a bubble on your screen because a small piece of dust or lint is trapped under it. The SmartDevil Dust-Proof Screen Protector is a high-quality glass protector that lets you get that “Ah Beng handphone shop” perfect application at home.

The SmartDevil Dust-Proof Screen Protector comes with everything you need to get the job done. Aside from the usual cleaning kit that includes wet and drop wipes, as well as dust-removing stickers, there's also a non-slip mat for your phone. This makes good sense since the phone needs to be out of its case, and having a non-slip surface to rest it on is reassuring. The key component is a clear plastic bracket with the actual screen protector. Your phone will fit exactly in this bracket, and in my test case, it's for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro. This kit is also available for many popular models, such as the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Quick specs

  • Available for popular phone brands like Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi
  • Comes in single or double piece packages
  • Clear tempered glass overlay (matte is available for some models)

The first step for installation is to use the cleaning kit to wipe your phone's front surface. This may seem counterintuitive since the kit is supposed to remove dust, but it's good to remove sticky residues or grease from your fingers. The important thing is, after wiping it, you don't have to worry about dust settling on it again. With traditional screen protectors, the most stressful part is having to quickly slap on the overlay after cleaning the screen as you're afraid of dust or lint settling on it. With the SmartDevil Dust-Proof Screen Protector, you can take your own sweet time after cleaning, and even allow some dust to fall on the screen without worry.

SmartDevil Dust-free Screen Protector package
Credit: John Chan/Can Buy or Not

After cleaning, I intentionally added some lint and dust to the surface before placing the iPhone into the bracket. From there, pull on a tab sticking out of the base of the bracket — this is the step that removes all the dust. The tempered glass screen protector then immediately starts to adhere to the phone's screen. Apply some gentle pressure through the cutout in the bracket, then remove the bracket entirely. Peel off the clear sticker on the front surface of the tempered glass, and it's done.

SmartDevil Dust-free Screen Protector bracket
Credit: John Chan/Can Buy or Not

The end result was more than satisfactory. There wasn't a hint of dust anywhere, and the alignment was perfect. And what's even better is the quality of the glass. The generic glass overlays at your neighbourhood store can sometimes be of poor quality, with corners that don't adhere perfectly, or surfaces that attract fingerprints readily. The SmartDevil Dust-Proof Screen Protector doesn't have any of that.

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At S$12.80, the SmartDevil Dust-Proof Screen Protector is very reasonably priced for the quality you're getting. It's true that there are cheaper tempered glass overlays out there, but the assurance that you will get a perfect application makes the SmartDevil well worth the price. It is available from Lazada and Shopee.


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Verdict



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Perfect screen protector application for everyone

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