How much more protection do you think 15-30 molecules of glass can offer your smartphone screen? Well, we decided to find out in our CrystalTech Nano 2.0 liquid screen protector review! The results surprised us! We also tested to see how well the oleophobic coating works with this product as well. With all that out of the way, we don’t think liquid screen protectors can fully replace traditional screen protectors as they’re not tough enough.
- Perfect for waterproof cases
- Can be used on multiple devices
- Improves impact protection
- Can’t see the improvements
- Doesn’t heal scratches and cracks
- Damages are permanent
At Mobile Reviews Eh!, we do reviews based on actual usage. We do tests and use the products for days and maybe weeks. For this CrystalTech Nano 2.0 Liquid Screen Protector Review, we used the liquid screen protector on an Apple Watch Series 2, an iPhone 6 Plus, a rock and a screen protector. We also did a longer in depth review about the liquid screen protector in general with Whoosh Diamond Defense and Spigen GLAStR Nano Liquid
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CrystalTech Nano 2.0 Review
The CrystalTech Nano 2.0 had the most marketing fluff among the three liquid screen protector we reviewed. On top of the normal claims of hardness, water repelling and scratch resistance, they added anti-bacterial and anti-radiation as well.
Installing the CrystalTech Nano 2.0 was no different than every other screen protector we came across. We slathered the liquid screen protector on our devices using a wet wipe. However in our opinion, the CrystalTech Nano 2.0 was the only product that actually felt different. The Whoosh! Diamond Defense felt like a regular wet wipe and the Spigen GLAStR Nano Liquid felt similar.
We were most interested in the oleophobic coating and impact protection with the CrystalTech Nano 2.0. To test the coating, we used an old iPhone 6 Plus and did a water droplet test to see how worn down the screen was. We then added the screen protector to the device and let it cure for 48 hours. We then redid the water tests and couldnʼt really see a difference in how quickly the water came off the screen.
To give you a sense of how an oleophobic coating is suppose to work, check out in the image below how quickly the water rolls of the side of the iPhone X with the stock oleophobic coating compared to the side thatʼs been stripped by a magic eraser.
At this point of our tests, it may seem like the water repelling nature of the liquid screen protector is false. However, the rock we put the CrystalTech Nano 2.0 on did repel a bit of water. But the rock didnʼt do much when submerged so itʼs not entirely false. Itʼs just not as strong as the coatingʼs weʼre use to.
For impact protection, we took three identical screen protectors and coated one with the CrystalTech Nano 2.0. It should be noted that this was the 4th thing we coated with the product so we weren’’t expecting it to be terribly strong.
We used our old screen testing apparatus and used the first screen protector to determine approximately how high the liquid screen protector would take for the glass to break from an impact using a 200g steel ball. The first one broke at 9 inches.
We then used the second screen protector to make sure that was the right height. The second screen protector broke at 10 inches. Then we used the glass with the liquid screen protector and started to drop the ball at 10 inches. It broke at 16 which is pretty neat to see. But also weird since the added impact protection wasnʼt actually marketed by CrystalTech. They pointed out the anti-bacterial properties and the anti-radiation which from our understanding, occur naturally when you put a screen protector on.