There's been a curious arc over the lifespan of the mobile phones. They started out huge and bulky, and gradually shrank over the years until the mid to late 2000s, when smartphones first started appearing on the market. Since then, phones have actually started getting bigger again – some are nearly as large as a tablet.

This has some benefits, obviously. Larger screens mean larger viewing areas for games and videos, and easier typing when entering text. But it also comes with a drawback – a higher chance of needing repairs. Those larger screens mean that more of the screen space is exposed to the elements, which could lead to things like:

  • Scratches
  • Scuffs
  • Shattered glass
  • Permanent stains and smudges
  • And more

To make things worse, the larger size of the devices mean that they're harder to hold onto, that they're more chance of damage if they're dropped, and that they run the risk of being twisted or bent if accidentally forgotten about and left in a pocket. Simply put, you need to pay attention to how you're taking care of your larger devices.

Whether it's a mobile phone or a tablet, it's important that you invest in a good screen protector. And the larger the device's size, the stronger and more reliable the protector will need to be. Ballistic glass helps defend against everything that can be thrown at a screen and more, and is a solid investment if you have a larger device.

Large devices offer plenty of benefits, but come with added risks. With repairs reaching hundreds of dollars – sometimes even if you have a warranty – it's important to protect your device so you can enjoy it for years and so when you're ready for an upgrade you can get the maximum price for it on the resale or trade in market.

Check out our screen protectors for larger screens. They'll give you the protection and peace of mind that you need.