GBC glass screen. Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Other Handhelds' started by Tetsuo Shima, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Tetsuo Shima

    Tetsuo Shima GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 29, 2008
    Hi, I have to replace my GBC screen with a new one and I was very attracted by the glass screen.
    I was wondering... is a glass screen really better than a plastic one in the long run? Ok, let me explain it better: the glass screen is obviously scratch resistant, nicer and cleaner, but it's also fragile. Plus, it can be scratched with time.
    There's no GBC gorilla glass screen that I know of.:unsure:

    The question is, should I ever need it to be replaced it in the future (or after a crash) how easy is to pry it open without damaging the console? If the screen is cracked, or shatters during the process, maybe trying to remove it can scratch the LCD..
    Would it not be better to order some plastic screens to spare? They seem pretty easy to replace.
  2. lnxmachine

    lnxmachine Newbie

    Dec 20, 2016
    United States
    I like the glass screen I put on my GBA (and have one on the way for my GBP), it feels much nicer then the pastic, it's easier to clean off too. They just attach with 3M tape, so you can remove a broke or cracked screen easily and pop in a new one.
  3. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer Frizzle Fry

    Nov 30, 2008
    United States
    I have a glass lens for the gba and it's pretty thick. You can easily replace it as well. Get the glass one, you'll be happy you did. You'll probably spend more replacing the plastic lens when it gets scratched, which happens very easy.