Alcohol Isn't the Solution!

PhoneSoap vs. Alcohol Wipes

People use a variety of ways to quickly “clean” their phone; corner of your shirt, water, wipes, or better yet — a PhoneSoap! Some of these ways of cleaning are obviously more effective than others but since alcohol wipes claim to kill 99.9% of bacteria we decided to put it to the test.

Once again, we went back to the lab and put PhoneSoap to the test against alcohol wipes. Alcohol wipes claim to be an effective solution to sanitizing your phone from bacteria so we tested it on one of our phones. To make this as fair as possible we scrubbed our phones “clean” with the alcohol wipes and then swabbed the surface of our phone again for the Petri dish. We then tested the PhoneSoap 2.0. We placed the phone into the PhoneSoap 2.0 and let it sanitize for about 10 minutes. After the PhoneSoap indicated it was sanitized we swabbed the surface of our phone and placed it in a separate Petri dish. After waiting a couple days we returned to check the results.

Petri dishes showing before and after

We were shocked by the results of the test. It clearly showed time and time again the alcohol wipes were ineffective at sanitizing and eliminating bacteria. The PhoneSoap 2.0 was efficient at eliminating the bacteria and sanitizing the phone all with the bonus of keeping the phone charged while it sanitized.

Turns out there are additional benefits to using the PhoneSoap over alcohol. On a phone, there is a type of material on the screen called oleophobic coating. This coating repels oils from your fingers and face (awesome). Disinfecting wipes actually REMOVE this coating leaving your phone defenseless from your oily face (ew)…that’s right…we know about your oily face. It’s cool, we have oily faces too. Not only do alcohol wipes remove that coating but the microfibers from the wipe SCRATCH your screen. Not to mention, it doesn’t even get all the bacteria and germs off, if any at all.

BUT do not fret our beautiful germaphobes. The PhoneSoap 2.0 smartphone sanitizer gets the job done, and BONUS, it won’t damage your phone. And EXTRA BONUS it will charge your phone at the same time. So yeah…we think you can spare a quick 10 minutes. Maybe while you wait you can give yourself a facial… you know…for your oily skin. That’s what we’ll be doing.