There’s a lot of flashy hardware in the iPhone X, including an A11 Bionic processor and the first OLED display on an iPhone. To protect your device, you’re going to want to invest in a proper screen protector.
Below, we’ve rounded up the top iPhone X screen protectors available, allowing you to keep your screen crack-free, enhance your privacy, and generally improve the look and feel of your device.
Purity Screen Protector – Triple Pack
Coming in a pack of three, each Purity tempered glass screen protector is high quality and cut to precisely fit your iPhone X. The installation process is made easy with the included application frame, but in the case that you do mess up, you’ll have another two tries. What separates this screen protector from the cheaper ones is its hydrophobic and oleophobic coating, preventing your fingers from leaving any grease or oils on the tempered glass. After all, a smudged-up screen protector does not make for an enjoyable mobile experience.
Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit
Spigen is known for exceptional cases and covers, and their take on the tempered glass screen protector is worth considering. As the name suggests, the Glas.tR EZ Fit is effortless to install as the screen protector comes attached on an application tray. You simply place the frame over your iPhone X, peel the release tab, and let the adhesive do the rest. It’s as foolproof as it gets. The tempered glass itself is rated 9H hardness and designed to be case-friendly, though we’d suggest pairing it with one of Spigen’s own. With a layer of oleophobic screen coating and an extra protector in the box, the Glas.tR EZ Fit should last you a while.
Ringke Dual Easy Film
Perhaps tempered glass isn’t your taste, and you prefer something more old-school like plastic film protectors. Luckily, there are still viable options like the Ringke Dual Easy Film. Coming in a twin pack, the Dual Easy Film protector introduces Ringke’s self-dust-removal technology and ease of installation. Unlike the standard plastic film protector that encourages you to be in a dry and dust-free environment when installing, the Dual Easy Film negates the tedious work of cleaning off dust and particles from your screen using a wet adhesive. All you need to do is align the film with your iPhone, peel off the outer plastic, wipe off any excess liquid adhesive, and the screen protector will set flawlessly. You’ll get full coverage including the notch and front cameras, and the film should be flush against your device so case compatibility won’t be an issue.
UAG Glass Privacy Tint
You don’t have to be an international super spy to not want people looking over your shoulder on the train. This screen protector from UAG tints your screen, making it harder to see from an angle, while keeping it clear when looking at it straight-on. It’s not a one-trick pony either, as it sports high-strength tempered glass with a 9H hardness, adding scratch and drop-resistance to your phone. It’s incredibly thin, being just 0.2 mm thick, and an oleophobic layer keeps greasy fingerprints away. However, it’s certainly on the expensive side, and it will reduce screen brightness and your viewing angles. But if privacy is worth those sacrifices, this is the protector for you.
ArmorSuit Matte Case-Friendly Film Screen Protector
The iPhone X gets plenty bright, but it can still be a struggle to see your screen in strong sunlight. If this describes your life, you might want to invest in a protector with a matte finish. This film screen protector from ArmorSuit does just that, the matte finish cutting out unsightly glare on your screen. It’s a good option if you’re not as worried about protection, as the film doesn’t offer as much protection as tempered glass. However, the film offers great scratch-protection that is bolstered with self-healing properties for minor scratches. Best of all, it’s definitely one of the cheaper options, so it’s not a huge investment if you just want glare protection.
RhinoShield Impact Protection
It might be made from film, but RhinoShield claims you get more than adequate protection from its screen protector. According to RhinoShield, the special impact-absorbing layer hidden within the Impact Protection screen protector is capable of absorbing five times as much impact energy as Gorilla Glass 3, and can even take a hammer blow. It also resists greasy fingerprints thanks to an oleophobic coating, and it doesn’t reduce screen clarity of responsiveness. However, it’s expensive for a film option.
Anker GlassGuard Tempered Glass Screen Protector — Twin Pack
Anker is well known for a range of phone accessories including Bluetooth speakers, cables, and chargers, but recently has become known for its new protective options, including its screen protectors. These tempered glass screen protectors (it’s a twin pack) curve slightly to protect the front of your phone, as well as the slightly curved edge, but also don’t interfere with most cases you might use to protect the rest of your iPhone X. The GlassGuard also comes with Anker’s DoubleDefence tech, reinforcing it even further. Although there’s two in the pack, Anker wants you to get it right first time, so there’s an installation guide included too.
Supershieldz Film Screen Protector — Six Pack
If you work in a dusty or dirty environment, then you might not care too much about the possibility of a broken screen, but might worry more about keeping it clean. That’s where something like Supershieldz comes in. With a massive six pack on offer, each of these film screen protectors costs a buck each, making them perfect for throwaway protection against scratches and dirt. Just because they come in a big pack doesn’t mean they’re individually weak though — each protector is made from Japanese PET film, provides great clarity, and doesn’t reduce your touchscreen responsiveness.
Case-Mate Screen Protector
Case-Mate’s Glass Screen Protector is designed from the ground up to protect the iPhone X from impact damage. It boasts a 9H hardness rating and low profile that won’t mess with the touch responsiveness of the iPhone X’s screen or 3D Touch haptics. Case-Mate’s anti-fingerprint technology prevents smudges, and a multi-layer design guarantees a high degree of scratch resistance. It does have a few downsides — Case-Mate hasn’t been able to tailor it to cover the edges of the phone — but otherwise it’s a great screen protector for a great price.
Tech21 Evo Glass
Tech21’s Evo Glass utilizes 0.4 millimeters of 9H tempered glass that works to shield your phone’s screen against accidental scratches and drops. It’s bendable, durable, and fingerprint-resistant, and thin enough to avoid dulling the iPhone X screen’s colors when paired with its crystal-clear clarity. Tech21 is so confident in the performance of its Evo Glass that it offers a lifetime guarantee for it, which is a nice bonus for an expensive protector.
InvisibleShield, a brand with a long history in the iPhone accessories business, has a screen protector designed for the iPhone X: The Glass+. It features Ion Matrix technology, a blend of ultra-strong impact material and surface fracture-filling finish. With a thorough inspection process that weeds out imperfections, InvisibleShield claims the Glass+ is two times stronger than most of the competition.
BodyGuardz Pure 2 Glass Screen Protector
Potentially the first in a new generation of glass screen protectors, BodyGuardz Pure 2 uses a new type of glass to make this some of the best screen protection you can buy. Rather than the usual glass used in other screen protectors, the Pure 2 from BodyGuardz uses “aluminosilicate”, an ultra-thin, ultra-strong material that’s easy to handle, and apparently impossible to break or mark with five times more scratch resistance than the competition. While we can’t validate those claims, the Pure 2 is a great screen protector, being easy-to-apply with the included installation tray and precisely cut edges, and is even covered by BodyGuardz’s lifetime replacement scheme.
Otterbox Alpha Glass Screen Protector
Otterbox is an old hand at screen protection, and you can expect a certain level of expertise from one of its Alpha Glass screen protectors. And that’s exactly what we have here — a solid screen protector that will keep your device protected. Otterbox promises the Alpha Glass maintains perfect image quality (especially important on a device like the iPhone X), and fully retains all of the responsiveness you would have from an unprotected display. Anti-shatter technology stops the screen protector from shattering should the worst happen, and comes with everything you need to apply the protector quickly and easily.
Moshi Airfoil Glass Screen Protector
Moshi is another company with a long pedigree of making fine accessories for Apple products, and the Airfoil Glass is the first screen protector it has on offer for the iPhone X. Experience shows — the Airfoil is 40% stronger than generic glass screen protectors, and thanks to Moshi’s special method of atomically strengthening their glass, it’s stronger too. Specially curved edges hug your phone, and Moshi’s Airfoil system underneath the protector reduce the likelihood of air bubbles getting stuck between the Airfoil Glass and the device.
Tech Armor Ballistic Glass and Tech Armor HD Clear Film
Offering more options for protecting your phone with either tough hardened glass or scratch-resistant film, Tech Armor’s Ballistic Glass screen protector is made of top-quality Japanese “Asahi” glass that provides 99.99% clarity, and full 3D Touch capabilities. Given it measures a mere 0.3 millimeters thick and comes with rainbow-free adhesive, it will seem like it’s barely there, and Tech Armor says it’s fully compatible with most cases. And the best part? There’s three of them in a pack, so you’ve got replacements close at hand if the worst happens.
Tech Armor has also put “countless hours” into the development of the HD Clear Film screen protectors. Made from high-quality Japanese PET material, Tech Armor promises that the HD Clear provides incredible screen clarity, and resists bubbling during application with a silicone-based adhesive. Tech Armor has also included “TruTouch” technology to ensure that the screen’s sensitivity is unaffected — and best of all, this comes in a triple-pack, ensuring great value for money.
Whitestone Dome UV Applied Glass Protector
Whitestone has been quietly making a name for itself thanks to a range of glass screen protection made with patented technology. Using a unique UV lamp to cure the adhesive beneath, Whitestone ensures a perfect bond between the phone and the screen protector.
We want to point out- the iPhone X tempered glass screen protector can help repair minor flaws to your phone, like cracks and nicks. The glass helps literally fill those blemishes back in. While the screen will remain totally responsive to your touch with the tempered glass, it will also be bolstered by an added layer of protection.
We recommend looking for screen protectors with a 9H hardness rating; that number ensures that the product has been tested and has proven its ability to protect the glass. That said, consider this Whitestone screen protector as a must-have purchase for your iPhone X. It’s rated at 9H, minimizes up to 25 percent of blue light, and protects against scratches and shock.
The only downside we discovered for this product was its installation. Users have to employ a wet application technique to put it on their phones. That method tends to be a bit trickier than its peel-and-stick competitors. The cover does come with an application kit with every tool you may need, and there are tons of helpful tutorials online, like this video from Whitestone.
Whitestone’s Dome may take a bit of time and effort to apply, but this screen protector is certainly one of a kind. The cover helps fix minor screen imperfections, maximizes touch sensitivity, and offers more coverage than other brands.