The Best iPhone 5 Screen Protector Sold Online (review)

iphone 5 screen protectorI was recently looking for a new iPhone 5 screen protector since the first one I got from the store when I purchased my phone got ruined.

I visited a few retail stores but when I saw the price tags I was quickly discouraged. I couldn’t find anything below $20 and that was just for one screen protector. I knew Amazon was waiting.

Right then and there, I took out my phone and found the cheapest iPhone screen protector that matched my cell’s model, had the best reviews and was Prime-eligible. There were quite a few choices available (and definitely cheaper than $20!)

My Favorite Screen Protector

I chose the Tech Armor Brand for these reasons:

  • They offer a full line of product, so I was sure they are not a hit-or-miss business
  • Their products have a ton of reviews: the iphone 5 screen protector had more than 230 reviews at the time of purchase which made me quite confident
  • The items were Prime eligible which means I had to pay nada for 2-day delivery
  • I was buying 3 screen protectors for a ridiculous $6.95 (not $20 or $30!) door-delivered!

What was the obvious thing to do?

I purchased them, of course, and they just arrived today, which made me write this post. The application was ridiculously easy and the results just stunning. Zero air bubbles without really trying—I mean it!

Screen Protector Contents

Here’s what came in the package:

  • 3 Screen Protectors
  • Lint-free polishing cloth for the screen
  • Squeegee cart to remove bubbles
  • Installation Instrucitons
  • Thank-you letter

The thank-you letter also contained a link to a video that demonstrated it how to apply the screen protector the proper way, which really helped. You can find the video at the end of the post.

Where To Find

Here’s a list of screen protectors for different mobile devices:

iPhone 5 screen protector
iPhone 4 & 4s screen protector
iPod Touch (5th generation) screen protector
Samsung Galaxy SIII screen protector
Samsung Galaxy Note II screen protector
iPad 3 & 2 screen protector

How to apply video, by Tech Armor:

  • Noob

    You dont have to write all this shit for a screen protector that costs 6 $ you noob

  • Mike Mounier

    Review-type articles should always bear the date the review was made at the top of the piece. Without it, the reader has no way of knowing when it was written, and thus no way of knowing if he should bother reading it ( if it was written, say, a couple years ago, it would exclude anything and everything that came out after that ). Speaking for myself, I err on the side of caution and skip over dateless review articles.

    • George Banis

      Thanks for the feedback, Mike. I don’t see how the publication date makes a difference in the accuracy of the information shared. An iPhone 5 is the same device today as it was the day it was released. The dimensions are exactly the same so the screen protector I recommend here fits just as well as it did back then.

      • Mike Mounier

        I already explained why, George. I said “… if it was written, say, a couple years ago, it would exclude anything and everything that came out after that…”. Maybe that isn’t clear because it’s too brief: a reader is looking for articles that compare screen protectors. When he finds such an article and the article bears no date, the fact he doesn’t know when it was written means he doesn’t know which protectors were, and were not, on the market when it was written.

        In this case, the article has no date, but does mention the iPhone 5. An astute reader will conclude “ah, that means this article can’t be more than 2½ years old”. But he still doesn’t know exactly when in that 2½ year range the piece was written, so he has no way of knowing if, for example, the protector you recommend was matched against one that came out 1 year ago, let’s say. If a new one was put on the market a year ago and he’s interested because of good reviews or because he saw it on his friend’s phone, he doesn’t know if *you* looked at it, so he doesn’t know if the protector you recommend was matched against it—so in this regard, the article will not be of use to him—whereas if it had been dated, he would quickly be able to determine for himself whether that new one was on the market or not when you wrote the piece.

        Further, note that if you hadn’t mentioned the iPhone 5 by name—if you had just said “my device”, for example—then he wouldn’t even be able to narrow it to 2½ years, and would then have no choice but to overlook the article altogether as it could have been written 5 years ago (or more) and exclude a *lot* of more recent protectors.

        I hope that’s more clear—a rather obvious point that, rather ironically, is not all that easy to explain in just a few words, seemingly!

        In the end, the fact that the iPhone 5 itself is still the same is redundant, George—it’s the fact that the market itself changes almost constantly that’s the key thing, making it essential to date review type publications in order to more effectively assist the public.

        As an aside, I’d like to cast my vote for the best screen protector, for what it’s worth : PhantomSkinz. I used them for my first device back in 2011, and just used them again recently. Top quality and sharp looking. No “orange peel” effect with the matte protector, my personal choice. I don’t believe they’re in stores anywhere, think they’re just internet only.