Does the iPhone 5 Need Screen Protection?

It's the never-ending debate: does the iPhone 5 need protection or not? While most Apple fans like the sleek, slim design of the iPhone 5 without any embellishments, the thought of scratches and scuff marks is worth adding extra protection. No one wants to look at a screen marred with scratches and fingerprints. We have a whole range of protective iPhone cases to keep your screen safe and sound, however sometimes a little additional protection will go a long way too.

Why a screen protector?

The iPhone 5 screen is constructed with Gorilla glass, which means it can withstand quite a bit of abuse without getting scratched or cracked. But as accidental (and intentional) drop tests have shown, the Gorilla is not without its weaknesses. Too much abuse will crack, scratch, or dull the glass.

So how does a piece of plastic protect the screen?

Good question. If Gorilla Glass can't get the job done, how is adding a plastic screen protector going to help? Can a thin piece of plastic really protect your iPhone if you drop it?

Zagg screen protectors are made from the same material designed to protect military helicopter blades from damage due to dust, dirt, and debris. The strength of the Gorilla Glass screen is magnified by this military-grade screen protector for iPhone 5, adding more protection than the glass alone.

What about drop protection?

Although Gorilla Glass holds its own fairly well when it comes to scratches, cracked screens are another story. According to a drop test by one reviewer, an iPhone 5 with Gorilla Glass cracked when dropped face down on a tile surface, while the iPhone 5 with a Zagg screen protector wasn't damaged at all when dropped. The same reviewer found that filing the iphone 5 screen with an Emery board dulled the Gorilla Glass but caused no visible damage to the Zagg screen protector.

While it's not essential to cover your iPhone 5 with a screen protector, it does help prevent scratches and damages to your smartphone, especially if you don't use an iPhone 5 case. You can get even more protection with both a screen protector and an iPhone 5 case.

iPhone 5 Screen Protectors

Protect your iPhone from scratches and damage with a Zagg screen protector. The invisibleSHIELD screen protector comes with a lifetime guarantee. Buy an iPhone 5 case and screen protector together, and get free shipping!