It's the never-ending debate: does the iPhone need protection or not? While most Apple fans like the sleek, slim design of the iPhone 5 without any embellishments, the thought of scratches, smudges and cracks make it worth adding extra protection. No one wants to look at a screen marred with scratches and fingerprints. Here are four of the top reasons why you absolutely need screen protection for you iPhone:
The iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C screen is constructed with Gorilla glass, which means it can withstand some minor abuse without getting scratched or cracked. But as accidental (and intentional) drop tests have shown, the Gorilla is not without its weaknesses. Drop it just right or to many times and it will crack, scratch, or dull the default iPhone glass.
According to multiple drop tests by YouTube reviewers, an iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C with Gorilla Glass cracked when dropped face down on a tile surface, while an iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C with tempered glass screen protection wasn't damaged at all when dropped.
Where do you carry your iPhone when you’re away from home? Do you throw it into your purse or pocket? If so, do you make sure to keep that area free of spare change, keys or other items that can scratch the screen of your device? It’s not always possible to ensure your iPhone is transported in such a way that it avoids contact with all sharp objects.
You can easily avoid any of these issue by purchasing screen protection like the ultra-tough GlassShield.
If you own an iPhone then you are most likely use it throughout the whole day. This means you are constantly touching the screen of your iPhone which can leave oily fingerprint smudges. It’s not always easy to wash these off and you also run the risk of having water near your device which can be a scary thought.
Having a screen protection with an Oleophobic Coating on your device will ensure you keep those pesky fingerprints and smudges away. Here is a side by side comparison of the iPhone screen vs. GlassShield screen protection.
Many people sell or trade in their old iPhone when the newer iPhone's are introduced to the market. We recently saw this happen when the iPhone 5S / 5C was launched by Apple. People were desperately trying to sell or trade in their older model iPhone’s so that they had extra money to put towards the shiny, new Apple iPhone 5S or 5C.
When it comes to resale value, people who had iPhone’s with little or no scratches on their screens were able to sell their devices for substantially more. Purchasing a screen protector aids in preserving the resale value of your device.
Screen protection offers additional layers of protection that are vital to preserving the life and resell value of all your iPhone. Here at PerfectFit, we feel it’s absolutely necessary to protect your iPhone with the best screen protection. If your iPhone doesn't have screen protection then you need to check out our new GlassShield for the iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C.
I’ve reviewed a couple of PerfectFit’s accessories in the past, and both times I’ve been very impressed. So, I jumped at the opportunity to try out the tempered glass screen protectors. Like the HD and Anti-Glare films, it comes with PerfectFit’s trademark plastic applicator tray to make it virtually impossible to apply it incorrectly.
The GlassShield protector is nice and thin, which I like. That means there isn’t a cavernous cutout around the iPhone’s home button like some of the other glass shields have. The GlassShield has a hardness rating of 9H, which is among the toughest screen protectors on the market. It’s super clear and feels as good, if not better than the iPhone’s actual glass screen when installed.