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It's always safer and better to have your iPhone 5's glossy display covered safely by a transparent and strong cover. A screen protector is a must-have, if you ask me and others who've got an iPhone.

It's so easy to think that this little piece of a plastic cover wouldn't actually cause much of a difference but boys are we wrong! (Here is the list of Best iPhone 6 Screen Protectors.)

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An iPhone 5/5s screen protector is your first line of defense from a lot of things:

  • Oily or dirty fingertips
  • Constant stream of dust from exposure outside
  • Scratches caused by objects like keys, coins etc.
  • Humidity and sometimes, even accidental water (rain)

Screen protectors are – therefore – an obligatory thing for your iPhone. It doesn't matter if you've got a case on or not but a screen protector is something that should be on your iPhone.
Best iPhone 5, 5s, and iPhone SE Screen Protectors
So out you go and try to figure out which is the best of the lot. Obviously, big brands produce the best stuff and so you take a look at, say, Otterbox, Belkin, and others. That's when you realize that the iPhone 5/5s screen protectors listed there cost as much as the case that your neighbor just bought for her iPhone. Sometimes, even more!

I don't like the idea of spending $30 or even $25 for screen protectors. I mean, come on! I know the quality speaks for itself but I don't want it that loud anyway. Basic screen protectors do the trick much the same way.

So here's a collection of the best iPhone 5/5s screen protectors that doesn't drop an atom bomb in your pockets. Where it does burn a hole, we're talking about something really seriously important – like brushed aluminum. If not, we're going to go for the optimal collection.

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Best iPhone 5, 5s, and iPhone SE Screen Protectors

#1 AmFilm

amFilm Screen Protector for iPhone SE, 5, 5S, 5C
Made with quality three-layer pet film, this screen protector offers your iPhone touchscreen complete protection from scratch, dust or scrapes. It attaches with the screen smoothly and doesn't leave any residue when you remove it.

It comes with a micro-fiber cleaning cloth and bubble removal card. If you desire to have a nice functioning screen protector for your iPhone, AmFilm should make a smart choice.

Price: $9.95  [$5.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.] Buy it from Amazon

#2. OMOTON


OMOTON screen protector comes with round edge that helps it easily get installed and provide full-screen protection to your iPhone. The 9H hardness makes it robust enough to protect the screen from scratch. The high-quality material is fingerprint resistant.

As it's bubble-free, you won't have any inconvenience while installing it on your device. Being very thin, it feels very smooth to the touch. Better still, it provides high definition clarity to ensure you enjoy using your device.

USP: High definition clarity
Price: $7.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.
Buy it from Amazon

#3. Patchworks ITG Silicate

Patchworks iPhone 5, 5s, iPHone SE Screen Protector
Made of high-grade alumino-silicate glass, this screen protector provides the ultimate protection for the screen of your iPhone. It's said to be 60% stronger than normal 9H tempered glass. Top quality coating ensures it's able to keep oil, grime, and fingerprints away.

The smooth surface is very sensitive to the touch. The high transparency is the hallmark of this screen protector. Courtesy the finest material; it's very enduring.

USP: Unmatched protection
Price: $34.95 [$18.95 on Amazon at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amazon

#4. UPPERCASE

UPPERCASE Phone 5, 5S, SE Screen Protector
This screen protector from UPPERCASE has been made of premium tempered glass material. You will easily install this thin screen protector on your device. The rounded edges allow it to get rolled out smoothly.

It offers the full-fledged safeguard to the touchscreen. Powered by 9H hardness, it's fully capable of resisting the impact of scratch. The oleophobic coating keeps off fingerprints and oil stains.

USP: Full-fledged safeguard
Price: $7.95 on Amazon while we are writing this.
Buy it from Amazon

#5. JETech

JETech iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, and 5 Screen Protector
JETech screen protector is just 0.33mm thick and offers ultra-transparency. Having round edge and being completely bubble-free, it provides hassle-free installation.

It offers just the smoothness you would want to use your device with the peace of mind. The industry leading hardness ensures it can shield the touchscreen from any brutal scratch. Being resistant to fingerprints and dust, this screen protector offers better user-experience and comes in three colors—clear, blue and black.

USP: Extremely responsive
Price: $7.99 on Amazon at the time of writing this.
Buy it from Amazon

#6. MoboZx


With just 0.3mm thickness, MoboZx screen protector for delivers top notch clarity. It doesn't leave residue behind and perfectly snaps on all the edges of the screen. It's very sensitive to the touch. The industry standard hardness reinforces its strength and makes it potent enough to withstand scratch.

Hydrophobic and oleophobic coating prevent oils, grime from ruining the clarity and responsiveness.

USP: Premium temper glass
Price: $14.99 [$8.99 on Amazon at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amazon

#7. Amzer Kristal Clear

Amzer iPhone 5s and iPhone SE Screen Protector
No specialty here. The Amzer Clear for iPhone 5/5s/SE is as normal a screen protector as can be. The good thing is it sells for under $7. The skin is clear, and though it misses being oleophobic, it does have some really good spec on the plastic that goes into making the protector. You can fully trust it to provide the required protection to the touch screen from scratch and offer the smooth response.

USP: Crystal clarity
Price: $6.95 on Amazon while we are writing this.
Buy it from Amzer

#8. BestSkinsEver

BestSkinsEver iPhone 5s, iPhone SE Screen Protector
From someone whose tagline is “unhealthily obsessed with keeping your stuff shiny,” the screen from BestSkinsEver is highly glossy to the point where you'll sometimes forget there is a screen protector. This one is not just a screen protector.

Most screen protectors come with a front and back screens, but this one also covers the sides, the top and the bottom of the iPhone. For someone obsessed with keeping every part of the iPhone spic-and-span, this is it.

USP: Ultra-thin
Price: $8.99
Buy it from BestSkinsEver

Signing Off

Which one of these screen protectors has passed your acid test? Which is the one quality you want to see in every top quality screen protector for iPhone?

Personally, I want a screen protector to be completely resistant to scratch and offer the high transparency as well as response. But your preference may differ from mine.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
  • Joseph Jaconi

    Thanks Chandrashekhar for the support! We are excited to have been included in the roundup! Joe J, GM Tech Armor joej@techarmor.com