Many iPhone 6 cases today do not ship with a screen protector. This can be really annoying, but it can also be a blessing in disguise. Rather than content yourself with a stock screen protector that came with your case, you can invest in a more premium option. Today’s screen protectors come in a variety of options, from simple stick-on affairs to more premium tempered glass options. If you want to keep your screen pristine, check out one of these top-rated screen protectors.
1. OtterBox Screen Protectors for iPhone 6
We briefly covered the OtterBox line of screen protectors in our explanation of the difference between OtterBox and LifeProof iPhone 6 cases.In addition to their line of cases, Otterbox also offers Alpha Glass screen protectors (pictured above), and Clearly Protected screen protectors.
The latter group of screen protectors come in two treatment options: Vibrant (which is designed to make the screen clear and colorful) and Privacy (which is designed to make it harder for people to see what you’re doing on your phone). In contrast, Alpha Glass is made to be a bit more durable. Alpha Glass, not surprisingly, is made from glass, while the Clearly Protected line from OtterBox is made from polyurethane. The Clearly Protected line of screen protectors is designed to disperse bubbles within 24 hours. If you already own an OtterBox case for the iPhone 6 (such as the Defender or Commuter case), then one of these screen protectors is the natural choice.
2. Patchwork ITG MAX Impossible Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6
Specifically highlighted by the Verge, the iPhone 6 screen protectors made by Patchwork are some of the best around. Made from Japan’s top grade raw glass, and then finished in Korea, this screen protector has a 9H+ hardness rating. The screen protector has an oleophobic coating, which is designed to minimize the appearance of unsightly fingerprints and smudges. If you want to spend a little extra money, this is a brand worth seeking out.
Dubbed “The Ultimate Glass iPhone Screen Protector” by Forbes contributor Ewan Spence, ZAGG’s InvisibleShield Glass screen protectors for the iPhone 6 are kind of the gold standard. It has an oleophobic coating, and clocks in at 0.4mm thin. There are a couple of different variants on this product, including a “privacy glass” version that’s ideal for the privacy-obsessed.
We like Spigen’s iPhone 6 cases a lot (particularly the Neo Hybrid case), so it’s not surprising that their screen protectors are also quite nice. But we aren’t the only ones who like what Spigen is doing with their screen protectors. Fast Company‘s John Brownlee has high praise for Spigen’s work:
“They are totally foolproof to apply: you just peel off the back, place the protector on top of your iPhone’s display, and press the middle of the screen protector to bond it to the screen. At 0.2mm, these screen protectors are incredibly thin, and because they are made of tempered glass, using an iPhone with a Glas.t screen protector is as invisible to the touch as it is to the eye.”
5. AmazonBasics Ultra-Clear High Definition Screen Protectors for iPhone 6 (3-Pack)
Amazon’s AmazonBasics line provides quality tech accessories at low prices. You might have seen their Lightning cables or portable Bluetooth speakers in the past. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, simple-to-install option, these iPhone 6 screen protectors are a solid bet. They might not be as nice as tempered glass, but they are good for people who are on a budget.