Best iPhone 5S screen protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by marddin, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Hi all, was just wonder what the best screen for the 5S is. Will regular iPhone 5 protectors work with the 5S?
  2. macrumors regular


    Apr 11, 2011
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I use the screen protectors from, they all work fine with the 5S
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2011
    I agree with spigen. I bought the ultra crystal front and back for the 5 and it works fine on the 5s. It is essentially comparable to the power support brand which had my vote for the best when they sold in the US.

    Spigen has several different varieties like crystal or matte and is very inexpensive considering the quality. I paid <$10 on amazon.
  4. macrumors 603

    Jun 14, 2010
    Define "best"...
    Willing to spend $40+? Look at the tempered glass overlays.
    Not feeling that rich, Green Onions Supply Oleophobic is nice; I used one on my new 5S. On par with the SPIGEN I had on my 4S. SPIGEN and PowerSupport are also good. I went with the one I did since it was favorably rated and available off the shelf for a good price locally.
  5. ABC5S, Sep 24, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013

    macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2013
    Was going to purchase the Spigen screen protector, but today a friend of mine gave me the Zeetron Bionic Shield below. Her job is to test than review many products. Haven't used it yet, since my iphone has not arrived yet, but I did a google review and its actually has good feedback, not to mention how easy it is to install. Take a look at the YouTube of it being installed. $19.99 from amazon

    Glas. tR

    PS: Look at the video and see how, by placing one finger, and tap on the screen after installation, the installation is applied by itself except the last part upper right side. Neat
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Looks great. But have you tried on iPhone 5S. I know they are identical but just wanted to ask.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2013
    Not yet. Won't get my 5s until tomorrow. Will post sometime in the early evening ;)
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I ended up scooping a sgp slim armor and ultra crystal protector from Amazon. Hope it works out.


    Will definitely look into the tempered glass protectors though. Does it make the phone any thicker? I feel like it would raise the height of it using those glass protectors
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2010
    It's barely noticable, only time you'll notice a difference is when hitting the home button
  10. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Would this work with the fingerprint sensor ?

  11. macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2013
    One individual on a youtube site said it did, but for the life of me, I cannot find that one again. I will know soon enough and let you know on this thread. Hope so.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    I've used the Glas from SPG before and they do scratch. I got kinda annoyed by it.

    Now I'm using the sapphire krystal shield from xgear and it is perfect, since this material cannot be scratched. It's the same material as the iPhone 5/5s lens cover. It's a little expensive now, but it was $50 on kickstarter. The drawback is that it's a little bit thick, but it does not affect the touch sensitivity.
  13. macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    Tech Armor iPhone 5S / iPhone 5C / iPhone 5 Premium High Definition (HD) Clear Screen Protector [3-Pack] - Retail Packaging

    Best ones IMO plus unlisted replacements. Can't beat it. Some other companies do the same thing.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2013
    Got the phone today, installed the screen protector on it, and all works well. I even goofed the first install, took it off very quickly and reapplied and for the most part it looks pretty good. FingerPrint reader works well with it. ;)
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    Been a fan of Moshi for a few years. I like the matte finish (no glare; especially outside). Doesn't take away the beauty of the retina display (to me). SO easy to install. Reusable. Well made compared to other non-glass protectors.

    I've got one ready to go for my pending 5s. The 5 second installation will be the first thing I do when I open the 5s box when the brown truck shows up.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2013
  17. macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  18. macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
    I have to give a shout out to Monoprice. I have been a loyal Power Support screen protector user since the iPhone 4 and everytime I have used them they have been excellent.

    But since their website had changed and at the time I couldn't find anywhere to order from them I decided to give Monoprice a shot since I was ordering cables from them anyway.

    I didn't have high hopes since I was buying a 3-pack for about $3, but if it was half decent it was better than nothing. Well I am pleased to say that I received tham yesterday, installed them right away on my and my wife's iPhone 5s' and they are fantastic.:D

    Nailed the install first time on both phones with absolutely no air bubbles and if it wasn't for the cutout around the camera and speaker you'd never know it was on there! So far very pleased with their protectors, and time will tell how they hold up to scratches and fingerprints. The fingerprint do wipe off easily so lets hope it stays that way. If they get bad I may splurge another $3 and try out their Matte version.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    I'm using a Spigen Ultra clear (their basic model pretty sure).

    TBH, it's perfect.
  20. macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
  21. macrumors 68040


    Oct 18, 2008
    I've been using InvisibleShields for years and never had issues with them. When they get dirty or start peeling up they're easy enough to replace (just pay shipping). I used the HD version for my iPhone 5 and it's still on there now that my wife has it. I'm yet to install one on my 5s, but I think i'm gonna stick with IS.
  22. macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Ottawa, Canada
    I use power support matte hd and have been using them since 3G or 3GS nothing else is cut as well
  23. macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    Monoprice has the best/cheapest out there. Can't beat the price, they are clear and really scratch resistant.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    I like armorsuit. You can find them on Amazon for $10.00 and $17 with the carbon fiber wrapping for the back and size. They are very easy to install, no bubbles and feels smooth on the screen.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    Probably gonna go with tech armor or the cheap spigen ones. Honestly I've never been able to tell the difference between an expensive one and cheap one and as long as you have a case on you shouldn't be focusing on smash protection from a screen protector...

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