Belkin InvisiGlass Ultra Screen Protector is awesome!

Super Spartan

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When I bought my iPhone 11 Pro, I went to the mall and got me some cheap $10 dollar glass screen protector. It was a nightmare, like any touch on my phone and the whole screen would look smudged out so I had to constantly keep wiping it off with a microfibre cloth.

I then noticed Apple is selling this Belkin Screen protector, an anti-glare version (which I hate as the screen looks fugly with them) and this InvisiGlass Screen protector which promises superb clarity and flawless touch screen experience. It costs an arm and a leg for a screen protector but I figured what the heck, I paid so much for this phone might as well give it some decent protector. I got it today and had it installed by some mobile shop professionally as I suck at these things and man, I feel like I bought a new phone, the clarity is out of this world you'd feel as if you had no screen protector on. The touch screen is more responsive now and typing feels more precise and faster but best of all, it is not a fingerprint magnet! No more having to wipe my screen every 5 minutes!! Best 25 bucks I spent for this phone (it's cheaper here in Apple Store Dubai than in the US, in the US it's like 39 USD), I highly recommend it!
 
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Motionblurrr

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Yup! The best glass screen protectors I've found are from Belkin and ZAGG (I'm excluding White Stone Dome because their quality has dropped and they've been having issues). I used to buy the cheap Amazon 3 pack glass protectors and I was happy enough. But the oleophobic coatings aren't as good to resist fingerprints, the fitment isn't as tight and you get too much haloing and almost like a magnified effect to the screen. Plus I've noticed some chip at random or crack. But it's cheap so who cares.

Spigen's are pretty darn good but they're more of a mid-range quality type of screen protector.

Clarity is something most people don't notice or talk about but I can very easily tell what's clearer than not. I'm one of those people that can notice an increase in screen PPI easily. Those expensive Belkins and Zaggs have the optically clearest, color accurate, non-dulling effect on the screen. Like you said, it's like there's nothing even there! I've noticed a tiny degrade of quality with cheaper protectors and some odd tiny magnifying effect of the screen with them.

Otterbox recently came out with their own type that uses Corning glass so who knows if it's better than these.
 
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I have to agree! I bought a Spigen EZfit for my 11 Pro Max. Had it on for 3 weeks. My display seemed slightly down on resolution, sharpness, and didn’t look as appealing.

Meanwhile, my sister’s iPhone 11 Amazon 3 pack tempered glass protector which was cheaper looked better.

I removed the Spigen, and my display looked 100x better. I got an Invisiglass Ultra put on, and it retains the same clarity and feels like there is nothing there. With the warranty and free replacements for scratches etc, I think it’s worth the price.
 
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I'm using the Bodyguardz Pure 2 edge to edge and it's been perfect. The Otterbox Amplify looks good also.
 
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iCorz87

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When I bought my iPhone 11 Pro, I went to the mall and got me some cheap $10 dollar glass screen protector. It was a nightmare, like any touch on my phone and the whole screen would look smudged out so I had to constantly keep wiping it off with a microfibre cloth.

I then noticed Apple is selling this Belkin Screen protector, an anti-glare version (which I hate as the screen looks fugly with them) and this InvisiGlass Screen protector which promises superb clarity and flawless touch screen experience. It costs an arm and a leg for a screen protector but I figured what the heck, I paid so much for this phone might as well give it some decent protector. I got it today and had it installed by some mobile shop professionally as I suck at these things and man, I feel like I bought a new phone, the clarity is out of this world you'd feel as if you had no screen protector on. The touch screen is more responsive now and typing feels more precise and faster but best of all, it is not a fingerprint magnet! No more having to wipe my screen every 5 minutes!! Best 25 bucks I spent for this phone (it's cheaper here in Apple Store Dubai than in the US, in the US it's like 39 USD), I highly recommend it!
been using these since iPhone 8 and they are the best. I always get mine from the apple store where they install it for you too, I'm not too good at installing screen protectors. $50AUD but worth it.
 
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Super Spartan

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been using these since iPhone 8 and they are the best. I always get mine from the apple store where they install it for you too, I'm not too good at installing screen protectors. $50AUD but worth it.
still looking crystal clear after 2 days. What's nice about them is even when they DO get fingerprints somehow they don't show unless you look at the phone at a certain angle whereas the previous ship generic screen protector I had, just touch your screen and you can see the fingerprint so clearly.
 
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FattiesGoneWild

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I had the Belkin on as well. I had to take it off to send back the phone. I have the OtterBox Amplify Glare Guard on now and it’s better then the Belkin. Fights off all the glare while being crystal clear. Best screen protector I have owned.
 
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I preferred the Belkin Tempered Curve as it had curved edges, which minimised the hindrance when swiping. The only issue with it was the black border was too thick & partially covered the screen.

At least the Invisiglass is clear all the way to the edge.
 

Mr.C

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That Belkin InvisiGlass looks like it’s not a full screen glass protector so it’s a no go for me. I’m using an ESR full coverage tempered glass one on my 11 Pro Max which is the same one I used on my Xs Max before and it covers the whole screen.
 
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iCorz87

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That Belkin InvisiGlass looks like it’s not a full screen glass protector so it’s a no go for me. I’m using an ESR full coverage tempered glass one on my 11 Pro Max which is the same one I used on my Xs Max before and it covers the whole screen.
It covers the whole screen in terms of the part that lights up but not the whole front of the phone. I am using an Apple leather case and there is probably 2-3mm gap between the edge of screen protector and the case edge
 

Mr.C

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It covers the whole screen in terms of the part that lights up but not the whole front of the phone. I am using an Apple leather case and there is probably 2-3mm gap between the edge of screen protector and the case edge
That’s something I don’t like. I use to use those kind of screen protectors until about four years ago. I could feel the edge when I swiped up.That’s when I switched to the full coverage ones. In my mind they make a big difference with that. Also they’re less likely to let lint and other stuff accumulate.
 

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I got a pack of two screen protectors for £1.99 on eBay and it works great on my pro max. The Jtech that I got from on amazon for my iPhone 7 for £2.99 was also perfect.
 
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Mr.C

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I got a pack of two screen protectors for £1.99 on eBay and it works great on my pro max. The Jtech that I got from on amazon for my iPhone 7 for £2.99 was also perfect.
Are those plastic or glass ? Personally I wouldn’t pay so little for screen protectors. In my experience cheap ones like that are never good quality. Also I would definitely go with glass over plastic as they offer more protection.
 

jettie1767

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I bought an 11 Max Pro a couple of days ago and Apple was selling the Belkin Invisiglass Ultracurve screen protector. This is a new screen protector from Belkin which extends the glass to the curved sides of the iPhone.
 
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I bought an 11 Max Pro a couple of days ago and Apple was selling the Belkin Invisiglass Ultracurve screen protector. This is a new screen protector from Belkin which extends the glass to the curved sides of the iPhone.
Did they use the machine to put it on and does a case work with it?
 

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Are those plastic or glass ? Personally I wouldn’t pay so little for screen protectors. In my experience cheap ones like that are never good quality. Also I would definitely go with glass over plastic as they offer more protection.
Glass

The eBay ones have been great, no bubbles, come with the wipes, crystal clear transparency, strong adhesive and has all the marketing fluff from the high end brands.

The Jtech on my last device was fantastic, especially for a budget full coverage, I had it on for over a year before I sold it and never had any issues.
 
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It covers the whole screen in terms of the part that lights up but not the whole front of the phone. I am using an Apple leather case and there is probably 2-3mm gap between the edge of screen protector and the case edge
I hear all the complaints about the Belkin screen protector. I've been using them since at least the iPhone 7, but have also used a lot of others before and during, on alternate phones of mine and on family members' phones. Personally, that gap is a total non-issue for me, especially since the edges are in practical terms protected by the curve of the display and the raised edge of the Apple leather case.

Here's a very recent (Sunday of this week) real life story involving the Apple leather case and Belkin InvisibleGlass screen protector. I was walking one of my dogs in the rain, on the side of the road. My 11 Pro Max, in an Apple leather case with the Belkin screen protector, feel out of my pocket without my noticing. It landed face down, apparently, in the road, in the pouring rain, almost like being in a river. I didn't figure out that the phone was missing until we'd gone a couple of hundred yards. We went back and found it in the road. Luckily, no one had driven over it (it was more or less in the middle of the lane). The screen protector had shatter marks and cracks around nearly the entire edge, and several very large impact star cracks in the middle-ish part of the display. When the Genius and I peeled it off, the phone's display was absolutely pristine. Was I lucky? Somewhat. Do I think that the case and the screen protector are better protection than most people give them credit for? Absolutley.
 

Firestrife

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Yes, they use the machine to put it on. I'm using an Apple leather case and it fits well. The gap between screen protector and case is very small now.
I'm way late but I have to ask how are the edges of it. My pain problem with the prior belkin was the edges are sharp and annoying especially on the swipe up to home.
 

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I'm way late but I have to ask how are the edges of it. My pain problem with the prior belkin was the edges are sharp and annoying especially on the swipe up to home.
Pain problem? I had the Apple store install a Belkin for me in Sept. My edges are not sharp at all, and I don’t think it’s annoyingly to swipe up. Something must have been wrong with yours.
 

Firestrife

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Pain problem? I had the Apple store install a Belkin for me in Sept. My edges are not sharp at all, and I don’t think it’s annoyingly to swipe up. Something must have been wrong with yours.
on the regular one not the ultra curve, the edge is just sharp and rough on the swipe up for me especially if i’m coming from off the screen protector up. I haven’t got one yet for my 11 Pro Max yet cause of that experience with the XS Max. Just very uncomfortable for me is all, so why i’m asking if this is better on the UltraCurve.
 

Ralfi

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Belkin Invisiglass Ultracurve
I couldn’t find this one on the Belkin website. Is it an Apple store exclusive?

Also, I’ve used the Tempered Curve on my X. It was great, but the black borders were a mm or 2 too wide & slightly covered the screen. Are the black edges on the Invisiglass Ultracurve unobtrusive?
 
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noobinator

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on the regular one not the ultra curve, the edge is just sharp and rough on the swipe up for me especially if i’m coming from off the screen protector up. I haven’t got one yet for my 11 Pro Max yet cause of that experience with the XS Max. Just very uncomfortable for me is all, so why i’m asking if this is better on the UltraCurve.
It's the same amount of sharpness as the other, it's just a bit lower this time.

@Firestrife I added a few pics. Maybe it's not even lower than before?

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I got a Belkin Invisiglass Ultra for my 11 Pro a couple of weeks after launch. It was machine fitted in my local Apple Store. It had cracked within a few weeks so I contacted Belkin got a replacement and within days of fitting the replacement has cracked too. Different cracks but I have no idea how they happened as I haven't dropped the phone. Colleague pointed out that the second crack runs from near the off button on the right side of the phone but the protector doesn't touch there.

Are these screens just really fragile?

I've never cracked an iPhone screen in all the years since 2007 but annoyingly scratched my X quite deeply not long after launch (stupid key in pocket incident). So I only got the screen to protect same thing from happening again. crack2.jpg