10 Best iPhone SE Screen Protectors

Last Updated: April 25, 2016

The recently announced Apple iPhone SE marks Apple’s return to the compact smartphone segment. Loaded with top of the line hardware (the same as in the iPhone 6s/6s Plus), packed into the industrially designed chassis of the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE is truly the biggest small phone Apple has ever launched. And without a doubt, the 4 inch, IPS LCD touchscreen of the iPhone SE is one of its most defining features. So, if you have ordered one, it only makes perfect sense to get a screen protector to guard your new iPhone’s screen against any and all kinds of damage.

Of course it does, and that’s precisely why we’ve compiled this listing of the best Apple iPhone SE screen protectors available out there. So what are you waiting for? Dive in, fellas!

Note: Since the screen size (just like the chassis) of the iPhone SE is exactly the same as of the iPhone 5/5s, some of these screen protectors are meant for the the iPhone 5/5s. Don’t worry, they are fully compatible with the iPhone SE.

Best iPhone SE Screen Protectors

1. TechArmor HD Clear Screen Protector

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The TechArmor HD Clear Screen Protector does a great job of guarding the iPhone SE screen against scratches, dust, and other damage. It’s made of high quality Japanese PET film, which enhances the clarity and touch sensitivity of the screen even further. It has a multi-layered design, and is precision cut to cover the entire front panel of the phone. Installation is completely bubble-free, and it doesn’t leave any sticky residue when removed either. Oh, and when you buy, you get a pack of three screen protectors.

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Price: $5.95

2. TechArmor 2-Way Glass Screen Protector

techarmor privacy protector

Are you constantly bothered with people looking at your smartphone’s screen when you’re using it? The TechArmor 2-Way Glass Screen Protector is just what you need. It darkens the screen elements (using maximum brightness recommended), thus making them harder to be seen by others. The screen protector is made from ballistic glass, which helps in protecting the iPhone SE screen from light scratches to even heavy impact drops. In addition to the screen protector, you also get accessories like a microfiber cloth and alcohol cleaning wipe. And with the hassle-free lifetime warranty, there is really nothing to be worried about.

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Price: $15.95

3. iPhone SE Ailun Tempered Glass Screen Protector

ailun tempered glass

Simple and easy to use, the Ailun Tempered Glass Screen Protector is a must have for your iPhone SE. Having a 9H hardness, it protects the iPhone SE touchscreen against the heaviest of scratches, and the high-quality tempered glass provides shatter proofing for the display. The screen protector comes with an oleophobic coating, which keeps stains and smudges away from the screen. There’s also anti-fingerprint technology that enhances screen sensitivity.

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Price: $6.40

4. Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Screen Protector for iPhone SE

zagg invisibleshield glass

Made from fortified tempered glass, the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Screen Protector imparts ultra solid scratch protection, and impact resistance to the iPhone SE touchscreen. The crystal clear design adds to the screen visibility, and comes with oil-resistant nano coating, which prevents the natural skin oils from causing smudges on the touchscreen. What’s more, the screen protector comes with beveled edges, and thus, true to its name, feels invisible when applied on the phone. And should you face any issues, the limited lifetime warranty has you covered.

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Price: $16.89

5. Zagg InvisibleShield HDX

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Love the features provided by the Zagg Glass (discussed above), but would love even more? Check out the premium Zagg InvisibleShield HDX screen protector. Crafted with materials used to protect military helicopter blades, it provides the iPhone SE touchscreen unmatched protection from scratches and impacts. Not just that, it also comes with a nano memory technology, which uses scientifically formulated smart molecules to impart self-healing properties to the screen protector. Hardly a wonder it comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Where to buy: Amazon.com

Price: $17.97

6. Tech21 ImpactShield Screen Protector

tech21 impact shield

It’s listed among the official iPhone SE accessories on the Apple website, so there’s little doubting the fact that Tech21 ImpactShield Screen Protector is really that good. Having an advanced three layer structure, it absorbs and disperses impact away from the device’s screen. And this is made possible by the use of a BASF polymer (found in bullet proof glasses) in one of the layers. The anti-glare screen protector ensures near perfect optical clarity, while preventing non-UV yellowing and damage from scratches and abrasions.

Where to buy: Apple.com

Price: $34.95

7. 3M Privacy Screen Protector

3m privacy screen protector

Another one of the official iPhone SE accessories, the 3M Privacy Screen Protector makes quick work of preventing others from peeping into your phone’s screen. It utilizes a unique microlouver privacy technology, that ensures that only you can view the content on your phone’s display, while others only see a darkened screen. So you can comfortably use your phone in public, without having to worry about the risk of your confidential info getting stolen. There’s also a limited, one year warranty thrown into the mix.

Where to buy: Apple.com

Price: $24.95

8. Otterbox Alpha Screen Protector

otterbox alpha

Just like their incredibly rugged cases, the Otterbox Alpha Screen Protector is probably one of the toughest screen protectors you can get for the iPhone SE. Made up of fortified glass, which itself utilizes materials used in tempered glass and polyster, the alpha screen protector gives robust protection to the iPhone SE touchscreen. In addition to that, the reactive-touch technology increases touchscreen responsiveness quite a bit. The screen protector is also splinter-free, which means that it protects your hands from glass shards, even if the screen and glass are damaged.

Where to buy: Otterbox.com

Price: $35.95

9. Spigen GLAS.tR Slim HD Screen Protector

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Spigen is known for outing some of the best Apple accessories, and the Spigen GLAS.tR Slim HD Screen Protector carries forward that tradition. Light yet impressively durable, the screen protector has a 8-9H hardness which makes protecting your iPhone SE screen against scratches and dings a walk in the park. Not only that, it comes with rounded edges which help deflect the cracks from everyday bumps and drops away from phone. If you don’t mind paying the hefty price, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Where to buy: Spigen.com

Price: $24.99

10. Incipio Plex Anti-Glare Screen Protector

incpio plex

Coming from a well-known maker of smartphone accessories, the Incipio Plex Anti-Glare Screen Protector works really well. It guards the iPhone SE touchscreen against the wear and tear of daily use, while retaining maximum screen visibility and functionality. And thanks to the anti-glare coating, you can keep using your phone longer without stressing yourself. The screen protector comes with a one year warranty, and you get two of these when you order. However, the price is a bit on the steep side.

Where to buy: Incipio.com

Price: $15.99

SEE ALSO: Top 10 iPhone SE Protective Cases

Shield the iPhone SE touchscreen against damage

In addition to being a key hardware component, a smartphone’s touchscreen also acts as an interface between the device and the user. And the iPhone SE touchscreen is no exception. This is why you need one (or more) of the amazing screen protectors discussed above, so that your iPhone SE screen keeps working, sans any scratches and damages. So which one(s) would you be getting for your iPhone SE? Sound off in the comments.


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