If you’re the type that wants to avoid going to an Ah Beng shop to get your screen protector installed, here’s an alternative. The Belkin ScreenForce Tempered Glass Anti-Microbial Screen Protector is quite the mouthful of a name for a product, but it’s easy enough you can do it yourself. The screen protector comes in different sizes for the latest iPhone 12, and in two glass types, Ultra and Tempered. There’s also a privacy version to prevent others from looking at your screen’s content.
- Easy to apply
- Reduces 99% of bacterial growth on screen
- 9H hardness
The Ultra Glass is twice as strong as the Tempered version I’m reviewing, thanks to the double-ion exchange process. It means its impact resistance is more than the Tempered version. Both protectors have a hardness rating of 9H, making it very scratch-resistant. 9H means it pretty much resistant to the hardest of pencil scratches. I tested this with a key and a pen tip, and the protector survived with nary a scratch.There’s also an anti-microbial coating to reduce the growth of bacteria on the display as well.
Installing the screen protector by yourself is easy. Belkin’s created a simple system that makes it easy even if you’ve never done it before. First, clean your phone with the provided microfiber cloth, then use the sticker to get rid of stray dust. Next, put the iPhone in the holder, lift up and remove the glass protector’s cover, then drop it down. Finally, rub out any bubbles. From my experience, the weight of the screen protector is good enough to push out the air bubbles by itself. You’ll end up with a perfectly applied one, easy.
However, if you do leave a speck of dust, it’s quite a pain to redo the application, as the drop-in method only works once. So be very sure to remove all specks of dust with the provided sticker. Once on, you’ll hardly notice the protector. It doesn’t distort the light coming from the display, and the touch experience is as if you’re touching the screen itself.
At S$59, the Belkin ScreenForce Tempered Glass Anti-Microbial Screen Protector may seem expensive, but you’re spared the hassle of installing with its fuss-free solution. There are three versions for the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. It’s available on Shopee, Lazada, and Amazon.sg. Lazada has it at S$34, while Amazon.sg is around S$40.
Note: Review unit provided by Belkin.