With the rising popularity of phablet-sized smartphones, protective screens are less of a luxury and more of a first line of defense. Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Max — with its 6.5-inch, 2688 × 1242-resolution OLED screen — is among the largest of iPhones, so you don’t want to leave it vulnerable to drops, bumps, and damaging impacts.
Though the iPhone has scratch-resistant glass with an oleophobic coating, a second layer of protection can’t hurt. Some screens add “anti-theft” features that limit visibility for third parties, while most feature the 9H hardness rating, a basic scratch test using the hardest lead pencil point (9H) against the glass. Any substance harder than your screen will cause scratches to appear on your smartphone glass.
The thickness and hardness of glass screen protectors are designed to absorb the impact. If a drop damages your screen protector, simply remove it from your undamaged phone and replace it with a new screen. Glass screen protectors are especially effective because their appearance is similar to your phone’s original screen, allowing for vibrant colors and optical clarity. Here are a few good ones currently available.
Zagg InvisibleShield Glass+ Screen Protector
It may be a bit pricey compared to other glass protectors in its class, but Zagg’s InvisibleShield Glass+ Screen Protector offers a lot of protective tech for your iPhone and you. In addition to offering a precise, case-friendly fit for large screens, the Zagg surface has a smooth feel for easy navigation of all iPhone features. It has a specifically engineered tempered glass resists impact, scratches, and smudging. An oil-resistant screen keeps your phone clean to enhance viewing clarity. The glass screen is coupled with a VisionGuard blue light filter alongside bacteria-fighting properties for permanent antimicrobial treatment. The company says the antimicrobial technology — embedded in the glass — kills nearly 100% of surface bacteria. The protective Eyesafe layer filters harmful high-energy visible (HEV) light from your phone’s screen to protect your eyes.
Amuoc Tempered Glass Film for Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
The Amuoc’s three-pack of laser-cut 2.5-D rounded edge 9H tempered glass protective covers provides the ultimate protection for your giant iPhone’s screen. It’s comfortable to use and easy to apply. The high-transparency cover offers high-definition clear viewing while the hydrophobic, oleophobic coating repels sweat, skin oils, and fingerprints. The glass covering is scratch resistant and shatterproof to shield your screen from scratches and drops. It comes with an installation frame to assist with application.
Supershieldz for Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Supershieldz for the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is an anti-spy, tempered glass screen protector. Made from high-quality, privacy tempered glass, your screen is visible only to the viewer directly in front of it. Anti-scratch and bubble-free, Supershieldz carries a 9H hardness rating while maintaining the phone’s inherent touch experience. Its 2.5-D rounded edge glass is comfortable in the hand, while its own hydrophobic and oleophobic coating acts to reduce sweat and fingerprints. The package includes two screen protectors.
JETech Screen Protector
Made of high quality, 0.33mm thick, premium tempered glass with rounded edges, the JETech screen protector is transparent, highly responsive to touch, and resists scratches up to 9H hardness. It leaves the iPhone’s glass dust-free, fingerprint-free, and bubble-free and easily installs with a single push.
Tempered Glass Screen Protector For iPhone 11 Pro Max
This glass film screen protector offers reinforced technology and the 9H measure that protects your iPhone from unwanted scuffs and scratches from keys, coins, and other sharp or abrasive objects in your pocket. It provides 99% HD transparency with a smooth surface to preserve bright and clear image quality. Installation is easy because the protector self-expels air bubbles while automatically bonding with the screen. Coated with hydrophobic and oleophobic clear layers on the glass, it also protects against oil residue from fingerprints over the long-term.
Manto Screen Protector for iPhone 11 Pro Max
The Manto screen protector is like a second skin for Apple’s giant OLED display iPhone. It protects the screen in daily use and reduces the risk of damage or expensive screen replacement. Though, it is slightly smaller than the actual screen on your device. We like the trimmed-down profile since it ensures a good fit and compatibility with most phone cases. Reinforced, tempered glass and a high-density surface protect your phone from drops and scratches. This protector also has an enhanced oleophobic coating to avoid fingerprints and dirt. The glass has a coating of anti-blue-light film, which protects your eyes by reducing your phone screen’s harmful light. The Manto protector comes with an installation assistant frame to help you finish the job perfectly in just a few minutes.
amFilm Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 11 Pro Max
Specifically designed for iPhone 11 Pro Max, this protective screen is 0.3mm to maximize sensitivity and durability. With an ultra-clear, high definition surface and 99.9% transparency, the glass shield promotes an optimal, natural viewing experience. No double taps necessary here: The screen cover offers full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity. Its materials are also is scratch resistant with a surface hardness of 9H. Plus, an oleophobic topcoat helps reduce fingerprints. amFilm’s package includes three glass screen protectors, an installation tray, wet wipes, and dust removal stickers.
Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector
This iPhone 11 Pro Max Screen Protector uses tempered glass with a durability rating of 9H hardness. This option includes an auto-alignment installation kit, making it easy to apply. The protector is compatible with all Spigen iPhone cases, so it’s an excellent solution if you have your sights on a Spigen cover. Like other options on our list, an oleophobic coating prevents the accumulation of unsightly fingerprints. Spigen’s tempered glass screen protectors come two to a pack.
The bulkiest, bounciest case on the market won’t help protect your iPhone 11 Pro Max if it dives to the concrete (or another hard surface). Whatever type of case you choose, a durable screen protector that’s dirt, dent, scratch, and fingerprint resistant is a must.
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