If you happen to be into the anti-fingerprint/anti-glare variety of screen protectors for mobile devices (as I am), then you might be interested in what Armorz has to offer. Priced at $10.95 for a 1-pack (Amazon) comes their, simply named, anti-fingerprint protective film for the iPhone 5.
Obviously, this particular screen shield has a matte finish, giving your device’s display a reduced-glare feel, making things a bit easier to see under many different lighting conditions. Another benefit of this is that it greatly reduces the amount of fingerprints and scratches that you would normally see.
Compared to many screen protectors like this, the Armorz version is a bit more durable, being less prone to scratches, thanks to its “nano scratch resistant hard coat.”
I really liked how the screen protector is perfectly cut to fit the entire glass area of your iPhone 5’s screen. While this makes installing it a little more difficult, the results look fantastic. I just so happened to have been able to install it absolutely beautifully on the very first try. As with any screen protector installation, you’ll want to make sure that the display is as clean as possible, so it’s greatly recommended to have some scotch tape nearby. This is so that you can take any remaining bits of debris or dust up and off of the screen before the installation occurs. Should there be any bubbles under the film, you can use a few pieces of tape to lift it up, and grab the piece of debris that still might be there.
One thing that Armorz advertises is that this particular film won’t decrease the display quality. However, I found that this isn’t true. As with any anti-fingerprint/anti-glare screen protector, your screen quality will be decreased, and you will notice some graininess. Compared to many anti-glare/anti-fingerprint films that I’ve used in the past, this one doesn’t reduce display quality too much, but it is still decreased. Those who are used to these types of films are used to this, and will welcome the increased display quality. However, if you’re new to these films, it will take a while to get adjusted to.
All told, the Armorz anti-fingerprint screen protector does a great job at doing what it’s supposed to, which is to provide you with an anti-fingerprint and anti-glare screen protection solution. Their claim that it doesn’t reduce the display quality doesn’t seem to hold up to reality, unfortunately. But, fortunately, the rest of the film makes up for it.
Typically, I would knock a product like this for being over $10. However, this is one of the rare instances where I would actually be alright with the asking price of $10.95. For a more better value, I recommend getting the 2-pack for just $4 more.