So you gave in and bought yourself the brand new iPhone SE (2nd generation)? Maybe you read our article comparing the iPhone SE vs iPhone XR and decided to go with the SE (as we suggested). Either way, now that your brand new iPhone is on the way (or maybe even in your hands), it’s time to make sure that it remains as perfect looking as it does when its brand new, and one crucial element for that is a screen guard (or scratch guard). So without further ado, here are the 7 best iPhone SE 2020 screen protectors you can buy.
1. Spigen Tempered Glass with Installation Kit
Spigen is one of the best brands when it comes to buying things like phone cases and screen guards, and the iPhone SE 2020 is no different. Spigen’s tempered glass offering is rated at 9H hardness so your iPhone’s display will remain safe from scratches. It also comes with an oleophobic coating to prevent those finger smudges that appear so often on screens.
This pack of two tempered glass screen guards comes with an installation kit that will help you align the screen guard perfectly on your phone — that’s one of the biggest challenges in installing screen protectors on your own, and Spigen has solved it, so that’s great.
Buy from Amazon ($11.99)
2. JETech Screen Protector for iPhone SE (iPhone 9)
Want a tempered glass on your iPhone SE 2020 but don’t want to spend close to $13 on Spigen’s offering? Well, JETech is here for the rescue. This iPhone SE tempered glass comes with the same 9H hardness that you would expect, and it’s extremely thin at just 0.33mm, which means touch response will be just as great as it was without the screen guard. Also, just like the Spigen tempered glass, this too comes with an installation kit so you can easily align it on your iPhone SE 2.
This screen protector also comes with an oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprints and smudges, and it’s a pack of 2, so you can easily replace your screen protector with the second one whenever you want to.
Buy from Amazon ($7.99)
3. iCarez Anti Glare Screen Guard
Personally, I like having matte finish screen guards on my phones a lot, and if you’re in the same boat as I am, you should check out this anti-glare screen guard for iPhone SE. This one isn’t a tempered glass, so obviously it doesn’t have the same 9H hardness level, but it’s extremely thin and it’s perfect to protect your phone screen from scratches. Moreover, since the screen guard comes with a matte-finish, you won’t be annoyed by glare.
The iCarez screen guard comes with anti-bacterial coating and oleophobic coating. Plus, you get 3 of these screen guards for just about $8.
Buy from Amazon ($7.95)
4. Teasea Privacy Screen Guard
Have you ever traveled by the subway and had that weird guy around you who keeps looking into your phone? Yeah, that’s annoying right? If you relate to this issue, a privacy screen guard might be just what you’re looking for. With this screen guard, you will be able to see the screen easily, but anyone looking at the screen from the sides will not be able to see what’s going on, allowing you to fearlessly use your phone anywhere without worrying about someone taking a sneak-peek at your screen.
Plus, it’s a tempered glass so it can protect your display from objects up to 9H in hardness — that’s basically an “if you scratch it with a knife” sort of situation. The screen protector comes in a pack of two, and has an oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprints and smudges.
Buy from Amazon ($9.99)
5. ESR Tempered Glass
Another tempered glass option you should check out is this one from ESR. This tempered glass comes with a full cleaning and installation kit so you can easily install the screen guard on your iPhone SE without worrying about air-bubbles and dust. The tempered glass has a 9H hardness rating, and can withstand a force of up to 5kg, which is pretty cool.
Also, ESR has designed the screen guard specifically to be slightly smaller than the face of the phone in order to prevent it from peeling off the edges. Believe me this is something that happens with screen guards and protectors a lot so this is a good thing. The tempered glass comes in a pack of two, so if you break the tempered glass, you can quickly replace it with the second one.
Buy from Amazon ($10.99)
6. Olixar iPhone SE 2020 Full Screen Protector
Most screen protectors are completely transparent, but if you’re looking for a screen protector that comes with a black coloured forehead and chin, this Olixar screen guard is perfect. The tempered glass is rated at 9H hardness, but is only 0.33mm thick which means you get perfect brightness and touch response. Olixar also offers a 2 year warranty on the screen protector.
Pro-tip: Buy the Red iPhone SE, and use this screen guard to make it a red and black phone which just looks infinitely better than Apple’s red and white combo.
Buy from Amazon ($14.99)
Also worth considering is the Supershieldz screen protector for the iPhone SE (which is also compatible with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, by the way). The tempered glass comes with 9H hardness rating, and 99.9% clarity to ensure your screen looks just as bright as it did without the screen guard. Supershieldz’s tempered glass uses a 2.5D curved glass design to make it more comfortable to use, and it’s backed by a lifetime warranty, which is just icing on the cake.
Buy from Amazon ($5.99)
Protect Your iPhone SE Display with These Screen Protectors
That sums up our list of the best screen protectors for the 2nd generation iPhone SE. While you may be tempted to use your phone without a screen guard, I would recommend that you buy a screen protector for your iPhone because those screen replacements cost a lot. Also, while you’re at it, you should completely protect your smartphone by getting a case for it as well. If you’re looking for options, I would suggest you go ahead and check out our list of the best iPhone SE 2020 cases and covers.