Top 5 Screen Protectors for the iPhone SE (2020)

Top 5 Screen Protectors for the iPhone SE (2020)

What’s going to be the best screen protector for the iPhone 11 (and most likely the iPhone 12 as well)? I spent $300 dollars on screen protectors to find out which was best in terms of:

1. Installation
2. Fit/Coverage
3. Impact Protection
4. Scratch Resistance

I also figured out the replacement warranties for each product (that was terrible to do).

In this video, we test products from Zagg, Spigen, Otterbox, Whitestone, Belkin, Tech Armor, FLOLAB and JETech and these products are the Top 3. Here’s my Top 3 (I’ve included affiliate links for the products):

1. FLOLAB NanoArmour (I think my code “MRE10” still works at
2. Zagg Glass Elite (
3. Spigen Glas.tR Align Master (

These three products performed the best in my test period. The Zagg Glass Elite is the most expensive product in my Top 3 but also has a replacement program so depending on how long you use your device, that’s worth checking out. The Spigen product is the cheapest in the group but it also had the worst scratch protection of the three so it’s going to crack quicker.

The FLOLAB NanoArmour is priced better than the Zagg and tougher than the Spigen which is why it takes #1 in my testing.

In this video:

0:00 Intro
0:41 Installation
2:04 Fit & Coverage
4:11 Impact Protection
6:41 Scratch Protection
8:28 Final Rankings
10:27 Note About Warranties

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Here’s how the rest of the screen protectors ranked:

4. Otterbox Amplify Glass (
5. Otterbox Alpha Glass (
6. Whitestone Dome Glass (
7. Belkin Invisible Glass Ultra (
8. JETech Tempered Glass
9. Tech Armor Ballistic Glass

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So before we could do anything to the screen protectors, we had to install them all. The easiest to install was the Zagg product because of their double tabbed system and tray. It’s just easier to make adjustments as you’re laying down glass.

I actually found that having an install tray that fit worked much better than all the fancy trays that Otterbox and Belkin used.

The worst product in terms of install is the Whitestone Domeglass. It requires you to add the adhesive yourself which results in a stronger product but is very involved and smells bad. Honestly, tech accessories should be simple to use.


The first I looked at with these screen protectors is the fit and there’s two sides to fit. First you have the overall coverage of the screen protector. Next is the size of the hole for your home button.

Combining the scores for the size of the cutout and overall coverage, the top three screen protectors ended up being the Spigen Glastr Align, FLOLAB NanorArmor and JeTech and Whitestone tying for 3rd. As a side note, both the Spigen and Flolab products have glass that go around the entire home button.

The smallest screen protector belonged to both the Belkin Invisible Glass Ultra and Tech Armor.


The Top 3 products when it came to impact are the Zagg Glass Elite, FLOLAB NanoArmor and Whitestone Dome Glass.

The Belkin Invisble Glass Ultra came dead last. It’s suppose to be corning 2 glass. I say suppose to be because another Corning 2 product, the Amplify, performed much better than the Invisible Glass Ultra.


Zagg – Pay for shipping

Spigen – Fill out a form and pay shipping cost of broken + 50% off replacement

Otterbox – You have to call them

Whitestone – I know they have a program for it, I tried registering my product for it BUT they rejected my product. I’m guessing it’s because I selected Local Store in the list of retail establishments. Apparently products purchased directly from Whitestone, through their website are a little too shady to be used by Whitestone’s warranty program.

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  1. Jerm Inator on January 7, 2021 at 1:59 am

    I just had a Zagg one installed at Best Buy Thursday. Geek Squad installed it. There was separation on the bottom left. So I brought it back last night and they put a new one on, and today I’m having the same separation. I’m a little upset. Apple said the Belkin ones they have are having the same issue with separation around the edges as well. Which is weird because it’s the same one they used on the iPhone 7, and I got one installed on mine and it worked perfectly for the entire duration of me owning the phone. Now I’m not sure what exactly to do and which one to try next.

  2. Johnathan Efird on January 7, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Do you have a link to the screen protector you use?

  3. Gaming 6FeetUnder on January 7, 2021 at 2:02 am

    If you had to choose the Insignia one or the FLO lab one, which would you recomend? Love the dedication in this video..from the dog.

  4. Fernando Scheps Serra on January 7, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Great video, what was your experience with flolab replacement ?

  5. J. Sin. on January 7, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Wouldn’t you want your glass to crack? I mean the whole point is for the glass to spread the force on itself and not to the phone… if it doesn’t crack it means it’s transmitting the force to the actual screen… can you do testing?

  6. Lance Kinny on January 7, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Hi Monty 🙋🏻‍♂️

  7. The saver from evil on January 7, 2021 at 2:05 am

    You are doing a great work

  8. Jacob Medina on January 7, 2021 at 2:06 am

    You have such pretty nails

  9. That guy who left a comment on January 7, 2021 at 2:07 am

    This may be an odd requests but could we get the measurements for those screen protectors? I’m thinking of getting a Toasted wooden skin for the front panel of my phone but I’d also like a screen protector and so I’m trying to find a screen protector that’s good but will still fit with that skin

  10. Stuart Olson on January 7, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Have you tested Maxboost screen protectors? Worked well on my Xs- saved the screen twice. Repurchased for iPhone 12.

  11. Janssen Lee on January 7, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Hey mate, I don’t normally leave comments but thought I would here because you literally saved me from purchasing the Belkin screen protector! Thankfully my local store also sells the InvisibleShield Ultra so I ended up going with that.

    Keep doing what you’re doing. God’s work honestly. Much love from Australia.

  12. multimanfail on January 7, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Damn this video is so objective and ive never seen anyone mention rma policies before, this is amazing and why havent i seen this channel before

  13. shivanj1 on January 7, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Monty is the only reason I watched. 👍👍👍

  14. Adam Gasper on January 7, 2021 at 2:12 am

    I’ve always used Zagg. No issues.

  15. vitaly on January 7, 2021 at 2:12 am

    why is there no rhinoshield 3D?

  16. Juraiprince on January 7, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Man’s best friend? MONTY!!!!!!!! Such a good dog and obviously great companion! 👍🏾🙌🏾

  17. cl2239 on January 7, 2021 at 2:15 am

    i subscribed after watching the camera lens protector and now i’m watching all the videos. THIS is how you youtube. As an addd bonus I love that you don’t talk just to hear your own voice like so many reviewers. Love the chapters too. and monty. just perfect. regarding screen protectors, what about the fact that debris can get stuck in the holes, vs a screen protector that is open at the top?

  18. LindyTN on January 7, 2021 at 2:21 am

    So if you get a less expensive screen protector and it scratches and breaks more easily, is your phone screen also damaged?

  19. Adam Goodale on January 7, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Man I loved this review! I totally had no idea that they varied so much, I’ve always just bought one and slapped it on. Any chance of a iphone 12 pro Max available right after they arrive next week? I’m finally looking at upgrading my iPhone 7 Plus but I’ve always used protectors on the screen and now I’m more concerned about then before.

  20. The Rock on January 7, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Yup. It took me 6 months to get a refund for a product I bought from otter box because of their confusing customer service. Was pretty stressful lol

  21. Thomas Spencer on January 7, 2021 at 2:24 am

    You are a cool human

  22. kobie poole on January 7, 2021 at 2:26 am

    I work at Best Buy and we almost exclusively sell zagg screen protectors, at least in Virginia we will honor their lifetime warranty in store no registration required, just gotta get your receipt from our system and we’ll give you a new one for free

  23. Riley Hance on January 7, 2021 at 2:26 am

    I buy a pack of 4 glass screen protectors on amazon for 10 bucks. when 1 breaks take it off and replace it. glass is glass at the end of the day. dont overpay

  24. Newman on January 7, 2021 at 2:33 am

    6:03 looks like you pressed Bertha 2.0 on an air bubble. Would that cause the Belkin protector to appear so weak?

  25. turbanheart on January 7, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Quick PSA about the FLOLAB NanoArmour that wasn’t mentioned in the review: it has the black border/bezel painted on the glass. I’m not sure how often this happens, but unfortunately for myself and a few other reviews I read on the site, the screen protector borders can cover up part of the visible area of the screen. It’s only about 1mm on each side, but it’s enough to be annoying, especially for the price. I’m going to reach out to their customer service to see if I can get a replacement or if this is just how it’s supposed to be. Either way, a very odd choice by them. You’d think it would be less expensive to just make the whole thing clear?

  26. Jason Capuyan on January 7, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Did you get any halo effect on the edges of the Spigen? Thanks

  27. Joe Smith on January 7, 2021 at 2:36 am

    With Zagg, I registered online, and was able to replace my $50 screen protector for the cost of shipping ($6) each time. One time period it was three times in one month, but they never judged me.

  28. Gaming 6FeetUnder on January 7, 2021 at 2:37 am

    I bought the Flo Lab one based off your video’s science. Can you do a video for the phone cases now?

  29. TBone on January 7, 2021 at 2:38 am

    could u possibly try the dbrand screen protector in future videos?

  30. Elder Cotton on January 7, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Thank you for this review!

  31. PCFilms on January 7, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Wow I’m insanely impressed by this style of video. The in depth testing you’ve done, incredible!

  32. Super Saiyan 3 on January 7, 2021 at 2:42 am

    how is SmartDevil Tempered Glass Screen Protector

  33. Oscar Nova on January 7, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Flolab Samsung screen protector review ?

  34. KINWIN on January 7, 2021 at 2:45 am

    ordered flolab with your code! Thank you sir!!!!

  35. KuliJens on January 7, 2021 at 2:46 am

    This dude is just a blessing to us, the consumers. What an absolute lad.

  36. Rizwan Javed on January 7, 2021 at 2:47 am

    amazing and very informative

  37. Faisal Alshehri on January 7, 2021 at 2:49 am

    What do you recommend for iPhone 12 pro? Zagg – Panzerglass – Spigen?

  38. Oscar Nova on January 7, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Flolab has the best warranty 💯💯

  39. The saver from evil on January 7, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Love from India

  40. Tom Wray on January 7, 2021 at 2:51 am

    This is so detailed and clever keep it up man

  41. Face Man on January 7, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Why didn’t you test a rhino shield protector ?

  42. iLL biLL on January 7, 2021 at 2:51 am

    What’s your opinion on matte screen protectors? Idk if to get a regular or matte screen protector from Flolab.

  43. shaunie81 on January 7, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Flo Lab warranty was super easy. Emailed them on a Sunday, quick response. Sent me a code to order another one.

  44. Ari Nathan on January 7, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Wait so even the strongest screen protector is not as strong as the new ceramic shield on iphone 12?

  45. Kaire Louise on January 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Yes Sir – your code for FloLab still works. Thanks lots! 🌸🌸🌸

  46. Luke Emery on January 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

    which one would you recommend for the apple iphone 12 pro? and have you tested the one you recommended

  47. NiagaraFE on January 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Bought a new iPhone and while I’m waiting for it to get here I was looking for a new screen protector. I have watched multiple of your videos about multiple products, and usually like your information. This video has really made me question your info though. For instance, I have used TechArmor screen protectors for quite a bit. I clearly was surprised to see it perform so poorly in the testing stages, but I notice you didn’t say much about how easy they were to install. That was not as nearly questionable as when you went on and on about warrantee replacements and didn’t mention them once!!??!! What gives there? I have used their replacement system for years and cannot tell you how much I appreciate a company that simply replaced every single one I’ve ever broke on all the phones in my house without any issue at all!!! On my most recent phone I had a string of bad luck drops and after the 3rd time getting a replacement in a semi short time they asked that I pay $4 shipping. That sounds much better than the shipping you quoted from another company!!! Sorry, but these types of oversight are making me question the validity of your feelings for one company over another and have earned a 21st thumbs down. Please keep making the videos, you do a great job of showing factual tests, I will just have to negate your personal feelings when you give them, for now…

  48. psp4gamer on January 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

    I have an slimpeak screen protector, and after 2 packs of 2, they… i think, the problem of not sticking well, they already solve it, again, i just like those screen protectors

  49. Colin on January 7, 2021 at 2:55 am

    I really loved iCarez screen protectors from Amazon. They cover the entire screen, even with the curved edges, and are very cheap. Not sure how they compare in durability to others, but for $10 for 2, I don’t really care.

  50. Jordan Freestone on January 7, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Have you tested the mous screen protectors?