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Does the iPhone X need a screen protector?

If you're lucky enough to own a iPhone X, you're probably enjoying the biggest iPhone's screen Apple has ever made. Apple has also point out that the iPhone X screen uses a new technology for iPhones, OLED, instead of the LCD screens that other iPhones use. And the glass sandwich design makes it a pleasure to hold. 

But how tough the iPhone X is? Apple used stainless steel to keep the body durable, however, the glass between your fingers and the display is at risk to shatter and get scratched. The glass used on both sides of the iPhone X may resist scratches from materials such as standard keys and coins and even survives without a mark when attacked with a razor blade, as this video claims. So we can say the iPhone X is a very robust phone. 

But here's a reality check. There are situations when your iPhone X will be faced with more challenges, like drops from different heights. And you only need one moment to ruin your iPhone X. 

What's the role of a glass screen protector? As the name implies, it is to absorb the shock of a impact and eventually shatter while keeping the screen intact. And it does that without adding the bulkiness of a case or bumper. In top of that, the best glass screen protectors are made of tempered glass with a 9H grading on the Mohl scale. Tempered glass is about four times stronger than "ordinary," or annealed, glass. And unlike annealed glass, which can shatter into jagged shards when broken,tempered glass fractures into small, relatively harmless pieces. Besides the hardness of the tempered glass, the glass screen protectors have different layers that add it's functionality, such a oleophobic layer that  provides a certain amount of finger smudge resistance.

Using a tempered glass screen protector means essentially adding a harder screen layer on top of your iPhone X screen. And most of all is that the protector is inexpensive relatively to the screen. 

So, does the iPhone X need a screen protector?

Maybe it doesn't. But are you willing to take the risks of not using one?

 

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