The Best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Screen Protectors

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 19 Sep 2018

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Pre-ordered the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max? Or plan on getting your hands on either of them during launch day? Well, to go along with the device, you must also purchase a screen protector to protect the beautiful OLED panels. This is because irrespective of what Apple says, the iPhone XS and XS Max screen are susceptible to scratches. 

Apple does claim the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max use an even more durable glass than the iPhone X. However, the company made similar claims with the iPhone X last year and that did not stop its screen from picking up scratches. In fact, if anything, most people found out the hard way that their iPhone X display was prone to picking up scratches easily than previous iPhones.

Nonetheless, if you are not already, you should consider buying a screen protector for your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. You definitely don’t want their beautiful cover glass to be scratched up in just a few weeks. To help make this decision easier, we have collated a list of the best screen protectors for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Screen Protectors

Before you go through the list below, there are two things you need to know. First, I have organized the below list from the cheapest to the most expensive screen protectors that you can find for the iPhone XS series. This is in no way indicative of their quality though. Secondly, save yourself the trouble and avoid using a plastic screen protector as it would simply ruin the experience of the OLED displays of the new iPhones.

Also, remember that all the screen protectors below will not offer edge-to-edge protection due to the iPhone XS series coming with a curved cover glass.

Totallee Screen Protector

Totalle iPhone XS Screen Protector

Totallee offers a fuss-free tempered screen protector for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It does not oversell its tempered screen protectors with marketing jargon and offers a 2-year warranty which is a testament to its quality. There’s also a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the screen protector.

Buy NowiPhone XS ($19) | iPhone XS Max ($19)

Spigen Nano Liquid

Spigen Nano Liquid

If like me, you are not fond of screen protectors since they take away from the experience of enjoying the beautiful display, you might want to give Spigen’s Nano Liquid a try. This is not a screen protector per se. It simply adds an invisible layer of nano-hydrophobic coating to your iPhone XS or XS Max’s display to help improve its durability.

While the Spigen Nano liquid is good enough to protect the iPhone XS display from minor scratches and scuffs, do not expect it to offer any kind of protection against dings and drops.

Buy NowiPhone XS and XS Max ($24.99)


Spigen makes among the best screen protectors for the iPhones, and it is no different for the iPhone XS. The company’s screen protector has a 9H hardness and features an oleophobic coating on top to repel fingerprinters. It is also compatible with the variety of cases that Spigen sells.


Buy NowiPhone XS ($30) | iPhone XS Max ($30)

Case-Mate Glass Screen Protector

iPhone XS Screen Protector

Made from tempered glass, Case-Mate claims this screen protector offers 2x shatter protection and comes with anti-fingerprint coating to repel fingerprints. Case-Mate is also offering lifetime warranty on the screen protector, though this is for manufacturing defects and not for the screen protector itself breaking.

Buy NowiPhone XS (Pack of 2 – $35) | iPhone XS Max ($30)

Belin ScreenForce TemperedCurve Screen Protector

Belkin iPhone XS Screen Protector

If you really want a curved edge-to-edge screen protector for your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, Belkin has you covered. The ScreenForce tempered screen protector from the company offers edge-to-edge protection, something that is very rare among iPhone XS screen protectors. Belkin says it has manufactured the tempered glass from premium Japanese glass and tested it extensively to ensure the sharpness, brightness, and clarity of the display are not affected in any way.

To ensure the screen protector can be easily applied, Belkin also bundles an easy align tray in the package. And then it also has a lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defects.

Buy NowiPhone XS ($44.99)

An iPhone XS Max compatible variant of the screen protector is not yet listed for sale.

Which screen protector do you prefer to use on your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max? Or you prefer to use your phone naked? Drop a comment and let us know!