This is a review for the ARMORZ Stealth HD protector for the iPhone 5. Find out more about how this protector stacks up to the competition after the jump.
The screen protector comes with the protective film and a1 micro-fiber cleaning cloth. The package itself is thin and light, since it doesn’t have anything other than the two things listed. On the outside packaging, it also boasts many features of this screen protector: Ease of installation, Razor – thin, “Unrivaled Protection”, Nano technology. The back describes in detail the scientific evidence behind the protective film.
Once you pull out the tab and open the package, you find the screen protector tucked away in the left part, and the cloth in the same compartment. There are clear instructions on how to apply the screen protector, I suggest that you read them carefully. The 1 and 2 can be misleading since normally we are accustomed to 1 being the “screen” side. That is not the case for this protector, so please read the instructions carefully.
With a hardness of 6H, I found that this screen protector is very solid and reliable after using it for a week. Applying screen protectors has always been my Achilles’ heel, so I was relieved when I realized how forgiving this screen protector is to misapplications. I spent almost an hour applying it over and over (this was due to my own fault, not the screen protector) but surprisingly the screen protector did not lose any adhesiveness, or leave residue. The science behind it is truly astounding because no matter how many times I ripped it off, and reapplied it, it was still as strong and bubble-free as before.
I also love how fingerprint free my phone has become ( it irks me seeing smudges most of the time) and how unnoticeable it is on my device. One small hindrance of using a thicker, more robust screen protector such as this one is the occasional dirt that becomes trapped in the speaker grill and the home button. just blowing into those areas will get rid of the dust most of the time.
As you may have seen, we also recently reviewed the Glas.T from Spigen, which can be considered one of ARMORZ competitors. How do they stack up against the competition? Pretty well I must say.
This screen protector maybe have a less hardness compared to the Glas.T, but the sturdiness and material gives off the reliable feeling. ARMORZ also offers less accessories such as the squeegee, button stickers and ethanol wipe, but also costs less than its competitor. I actually commend ARMORZ for cutting the price down and offering only what is needed for a screen protector, rather than racking up the price and giving bloatware. The packaging for this protector is also more humble and less flashy compared to the Glas.T. The only downside to choosing this is if you were looking for some extra parts like the button stickers, you will be disappointed.
- Great bang for your buck
- repeated installation of the protector leaves no messy residue
- durable and minimalistic on the device
- Misleading numbering of stickers causing misapplication
For such a price, you can protect your screen without spending too much dough on a piece of plastic. I am rating this product a 9/10, deducting a point only because of the confusing numbering of the stickers and instructions.