An average plastic screen protector that doesn’t hold up too well against day-to-day usage
Today we’re going to review the invisible shield HDX. This is a plastic screen protector for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and it claims to have 3x times the shatter protection and can repair itself. Does it live up to Zagg’s claims? Mostly.
The biggest thing that we like is the warranty on the product but its not free as you still need to pay a minimal amount to get the replacement. Other than that, we’re not too fond of the HDX’s scratch protection and the viewability of the iPhone through the screen protector despite being marketed with “HD Clarity”.
Based on our time with this screen protector, we gave it a score of 3.6 Eh’s out of 5.
| Compare With other |
|Zagg InvisibleShield HDX|
(out of 5)
|Top Buy Buttons|
- Screen protector will repair itself (from minor scratches)
- Installation is fairly easy
- Great warranty
- Diffusion of iPhone's touchscreen
- Doesn't cover the iPhones touchscreen 100%
|Potential Problems||Potential Problems:|
- Deeper scratches will not heal
- Easier to install than most screen protectors
- Doesn't cover the whole iPhone screen! Seriously...
|Build Quality||Build Quality (3/5):|
- Very thin
- Scratches easily
- Healed up scratches will leave marks on the screen protector
|Scratch Protection||Scratch Resistance (1/5):|
- Scratches really easily
- Scratch healing seems to depend on the depth of the scratch
|Impact Protection||Impact Protection (5/5):|
- Will definitely improve the survivability of your iPhone's touchscreen
- Our iPhone screen broke at 30 inches when compared to the 18 without a screen protector
|Viewability||iPhone Functionality (3/5):|
- No additional glare
- iPhone's touchscreen is diffused
- Clarity is reduced due to the diffusion
|Screen Sensitivity||Screen Functionality (5/5):|
- Doesn't get in the way of accessing your iPhone's touchscreen
|Bottom Buy Buttons|
Design – One of the easiest screen protectors to install
In terms of design. installing your HDX is going to be pretty simple. The instructions for the installation are quite clear and the double tabbed installation sticker works fairly well but despite that, we couldn’t get screen protector on perfectly and as a result parts of our iPhone’s touchscreen wasn’t fully covered/protected.
In terms of build quality, one of the neat features is that the screen protector can repair itself. From our experience, the HDX will repair itself from light scratching but deeper scratches with a knife or some of the sandpaper scratches will be permanent. With that being said, we went out of our way to see how well the self healing HDX worked. Any normal usage from keys and whatever else you have in your pockets should be ok.
Protection – Will definitely protect your iPhone’s touchscreen
The HDX will protect your iPhone’s touchscreen quite well. The claim that it is 3x shatterproof and we’re not able to confirm that but we do know that it will definitely provide more protection than your naked iPhone touchscreen. In our drop test setup, we know that the iPhone 6 Plus’s touchscreen will break with a 200g ball bearing from 18 inches. The HDX protected the iPhone’s touchscreen from a height of 24 inches but broke at 36 inches. We took the screen protector to its limit on our drop video in Facebook.
Functionality – Its not as clear as Zagg makes it out to be
We’re not too fond of the viewability of the iPhone through the screen protector. Glare isn’t really an issue but it does diffuse the iPhone’s touchscreen a bit and the clarity is reduced, especially after it goes through a couple of healing cycles. After you scratch it, the surface heals up but this mark shows up at the bottom of the protector which may be annoying for some.
In terms of your iPhone’s touchscreen sensitivity, the screen protector itself is thin so you’ll be able to get to everything on your iPhone without any hassle.
Now the last thing is the warranty on the HDX which by itself is one of the best reasons to get this case. If you get an Invisishield and something happens to it, they’ll replace it for as long as you own the device. All you have to do is make sure after you receive your replacement product that you send the old one back or else they charge you.
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