Review: Urban Armor Gear Tempered Glass Shield for the iPhone 6/6s Plus

Review: Urban Armor Gear Tempered Glass Shield for the iPhone 6/6s Plus

If you’ve put out the big bucks for an iPhone 6/6s Plus, you don’t want to take any chances with possibly dropping it and cracking, or scratching the screen. Enter the Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Tempered Glass Shield for the iPhone 6/6s Plus.

Review: Urban Armor Gear Tempered Glass Shield for the iPhone 6/6s Plus

Overview

The Urban Armor Gear (UAG) Tempered Glass Shield for the iPhone 6/6s Plus is a thin piece of flexible tempered glass that applies directly to the screen of your iPhone, offering durable protection from scratches, while also offering fingerprint resistance, and blue light eye protection.

Installation of the UAG shield is simple, and while you’ll want to take care when applying it to your iPhone, it should only take you a few minutes to properly install the shield. Installation consists of using the supplied lint free cloth to clean your iPhone’s screen, making sure to remove all of the oils, fingerprints, and dust it has collected. Then, to make sure there is not remaining dust or lint, UAG also furnishes a sheets of tacky paper, which your dab all over the screen’s surface to pick up any stray pieces of lint and such.

Now it is time to install the UAG glass shield. simply peel off the film from one side of the shield, and while holding the shield by its edges so not to smudge the screen,  carefully line up the shield with the screen, Home Button, earpiece and front-facing camera of the device. Gently lay the shield on the face of the iPhone, and watch as it adheres itself to your iPhone. (It should be noted, due to the curved edges of the iPhone, the UAG shield is designed to only just cover the width of the actual display. So take time to properly line the shield up to properly cover the display.)

While the included cloth can be used to gently press on the screen in order to work any air bubbles out from between the screen and the shield, I found I didn’t need to do this, as the shield automatically adhered itself to the device with nor visible bubbles. One week later, the shield is still in place, with no bubbles. ( I installed two shields, one on my iPhone, and one on my wife’s device. Both still look great.)

I’ve found the UAG Tempered Glass Shield to be an excellent addition to my iPhone, offering glare protection, and the screen does seem a bit easier on my eyes during the day, due to the shield’s claimed blue light UV protection. (With no visible change in the ways the colors are displayed.)

I’ve also noticed my screen doesn’t need as much wiping as it used to, as fingerprints and face oils don’t seem to build up as much as they did in the past.

One drawback for some users is the UAG logo in the upper left hand corner of the display. Users who prefer a pristine iPhone, with no logos might be bummed a bit about this. It didn’t bother me, but it does bug my child bride a little, but not enough to be a deal breaker.

Verdict

The UAG Tempered Glass Shield is an excellent option for anyone who wants to protect their investment in their iPhone 6/6s Plus, and keep the screen scratch free. The added benefit of anti-glare, and blue light protection only adds to the value of the screen protector.

I do wish the shield was a little wider, and if you don’t use a case, the lack of edge-to-edge coverage is noticeable, if understandable. However, if you’re like me, you likely use a case to protect the rest of your iPhone, and this makes it a bit less noticeable. (I’ve been using the UAG Trooper case, more about that in a review, coming soon.)

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Price: $39.95 – Available at the Urban Armor Gear website. Also available for $32.42 at Amazon.com.

Pros:

  • Easy installation
  • Protects display from scratches
  • Cuts down on amount of blue light your eyes are exposed to

Cons:

  • I wish it covered more of the face
  • The UAG logo in the upper left hand corner of the shield could bug some users

Disclosure: I received this item at no cost for my review. I have not been compensated for the review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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