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Best iPhone 13 mini Screen Protectors: ESR, Spigen, Caseology, and more

By Aryan Suren November 24, 2021, 8:00 am
iPhone 13 mini in Black

With the holiday season right around the corner, if you've got someone from your family a brand new iPhone 13 mini and now want to help them protect it with accessories, this article lists the best screen protectors options available for purchase in the online marketplace.

We've covered protectors that come with installation tools and surface finishes that can help reduce reflections or even add privacy.

Note: Pocketnow also has a guide for the best MagSafe or traditional cases for iPhone 13 mini, so make sure to give those a look too.

ESR Tempered Glass

ESR tempered glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: ESR

The ESR Tempered Glass is a value-for-money screen protector for iPhone 13 mini as it retails in a three-pack, with a tool to ease the installation process. It uses an all-screen design, unlike most protectors, on this list leaving only a small cutout for the speaker grille. The OEM of this product claims that it has the ability to withstand up to 11 pounds of force, although we still believe it'd have a tough time against a sharp rock. Nevertheless, it's one of the best deals available and should also be compatible with most cases.


ESR Tempered Glass

ESR Tempered Glass is the accessory to get to ensure the value-for-money proposition.

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+

ZAGG tempered glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: ZAGG

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass Plus is an accessory that promises shatter protection while providing an oil-resistant layer that will ensure your iPhone 13 mini always remains clear and smooth to use. All properties that anyone would look for in a product they are applying on their phone's screen. An application kit is there in the retail packaging to help with a perfect installation.

ZAGG claims this is made possible by its Ion Matrix Technology and even backs the product with a limited lifetime warranty, though to be able to claim it, your product should feature the ZAGG Seal for Online Marketplace.

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+

ZAGG Invisible Shield Glass+ will provide buyers with a smooth feeling tempered glass and shatter protection backed by a lifetime warranty.

ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Clear Film

ArmorSuit Film Protector for iPhone 13 mini Source: ArmorSuit

ArmorSuit's Military Shield Clear Film is the accessory to get if you're already using a case with raised that you worry will obstruct a tempered glass screen protector or if you need a layer of protection that doesn't increase the weight of your phone.

The OEM claims the accessory has been cut using a precise laser and even uses an optically clear material to ensure the best visibility of content. It also includes contents that will prevent it from yellowing and help self-repair tiny indents caused by nails or small particles.

Its retail package comes with a liquid, a squeegee, and a microfiber cloth, all part of an installation kit. ArmorSuit also offers a lifetime replacement program if you purchase the accessory from its official Amazon seller.

ArmorSuit Military Shield Clear Film

ArmorSuit Military Shield Clear Film will protect your iPhone with a thin plastic film that features self-repair technology and is optically clear.

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass Elite Anti-Glare

ZAGG Anti-glare tempered glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: ZAGG

The ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass Elite Anti-Glare features a coating that will help reduce reflections formed on the screen of your iPhone 13 mini, thus, helping in improving visibility when outside. A bonus of this is also the reduction in the number of smudge marks left behind by fingers. But keep in mind, it does have the drawback which results in a grainer look on your display. Apart from this, the accessory remains fairly similar to the InvisibleShield protector listed earlier in this article.

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass Elite Anti-Glare

ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass Elite Anti-Glare is perfect for users who work in bright environments and would like to reduce the reflections on their screens.

Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit - Privacy

spigen privacy tempered glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: Spigen

The Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit - Privacy is an accessory you might want to apply on your iPhone if you don't appreciate people looking into your phone. Its design makes it so that only those looking straight towards the phone can see what's on display, although there is a slight margin for error in certain angles.

While advantageous to keep your sanity, this accessory does have a drawback. As it reduces the maximum brightness of your screen and even adds some grain.

Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit - Privacy

Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit - Privacy features a layer that will prevent others from peeking into your device from some angles.

OtterBox Value Glass

OtterBox tempered glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: OtterBox

OtterBox Value Glass for iPhone 13 mini is a screen protector whose design will work best with cases from the OEM itself. It features an anti-scratch layer that will ensure your phone's display underneath remains pristine. It also has another smudge-resistant layer that will keep those pesky finger oils from affecting the clarity of your screen immediately. If you're worried about getting the perfect install, don't worry as it ships with an installation kit.

OtterBox Value Glass

OtterBox Value Glass for iPhone is the screen to protector to get for perfect compatibility with OtterBox cases.

Caseology Snap Fit

Caseology Tempered Glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: Caseology

The Caseology Snap Fit for iPhone 13 mini is an accessory that claims compatibility with most case options available on the market and should be your choice if you already have your phone clad in something. The OEM also has a claim that it has been able to replicate how an iPhone's screen feels and tries to help with a perfect installation through a brace present in the retail packaging.

You can purchase it in a two-pack that also includes installation tools, like a microfiber cloth, a squeegee for air bubbles, and dust removal stickers.

Caseology Snap Fit

Caseology Snap Fit features an ultra-clear tempered glass with oleophobic coating mimicking the iPhone's natural feel.

NOMAD Screen Protector

NOMAD tempered glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: NOMAD

The NOMAD Screen Protector features an all-screen design like the earlier listed ESR Tempered Glass and is the protector to get if you're already rocking accessories like NOMAD's Modern Leather or Sport Case, which have been featured in our MagSafe Case compilation for iPhone 13 mini.

The accessory uses a Japanese-made tempered glass that guarantees edge-to-edge protection and claims to replicate perfect touch sensitivity. Its retail packaging ships with cleaning and alignment tools which will also make your application process easier.

NOMAD Screen Protector

NOMAD Screen Protector for iPhone features Japanese-made tempered glass engineered to fit precisely on your device and provide edge-to-edge protection.

Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit

Spigen Tempered Glass for iPhone 13 mini Source: Spigen

The Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit is a product that has a rating of 9H hardness with a design that makes it compatible with every Spigen Case for iPhone 13 mini. The product is sold with two pieces, meaning, if you have a poor first installation or break one during use, you have a backup ready. Although, the former of the two should be a rare case due to the included alignment tool.

Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit

Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit is the protector to get to ensure maximum compatibility with Spigen-manufactured cases.


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