The Bodyguardz Screenguardz Pure + The Crown is available for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6. I know I recently reviewed a great full coverage screen protector, but, in my experience, you can never have enough protection. Fortunately, Bodyguardz had sent me a review sample of their screen protector while I was on a recent camping trip because on that trip, I dropped my phone, and the Kyasi protector did it’s job admirably. My iPhone screen would have been cracked or at least permanently scratched, but the Kyasi took the damage instead.
The first major difference I noticed when opening the Screenguardz Pure is that the tempered glass screen protector and the aluminum rim are actually two separate pieces. This worried me a lot because I’m not very good at aligning screen protectors, and I thought for sure I was going to screw up installation.
Bodyguardz was one step ahead of me though. The second thing I noticed is something I’ve never seen in a screen protector that is just amazing–the plastic insert in the box is actually a guide! After cleaning your phone, you peel the backing off of the glass protector, set the guide over your phone. The guide is perfectly shaped for your specific device so the alignment is perfect. You then peel off the backing on the outside, push down, and lift the guide. The result is a perfectly placed screen protector.
After peeling off its backing, the aluminum frame then easily fits right around the glass screen protector. The Kyasi’s metal lip does not have any adhesive backing; however, I never noticed a problem with the edge lifting on the Kyasi, so time will tell if this is a big difference or not.
Despite my worries about the Bodyguardz being in two pieces, it looks great now that it’s on my phone. I don’t know yet if this will make a difference performance-wise, but after installation, I don’t even notice that it is not seamless. And if it saves my phone from another clumsy drop like the Kyasi did, I’ll be a happy camper.
Bodyguardz also provides an Advantage Program for the Screenguardz Pure. When you register your screen protector, they will provide replacements for life as long as you send back your damaged screen protector AFTER receiving a replacement. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal. With the great look and feel of the Screenguardz Pure and Crown coupled with their replacement policy, it’s no wonder that it won an iPhone Life Best of Show award at CES 2015.
Note: I received a free review sample but all thoughts and opinions above are my own.