Does the Apple iPhone SE 3 need a screen protector?

The iPhone SE 3 has tougher glass on the front and back, the same used on the back of the iPhone 13, so is a screen protector necessary?

the iPhone SE 3 is Apple’s latest budget phone with nice updates, but does it still need a screen protector? Nobody wants a brand new device to get scratched or, even worse, a cracked screen. While some smartphones are durable enough to be used safely without additional protection, others are not.

Apple has given the iPhone 12 and 13 a new type of super-tough, scratch-resistant glass on the display called Ceramic Shield, while the back uses an unidentified glass that also seems quite durable. Over the years, Apple has worked with Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, to formulate its own custom blends that tend to be slightly better, at least according to Apple. Ceramic Shield is the first iPhone glass to be given a name, which makes it somewhat special.


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Apple has extended flagship-level protection to its lowest-priced iPhone SE 3, giving it stronger glass front and back. Apple claims it’s the strongest of all smartphones and matches the glass used on the back of the iPhone 13. That means it’s more likely to withstand drops and impacts without cracking. The iPhone SE 2022 glass can still be scratched, and silica, which is a component of sand, silt, and rock, can mark and etch the glass. This means paying attention to where an iPhone SE 3 is stored and placed so that it doesn’t get scratched like any other smartphone. The super tough glass helps prevent cracking but doesn’t offer much protection against scratches, which makes applying a screen protector the easiest and best solution.

How durable is the iPhone SE 3?

iPhone SE 3

There are different measures of durability, with dust and water resistance being just as important as glass strength. With an IP67 rating, the third-generation iPhone SE keeps dust out and is safe to use in the rain. In fact, an iPhone SE 3 should be able to survive being completely submerged in one meter of water for half an hour. It’s not as water resistant as an iPhone 13 which can get over 18 feet deep, but the idea isn’t to go swimming with either iPhone. The IP rating simply means that a splash of water or brief immersion should not cause any problems.

Ultimately, only smartphones specifically designed to withstand heavy drops, dives in water, or a sandy environment should be subjected to these challenges. Apple’s third-generation iPhone SE is a nice, reasonably durable phone at a great price. A screen protector and case are inexpensive ways to ensure iPhone SE 3 remains in good condition for many years to come.

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Source: Apple

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