1. maverick786us's Avatar
    I recently bought an iPhone XS Max. Yes I always take extra care of my gadgets, so i do have a case and tempered glass protection. But the lens is expose, therefore vulnerable.

    My old iPhone 6S Plus which I am still using, also has a case and tempered glass protection, with lens unprotected. But in case of Max because of extra weight, and bigger size of lens, the chances of vulnerability will increase, So I feel that the lens also needs a protection (I might be wrong).

    Can someone recommend me a good lens protection, which shouldn't affect the photography performance? The ones available in Amazon have 1 star rating, so I am not sure of these.
    12-02-2018 04:52 AM
  2. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Your best protection is going to be a good case. I use the UAG Monarch. The camera lens sets pretty far down into the case so outside of something directly having an impact with the lens, I feel protected.

    Anything you put over that lens is going to degrade your picture quality. Hence the one star ratings.

    It sounds like you use a case so I think you are making the best choice already.
    mogelijk likes this.
    12-02-2018 12:47 PM
  3. maxxiemillian's Avatar
    I would try a liquid glass screen protector. Basically a screen protector in liquid form that you wipe on and it dries
    12-02-2018 04:10 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I would try a liquid glass screen protector. Basically a screen protector in liquid form that you wipe on and it dries
    Do you have any actual experience using a liquid screen protector on a camera lens? It dries clear but it still leaves a film behind. I can see it messing with photo performance.
    kataran and Annie_8plus like this.
    12-02-2018 06:42 PM
  5. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    The camera lens doesn't need protection, if you're talking about scratch protection. It's made of Sapphire Glass. I've never had a camera lens on an iPhone X or later scratch.
    12-03-2018 10:17 AM
  6. mogelijk's Avatar
    I agree with cwbcpa, a case is the best way to protect the camera. As an example, I have an Apple Leather case on my phone, which is a relatively thin case, and it still sits high enough so the camera is recessed and doesn't touch surfaces when the phone is laying on its back.
    12-04-2018 03:01 PM
  7. imwjl's Avatar
    I can't imagine anything but a basic decent case.

    With the experience of IT admin where we have dozens of Apple mobile I'm also not a fan of the super cases. They're mostly fat dirt catching plastic and we still get occasional broken screens. The ugly, feel and dirt factors are hard on me. If someone insists on protection and name brand the too thick and very grippy Speck Presidio or Incipio Octane have been good.

    12-06-2018 08:47 AM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Perhaps another option would be a wallet style case... that would offer a bit more protection for your lens.
    12-06-2018 09:12 AM
  9. strikeIII's Avatar
    I use a dbrand skin on the back of my iPhone and got a matching camera skin. It pretty much protects the outer surface around the lens so when you lay it down it doesn't rest on the glass. It's not true saffire glass and will still scratch at the same level of the screen and back.
    12-08-2018 04:55 PM

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