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Diamond Dog screen protector for Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Affordable, clear, and easy to install

While today's modern glass displays are designed to handle more abuse than in the past, they can still scratch or break so the first thing I do with a new phone is to install a screen protector. Diamond Dog has very affordable protectors that also feel wonderful under your finger.
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Diamond Dog screen protector for the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Diamond Dog makes screen protectors for all four new iPhone 12 models and select Samsung smartphones. The screen protectors are built with DiamondClad technology, a diamond-like carbon coating.

The screen protector for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is regularly priced at $29.99, which is a great price. However, the protector is currently on sale for just $19.99 so if you don't yet have a screen protector on your new iPhone then I highly encourage you to order one now.

See also: iPhone 12 Pro Max - Apple's best phone gets better the more you use it

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Retail package contents

Diamond Dog provides everything you need in the retail package, including a handy alignment frame, alcohol wipe, microfiber cloth, and dust removal sticker.

The iPhone 12 series of phones all have flat displays, which makes installing screen protectors a piece of cake. The alignment frame ensures a perfect fit too.

The screen protector repels water, reduces fingerprints, and maintains touch sensitivity of your iPhone.

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Easy installation alignment tray

The alignment tray has the word Top for the top of your iPhone to help you make sure you align things perfectly.

Simply snap the frame onto your iPhone, clean the display with the alcohol wipe, dry and buff with the microfiber cloth, and then place the protector down onto the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

See also: iPhone 12 Pro Max - Apple's best phone gets better the more you use it

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The sensor block is covered by the protector

Unlike most iPhone 12 screen protectors that have a cutout for the large iPhone sensor notch, Diamond Dog's surprisingly only has a cutout for the speaker. All of the sensors remain protected behind the glass screen protector.

Since installing the Diamond Dog screen protector, I have not seen a single impact on having the protector over the top of the sensor area. FaceID has performed flawlessly, selfies from the front-facing camera work just as they always have, and there appears to be no impact from covering the sensors.

See also: iPhone 12 Pro Max - Apple's best phone gets better the more you use it

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Perfect alignment that still supports cases

Just about everyone I see with an iPhone has a case on their iPhone. With the Diamond Dog screen protector in place, there is just enough room to still support using cases.

The alignment was perfect, no bubbles were present, and the display is fully protected. My fingers slide easily around the glass and it has a great coating to reduce fingerprints.

The clarity of the display was also not impacted in any fashion so the lovely display of the iPhone remains. I never dropped my iPhone on the display to test its ability to resist damage. Diamond Dog states the protectors have been lab-tested to protect 3-6 times better against scratches, 5 times better against abrasion, and 3 times better against impact than leading competitor screen protectors.

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