A report on PC Tablet confirms user speculations about the phone needing screen protection to avoid major scratches and damages to its screen. While many other drop tests have been performed by several parties online, most of these were focused on comparing the sturdiness of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. The drop tests mentioned in the article was focused on how to prevent several types of damages to the iPhone 5 screen that can be attributed to everyday use and accidental drops.
According to the report provided by Zagg, a popular screen protector maker, the screen of the iPhone exposed to drop tests without screen protection suffered substantial amounts of scratching with visible damage and functional effects. Zagg claims that the use of their screen protector products would prevent these types of damages to the screens because the protectors are made of high quality materials that are also used in other heavy duty equipment.