Is a Camera Lens Protector Worth It?

Hey, Welcome to Camlense. Today we are talking about a matter which is important for some people but extremely unimportant for others. So, Is a Camera Lens Protector Worth it?

So, you are a smartphone user and enjoying the top-shelf photography experience and now you are concerned about the safety of your camera lenses. First, tell me what you think, then I’ll answer. Okay, let’s dive into the details.

Is a Camera Lens Protector Worth It?

From my point of view, a camera lens protector is not worth it because the camera glass is a special type of durable and scratch-free, but if you are a really rough user, then you may need a lens protector.

Generally, when people buy a phone, they buy a screen protector at the same time to protect the new cellphone’s screen from scratches and getting damaged. But what about the lens glass?

So, the short and simple answer to this is that now, there are new technologies introduced in the field of screen durability such as gorilla glass, etc. With the help of these technologies, the glass made is reliable and scratch-proof.

Now in terms of lens glass, the same durable and scratch-free glass is there too and it’s also small in size which makes it less prone to damage. And therefore, there is no need to apply a lens protector to it.

What is a Phone Lens Protector?

Do you know a screen protector? Obviously, you do. Lens protector is the same kind of protector but not for the screen or camera glass. Screen protectors and camera lens protectors are both equivalents.

A lens protector is a transparent glass/plastic covering to be placed over the camera lens for its protection from scratches or damage. If you are using a premium phone like iPhone 13 or 14, you are probably using sapphire-made lenses. These protectors are more durable and are very less prone to scratches.

Impact of Lens Protector on Image Quality

The addition of an extra glass protector will probably affect the final image quality. If there is an extra layer of glass over the camera lens, this will somehow converge the light entering the camera and will reduce the image quality, but this effect is negligible.

Is there any Real Need for Camera Lens Protector?

As I mentioned above, there is no need for a camera lens protector if your phone. I would recommend a lens protector for your camera if you were a rough user or keep keys in your pocket with your phone. On a practical note, there are low chances that your phone will land on camera if it falls, therefore, your cameras will most probably survive.

Though if you still want a lens protector to save your phone lens glass from scratches, then I would recommend a phone case, or you can say a back cover.

Protective Phone Case

According to my personal experience, a back cover/phone case is a better solution to protect your phone as well as the camera lens. For this purpose, you have to look for a cover that is thick enough to protect your cameras in case your phone falls. Scratches are very less probable to happen because of new technologies like gorilla glass, so you don’t have to worry about it.


We will end our informative post here by saying that a camera lens is not necessary, but you can use them if you are a careful user. I will recommend buying a case instead of a lens protector. With a phone cover, you can save both, your cameras and your phone, and will also increase the beauty of your phone.

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