Keep it scratch-free — for good.
To protect or not to protect? That is the question many of us are asking as we debate whether or not to buy screen protectors and cases for the beautifully designed Samsung Galaxy S8
There’s no question that it’s harder to adhere a screen protector to the curved display of the Galaxy S8 and phones like it. There’s a lengthy forum discussion on that very topic, which you should read. But wherever you fall in that debate, we’ve rounded up some of the most highly-recommended screen protectors for the Galaxy S8!
- Whitestone Dome Glass
- i-Blason Tempered Glass Screen Protector
- Spigen NeoFlex Screen Protector (2-pack)
- IQShield Case Friendly Film Screen Protector (2-pack)
- Ringke Invisible Defender Full Coverage Screen Protector
- Armorsuit MilitaryShield Galaxy S8 Screen Protector
Whitestone Dome Glass
The Whitestone Dome Glass screen protector was another option that was getting people talking in the forums. The big selling feature for this wet install screen protector is its unique curing process, which uses UV light.
It’s proven to be a very popular screen protector and is currently on sale for $45, down from $60. Check out this review and installation guide to get an idea of how this tempered glass screen protector uniquely adheres like no other screen protector you’ve seen before. If the worst case scenario has already occurred and your screen is cracked, think of this as a second chance screen before dropping hundreds of dollars on a proper replacement screen. With a UV light packaged to complete the curing process, this is a pricier option than other screen protectors out there, but based on video review and reviews on Amazon it’s an early favorite. I guess time will tell how well the Whitestone Dome Glass holds up in real-life use.
i-Blason Tempered Glass Screen Protector
i-Blason makes a tempered glass screen protector that’s designed to conform to the Galaxy S8’s curve display. it’s also slightly shorter than the full height of the phone so that the edges won’t be lifted by a case.
This recommendation comes from the comments and is a great option if you also want to use a case to keep your phone protected. It features everything you’d want from a tempered glass screen protector and can be yours for just $10.
Spigen NeoFlex screen protector (2-pack)
Spigen makes great cases for the Galaxy S8, so it only makes sense that they’d also offer a screen protector that’s compatible with cases.
This recommendation came from the AC community, and if you’re alright with settling for a film screen protector with a wet installation, you should be happy dropping $9 for a two-pack. Because it’s a flexible film, the NeoFlex can offer full protection for your screen without affecting the touch responsiveness. Paired with a case, your Galaxy S8 should be protected from drops and also save from scratches on the screen.
Spigen recommends installing the screen protector with a case already on — and if you haven’t bought a case yet, Spigen has a great selection of cases to choose from.
IQShield Case Friendly Film Screen Protector (2-pack)
IQShield offers a two-pack of plastic film screen protectors that have been updated to be completely compatible with even the most rugged cases. That’s in part due to these being PET film screen protectors rather than tempered glass.
This is a paper-thin screen protector that you will hardly notice after a clean installation. These screen protectors have an oleophobic coating to help prevent fingerprints and smudges and are easy to install. With over 100 5-star reviews on Amazon, you can buy with confidence. Get your two-pack of case-friendly screen protectors from IQShield for just $8.
Ringke Invisible Defender Full Coverage Screen Protector
Ringke makes some quality accessories and their screen protector for the Galaxy S8 stands out from the rest for the wings that wrap around the sides of your phone. Recommended by Sdot312 in the comments, there are a few benefits to this unique screen protector style. Since the film wraps around the edges, you have the button cutouts to help you achieve the perfect fit giving you the full protection you desire while also helping to prevent the edges from peeling up with a case installed too.
These screen protectors are made of crystal clear urethane material and can be yours for just $10. The kit includes everything you’ll need for a clean installation, along with an extra screen protector in case your first one takes a beating and needs to be replaced.
You can also get a two-pack for the Galaxy S8+, too, if you’re rocking the larger device.
Armorsuit MilitaryShield Galaxy S8 Screen Protector
Made with a durable military-grade film, the Armorsuit MilitaryShield is a thin screen protector that offers edge-to-edge protection. It requires a wet installation, with all the required tools and wipes included in the box. Armorsuit claims that this protector is virtually scratch-proof, with self-healing technology that will help eliminate any minor scratches from keys or pocket sand. It’s available for just $8.
As with most wet install screen protectors, you need to let this thing sit and dry for a good long time (up to 12 hours) to ensure proper adhesion and get a nice clean fit. Attempt to put on a case too soon and you’ll have issues around the edges.
This was recommended by PJRed2008 in the forums, who admittedly had issues with their first screen protector and had to get new ones sent out made from an updated template. Since receiving the replacement, they’ve had no issues. If you ever have an issue with it, you’ll want to follow suit and contact Armorsuit’s customer service to take advantage of that lifetime replacement warranty.
Where do you land on the screen protector debate?
Are screen protectors and cases a must-buy for any new phone you own or do you prefer the naked look and feel? Have you had hands-on experience with a screen protector that others should know about? Let us know in the comments!
Update May 2018: Added the i-Blason to our list
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May 27, 2018 at 06:03AM