The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have gorgeous curved displays that you’ll want to protect, so it’s worth looking into Galaxy S8 cases, screen protectors, and other accessories if you’re rocking one of Samsung’s phones.
However, shopping for a screen protector can be pretty tedious and a little stressful if you’re not sure what’s best. Don’t worry — we’ve done some digging of our own and compiled a list of the best Galaxy S8 screen protectors from a variety of brands. Some are on the pricier side, but having a good screen protector is going to be a lot cheaper than replacing the display, or the entire phone. Scroll down to see which companies have screen protectors we think you should look into.
Griffin Survivor Glass
Griffin has been protecting phones for a long time now, and the expertise shows. The Survivor Glass is a great example of that, being a solid glass protector with a lot to recommend it. It’s made from strong and durable glass that’s 0.33mm thin, and has been treated with an oil-resisting oleophobic coating that resists smears, and the 9H rated scratch-resistance means you can happily keep your phone in your pocket with coins and keys. You’ll normally pay a premium for Griffin’s protection, but since the Galaxy S8 has been out for a while you can get this at a dramatically cut price, making it the perfect choice for many.
Rhinoshield Impact Flex
It’s not often a film screen protector claims to be impact resistant, yet here we are. Despite being only as thick as a piece of printer paper, Rhinoshield claims the Impact Flex can take about four-times as much impact energy as Gorilla Glass 3, making this film protector a good choice if you’re worried about bumps. It does this through a special impact layer that disperses and dampens the energy of impacts. Add to that the oleophobic coating and thinness, and you’ve got a winning formula. It’s quite expensive though.
Peel Glass Screen Protector
Hate the idea of always seeing your screen protector and always knowing it’s there? Then maybe check out the Peel screen protector. Like Peel’s ultrathin cases, this screen protector has been engineered to blend in with your phone once applied, leaving as little trace as possible. The bezels are color matched to the Galaxy S8 range, and the edge-to-edge design seamlessly covers the phone’s entire screen. It’s designed to complement Peel’s own cases, running perfectly into the case’s bezel, and Peel promises the glass emulates the feel of the original screen. On the minus side, it’s expensive for a single protector, and it doesn’t come with a lifetime warranty as many others do.
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Case-Friendly Protector
Quality doesn’t have to cost the earth, and ArmorSuit’s excellent screen protector is evidence of that. It’s made from a protective film, and while it won’t be as strong against damage as tempered glass, ArmorSuit’s MilitaryShield is made from the same film material used to protect military aircraft, helicopters, and space shuttles — which is pretty cool. It’s been treated to resist yellowing as it ages, it can cope with moisture and corrosion damage, and it comes with self-healing properties that close up small scratches over time. While it won’t protect against heavier threats to your device, this will do an excellent job of keeping dirt and scratches away from your phone.
Zizo Lightning Shield
Another trusted option in tempered glass screen protection, Zizo is a family company with over a decade’s experience to back it up. The Lightning Shield protector is made from 9H hardness glass that’s been precisely measured to just 0.33mm thick — so it offers great protection without adding any significant bulk to your mobile phone. It adheres to your S8 or S8 Plus with strong adhesive, and application is super-easy and hassle-free. There’s an oleophobic coating that resists fingerprints and it curves to match your phone. Best of all, it’s really not too expensive at all. A great choice for no-nonsense protection.
Whitestone Dome Glass Full Cover Screen Protector
Looking for the closest possible fit to your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus? Then look no further than the Whitestone Dome Glass screen protector. It’s up to our usual standards for tempered glass screen protectors, combining an oleophobic coating, tough tempered glass, and full touchscreen capabilities. But what really sets this protector apart from other similar products is the way it’s applied and what that means. The Whitestone Dome Glass is applied through a wet installation method, which means that a layer of liquid is placed between your display and the protector. Liquid in this area provides a better touch-responsiveness than just air or adhesive, the fit is secured with a UV lamp, which cures the liquid into a solid glue, making sure it stays attached until you remove it. It’s a fantastic idea that really pushes the boundaries of modern screen protection — but it is pricey.
Moshi’s IonGlass is another glass screen protector, but Moshi has used a unique strengthening process to make their IonGlass more effective than tempered glass. The end result is an S8 screen protector that will be very hard to scratch, dent, or shatter, and one that provides complete edge-to-edge display protection. It’s made to perfectly fit the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, is thinner than other screen protectors (meaning it’ll be hard to feel after application), and any fingerprint smudges or stains can be easily wiped away thanks to the oleophobic coating applied during its production.
Spigen Neo Flex
The Neo Flex screen protector from Spigen isn’t made out of glass like the others on this list. Instead, it’s made using a flexible TPU material that is more akin to the film protectors many of us are used to. What it lacks in glass materials, it more than makes up for in capabilities, like the one that allows it to self-heal, or subtly erase minor scratches over time. It cuts down on the amount of oils and fingerprint residue that could appear on the display, prevents bubbling during application and use, and touchscreen sensitivity remains unaffected. The one potential downside may be the spray-on solution required to make it stick to the Galaxy S8, but if you’re not bothered by a small amount of mist, then Spigen’s Neo Flex is definitely one of the cheaper solutions to keep your display intact.
People often use screen protectors with their phone cases, and Skinomi’s TechSkin respects your desire to do so. For the modest asking price, you get a screen protector that’s self-healing, flexible, and tough to puncture. The film protector will also prevent yellowing, and if ever removed, will not leave a sticky residue behind. It’s an affordable screen protector that will get the job done, and a good option if you’re not looking for anything too fancy.
IQ Shield LiQuidShield Full Coverage Screen Protector
IQ Shield’s offering is similar to the aforementioned Skinomi TechSkin, which is to say it won’t empty your bank account. This is another film protector that should work nicely with your case of choice. It requires a squeegee and a liquid solution to apply, but the process is relatively easy and should leave your device bubble-free. This screen protector will also heal itself from minor scratches, and shouldn’t interfere with your phone’s touchscreen capabilities, or change how your device feels during use. If you’re at all familiar with IQ Shield’s products, you know what you’re in for this time around, too.
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