With a stunning 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with a hole-punch camera at the top right and the slimmest of bezels, the Samsung Galaxy S10 boasts an elegant design, but this slippery glass and metal sandwich is also fragile. If you’re concerned about the possibility of drop damage or scratches, then you should invest in one the best Galaxy S10 cases, but for complete coverage, you need something for the screen. We’ve rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy S10 screen protectors for you right here.
It’s worth noting that you do get a plastic screen protector provided in the box with your S10, partly because of concerns about how third-party protectors will work with the in-display fingerprint scanner and that hole-punch camera. However, plastic doesn’t provide much impact protection for drops and bumps — you really need a tempered glass screen protector for that. Samsung has also run into issues with the security of its fingerprint sensor which was impacted by screen protectors. There is a software update rolling out that’s meant to fix the security issue, but if you plan to use the in-display fingerprint sensor to unlock your S10 you may want to avoid putting a screen protector on there.
Whitestone Dome Screen Protector
Combining tough, tempered glass with a liquid adhesive makes Whitestone’s Dome one of the best screen protection solutions around, but we’re not going to lie, the application process requires patience and care. Watch the video and use the application kit correctly, and you’ll end up with perfect coverage that’s virtually invisible. There is a cutout for the camera and the cured adhesive forms such a close bond that the fingerprint scanner should work, but it may be impaired and some people report problems after applying this screen protector. This is strong protection that will safeguard your screen from drops, bumps, and scratches. It will even fill in existing scuffs, should you have any, and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Zagg InvisibleShield Ultra Clear
It’s not actually made of glass, but this screen protector from Zagg feels and looks close. It employs a proprietary material that should be stronger than your average plastic screen protector, offering decent shatter protection in the event of a fall. It’s also capable of automatically healing very minor scratches, and Zagg promises that it will work with the in-display fingerprint sensor. There’s no cutout for the camera, but it should be clear enough that it doesn’t cause a problem. It’s also pretty easy to fit, provided you watch the video and follow the instructions.
LK Screen Protector
This screen protector is a basic, TPU film that will guard against minor bumps and scratches, but it’s probably not going to help with potential cracks if you drop your Galaxy S10. You get a pack of three for not very much and they promise not to interfere with the in-display fingerprint sensor. As always with screen protectors, you need to be careful applying it to avoid bubbles, so make sure you watch the installation video before you begin. There’s also UV protection to prevent yellowing over time. If you want basic protection to pair with a case, these screen protectors should fit the bill.
ESR Tempered Glass Screen Protector
You need to know upfront that the in-display fingerprint scanner will not work if you apply this screen protector to your Galaxy S10. It’s a tough, tempered glass screen protector with a traditional adhesive. It will curve around the screen, it will feel like glass, and it can resist up to 11 pounds of force, so it will save your S10 screen if you drop your phone. Installation should be easy and there’s an oleophobic coating to repel liquids and finger smudges. You get two in the pack, and it’s worth a look, provided you don’t plan to use the fingerprint scanner.
IQ Shield Screen Protector
This is another plastic film screen protector with a wet installation method that means it should work just fine with the in-display fingerprint scanner. It’s perfectly clear, won’t yellow, and should prevent scratches. It may even be able to heal small scuffs itself, but it won’t help much with impact damage. There’s a cutout for the camera, and the fit is such that you should be able to get a case on there, too. You get two in the pack and it could be handy if you want back up for the screen protector that shipped with your Galaxy S10.
Clearview Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Crystal clear, tough glass from Japan here. It’s 9H rated for hardness and boasts a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating to keep liquid and finger smudges at bay. It’s curved at the edges to fit your S10 perfectly, but, unfortunately, it requires some concentration and care to fit properly — you have to use liquid adhesive and a UV LED curing lamp, much like the Whitestone Dome. If you take your time, there’s potential to get a great finish and it shouldn’t prevent the fingerprint sensor from working. It’s compatible with most cases and when fitted correctly it will safeguard that screen from bumps or drop damage.
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