Smartphone cases can be a hassle to say the least – they are expensive, bulky, and often unnecessary. A case that can stand the test of time may be great in the long run, but what if you’re looking to simply protect your smartphone’s screen and nothing more? Those found below in our best Samsung Galaxy Note 2 screen protectors list do just that without sacrificing the Note 2’s S-Pen functionality. They protect your phone from the stress of everyday life – from your standard key nick to a little excess heat from the sun – and leave your phone looking just as fresh as the day you bought it. We cannot guarantee it will save your phone from certain death on all occasions, but it may help.
Check out our top picks for the best Samsung Galaxy Note 2 cases or the best screen protectors for the iPad, iPhone 5, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 if you need a screen protector for a different device altogether.
Spigen is no amateur to the screen protector market. The Los Angeles-based company’s products frequently make our best-of lists – from cases to screen protectors. The Ultra Crystal is one most the most durable, scratch-resistant, and clear screen protectors we’ve recently run across. It now boasts 25 percent more thickness than previous models of the same name. Combine that with its fantastic anti-glare and Oleophobic coatings (that means it prevents smudging), and you have a product that is definitely worth the price tag. Plus, the screen maintains its clarity and responsiveness despite the hard-coated film.
Zagg invisibleSHIELDS ($18-$25)
Zagg’s award-winning invisibleSHIELD lineup is a solid screen protector choice with a variety of options to choose from. The screen protectors feature 0.2-mm thick strips that cover your Note 2’s screen and frame, offering a bit more coverage and protection from the elements. Zagg’s Nano-Memory technology adds durability, maintains clarity and reduces glare. The screen protectors vary in price by whichever model you choose, whether it is the original version or the Hi-Definition, but the style and fit remains the same. And who can complain about a lifetime guarantee?
Tech Armor’s screen protector proves yet again that you don’t have to spend a fortune to obtain peace of mind. The company made a point to emphasis its “no compromise on clarity” approach to the film, adding screen protection that remains clear and maintains the responsiveness of your Note 2’s display. It’s not top-notch, but the price is incredibly affordable and the product comes in a pack of three, just in case.
iSmooth Ultra Clear ($10)
The iSmooth Ultra Clear is another cheap alternative that will decently protect your Galaxy Note 2 on a tight budget. The screen protectors are constructed using Japanese PET film – a polyethylene terephthalate resin – and will reduce glare without the rainbow effect many screen protectors can produce. The screen protectors also come with a lifetime guarantee, a microfiber cleaning cloth, dust removal stickers, and ship in a pack of three. They aren’t the best of the best, but committing shouldn’t be a tough decision for a whopping $4.
Just Like Glass ($14)
DBA Cases’ Just Like Glass screen protectors was designed to work with the Note 2’s S-Pen while simultaneously reducing screen friction and providing protection worthy of its mid-range price. The protectors are relatively smooth once installed, hence the “just like glass” claim, and feature great clarity and low light distortion. The film is also scratch resistant as well as shatter resistant should your phone take a tumble. Although a batch of screen protectors were recently shipped with a bad cut, the company has rectified the issue and will replace or fully refund your product should you receive a defective one.
What do you think of our choices for the best Samsung Galaxy Note 2 screen protectors? What are using to protect your phone from the harsh world outside? Let us know in the comments below.