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 finest 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.
Belkin has been involved in mobile accessories for a long time now, and its dedication to quality is reflected well in the ScreenForce TemperedCurve screen protector. It’s a glass protector, and made from premium Japanese glass that measures only 0.3mm thick. The curved edges sit seamlessly over the top of your phone’s curved screen, and the installation method couldn’t be easier, thanks to the included installation tray. It’s been treated with an anti-scratch and an oleophobic layer, so it’ll stop scratches and fingerprints from obscuring your view. It’s on the expensive side, yes — but it comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty in the U.S.
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.
Manufacturers have to know a phone as well as the back of their hand when making screen protectors — and who would know the Galaxy S8 better than Samsung itself? This screen protector from Samsung is made from a protective film, and it works extremely well at protecting your phone’s display from minor scuffs, scratches, and dirt. As it’s not glass it’ll struggle to resist bigger bumps and falls, but it’ll still work well for most people’s phones. It’s cheap for an official product, and it comes in a twin pack — so you can swap to a new protector if needed. It doesn’t obscure the S8’s sensitivity, and you’ll likely forget its there shortly after you attach it.
Zizo Lightning Shield ($10)
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.
Looking for the closest possible fit to your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus? Then look no further than the Whitestone Dome 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 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 IonGlass ($40+)
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 ($25+)
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 like the film protectors many of us are probably 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.
Skinomi TechSkin ($8)
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’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.
Olixar is another company often associated with smartphone accessories, and its tempered glass protector makes a solid case for the company’s continued investment in keeping your devices pristine. This particular screen protector is, as the name implies, made of glass, making it more durable than those of the film variety. It also covers the Galaxy S8’s curved sides, which is what all Galaxy S8 owners want from their screen protectors. It doesn’t negatively affect your phone’s display either, and it has been tested with several smartphone cases — including those from OtterBox and Spigen — to ensure it won’t slide off or keep your case from fitting correctly.