Keep your Google Pixel 2 XL phone safe with these screen protectors

Google’s Pixel 2 XL packs in a class-leading camera, a big battery, and the latest tricks Android has to offer, but the real star of the show is that 6-inch POLED screen. With a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels, this vibrant, sharp display is a dream come true for watching movies and playing games. But it may not stay that way. An encounter with keys in your pocket or bag could lead to scratches and scrapes. A fumble could produce a shattering sidewalk collision. We’ve looked at the best Pixel 2 XL cases already; now it’s time to think about the best Google Pixel 2 XL screen protectors.

RhinoShield Tempered Glass Screen Protector ($25)

RhinoShield 9H 3D Curved Glass Screen Protector for Google Pixel 2 XL

This durable screen protector is made from tempered glass rated at 9H hardness for excellent protection against scrapes, scratches, and minor bumps. It also has an oleophobic coating on it to help keep those greasy finger smudges at bay and make it easy to clean. It doesn’t cover the curved edges, so it can be used in concert with a good case or bumper. You’ll also find black segments top and bottom to match up with the bezels.

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Whitestone Dome Tempered Glass Shield ($45)

Whitestone Dome Tempered Glass Shield

The interesting thing about Whitestone’s screen protector is that it’s capable of repairing small cracks and imperfections. The installation kit includes a UV curing lamp, a special tray, and several other bits and pieces that may be a little intimidating at first. But follow the instructions and ensure the Pixel 2 XL is completely clean before starting and you’ll end up with a perfect protective layer. It’s rated at 9H hardness, there are no dots, and it even filters out some blue light.

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InvisibleShield Glass Curve Screen Protector ($32+)

Invisible Shield Glass Screen Protector

We’ve liked screen protectors from Zagg’s InvisibleShield brand in the past, but this one has garnered mixed reviews. On the plus side, it’s made from impact-resistant glass with curved edges, it feels good, and it also deflects scratches and oil. What’s not so great is the large cutout along the top, which you’ll catch every time you pull down the notification shade, and the high $50 price — though you can currently get it for $32 at Amazon.

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Griffin Survivor Glass Screen Protector ($35)

Griffin Survivor Glass Screen Protector

Tempered glass is your best bet for solid screen protection, and Griffin is a name you can trust. This screen protector scores 9H on the hardness scale, it’s only 0.5mm thick, and it has been subjected to keys and hammers during impact testing. It should fit with most cases, and it also sports a special coating to repel fingerprints and smudges. It’s quite pricey, but you get a decent application kit with it, and it will keep your Pixel 2 XL screen in tip-top condition. It comes with a lifetime warranty, too.

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AmFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector ($13)

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector

At only 0.3mm thick and with curved edges, this screen protector has a small footprint that makes for easy pairing with a case. It boasts 9H tempered glass that’s scratch resistant, and it sports an oleophobic coating to shrug off smudges. The design is a bit different than you might be used to, because only the black frame edges are adhesive. According to AmFilm, this allows for greater sensitivity on the touchscreen and bubble-free installation.

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Skinomi TechSkin Screen Protector ($8)

Skinomi TechSkin Screen Protector

If your budget is blown, then you might consider this reasonably priced two-pack from Skinomi, but be warned – this is a TPU screen protector and plastic won’t safeguard your screen as well as tempered glass. It will provide a bit of impact absorption and guard against small scratches. It also has UV protection, so it shouldn’t yellow, and there’s a lifetime replacement warranty. If you already have a case with a decent bezel or extended frame to protect the screen, then this might be enough.

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Incipio Plex Plus Shield Edge Screen Protector ($50)

Incipio Plex Plus Shield Edge Screen Protector

You may recoil at the $50 price tag here, but replacing your Pixel 2 XL screen is going to cost north of $200, so it may prove worth it. This screen protector has everything – tempered glass, curved edges, and precise cutouts. Your 6-inch screen will be safe from scratches and cracks, it won’t impact touch sensitivity, and there’s a one-year warranty.

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Power Support Brilliant Tempered Glass ($40)

Power Support Brilliant Tempered Glass

For a perfect fit, this completely clear, tempered glass screen protector for the Pixel 2 XL might tempt you. It has accurate cutouts to ensure there’s no interference with normal phone usage. It’s just 0.3mm thick, so it doesn’t add much to the profile of your phone. Not only will it guard against cracks and scrapes, it should also keep smudges at bay thanks to a special coating. It’s quite expensive, but the fact that it’s on sale at Google’s store is a vote of confidence in its protective capabilities and fit.

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Check out our best Made for Google accessories roundup for more ideas on the best Pixel 2 XL screen protectors.

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