So you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Your phone takes everything fantastic about Samsung’s Note 10 range — the S Pen, an expansive display, and flagship specs, to name but a few — and shrinks it down to a slightly smaller package that you’ll find easier to fit into your hand.
Whether you’ve just bought your Note 10 or it’s now your well-worn pocket companion, you’ll still want to keep it protected. We’ve covered the best Note 10 cases, but what about the screen? The 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display is a window into your wider world, and you don’t want it to become dirty — or worse, break. A screen protector can help stop that, whether it’s a film protector to protect against dirt and scratches or a heavy-duty tempered glass protector. Here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 screen protectors.
OtterBox’s screen protector for the Galaxy Note 10 is made of high-quality polyurethane film, which will keep your phone’s display looking sharp while also defending it from sharp objects. Given that it’s a film-based protector, it’s ultra-thin and retains all of the responsiveness and vividness of the Note 10’s screen. It’s also smudge-resistant and offers 100% compatibility with OtterBox’s cases. Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
It may be film-based, but this Note 10 screen protector from ArmorSuit is seriously tough. It’s scratch-resistant and features self-healing technology, capable of removing minor scratches and marks gradually over time. It’s supremely thin, so it won’t interfere with the normal operation of the phone, and it has been laser cut to ensure the closest possible fit. On top of this, it prevents yellowing and also reduces smudges. Comes with a solution spray, squeegee, and microfiber cloth for easy installation.
Sold in a pack of three, this screen protector from XClear combines a number of enticing features. It has been built using scratch-resistant materials, and it has been treated with hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings, so it will repel water and greasy fingerprints. Made of film, it’s also highly transparent and sensitive and will provide full compatibility with the Note 10’s fingerprint scanner. Comes with an alignment frame and wipes for more straightforward application.
Olixar is a brand you can trust when it comes to phone accessories, and their tempered glass screen protector for the Note 10 is no exception. It’s ultra-thin at just 0.27mm yet provides tough protection and is scratch and shatter resistant. Although it’s tough, it won’t decrease the brightness of your phone display or interfere with its sensitivity. It’s also easy to achieve a bubble-free installation as it comes bundled with a cleaning cloth, wet-wipe, and dust-removal sticker.
AmFilm produces screen protectors for a wide range of phones, and its 3D curve glass protector for the Note 10 is worthy of mention. Measuring just 0.33mm thin, it provides protection from scratches and scrapes and has an oleophobic coating to repel greasy fingerprints. It’s also a breeze to install thanks to the easy installation tray, wet wipes, and microfiber cloth — and a handy installation guide too. One downside to this screen protector is that it won’t work with the in-screen fingerprint scanner, so if this is something you use regularly, you might want to give this one a miss.
When it comes to screen protectors that are easy on the budget, our pick is this film protector from IQ Shield. You can pick up this durable, crystal-clear film protector for just $7 — and it’s a dual pack, so you’ll have a spare to hand. Installation is easy too as a handy kit is included in the box. If you’re watching the pennies, this is the screen protector for you.
If you simply need strong protection, then Tozo’s Tempered Glass Screen Protector has you covered. It’s made from 9H hardness glass that should resist a wide variety of threats, and it has been treated with an oleophobic coating to resist fingerprints and oily substances. The edges match the Note 10’s curves, and it has been designed to be compatible with many cases. Thanks to the full-coverage design, it also covers the selfie camera and keeps it safe from harm, and it’s totally compatible with the in-display fingerprint scanner. The only issue is that Tozo recommends you turn on the Touch Sensitivity option to ensure full touch sensitivity, but that’s not much work to do when it costs just $7.
The Note 10’s display is bright and vivid, but glare from strong lights can still obscure your view while you’re outdoors. If that’s a common problem for you, consider Skinomi’s Matteskin film protector. It’s been treated with a matte layer that reduces the chance that light will bounce from your display, making it much easier to see in strong daylight. As it’s film, it won’t be as protective as glass, but it will protect well against dirt and minor scratches, and it has oleophobic and self-healing properties too. It even resists the yellowing effect that afflicts many film protectors as they age. Best of all, it’s just $8 for a two-pack.
The Note 10 has so much screen it’s easy to be productive, but what if you’re doing some mobile banking, reading an embarrassing book, or are a member of a super-secret spy agency? A privacy screen protector like this one from Magglass is a great idea. It’s made from hard glass, so it’s resistant to scratches, drops, and bumps, but the headline attraction is the privacy-protecting layer. When viewed from the front, it’s clear and easy to see. But as soon as you move to an angle, the screen fades to black, protecting your privacy. Magglass recommends you turn on the Touch Sensitivity setting to reduce a loss of sensitivity. Still, if your privacy needs protecting, this is a good $17 investment.
Ringke’s Dual Easy screen protector always deserves a place on our list. The film won’t be the most protective option in the world, but it will guard against dirt, dust, and scratches. It’s thin, and doesn’t interfere with your screen’s sensitivity, look, or the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. The “easy” in the name comes from the application method, which uses four layers to ensure that dust is removed during installation, reducing the chance of small particles ending up between your protector and display. The low price is a plus, and the dual pack adds to its value and allows you to keep a replacement on hand.
Whitestone offers the best in total glass protection. This is because the Dome Glass protector uses ultra-durable hard tempered glass. This protector can even help prevent your screen from shattering during a drop, although we still recommend using it with a case just in case.
The application is a little complex compared to other options. A layer of liquid adhesive binds the protector and your screen. After curing the adhesive with the UV lamp, a strong bond binds the screen and protector. As a result, the fingerprint scanner still works perfectly.
The liquid application can even help an already-cracked screen. The adhesive can flow into cracks and stop them from getting worse. However, all that comes at a price — the Dome Glass is expensive.
Spigen’s film screen protector doesn’t have any over-the-top features, but it still earned a position on our list of favorites. It has a super transparent, flexible PET film that offers second-to-none phone protection. The protector will mold to your phone’s curves, which helps eliminate air bubbles and results in better overall coverage. It’s also able to heal itself, immediately repairing minor scratches by sealing the inner layer as damages occur.
It can be difficult to install the protector with the wet installation technique, but we highly suggest doing it this way, as it’s worth the extra time and effort involved. This method will give you a smoother fit and finish, which won’t inhibit your fingerprint sensor.
This particular film is compatible with all of Spigen’s protective cases, which is great news for current Spigen users. It provides incredible capabilities at an affordable price. You can even purchase a pack of 2 if you’re looking for a value boost.
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