The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, and it’s truly a beast of a machine. Featuring a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, four rear camera lenses, a silky 120Hz refresh rate, and support for the S Pen, it will do pretty much everything you want it to do. If that weren’t enough, it also looks gorgeous, boasting ultra-fine bezels around its edge-to-edge display, as well as a redesigned camera nodule that looks very sharp.
Of course, it won’t remain gorgeous if you drop or damage it. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra screen protectors on the market right now, so that any accident that befalls your new phone won’t spoil its good looks.
Tech21’s screen protector offers the best of both worlds: an ultra-thin film that will preserve transparency and responsiveness, and all-over coverage that will keep the S21 Ultra’s screen safe from harm. It also includes a hygienic upper layer that can reduce bacteria by as much as 99.99%, so your phone will be clean as well as guarded. The pack comes with an alignment applicator, so you can install the protector as precisely as possible.
Here’s a screen protector made of high-tension tempered glass with a 9H hardness rating. It will protect the S21 Ultra’s screen from all manner of scratches and scuffs, while its 0.3mm thickness (or should we say thinness) preserves the full clarity of the phone’s beautiful display. Aside from that, the main draw of the protector is that it follows the contours of the phone’s screen, while leaving just enough spaces around its edges so that it fits with the vast majority of cases on the market. The case comes with a microfiber cloth so that you can wipe your phone clean before installation. It has also been designed to allow full compatibility with the S21 Ultra’s fingerprint scanner.
Spigen’s Neo Flex protector for the Galaxy S21 Ultra is a film-based cover that will defend the phone against scratches and damage while also retaining screen sensitivity and clarity. It has been designed to ensure full compatibility with all Spigen S21 Ultra cases, and at the same time it offers edge-to-edge protection, so no part of the screen is left out. Just in case you do suffer a few scuffs and scratches, the protector employs self-healing materials that gradually repair minor blemishes.
Here’s a heavy-duty yet pretty thin tempered glass screen protector for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Its glass has been chemically reinforced and has a 9H hardness rating, meaning you can scratch it with household metal objects and not leave any marks. This level of protection is also reinforced by an underlying anti-shatter film, so that if you unfortunately drop your phone from a considerable height, the protector won’t break into pieces (at worst it will crack). You also get a oleophobic coating which keeps smudges and oil at bay.
The PanzerGlass screen protector is made from a chemically reinforced glass that maintains perfect image clarity while protecting your tablet’s screen from scratches and external shock. Thanks to the anti-shatter film, excessive impacts may cause the glass to crack, but it will not shatter and so is safer to use than other glass products.
InvisibleShield’s GlassFusion+ is one of the most comprehensive screen protectors you can find for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It’s built with a PET-based hybrid material, offering the durability of glass while also providing the flexibility of polymer materials. This combination of properties enables the protector to absorb shocks more effectively than other materials, while the special D30 material used on the top layer makes it around 20% stronger than previous InvisibleShield products. If you’re also worried about your phone becoming a breeding ground for bacteria, this protector incorporates an antimicrobial coating that prevents the growth of oder-causing bacteria.
Here’s a two-pack of possibly one of the most advanced screen protectors out there. Whitestone’s Dome Glass combines a number of technologies that make it more protective than most of its rivals, including patented liquid glass that spreads over the S21 Ultra’s entire screen, in the process healing existing scratches and forming an impenetrable barrier with the display. The glass is also very tough, capable of withstanding everyday falls and impacts without any drama. As a plus, the two-pack comes with an installation kit, while the protector is fully compatible with the S21 Ultra’s fingerprint scanner.
This S21 Ultra screen protector from Supershieldz is made of high-quality TPU film, which protects the phone’s screen while retaining a high degree of touch-sensitivity and clarity. While film protectors are often considered less durable than glass alternatives, this particular item is made from optical grade crystal film, which is structured into three layers to provide the maximum possible strength. It is, in other words, as strong as a film protector is likely to get, while the fact that it doesn’t use an adhesive means that you can apply and remove it without any fear of marking your screen. Comes in a pack of two.
Pulen’s Galaxy S21 Ultra screen protector helpfully comes in a pack of two, while it also throws in two camera lens protectors for good measure. It’s another tempered glass protector, with its 9H hardness rating indicating that it can withstand scratches from metal objects without endangering the S21 Ultra’s display. It also incorporates a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating, protecting the device from sweat and oil. The use of laser-cut glass also means that it fits the device very well, while it provides a very good level of transparency and responsiveness. Helpfully, it uses bubble-free adhesives, so installation isn’t as difficult as it sometimes is.
If you want to ensure the fullest possible transparency, while also avoiding any interference with the S21 Ultra’s fingerprint scanner, then this protector from ESR is possibly your best bet. It’s made of flexible polymer film, making it durable as well as thin and transparent. The use of film also ensures that the protector will be compatible with any case you might have for your S21 Ultra, which isn’t always the case with some of the thicker tempered glass protectors. Most impressively of all, the protector is also capable of self-healing minor scratches, so you don’t have to change it every time you pick up a light scuff. Comes in a pack of three.
While it may be pricier than the other protectors on this list, Feitenn’s Galaxy S21 Ultra screen protector is possibly the best overall. It’s made of tempered glass with a 9H hardness rating, making it anti-scratch and anti-shatter. At the same time, it uses liquid optical clear adhesive (LOCA) to ensure that the S21 Ultra’s fingerprint scanner isn’t interfered with at all, while it boasts up to 99% transparency, meaning you’ll hardly know it’s there. The case has been designed to cover the phone’s entire screen, including rounded edges, so that the risk of damage is kept to a minimum. Its adhesive has also been designed to be air bubble-free, so installation shouldn’t be a problem. Comes in a pack of two, and includes dust removal stickers and a microfiber cloth.
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