Now the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus has officially launched, fans of Samsung's flagship smartphones are looking to get their hands on it. While it's all well and good to buy the phone itself, plenty of accessories are needed to go with it — such as screen protectors.
No one likes having to make additional purchases, especially after spending over $1,000 on a phone, but investing in a good screen protector will keep your screen safe from chips, smashes, and any other possible danger that can otherwise make for a pricey repair. Here are the best screen protectors for the Galaxy S23 Plus you can buy right now.
Official Samsung Film Screen Protector
Best official Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Official Samsung product
- Good protection
- Supports all the Galaxy S23 Plus's features
- Lacks any special features
- Glass would be more durable
Samsung itself is offering some solid accessories for its new smartphones, and its screen protector, while a bit on the boring side, is certainly a good, protective option. It's made from film, so it's going to be good at resisting scratches, dirt, smears, fingerprints, and those sorts of low-level hazards. As it's not glass, it's going to have a harder time resisting more serious damage, like that from drops – but on the flip side, it's slim and won't impede the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner either.
Putting film protectors on can always be a bit tricky, but this one comes with a handy installation tool, which can be seen in the picture above. Just lift the protector up with the tool, and fitting it becomes a breeze. It's on the more expensive side for a film protector, though, and you only get one in the pack too.
Ringke Privacy Glass Screen Protector
Best privacy Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Protects your valuable data from snoopers
- Tough tempered glass protection
- Easy to install
- Restricts viewing angles in portrait
We now do more than ever on our smartphones, and that's coincided with our phones getting bigger and bigger. That's great for a lot of reasons, but it also means a stranger in the back of the bus can see what you're looking at — and that's a problem if you're looking at sensitive information. Ringke's Privacy Glass protector has a built-in privacy shield that stops snoopers in their tracks by fading your screen out when viewed from angles, so you can be sure your privacy is protected. Want to share? Tilt your phone into a landscape view, and everyone can see, no matter the angle.
It's made from tough tempered glass, too, so it's protected against a wide range of damage and has an oleophobic coating to resist oils and water. There's a frame to help you install it, and it's also available at a great price. While you'll have to put up with reduced viewing angles in portrait, that's a fair sacrifice for data safety.
Spigen EZ FIT GLAS.tR Screen Protector -- Twin Pack
Best clear Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Tough tempered glass
- Great installation frame
- Twin pack
If you want reliable, hard-wearing protection, then Spigen is one of the best places to start. The GLAS.tR protector is a full coverage protector, so there's no cutout for the camera lens. Clarity is king, and so Spigen has worked hard to make sure that is completely unaffected by the protector. It's made from tough tempered glass, so it'll brush off scratches, while also providing good protection against drops too. There's an installation frame, so putting it on is a doddle, and there's even a spare in the pack, too, in case of shatters or accidents.
It's on the more expensive side for screen protectors (though far from the most expensive out there), but since it's a twin pack, that makes up for some of the cost. Plus, so does the Spigen name. If you're also investing in one of the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus cases as well, and pick a Spigen case, this protector will fit perfectly. A great choice.
Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector -- Twin Pack
Best durable Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Strong tempered glass
- Unique UV curing
- Can help fix existing cracks
- Installation can be fiddly
A premium smartphone deserves a premium screen protector, and that's exactly what Whitestone's Dome Glass protector is. It has tough tempered glass that keeps your phone safe, but that's not the special part. The special part is the installation process, which uses a liquid adhesive and UV curing to make sure of a strong bond between your protector and screen. This prevents any lifting away and enhances your device's clarity and responsiveness. The liquid adhesive will even flow into any existing cracks and damage, and prevent it from getting worse, making this a good choice even if you've had an accident.
It's an expensive option for sure, but the unique application process, protection, and enhanced clarity and responsiveness mean it's worth it.
Mr.Shield Glass Screen Protector -- Triple Pack
Best value Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Only 0.3mm thick
- Made from 9H tempered glass
- Curved edges
- May interfere with the fingerprint sensor
Mr. Shield tempered glass screen protectors are some of the best on the market, thanks to how thin they are, which makes it seem almost as if it isn't there at all. Additionally, the rounded edges of the glass make for a very comfortable user experience, completely getting rid of the times when your fingers swipe against the sharp edges found on other screen protectors.
The only downside is that some users may experience issues with their fingerprint scanners, which can be remedied by changing the scanner's settings.
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Film Screen Protector
Best film Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Full phone protection
- Lifetime warranty
- Doesn't work with cases when using full phone protection
- Not as strong as tempered glass
Film screen protectors are something of a gamble because they aren't as strong as tempered glass protectors, but on the other hand, they can be a lot more comfortable and long-lasting thanks to their lack of sharp edges and self-healing properties. The ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protector can cover your entire S23 Plus because it is a film protector, making it a solid choice for those who are worried about more than just their phone's display.
That said, when using the full body coverage, you won't be able to use a case, so there's a give-and-take to it. Luckily, if you don't like the full-body coverage, you can simply peel off the different gel layers while still keeping the screen layer on, which is compatible with most cases.
Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector -- Triple Pack
Best smudge-free Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Scratch resistant
- Rounded edges
- Hydrophobic and olephobic
- Triple pack
- Camera cutout may snag
Samsung's flagship smartphones are incredibly durable thanks to their high protection ratings against water, meaning that, more than ever before, Galaxy owners are comfortable bringing their phones with them poolside.
If the phone were to take a dip with a Supershieldz screen protector on, there would be no worries about any lasting water damage to the screen or its protector — thanks to Supershieldz's hydrophobic and oleophobic design. This feature protects the screen against water stains, skin oil damage, and other unfavorable liquid markings.
LK Glass Screen Protector -- Twin Pack
Best simple Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Easy-to-use screen applicator
- Compatible with cases
- Compatible with the fingerprint sensor
- Camera lens protectors aren't case-compatible
- Coverage isn't edge-to-edge
A screen protector's compatibility with cases is hugely important to many buyers. The LK Galaxy S23 Plus screen protectors are made to leave a little extra room so that they can be compatible with cases that reach around the edge of the phone's display.
Obviously, edge-to-edge protection is desirable for maximum strength; however, if you're picking up an LK protector with a case already in mind, it can be just the thing you need to ensure your phone screen's safety. Unfortunately, the camera protector that comes with it won't work with every case, but that's often to be expected with lens protectors.
Hokwep Glass Screen Protector -- Twin Pack
Best bundle Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- No front-facing camera cutout
- Rear camera lens protector
- 99.9% light transmittance
- No front-facing camera cutout
The in-display "hole punch" camera design on Samsung phones has been a topic of conversation for as long as they've been around. Screen protector manufacturers tend to fit into one of two camps when it comes to the hole-punch design: either covering it to maintain structural integrity and prevent an additional edge snag, or cutting out a section of the glass to leave it uncovered. There are pros and cons to both, as examples by the Hokwep S23 Plus screen protector.
On one hand, the fact that the glass sits completely unbroken across the entire display gives it a lot of strength, but on the other, covering the camera can lead to unwanted debris caught between the lens and the protector, issues with color distortion, and more frequent fingerprint smudging. It's a solid screen protector, especially for being under $20, but it's important to know the give and take of the full edge-to-edge front-facing camera coverage.
ESR Tempered-Glass Screen and Camera Lens Protectors Bundle
Best complete Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector
- Full screen coverage
- Camera lens protectors
- Alignment and removal kit included
- Front-facing camera is covered
- High price
The ESR Galaxy S23 Plus screen protector covers the entirety of the phone's display which, as noted in the entry for the Hokwep protector, can be something of a mixed bag for people. If you're okay with the drawbacks of covering the front-facing camera with the screen and looking for quality, the ESR is an excellent choice.
Its glass is designed to support full use of the S23 Plus's fingerprint sensor and is compatible with most phone cases. It is on the pricier side of things, but it's a solid pick for anyone looking for a reliable screen protector.
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