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July 4, 2018

Best Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy S9

by John_A

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Keep your Galaxy S9 display safe and scratch-free

With every unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes the inevitable debate of the best way to keep this beautiful (and expensive) phone safe. Some people are content with just “being careful” with their phone to avoid scuffs and cracks, but the rest of us are better off staying safer than sorry.

But protecting the curved display of the Galaxy S9 is no easy task — tempered glass offers the best protection but a PET film can generally flex around to the edge of curved displays better. There’s also a price difference so there’s a lot to consider when you’re buying.

Whether you prefer tempered glass or a flexible film, these are the best screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S9.

  • Whitestone Dome Glass
  • Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Curve Elite
  • amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
  • Spigen NeoFlex Screen Protector (2-pack)
  • IQShield Case Friendly Film Screen Protector (2-pack)

Whitestone Dome Glass

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The Whitestone Dome Glass screen protector is another option that’s been getting people talking. The big selling feature for this wet install screen protector is its unique curing process, which uses UV light.

It’s proven to be a very popular screen protector and is currently on sale for $45, down from $60. Check out this review and installation guide to get an idea of how this tempered glass screen protector uniquely adheres like no other screen protector you’ve seen before. If the worst case scenario has already occurred and your screen is cracked, think of this as a second chance screen before dropping hundreds of dollars on a proper replacement screen. With a UV light packaged to complete the curing process, this is a pricier option than other screen protectors out there, but based on video review and reviews on Amazon it’s an early favorite. I guess time will tell how well the Whitestone Dome Glass holds up in real-life use.

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Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Curve Elite

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Zagg consistently delivers top-quality screen protectors for all the latest devices, and it’s no different for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

If you want a tempered glass screen protector, check out the InvisibleShield Glass Curve Elite. Made with smooth tempered glass, these are precisely designed screen protectors that conform to the curved edges of the Galaxy S9 screen.

Zagg has even added a layer of shock absorbing material to add extra protection from drops. This is a $50 screen protector, but it’s backed by Zagg’s limited lifetime warranty, so if it wears out or gets damaged while you’re using it you can get a replacement sent to you for free!

Zagg also has the InvisibleShield HD film screen protector ($20) if tempered glass isn’t a top priority for you. Both are also available for the Galaxy S9+.

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amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector

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Whereas the Whitestone Dome Glass might require the most complicated installation process, amFilm has tried to simplify the process by providing an installation guide so you can line up the perfect fit.

The offering here is a curved tempered glass screen protector that adheres to the phone using a silicone gel along the edges and a dot matrix along the majority of the display. amFilm says if you properly install this phone you will get a perfet fit with no clicking, no rainbow effect, and a strong adhesion that won’t peel up. This is a case-friendly option that can be yours for just $12.

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Spigen NeoFlex screen protector (2-pack)

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Spigen always makes great cases so it only makes sense that they’d also offer screen protectors that are compatible with cases.

If you’ve got the patience to take the time for a film screen protector with a wet installation, you should be more than satisfied with this two-pack of reliable screen protectors. Because it’s a flexible film, the NeoFlex can offer full protection for your screen without affecting the touch responsiveness. Spigen provides a comprehensive installation video that actually recommends installing the screen protector with your phone in a case to help like things up on the first shot. Didn’t get it quite right? Just peel it back off and try again.

It will take 12 hours for the screen protector to fully adhere so make sure you give it enough time. Get this two-pack from Amazon for just $9.

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IQShield Case Friendly Film Screen Protector (2-pack)

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IQShield offers a two-pack of plastic film screen protectors that have been updated to be completely compatible with even the most rugged cases. That’s in part due to these being PET film screen protectors rather than tempered glass.

This is a paper-thin screen protector that you will hardly notice after a clean installation. These screen protectors have an oleophobic coating to help prevent fingerprints and smudges and are easy to install. With over 100 5-star reviews on Amazon, you can buy with confidence. Get your two-pack of case-friendly screen protectors from IQShield for just $8.

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Where do you land on the screen protector debate?

Are screen protectors and cases a must-buy for any new phone you own or do you prefer the naked look and feel? Have you had hands-on experience with a screen protector that others should know about? Let us know in the comments!

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

  • Galaxy S9 and S9+: Everything you need to know!
  • Galaxy S9 review: A great phone for the masses
  • Complete Galaxy S9 and S9+ specs
  • Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8: Should you upgrade?
  • Join our Galaxy S9 forums

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Update July 2018: Updated pricing information for all of our picks, and removed the Ringke screen protector due to an increased number of poor reviews citing application and sticking problems.

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