In this buying guide we’ll explain why you need a screen protector for the Galaxy Note 8 and share a list of the best screen protectors available. A good glass protector can keep your phone looking nice and new, and the screen scratch-free.
With a big 6.3-inch curved display a screen protection is highly recommended. Samsung’s phone is durable, but it’s far from scratch-proof. Additionally, the curved edges are more prone to damage than traditional displays. That’s why we recommend getting something durable and strong from our list.
There are several styles of Note 8 screen protectors available. Some are cheap films while others are expensive tempered glass. We’ve found some priced under $8, and others for $12, which is much cheaper than the $200 plus it will cost to replace a damaged display. Those highly popular reputable brands offer protection too, and some of those cost upwards of $50 each.
Before we begin, we need to mention that reviews are important on screen protectors. That’s because some don’t fit all that great. This is especially true on the Galaxy Note 8 and its curved display. Some protectors don’t match the curve, resulting in a poor user experience. However, now that the phone is over a half a year old, we know what works and what doesn’t. As a result, we’ve gathered a list of Galaxy Note 8 screen protectors from brands we know, use and trust. Protection that fits right, and keeps the screen safe.
We recommend investing in a screen protector to keep the big 6.3-inch screen safe on your $950 smartphone. Even spending $7-8 on a cheap film is better than nothing, especially if you don’t keep it in a case. The more expensive models use reinforced and tempered glass. Tempered glass is both scratch and shatter-resistant.
Even if you buy a case, we still suggest getting a screen protector. That’s because a case won’t protect your phone in a purse, from a pocket full of keys, or against life’s daily hazards. As more companies release protection we’ll add them to this list. For now, consider popular brands like GLEP, Spigen, or ZAGG’s InvisibleShield from our roundup below.