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 screen scratch free and the phone looking nice and new.
With a big 6.3-inch curved glass display a screen protector is probably a good idea. Samsung’s phone is durable, but it’s far from scratch-proof. Not to mention the curved edge can easily get damaged. That’s why we recommend getting a good screen protector for your phone.
There are several styles of Note 8 screen protectors to choose from. 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. High-end reputable brands have more expensive options that cost upwards of $50.
When it comes to buying a screen protector for devices with a curved screen, like the Galaxy Note 8, we recommend reading reviews first. That’s because some don’t seem to fit the curve perfectly. Resulting in a less than ideal user experience. And since the Note 8 is still new, reviews are limited until the release date on September 15th. That said, we’ve still gathered a list of Galaxy Note 8 screen protectors from brands we know, use and trust.
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 or pocket full of keys, or from 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.