In this buying guide we’ll explain why you need a screen protector for the Galaxy S8 and share a list of the best Galaxy S8 screen protectors available. A good screen protector can prevent broken screens and keep your phones display looking like new.
While the Galaxy S8’s display is resilient it is 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 Galaxy S8.
There are several styles of Galaxy S8 screen protectors, from cheap films to expensive tempered and curved glass. We’ve found some priced as low as $7.85, which is much cheaper than the $200 or more it will cost to replace a damaged display. You’ll need to spend about $50 to get a curved glass screen protector from big name brands.
While we recommend investing in a high-quality screen protector to protect your $800 phone, spending less than $10 on a cheap film is better than nothing, especially if you don’t keep it in a case. The most expensive Galaxy S8 screen protectors use reinforced and tempered glass. Tempered glass is scratch resistant and more durable than cheaper films.
However, some tempered glass protectors may not fit the curved edge of the glass perfectly, which we’ll address in the slideshow below. A few companies released 2nd generation models with a redesigned curved edge, which should help with the problems some users are facing. Until further notice though, we recommend a film screen protector.
Many choose to skip a screen protector after buying a case, but cases don’t protect your phone from keys in a purse or pocket. Instead of saving a few dollars get a screen protector and have some insurance against daily wear and tear.