Yes, you can still use a screen protector with the Galaxy S9+ even with the curved display. This guide will share a list of the best Galaxy S9+ screen protectors, what each one has to offer, and why you’ll want one. A durable tempered glass protector can keep your phone looking nice and new, and the screen free of scratches.
Samsung’s latest S9 devices are durable, but accidents happen all the time. Even though they’re using 20% thicker glass than the Galaxy S8, it’s still prone to damage or scratches, which is why you’ll want protection.
There are a few different styles and levels of durability on Galaxy S9 Plus screen protectors. Most are cheap films while others are expensive tempered glass. Some even use a UV light for the perfect installation. We’ve found protection priced under $8, and a few for $12, which is far cheaper than the $150+ it will cost to replace a damaged display. Highly reputable brands offer protection for around $50.
A screen protector for the Galaxy S9+ is highly recommended. Even spending $7-8 on a cheap film is better than nothing, especially if you don’t plan on keeping it in a case. Films prevent scratches, but that’s about it. Then, more expensive “glass protectors” use reinforced and tempered glass. Tempered glass goes through a chemical process that makes it scratch and shatter-resistant, and extremely durable. It’s similar to the durable glass that comes on the phone itself.
New for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, after getting popular for the Galaxy S8, are UV lights that “cure” the screen protector to your phone. This offers one of the best experiences, but they’re more expensive. These are popular because some glass screen protectors don’t fit the curved edge, and you lose touchscreen responsiveness.
Basically, if you want to keep the Galaxy S9+ safe you’ll want a screen protector from a brand we know, use, and trust. Or you’ll want to buy a UV light and easy installation tray so nothing goes wrong.
We still recommend a screen protector if you’re going to buy a case from our roundup. That’s because a case won’t protect your phone in a purse or pocket full of keys, not to mention against life’s daily hazards. Accidents happen, and you’ll want protection. As more companies release products we’ll add them to this list. For now, consider popular brands like Otterbox, Tech21, InvisibleShield, Spigen, or WhiteStone’s Dome Glass process.
Caseology Tempered Glass (Easy Install Tray)
First off, we're recommending the Caseology Tempered Glass Screen protector kit for the Galaxy S9+. While they make great cases, the reason this made our list is because of the easy installation tray.
No one likes putting on screen protectors, and half the time we mess up anyways. With Caseology, you'll get a super simple easy installation tray that perfectly aligns the glass protector for you. Pull off the protective film, line it up, and drop it in place. Then use the included squeegee to get rid of any bubbles.
Each Caseology glass works great with cases, which means the edges are just a tiny bit short so your case doesn't pull it up and ruin your screen protector. They're using 9H reinforced glass with anti-fingerprint coatings, rounded edges to prevent chipping, and it's pretty affordable too. Don't forget Samsung sells official accessories as well.