The Galaxy S10 has got a great, big, beautiful screen with some new tricks inside — like that fancy ultrasonic fingerprint sensor — but those tricks make buying a screen protector all the more important and all the more difficult. See, that in-screen fingerprint sensor can’t tolerate any air bubbles or gaps between the screen and the screen protector, so your best bets are plastic film protectors or the Whitestone Dome Glass, which is one of the only tempered glass screen protectors we can find that plays nice with it.
Has it all
ZAGG InvisibleShield Visionguard
ZAGG offers everything with its InvisibleShield screen protector, including impact and scratch protection, a built-in blue light filter, and a smudge-resistant coating.
$28 at Amazon
The power of UV
Whitestone Dome Glass
Hands down, the Whitestone screen protector is one of the best around. It has an in-depth installation, but the end result is nothing short of amazing.
$60 at Amazon
Smooth and selfie-friendly
LK HD Clear Screen Protector (3-Pack)
These thin TPU screen protectors are self-healing, case-friendly, bubble-free, water and fingerprint resistant, and smooth to the touch.
$9 at Amazon
Skinomi TechSkin (2-Pack)
These case-friendly, self-healing films use a wet install method, allowing you to ensure that you line up the hole-punch selfie camera just so.
$10 at Amazon
$8 at Walmart
Boost the original glass
Spigen NeoFlex (2-Pack)
Spigen’s NeoFlex protector is nice and simple. The TPU film is easy to apply, it works perfectly with the fingerprint sensor, and you get a pack of two for extra peace of mind.
$9 at Amazon
Made in the USA
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Screen Protector
This American-made film protector is easy to unroll and slap on your screen, and with its self-healing, fingerprint-resistant properties, it’s a great value option.
$9 at Amazon
That ultrasonic sensor can’t stand gaps
Finding the “perfect” Galaxy S10 screen protector is a hopeless task, but out of all the ones being offered, we think the best overall option is the ZAGG InvisibleShield Visionguard. It isn’t the most cost-effective one you can buy, but it does bring a lot to the table. It has robust protection, is resistant to smudges, and the built-in blue light filter is a nice touch.
If you can’t stomach that high price to cover your screen — to say nothing of the high priced Whitestone Dome Glass — there are some good value options to go for, too. We recommend checking out the LK 3-Pack and the U.S.-made ArmorSuit MilitaryShield.
I honestly prefer films for the S10 so long as I’m using the fingerprint sensor — you’ll need to pay extra attention to how the UV adhesive sets up around the ultrasonic sensor — but tempered glass screen protectors will offer much higher levels of durability and drop-protection for your S10. In the end, there’s a tradeoff to be made either way, but which side of that balancing act you fall on is up to you alone.
Have troubles with fingerprints after install?
Whether you go glass or film, re-enroll your fingerprints after installing a screen protector. How the sensor sees your fingerprints could change from the built-in screen protector to a different one, so getting a fresh sample can help you avoid bad reads and timeouts. If the troubles continue for days after re-enrolling, then consider turning to Smart Lock to keep your phone unlocked when you’re carrying your phone, have it paired to a trusted Bluetooth device, or are in a trusted location. Smart Lock can be found in the Settings app under Security.