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Protect your investment with these Galaxy S10 screen protectors


The Galaxy S10 has a great, big, beautiful screen with some fancy 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. Your best bets are plastic film protectors or the Whitestone Dome Glass. Here are the best Galaxy S10 screen protectors. Don’t forget to check out the best Galaxy S10 cases as well.

Has it all

ZAGG InvisibleShield Visionguard

Staff pick


ZAGG offers everything with its InvisibleShield screen protector, including impact and scratch protection, a built-in blue light filter, and a smudge-resistant coating.

$30 at Amazon
$45 at Best Buy
$25 at Walmart

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 result is nothing short of amazing.

$60 at Amazon (2-Pack)

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

Edge-to-edge protection

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

Smooth and selfie-friendly

LK HD Effect Flexible 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.

$11 at Amazon

That ultrasonic sensor can’t stand gaps

Finding the “perfect” Galaxy S10 screen protector is a hopeless task. Still, out of all the ones being offered, we think the best Galaxy S10 screen protector 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. Now that you’ve picked out the perfect screen protector, don’t forget to pick up one of the best Galaxy S10 cases.

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.

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