We love big screens, and they don’t get much bigger than the enormous 6.8-inch display in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. With a stunning edge-to-edge design and a hole-punch selfie camera, the Note 10 Plus is beautiful as well as big. That extends to the screen technology too, with Samsung’s most advanced Dynamic AMOLED tech being used to incredible effect. The Note 10’s display is one of the best around right now.
With all that going on, it makes sense to keep it protected. We’ve already highlighted the best Galaxy Note 10 Plus cases, but if you’re also worried about your screen, then adding extra protection there might be a good idea. We’ve dug through a pile of screen protectors to find out which ones really do the business, and are worth your hard-earned cash. With options for both film and tempered glass, here are the best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (and Note 10 Plus 5G) screen protectors. Best of all, they all also work with the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.
InvisibleShield Ultra VisionGuard
The health of your screen may be important, but it doesn’t trump the health of your eyes. Blue light emitted from screens may be responsible for missed hours of sleep and many restless nights — but it doesn’t have to be that way. InvisibleShield’s Ultra VisionGuard film protector helps to cut out the potentially harmful blue light, reducing its effect on you and helping to ease eye strain. While film isn’t as protective as glass, InvisibleShield’s film still adds protection to your screen, and has been developed to feel like glass, so you don’t get the jarring feeling of plastic under your finger. However, it’s certainly an investment.
Tech21 Impact Shield Anti-Scratch
Tech21’s Impact Shield attempts to add serious shock protection to a film protector. Made from three layers, the deciding factor here is Bulletshield, a material Tech21 claims absorbs the energy from impacts, protecting your screen from drops in a way film isn’t usually able to do. Thanks to being made from film, it’s super-thin, and the supplied applicator that comes with it ensures a precise fit that extends all the way around the curved screen of your device. It’s certainly not the cheapest option out there though, and that could put a lot of people off.
XClear Anti-Scratch Film — Triple Pack
Sometimes quantity is what matters, and that’s why XClear’s triple pack of film protectors is worth mentioning. A pack of three film screen protectors, these protectors are thin, clear, and provide good scratch-protection for your device’s screen. In short, there’s little that sets XClear’s offerings apart from other manufacturers — that is, except for the price. These protectors are extremely budget-friendly, and while we usually recommend spending more on a device’s protection, if you often work in dusty or dirty environments, keeping a screen protector clean can be a real chore. It’s much easier to replace a screen protector with another in those sorts of circumstances, and that’s where these protectors excel.
Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector
It’s hard to make a list of flagship phone screen protectors and not include the Whitestone Dome Glass. Whitestone’s screen protector puts a layer of tempered glass between your phone and the outside world, but it’s not that which makes it special. It’s the way it’s applied. A layer of adhesive is applied between the display and the screen protector, and that adhesive is then cured with the UV lamp. That curing creates a solid layer of adhesive between the display and protector, meaning clarity and responsiveness is boosted significantly along with the added protection. It’s certainly not the cheapest, but it’s one of the best you can buy. It also works perfectly with the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
Ringke Dual Easy Film Screen Protector
You don’t have to add more glass to your phone if you don’t want to, and film screen protectors also have a lot going for them. They’re thinner than glass protectors, and generally cheaper too — though they won’t offer the same sort of strength that glass will. This duo from Ringke offers good scratch protection at a cheap price with transparent PET film that’s formed of four layers. An automatic dust removal layer takes away any final bits of dust that could otherwise end up lodged beneath your protector, while the film also stretches from the top to the bottom, even covering the selfie camera.
Eiger 3D Glass Screen Protectors
Designed to fit in conjunction with a protective case, Eiger’s pure glass screen protector is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a simple glass screen protector. It’s made from tough tempered glass that can take blows instead of your display, and it has fully rounded edges that won’t catch your fingertips. There’s an anti-dust layer on these edges too, which stops the edges from lifting and letting in dust — a problem with many other screen protectors on the market. It’s fully compatible with the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner too, because there’s a big hole over the top of it. That will divide opinion though, and we find something inelegant about Eiger’s solution. Still, it’s a solid protector for the money.
Spigen Neo Flex HD Film Screen Protectors
Another great film protector, Spigen’s Neo Flex HD does the business while staying almost completely invisible. It’s made from a strong but flexible film that protects well against scratches, fingerprints, and dirt. Sure, it won’t protect as well against drops, but that’s what you have a case for, right? The flexible film adheres to the Note 10 Plus’s curves, and there’s a space for the selfie camera too. Since it’s so thin, it also doesn’t interfere with the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. It’s easy to apply and uses a wet installation method that guarantees a close fit to your Note 10 Plus’s screen. Best of all, it’s a dual pack, so you get a spare.
Armorsuit Matte Screen Protector
This film protector from Armorsuit has been treated with a matte finish that helps to cut out glare from strong light sources, making your Note 10 Plus’s display a lot easier to see outdoors in the sunshine. It’s also protective, offering good scratch protection with self-healing properties — so minor scratches will heal over time. It’s also been treated to resist yellowing over time, so you won’t get that unsightly aged effect that can sometimes happen with film protectors. A good price for a great protector.