A few years ago, a device with a 6.9-inch display would have been considered a tablet, but times have changed, and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is able to rock such a massive screen thanks in large part to the continued drive to do away with phone bezels. So while the S20 Ultra’s 6.9-inch display is still massive and requires two hands to properly use, it’s not crazy to imagine using it as your daily driver.
What a display it is too. Samsung has outdone itself yet again with the Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. Colors are vibrant and bright, while the dark, inky blacks are deep enough to dive into. It’s a stunning screen — and it’s well worth protecting. A broken screen is something every smartphone owner has to deal with at some point in their life, and it’s never fun. Thankfully, the worst can be avoided with a good screen protector. Here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen protectors you can buy.
Please note: The S20 Ultra’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner can be affected by some screen protectors, and we’ve highlighted where manufacturers have confirmed their products work with the in-display sensor. However, we have not been able to test them all yet. We’ll be updating this article with details once they become available.
Whitestone Dome Glass — Twin Pack
It’s incredibly expensive, but spend some time with the Whitestone Dome Glass protector and you’ll see why it’s so highly-priced. Whitestone’s protector is made from tough tempered glass that bends to match your phone’s curves, ensuring complete protection. But the real magic is found in the installation process. Rather than using a normal adhesive, Whitestone uses a liquid adhesive with a curing process to ensure a tight fit that’s also protective. The cured liquid between the protector and your device means there’s no loss of sensitivity or clarity, and it also means the protector works perfectly with the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in the S20 Ultra. An extra protector in the package helps to justify the high price.
Ringke Dual Easy Wing
The Ringke Dual Easy screen protector makes installing a screen protector as easy as counting to four. The company introduces a number-ordered application process that simply requires you to place the protector on your phone, lift the tabs off, and wipe down to your satisfaction. The Dual Easy Wing also introduces flaps on the side that wrap around the curved edges of your S20 Ultra, ensuring a tight fit on the device. Underneath the layers of transparent PET film is a liquid solution that washes off any dust and debris on the screen instead of using the traditional dust stickers. For $14, you get a pack of two screen protectors, and considering the fool-proof installation process, you’ll most likely be saving the second for the future or a friend.
Tauri 3-Pack Screen Protector
If you’re not looking to spend much money on a screen protector — especially after the $1,400 for your new phone — then the Tauri screen protector is your savior. At only $9, you get a pack of three case-friendly, anti-bubble, TPU screen protectors. The protectors are just as thin as the one that comes preinstalled on your S20 Ultra so they’ll protect your phone from scratches and scuffs without adding much weight. The thinness of the film also helps maintain the clear and vibrant QHD+ display of your phone. While the Tauri screen protector won’t guard your S20 Ultra from drops, it’s a solid option for the price.
AmFilm Ultra Glass
Not all UV light-installed screen protectors leave a dent in your wallet. The AmFilm Ultra Glass screen protector follows a similar installation process as the Whitestone Dome. Included in the package is an application tray, a tube of gel solution, a UV light, and the rest of the essentials like a microfiber cloth. There are small dots strategically placed throughout the screen protector to ensure an even spread of the gel adhesive. The ones located at the bottom center of the glass allow your ultrasonic fingerprint sensor to function underneath. At a lower price, the AmFilm Ultra Glass offers a similar experience to its competitors while adding an extra screen protector in the box.
Spigen Neo Flex — Twin Pack
Glass protectors aren’t for everyone, and if you prefer a slim, sleek fit over the hard protection glass affords, a film protector is a great way to go. Spigen’s Neo Flex is a flexible film that curves to cover your entire display, and you can pair it with Spigen’s cases for full phone protection. The film uses self-healing technology that repairs fingerprints and minor scratches, and it comes in a twin pack, so you have a free replacement. The wet installation method takes some getting used to, but the liquid solution bonds the film securely to your device once it dries. The Neo Flex is a good protector at a great price.
InvisibleShield Ultra VisionGuard+
Experts cite many negative side effects to the blue light emanating from your Smartphone’s screen, including headaches, insomnia, and eyesight deterioration. Luckily, you can safeguard against such threats by investing in a screen protector whose function is comparable to UV sensitive sunglasses. This protector comes with the Eyesafe layer, which filters out blue light without distorting your display color. It feels just like your device’s screen and comes with anti-microbial and self-healing finishes to ensure it stays clean and clear throughout your use. It’s costly for a film protector, though, and there are definitely cheaper ways to protect your eyes. But if you can afford it, this is an excellent protector.
Tech21 Impact Shield Anti-Scratch
Even if you handle them with care, you can’t always avoid those little scratches you get on your screen — but the Tech21 Impact Protector can help. It’s a flexible film reinforced with three scratch-resistant protective layers. Since it’s flexible, it follows the curves of your phone’s screen. Even though it has three layers, it’s still a thin protector that features an anti-microbial coating. It’s easy to apply the protector to your device screen with the alignment applicator that comes in the package. All those extra features don’t come cheap — if you buy from Tech21, you’re looking at a sales price of around $30. This protector is an excellent choice if you don’t like the thickness of glass screen protectors, which are better at resisting scratches but can be bulky.
IQ Shield Matte Film — Twin Pack
We know you like to read, study, or even video chat outside on a bright fall or spring day. Unfortunately, you will often forgo enjoying a nice day to protect your device from dirt or dust particles, not to mention insufficient visibility due to the sun’s glaring rays. This protector will take care of all these impediments so you can use your device wherever you want. The IQ Shield has a matte coating that will cut out glare from sunlight or bright lights, so you can see the screen without having to squint. It’s also quite protective, as it’s a durable, military-grade film designed to adhere to the curved edges of your device. It uses a wet installation method for a close fit to your device’s display. The IQ Shield Matte Film is an extremely affordable screen protector, especially when you consider getting an extra film in the package if you need a replacement.
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