Screen protectors literally add another layer of safety to phones. Whether you’re scared of shattering your phone’s display or just want to prevent little hairline scratches, a screen protector is a cheap way to bring in extra protection on top of well-made glass. Although both sides of the Galaxy S7 are made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to resist damage, many people still want to place a screen protector on their stunning new device. Damaging a $700 phone even in the slightest isn’t quite a pretty thing to experience, especially if you don’t have insurance; a screen protector isn’t a bad idea after all. The little accessory could save you from having to pay hundreds of dollars for repairs or an entirely new phone.
Let’s check out the best screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S7.
ZAGG HD Dry InvisibleShield Screen Protector
Among the world’s biggest and best providers of screen protectors is ZAGG. The company, which focuses on all accessories relating to mobile device protection, has a low-cost screen protector available for the Galaxy S7. That’s surprising considering its products normally carry heavier-than-standard prices online and in retail stores.
ZAGG’s HD Dry InvisibleShield screen protector for Samsung’s flagship is “exceptionally clear, unbelievably thin, and virtually indestructible.” Despite being so thin, this screen protector is military grade and has self-healing technology for molecules to deny scratches and nicks. If it does break or show blemishes, ZAGG will honor the product’s lifetime warranty and replace it with a fresh screen protector. The lifetime warranty cancels out the letdown that ZAGG only includes one screen protector.
- Types: Front, Front+Back
- Pricing: $20-$35
Yootech HD Ultra Clear Film Screen Protector
Aiming for value? Stop searching and just get Yootech’s screen protector for your Galaxy S7. At a price that is less than $10, Yootech is allowing you to pull off a steal by picking up three HD Ultra Clear Film screen protectors in a single package. But don’t expect to go through all three right away if you mess up during the installation process. Yootech says these are hassle-free and bubble-free, meaning you can just peel it off and reposition if necessary.
Don’t let the low price fool you. Yootech is getting demand so high that Amazon is running out of stock frequently. And, if reviews are your thing, the HD Ultra Clear Film screen protector is rated with four stars from over two hundred customers, 50% of which gave Yootech’s option five stars.
- Types: Standard
- Pricing: $8
Spigen Crystal Screen Protector
My personal favorite when it comes to accessories is Spigen because of the company’s quality, design, and pricing. It’s not hard to get a well-made product from Spigen while avoiding spending a lot of money. The Crystal screen protector is simple, coming with exactly the stuff you need to get a screen protector placed perfectly on your Galaxy S7 in one try. With the three screen protectors is a wet cleaner, squeegee, dust removal sticker, and multiple guide stickers.
The Crystal screen protector has cutouts to match your phone’s home button, camera, and sensors. Its high quality optical base PET film resists scratches and doesn’t have that rainbow effect you’ve seen on other screen protectors.
I’ve been buying from Spigen for years, and I can confidently tell you that their customer service is excellent and willing to work with you to solve any issues. Then again, its products are so good that you probably won’t have to ever contact the customer service department unless you want to thank them for this screen protector’s quality.
- Types: Standard
- Pricing: $10
Spigen GLAS.rT SLIM HD Screen Protector
So maybe that Crystal screen protector from Spigen was a little too simple for your needs. That’s why Spigen developed the GLAS.tR SLIM HD screen protector. Rather than being a plain piece of plastic, it’s made out of tempered glass. That allows this screen protector to be tougher than the competition. And there’s an oleophobic coating that pushes away oils and fingerprints so your screen looks as dazzling as the first time you took it out of the box.
Still, even with its fancy technology, Spigen GLAS.tR SLIM is priced attractively. Spigen includes one screen protector, a dust removal sticker, a micro fiber cloth, and two wipes.
- Types: Standard
- Pricing: $25
OtterBox Alpha Glass Screen Protector
If you chat with anyone about protecting their phone, OtterBox is guaranteed to be included in that conversation. OtterBox, a company synonymous with mobile device protection, has a screen protector for the Galaxy S7 available in two varieties — Clear and Privacy. Everything about them is the same, including the tempered glass and polyester design, with the exception of the Privacy version blocking visibility from outside the front of the phone.
OtterBox’s Alpha Glass screen protector shields your phone from incoming hits and sudden drops, using its tempered glass design to hold everything together. If something wild happens and the screen protector disappoints, OtterBox will honor the 1-year warranty.
- Types: Clear, Privacy
- Pricing: $36-$40
IQ Shield Screen Protector
IQ Shield is probably a company you’ve heard little or nothing about, but I’m here to tell you that they deserve your attention. Now, yes, the sample shot has LG’s software sitting on the Galaxy S7; however, don’t let that turn you off. IQ Shield has three unique screen protectors to give you the exact type of protection desired.
The Tempered Glass version offers superior strength in its tempered glass build; the LiQuidSkin version keeps it simple during installation; the Matte version rids your phone’s display of any glare in bright lighting and pushes away dust, fingerprints, and other unwanted items.
All of these screen protectors have IQ Shield’s lifetime warranty attached.
- Types: Tempered Glass, LiQuidSkin, Matte
- Pricing: $8-$10
The screen protectors listed above are what we call the best of them all, but other options exist. The six included in our picks are meant to give you guidance as to the brands and types to stick with, and everything we mentioned here will ship for free. As you can tell, the benefits go further than just the screen protectors themselves. The makers of these screen protectors care about customers, showing that by having lengthy warranties and free shipping.
Do you have a favorite screen protector? Head down to the comments section and tell us what your go-to is.