The Galaxy S10 comes with a gorgeous 6.1in Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, while the S10 Plus follows with a larger 6.3in display. Both feature a 93-percent screen-to-body ratio which means it’s a lot of glass to protect.
What’s different about the S10 and S10 Plus is the in-screen fingerprint sensor which uses ultrasonic waves to scan your finger. This sets the S10 apart from other phones that use optical scanners – but it does complicate options when it comes to screen protectors. (The S10e screens remain unaffected however, as the fingerprint scanner is on the side of the phone)
Most third-party protectors for the S10 and S10 Plus come with a cutout at the bottom to accommodate the scanner’s sensitivity, but not everyone may like this look. That’s why we’ve gathered options with and without the cutout in this round up of the best Galaxy S10 screen protectors.
We’ll be adding to this list as more screen protectors become available, so watch this space. For even more protection, see our roundup of the best Galaxy S10 cases.
Samsung Official Galaxy S10 Screen Protector
You may find that your Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus already comes with a plastic screen protector. It doesn’t have a cutout, which some users may prefer. Plus, as an official accessory, Samsung promises bubble-free installation and complete screen clarity and sensitivity.
Whitestone Dome Glass Galaxy S10 Screen Protector
The Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector provides 9H tempered glass protection. though at a hefty price – that said it’s perhaps the only other third-party screen protector without a cutout which maintains the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner’s sensitivity.
Whitestone’s achieves this with its Liquid Optically Clear Adhesive which does not produce the air gaps that typically form between the screen and protector. This gap would otherwise interfere with the ultrasonic waves.
The application system is the most advanced of all the screen protector on this list; you will have to cure the protector onto your S10 using a UV light lamp, so instructions should be followed carefully. It can even be applied to screens that are already broken.
Zagg Ultra Clear Samsung Galaxy S10 Screen Protector
We’ve recommended Zagg before for other phones, such as the Galaxy S9. This is a clear film protector that goes directly onto the screen.
It offers protection from scratches and smudges and preserves clarity by 96%. Of course, you won’t get the same glass feel with a film protector as you would with a tempered glass option, but you do get decent protection backed by a lifetime warranty.
Eiger 3D Glass Galaxy S10 Screen Protector
Eiger’s screen protector, made of Japanese tempered glass, is curved at the edges to protect the contours of your Galaxy S10. It doesn’t cover the S10 edge-to-edge though – but this keeps it case-friendly. Apart from a 9H hardness rating it comes with an anti-dust layer that keeps the protector secure.
QDos OptiGuard S10 Screen Protector
The QDos OptiGuard Glass Curve screen protector for the Galaxy S10 is also made from Japanese glass and is remarkably thin at 0.3mm, which makes it case-compatible, while offering edge-to-edge protection for the S10 and S10 Plus (both at £39.99/US$39.99).
The same thinness does also make it fragile, so we would recommend not bending it during application, as the glass will snap, as it did in our experience. QDos does offer a Lifetime Warranty however, so if the protector does get damaged, you can have it replaced.