Screen protector for Samsung s8+

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Is it really needed, do they actually do anything besides protecting from scratches which by now the glass on these phones are pretty tough
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Chris Travers

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Allan, Mobile Master

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It really depends on how rough you are on your phone. For me, I don't use screen protectors but I also don't put my phone in my pocket with my keys, etc. If you are pretty rough on it or are worried about scratching it then I'd say go for it but if you're careful with it and don't feel like you need it then I wouldn't bother. The glass on phones these days is pretty resistant to scratches now anyways.
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I think it's worth it to protect from eventual scratches but for that it's up to what you're good with. They have another function of defending against screen cracks as they seem to take the impact for the screen itself.
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Most screens now are Gorilla Glass, which is more resistant to breakage and deep scratches, but will still get micro scratches (which generally don't affect the screen clarity).


I have a screen protector incoming for my S8+, because I'm pretty OCD when it comes to my phones.


Screen protectors are cheap insurance against scratches, and as long as you get clear (not matte), you won't even notice you have one on.
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From past experiences, tempered glass screen protectors help to improve the structural integrity of the screen from inadvertent drops. Despite all the claims made about Gorilla glass, I've still managed to get minute, nearly undetectable scratches in the glass, even though I baby my electronics. If and when it comes time to sell, most people appreciate a pristine looking screen. Screen protectors can increase resale value. Worth the investment, in my opinion.

https://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/shop-by-device/samsung-galaxy-s8-plus-accessories
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Tempered glass protectors are the best! Too bad they don't make any decent ones for the curved displays. Glass doesn't bend very well, lol.

*Edit* just looked at the Zagg in your link. That looks awesome. I'm going to order that when it's available.
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Yeah i think so as well for Zagg , alot of the companies are just getting to it on making the product for the new phone, cant imagine it will be no more then few weeks
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I think you should get it I dropped my phone once face down the screen protector cracked and the phone was fine
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So I've read some reviews about S8 screen protectors, and you've got limitations with edge screens. Because of the strong curve, you'll only be able to protect part of the screen ever. The edges will never be covered. Don't bother trying to get the glass ones that are edged, because they all don't actually adhere to the flat glass itself. They don't stay on well, and make touch difficult as a result. Either get the flat ones that won't cover the whole edge, or a regular one.
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I agree with Rikkster, if your going to get a screen protector get a Tempered Glass as in most drops the Tempered Glass breaks and saves the phones screen glass from breaking, much cheaper to replace the Tempered Glass screen protector than the phones front glass. I've experienced them saving your phone 2 times in the past myself and know many others including my wife who was going through phones at a crazy rate dropping them and smashing the glass until I began putting Tempered Glass screen protectors on her phones and have since never had her break a phone just had to replace 5 Tempered Glass screen protectors for her and even one on her smartwatch.
As far as the curved displays there are a few good ones out there but definitely do research on YouTube to find one that actually works well before purchasing because most are garbage for curved displays. When it comes to normal flat displays just purchase the cheaper ones around $10 off of eBay which are just as good as the expensive $50 ones brand names sell that I've purchased.
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Tempered glass it is! Thanks guys