The Samsung Galaxy S7 is starting to reach that age where it's no longer in line to get the latest versions of Android but is still supported by Samsung with security updates. That means you might be reading this on a Galaxy S7 right now, and looking to re-up on protection for your screen. Here are the best screen protectors for the Galaxy S7!
Still the best
amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
This tempered glass screen protector is scratch-resistant and only 0.3 mm thick, featuring slight curves designed to contour right to the edge of the screen and offering the best edge-to-edge screen protection you'll find for the Galaxy S7. Installation is easy thanks to the precise cutouts and solid border around the bezel of the phone, and you shouldn't notice any difference in the phone's touch sensitivity.
For OtterBox fans
OtterBox Alpha Glass Series
OtterBox offers a tempered glass screen protector that is compatible with its own cases, which makes total sense. If you already own an OtterBox case for your S7, this is the screen protector you want to try. It comes in both clear and privacy options, with the latter preventing people from viewing your screen from side angles.
Prepare for a wet install
MaxBoost Liquid Skin (2-pack)
The Maxboost Liquid Skin protector includes two screen protectors for the screen — one with precise cutouts around the bits you want to be exposed, and the other a case-friendly option with cutouts from the edge around the top and bottom of the screen. It also includes a protector film for the back panel of your phone because it's made of glass to and susceptible to scratches and scuffs too!
LK Flexible Film Screen Protector (3-pack)
Screen protectors are designed to take the scratches, scuffs, and other abuse, so your phone doesn't. With this three-pack of screen protectors, you'll be able to swap an old one out after it's worn out. LK claims their screen protectors use a unique adhesive that can be washed, reused, and reapplied and they back their product by a lifetime warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
Probably time to consider an upgrade
You can still buy brand new Galaxy S7 phones to this day, and especially if you're buying one now, you'll need a screen protector. But if you've had one for a while now, you can breathe new life into your phone by giving it a fresh screen protector to cover up any microabrasions or cracks. Having said that, if you're still using a Galaxy S7, you might want to start thinking about upgrading to a phone that will get software updates for Android Pie and onwards.
Our top recommendation for tempered glass options is from amFilm, which offers slight curves to allow for complete edge-to-edge protection. It's a great option if you're looking for the sturdy protection that tempered glass provides.
For the best value for your dollar, look to the LK Flexible Film which offers three screen protectors that are quick and easy to install and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Christine Persaud is a freelance writer for Android Central who has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's probably working on her latest fitness program, binging a new (or old) TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets, or spending time with her school-aged son. A self-professed TV nerd, lover of red wine, and passionate cook, she's immersed in tech in every facet of her life. Follow her at @christineTechCA.
I've used the IQ Shield, and I LOVE the wet installation - great use of the water resistance of the phone. I just don't understand the missing corners! That's part of the screen too, and susceptible to getting scraped against my keys while in my pocket. I have a plain ol' clear skin case on my phone, and the screen protector doesn't hit it, so that's good. However, I had to take off my first protector after I used the phone in my Gear VR headset, as it peeled the film back and wasn't able to go back on without looking like crap. So, if you use the GEAR VR, just know you may have to replace your screen protector each time.
I ran a IQ shield for a few months as well and that was the one thing I didn't like about it, even with a good case on parts were still exposed.
Gang...don't overlook the true-Liquid Screen protectors that wipe on to the screen with a cloth or spray... and quickly dry to a 9H Tempered Protection-hardness layer. For those with true-curved screens... such as the Galaxy S7 Edge or the Note 7. You will find it truly welcomed and a cut above the typical soft-screen protectors or rigid tempered-glass models which don't offer full coverage and contact with the screen's surface.
How do you remove it?
Ethanol-based alcohol cleaner. I have the Sharkproof at home that I'm going to put on my replacement Note 7.
I have the Skinomi and it's amazing and easy to install.
Been using smartphones from the beginning and I've never used a screen protector. Ever. And never had a scratch
2 options: u use it like messing with uranium 237 or you dont see your scratches.
Or I'm a grown up who can handle a phone that already has gorilla glass
Can you please do this for the Note7 too? Is there any viable glass protector?
oh please!!! Huh???!!! Tempered glass exists for both phones. truly great. nothing matches it. nothing!! the clearest, the most durable, the easiest to install (and re-use), the easiest to clean, and the hardest to scratch. oh, also usually less expensive than "skins". If you are not using tempered glass, you are just pretending!
I just got an Armorsuit skin from amazon. It says to not only power off, but to remove the battery to install. Really???Uses a blow dryer to seal the edges - is that why?
Yep. I'm rocking a curved glass screen protector for my Note 7. It covers evey part of the curved screen too. Pressure sensitivity sucks the first day, but after that, feels like there's nothing on your screen. And that folks is how a screen protector should feel, like it's not even there.
Brand and link please.
This works fantastic on my Galaxy S7
Armorsuit MilitaryShield Samsung Galaxy S7 Screen Protector (Case Friendly) Anti-Bubble Ultra HD Shield w/ Lifetime Replacements by ArmorSuit
What do we think about Zagg? I never hear about them on AC.
I had the amfilm ones on my wife's phone and they kept breaking. After the first one broke, they replaced it for free. When the second one broke, their lifetime warranty only applies to the first protector, after that you buy a new one. After switching brands, no more problems.
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