Best Screen Protectors for OnePlus 6T
The OnePlus 6T follows in the OnePlus tradition of releasing a slightly fancier phone every six months. With the OnePlus 6T, you get a fancy new in-display fingerprint scanner which is cool, but maybe an even more pressing reason to invest in a good screen protector. OnePlus has its own premium option available and it's sure to be so popular that there's bound to be shortages. In that case, there's a variety of budget-friendly options available from trusted brands like Supershieldz and Mr Shield that might just do the trick for much less.
OnePlus offers its own tempered glass screen protector that offers edge-to-edge protection with a black border. You can also bet that it's been designed to function well with the in-display fingerprint sensor. There's been some controversy, however, over how OnePlus has handled returns and negative reviews of its accessory, so you may prefer the customer support — and value — delivered by other accessory makers.
Tempered glass for less
Getting three tempered glass screen protectors for $8 is an absolute steal. You shouldn't expect to get full edge-to-edge coverage due to the curved edges of the display, but it's case-friendly and you'll have a couple backups if the first one peels up.
For the same price from the same brand, you can get a 2-pack of tempered glass screen protectors with a similar black border to the OnePlus offering. The issue here is that users report the thickness affects the reliability of the 6T's in-display fingerprint scanner. If that's a deal-breaker, look elsewhere.
This Skinomi screen protector requires a wet install with an included application spray that you use to spritz the adhesive side of the film. You can wiggle it around a bit to get the perfect fit before leaving it to dry for a good while, and once its set, this is a good protector to use with a case.
Lifetime replacement warranty
ArmorSuit only gives you one screen protector with it's kit, but it's designed to flex around the curved edges of the display and is also backed by a lifetime replacement warranty. It's a wet install, too, and you'll want to leave it to dry for several hours to ensure the best adhesion.
Matte finish film
For those who want a film screen protector without the messiness of a wet install, consider this three pack from Mr Shield. The kit includes everything you'll need for a clean installation, and the matte finish is sure to be a differentiator for those who hate dealing with glare when looking at their phones.
Protecting the display on a device like the OnePlus 6T should be your top priority — a cracked or scratched screen is the worst-case scenario with such fancy in-screen tech on display. There's a ton of value to be had with the Supershieldz 3-pack or the lifetime warranty offered by ArmorSuit so don't regret not spending $10 today when left looking sadly at a busted display in the future.
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