Protecting the Samsung Galaxy S9's curved display is no easy task — tempered glass offers the best protection but a PET film can generally flex around the edges of curved displays better. There's also a price difference, so there's a lot to consider when you're buying. Whether you prefer tempered glass or a flexible film, these are the best screen protectors for your Samsung Galaxy S9.

Best overall

Whitestone Dome Glass (2-pack)

Staff pick

Whitestone's UV-curing wet-install Dome Glass kit is the best on the market, and while it's expensive, it'll protect your screen from edge to edge with its crystal-clear life. Dome Glass can give a battered S9 a second chance, gripping screens with scratches, scuffs and small cracks, too. If you drop and shatter the first protector, this kit comes with two!

$50 at Amazon

Easy to install

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector

While the Whitestone requires time and tools, amFilm has tried to simplify its install process by providing an "applicator case" so you can line up the perfect fit. This simpler tempered glass protector comes with a smaller price. Its dot-matrix and silicone gel design is more prone to peeling up; make sure you follow amFilm's installation guide.

$13 at Amazon

Best for cases

Spigen NeoFlex (2-pack)

Spigen makes excellent cases, so they're the natural choice for making case-friendly screen protectors. They might not be tempered glass, but they're far easier on your wallet and far easier to apply. Just make sure you watch the installation video and be very patient with the drying process.

$9 at Amazon

Thinnest option

IQ Shield LiQuidSkin (2-pack)

IQShield offers a two-pack of tissue-paper-thin plastic film screen protectors that have been fine-tuned to be compatible just about any case you throw at it. These screen protectors are smudge resistant, "self-healing" small scuffs and scratches, are easy to install, and cost less than breakfast at Starbucks.

$8 at Amazon

Easy installation

LK Tempered Glass Screen Protector with Installation Tray

Sometimes the trickiest part of using a tempered glass screen protector is the installation. LK's solution is an installation tray that helps to line up the screen protector the first time so you can avoid the fingerprints and dust that collect when you need multiple tries or little adjustments to get things just perfect.

$16 at Amazon

I know that screen protectors can feel like a compromise, making your screen feel or look dirtier than it is, but the Whitestone Dome Glass grips well, looks great, and spending $60 on two screen protectors beats the stress, panic, and multi-hundred dollar costs of replacing a broken screen on your Galaxy S9.

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