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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for LG V20

Action Launcher 3 on the LG V20
Action Launcher 3 on the LG V20

The LG V20 is a huge phone, featuring a 5.7-inch main display below a smaller secondary ticker. If you're like us, you'll want to find a quality tempered glass screen protector to ensure both displays stay scratch-free and protected from damage.

But LG threw a curveball for those looking for tempered glass protection by literally adding curves to the top and bottom of the display. As has been discussed in the AC Forums, it's been a challenge to find a quality tempered glass screen protector that offers good coverage without peeling up around the top and bottom.

There are also a number of really bad options floating around early in this product cycle, so you'll want to be careful with which one you buy. If it's not sized or installed properly, you're going to have a bad time.

Having said all that, here are some recommendations taken from firsthand experiences from the Android Central community.

Update March, 2017: Added the Spigen screen protector to the list.

Incipio

The V20 tempered glass screen protector from Incipio was recommended by AC user durandetto, who shared the results of his purchase in the forum thread linked above.

When installed correctly, this screen protector will provide coverage for the entire lit screen — including the second screen at the top. It's not full edge-to-edge coverage, and features a big cutout in the top-left corner for the front-facing camera. However, it adheres smoothly and will do the trick if properly installed in a dust-free environment. After a few days, durandetto did report that the screen protector wasn't as hard as he thought it would be, as scratches had started to appear on the protector itself. But that means it's also doing its job and protecting the screen.

Currently, it seems this screen protector isn't available on Amazon, or even Incipio's site, but you can get it from T-Mobile. It's definitely on the pricier side, but it's worth considering if you trust Incipio and absolutely must have a tempered glass screen protector on your phone.

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Pure.Gear (via ansa82 from the Forums)

This screen protector was recommended by AC user ansa82 in the forums, after she picked it up in-store from Verizon. Here's her quick breakdown of the process:

It's high definition glass. Comes with an easy install alignment tray, is touch and swipe precise, promises to be bubble free and advertises a case friendly fit.

Like the option from Incipio, this one also fails to provide full edge-to-edge coverage and has a cut out around the front-facing camera, but the inclusion of the alignment tray should help if you typically have trouble installing screen protectors right on the first attempt.

If this all sounds good, you can buy it from Amazon at a decent price.

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Monoy

This screen protector was also mentioned in the forums as a decent option. It's definitely the cheapest product on this list, and boasts 9H hardness and .3mm thickness.

Again, as with seemingly every tempered glass screen protector for the V20, you're not going to get edge-to-edge protection here, but instead will cover the active portion of the display and second screen. You'll want to make sure to apply this one starting from the bottom, just above the LG logo, and work your way up to ensure a good installation. Considering the other options on this list, with Monoy's offering priced under $10, it's worth giving this one a shot.

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Spigen

Brought to our attention by Mike747guy in the comments, Spigen offers a two-pack of screen protectors for the LG V20. Made with the same tough tempered glass with 9H hardness, these screen protectors won't provide full edge-to-edge coverage, but they do extend to protect the second screen and feature a cutout around the front-facing camera.

If you're frustrated by the lack of full-screen coverage and are seriously concerned about damaging your phone, you should know that the Spigen screen protectors are fully compatible with cases for the LG V20. These are also guaranteed by Spigen with a risk-free lifetime replacement warranty.

Which did you get?

Did you get a screen protector for your V20? Some folks have said they'll just roll with the pre-installed screen protector out of the box.

Marc Lagace was an Apps and Games Editor at Android Central between 2016 and 2020. You can reach out to him on Twitter [@spacelagace.

22 Comments
  • I got the spigen glass screen protector and it was $9.99. It covers a little more then these do and its a 2 pack!
  • Same one I copped off Amazon.
  • Do you have a link to it
  • They're currently no longer available for sale on Amazon.
  • They are still on sell, I just bought some today again.
  • Does the protector do the halo effect on the top n bottom or does it cover just enough before the curve begins
  • Any good ones for BlackBerry Dtek60?
  • ill be going with ZIZO (https://www.zizowireless.com/collections/lg-v20/products/zizo-full-edge-...) since its the only tempered glass that completely covers the entire piece of glass on the phone. only 12 bucks too on amazon
  • I ordered that one, too this past weekend. Should be here tomorrow. Hoping it's better than the awful Bodygardz one I'm using now.
  • thats the same one i got at first! TERRIBLE
  • I have also bought the same screen protector and happy to have it because it is very smooth and does not affect the sensitivity.
  • What about the pixel xl?
  • There is a small edge not fitting correctly with my temp. screen protector, any tips? (moto z play, near the front flash)
  • I used to believe in these screen protectors but the recent phones I've had, and including the V20 I have now, I rarely see see any scratches. IMO, they are useless to me at often times are more a nuisance than worth.
  • You're probably right, but I have this fear that as soon as I decide I don't need a protector I'll wind up with nicks on mys screen. It's not that having a screen protector is even a must-have, it's just better to have one and not need it that to need it and not have it.
  • I have the Bodyguardz on mine and it seem to be OK. There is a little bit of Halo on one edge it other than that the fit was good. I will probably use this one until something better comes out.
  • I got the BodyGuardz Pure 2 Tempered Glass Screen Protector from AT&T. It has the shale of the screens, so it isnt tol to bottom. Also, the top 3rd of the 2nd screen doesn't seem to adhere very well. However, it works great. Its thin enough to notice its not there and work with the screen, but also thick enough to have confidence that my phone screen is protected. I've had it on since day one, and I recommend it. Also, i dont mind the shape of the screen protector. I can easily find the orientation of my phone without looking or feeling for the touch sensor.
  • Is it me, or are most of the screen protectors for the V20 hazy? It seems my Incipio effectively alters the display black level to a dull gray when compared to the unprotected glass area around the camera. My new LG V20 came with a protector pre-installed that had this grey film effect, so I succumbed to a T-Mob in-store upsell on the pretense that the "flimsy plastic packaging protector" would not provide the superior protection / transparency / performance of a proper glass aftermarket screen protector. Reasonable enough, until they socked me with a $34.99 + tax bill for my single Incipio Plex Flex. #EIP SMH So I'm tempted to rip it off, but I'm curious, can anybody comment on their V20 without a screen protector -- coming from a Super AMOLED Note 4, does the display area seem just as black as the camera area or might this be the reality of IPS-LCD?
  • I am still using the factory one, probably gonna get the Pure Gear
  • me,too and after the 30 days money back guarantee I pull it off. Hate any kind of screen protection.
  • The Spigen one sucks! It's very brittle and chips/cracks with very little effort. I went through two packs (4 protectors) in very little time. Now, my screen is just naked.
  • I believe in Spiegen.