If you're going to bother getting a screen protector for your Galaxy Tab S3, then you'll want to go with tempered glass. If it cracks or chips, it won't turn into sharp, scratchy shards of death; it'll become blunt bits, so your screen will stay pristine. That being said, tempered glass is very strong, so you'd be hard-pressed to mess it up without much force.
Here are the best tempered glass screen protectors for your Galaxy Tab S3.
Pleson's $30 tempered glass screen protector for the Tab S3 is made to fit perfectly. Its precise laser cut means that your whole screen is protected — no more, no less. Pleson glass features an oleophobic (oil-resistant) and hydrophobic (water-resistant) coating, as well as a surface that repels dirt and dust, so you shouldn't see fingerprints and if water hits your screen, it'll just bead and roll off.
Pleson offers a lifetime warranty, so if anything goes wrong (within reason), you'll receive a replacement.
Supershieldz is an old standby for tempered glass screen protectors. It makes quality protectors that are perfectly clear and maintain all the touch sensitivity you'd want and expect from a quality tempered glass screen protector. Like all great protectors, Supershieldz features and anti-scratch and anti-fingerprint coating, so you won't have to constantly wipe your screen with your shirt.
Supershieldz Amazon ad says the protector fits the Tab S2, but it will also definitely fit your Galaxy Tab S3. For $8, I won't complain.
Yoozon's tempered glass screen protector is Amazon's current number one new release for the Galaxy Tab S3. It's 0.33mm thick, which makes for optimal clarity and full touch sensitivity, and like any great tempered glass screen protector, it's laser cut, so it fits your Tab S3 precisely.
Yoozon offers a two-pack for $12, and you get a lifetime replacement or refund warranty.
Spigen makes great phone cases and that has translated well to tempered glass screen protectors. This two-pack is only about $15 and it features a dust-resistant and oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprints and keep your Tab S3's screen nice, clean, and pristine. This protector features rounded edges, which is perfect if you like to keep your Galaxy Tab S3 in a case.
IQ Shield is known for making excellent screen protectors, and this tempered glass protector for your Galaxy Tab S3 keep with tradition in reliable fashion. IQ Shield promises almost 100% clarity and perfect touch sensitivity, so once you install it, you shouldn't even notice it's there. IQ Shields are made from ballistic tempered glass, which is very resistant to impact, so it's difficult to shatter, meaning your screen stays protected and in one piece. Check it out for about $9.
Sparin's screen protector is only about $10 on Amazon and has a 4.3-star rating on 1,699 reviews. That ain't too shabby. Sparin promises its protector won't interfere with your S Pen, while offering excellent scratch protection and clarity.
In the package you'll get three guide stickers, two cleaning wipes, a microfiber cloth, and a "dust absorber".
Do you use a screen protector?
Do you use a screen protector on your tablets? Which one are you using on your Tab S3? Let us know in the comments below.
Updated March 2018: Updated pricing and added Sparin's well-reviewed protector.
I have the Yoozon.It's great as a screen protector alone, but has made the fingerprint reader all but useless. It worked 9 times out of 10 before... now have to type in my password 9 times out of 10 because that's how often it falls reading my print 5 times in a row... and that's after readding all my fingerprints after installing the screen protector.
I just applied this to my s3 and it's excellent
I have no challenges with the finger print reader, works very well but I am curious as to how any of these perform with the sPen?
I've been using S Pen enabled tablets and phones from Samsung since 2012, have yet to have problems caused by a screen protector.
Absolutely no problems affect the s pen
The better suggestion here is to grab a Tab S2 screen protector for cheaper. I got one off Amazon, it fits perfectly and doesn't interfere with the S-Pen or fingerprint sensor.
I'm looking for a very thin tempered glass protector as I think it'll interfere less with the finger print sensor. Any suggestions?
It's a nice tablet, the new Samsung tab S3... But I don't know if I could justify buying one. $699 (on sale right now). $699 seems a lot to pay for a larger screen then my android cell phone... That is wifi only..... And only a bigger screen... That price is higher than a Samsung Chromebook, and about half the price of a Google Chrome book.... Or maybe less than half of a top Dell XPS 13" PC laptop. Wouldn't a Note 8 or S9 buyer go with a DeX instead if a larger screen was wanted for use? True... Kids need android tablets in a lot of elementary schools....
Is this your post from a year ago? You called it new. It's 479 on Amazon as we speak. Great tablet, use it a ton.
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