The best Galaxy Note 8 screen protector: the top choice

Here is a quick summary of our search for the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen protector in the words of an Amazon customer Warren:

With this sobering disclaimer in mind, we have settled on one screen protector that offers a good enough combination of price and quality. We have considered cheaper ones that were of lesser quality, and we have also looked at the most expensive one, the $50 Zagg Invisible Shield Glass Curve, which suffers from some issues that we haven't seen with earlier Zagg cases.

And here is our top choice for a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen protector: the TechMatte amFilm curved dot matrix tempered glass screen protector (now, that's a mouthful!).

Priced at $12, the TechMatte amFilm screen protector for the Galaxy Note 8 has an almost edge-to-edge coverage, is guaranteed to be bubble-free, has just 0.3mm of added thickness, and is durable and scratch resistant with an 9H surface hardness.

Most importantly, users find it good enough, but not perfect. The biggest issue with all Note 8 screen protectors is that they reduce the screen sensitivity, especially around the edges, and this is also true for the TechMatte amFilm, but to a lesser degree than with others. Good news is that also comes with the company's lifetime warranty, so it should not be too hard to get a replacement if something goes wrong with it. TechMatte also has excellent customer service, which is a big plus over others.

With no one great option, though, at the end of the day you might just want to invest in a good case and skip on a screen protector altogether.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

I went all out and bought the Whitestone for mine and my wife's Note 8's. Installation wasn't too bad. I have three small bubbles about 3mm in size which you can barely see. I was impatient and tried pushing the LOCA glue and had to retry it. Cleaned everything up and missed a speck. My wife's went smoother but she ended up with one bubble near the same place as my small ones. Not sure why. As for the touch and feel of it, it's great! Yes, my OCD and/or perfectionism is begging me to replace it. I'll live with it and see how it goes. XDA is saying that many of these only have adhesion on the edges and it's causing problems with touch and reaction. If I wanted to go cheaper, I'd go with the LOCA glue and a fully adhesive screen. I may try it at some point. But am liking my choice of the Whitestone.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Gawd, learn to use paragraphs next time.

3. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013


8. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Why? Can't you read it? Everyone always wants to be the grammar/sentence structure police. If you can read everything then stop complaining about non-sense.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Paragraphs are so important in writing; good paragraphing helps the reader understand and enjoy your writing. Good ideas are not enough to write a good essay; they need to be organised so that they make sense. Keeping one idea to one paragraph is the most basic rule of good paragraphing. If you find yourself moving into a new idea, stop and get ready to write a new paragraph.

19. wiseguyy007

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

Congratulations for finding your calling in life.

21. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

I usually break my writings into paragraphs. I was at work, working, and missed it when I posted it. To err is human. :)

24. Ih8ppl

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 01, 2018

Whilst you are correct when writing an essay or paper or assignment etc, trying to point out someone's lack of paragraphs on a basic forum such as this, further strengthens my hatred for people. Moron, this is a basic comment made on a tech forum and not a college paper. If you found issues following the authors thoughts in his post then perhaps return to school. If you couldn't follow, then perhaps try some exercises that expand your comprehension. However if you understood his points then what difference does it make? People like you behave in this manner in a pathetic attempt at trying to validate their intellect. You point out irrelevant and unimportant factors that you and others like you find vital in life. The reality is, no one thinks your intelligent because you pointed this out and the author did not learn anything from you other than to learn you're a moron who thinks he is educated. Next time please keep your superior intellect to yourself unless you are contributing to the topic being discussed. That, my jerkoff friend, is the only way you can show your worth on a comments section that is not focused on writing skills. If you haven't realized, this is a tech forum and not a forum on improving writing skills. Tool! By the way how did I go with my paragraphs? Did I do well? Haha

17. wiseguyy007

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

Congratulations you have found your calling ..Please feel free to scour the world wide web's infinite comment sections to help correct the planet's population. If we didn't have people like you to correct the populous all hope for the Queens proper gramer would be lost.

20. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014


6. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

Whitestone's on my S8's and my Note 8. I have had 4 perfect installs. The ones that have glue on the sides not only have touch issues but dust gets under them. Whitestone fixed what I hated about curved displays the lack of decent TGSP protectors.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Do you have a case on with the Whitestone

18. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

For the S8's I haveSamsung Silicon and UAG Monarch. My Note 8 running a Speck Presido. That is only issue with Whitestones you have to be careful what cases you put on. The Speck is incredible much more refined then the Candyshell I have on my Note 5.

11. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1114; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

What makes Whitestone different from other Glasses? Does it actually adhere to the entirety of the screen, whereas the others only stick with the edges and bezels?

13. mikehunta727 unregistered

Adhere to the whole screen and you cure it with UV light

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1114; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Interesting, but its expensive and time consuming. But to those who want the best protection, it seems the best option

16. mikehunta727 unregistered

It does work quite well and $50 bucks spent to protect your screen is better than paying over $200 for a screen replacement lol but yeah sheesh 50 bucks for a TGSP is rough still

7. Azonx8472

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

But what about Whitestone Labs tempered glass? It's so much better than any other glass screen protector because of the way you install it.

10. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Why ruin it with a cover? It feels better without a cover.

15. thedizzle

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Yeah, dont bother with these tempered glass. We sell the black edged ones and the adhesive is only on the edge. The center does not stick at all, and the tempered glass that are made for flat phones have the adhesive all over. Haven't used whitestone but may give it a shot lol

22. Glew2ns

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 24, 2017

After reading this I bought the Am Film glass curve after suffering with 2 zagg and 1 bodyguardz glass protectors and having spent over 100 dollars on them. Based on your review, I wasn't expecting much but just hoping for it to be tolerable, which the others weren't. I was so pleasantly surprised, because after an easy and perfect installation, it is absolutely perfect. Looks and feels great, and doesn't at all lower the sensitivity of the screen the way the others did. I was in Target today and saw the Zagg there for 49.99 and laughed out loud. For 11.99, this is far superior, and am so glad I gave it a try. Thanks.

23. MrPete

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I bought the amFilm. It installed perfectly, along w/ a RhinoShield. Two days later, I discovered its issue, which is likely shared with the other similar covers: I dropped the phone about 2 ft onto a wood floor, at an angle: it hit (NOT very hard) on one corner first, and ended on its face. The result: the entire tempered glass cover fell off! VERY poor adhesion. And now it won't stick properly. The company says they are sending a replacement but I am not at all confident it will remain in place. Seriously considering the Whitestone.

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