The OnePlus 6 has one of the most immersive screens of any cell phone in its class, but that beautiful screen won’t do you much good if it shatters. Protecting your phone with a quality screen protector is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your precious smartphone safe.
But, with so many competitors on the market, it can be tough to narrow the field and find the best screen protector for you. Read on, and we’ll give you the scoop on all your best options.
Sparin Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Sold in a very generous pack of four, these OnePlus 6 screen protectors from Sparin are made out of tempered glass with a 9H hardness rating, the highest you can get. This means your screen will be protected from all manner of scratches and splinters. Not only that, but the screen protector also boasts 99.99% clarity, providing almost exactly the same level of transparency and sensitivity as you’d get from the OnePlus 6’s screen on its own. It comes with an alignment frame, so you can fit it easily, while its air-exhausting adhesive causes it to attach instantly to the phone’s screen.
GadgetShieldz Full Body Screen Protector
We’ve written a list of the best OnePlus 6 cases to complete your protection, but what if you’re really not a fan of cases? Check out this screen protector from GadgetShieldz which protects not only your screen but the back and sides of your phone, too. It’s made from flexible but durable film bolstered with nano polymers for self-healing properties. This flexibility means that the protector can bend to adapt to the curves of your device and leave no surface uncovered. The film adds grip to the slippery glass of your OnePlus 6 without feeling tacky, and since it’s only 0.2mm thick it doesn’t add any extra bulk to your slim phone either. It won’t protect as much as a glass protector, but it’s better than nothing.
Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Here’s another tempered glass OnePlus 6 screen protector that offers 9H hardness, making it highly resistant to everyday bumps and impacts. It also comes with a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating, so that fingerprints and smudges are kept to an absolute minimum. You’ll also find it pretty easy to install, given its 2.5D rounded edges, which make it easier to grip when applying, and will also help the protector to fit the screen more discreetly. This is also helped by its thinness, which ensures 99.99% clarity, as well as all the responsiveness you’d need to use the phone as normal. Comes in a pack of two.
IQShield Liquid Shield Screen Protector
Another tough and flexible film screen protector, this option from IQShield conforms to the curves of your device, helping to protect it from scratches and other damage. It doesn’t protect all of your device and it’s not going to be as protective against drops as tempered glass, but it should still hold up well thanks to its layered construction. The Liquid Shield is formed from four layers, including an anti-yellowing UV layer, a tough protective layer, and a fully adhesive bottom layer. It’s almost completely invisible to the eye, doesn’t leave any residue on your screen after its done its job, and best of all, it’s cheap.
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Screen Protector
As soon as anyone starts throwing military terms around, you know you’ve probably got a winner on your hands. This screen protector is made from a flexible and tough film that was apparently created to coat military helicopter blades. According to ArmorSuit, it protects against sand, impact damage, and comes with self-healing properties. It’s treated with an anti-yellowing coating, which helps to stop your protector aging badly. It should be a perfect fit too, as it uses a wet installation method that puts a layer between the screen protector and the display, ensuring a close fit and great touchscreen sensitivity. It’s not as tough as glass, but it’s good enough to see your phone through a good few bashes.
Olixar Glass Screen Protector
Olixar is an up-and-coming name in mobile accessories, and you might have come across its cases in some form or another. But it also brings some great screen protectors to the table. This screen protector is made from hardened tempered glass that should protect your display from blows that would otherwise shatter your screen. If the worst should happen and the protector breaks, then the anti-shatter film beneath will stop it from coming apart and lancing into your fingers. It’s hard and clear, and has an easy installation method with little risk of bubbling underneath the glass. It’s also super-thin at just 0.26mm thick. This is good protection at an attractive price.
RhinoShield Impact Protection Screen Protector
Most film screen protectors aren’t great against impacts, since flexible film just isn’t as tough as tempered glass. RhinoShield claims that its screen protector is different, and says it can guard against hammer blows and take five-times more impact energy than the Gorilla Glass 5 on the OnePlus 6’s display. We can’t back that claim up, and don’t recommend you try it either — but even if it isn’t true, it’s unlikely to be any worse than other film protectors in the same class. It’s strong, resistant to smudges, dirt, and fingerprints, and it’s also compatible with a bunch of cases, as well as being as thin as three sheets of printer paper.
Orzly Pro-Fit Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Sold in a pack of two, Orzly’s Pro-FitScreen Protector for the OnePlus 6 manages to balance sturdy durability with a high level of clarity. It’s another thin protector that provides 99.9% transparency, while its tempered glass is reinforced by additional layers of plastic underlay and overlay, making it extra resistant to shocks and falls. It’s a good all-round protector, and while some online reviewers have warned of bubbles arising from improper installation, this shouldn’t be a problem if you take sufficient care.