Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S3 was recently made available to the public, and it’s nothing short of stellar. The device sports a gorgeous 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels for all the eye candy that you’ll need. Under the hood, it packs a Snapdragon 820 chip, 4 GB RAM and a 13 MP camera for an asking price of just under 500 dollars, which is quite impressive to say the least. No matter how powerful the hardware is, the most important component of any tablet is the display. Since the Gorilla glass is laminated to the display beneath it, you’ll have to shell out atleast 30-40% of the device’s cost in order to get the whole display unit replaced, just in case you manage to accidentally crack the glass. In order to avoid ending up in this situation, you need to purchase a good screen protector to protect your tablet’s screen. So, if you’re already interested in buying one, here are the 8 best Galaxy Tab S3 screen protectors you can buy:

1. Skinomi TechSkin Screen Protector for Galaxy Tab S3

Unlike the previous one that we’ve discussed, this is a film-based screen protector. Not everyone likes tempered glass screen protector, especially due to the added thickness. Although the Skinomi TechSkin is not good enough to protect your device from accidental drops, it offers ample protection from scratches. If you’re only concerned about scratches and looks, get this without a second though. The manufacturer ensures bubble-free installation and also claims that this screen guard has self-healing features, thanks to the usage of military-grade thermoplastic urethane.

Buy from Amazon: ($8.95)

2. Colorcase Tempered Glass Galaxy Tab S3 Screen Guard (India only)

This is a simple, yet effective tempered glass that manages to protect your Tab S3’s display from minor accidental drops and scratches. It brings premium build quality to the table, for an affordable price, and it’s pretty easy to install without any formation of bubbles during the process, because of the adhesive used. The S Pen works flawlessly, even when you use this screen protector, so there are no worries on that regard. Lastly, a shatterproof film is used to prevent the broken pieces from falling apart, just in case you managed to break the glass.

Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 599)

3. Celicious Privacy Plus 4-Way Visual Blackout Screen Protector for Tab S3

Well, if you want to stop the person right next to you from spying, while you’re using your tablet, this film-based privacy screen protector is definitely a worthy investment. The Celicious privacy plus screen protector ensures 4-way visual blackout, so the screen visibility is completely limited to a straight angle, so that anyone nearby will have no clue what you’re doing. That being said, it’s good enough to resist scratches, fingerprints and oil, but since this is a film-based screen guard, it won’t be suitable for protection against accidental drops and scratches.

Buy from Amazon: ($39.95)

4. SmartLike Ultra Clear Tab S3 Tempered Glass (India only)

Next on the list, we’ve got another tempered glass manufactured by SmartLike. Just like all the other tempered glass screen protectors in the market, it provides protection against minor drops and scratches, so that you can be slightly careless during your usage period. Thanks to the oleophobic coating, the screen protector is good enough to resist fingerprints and oil, in order to prevent smudges and make the display look ugly. It also includes a shatterproof film to prevent broken pieces from falling apart.

Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 999)

5. SPARIN Galaxy Tab S3 Tempered Glass

Although not as popular as Spigen, Sparin is still yet another reputed company when it comes to manufacturing screen protectors. The company’s tempered glass offering is nothing short of impressive to say the least. It offers great protection from accidental drops and prevents scratches and scuffs to an extent. The 2.5D curved edges lets you scroll through the edges of the display seamlessly. Lastly, the oleophobic coating used in this screen protector is good enough to resist oil and fingerprints, thereby preventing smudges on your screen

Buy from Amazon: ($10.99)

6. Generic Nano Soft Membrane Tab S3 Screen Protector (India only)

This tempered glass offers explosion-proof capabilities, if the manufacturer’s claims are to be gone by. Nevertheless, this is also a tempered glass screen protector that’s capable of protecting your Tab S3’s display from minor accidental drops, scuffs and scratches without breaking your bank. Installation is a hassle-free process, so there are no worries on this regard. Thanks to the inclusion of a shatterproof film, broken pieces don’t fall apart after you manage to crack the glass.

Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 652.44)

7. Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Tab S3 (2-Pack)

Spigen is a reputed brand when it comes to manufacturing high quality cases and tempered glasses. The Spigen tempered glass for the Galaxy Tab S3 lives up to the company’s reputation, as it’s made up of high quality materials. Spigen claims that this screen guard offers TrueTouch sensitivity with an antibacterial cover for invisible and perfect protection for the tablet’s display. On the protection front, just like every other tempered glass out there, it’s capable of withstanding minor drops and scratches. Moreover, it comes in a pack of 2 for under 14 bucks, which is definitely worth every penny that you’re paying for.

Buy from Amazon: ($13.99)

8. JOTO Ultra HD Clear Screen Protector for Tab S3

Last on the list, we’ve got a premium film-based screen guard, that’s good enough to resist scratches and heal itself. However, since it’s not a tempered glass screen protector, this is not capable of protecting your Galaxy Tab S3’s display from accidental drops and scuffs, so if you’re worried about that, better get any other tempered glass option featured in this list. It’s capable of resisting fingerprints and bubble-free installation is ensured by the manufacturer, so there’s no gripe in this regard. This screen protector comes in a pack of 3, so one of them is damaged, you can easily replace and continue using it.

Buy from Amazon: ($7.99)

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The Best Galaxy Tab S3 Screen Protectors You Can Buy

For a sub-$500 price tag, the Galaxy Tab S3 manages to bring a lot of features to the tablet. However, it’s most expensive component is the display, and if you accidentally manage to even crack the Gorilla glass on top of it, you will be spending another $150-200 just to get the display replaced. Well, in order to avoid this, it’s absolutely necessary to protect the device with a screen protector, if you’re planning to purchase it. Well, now that you know some of the best screen protectors that are out there for the Galaxy Tab S3, which one are planning to go for, and why? Do let us know by shooting your valuable opinions in the comments section down below.