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The best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 screen protectors

Don't skimp if you want your Fold to look as nice on day 300 as it did on day zero.
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Published onJanuary 22, 2024

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 external display
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Making a screen protector for a foldable phone might seem like a tricky proposition, but there are certainly options out there, and if you’ve spent $1,800 or more on a new device, you’re probably willing to spend a few dollars extra to avoid paying several hundred later for screen repair. Below we’ll showcase some of the best Galaxy Z Fold 5 screen protectors on the market to date.

The best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 screen protectors

Conveniently, the screens on the Z Fold 5 share the exact same dimensions as the Z Fold 4. That means that an arsenal of existing protector kits will work, though you’ll still need to shop carefully — some kits include protectors for both screens, others just the external one, or even just the area around the camera bump. We’re going to ignore bump protectors in favor of the first two categories.


ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Anti-Glare Screen Protector

The ArmorSuit MilitaryShield for Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Anti-glare
  • Oleophobic
  • Main and front screen protection
  • Self-healing (for minor scratches)

Putting aside claims of “military- grade” durability, this kit gets you front and main screen protectors, each made of five layers. One allows the protectors to self-heal in the case of minor scratches, while two others guard against fingerprints and oil.

Aside from resisting those threats, the main selling point is of course glare reduction. There isn’t anything necessarily special about ArmorSuit’s approach, but combined with the kit’s other selling points, it’s probably worth the investment.

Note that there’s now a kit designed specifically for the Z Fold 5, but the Fold 4 kit we’ve linked is functionally identical and might sometimes be cheaper.


Spigen EZ Fit

Spigen EZ Fit for the Galaxy Z Fold 5
Spigen
  • 9H hardness rating
  • “Auto-alignment” installation tool
  • Backup protector included
  • Oleophobic

Because it relies on tempered glass, the EZ Fit can only safeguard the Z Fold 5’s front screen — there’s no main screen protector included. We’re recommending it anyway because of its toughness, and because of its unique “auto-alignment” installation tool, meant to reduce the chance of mistakes. You’ll get a second protector in the box regardless.


UAG Glass Shield Plus

The UAG Glass Shield Plus for the Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • “Double-strengthened” tempered glass
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-glare
  • Included installation tool
  • Oleophobic

Like the EZ Fit, the Glass Shield Plus is a tempered glass protector for the front display only. There’s little else different, except that it’s marketed as antimicrobial on top of glare, scratch, oil, and fingerprint protection. The kit also includes its own alignment tool, though we (very subjectively) prefer Spigen’s.


ZAGG Glass XTR2

ZAGG Glass XTR2 for Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Anti-glare
  • Antimicrobial
  • Strengthened honeycomb structure
  • Adhesive won’t show smaller dust particles
  • Blue light filter

It’s another front-only glass protector, but even so, the XTR2 might be overkill. On top of antimicrobial, anti-glare, and anti-scratch protection, it offers a honeycomb structure for extra strength, and an alternative adhesive said to make small dust particles “virtually invisible” if they survive your pre-application cleaning. There’s even a blue light filter, though it won’t genuinely affect eye strain, and you’re better off using Android’s Adaptive Brightness, Night Mode, and/or Eye Comfort Shield features to combat insomnia.