Your choices are limited right now, but it’s worth considering a tempered glass screen protector to keep your OnePlus 5’s display in mint condition.
Tempered glass screen protectors are a great way to ensure any phone’s screen stays in great condition throughout its life span. But there are often comrpomises involved in picking one. Edge-to-edge screen protectors will generally leave a small air gap between the transparent area and the display, which can affect visibility. Clear tempered glass protectors that adhere directly to the display area can run into problems with the 2.5D glass used in many modern phones, like the OnePlus 5.
Film screen protectors like the one pre-installed on the OnePlus 5 are a decent, simple alternative, but they’re not quite the same.
Right now, since the OnePlus 5 is so new, there are only a handful of tempered glass screen protectors from reputable brands, so we’ll be updating this list as we go. Nevertheless, here are some early options if you’re looking to keep your OnePlus 5 screen in top condition from day one.
OnePlus tempered glass screen protector
OnePlus’s official tempered glass screen protector for the OnePlus 5 covers the entire surface of the phone, with cutouts for the proximity sensor, camera, earpiece and fingerprint scanner.
This screen protector is rated for 9H hardness, meaning it can go toe-to-toe with keys and even knives and survive unscathed. It’ll cover the full area of the display, so you don’t need to worry about any unsightly edges cutting into your screen.
As is normal with this type of screen protector, the border extends 0.9 mm over the edge of the panel, so tight-fitting cases may cause issues.
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Orzly tempered glass screen protector (2-pack)
Orzly’s tempered glass screen protector for the OnePlus 5 is almost identical to OnePlus’s official offering, with the same 9H hardness rating