ZAGG InvisibleShield protectors and Gear4 cases for Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G: hands-on
InvisibleShield protectors and Gear4 cases for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
ZAGG offers InvisibleShield screen protectors for the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, along with Gear4 cases. We tested a couple of protector options and two case options to help protect your valuable investment. Five screen protector options and seven case options are available from ZAGG.
The Ultra Clear+ and Ultra Visionguard+ screen protectors are plastic self-healing material with a limited lifetime warranty.
The Piccadilly and Battersea cases incorporate D3O material to provide 13 and 16 feet drop protection with a lightweight slim design.
Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G review.
Piccadilly and Battersea case options for the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
The Piccadilly case is available in black and light blue where the color only appears along the edges with an embedded color strip in the case. The $39.99 case offers MIL-STD 810G drop certification up to 13 feet (4 meters).
The case is primarily composed of clear material so you can see the color of your phone through the case. D3O impact protection is provided to help absorb shock from drops. The case is easy to apply and fits securely around your Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
The Battersea case is my personal favorite with increased 16 feet (5 meters) drop protection and a back panel with rubber ridges for increased grip when you hold it and when you set it down on a table. The $49.99 case also has embedded anti-microbial protection.
Inside of the Battersea case
The inside of the Battersea case has vibrant orange color with the ridges. This design helps temper the impact from drops and spread the load too. An ample opening for the camera array is present as well.
Openings for microphones, USB-C port, and speaker are present. Raised buttons appear on the right side for the volume and power buttons.
Back of the Battersea case
The back is designed to match the large camera array with the case so that the back is now flat. This makes it better to set your phone down on a table. The case is actually just a bit thicker than the camera array so it protected the cameras too.
The raised ridges offer excellent tactile feel so the case doesn't slide around and the phone is much easier to hold onto.
Gear4 branding on the back
There is subtle Gear4 branding on the back with the raised ridges leading out away from the logo.
Wireless charging and Samsung Pay still work perfectly with your phone within the case.
Edges help protect the display
The edges protrude above the display just a bit so that the screen is protected a bit when you rest the phone face down on a table.
Clear back of the Piccadilly case
The Piccadilly case is mostly clear material so you can see the phone color through the case. The opening and D3O protection is similar to what we see on the Battersea case.
Raised buttons and black color band
Raised buttons are positioned over the volume and power buttons on the right side. The black color is embedded around the edges, as shown in this photo.
A microphone opening, USB-C opening, and speaker opening are present on the bottom.
Screen protector kit contents
The screen protector package includes everything you need to install the protector onto your phone. This includes the directions, alcohol wipe, microfiber cloth, squeegee, dust removal sticker, protector, and application tray.
These two InvisibleShield protectors are designed with anti-microbial technology to kill 99.99% of surface bacteria. The plastic protectors are advertised as having glass-like feel and they are very smooth, but the self-healing technology means there is a bit of tackiness to the protector.
Application tray pegs
A plastic application tray is provided with posts at the top and bottom to help you position and align the protector. This is important on a device with such a large display where it can be difficult to line everything up properly.
Failed first attempt, read the directions
Since this was a new application tray and screen protector, I actually read the directions and tried to follow them during installation. It was a bit confusing though as the number 2 step and label were at the top, but you actually position the squeegee in the middle and then remove this part of the plastic from the center of the screen protector and work your way to the top.
Even though I completely bungled this application, the protector was not uncovered so I was able to successfully try again and the application was successful with minimal small bubbles under the protector.
Here is the right way to work out from the center to the ends
The application process is a bit unique in that you work towards the top and then towards the bottom, starting from the center of the screen protector. This wasn't completely clear in the instructions, but after doing one it was easy to try another.
The Ultra Clear+ protector, $29.99, fits well and looks fantastic on the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. I did not have any problem using the display, but also recommend you reprogram your fingerprints for accurate security.
Ultra Visionguard+ applied
Installation of the InvisibleShield Ultra Visionguard+ protector, $44.99, went smoothly after learning with the other protector. For some reason there is a notch adjacent to the camera opening on the one I tested, but I don't think this is by design.
This screen protector is designed to protect your eyes from strain and there is clearly a visible blue light filter on the protector. It is also designed with anti-microbial technology to help keep your phone free from surface bacteria.