New phone, which case?
Samsung’s brand new flagship smartphone is here and if you’re adding the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ to your arsenal, you should probably take some precautions to keep your phone protected. As one of the most popular handsets on the market, there are more than a few cases to pick from, but don’t just choose blindly; take a look at our list of the best options for the latest Galaxy smartphone.
Best Case from Samsung – S-View Flip Case with Kickstand
Samsung is offering quite a few cases for the Galaxy S9, but the company’s S View Flip Cover is easily the coolest in their lineup. The case protects both the front and back of the phone, and the front flap utilizes a semi-transparent cover that retains the same color as the rest of the case while still allowing you to still see and respond to notifications with the cover in-place. The case can also be folded into a kickstand for watching videos, making the S View Flip Cover a great combination of good looks and slick functionality.
Best Thin Case – Spigen Thin Fit
Just because you want to protect your Galaxy S9 doesn’t mean you have ruin its sleek design with a big and bulky case. Spigen’s Thin Fit case comes in a variety of colors and is built with scratch resistant polycarbonate material. Ports and buttons are accessible thanks to well-designed cutouts and there is even space within the case for a magnetic plate for those using car mounts. If you want to keep your new Galaxy slim and light while still protecting it from minor drops and scratches, this is the way to go.
Depending on your daily activities, a rugged case may be just the thing to help your Galaxy S9 keep up with your lifestyle. The Bolt Series Case from Zizo offers 360-degree protection, thanks to its durable rear cover and included screen protector. To complete the package, the Bolt case also comes equipped with a kickstand for viewing sessions and a holster for quick access.
Best Folio Case – GOOSPERY Canvas Diary Wallet Case
There’s no denying it: phones nowadays are pretty big. Since they take up so much space, it can be a hassle to also lug around a wallet to keep your cards and cash. An excellent solution to this problem is Goospery’s folio case that has slots for plastic and money, all while protecting your Galaxy behind an attractive fabric and synthetic leather design. When you aren’t running around adulting, the case doubles as a kickstand so you can enjoy the Galaxy S9’s 1440p Super AMOLED display while binge watching your favorite show.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one sweet looking phone and it almost feels wrong to hide it behind a case. Fortunately, ESR’s clear case lets you show off the phone’s design while still adding a layer of protection and grip. For security, the case’s raised edges protect the phone’s screen and camera, all while remaining just 1 millimeter thick. The soft TPU material is also flexible and sticky, making it less likely to slip out of your hands.
Best Case for the Adventurous – Temdan Rugged Shockproof Underwater Case
Sometimes you need a case that can handle anything you throw at it. Temdan’s case for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is waterproof, shockproof, dirt and snow-proof. Even with all this protection, the case still sports a slim profile. To make it even better, Temdan’s offering is equipped with a transparent back panel so that you can still utilize the phone’s wireless charging functionality without any problems. Then, while taking a break from the great outdoors, you can use the included kickstand to relax and watch some videos.
If you often find yourself needing just a few cards and your phone to get through the day, Spigen’s Slim Armor CS case for the Galaxy S9 is just for you. In addition to dual-layered TPU and polycarbonate protection, the rear of the case is built with a sliding door that reveals a compartment designed to hold some plastic. No more worrying about grabbing your wallet or purse before heading out of the house, just pick up your phone and go.
Cases don’t have to be made of the typical plastic or rubber materials. Samsung’s Hyperknit case uses woven nylon to create a unique look and feel, and since it’s made from the same company that created your phone, you know it’ll have an absolutely perfect fit. The Hyperknit isn’t just about appearance, though, this case adds necessary protection and excellent grip to help make sure you don’t drop your phone and crack your phone’s glass body.