Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ bring a completely new look to the Galaxy smartphone line. So it’s going to take a completely new set of cases to keep Samsung’s latest phones looking as pristine as the day you take them out of the box. Fortunately, case makers have already come forward with new accessories designed specifically for these super-sized smartphones — and that’s a good thing, too, since you’ll want to do everything you can to protect a phone with a starting price of $720. With the phone now arriving, it's time to consider picking up one of these cases for your S8 or S8+. (Image Credit: Urban Armor)
Otterbox has brought the enhanced protection of its Defender Series of cases to Samsung's latest phones with new versions for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Defender Series consists of a polycarbonate shell and synthetic rubber slipcover to help your phone survive any drops, while port covers keep dust away from the headphone jack and USB Type-C port. To accommodate the S8's curved display, this Defender case features a screen-less design. While the S8 version starts out at $50 for basic black, we're much more taken with the $60 designs in Mint Dot and Camo.
Here’s an instance where you’ll want to be defensive. The $30 X-Doria Defense Shield features a machined aluminum bumper that protect the Galaxy S8’s sides while oversized lips protect the corners from any impact. A polycarbonate clear back cover shows off the name of the phone as well as its color and design. Military-level drop protection ensures that your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ will survive 7-foot drops. The case itself snaps on fairly easily for those times you’d like to take your phone out of its shell. (Image Credit: X-Doria)
With a front face that’s nearly all screen with a minimal bezel, the Galaxy S8 demands to be shown off. And the $40 Spigen Neo Hybrid Crystal looks like the perfect way to protect your new phone without also disguising its striking looks. Spigen’s case, which comes in gold maple, gunmetal blue and violet, features a TPU cover for shock and durability protection with a customizable, polycarbonate bumper frame, creating a two-tone finish that reflects your style. (Image Credit: Spigen)
Another option for protecting your Galaxy S8 without obscuring its beauty, Tech21's Pure Clear Case is thin, lightweight and see-through. At the same time, the $40 case also allows your Galaxy S8 to survive 6-foot drops, thanks to its use of BulletShield impact material. The transparent case also protects your phone from scratches. (Image Credit: Tech21)
Urban Armor has rolled out four different lines of Galaxy S8/S8+ cases, all capable of standing up to MIL-SPEC drop testing. The most striking model is the most expensive one — the $60 Monarch Series. The graphite case for the Galaxy S8 or S8+ combines top-grain leather, a polycarbonate shear plate, armor shell, alloy metal hardware and impact-resistant rubber for a case so durable Urban Armor's backing it up with a 10-year warranty. (Image Credit: Urban Armor)
If you prefer cases with metal bumpers with carbon fibre design, the new Olixar X-Duo is more your style. The $21 X-Duo features a TPU body in a carbon fibre finish along with a metallic polycarbonate bumper that gives your Galaxy S8 protection while contouring to form. You can grab this case in Carbon Fibre Silver, Carbon Fibre Metallic Grey, and Carbon Fibre Gold. (Image Credit: Mobile Fun)
Your Galaxy S8 may come with the Samsung Pay mobile wallet, but some of us still want cash and credit cards close at hand. The $25 CM4 Q Card Case keeps your Galaxy phone protected with textured sides that make it easier to grip. You’ll also find slots for three credit cards in this black onyx case so that your plastic is never out of reach. (Image Credit: CM4)