Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has brought a completely new look to the Galaxy smartphone line. So it takes a completely new set of cases to keep Samsung’s flagship looking as pristine as the day you take them out of the box. Fortunately, you're not hurting for choices when it comes to Galaxy S8 cases. And that’s a good thing, too, since you’ll want to do everything you can to protect a phone with a starting price above $700. Consider picking up one of these cases for your Galaxy S8 or S8+ or as gift for the Galaxy fan in your life. (Image Credit: Urban Armor)
Otterbox has brought the enhanced protection of its Defender Series of cases to Samsung's latest phones with 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)
Samsung’s official case for its new phone is a true multitasker. The Clear View Stand Cover Case for the Galaxy S8 offers an unobstructed view of the phone’s always-on display: touch the cover as you would your phone to access any info on the screen. Available in six colors, the Clear View Stand Cover also acts as a built-in viewing stand for your smartphone, letting you prop up your phone on a table or flat surface for that next Netflix binge session. And its compatible with Qi wireless charging, too, so you don’t have to take the Galaxy S8 out of the case to give it some extra juice. (Image Credit: Samsung)
Protection for your Galaxy S8 is paramount, but it doesn’t have to be bulky, rigid, and rough. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Alcantara Cover uses a material known for both its smooth feel and its durability, lending your S8 or S8+ a high-end fashion look that’s available in blue, silver, mint or pink. (Image Credit: Samsung)