The Galaxy S9 and S9+ aren't cheap — the phones debuted at $720 and $840, respectively, and even with price discounts since the phones' spring 2018 debut, you're still looking at spending some cash for your new phone. For that reason, investing in a great case that protects your mobile phone is more than worth it.
But just because you want to keep your new smartphone safe, you don't have to settle for a drab design. Fortunately, you have more case choices than ever before. To help you find the right one for your phone, we've looked far and wide and found great options. Many come in elegant hues; one even comes with an iridescent frame, and another is a folio with a touch-friendly cover.
All too often, rugged smartphone cases wind up looking boring and stale. The X-Doria Galaxy S9+ case, which features a military-grade aluminum frame and is available with an iridescent frame, is no such case.
If you're looking for something affordable with modest protection, the Olixar FlexiShield Gel Case will fit the bill. The company says that this slim-fitting case is made from a durable gel material with a non-slip coating. The raised bezel on the case should also minimize scratches. More modest, this slim, flexible FlexiShield case from Olixar will do the trick. Also, it's one of the most affordable cases on the market. But if its black design is too boring, check out the eye-grabbing blue and purple options.
Speck offers a ton of Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases, and its $45 Presidio Grip + Glitter case is one of the nicest it offers. Sold in a hue dubbed "Bella Pink With Gold Glitter/Dahlia Peach." this case offers a grippy ribbed design, two layers of casing for added protection and elegant shimmering crystals. The case is also thin enough to support Qi wireless charging.
Mobile wallets are nice, but sometimes you still need to turn to actual plastic or cash to pay for something when you're out and about. CoverOn's SecureCard series fits the bill, with a slot for storing a credit card or cash; even better, there's a hinged security door over the slot, to lock your valuables out of view. That card-holder door doubles a Kickstand when you want to watch a movie on your S9's Infinity Display, and a blend of a inner TPU rubber layer and hard polycarbonate outer shell provides protection for your phone in an affordable $10 package.
OtterBox built its name on cases that offer complete protection for your phone. Not only do the S9 Defender's multiple layers safeguard you against shock, but the port covers on its bottom edge keep detritus and liquid away from your headphone jack, and its holster clip allows you to attach it to bags and belts.
Ultra-protective of your new Galaxy S9? Spigen's Pro Guard case provides four layers to keep your smartphone extra safe and sound. Fortunately, this case isn't bulky, as those levels of protection are trimmed to cut down on size, making it more pocket-friendly and ergonomic. The Pro Guard also comes in four designs, including a neat Army Green with bronze.
LifeProof's Slam is all about the drops, with the S9 case designed to keep your phone safe after 6-and-a-half-foot drops. You don't have to worry about covering up the S9's distinctive looks thanks to the $50 Slam's translucent design, and there's no protective screen standing between your fingers and your phone's touchscreen display. LifeProof says the case is compatible with Qi charging bases, so you'll be able to charge your S9 without worrying about wires.