Best cases to protect the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ during an event in New York. The new phones offer a larger screen without increasing the body size, but with an increased screen means you’ll have more area to break. While the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are outfitted with the toughest, strongest, and most durable metal and glass, chances are you’ll still scratch, dent, or break the screen. All the extra real estate brings a lot more area to damage. That’s what protecting your phone with durable case is important to protect your purchase.
Even though Samsung only announced the Galaxy S8 a few days ago, we already have a handful of cases available on Amazon. You can already pre-order the unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on Amazon. If you’re pre-ordering the phone, don’t forget to check out our list of the best cases:
Caseology Parallax Series Geometric
The case features a modern and simple geometric design that’ll go perfectly with your new Galaxy S8. The case also offers a non-slip texture, so you won’t get a chance to test your new case. It’s anti-scratch, provides shock absorption and is impact resistant. The sturdy case means you’ll never have to test Samsung’s claims of their glass and metal being some of the more durable ones around.
There are responsive button covers, and most importantly the lens cutout does not stand flush. It’ll protect the camera lens even if you drop it flat on its back.
Clayco Hera Series
The Clayco Hera is a rugged but slim case for either your S8 or S8+. One major perk of the case is it comes with its built-in screen protector, so don’t worry about your screen accidently getting scratched. It’s like buying a Lifeproof case without the $80 to $100 price tag; Clayco Hera only cost $17 on Amazon.
The front edges are raised to keep your screen safe, and the camera cutout is raised too. This case is one slim yet rugged offering for your new S8 or S8+.
Spigen Slim Armor
Spigen is a trusted case manufacturer for iPhones and Android devices. The Spigen Slim Armor name tells it all; it’s a slim case that’ll protect your phone from any fall or bump. Both the S8 and S8+ case are slightly more expensive, around $30, but it’s well worth the extra money. You’ll have the support and brand behind your case, so if something breaks on the case, you can easily get it replaced.
There is a raised lip on the front and the camera to keep everything from getting scratched on a table or floor. One extra feature of this case is a nice little kickstand. It’ll let you lean the phone on a table to watch a movie or play a game.
Tactical Titan Dual Layer Rugged Case
The Tactical Titan Dual Layer Rugged case looks like you’re ready to go to battle, or at least go on a camping trip. There’s a hard plastic case protecting your phone, with a soft outer gel to absorb falls and bumps. The case looks like it could destroy the cement pavement if it would take a long fall. The soft outer gel is slip resistant and ergonomically place, so you’ll feel great holding the phone in your hands.
There are small loops on the top of the phone so that you can connect the case to a lanyard. It’s not always useful, but helpful when you’re out hiking or working. There’s also a tempered glass screen protector included, which mimics the glass, so you won’t have glares or feel like you’re touching plastic.
Clayco Helios Series Premium Hybrid Case
If you liked the Clayco Hera series above, you’d love the Helios series! There’s the premium bumpers, slim profile, and non-slip grips. The only difference between the two cases is the name, and the Helios has space for credit cards. The built-in credit cards slot make it easy for you to pay at the store, and not worry about bringing a wallet along with you. The only downside is the card slots mean it’s slightly thicker than the Hera series.
The case for the Galaxy S8 will cost $12.99 and will start shipping on April 17, while the case for the larger Galaxy S8+ will cost slightly more at $17.99 and will start shipping on April 30.
Peyou Protective Case Hard Back Case
If you’re looking for a minimal case that still showcases the color of your phone, the Peyou Protective case is the perfect one! The hardback of the case is a translucent plastic to showcase the new Galaxy S8 or S8+ you bought. Around the edges, there’s a strong bumper to prevent the phone from getting damaged. Additionally, the bumpers offer an ergonomic grip to help you keep the phone in your hands.
The only downside is the back camera is exposed to any surface on the back. I’d recommend this case if you’re going to talk and brag about your new Galaxy S8 or S8+.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are beautiful and powerful phones. They’ve pushed the trend of bezel-less phones forward, but still kept the premium feel of Samsung phones. Everyone’s talking about how amazing this generation looks, and what the iPhone could do to compete. The only downside to an edge to edge display is more glass than ever before. While the glass and metal on the S8 are some of the most durable material around, we can still be cautious. We all want to protect our $700 to $1000 investment for the year or two we’ll have to use the device.
The cases above range from a rugged look to something more minimal to show off your new Galaxy device. They also range from $8 to $20 or more, so there are options for everyone’s budget. If you think we missed one or you have a case for the Galaxy S8 or S8+, tell us in the comments below.