Best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 was available to pre-order almost immediately after it was officially announced on February 25, with orders scheduled to begin shipping from around March 8. Sporting glass rear and front panels, it’s probably a good idea to protect your new phone from life’s knocks by putting a case on it. With that in mind, we’ve got a bunch of great cases for you to check out after the break.

Speck Presidio Grip

Made out of a shock-absorbing material called IMPACTIUM, Speck’s Presidio Grip case has a rugged appearance and offers protection from drops of up to 10 feet, a claim that has been tested by third-party laboratories. The case’s rubber ridges provide grip while the raised bezel guards protect the phone’s display when laid on a flat surface. The Presidio Grip is Speck’s slimmest dual-layer case and can be had in Graphite Grey, Eclipse Blue, Fig Purple, and Charcoal Grey for $39.95 from Amazon.

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Tudia Slim-Fit Heavy Duty

Tudia’s Slim-Fit Heavy Duty case boasts dual-layer protection with an outer made of polycarbonate and a flexible TPU inner that clings to the Galaxy S9’s frame. The case offers a snap-on design, raised edges to protect the phone’s display when laid flat on a surface, as well as precise cutouts that allow for easy access to the power, volume, and Bixby buttons as well as the charging port. The outer casing protects against scratches while the inner layer absorbs shock from drops and knocks. Available in Mint, Matte Black, Metallic Slate, and Rose Gold, the Tudia Slim-Fit Heavy Duty can be ordered from Amazon for $10.90.

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Spigen Thin Fit

The Spigen Slim Fit case is made of a durable but lightweight polycarbonate material that hugs the form factor of the Galaxy S9 and maintains a slim profile. The phone’s charging port and control buttons are open to the touch while the case itself merely clips on to the handset. Available in Black, Coral Blue, Graphite Gray, Lilac Purple, and Gold, the Spigen Thin Fit costs £13.99 from Amazon.

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Speck Presidio Folio Case

Besides bringing wrap-around dual-layer protection to the table, Speck’s Presidio Folio case also boasts a built-in kickstand, wireless charging compatibility, and the ability to store up to three bank cards in a secret compartment. With a polycarbonate outer layer and an inner layer made of IMPACTIUM, the folio case is rated to protect the phone against drops of up to 10 feet. Available in Heathered Black, Heartrate Red, and Eclipse Blue, Speck’s Presidio Folio case is $49.95 directly from Speck.

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UAG Plyo Feather-Light


If you prefer something a little more substantial, then UAG’s Plyo Feather-Light case has a durable design and boasts MIL-STD-810G drop certification. With a composite construction that allows for wireless charging and Samsung Pay usage, the Plyo Feather-Light case features a raised lip to protect the display and rear skid pads. The phone’s Bixby, Power, and Volume buttons are protected by tactile buttons that allow for a clean click-feel. The UAG Plyo Feather-Light case is available in Black, Ash, Ice, Glacier, and Crimson and can be ordered from Amazon for $39.95.

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Caseology [Skyfall] Slim Transparent

With a transparent rear panel made of polycarbonate and a flexible TPU inner layer, the Caseology Slim Transparent case has a color-coded frame while the rear section is transparent and allows the Galaxy S9’s glass back panel to be shown off. Despite boasting dual layers of protection, the case maintains a slim profile and is compatible with wireless chargers and Samsung Pay. The Caseology Slim Transparent is priced at $14.99 on Amazon in the following colors – Violet, Black, and Silver.

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Ringke [Skyfall] Ergonomic Crystal

Sometimes, you just want a case that is going to both protect your brand new smartphone while still showing it off to all and sundry which means Ringke’s Ergonomic Crystal case could tick the right boxes. Despite boasting a slim profile, the case is of polycarbonate and flexible TPU constructions and offers MIL-STD-810G protection with corner cushions to protect the phone from drops. The case features a QuikCatch lanyard hole, raised bezel protection, as well as tapered lips that come in handy when picking the phone up off flat surfaces. Priced at $10.99 on Amazon, the Ringke Ergonomic Crystal case comes in Clear, Orchid Purple, and Smoke Black.

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).