Best slim cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

With a glass front and rear, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can hardly be considered as having robust exteriors, but there are ways to protect your brand new handset without having to resort to a roll of bubble wrap and a briefcase. Indeed, there’s an almost infinite selection of cases to choose from, and in this guide, we are concentrating on slim and light cases to help maintain the profile of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Tudia [MERGE] Slim Fit

The first case up for consideration is Tulia’s Slim-Fit case that is available for both the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Despite its tag as a slim case, it still boasts dual layers of protection with a TPU inner and a polycarbonate outer layer with raised edges to protect the display from making contact with flat surfaces when laid face down. The power, Bixby, and volume buttons are protected with precisely cut outer layers while there is easy access to the camera, speakers, microphone and charging port. Available in Matte Black, Metallic Slate, Mint, and Rose Gold, the Tudia Slim Fit can be ordered from Amazon for $10.90.

Buy it Now: (Galaxy S9) Amazon, (Galaxy S9+) Amazon

Olixar MeshTex

Next, we have the ultra-slim Olixar MeshTex case that aims to help with dissipating the heat produced when the Galaxy S9 or S9+ is put their paces. It’s slim design barely adds any bulk to the low-profile of the Galaxy S9 or S9+ while adding extra grip and is compatible with wireless charging. Available only in Tactical Black for the Galaxy S9, the Olixar MeshTex case is also available in Marine Blue, Brazen Red, and Rose Gold for $14.99 from Amazon.

Buy it Now: Galaxy S9 (Amazon), Galaxy S9+ (Amazon)

Ringke [Air Prism Glitter] Sparkle 3D

Ringke has produced a glitzier option with its Air Prism Glitter Sparkle 3D case that sparkles while fulfilling its duty of protecting the Galaxy S9 or S9+. The case’s transparent soft TPU layer protects the phone from bumps and drops and maintains support for Qi wireless charging. The front bezel is raised to protect the phone’s display when laid on flat surfaces, and there is a built-in QuikCatch lanyard hole to attach a wrist strap. Available from Amazon for $10.99, the Ringke Air Prism Glitter Sparkle 3D can be had in Glitter Gray, Clear, Ink Black, and Rose Gold Crystal.

Buy it Now: Galaxy S9 (Amazon), Galaxy S9+ (Amazon)

Speck Presidio Black

Tested by third-party laboratories for multiple drops of up to 10 feet, Specks Presidio Black case is made of Impactium shock-absorbing material to help protect your Galaxy S9 or S9+ from life’s knocks. The matte black finish helps ward against scratches while the Presidio Black is the slimmest dual-layer case that Speck has produced. Speck’s Presidio Black case can be ordered from Amazon for the Galaxy S9 for $39.95 and the Galaxy S9+ for $44.95.

Buy it Now: Galaxy S9 & S9+ (Amazon)

Vinve Slim Anti-Scratch

 

Fancy a case that lets the shiny glass rear panel on your Galaxy S9 or S9+? Vinve has you covered with its Slim Anti-Scratch case that features a clear polycarbonate rear panel and semi-flexible TPU bumpers. With easy access to ports and buttons, the case protects against bumps and scratches without noticeably adding to the profile of the handset. The Vinve Slim Anti-Scratch case is available in Black, Blue, and Red from Amazon for a very reasonable $7.98.

Buy it Now: Galaxy S9 (Amazon), Galaxy S9+ (Amazon)

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet

Straddling the border between a slim and folio cases is Mujjo’s Leather Wallet that has a premium full-grain leather exterior with a satin-like microfiber inner lining. The slot on the rear of the case can hold up to three bank or ID cards, and the power, Bixby, and volume buttons are readily accessible. Priced at $58.38 for the Galaxy S9 and $64.23 for the Galaxy S9+, the Mujjo Full Leather Wallet case can be ordered directly from Mujjo’s online store in Olive and Black.

Buy it Now: Galaxy S9 (Mujjo), Galaxy S9+ (Mujjo)

Samsung Alacantra case

It wouldn’t be right to compile a best case guide without including at least one example from Samsung, and we’ve chosen the Alacantra case. Constructed out of Alacantra, the case is lightweight protects the corners and the rear panel from bumps and knocks without adding to the phone’s profile. You can get the Alacantra case for both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Black, Blue, Mint, and Red from Amazon for $49.99.

Buy it Now: Galaxy S9 & S9+ (Amazon)

Spigen Ultra Hybrid S

Bring the slim case guide to a close is Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid S case that features a flexible bumper and a clear rigid back layer that allows the Galaxy S9’s rear glass panel to be admired by all and sundry while maintaining levels of protection. With precise cutouts for the power, Bixby, and volume buttons, Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid S case is available in Midnight Black and Crystal Clear from $14.99 from Amazon.

Buy it Now: Galaxy S9 (Amazon), Galaxy S9+ (Amazon)

Don’t forget to check out our other guides for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, just click one of the links below:

Best cases for the Galaxy S9

Six best Cases for the Galaxy S9+

20 Tips and Tricks for the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+


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 Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 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).