The tech world looks towards the newly rethought Galaxy S8 to redeem Samsung’s reputation after a troublesome launch for last year’s Galaxy S7.
This year’s phone is loaded with new features like a larger 5.8-inch end-to-end Infinity Display and an impressive suite of biometric security options, even though it is only a bit larger than the S7.
These features (and its $720 price tag) make it all the more important that you protect your shiny new phone with a protective case.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 is scheduled to be released on April 21, there are already a handful of case options available online.
We’ve made life easier for you by singling out the best options with consideration for protection, style, and value. Read on below to find our favorite picks.
Want to check for more case options yourself? You can browse for more Galaxy S8 cases and protective covers here.
1. Spigen Tough Armor Case
Undoubtedly one of the biggest players in the phone case game, Spigen usually sets the bar for what features a generation of protective phone cases offers.
As such, their Tough Armor Series puts protection first. Its dual-layer protection contours tightly to the rounded edges of the S8, adding a modest amount of bulk in exchange for shock absorption from all sides.
As is standard with protective cases, the Tough Armor combines a soft polyurethane sleeve with a rigid polycarbonate frame to absorb impact and scratches with ease.
The case has ample lip to protect the S8’s beautiful Super AMOLED display and Dual Pixel camera from flat drops, plus responsive button covers for a seamless look.
The case has a built-in kickstand as well, which can be used to prop your device up while watching videos.
Price: $17.99 (49 percent off MSRP)
2. Jgoo Leather Wallet Case
This Leather Wallet Case from Jgoo is a tough yet attractive case that keeps your credit cards and your Galaxy S8 all in one place.
The leather exterior of the case has a card cover with a magnetic clasp. The phone itself is encased in a slim polycarbonate shell, which can be detached for easier portability.
If you are after a luxurious look for your new Galaxy S8, the Jgoo Leather Wallet Case can provide it in five different colors. Just be prepared for a little variation in the color.
Price: $10.99 (45 percent off MSRP)
3. Caseology Legion Line Case
Caseology’s Legion Line is a new twist on their popular Titan line. They’ve instilled a new look into the typical armor-style case, without messing with its time tested design.
The case uses both a strong strong TPU and a scratch-resistant polycarbonate frame to keep your new phone safe from all angles. Its air-cushioned corners further increase shock absorption in the most important areas.
Price: $18.99 (37 percent off MSRP)
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4. Peyou Protective Clear Case
It can feel like a serious shame to cover up the gorgeous aluminum and glass body of your new S8 with a plastic phone case.
This fully transparent protective case from Peyou is the ideal compromise, providing dual-layer protection without obstructing the beautiful design of the S8.
In addition to being clear, the case is also thin, only about 1 mm at its thickest. It makes for a pretty small padding for your components, but it keeps them looking so darn sleek.
Price: $8.99 (70 percent off MSRP)
5. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Case
Supcase’s newest accessory for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is powerful like a beetle and unique like a unicorn.
At least that’s my theory as to why this no-nonsense case has such a nonsensical name. This somewhat spartan-looking phone case is definitely all about protection.
It uses the standard dual-layer setup that you find on most cases, further enhancing the feel with a textured edge that improves grip.
The case does add some bulk to your phone, but its air-cushioned corners are specifically there to absorb shock. This case will be available around the same time as the S8, and will be a good amount cheaper than other defender-style cases.
6. CM4 Q Card Case
The CM4 Q Card Case allows you to comfortably carry three credit cards, cash, and your Galaxy S8 in a slimmer form factor than you might expect out of a wallet case.
It has adequate lips and grip to keep your phone in your hand and your screen off the table. It also has air-cushioned corners to cushion impact.
One unique feature that I haven’t seen much in other cases is that the card sleeve actually folds out to use your credit as a kickstand.
On a phone with as much functionality packed into a small package as it has, it is refreshing to have a case that is equally versatile.
7. X-Doria Defense Lux Case
The Defense Lux Case from X-Doria is an accessory that marries protection with style. It keeps your phone safe from bumps and scratches while maintaining sleek and elegant look.
This case combines several different materials for its protective design, including an anodized aluminum and polycarbonate frame, plus a soft rubber interior.
The rear panel of the case comes in either black carbon fiber, soft leather, and soon, rosewood. But no matter which design you choose, you’ll have an ample lip to protect the screen and camera.
The case is currently on pre-order, but it will be available around the same time as the Galaxy S8, at which point you will be able to simply snap it on and get started.
Price: $34.95 (30 percent off MSRP)
8. Belk Protective Wallet Case
Manufacturer Belk provides yet another solid wallet option with its Protective Case that comes in four vibrant colors.
This flip cover will protect your phone on all sides, with PU leather exterior and an interior polycarbonate shell.
As is typical of this case style, you can flip the cover around to serve as a kickstand. It would have been nice to see a larger capacity for cards for a so-called “wallet case,” but the single card holder is still nice to have.
Price: $13.99 (65 percent off MSRP)
9. Berry Accessory Shock Proof Case
The heavily textured Shock Proof Case from Berry Accessory is an inexpensive two piece cover that promises to keep your Galaxy S8 safe without breaking the bank.
For under $10, you get the same two layer protection that you find in more recognized brands, plus a kickstand and a nice choice of colors.
Price: $7.98 (70 percent off MSRP)
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10. Ghostek Atomic 3 Series Case
Though the Galaxy S8 inherits the S7’s fully waterproof design, Ghostek’s Waterproof Atomic 3 Series Case is still an option to consider for dedicated adventurer.
At $60, this case certainly isn’t cheap, but it offers unparalleled protection with its heavy aluminum frame, and thick screen guard and backplate.
This is a case that truly keeps your phone safe on all sides, while keeping your buttons and ports easily accessible.
Still looking for more case options? You can browse for more Galaxy S8 cases and protective covers here.
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