The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, the larger companion to Samsung’s newest flagship phone, is already turning heads with the way it doubles down on this generation’s larger 18.5:9 display ratio with a massive 6.2-inch screen.
This screen upgrade and the latest hardware improvements set the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to collectively redeem Samsung’s reputation after a troublesome launch for last year’s S7.
With a whole new suite of expensive upgrades to enjoy and a wider form factor with which to grip it, you will certainly need a protective case to keep your $840 S8 Plus looking pristine.
We’ve made life easier for you by singling out the best options with consideration for protection, style, and value. Keep in mind that many of these cases won’t be available until the phone is released on April 21.
But it never hurts to get a sneak peek. Read on below to find our favorite picks.
Want to check for more case options yourself? You can browse for more Galaxy S8 Plus cases and protective covers here.
1. Spigen Slim 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.
Their Slim Armor Series is a great pick for a larger phone like the S8 Plus, as it walks the line between bulkier defender cases and lighter cases that improve portability.
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 lips on both sides to protect the S8 Plus’s stunning 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. Combine this utility with an unobtrusive design, and you’ve got a design that keeps Spigen cases perpetually relevant.
2. CM4 Q Card Case
The CM4 Q Card Case makes life easier by comfortably fitting three credit cards, cash, and your Galaxy S8 into a slimmer form factor than you would expect from a wallet case.
This case has air-cushioned edges and an adequate lip around your Infinity Display and rear camera, ensuring protection from all sides. 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.
3. Caseology Parallax Series Case
Caseology’s Parallax Series Case is a beautiful geometric shell cover that fits perfectly on your Galaxy S8+.
It offers ample protection with its shock absorbing soft TPU shell and impact-resistant polycarbonate frame.
The case has a nicely raised bezel to keep both your screen and your camera safe. Each corner of the case is air-cushioned to help further absorb impact. The edges are also lined with an anti-slip grip.
Price: $18.99 (24 percent off MSRP)
4. Peyou Protective Clear Case
It is necessary but tragic shame that you must cover up the gorgeous aluminum and glass body of your new S8 Plus 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 Plus.
In addition to being clear, the case is also thin, only about 1 mm at its thickest. It makes for a pretty small padding from drops, but it is enough to survive everyday abuse.
Price: $8.99 (70 percent off MSRP)
5. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Case
Supcase’s protective case for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is both powerful like a beetle and unique like a unicorn.
At least that’s my current theory as to why this no-nonsense case has such a nonsensical name. This somewhat spartan-looking phone case is definitely protection over presentation.
It uses the standard dual-layer construction 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 a good amount cheaper than other defender-style cases, making it a great budget option.
6. Silk Innovation Base Grip Case
Silk Innovation will be releasing new Base Grip Cases for both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with the coming release of the new phones. This case combines a simple design with a time-tested protective approach to make an all-around solid protective sleeve.
Its polycarbonate exterior is lightweight and scratch-resistant, and its corners have extra air cushioning to disperse shock. It has covers for all side buttons, and comes with a premium scratch-resistant screen protector to complete the package.
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7. Belk Protective Wallet Case
Of all the wallet cases we’ve seen so far, manufacturer Belk offers the most vibrant colors for its PU leather exterior. This Protective Wallet Case has a flip cover with a magnetic clasp, and an interior polycarbonate shell to provide adequate protection from all angles.
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)
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8. Ringke Fusion Mirror Case
Ringke’s Fusion Mirror is an elegant polycarbonate case that makes use of your Galaxy S8 Plus’ large glass backplate to house a radiant tinted mirror design.
Not only can you use this mirror design to put on makeup or see your surroundings in a new light, but you can also rely on this case to protect your phone from drops and scratches.
Its bezel is just thick enough to protect your phone’s screen and camera from impact. It has precisely cut holes for access to your ports and speakers.
If you are looking for a low-profile case that blends in with the scenery, the Fusion Mirror Case is an easy pick. Just keep in mind that it won’t be in stock until after the phone comes out.
Price: $13.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
9. OtterBox Defender Series Case
Though it has not yet been confirmed that OtterBox will be releasing an S8 Plus-sized version of their iconic Defender case, they will undoubtedly deliver one when the phone finally launches.
OtterBox cases are considered a top choice for protective purposes, as their quad layer cases provide more shock absorption than your average phone case.
This Defender case is no exception, as it keeps your phone well insulated from any potentially damaging surfaces. It also has handy port covers to keep dust out.
Top this off with an included kickstand belt clip, and you’ll have a case that fits any occasion.
Price: $24.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
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10. Jgoo Leather Wallet Case
Jgoo’s Leather Wallet Case is yet another attractive and versatile option for keeping your credit cards and your Galaxy S8 handy and protected.
The leather exterior of the Jgoo case covers the S8 Plus’ 6.2-inch screen with a leather flap with a magnetic clasp. The phone 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 Plus, 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)
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