Samsung took the wraps off of the latest addition to their popular Galaxy Note series a few weeks ago, with the top of the line specifications that we’ve come to expect from Samsung flagships. The Galaxy Note 7 packs quite a few extras as well, including the return of expandable storage, and the introduction of dust and water resistance, a dual curved edge display, an iris scanner, and a S-Pen with improved features and the ability to use it to take notes under water.
The Galaxy Note 7 may be protected from the elements, but it isn’t a particularly rugged phone, which means that it is still vulnerable to scratches and dents from accidental bumps and drops. An extra layer of security to keep your device safe is always a good idea, especially when you’re paying upwards of $800 for it. Which is why, we’ve rounded up some of the best protective cases and covers that are currently available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7!
POETIC Affinity case
The POETIC Affinity is a clear case that is thin and with minimal bulk, and is carefully designed to add the necessary protection to the areas that are the impact points the majority of the time. The case combines a hard polycarbonate shell with soft, shock absorbent TPU that is not only practical, but looks great as well.
The sides feature an anti-slip ridged texture for better grip, and the inside has a ridged stress dissipating pattern to remove the shock and stress dissipating all the way to your device. The buttons are covered, and the case features precise cutouts to allow easy access to the USB Type-C port, headphone jack, and the S-Pen.
It is a clear case that allows you to showcase the design and color of your smartphone, with a touch of color being added with the TPU part, with the options including black, blue, clear, and pink. The POETIC Affinity case is currently priced at $9.95.
The Ringke Slim is a polycarbonate hard skin cover for the Galaxy Note 7. The case is very thin, and adds practically no bulk to the phone. Unlike other hard shell cases, the Ringke case offers corner to corner cover up front, with a raised lip to keep the display safe when the phone is placed face down, along with a raised bezel around the camera on the back, to negate the camera protrusion.
The case comes with precise cutouts for easy access to the buttons, the USB Type-C port, headphone jack, and S-Pen. The case is available in a slew of color options, including a few semi-transparent options to let the design and color of the phone to shine through. The color choices include frost white, frost gray, frost mint, frost pink, ocean blue coral, royal gold, and SF black. Depending on the color option, the Ringke Slim is currently priced between $7.99 and $9.99.
The Spigen Neo Hybrid case offers dual layer protection, and features TPU casing along with a hard polycarbonate frame, that offers impact protection while maintaining a slim profile. The TPU case is patterned to allow for a better grip on the device, and with the hard bumper shell, the case is MIL-STD 810G certified for impact protection.The raised lip around the front keeps the display scratch free when the phone is placed face down.
You get precise cutouts for access to the headphone jack, charging port, and S-Pen, and the volume rocker and power button are covered. While the TPU casing is black, colour options available for the polycarbonate frame include gunmetal, champagne gold, coral blue, and satin silver, to complement the color version of the phone. Depending on the color variant, the Spigen Neo Hybrid case is currently priced between $14.99 and $16.99.
The Caseology Envoy series of cases adds a touch of style to the already good looking Galaxy Note 7, with featuring a premium PU leather on the back. The TPU sleeve is wrapped in leather, and the case also includes a hard polycarbonate shell to help with impact protection. The leather not only looks great, You get precise cutouts for the headphone jack, charging port, and S-Pen, and the volume rocker and power button are covered.
The Envoy cases are available in a variety of colors, including navy blue, green, cherry oak, beige, and carbon fibre black. Depending on the color option, the cases are priced between $14.99 and $16.99.
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle case features a polycarbonate shell, along with a soft TPU bumper, for great shock protection. Precise cutouts allow easy access to all ports, while buttons are protected, but easy to press. The case is available in dual colour schemes, with available options including clear/black, black/black, frost/blue, and frost/black. The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle cases are priced between $10.99 and $15.99, depending on the color option.
The Spigen Wallet S features an exterior that is made from a premium faux leather material, and an interior that is lined with microfiber to protect the screen from scratches. It is sturdy and compact, and comes with folding cover that should protect the device from accidental bumps and scratches. A polycarbonate casing holds the phone firmly in place, and the cover can also be folded into a stand, ideal for media viewing in landscape orientation.
The case also includes three slots for your credit cards or ID, along with a large pocket for cash, and a reversible magnetic strap holds the cover open or closed. Black is the only color option available with the Spigen Wallet S case, which is currently priced at $15.99.
The POETIC Revolution with the X-form design is a complete, rugged protection solution for your smartphone. The case is made from polycarbonate and TPU materials, and also comes with a protective front casing with water resistant capabilities. Raised beveled supports on the corner create a cushion to prevent shock and impact.
All ports are also covered by a unique plug design that prevents dust from entering into them, and the sides offer a lot of grip, to help prevent the device from slipping out of your hand. The colors include dual-tone options, with the choices being black, blue/gray, green/gray, pink/gray, and white/gray. The POETIC Revolution case is currently priced at just $9.95.
The Zizo Bolt offers everything you’d expect from a rugged smartphone case, including multi-layer protection comprising of a soft shock absorbing TPU and an impact resistant polycarbonate. The case is MIL-STD 810G certified for impact and shock resistance. The case comes with a slew of extra features as well. A lanyard that is included in the packaging clips into the corner of the TPU layer, and also available is a curved edge to edge tempered glass screen protector.
The case comes with a kickstand on the back, and a belt clip holster with 360 degree rotatable swivel. The Zizo Bolt comes in a slew of color options, including black, gold/black, black/red, gray/black, orange/black, red/black, white/gray, black/neon green, and desert tan/camo green, with the first and second colors being the shell and the TPU casing respectively. The Zizo Bolt is currently priced at $17.99.
Samsung has a slew of official protective cases and covers available for the Galaxy Note 7, including a slim clear case, the S View Flip Clear cover, the S View Stand cover, and the LED cover. The slim clear case is made of hard plastic, and is a thin and light-weight cover for the Galaxy Note 7.
The S View Flip Clear cover offers full screen access to a variety of features even when the front folio is closed. You can check the time, weather, and other status items, including notifications, and can accept or reject incoming calls without needing to open the front face.
The S View Stand cover on the other hand, features an interactive window up front, but with the same features as the Clear cover above. The new feature of the S View Stand cover, as the name suggests, is that the case now comes with an additional back plate extension, that lets you use the case as a stand to prop up the phone comfortably and easily.
Finally, the LED cover provides a cool new way of accessing your device status and notifications, with LED lights appear on the front of your cover to notify the user of incoming and missed calls or messages, battery life status, volume monitor, current time and more. Gesture controls also give the user the ability to switch notifications by simply swiping across the front cover. In addition, there is a single wallet pocket on the inside of the cover to store up to three cards or cash.