We’re sure you’ve heard a lot about Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagships, especially pertaining to the super premium build quality both devices have this time around. Sandwiched between two panels of Gorilla Glass 4 and an aluminum edge, these devices are without a doubt the best looking smartphones Samsung has ever produced. But when the phone is covered in glass as opposed to plastic, you’ll want to take extra caution when handling this device. With that said, we’ve rounded up some of the best cases you can buy for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
The Verus Thor Active Case for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is one of the cheapest, most protective cases we could find. It doesn’t add much extra bulk to the device, and offers great protection from the shock absorbing core and the polycarbonate exterior shell. All four corners of the case are reinforced for added drop protection.
Available in nine different colors, this case can be yours for just $16.99 from Amazon. Head to the links below if you’re interested.
Spigen cases are becoming a favorite in the Android Authority community, offering a sleek design at a very affordable price point. The Neo Hybrid series cases are among Spigen’s most popular products. This two piece case for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge offers a durable build thanks to the shock-absorbing TPU case and polycarbonate bumper. The metalized buttons give the power button and volume rocker a satisfying click, which is something we find important when choosing a case.
You can grab this case from Amazon starting at just $17.99 for the S6 variant, or $20.99 for the Edge version. Head to the Amazon links below to check them out.
Poetic Affinity Series Protective Hybrid Case (S6 and S6 Edge)
Poetic is known in the case industry for offering great cases for about half the price of the competition’s offerings. The company’s Affinity Series is no exception. This bumper case is made of dense TPU to protect your device from drops. The transparent back is made so you can still see the aesthetics of your device without sacrificing durability. The bumper’s molded edges are made to give you a sturdier grip, and it even has a raised lip that will protect your screen if you happen to drop your phone.
The Poetic Hybrid Case is available in three colors for both devices on Amazon, starting at just $7.95. Check out the links below if you’re interested.
Here we have another popular case from Spigen – the Ultra Hybrid Series. Unlike the Neo Hybrid, this case is one piece but doesn’t skimp on the quality. This one is made of a protective TPU material to shield your device from bumps and scratches. It also has a clear back panel so the design of your new Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge can shine through. It also features embossed buttons to make pressing the power key and volume rocker easy.
The Spigen Ultra Hybrid Bumper is available for the S6 and S6 Edge on Amazon starting at just $11.99. Check out the links below if you’re interested.
If you’re really looking to protect your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, we’d suggest you check out Spigen’s Tough Armor Case. It has a shock-absorbing TPU interior and a polycarbonate exterior for maximum protection. The lip on the front is even raised 2mm to add some extra protection to your screen. The outer shell has a built-in kickstand, so you can easily watch videos without having to hold the device.
The Spigen Tough Armor Case is available for both devices on Amazon starting at $16.99. For a case that adds a ton of protection to your device, this is a really great deal. Head to the links below for more information.
Griffin is known for making quality cases for a wide range of smartphones. While these aren’t the most inexpensive cases on the market, they offer great protection and premium build quality. This ultra-thin hardshell case will let your GS6’s design shine through the clear back panel. At just 1.6mm thick, the one-piece design won’t add much extra bulk to your new smartphone. The outer edges are made from a rubbery plastic material for maximum grip while the device is in your hand.
If the Griffin option appeals to you, the Reveal Case can be found in two color options on Griffin’s website for $19.99.
The Speck CandyShell Grip case is next up on the list, offering a unique design with a solid build. This case has been military-grade drop tested to ensure your new smartphone won’t break when dropped. The rubber stripes provide a no-slip grip while the hard outer shell guards your device against impact. The raised rubber bezel around the case makes it so you can set your phone face down without worrying about it sliding or scratching.
The Speck CandyShell Grip case is one of the more stylish offerings on our list, but that unfortunately comes at a cost. You can find this case on Amazon in four different colors for $34.95.
The Incipio Octane Pure Case features a features a unibody design that won’t add much bulk to your new smartphone. The shock absorbing co-molded design marries impact resistant Flex2O TPU and Plextonium polycarbonate to give you enough protection against bumps and scratches. This is probably the most low profile case on the list, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
You can find Incipio’s Octane Pure Case for $24.99, though the case isn’t quite available for purchase yet. It’s available for both the S6 and S6 Edge, and you can find both pre-order links below.
For the folks who want incredible protection for their new smartphones but aren’t a fan of the extra bulk, the UAG Outland Case will do the trick. It’s made of a hard outer shell and impact resistant inner shell to add extra protection. The edges are made of a rubberized plastic for a non-slip grip. And if you can’t tell by the design, this case meets military drop test standards, so you know it will protect your GS6.
The case is back-ordered right now, but you can still place your order for the UAG Outland Case for $34.95. UAG says the case will ship on 4/15/15, so you won’t have to wait long if you order this one. Head to the link below for some more information.
Caseology Wavelength Series True Grip Case for Galaxy S6
The Caseology Wavelength True Grip Case combines premium protection and beautiful aesthetics. It’s mostly made of TPU, giving it the look of a smooth plastic case but the protection of a rubber case. It’s grippy, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and is being offered for a super low price.
You can buy this Caseology Wavelength True Grip Case in five different colors from Amazon starting at just $12.99. Head to the link below to pick one up today.
If you’re looking to save some money on your case, perhaps the Ringke Fusion Bumper is for you. The entire case is made of a clear plastic which doesn’t mask the design of your smartphone. This may not be the most protective case on the market, but it’s surely enough to protect your device from small drops and scratches. It even has dust caps covering the USB port and audio jack, so there’s no need to worry about lint or dust getting inside your phone.
You can grab this case in two color options from Amazon for just $10.99.
The Obliq Shock Resistant Bumper shares a similar design to Spigen’s Neo Hybrid cases, but comes with a few added benefits. Both cases feature a matted rubber interior shell and a a metallic bumper, offering a similar feel in-hand. But with the Obliq option, three different bumper colors are included with each case. You have the choice between Green Emerald, Pink and White or Gold Platinum, Satin Silver or Black Sapphire bumper colors.
You can find this case on Amazon for just $14.99. Head to the link below to pick one up for yourself.
The Verus Verge Case for the Galaxy S6 Edge is tough, slim and form-fitting. It’s composed of a hard shell frame with a soft yet rugged inner shell to provide enough durability to protect your device from drops and scratches. Although it’s made of two pieces, we can assure you that this case won’t add a ton of extra bulk.
You can find the Verus Verge Case in five different colors from Amazon for just $16.99.
Like we said with the UAG offering for the S6, if you’re looking for top of the line protection without adding extra bulk, this case might be for you. It’s made of a hard outer shell and impact resistant inner shell to add extra protection. The edges are made of a rubberized plastic for a non-slip grip. And if you can’t tell by the design, this case meets military drop test standards, so you know it will protect your GS6 Edge.
You can find the UAG Ash case for $34.95 on UAG’s site. It’s a little pricier than the other cases on this list, but we’re sure the added protection will make up for that. Head to the link below if you’re interested.
If you’re not a fan of third party cases, Samsung has a good number of official cases, chargers and audio accessories available on its site. If you’re interested in checking out what Samsung has to offer, follow this link. So how did you like our list? Did we miss anything? Be sure to let us know if you have any suggestions down in the comment section below.