Today is the day that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is now officially available to the masses, though many users have had the phone in hand for at least a few days now thanks to early shipping. This year’s S7 Edge doesn’t seem much new in the way of general aesthetics, but a larger display, a slighter thicker body, and a nicer curve to the back all result in a phone that not only looks stunning – but feels great in the hands too.
The S7 Edge also adds a few new (or old?) features including an IP68 dust and water resistance, and a microSD slot for memory expansion. Overall, it’s a great looking phone, and that’s why it’s important to protect it! The best way to prevent your phone from scratches and scuffs is by utilizing a case. There are already plenty of great cases on the market from big name manufacturers such as OtterBox and Spigen, and we’re here to point you in the right direction.
Without further delay, here’s our list of the best Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cases.
When it comes to protection, OtterBox is often at the top of the list when it comes to brand recognition, particularly. On the downside, OtterBox cases typically are pretty bulky and not necessarily the most visually appealing. Thankfully, the OtterBox Commuter series brings the best of both worlds – good looks and durability – thanks to its thin, lightweight 2-piece design that protects well against bumps, drops, and shock and yet isn’t so thick that it gets in the way. The case also features rubberized port covers to block dust and debris from entering the phone and, as an added value, there’s even a screen protector included.
The OtterBox Commuter case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes in a variety of colors and is available on Amazon for just $34.95.
Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is known for slim yet durable cases, giving you a light, grippy case for your Galaxy S7 Edge that still manages to look pretty good in the process. The Composite case is also MIL TD 810G 516.6 certified, which means it meets military drop-test standards, giving you a little extra piece and mind in case you find yourself in a slippery situation where your phone ends up tumbling to the ground.
Like OtterBox, the case does cover up the back panel, somewhat hiding the S7 Edge’s sexy looks, but the design here is pretty solid and UAG does offer multiple different color choices. The case is priced at the same $34.95 as the OtterBox Commuter too.
Frankly speaking, official Samsung cases tend to be at least a little bit overpriced. This continues to be true for the official Samsung S-View flip case, but it’s still easily one of the best looking cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. As with older versions of the cover, you get a little window that gives you easy access to information and should this time around it should work pretty nicely with the S7 Edge’s always on display. The clear backing on this case also means that the S7 Edge’s gorgeous looks don’t get covered up like with many of the other cases on this list.
As for its ability to take bumps and scratches? While likely nowhere as durable as the OtterBox or even the UAG cases, it should help resist scratches and scuffs, and should be able to handle a minor drop or two.
On the downside, the S View case will set you back $60 on Amazon, making its price almost double of the OtterBox and UAG options on this list.
POETIC’s Revolution Rugged case is super protective. It’s made of premium polycarbonate and TPU materials, and comes with a built-in screen protector with water resistance capabilities. It also features unique corner protection with raised TPU support that will help protect it from extreme shock and impact. The buttons are still very easy to press down, and there are flaps over each of the ports to help keep dust and other things out. All of these unique features are packed into a slim design that will keep your device protected from just about everything you throw at it.
The POETIC Revolution Rugged case for the S7 Edge will be available soon on Amazon for just $14.95.
Speck is actually one of my own personal favorites, as pricing often is pretty good, and yet the cases still manage to look good and provide a durable experience. The CandyShell Grip case for the Galaxy S7 is designed to handle drops, scuffs, and scratches without issue, and manages to look pretty good in the process.
The bezels here are small, the case isn’t too bulky, and while it does bring a very different aesthetic than the ‘case-less’ look found on the S7 Edge, there’s little denying that this design still manages to stand out. Whether that’s in a good or bad way? That comes down to personal preferences.
Speck’s CandyShell Grip case is available from Amazon for $34.95.
Spigen is yet another well-known name in the smartphone case world. The company has a number of different great cases on offer, many of them for well under $15. Here we are looking at the Rugged Armor Resilient case. This case has carbon fiber textures on the back, glossy accents and is made of flexible TPU material. Combined with its unique air cushion technology for shock absorption, this case should be able to handle modest bumps, drops, and scuffs without skipping a beat.
The Spigen Rugged Armor Resilient case for the Galaxy S7 Edge will be available soon on Amazon for $12.99.
SUPCASE might not be as well-known as some of the other brands on the list here, but don’t let that fool you – they make pretty decent cases, especially when you consider that they tend to have some of the most aggressive pricing.
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is made of soft TPU and PC materials, has port covers to block dust/debris, and even has a 360-degree swiveling belt clip holster which is a nice touch. With the Unicorn Beetle, you get a case that should be able to keep you from scratches, scuffs and dents, but in a form that’s still pretty thin, light, and not too bad looking at all.
This case will be available soon from Amazon for only $9.99.
Note: This case will be in stock Friday, April 1st.
Spigen Neo Hybrid case
You thought you’d only see Spigen here once, huh? Nope, the Neo Hybrid case is also among the best available for the Galaxy S7 Edge. This case features a newly-designed TPU pattern that helps with the grip without building up dust. The case itself is built from shock-absorbing TPU casing and a polycarbonate bumper. The buttons are also made of TPU, making them easy to press.
While not the very cheapest case on the list, starting at just $16.99, it’s still very affordable.
The Ringke Fusion case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is perfect if you don’t want to cover up the beautiful design of your brand new phone. It doesn’t add too much bulk, and its slim transparent TPU bumper with Active Touch Technology allows for easy access to all the essential ports and buttons. It also includes attached dust caps so dust and debris won’t easily sneak in the ports. What’s more, it also comes with a free DIY template so you can customize the case!
The Ringke Fusion case is available now on Amazon in three different colors starting at just $9.99.
Like Spigen, OtterBox is just too prolific of a brand not to make its way onto the list twice. The new OtterBox Symmetry Series is designed to be a bit more elegant and classy than the commuter, made for easy installation in its one-piece form. That said, its dual-material construction makes it not only slim, but extremely durable. The raised beveled edge also helps keep the screen safe, while the internal material helps protect from drops and shock.
If you’re looking for something a bit thinner and perhaps a slight bit more stylish than the Commuter, the Symmetry is worthy of a look. At $39.95 it’s slightly more expensive, but not dramatically so.