Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge is a beautiful smartphone, but it’s not quite as edgy as we anticipated. The curve on either side of the screen is modest, and the subtle design has saved case makers a major headache. It combines brushed metal and glass in a seriously stylish package, but you feel as though even staring at this phone too hard might break it. There’s no need to live on the edge, check out the best Galaxy S6 Edge cases and get some protection.
If you’re just looking for basic protection in a form that doesn’t mask that gorgeous design then Incipio’s aptly named Feather case is worth considering. It’s a snap-on polycarbonate case that’s rigid and hard-wearing. You’ll find the case curves away at the sides to ensure that the edges aren’t covered, and there are also accurate cut-outs for the buttons and ports. The generous camera opening has a special coating to ensure no flash splashback. You can choose from seven different colors and each has a matte, soft-touch finish.
Always one of our favorite cases, the CandyShell Grip delivers tough dual-layer protection and enhanced grip without being bulky and ugly. There are precise openings for the ports and camera, and easy to push button covers. The sides dip away to ensure that you can see the edges of the screen, but the lip top and bottom will protect the screen should your S6 Edge land face down. This case exceeds military drop test standards, so it’s ideal if you have butterfingers. You can pick it up in a few different color combos.
This is Trident’s maximum protection case and it’s an angular beast that definitely adds bulk, but it also offers rugged protection from drops and the elements, as well as a few handy extra functions. It exceeds military standards for drop testing, has dust filters, plugs to protect your ports, and it guards against rain and wind. You’ll also find a belt clip and holster, a built-in screen protector, and a lanyard loop. On the back, there’s a kickstand for propping your S6 Edge securely in landscape view.
This lightweight folio-style case combines a few materials. The shell that your S6 Edge slots into includes Tech21’s trademarked “FlexShock” material which is all about dissipating impact force so it doesn’t damage the phone. There’s also a sleek, tough polycarbonate layer on the back, and the cover is common leather substitute, polyurethane. You’ll find precise openings for ports and the camera. The inside of the cover has a nice, soft microfiber lining and a single slot for a credit card or ID. It wraps around the case to close securely and it can fold back to act as a landscape stand.
Here’s another case that meets military drop test standards. The familiar UAG design combines a hard shell with an impact resistant core, and there are skid pads to prevent the phone from slipping off surfaces. This case adds grip, the button covers are good, and the openings are precise. The case has curved sides to accommodate the S6 Edge’s curved screen, but it retains the standard reinforced corners. It’s surprisingly lightweight in hand, and you’ll also find a screen protector in the box to provide all-round protection.
That’s all the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge cases we have for now, but we’ll add to this roundup as new cases worthy of your consideration hit the market.