Back in July, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 Mini as a smaller alternative to its flagship-level bigger brother. Packing an Exynos 3 Quad 3470 CPU with 1.5GB RAM and 4.5-inch 720p display, the GS5 Mini is a decent mid-range device that, given Samsung’s reputation, should be able to withstand a few minor bumps, bruises and scratches but a little extra protection never hurts.
With that in mind, we’ve gathered up a list of 7 cases designed to keep your Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini safe and sound.
TUDIA Ultra Slim LITE TPU Bumper Protective Galxy S5 Mini Case
The Tudia Ultra Slim case is a TPU case that is matte with a glossy edge towards the sides. The matte case provides a lip that covers the phone all the way around. The only cutouts are for the headphone jack, sensors, lens, speaker, and USB port. The case is lightweight and provides adequate protection and should be able to survive a few drops. The Tudia logo can be found on the back of the case towards bottom right. The covers for volume rockers and power button are pretty stiff at first use but after a few days it loosens up a bit and provides nice feedback when pressing them in.
The Hyperion case is your standard run of the mill TPU case, though the unique snakeskin style on the back helps it stand out a bit. The cut outs for camera, mic, sensors, USB port, and headphone jack are cut with precision. There is a lip that covers the bezels, and also protects the volume rocker and power buttons. The lip of the case even raises the Galaxy S5 Mini up a few CM to further protect it from a drop.
Cimo [Wave] Premium Slim TPU Flexible Galaxy S5 mini Soft Case
The Cimo case is a transparent case that provides you with a unique view of your S5 Mini. The back has a swoosh design and blends between a tinted clear and a full translucent clear. The case also has grippy sides that should help you keep a secure fit. The cut outs are generous and the device sits well in the case. The case does have a slight lip, but not enough to protect it from a face down drop. Regardless, it’s a great looking case and is grippy enough to keep it in your hands.
The Allreli case is of the wallet variety. This black case is is faux leather and it has a great shine to it. The outside has visible stitching that adds a subtle design to the case. The clasp is a magnet that helps secure the phone into the case. The inside of the case is brown suede with that same visible stitching. The plastic casing that holds the phone has cut outs for all the major components including the volume rocker and power button. When the case is closed the phone is held tight by the case and magnet. The case also has a built in smart wake feature, so when opening the case the screen turns on.
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Premium Hybrid Protective s5 mini Case
The Supcase is a black and transparent TPU case but, unlike normal TPU cases, this case is not flexible. It’s a tough case that is made to take a pounding. The volume rocker, and power buttons are all covered with this case. This case adds a bit of thickness to the phone, but by doing this it adds extra protection. The added lip gives you a few centimeters of added protection against drops and will do a good job at protecting the chrome bezels. The edges of the case are matte black, and rest of the case is transparent.
Hyperion Explorer 2-piece Premium Hybrid Protective Galaxy S5 mini Case
The Hyperion Explorer case is a 2 piece case. The first piece is a black TPU case with a matte finish and the sides are a rigid and and glossy. The volume rocker and power buttons are protected by the hard glossy plastic sides, which gives it some grip and a unique style. On top of the case there is a groove that adds a bit of flair with the cut outs. The 2nd piece is a a textured plastic. It looks and feels like reptile skin, and it pokes off the case a few CM. One additional feature this case has is a plastic kickstand, which comes out and lets the device rest on its side.
The Ghostek Blitz case is a shockproof case that comes in two different pieces. The first layer is a soft plastic shell that wraps around your device. The second piece is a harder shell that you are able to slide the plastic shell into, in order to keep everything in place. Although it does not sit flush against the case, it’s still enough to protect it against a drop and also protects your screen. This is a great two-in-one case set to provide drop protection.