By golly, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is pretty. It's easily one of the most attractive phones we've seen in years, and represents a new high water mark for the Korean firm. Sadly, when you get a really good-looking mobile phone, the urge to cover it up with a case is increased dramatically - you can't risk dropping that valuable item and taking hundreds of pounds off its value, right?
With that in mind, we've put a few Galaxy S6 cases through their paces to give you a solid idea of which one is right for you. The cases reviewed below come with a wide range of price tags, but all are worth a look if you're in the market for proper protection.
Samsung Galaxy S6 S View Premium Cover Case - £29.99
One of the most popular cases in Samsung's range, the S View has been around for a few years now, and this latest iteration doesn't deviate from the tried and tested formula. It's made from a faux-leather material and has a transparent window which allows you to view incoming notifications and other information. Naturally, it protects the screen when it's closed, but all of the buttons and ports remain easy to access. £40 is a steep asking price (many retailers are selling it for less), but this is arguably one of the best cases available for the phone right now.
This transparent case is made from hard plastic which clips onto the back of the phone and covers the four corners. There's a silver accent around the edges which gives it a premium look and it's easy to reach the buttons and other ports, but the plastic itself scratches a little too easily for our liking. Like the other official Samsung cases it's quite expensive too, but we have to admit that it is one of the best-looking, despite its faults. It shows off the tempered glass rear panel of the phone to good effect.
The cheapest case in this round up, the Flexishield Ultra Thin is a case made from TPU material which covers almost all of the phone. It's incredibly thin and doesn't add any bulk to the device, making it a good option for those who want complete protection but don't want to ruin the look of their handset. We're not entirely sure it will provide all that much protection in the event of an accidental drop, but it will keep the S6's metal bodywork minty-fresh.
The most expensive case Samsung has produced for the S6 - the recommended retail price if £45, although retailers are selling it for less - the Clear View case has a glossy plastic back and a semi-transparent front cover. When it's closed, the phone's display shows a monochrome image which can be clearly seen through the case itself, showing the time and other notifications. It's a gorgeous-looking case and one which adds to the S6's already considerable appeal, but that price is eye-watering. If you have money to burn, then it's a good choice, but budget shoppers are best off looking elsewhere.
Spigen Thin Fit Shell Case Liquid Crystal - £12.99
Spigen is one of the biggest names in third-party case production and this TPU case for the S6 is just as good as you'd expect. It's thin enough to fit snugly to the handset but still has reasonably chunky edge protection, which should come in handy should the phone slip from your grasp. The best bit is the protective ridge which surrounds the camera on the back, protecting it when you lay the phone down on a flat surface. It's pricey for a TPU case - the Flexishield offers almost the same level of protection for less cash - but the construction quality is undoubtedly better here.
This one is a bit different from Samsung's other cases. It's made from a fairly solid plastic which has a leather-style pattern on the back, as well as a shiny Samsung logo. Like the Clear Cover case, only the corners are covered - the sides, top and bottom of the phone remain open to the air, which means you could end up bumping them against things if you're not careful. However, having said that, the way the case wraps around the corners means that if you lay the phone face-down on a flat surface, the screen won't get marked. We actually found ourselves quite liking this case - possibly more so than the others - purely because it looks fantastic when fitted to the handset.