With the launch of every new flagship smartphone from Apple, Samsung, and HTC, a bunch of accessory manufacturers come out with brand new products that people generally tend to buy, be it something as simple as screen protectors or as niche as battery cases. Some of such popular flagship smartphones form current generation are the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge, LG G4, HTC One M9, and the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus. I’ve been using the Galaxy S6 edge as my primary smartphone since the past couple of months, and since I bought it, I’ve been regularly searching for the best accessories for my device.
I’ve put down a list of top 10 accessories for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and if you are planning to buy the device, or have done that already, have a look at these accessories for your day-to-day needs. This list contains essentials such as a screen protector, a battery pack, a car charger, and some protective cases for the Galaxy S6 edge. Generally, people are not choosy when it comes to things like car chargers and screen protectors, but everyone likes to choose a case that reflects their needs and their fashion preferences, so I’ve selected some of the best cases for each use case.
1. Official Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Wireless Charging Pad
The Galaxy S6 comes with wireless charging, and it supports two biggest wireless charging standards; Qi and PMA. Samsung has released its official wireless charging pad, that is very easy to set up and use. It comes in circular shape, and in two colours; black and white. It displays blue light when the device is charging, and a green light when it is completely charged. If you don’t place the device properly, the built-in LED light notifies you, and it even comes with over charge protection. I’ve been using it personally, and it takes around 3 hours to charge the device fully, almost double the time when compared to charging with the provided wired wall charger.
2. Official Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Charging Desktop Dock
If you want something that not only charges faster, but is also stylish and functional, have a look at the official desktop charging dock for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. You can dock your Galaxy S6/S6 edge at an optimum angle on this charger. It not only fast charges the device, there’s even a line-out port, so you can hook up a speaker system to it and enjoy music or videos in better sound quality. This charging dock looks really nice, and will definitely up the charm of your otherwise boring desk.
3. Samsung Portable Battery Charging Pack – 9000 mAh
The Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge lack removable backs, so there’s no chance for you to swap batteries, but you can always carry a portable power bank to charge up the device when the battery is low. The official portable battery charging pack from has a capacity of 9,000 mAh, a microUSB port for charging the battery pack, a USB port for charging the smartphone, four LED lights to indicate the charge level, and an on/off button. It has output current of 1.8A and output voltage of 5.2V, making it to nearly 10W of power, making it faster than usual run-of-the-mill wall chargers with 1A current output. This will not charge your Galaxy S6/S6 edge as fast as the supplied wall charger, but definitely faster than normal chargers. A fully charged portable battery charger is enough to juice up your Galaxy S6/S6 edge at least three times, good enough for a weekend trip away from the wall socket.
4. Olixar Dual USB Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge Fast Car Charger
If you use your smartphone as your GPS device, you must have experienced that the battery drains pretty quickly while doing so. To help you with that, I’ve selected this car charger that supports Quick Charge 2.0, which is compatible with the Samsung’s Fast Charge technology. This means that the Olixar Dual USB Fast Car Charger outputs 15W of power, charging your Galaxy S6/S6 edge within an hour and a half. As it comes with two USB outputs, you can charge two devices at once, but make note that fast charging won’t be available when charging two devices at the same time.
5. Official Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Protective Cover Case
If you want body coloured protective case for your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, do check out the official protective cases from Samsung. They come in almost all the colours that the S6 and S6 edge are being sold in – blue, black, gold, green. Priced at $33.49, these cases are perfect if you want no non-sense protection for your Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. I’ve been using the gold coloured variant, and I am pretty happy with it. It gives me that extra amount of grip to the otherwise thin and slippery Galaxy S6, and its sturdy.
Spigen is one of the best smartphone case makers out there, because it has been consistently churning out high-quality and well-designed smartphone cases since its launch in 2004. The Neo Hybrid case is one of its best as it provides good design and quality protection at a decent price. It’s a two-piece protective case, and the first protection layer is a soft TPU back cover, while the second polycarbonate frame adds rigidity and strength to the device. Unlike other cases that might scratch the device itself over the extended period of usage, the soft inner cover makes sure that the device stays free from such scratches. This two tone case comes in three colour variants – Champagne gold, Gunmetal, and Satin Silver –, and has a slim build that helps keeping the device light and easy to carry.
7. Spigen Ultra Hybrid Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Case
One more case for Spigen, the Ultra Hybrid Case for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, it comes with a clear back and coloured bumper. If you want to show off the sexy glass back of your smartphone without exposing it to damages, this is the case to go with. It comes in five colour variants – Crystal Clear, Gunmetal, Metal Slate, Mint, and Space Crystal –, so you can pick up the one that looks better with your device. I personally used this case on my Galaxy S6 edge, and was quite satisfied with it, but don’t forget to apply a protector film on the back to save the glass back from scratches.
The OtterBox Symmetry case for the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge is one of the most rugged cases, and competes with the likes of UAG Protective Case, Spigen Tough Armor, Ballistic Urbanite, Verus Thor, and ArmourDillo. I liked this better than all the other competitors due to its sensible and easy to use design as well as non-weird looks. A tough protective case doesn’t need to look like a suitcase or a bomb defusing kit, and that’s what the OtterBox Symmetry case offers. It comes in three colours – Aqua Sky, Black, and Glacier –, and has a one-piece design, making it hassle free experience to use. It has two layers, a hard polycarbonate outer shell, and a soft synthetic rubber skin on the inside. The raised edges protects the display from bumps and drops, and all the ports can be accessed without removing the case.
9. Mophie Juice Pack Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Battery Case
Mophie is the most well-known charging case manufacturer, and has earned its right to be listed here. The Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge not only protects from drops, bumps, and scratches, it also provides one full charge when in need, thanks to a 3,300 mAh battery inside it. Mophie has managed to keep the whole package slim and manageable. There are opening for all the ports as well as the camera, LED flash, and the heart-rate sensor. When your battery is about to die, you just need to press a button at the back to use the inbuilt battery to recharge the Galaxy S6/S6 edge.
10. Amzer Kristal Tempered Glass HD Edge2Edge Clear Screen Protector For Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Screen protector is one of the most important accessories for a smartphone or a tablet. Even with the toughest glass protectors, be it the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 or the DragonTrail glass, can’t protect the display from minute scratches and scuffs that are bound to appear with day-to-day usage. You can either buy the Spigen Steinheil dry screen protector for the Galaxy S6 edge, or pick up the Amzer Kristal Tempered Glass HD Edge2Edge Clear Screen Protector (quite a mouthful, isn’t it?) that will give you a feeling that you a smooth touch feeling. It covers the whole front area of the device, including the part below the home button as well as the dual-edge curved part of the display. It is not out for sale yet, but you can pre-order it from Amazon or Amzer’s official website right away and get it delivered sometime after July 17.
So here were my picks for the best accessories for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, and chances are that most of you will be happy with the accessories listed here. If you’ve come across some better options, don’t forget to share them here with us and other readers. If you already own the accessories listed here, do let us know your thoughts about them and how they performed over time.