The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s flagship smartphone, which means it is pretty pricey. If you blew out your bank account buying a new phone, these inexpensive cases can help protect your investment without pushing you further into the red. Here are the best Samsung Galaxy S5 cases you can buy for under $30.
1. Case Mate Emerge
Retailing for around $20, the Case Mate Emerge provides impact-reducing silicone construction for a reasonable price. It may not have a tons of features, but it is a simple design that offers basic-level protection.
Pros: Textured finish makes the phone easy to grip Lightweight Slim profile retains the lines of the phone Metallic button accents look cool Attractive design
Cons: Limited case color options No port or camera lens coverage Lacks water/dust resistance Not ideal for people who spend a lot of time outdoors Case may come off too easily for some tastes
2. PureGear Slim Shell Case
Retailing for around $25, this is a fairly simple case that is suitable for most lifestyles. This case comes in a number of cool color combinations, and is very easy to pop on and off.
Pros: Available in tons of color options Slim profile 1-piece design 1-year limited warranty Protects against daily wear and tear
Cons: Case prone to attracting lint and dirt Case is made in China, which may be a dealbreaker for some Rubber may wear down over time No added protection against the elements Only have 30 days to get your money back, which may not be enough time to notice design flaws
3. i-Blason Transformer Slim Hard Shell Case
The i-Blason Transformer Slim retails for around $15. This case is inexpensive, but provides decent protection and looks pretty darn cool, too. The elevated edges of the case provide additional protection for the screen of your Galaxy S5. Plus, it has a kickstand built right in.
Pros: Handy holster clip makes this ideal for belt/trouser storage Multiple color options Attractive case design that is also texturized for better grip Doesn’t block heart rate monitor Phone can easily be removed from holster without removing it from the case
Cons: Multiple moving pieces on case may break off easily Snap-on case design may easily snap off on impact No added protection against water damage No added battery life Belt clip only rotates 180 degrees
4. Griffin Survivor Clear
Available for around $30, the Survivor Clear case makes it look like you don’t have a...