There are hundreds of Galaxy S8 cases to choose from ranging from just a few dollars to more than $100. We’ve seen far to many smashed screens to know that getting a good case is vital, especially when you own a phone worth almost $1000. It’s plain silly not to protect your stunning brand new Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus with a case.
With so much to choose from you need to know what makes a good Galaxy S8 case. We’ve sifted through dozens of them to find our list of the very best Galaxy S8 cases you can buy right now. From thin cases, cheap cases, transparent cases to heavy-duty shock-proof cases and water-resistant ones – we’ve covered them all.
What to look for in a Galaxy S8+ Case
The Galaxy S8+ is a big phone, so you might not want to add a bulky case to it. That said it’s the thicker cases that provide better protection so judge a case based on how you live your life. If you are quite outdoorsy or take your phone with you to a high-risk job then opt for something tougher and thicker. If you wear gloves then go for a case with extra grip.
It’s also worth considering getting a screen protector. Some Galaxy S8+ cases come with a screen protector as either part of the case or bundled with the purchase. It’s worth getting the best screen protector you can, even though the S8 is made of tough Gorilla Glass 5. Cheap ones can make the screen feel a little stickier or less responsive than it actually is. An alternative is a liquid scratch protector like Shark Proof. We’ve used this to repair minor scratches on phones in the past and love it.
If you do decide you want a screen protector try this one from Amazon for $7.99.
Read also: Galaxy S8 Edge
1/10: Lizimandu textured pattern Galaxy S8 case
This Lizimandu Galaxy S8 case is on special offer at the moment and is great if you want to add a bit of color to your phone. It has a pretty turquoise pattern on the back and has a flexible, rubber design that makes it easy on your hands.
BUY NOW: $9.99 from AMAZON
2/10: Speck Presidio Grip Galaxy S8 Case
Speck is one of the best renowned case-makers around and this case not only looks good, it’s also been tested with drops up to 10-feet. We like the grippy back too, which makes it even harder to drop the S8+.
BUY NOW: $44.99 from AMAZON
3/10: Belk Galaxy S8 Case with kickstand and credit card holder
The Belk Galaxy S8 case has a credit card slot to store a single card. It also has a clever kickstand that let’s you prop the phone up without holding it – perfect for watching movies on a long-haul flight.
BUY NOW: $7.99 from AMAZON
4/10: KuGi lightweight and thin Galaxy S8 case
The Galaxy S8 is a beautiful phone and you might not want a big and chunky case getting in the way of your enjoyment of it. The KuGi is a light and thing Galaxy S8 case that also offers decent protection from drops and scrapes.
BUY NOW: $7.95 from AMAZON
5/10: Simpeak soft transparent Galaxy S8 case
If you really want to go minimal on your Galaxy S8 case then it’s all about thin, transparent covers. Simpeak’s offering is thin, scratch-resistant and grippy. It might not offer as much protection as thicker cases but it should protect your S8 from low-height drop damage and is a lot better than nothing at all.
BUY NOW: $7.98 from AMAZON
6/10: Spigen Ultra Hybrid Galaxy S8 Case
Spigen has gone for air-cushion technology to protect your Galaxy S8. This clear S8 case has little pockets of air on each corner to reduce the impact from drops in the area that’s most likely to smash your screen. This clear case is thicker than the Simpeak, but also offers better protection.
BUY NOW: $13.99 from AMAZON
7/10: Peyou shock-absorbing hard Galaxy S8 case with 360 rotating ring grip
This high-protection Galaxy S8 case is made of a combination of soft and hard materials that provide a lot of protection. Textured rubber panels on the back means it’s grippier than traditional hard cases and it comes with a party piece. This Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus case has a 360 degree rotating ring on its back. This serves as a stand, but also means you can attach a carabiner to it if you enjoy a bit of extreme sports and are worried about dropping your S8 down a mountain. The Peyou S8 case comes in mint and rose gold.
BUY NOW: $8.99 from AMAZON
8/10: Poetic Revolution heavy-duty Galaxy S8 case with built in screen protector
If you want a case that looks like it can survive the zombie apocalypse then welcome to Poetic Revolution’s heavy-duty Galaxy S8 case. As well as offering plenty of protection to the Galaxy S8’s edges this case also has a built in screen protector to stop your display getting scratched or smashed.
BUY NOW: $12.95 from AMAZON
9/10: Maxboost Galaxy S8 Wallet Case
We like this PU leather case for the Galaxy S8+ because it is affordable and has some nice extras, like a magnetic clasp. It comes in black, or a pink and green combination and the wallet can store a couple of cards and even some cash. It also doubles as a stand for the Galaxy S8+.
BUY NOW: $12.99 from AMAZON
10/10: Ghostek Atomic 3 Galaxy S8 waterproof case
The Galaxy S8 is water-resistant to 1.5m for 30 minutes, but if you want to be extra safe you can opt for Ghostek’s case that adds its own level of waterproof protection on top of what the Galaxy S8 already has. This is a very well-made S8 case with strong protection from all sides, but it costs a lot more than the above cases.
BUY NOW: $55.95 from Ghostek
Read next: Galaxy S8 Edge