If you’ve managed to get your mitts on a stunning new Samsung Galaxy S8 (or S8 Plus), then we congratulate you. Not only have you snagged one of the hottest phones of 2017, you are also in possession of an utterly gorgeous smartphone, with a revolutionary, bezel-less screen that looks like a glorious infinity pool.
Since the Samsung S8 is known for its sleek design, which combines aircraft-grade aluminium with scratch-resistant curved Gorilla Glass 5 on both the phone’s front and back, protection has never been more of a priority. It’s all about the case, baby.
Now, you don’t have to go far to get a case that will protect your beloved S8. In fact, there are a whole new range of Samsung phone cases as part of its fab S8 accessories range to go with the new device, from the luxe, faux-suede Alcantara case to the business-friendly Keyboard cover and light-up LED case. The real showstopper? The brand’s 2Piece case, which comes in bright colours you can mix-and-match, and which really shows off the phone’s beauty while letting you indulge your playful side. Once you’ve had a look at these cases then take a gander at our must have Samsung apps.
Your phone case isn’t just about keeping your phone from smashing though. It’s got to have style. And personality. And support itself as a TV screen if and when you need it to. Ready for the best S8 cases out there, no matter your budget? Check out our top picks that tick all the boxes for practicality, safety and totally sleek design.
FLAVR is your go-to brand for fun, playful phone cases, and their latest design, with real pressed flowers, is summer in an S8 case. Wedding season? Sorted.
This retro-appeal wallet-style case handmade from full-grain cowhide leather is fitted with handy credit cards slots at its interior, as well as a compartment for notes, making it the only thing you need to grab on the go.
Perhaps the blingiest case of them all – at a distinctly non-blingy price point – Speck’s Presidio clear case with embedded glitter crystals has the protection you’re after (scratch-resistant finish, bezel screen protection, shock-absorbent dual-layer design, UV yellow resistance and drop testing to 2.44 metres) in the funky design you’ll love to show off.
Nothing beats ultra-lightweight, clear protection that lets your S8 shine in all its glory. The Pure Clear case from tech21 offers 2-metre drop protection, and is 50% thinner and lighter than the market leader for near-invisible protection. The best part? You can pick one up at your local Three store.
The protection you’re after in a playful check pattern and clear-meets-colourful design, the Evo Check Active Edition case from tech21 has advanced drop protection (up to 3m), thanks to its patented FlexShock and three-layer impact absorption system. Also available at your local Three store.
Living life in the fast lane? Or just extra-cautious about keeping that gorgeous glass phone intact? X-Doria’s Defense Lux snap-on case is engineered with a soft inner rubber layer, impact resistant polycarbonate backing and aluminium outer frame. It’s also drop-resistant up to 3m (that’s equivalent to military drop test standard rates, in case you were wondering). All of that power and protection is elegantly packaged in a chic rosewood design.
Of all the Samsung phone cases, this may be the sleekest. This Dutch brand is known for its sumptuous leather case designs, which are finished with a luxe Japanese microfibre-lined interior. The leather goes up an extra millimetre around the edge of the glass screen, making a raised bezel that helps prevent anything from scratching that precious S8 screen. Comes in tan and black leather; perfect for teaming with your sharpest suit.
Main pic: Flickr via Aaron Yoo