The best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases

A new star is shining in the Samsung Galaxy family. The S9 and S9 Plus are excellent phones that deserve excellent protection. Stay a step ahead of drops and dents with some of the best cases out there for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

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Best Galaxy S9 cases

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are the newest stars in Samsung's constellation of super smartphones following an MWC 2018 unveiling in Barcelona in February. You can get your hands on one now starting from £739/US$719 when you buy direct from Samsung. (See the best Galaxy S9 deals here)

But at that price, you probably want to keep it safe. Here are some of the cases we think would make a great companion to the S9. And if you want even more protection, check out our list of the best Galaxy S9 screen protectors. If you're looking for power, check out our round up of the best Galaxy S9 battery cases here.

Of course, for those looking for the cute and quirky, we've also rounded up the best best Disney phone cases of 2018 here.

We haven't tried all of these cases first hand, but we have seen quality cases from most of these brands for other phones. We will be updating this article as more cases become available, so keep your eyes peeled!

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The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are the newest stars in Samsung's constellation of super smartphones following an MWC 2018 unveiling in Barcelona in February. You can get your hands on one now starting from £739/US$719 when you buy direct from Samsung. (See the best Galaxy S9 deals here)

But at that price, you probably want to keep it safe. Here are some of the cases we think would make a great companion to the S9. And if you want even more protection, check out our list of the best Galaxy S9 screen protectors. If you're looking for power, check out our round up of the best Galaxy S9 battery cases here.

Of course, for those looking for the cute and quirky, we've also rounded up the best best Disney phone cases of 2018 here.

We haven't tried all of these cases first hand, but we have seen quality cases from most of these brands for other phones. We will be updating this article as more cases become available, so keep your eyes peeled!

Samsung Galaxy S9 Clear View Case

If you're looking for a case that's sure to fit, you can rely on an official case from Samsung itself. The Clear View case is a standard offering from Samsung on many of the Galaxy phones, such as the Galaxy S8S8+ and Galaxy Note8.

The translucent front cover allows you to view notifications while also preserving some touch functionalities when still closed. For instance, you can touch to answer or reject calls – which is a handy feature to have.

The S9 Plus version is available for £34.96/$39.99 on Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Hyperknit Case

We're also excited about the Hyperknit case from Samsung, which is new to the company's line of in-house cases.

The Hyperknit offers a fabric-textured surface (similar to the fabric on your trainers or running shoes) and promises edge-to-edge protection. This lightweight case is also compatible with Qi wireless charging.

Get it for the S9 Plus from Amazon for £16.82/US$24 or from Mobile Fun.

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Incipio Dualpro for Galaxy S9

This unassuming case for the S9 is one of our favourites thanks to its good build and subtle protection.

The soft touch finish makes a big difference to every day use and while it's a larger case than some might want, its dual layer construction is drop tested to 10ft.

The inner bumper is a flexible rubber while the outer shell is a rigid shell meaning you don't have to treat your phone like a china doll.

Available here for the S9 Plus ($29.99/around £22.93).

Poetic Nubuck Case for Galaxy S9

The Nubuck is a good case for the Galaxy S9 if you're on a budget. It's durable, lightweight and comes with a slot on the back to store a credit card.

There's a pull tab anchored inside the slot to help retrieve the card with ease, but we found this slightly fiddly. This might just be because the case is fresh out the box – we expect the faux-leather pocket should stretch over use.

See other Poetic cases for the S9 here. The S9 Plus version is available in the US for $12.95 from both Amazon and direct from Poetic.

Poetic Revolution Case for Galaxy S9

We've included this second case from Poetic because it is significantly different from the previous one – the main difference being that it includes a snap on screen protector (with curved edges). 

Note that the screen protector is not tempered glass, so it does feel and flex like the plastic that it is. If you're looking for screen protectors, check out our designated round up of the best Galaxy S9 screen protectors.

The Poetic Revolution, compared to the Nubuck, is much more rugged with its front and back protection. We also liked that the edges are rubberised for additional grip. It's also compatible with wireless charging. 

It's a strong case well worth its price. It's available for the S9 Plus, and in blue and pink (if you prefer something more vibrant). See more Poetic cases for the Galaxy S9 here.

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Proporta Carbon Fibre Samsung Galaxy S9 Case

Proporta's Carbon Ultra case is slick as it is strong. It's also incredibly lightweight. The shell case, plated with highly durable and impact resistant carbon fibre, is only 2mm thick. Despite its slight build, it's rigid and can protect your phone from all sorts of damage part and parcel of the daily grind.

You can also charge wirelessly with this case and it comes with Proporta's lifetime exchange warranty.

Proporta Samsung Galaxy S9 Carbon Opus Folio Case

Another strong offering from Proporta is the Carbon Opus folio case. This offers the additional protection of a front flap over the screen – which also folds into a stand.

It's made of genuine nappa leather and has been tested to withstand the blast from a shotgun (though we wouldn't put this to the test ourselves). We did find the weighted protective front flap makes the case slightly heavy, but this adds to the overall protective feel of the case.

We're also happy to see that the case allows wireless charging as well. And for those who want to use their phones hands-free while driving, the case is magnetic and compatible with car-mounts. You can see our round up of the best car mounts and holders here.

Peel Super Thin Case for Samsung Galaxy S9

The Peel Super Thin case is indeed super thin at 0.35mm. Designed to keep the focus on S9's original design, the case doesn't even have any additional branding to distract you with.

Application is easy: simply slide and snap your phone into place. Keep in mind, while it will protect your phone from day to day scuffs and scratches, it's no rugged case.

The Super Thin case is available in grey, silver (though more like a frosted white) and navy (pictured).

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MNML Thin Case for Samsung Galaxy S9

MNML (pronounced 'minimal') follows the same school of thought as Peel in keeping the style simple, in order to bring out the best of the S9's design itself. Also like Peel, you won't find any branding on the case either.

It looks exactly like the Peel case in our opinion, and is equally light. The only difference is that the MNML case is less expensive (though there are shipping costs if you're buying from the UK). It's also available in a few more colours.

MNML also offers a 100-percent money back guarantee up to three months after purchase.

Greenwich Horo Leather Folio Case for Samsung Galaxy S9

At £95/US$129, the Greenwich folio case is the most extravagant on this list.

It's ideal for those seeking a bespoke, handcrafted leather case that will last the test of time. Greenwich cases are, after all, backed with a lifetime warranty. You can even have it personalized if you wish (for £10/around $13).

At its price bracket, you do get the case in an elegant package that includes leather cream, a lint-free cloth for cleaning, a carry case (yes, a case for your case), and leather care instructions.

In terms of the case itself, it's lightweight yet sturdy and looks the part of its premium price tag. It has a gunmetal bumper and integrates carbon fibre protection under the leather, which means the Greenwich case can withstand the blast of a shotgun too (like the Proporta Carbon Opus case) .

The case has a concealed magnetic plate that lets you use it with a car mount for hands-free use.

Griffin Survivor Strong for Galaxy S9

Griffin makes a series of decent Survivor branded cases, some overkill and some not protective enough, but this one sits in the 'just right' camp.

With a grippy matte finish to stop your S9 sliding out your hand or off a table, it's also guaranteed to protect from up to 7ft falls.

It comes in a range of colours to suit your taste. 

Available for the S9 Plus direct from Griffin, Amazon UK, and  Amazon US.

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Mous Walnut Case for Galaxy S9

With Mous cases, you get excellent function and form. This is why we have featured its cases in many of our round ups. Mous cases can survive a 15ft drop test (though we wouldn't recommend trying this), and feature a raised lip to keep your S9 screen from scratches.

Mous insulates the device from impact using tonnes of tiny air pockets, in what they call AirShock technology. This allows the case to remain lightweight. All this protection is packed into a beautiful wooden finish in bamboo or walnut (pictured).

If you prefer a darker case, you can go for the Carbon Fibre or Real Black Leather options – there is also the white/pearlescent option, Light.

Mous cases come with a screen protector made of a combination of Silicon, TPU and Polycarbonate for even more protection. The cases are also compatible with wireless charging. Available for the S9 Plus as well.

UAG Plyo for Galaxy S9 Plus

You're paying slightly more for this case from Urban Armour Gear (UAG for short) but you can really feel the difference. The Plyo is sturdy and is resistant to bending when we tried it out. In fact, it has met military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6).

The Plyo was lightweight as advertised and, we found, resistant to fingerprint smudges (a quality not advertised, so a pleasant surprise). The sides of the case have rubberised grips over buttons which should also keep grime out.

You can get the Plyo in four colours: Ice, Ash (pictured), Crimson and Glacier. UAG offers a 3 year warranty as well. If you're after the regular S9 verion, you can find it on Amazon for £24.99/US$39.95. See other UAG cases for the S9 and S9 Plus here.

UAG Monarch for Galaxy S9

The Monarch is on the pricier side of this list, but you get what you pay for, which is a super-rugged case that has a premium feel but is also lightweight.

The Monarch boasts five protective layers, has a textured grip and meets the military drop test standard (MIL STD 810G 516.6) two times over. Plus, it comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

There's a version for the S9 Plus for £54.99/US$54.43 and is available in black and red. 

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Olixar Vulcan Case for Galaxy S9

Here's another rugged case that costs less than half of UAG's Monarch. Structurally, the Vulcan only has two layers of protection, unlike the Monarch's five, but for its price, it's hardly a dealbreaker.

Additionally, the Vulcan comes with a built-in metal stand at the back of the case that rotates 360 degrees for both landscape and portrait viewing. You could also attach a lanyard to the stand if you wanted to (the case comes with a lanyard, if you're wondering). 

The sides of the case have a silicone (so rubber-like) feel for additional grip. The interior of the case is made of a soft, flexible TPU, while the outside has a tough poly-carbonate shell with a metallic finish.

You can find the Vulcan for the S9 Plus on Amazon for £14.99 or US$14.99.

Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

However great the Galaxy S9's battery life may be, it's guaranteed that at some stage you'll run out of power when you need it most and are out of reach of a charging point.

That's when you need a battery case, that both protects your precious phone and gives you the opportunity to recharge it while out and about. Mophie is the market leading battery case maker, and it has a Juice Pack for both the S9 (US link here) and the S9+ (US link here), both priced at £89.95/$99.95.

Each Juice Pack battery case features a built-in 2,070mAh battery that can deliver enough power to extend the life of the phone up to a total of 32 hours*.

The case is compatible with the Mophie charge stream pad+ and other Qi wireless systems including those commonly found at airports, cafes, or any location where Qi wireless charging is available. Press the LED Status Indicator button to display the battery charge status.

The S9 Juice Pack weighs 90.7g, and the S9+ case 96.4g. Each has internal rubberized support pads that protect the phone from drops and accidental falls, plus raised corners to prevent cracked screens.

Gear4 Oxford Case for Galaxy S9

Similar in look to the Hyperknit case, the Oxford case has the additional benefit of both back and frontal protection. Plus, you can keep your credit cards in the inner slot.

Although this case is only available in black, its protective features more than make up for the lack of colours. The Oxford case protects your phone from a 10 feet drop and also has a built-in viewing stand.

You can find the S9 Plus version here for £34.99/$49.99.

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Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case

Dutch design firm Mujjo make quality leather cases for the top smartphones, and has brought its popular super-slim profile Full Leather Wallet Case for the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (£30.38/US$53.08).

It features a leather card pocket - marked by Mujjo's signature slant line and stitched to the back - able to fit two to three bank, ID or commuter cards.

The leather rises 1mm above the edge of the screen, creating a raised bezel that keeps abrasive surfaces away from it.

Each case - lined with satin-like microfibre - is treated with aniline oil to enrich colour tones. They are available in Black and unique Olive colours.

Available for order on mujjo.com, the cases start at £36.90, ranging up to £40.38; US$48.25 to US$53.08; and €41,24 to €45,37 (incl. VAT for European customers).

Samsung Galaxy S9 Alcantara Cover

Another classic option from Samsung is the Alcantara Cover Case.

This lightweight, classy case covers the back of the device and has a soft suede-like feel. It's designed to protect your phone from bumps, though we would still recommend using a screen protector for any unanticipated drops.

The Alcantara, can be bought directly from Samsung (click here if you're in the US). though Samsung UK tends to bundle the case with the phone, which may be a slight annoyance if you already have the phone. You could purchase from Mobile Fun instead (US link here).

You can see Mobile Fun's full selection here if you're in the UK, and here if you're in the US. It's available in black, blue, mint, and red. 

Get it here for the S9 Plus (£33.99/US$37.49). US visitors can get it here

Krusell Sunne case for Galaxy S9

A well-priced genuine leather case for the S9 with a card holder is hard to find. Here's one that can hold two cards!

The Swedish design behind the Krusell brand makes it in several colours but we like the brown leather one best (US shoppers can find it here for about $28). A soft microfiber lining keeps your phone scratch free and lets you leave your wallet at home at the same time.

Get it for the S9 Plus here.

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Olixar ArmourDillo Samsung Galaxy S9 Protective Case

A favourite of ours, Olixar's ArmourDillo case is perhaps the best companion for the butter-fingered among us. The Armourdillo offers rugged protection against drops and bumps with its two-layered, impact-resistant shell that is also textured for added slip protection. 

The cut-outs provide easy access to the camera, buttons and ports. Its flip-out stand and price are additional reasons to like this case. It's available in blue (pictured), red, and black.

Available for the S9 Plus here (£9.99/$19.99).

Olixar Sentinel Samsung Galaxy S9 Case with Protector

This hardy TPU case promises 360-degree protection. Not only does it have a non-slip matte finish, but also comes with a tempered glass screen protector.

The shock-absorbent case comes with a specially designed interior that helps with cooling. Another benefit is the raised edges around the screen, which allow extra protection from scratches and scuffs.

This is a good option for those seeking sleek and lightweight safe-guarding.

Snakehive Premium Leather Cases for Samsung Galaxy S9

Snakehive's Premium Leather cases is sure to keep your S9 or S9 Plus (£24.95)looking classy and protected. Snakehive, a British brand – and also one of our ongoing favourites – offers beautiful hand-crafted cases in an assortment of colours.

The wallet case has a three slots to keep credit cards and notes and a soft interior to keep your new S9 screen looking just that: new. You should have access to all ports when the case is closed.

You can also find some Snakehive cases on Amazon for less than £20.

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Olixar X-Tome Samsung Galaxy S9 Book Case

This case cleverly fuses old world charm with high-tech functionality. Taking a page from Twelve South's BookBook style (pun intended) for Apple devices, Olixar's X-Tome cases mimics a vintage leather-bound hardcover book.

The case promises protection against scratches and minor impact, so we wouldn't recommend drop testing your S9 with this case.The case closes with a magnetic fastener and can also be converted to a stand for your device. What's even more nifty is its storage space for cards and notes.

You can buy the X-Tome case for the S9 Plus on Amazon for £19.99/US$24.99

Gear4 Victoria Cases for Galaxy S9

If you want to let your S9 Plus shine through, Gear4's Victoria range of clear cases offers elegant graphics in a copper accent.

But don't let these dainty designs fool you. The Victoria cases can protect your S9 Plus from a drop of up to 10 feet, thanks to Gear4's partnership with D3O, a company that specializes in protective materials for military, sports, motor sports, and industrial requirements.

On a molecular level, the greater the shock is on D3O's patented material the more rigid tightly locked it becomes. In other words, the greater the impact, the more energy it absorbs.

The Victoria case is available in four designs: Feathers, Mandala (both pictured here), Streak and Palms. See all Gear4 cases for the S9 and S9 Plus here.

Gear4 Battersea Galaxy S9 Case

The Battersea case can protect your S9 or S9 Plus from a drop of up to 13 feet. This again is due to the D3O material that offers additional reinforcement to the sides and back. 

While this case is not particularly glamorous, or equipped with a built-in viewing stand, you do get a lightweight, highly protective bumper case that's also compatible with wireless charging.

It's a great no-frills option for those interested primarily in phone protection. But if you're looking for something even more minimalist, check out the next case...

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EasyAcc soft TPU Galaxy S9 case

As simple as they come but perfectly functional, this clear rubber feel case is the one to get if you want to spend less than a tenner.

Better known for its battery packs, EasyAcc's range of simple cases for the S9 may be just what you're after.

Also available in the UK here or US here for the S9 Plus.

Gear4 Piccadilly Case for Galaxy S9

Perhaps the most spartan option on this list, the Piccadilly case is a clear bumper case with the sole aim of protection.

You can get a small pop of colour around the edge, depending on which option you choose, but this case still prioritizes protection over aesthetics. The Piccadilly can save your phone from a 10-foot drop, is scratch resistant and comes with UV coating.

See all Gear4 cases for the S9 and S9 Plus.

Olixar Heat Dissipating MeshTex Case for Galaxy S9

This case makes your S9 cool. Literally. 

The lightweight mesh design allows heat to escape from the case to keep your phone from overheating. It also has a non-slip coating that helps keep your S9 in your hands and not hurtling to the ground.

The MeshTex is available in Brazen Red (pictured), Tactical Black, Marine Blue and Rose Gold. You can get the S9 Plus version on Amazon for £12.99 or $14.99 in the US

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Tech21 Evo Max for Galaxy S9

Tech21 has a slew of cases for the S9 and S9 Plus (US visitors can find Tech21 S9 cases here and S9 Plus here), which they say are the most protective of all the cases they've ever released.

The Evo Max case boasts great protection features. Tech21 drop tested its case to scientifically prove that the S9 will remain unscathed even from a drop of 14 feet. Plus, it's thin. Super thin. It's a slim 1.4 mm and is also scratch-resistant.

Tech21 has also tested this case to ensure that it does not interfere with wireless signals or charging. Best of all, it comes with a lifetime warranty.

Tech21 Evo Wallet for Galaxy S9

The Evo Wallet can protect your phone from a 12-foot drop. While that's two feet lower than the Evo Max drop test, the Wallet does have the benefit of also being, well, a wallet.

The folio design allows protection for both the front and back of your phone, and offers storage slots for credit cards, and like the Evo Max, the Wallet does not interfere with wireless signals either.

It goes without saying the Wallet is scratch-resistant. Tech21 offers a 1-year warranty on this case.

Olixar X-Ranger for Galaxy S9

The X-Ranger means business when it comes to protection. It's made of shock-absorbent thermopolyurethane and reinforced polycarbonate. In other words, it promises to keep your phone safe from drops, bumps and scratches.

The brush metal back and rubber bumpers also offers additional grip.The other benefits of this case include a credit card storage compartment at the back for the phone, and a stowaway stand for propping up your phone.

The X-Ranger comes with a survival multi-tool. The tool fits in the credit card compartment if you choose to keep it there. This freebie might be slightly over the top, but we'll reserve our judgement.

The case does come with a 2 year warranty from Olixar. You can find the S9 Plus verion of the case on Amazon for £19.99 or $14.99 if you're shopping from the US.

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