Samsung’s Galaxy S9 was one of the top phones of 2018, though it’s showing a bit of age in 2020. It offered top-end specs when it was brand new, and any flagship device is worth protecting. If you’re still holding onto your Galaxy S9 or you’re thinking about picking one up used, a good case will go a long way in extending the life of your phone. Here are the best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases you can buy.
The best Samsung Galaxy S9 cases:
Editor’s note: We will continue to update this list of the best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9 as more become available.
Spigen Rugged Armor
Spigen is a king among case makers and the Rugged Armor exists for nearly every device on the market. It’s a sleek, matte black option with carbon fiber details and a flexible TPU design. You can add and remove the case in seconds and it should provide ample protection against drops. The Spigen Rugged Armor case for the Samsung Galaxy S9 is slim enough for wireless charging and drop-tested to perfection.
While Spigen may offer the widest range of cases, Otterbox makes some of the toughest cases around. This Commuter case, for example, is a heavy-duty hybrid for the Galaxy S9 made of TPU and polycarbonate. The two-piece design protects against drops with the inner shell and scratches with the tough back panel, and it even comes in frustration-free packaging. It’s MIL-STD 810G certified, but there’s no built-in screen protector.
Spigen Rugged Crystal
Jumping back to Spigen, the Rugged Crystal is MIL-STD 810G certified too, though you might not guess it at first glance. It’s crystal clear so that you can show off the brilliant design of your Galaxy S9. The rugged corner reinforcements help to endure drops, while the overall TPU design is easy to apply in seconds. Spigen’s Rugged Crystal case has an opening for the charging port, and all other buttons are protected by the tactile cover.
Speck set out to create a case that can take a beating without adding much bulk. That’s what you get with the Presidio — it’s tested for ten-foot drops with a tough Impactium Shock Barrier in its two-piece construction. It also features similar Impactium bezels around the display and camera unit for extra protection. You shouldn’t have to worry about scratches either with the matte finish on the back panel.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro rivals Otterbox as one of the most durable cases around and it comes with a built-in screen protector for 360-degree coverage. A hybrid TPU and polycarbonate design helps to brush off scratches and absorb drops, while a grippy textured finish should keep your phone from sliding around. The UB Pro case for the Samsung Galaxy S9 does add quite a bit of bulk though, so each one includes a belt clip for convenience.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the Spigen Rugged Crystal, the Ringke Fusion offers an identical level of protection. It’s crafted with a TPU bumper and a polycarbonate back panel, and a QuikCatch hole means you can easily attach a lanyard. Ringke’s Fusion case is MIL-STD 810G certified, yet it’s still thin enough to easily support wireless charging.
Spigen Thin Fit
Spigen’s Thin Fit case is one of the slimmest options around, but the polycarbonate design ensures that it still offers solid drop protection. It’s a sleek bumper with cutouts for all of the buttons and ports, and the matte finish should make it easy to keep hold of your Galaxy S9. The Thin Fit comes in matte black or blue, and it’s QNMP compatible for use with magnetic car mounts. Of course, the metal plate may interfere with wireless charging so be careful with your usage.
The last option on the list is by far the lightest and slimmest. MNML’s Galaxy S9 case adds just 0.35mm of bulk and it’s completely free of branding so you can simply appreciate the design of Samsung’s device. You can take your choice of six colors — frosted black, frosted white, matte black, clear, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue. It’s thin enough to support wireless charging with ease, but you’ll want to be very cautious not to drop your phone as there’s no MIL-STD certification of any kind.