Whether you just got a great deal on the Galaxy S8 or have enjoyed one for a year, you’ll want a case. These are the best Galaxy S8 cases worth buying in 2018. With glass covering both the front and the back, it just makes sense to keep it protected.
Galaxy S8 cases come in a slew of different styles, colors, and materials. Some are better than others, but all of them should keep your phone somewhat safe.
Read: 20 Best Galaxy S8+ Cases
Our list offers everything from thin cases, cheap options, kickstand cases, to heavy-duty protection. Some even have built-in screen protectors. We’ve found cases under $5, and that’s certainly cheaper than spending $150 to replace a broken screen. You’ll need to spend about $50 to get the most durable cases, or something officially made by Samsung.
While we recommend investing in a high-quality case from a trusted brand, even a cheap $5 TPU case is better than nothing. The most expensive cases are twice as thick or use premium materials for a better experience and a better grip. They also typically come in real wood, leather, or have a kickstand. Remember, the Galaxy S8 is IP68 dust and water-resistant, so you don’t need a waterproof case.
We have some nice clear cases too, for those that don’t want to cover up the design with a big bulky case. Just keep in mind that thin clear cases might not offer as much protection as the others.
There are so many cases to choose from that some buyers may get overwhelmed. We’ve done the hard work for you. Basically, we found great coverage from big names including Spigen, Speck, Griffin, Incipio, UAG, and much more for the Galaxy S8. With the Galaxy Note 9 now available, you can get the S8 at a steep discount. Once you do, you’ll want to keep it safe with one of our cases. While you’re here consider checking out some of Samsung’s official accessories for the Galaxy S8.
Samsung Clear View Standing Case ($29)
First are a few Samsung cases then we’ll move on to some of the more popular (and cheaper) brands available. As we see every year, Samsung has a decent select of great cases and accessories for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
Our favorite among them is the Clear View Standing Cover. It doubles as a kickstand and folds closed to protect the screen. When shut, the clear front displays the time, date, or battery levels. It’s expensive but one of the better cases available.