Now that you have a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S6 it’s time to customize and protect it. Samsung designed the Galaxy S6 with Gorilla Glass 4 on the back and front, which may be incredibly strong, but is certainly not invincible. Almost every phone is susceptible to a nasty crack if it lands in the perfectly wrong way. Don’t let that happen to your Galaxy S6. We’ve got some excellent cases that can protect your phone and make it stand out from the crowd.
Note: Many of these cases have variants for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Here is a list of cases just for the Edge.
Rugged cases are the most extreme form of protection you can use. These cases add extra bulk to the device, but they also add a ton of protection.
Spigen Rugged Armor
The Rugged Armor is a flexible TPU case featuring an industrial design. It has a mix of glossy lines and carbon fiber texture, which provide decent protection without being overly bulky. This case is more for a rugged look than rugged protection. [$11.99]
Spigen Tough Armor
The Tough Armor case is the beefiest Spigen has to offer. It’s the perfect combination of a soft TPU layer and a hard polycarbonate backing. The case is reinforced with Air Cushion Technology that absorbs shock from bumps and falls without the bulk. [$18.99]
Spigen Neo Hybrid
The Neo Hybrid case is a mix between TPU, polycarbonate, and metal. It has all the benefits of a tough, rugged case, but it’s lightweight and relatively slim. This case is the best of both rugged and slim cases. [$19.99]
The MightyShell boasts “2x military-grade protection.” It has three different layers of materials for excellent impact protection, but yet is only 0.18-inches thick. The MightyShell also comes with a lifetime warranty (if for some reason you never upgrade your phone). [$49.95]
A slim case can add a little bit of extra protection, mostly against scratches and dings, but they also add some style. Using a slim-fitting case is a nice way to personalize your phone without bulking it up and losing the attractive profile.
Spigen Capsule Solid
The “Capsule” name comes from the encapsulated protection that this case offers. The flexible matte TPU wraps tightly around the device for a snug fit that offers extra grip and protection against dings and scratches. [$14.99]
Speck CandyShell Grip
The CandyShell Grip case has become one of the more popular phone cases around. It has a dual-layer design that mixes hard plastic with grippy rubber. The rubber makes it very easy to hold the phone, but if you still drop it it will be protected. [$34.95]
Speck CandyShell Inked
The CandyShel Inked is an artistic twist on the original CandyShell case. It comes in five unique designs to add some style to the phone, and it’s still certified to meet military drop test standards. [$39.95]
Spigen Slim Armor
The Slim Armor case keeps things secure without adding a lot of extra bulk The dual layer of TPU interior and hard polycarbonate exterior keeps your device protected in a minimal design, and the kickstand is a nice addition. [$16.99]
Spigen Thin Fit
If you want protection against bumps and scratches, but don’t want to sacrifice the feel of your device, the Thin Fit case is a good choice. The Thin Fit is a hard case that stays true to its name and only adds a negligible amount of weight for a case-less feeling. [$10.99]
Spigen Neo Hybrid EX
The Neo Hybrid EX is a TPU bumper case. It only protects the sides and edges of the phone. If you’re worried about corners being dinged and the phone slipping out of your hands this is a great little case. [$23.99]
An Incipio classic, the lightweight Feather case features a hard polycarbonate construction for rigid device protection. As the name suggests, this case is very light and thin. You won’t even notice it’s there. [$24.99]
The Galaxy S6 battery life woes have been well documented, and while Fast Charging helps the situation, it’s not a perfect solution. Fast Charging doesn’t help if you’re away from a power outlet. A battery case, on the other hand, can add juice wherever you are.
Mophie Juice Pack
The Juice Pack offers up to 100% extra battery life for your Galaxy S6. It’s not overly bulky, and it adds some protection to your device as well. It comes in three colors that are designed to perfectly match the Galaxy S6. [$99.95]
Jazer Ultra Slim Rechargeable
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper the Jazer Ultra Slim is a nice option. It has a 4200mAh batter packed into a decently slim body. You’ll get extra juice, a little added protection, and it won’t add too much bulk. [$39.99]
If you’re low on pocket real estate you might want to consider combining your phone and wallet into one item. A wallet case can offer protection to not only your phone, but also your cards and cash. Your phone and wallet are always with you, so why not merge them?
Spigen Wallet S
The Wallet S has 3 card slots and an interior compartment for extra cash. Premium faux leather encompasses the hard polycarbonate casing that firmly holds your phone in place. Spigen has also included a bunch of magnets that hold the screen cover and can double as a kickstand. [$17.99]
Speck CandyShell Card
The CandyShell Card builds the card-holder right into the back of the case. There’s room for cards and cash, plus you still get the cool design and protection of a the classic Speck CandyShell case. [$39.99]
Verus Damda Slide
The Verus Card Slot Case is built like a tank. It has a special compartment in the back that can hold up to 2 cards and some cash. On top of that it has a tough dual-layer design and rubber edges for easy gripping. It’s available in five colors. [$19.99]
These are just some of the many cases you can find for the Galaxy S6. Are you a fan of any of these cases/manufacturers? Which case do you plan to use on your Galaxy S6? Are you going case-less?