Best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases



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

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]

Speck MightyShell


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]

Slim Cases

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

Spigen Neo Hybrid EX Galaxy S6 case

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]

Incipio Feather


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]

Battery Cases

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

jazer battery galaxy s6

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]

Wallet Cases

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?

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Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. Hmmm, no mention of Otterbox? I just picked up my S6 over the weekend and I immediately paired it with the Otterbox Commuter. I used this on my S4 and she was still in pristine condition. In fact, my trade-in value was more than enough to pay for the new case for the S6. ;)

    1. what was your trade in value?

      1. Probably around $20-$40 for an S4

        1. $150 through vzw
          Edit: s4

          1. Whaat? Must be a promotion of some sort if that’s true.

          2. You’re correct and promo is over… Just checked, trade in is now $95 :/

          3. Here’s the $150 trade-in for the S4 until May 10th!

      2. I got $65…more than I had going into the deal, but that was on top of the deal I got through Sprint since they’d been hounding me about the S6 being out and upgrading, so I went for it. Sure, I could have gotten more…maybe, but I didn’t want to mess around with selling the phone. As I said, it paid for a new case and a car charger (which I needed). So far, I LOVE this phone. Battery charge is awesome, the camera is terrific and Lollipop works so much better.

  2. Looks like Spigen paid someone off LOL
    Not that theirs anything wrong with it

    1. If Spigen sponsored this post it would have been labeled as such.

      1. Goteeem…

    2. deez nuts

  3. dude why cant they make these for my nexus 6? the one that holds the cards would be great!

    1. Problem is that size though.

  4. I almost always get a UAG case

    1. I love uag cases.

    2. Currently using one, for the first time, and loving it.

  5. Cellairis Rapture Elite is far better than any Speck or other brand. Chrck em out. Only $29.99.

  6. The spigen thin fit case in black has been my case of choice for my last 4 phones. I enjoy minimalist cases that don’t snag easily.

  7. Naked all the way!

  8. Wait a minute Joe. I was told that there was a bit of a riff between Samsung and Mophie and they hadn’t finished with the Mophie Juice Packs even though they were part of SSAPP. Have you tested all of these cases or are you going by past designs?

  9. What about the S6 Edge? I would like to advice on those because those cases aren’t typically because of the curved displays.

  10. Diztronic cases that’s all I ever rock

  11. Although I don’t own an S6, I did see the Caseology Wavelength case and it looks good. I had a Caseology case on my S5 back in the day and it was very nice.

    1. I also ordered a blue and gold one for my S6.

      1. Returning my blue and gold, too gaudy.

  12. Ordered a blue and gold one for my S6.

  13. I will never buy a Speck case, again. Had one on a Moto then my S5 and it flushed the power button. Currently using a UAG case and couldn’t be happier.

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