publishUpdated   Mar 07, 2016, 1:05 pm

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a beautiful piece of hardware. It would be a shame if something happened to it (this is not a threat). The best way to add some physical protection to your shiny device is with a case. A popular phone like the Galaxy S7 will have tons of cases to choose from. Everything from thin and light to bulky and rugged. Here are the best cases so far.

Best Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Cases

Rugged Cases

OtterBox Commuter case

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OtterBox has become synonymous with “rugged” phone cases. If you want the best of the best, the OtterBox Commuter is your case. The Commuter is not quite as bulky as the Defender, but it offers 2-layer protection, drop protection, dust protection, and screen protection. [Buy from Amazon]

Spigen Rugged Armor Resilient case

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The Spigen Rugged Armor case is for people who want their Galaxy S7 to look rugged. It’s a flexible TPU case that is meant to look like a rough and tough case. You will still get shock absorption and protection on your phone, but it’s not going to offer OtterBox-level protection. [Buy from Amazon]

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO case

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The Unicron Beetle PRO is built for heavy use, and perfect for the outdoors. The advanced dual-layer protection with built-in screen protector, shock absorbing core and impact resistant bumper provide all the protection you need at a fraction of the cost. [Buy from Amazon]

Urban Armor Gear case

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The Urban Armor Gear case is built from a feather-light composite material. It’s impact resistant and has a rugged non-slip texture so it doesn’t slip out of your hands. If it does manage to slip, the UA Gear meets the tough military drop-test standards, which are more than enough to protect a phone. [Buy from Amazon]

Poetic Revolution case

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The Revolution is made from a combination of polycarbonate and TPU. It’s tough in some spots and soft in others. The corners are raised to provide extreme protection from shock and impact. All ports are covered with flaps to prevent dust and water from entering. And if you like lanyard hooks, this case has a big one. [Buy from Amazon]

Slim Cases

Samsung LED View cover

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The official LED View case is made from a thin, lightweight, faux leather material. The “LED” name comes from the front flap that features an actual LED panel, but it’s still very thin. The panel can show icons for incoming calls, missed calls, volume control, and battery alerts. You can charge the case via a port at the bottom. [Buy from Amazon]

Samsung Clear View cover

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The Clear View case has the same idea as the LED View, but it simply uses the Galaxy S7’s display to show notifications. The display will show icons that shine through the clear front flap. This allows you to see the display while also protecting it from scratches. [Buy from Amazon]

Obliq Slim Meta

slim meta galaxy s7

The Slim Meta case is one of our longstanding favorites. It utilizes a TPU interior and hard polycarbonate exterior to provide cushion and impact resistance. The design is a combination of smooth plastic and a faux brushed aluminum. We love the look it adds to the Galaxy S7. [Buy from Amazon]

Speck CandyShell Grip case

candyshell galaxy s7

The Speck CandyShell case is one of the most popular cases on the market. The distinctive look combines hard plastic with grippy rubber stripes. The two-tone design is eye-catching and practical. The edges of the cases are also raised to protect the display from an impact. [Buy from Amazon]

Spigen Neo Hybrid case

spigen neo hybrid galaxy s7

The Neo Hybrid gets its “Hybrid” name from the combination of two cases. The first is a flexible TPU case that wraps around the entire phone. The second is a hard plastic bumper that protects the edges, top, and bottom. Together, the two cases provide protection while maintaining a thin profile. [Buy from Amazon]

Battery Cases

Samsung Wireless Backpack

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One of the coolest accessories Samsung has made for the Galaxy S7 is a wireless battery case. This case acts as a wireless charger for your Galaxy S7. You don’t have to worry about plugging the phone in or sliding it into the micro-USB slot. Just slap it on like a regular case and enjoy better battery life. [Buy from Samsung]

Mophie Juice Pack

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The Mophie Juice Pack utilizes the same technology as Samsung’s Backpack, but in a different way. The case itself can be charged wirelessly, but it still has to be plugged into the phone’s micro-USB port to give power to the Galaxy S7. The benefit of this method is you can use wireless charging without removing the battery case. [Buy from Mophie]

Wallet Cases

Spigen Wallet S case

spigen wallet s galaxy s7

Leave your wallet at home with the Spigen Wallet S case. This leather case can hold 3 credit cards and has room for cash. The case also adds some extra protection and elegance to the device. If you’re not ready to leave your money at home and use Samsung Pay, this is a good alternative. [Buy from Amazon]

Snugg Leather Wallet case

snugg wallet galaxy s7

The Snugg Leather Wallet case has slots for cards and cash, but also a secret pocket for sensitive documents. It’s made with a high-quality leather on the outside and a soft interior to keep the display protected. A magnetic clasp keeps the flap closed so nothing can get at the display. [Buy from Amazon]

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