Besides handling your new Galaxy S7 with utmost care, the next best thing you can do is buy a case to protect the smartphone from accidental damage. As it usually goes, the major case maker brands have prepared products for this exact purpose well ahead of the flagship's launch. We've chosen five very different cases by renowned brands so we can give you the freedom of choice without overwhelming you with the many, many possibilities on the market.
5 cases to go with your prized new Samsung Galaxy S7
1. Galaxy S7 Case Neo Hybrid ($35)
The Neo Hybrid® case for the Galaxy S7 is notable for being stylish, slim, and with reinforced perimeter protection thanks to its polycarbonate bumper and TPU encasement. The metalized buttons provide fluid feedbac, while the outside TPU bumper has a distinct pattern for a better grip.
2. Galaxy S7 Defender Series Case
Staying true to the Defender series' spirit, this Otterbox case is designed with a screen cover, foam buffer, inner shell and outer slipcover to survive the toughest punishment possible. This is a seriously rugged case made for the kind of use cases which action movie stars find themselves in. The Otterbox case is capable of absorbing impacts, deflecting drops, and surviving spills which would otherwise tear your smartphone to shreds. It is made to fulfill US Military requirements, meeting and exceeding its strict drop resistance standards. It also includes a belt clip that doubles as a stand, making it easy to read and watch hands free.
3. Urban Armor Black Card Case for Galaxy S7 ($40)
The Urban Armor case combines convenience and protection. With its impact-resistant core, the case is very light, but also holds up to four credit cards, offers easy access to the touch screen and ports, comes with oversized tactile buttons for your convenience and meets the military drop test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6). The case will ship in early March, just in time for the Galaxy S7's arrival.
4. Dog & Bone splash and drop proof case
To prevent nasty surprises from unexpected knocks, drops and droplets, you need a case like the ones made by Dog & Bone. D&B knows that protecting your smartphone is important, but so is keeping it stylish and slim, with your touch of personality. That's why it made its splash and drop-proof case in accordance with military-grade toughness standards (MILSTD810G), and added a tempered glass screen protector with the highest (9H) impact resistance. But D&B didn't forget style, so it introduced a splash of colour to the mixture. Thus, your IP 68-rated water and dust-proof Galaxy S7 is ready to join you everywhere, be it water and snow, or stone and fire. The price isn't announced yet, and shipments will start "soon".
5. Ringke Crystal Clear case for Galaxy S7 ($11)
Like the great Da Vinci, Ringke believes the ultimate sophistication is found in simplicity. Its Crystal Clear cases are the best choice if you want your smartphone to remain visible and don't want to spend too much on a case. This one fits great on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and protects its look and integrity from all sides while adding minimal bulk. It's made out of ultra-slim, transparent TPU and is designed to allow easy and natural access to all essential ports and buttons. It comes with attached Dust Caps to protect the charging ports and audio jacks from dust and dirt. At $11, it's a steal!