Best Samsung Galaxy S6 cases and covers for every occasion

The Galaxy S6 is flying off retail shelves: the new sleek Android flagship phone by Samsung - along with its futuristic S6 edge cousin - have managed to spur a lot of excitement for a good reason. Both phones are good looking, made of quality materials, and feature a remarkably fast hardware that ranks at the very top of all performance ratings. The Galaxy S6 also has one of the best cameras on a smartphone with superpowers in the form of optical stabilization and 4K video recording.

If you have bought (or are planning to buy) a Galaxy S6, you might want to put it in a case to protect it from damage and keep it pristine clean or just customize it to look a little bit funkier and reflect your personality better with a floral print on the case or a bit of leather, or why not some glittery shine.

We have looked through the most popular Galaxy S6 cases from legit case makers that are not just random poorly fitting solutions from a distant Asian factory (they could still be made in Asia, but have much better quality control). Among all of them, we picked 12 various cases that should please different tastes and offer the quality you need from a protective case. Let’s take a look.

*Thanks to for providing us with the Samsung Galaxy S6 cases for review.

Best ultra thin Samsung Galaxy S6 cases

Spigen Thin Fit

Price: $15 | Buy it here

The Spigen Thin Fit is a remarkable, slim-fit case for the Galaxy S6 for an affordable price of just $15. It comes from a brand you've actually heard of, and offers a snug fit for the S6. Keep in mind that it does not offer protection for the physical buttons or ports.

Incipio NGP

Price: $20 | Buy it here

The Incipio NGP is a proven extremely slim case that will protect your phone from scratches. It offers full-on protection, covering both the body and the physical buttons of the Galaxy S6. It also features a very pleasant smooth surface that feels good to touch.

Case-Mate Barely There

Price: $25 | Buy it here

The slightly more costly Barely There case by Case-Mate protects your phone all around, covering both buttons and body. Its main function is to protect from scratches rather than impact, as is the case with all thin cases.

Rearth Ringke Slim

Price: $10 | Buy it here

A super affordable option by Rearth, the Ringke Slim case is a thin and light translucent case that shows off the color of the glass of your Galaxy S6. It also wraps over the screen just a bit, raising the phone so that the display does not touch the surface when the phone is laid screen-down.

Griffin Reveal

Price: $20 | Buy it here

The Reveal by griffin adds just a millimiter on top of the Galaxy S6, keeping protection light and it's also translucent so that the original style of the S6 can shine through. 

Best Galaxy S6 universal cases (balance between protection and size)

Samsung Galaxy S6 S View Soft Cover

Price: $50 | Buy it here

The S View covers have become the de-facto standard for most people with Galaxy series phones as they offer a convenient way to check out your notifications and take/receive calls without having to open the case and unlock the phone. The S View soft cover features a nice soft-touch material and is a fairly thin and lightweight solution that does not add too much bulk and still does a good job protecting the S6 from dents and scratches.

Caseology Envoy

Price: $15 | Buy it here

The Caseology Envoy is a surprisingly stylish and affordable case that does an all-around good job of protecting your phone from damage without ruining its looks. Available in several variations, you can get the Envoy for just $15 on Amazon.

Speck - Candyshell Grip Case

Price: $35 | Buy it here

The Speck CandyShell has become a classic in the world of phone protection with its stripey design, nice grip and good level of protection for a reasonable price.

Best rugged protection Galaxy S6 cases

OtterBox Defender Series

Price: $60 | Buy it here

If you really want to make sure your phone is very well protected (e.g, you know it will be falling from heights), and don't mind the extra bulk that comes with extra security and protection, the OtterBox Defender is arguably the best solution for your needs. It comes with a hefty $60 price tag, but that's still just a tenth of what the S6 actually costs. OtterBox is now offering the Defender series with fresh new prints on the back, a change from the bland single-color versions (those are also available for the conservative minded, though).

Urban Armor Gear

Price: $30 | Buy it here

The Urban Armor Gear is the more affordable solution that still offers very good level of protection against damage. It has got that signature military style masculine, rough look, but on the inside features a soft core that absorbs vibrations and keeps the phone safe from damage.

Best Galaxy S6 graphic/texture/hipster cases

Kate Spade S6 series

Price: $40 | Buy it here

If you want more than just protection for your phone, and looks and style are equally important, then you will probably look at cases that add a unique graphical print or a texture. Kate Spade's selection of S6 cases is exactly that, a stylish - but not cheap - family of polka dot, stripes, and other adornment cases.

French Bull

Price: $30 | Buy it here

If you're looking for something with bolder, brighter colors and crazy shapes, the French Bull selection of Galaxy S6 cases is what will fit your needs. Slightly less expensive than Kate Spade's offerings, these are some fresh ways to pimp out your new S6.

Platinum collection

Price: $35 | Buy it here

We've always been huge fans of wood and texture, and the Platinum collection of Galaxy S6 cases adds that without the downsides of huge bamboo cases. The case is plastic on the inside but the wood and texture is where it matters: on the back. 

Case-Mate Brilliance / Karat

Price: $80 | Buy it here (1) | (2)

If you want some bling on your phone rather than on your wrist (or in addition to that), the premium Case-Mate Brilliance/Karat solutions offer that in two cases that will inevitably catch the eye. At a hefty price of $80, though, there is price to luxury.

Speck Candyshell Inked

Price: $40 | Buy it here

Speck's Candyshell Inked selection is a kick-back to those who like the traditions of tattoos and ink with some typical shapes and colors. Mostly floral, these cases will find a warm reception in the hipster-y crowd.

Best Galaxy S6 wallet cases

Spigen Wallet S (Faux leather)

Price: $30 | Buy it here

As much as we like thinking that we're moving towards a system of cashless payments, we're not there yet. You still need cards to pay in most places and even good old-fashioned paper bills and coins in some places. Wallet cases for the Galaxy S6 allow you to not carry a separate wallet and just stash all those cards and hard-earned money bills in one place, along with your phone. The Spigen  Wallet S is a faux-leather case that snaps on magnetically and looks stylish without being too expensive.

Verus Dandy Diary (Faux Leather)

Price: $35 | Buy it here

We also love the looks of the Verus Dandy Diary case with its layered, clean structure with separate pockets for cash and cards. $35 also buy you faux leather with some beautiful looking stitches.

Samsung Flip Wallet (Faux leather)

Price: $35 | Buy it here

The official Samsung Flip Wallet case for the Galaxy S6 is a bit too simplistic to make it to the top of the ranks, yet it does allow you to keep your cards in one place with the phone, and is the least bulky wallet case offer, also available for a reasonable price.

Case-Mate Genuine Leather Folio

Price: $60 | Buy it here

The premium Case-Mate Leather Folio for the Galaxy S6 is crafter from premium genuine hand-crafter leather that looks gorgeous, with the texture and stitches you want to feel from the real thing. It's also got a fairly slim profile.

Ringke Discover (Genuine leather)

Price: $50 | Buy it here

Another genuine leather case, the Ringke Discover has a less tight construction and we're not as fascinated with the color options, but for those who want some thing light, a bit cheaper, and still made from genuine leather, this case is not a bad option at all.

Best Galaxy S6 kickstand cases

Spigen Slim Armor | Tough Armor

Price: $25 | $30 | Buy it here

Kick back and relax watching a YouTube video while you're on your daily commute! The best way to do it? It involves not having to hold your phone for half an hour, of course, and that's where a kickstand case comes in particularly handy. It also offers a very good level of protection from drops and scratches, all for a very reasonable price.

Best Galaxy S6 armband cases for runners/sports/fitness

Belkin Armband

Price: $35 | Buy it here

If you are doing sports seriously - be it running a few miles every other day, cycling, trying to hook up your phone to headphones for your own music in the gym, or something else - you know that a phone dangling in your pocket is just not a reasonable option. That's where armbands come to play, and the Belkin Armband is a good and reliable solution that won't break the bank, and it fits every hand.

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Just curious about the cases for galaxy s6 edge? Not to mention a screen protector!?

15. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Relax. PA will made a dedicated article for the edge in a few more days.

2. maherk

Posts: 6915; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am rocking the Spigen Air Cushion case on my S6 Edge, and i don't think there is anything better than this case for protecting the phone without hiding it's beauty.

3. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

how's the edge so far? don't get mine till next week :/

4. maherk

Posts: 6915; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Fantastic. Never been this pleased by a phone more than this, i paid $960 for the 32GB(the 64GB won't make it anytime soon to the middle east) and i believe it is worth every penny i paid for it. Battery has been better than i expected although not as great as my Note 4, super fast, great camera, loving them theme engine, screen is better than anything i ve ever seen and this is coming for a previous Note 4 owner, and since i got it flavored in Gold, it is a hell of an attention magnet!. I am pretty sure you ll love every bit of it the moment you get it next week.

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

The gold really does pop, but the only 2 available colours are black and white. I went for the 64GB black because the camera on the white one looks weird to me (like the one on the white note3 did). I haven't been excited about a phone this much since the note2. Anyways, thanks for the overview mate :)

7. maherk

Posts: 6915; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah i get what you said about the camera on the white version, the camera glass should've been all black. How much did you end up paying for the 64GB version? And may i ask where do you live?

11. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

yep, I wish they would've kept it like it was on the note 4. it's $92 a month on my plan, though there are plenty of cheaper and more expensive ones. not a lot of price difference for the 128 GB model, but i won't find one anytime soon. you can see them here: With the exception of the base model, they're all sold out. I've never seen telstra(australia) have a samsung phone "out of stock", they've done really well apparently.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1694; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Im rocking the clear view case and the clear cover case by samsung. Im thinking of going caseless with a glass protector back and use a sleeve instead.

9. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah I kind of just want to start using sleeves too. Cases hide the phones beauty. My Moto X is so pretty...but it hides under my case.

8. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I always just buy those cheap $3 black or clear TPU cases. Has always worked for every phone. I guess if you want an armor case with logos on it. I prefer those cheap slim fit tpus

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I bought a cheap $14 translucent slim case, just enough to protect the body and edges from damage upon impact, while maintaining the relatively same bulk and original design appeal of the phone.

12. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Caseology Envoy is nice

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I have the spigen black slim cover. works well, but was surprised spigen not selling this case with a screen protector any more... Previous generations had this included

14. lakshesh

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Didnt got any case t for my edge.. I stay in INDIA Mumbai.. I dont know why they are not supplying cases in INDIA.. as its been the greatest market for samsung. Nd more important is that most of the S6 and Edge contribution was done in INDIA it self. bad experience. Im using another mobile screen protector for timing been. Waiting for tamper glass and clear view case since tamper glass would protect my screen from break and scratches and clear view case would show my edges color (Gold)

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