The official Galaxy S9 cases that you should and shouldn't buy

This year, Samsung has unveiled some interesting new cases again, designed for with the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Some of them seem like perfectly reasonable cases, while others - not so much. Here you'll find our impressions of the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases by Samsung, which will hopefully help you in choosing the most suitable product for you.
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16 Comments

1. Pabliell

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

You know if something is wrong with the mobile industry, when you SHOULD buy a case. The real option should be "buy if you want, not need". You don't buy glass toys, then why you buy glass tools?

2. rsiders

Posts: 1775; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I agree but the consumers have asked for this trend. They kept begging for premium materials and that's why Samsung eventually moved away from their plastic and faux leather designs which had more hardware features like removable back and flaps to cover the internals from water damage. And this is where we are now. I absolutely loved the ruggedness and tough as nails feel of the original LG V10. The V20 is just as durable (I know cause I've dropped mine more times than I'd like to admit) but with a sleeker design. As much as I boast about going naked for my phones I'll probably buy at least a slim case to protect the Galaxy S9+ I'll be getting next month. At least for when I'm out. I know I can't drop it like I dropped my V20 and have it not be totally destroyed. We want premium and this is a side effect of it. Go naked if you dare. Just be careful.

5. Pabliell

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Yes, people asked for premium, but since when fragile glass is premium? We have carbon fiber, nylon, kevlar, titanium, even real leather, those are true premium offerings. Expensive and durable. For now we only get expensive and fragile, phones that will break in a single drop without a case. That's not premium, that's simply stupid.

7. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

- True Carbon Fiber (as seen in car panels) is pricey. - So is Kevlar (it's useless also, if your're hoping for the same properties of Kevlar as bulletproof vests.) - Titanium (not coating) is even more expensive than CF. - Nylon is in NO WAY premium; it'se extremely common in sportswear, and you can buy Nylon legwear on Amazon for as little as $15.99! - LG did succeed in stretching cowhide over a plastic shell in the G4. Shame everyone remembers the G4 as the phone for reasons OTHER than the leather back (bootlooping).

11. Pabliell

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I know they are expensive and that's the point. That would be a thing to justify current sky-high prices. Now we get an easily breaking glass phones, that are quite cheap to manufacture and cost $1000. That's insane.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1775; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

That's what got people's attention when those phones started coming out so that's what they stuck with. I guess. I mean these phones do look beautiful after all. Whether they can get beautiful and durable together is a different argument.

16. applesnapple93

Posts: 272; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

best phone I've ever owned was the Nexus 5x. Didnt need a case and was premium enough (performed well with android marshmallow)

12. southernzombie

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Glass also easily allows for wireless charging and wont soak up any water in the material itself so also makes them more easily water resistant. I agree its not best case scenario for a phone called premium. But compared to the old plastic blocks we used to get it just a few years ago, phone designs are certainly more premium than they used to be.

3. TheOracle1

Posts: 1752; Member since: May 04, 2015

Case manufacturers are so obsessed with the protection cases offer for the back that they completely ignore protecting the screen. I think most people would rather have a scratched and damaged back than expensive screen. Finding a relatively thin case with a lip to protect the screen and reinforced corners isn't that easy these days. It seems to be form/aesthetics over function.

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 432; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

tempered glass, pet films, screen protectors.. nobody forgets screen protection. Not sure where you got this idea. or.. are you looking for a screen protector as thick as the phone? lol

6. TheOracle1

Posts: 1752; Member since: May 04, 2015

Screen protectors do absolutely nothing if you drop your phone face down. If you don't believe me try it yourself because it's happened to me several times with tempered glass screen protectors and my screens shattered. A screen protector will protect against scratches but Gorilla Glass does a good job of that too. Under most circumstances a good case with a slightly raised lip will help take the impact of a face down fall before the glass.

13. southernzombie

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

sounds like 1. you were using low quality screen protectors. 2. you are very hard on your phones.

14. TheOracle1

Posts: 1752; Member since: May 04, 2015

Lol. Neither applies in my case. If I can find it I use Nilikin tempered screen protectors and cases. I'm extremely careful with my phones and usually sell them on in perfect condition. But accidents do happen and I insist on a case that has a lip. My Mix2 came with a case that offers no lip and for an all screen phone that's suicide. The screen is the most important part of the phone whilst a damaged back or sides is very unlikely to affect anything in terms of functionality.

15. southernzombie

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I agree a case with some type of lip is key. some type of buffer between screen and ground is definitely a must.

9. Jacksie66 unregistered

Have my XZ premium since June and have had no screen protector on it whatsoever. Screen is still mint with just 1 very faint little scratch. But I look after my phone, unlike lots of other people.

10. biostangoodtang1984

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 14, 2018

Good cases for mobile phones...