Top 10 Best Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases: The Heavy Power List

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is finally here. This feature-rich smartphone is great for business or personal use. If you want to keep your new phone protected from drops and scratches, we’ve rounded up ten great phones that can protect your phone’s resale value. One nice option, pictured above, is Samsung’s own S-View case. While many people prefer to use Samsung-made cases on their Samsung phones, others prefer the much cheaper options from other case makers. If you want to see some great options, we’ve carefully curated a list of cases you can buy for your new S6. Our list includes a handy wallet case, an exercise armband case, and a battery-boosting case for people who are always on the go. Read on to see ten great cases that you can buy for your S6 on launch day. Many of these cases are also available for the Samsung Galaxy S6.

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1. Verus Thor Heavy Drop Protection Samsung Galaxy S6 Case

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Verus has a wide array of cases that will be available for the S6 on launch day. The “Thor” case has subtle curves. These curves enhance the look of the phone, while also making it easier to hold the phone with one hand. The anti-slip edges are great for people who have a history of dropping their phone. Should you still drop your phone, the shock-absorbing design of the case will minimize your risk of cracked screens or dings. The corners are reinforced, further protecting your device.

This case is also available for the S6 Edge.

Price: $18.99 (53 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Verus Thor Heavy Drop Protection Samsung Galaxy S6 Case here.


Pros:

  • Easy to grip
  • Lots of color options to choose from
  • Dual layer construction
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Not waterproof
  • Doesn’t meet military drop test standards
  • No added battery or storage pockets
  • Optional holster clip may not appeal to all people

Find more Verus Thor Heavy Drop Protection Samsung Galaxy S6 Case information and reviews here.



2. Shocksock Reflective Black Samsung Galaxy S6 Armband Case

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If you like to listen to music or use GPS to track your workouts, this handy Shocksock armband case will give you a safe place to store your Samsung Galaxy S6. There’s a reflective material on the outside of the case, which helps to make you more visible in low-light conditions.

A small key pocket on the armband gives you extra storage options. You can use it to store a house key, car key, or gym locker key. Whether you work out at the gym, or prefer long runs outside, this exercise armband is a great way to keep your phone with you at all times.

Price: $9.95

Buy the Shocksock Reflective Black Samsung Galaxy S6 Armband Case here.


Pros:

  • Available in multiple color options
  • Inexpensive
  • Dual sizing slots
  • Machine washable

Cons:

  • May not fit all arm sizes
  • May be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time
  • Key pocket doesn’t have a velcro or zipper closure

Find more Shocksock Reflective Black Samsung Galaxy S6 Armband Case information and reviews here.



3. Caseology Wavelength Series Samsung Galaxy S6 Case

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This appealing case from Caseology has lots of small details that make it pop. In addition, the slight texture on the rear of the case makes it easy to hold. There are precise cutouts on the case, which give you improved access to all ports, buttons, cameras, and speakers.

If you are looking for a thin, lightweight case, this is a solid option. The front lip of the case is slightly raised to protect your screen, with a lifted camera bezel as well. The color-coordinated buttons are designed to be easy to push, and not too stiff. There are lots of other color combinations available for this case style, but this gold and navy blue option is arguably the most attractive and professional.

Price: $13.99 (65 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Caseology Wavelength Series Samsung Galaxy S6 Case here.


Pros:

  • Thin
  • Easy to grip
  • Multiple color choices
  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • Some colors may not ship until after launch day
  • Not waterproof
  • Some users may feel more secure storing their S6 in a more rugged case

Find more Caseology Wavelength Series Samsung Galaxy S6 Case information and reviews here.



4. LUVVITT CLEARVIEW Galaxy S6 Case

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If you love the look of your new S6, it can be frustrating to cover up those beautiful lines with a bulky case. That’s why so many Samsung phone owners opt for a clear case. This LUVVITT case is made from Japanese polycarbonate that has been treated with an anti-scratch coating. A clear case only looks good as long as it stays pristine, so this coating keeps your case from getting scratched or cloudy over time.

If the totally clear version of this case doesn’t appeal to you, there’s also a clear version of this case that has a contrasting black bumper. Either way, you’ll get a lifetime warranty. And let’s be honest: that warranty will probably be valid for longer than you own your new phone.

Price: $9.99 (67 percent off MSRP)

Buy the LUVVITT CLEARVIEW Galaxy S6 Case here.


Pros:

  • Anti-scratch coating
  • Clear design lets you see the color and lines of your phone
  • Minimalist design
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons:

  • Not waterproof
  • Could be easier to grip
  • Clear case may seem boring to some
  • Old versions of this case were prone to yellowing

Find more LUVVITT CLEARVIEW Galaxy S6 Case information and reviews here.



5. LK Ultra Slim Jelly Series S6 Case

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LK, aka “Lightning Knight”, is a noted maker of smartphone cases. This jelly-like case is available in a clear option, as well as semi-translucent color options like purple or blue. There are precise cutouts for all of the ports and jacks on this device, making this case quite easy to use.

The rubber-like material has been treated to resist dirt and stains, which will keep your case from getting grimy over time. If you like soft, thin cases, this is a good option for your first S6 case. It can be a long-term case, or you can use it as a “placeholder” case for a few months, until the case you really want finally hits the market.

Price: $7.99 (73 percent off MSRP)

Buy the LK Ultra Slim Jelly Series S6 Case here.


Pros:

  • Soft texture
  • Inexpensive
  • Decent array of colors to choose from
  • Comes with a stylus

Cons:

  • Not waterproof
  • May not be rugged enough for all people
  • No port covers to block dust
  • Does not ship with a screen protector

Find more LK Ultra Slim Jelly Series S6 Case information and reviews here.



6. Verus Iron Shield Samsung Galaxy S6 Case

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The Iron Shield series boasts dual layer construction. There’s a soft TPU case, with a metal bumper/frame for added protection. A maze pattern on the inside of the case looks cool, but also helps to disperse shocks and bumps. The hairline design on the back of this case gives the cover a little more depth, and makes it look more premium. If you want your S6 case to look cool, this Verus case should fit the bill.

Price: $24.99 (64 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Verus Iron Shield Samsung Galaxy S6 Case here.


Pros:

  • Metal frame
  • Slim
  • Reasonable price
  • Dual layer construction

Cons:

  • Somewhat limited color palette
  • Not waterproof
  • Some users find button response feels off when using this case

Find more Verus Iron Shield Samsung Galaxy S6 Case information and reviews here.



7. Comsoon 4000mAh Ultra Slim Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Case

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Battery cases are usually few and far between on launch day. Some of the more prestigious companies can take months to bring their battery cases to market. If you really need a battery case for your S6, this model is a good choice. It offers simultaneous charge/sync, as well as protection against overcharging. Even though the S6 has fast charging and battery-saving features, the S6 still has a smaller battery than the S5. If you want better battery life from day one, a battery case like this one can help you stay productive.

Price: $25.99 (35 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Comsoon 4000mAh Ultra Slim Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Case here.


Pros:

  • Additional 4000mAh battery to power your device
  • Short circuit/overcharge protection
  • Built-in kickstand
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons:

  • Limited color options
  • Lacks brand prestige of better-known brands
  • Kickstand is not very rugged
  • Does not ship with a screen protector

Find more Comsoon 4000mAh Ultra Slim Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Case information and reviews here.



8. Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for Samsung Galaxy S6

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Are you a one-hand phone person, or a two-hand phone person? If you tend to hold your phone in one hand, the Speck CandyShell Grip case is a good option for you. The raised rubber grippy lines make it easy to keep hold of your new phone, even when you are texting, taking a photo, or playing a game with one hand. Those same grippy lines also ensure that you can place your phone face-up on a desk or car dashboard, and not have to worry about the phone sliding around.

If you want a phone case that counteracts your “butterfingers”, this S6 case is right up your alley. We also like this case because it comes from a trusted brand. The CandyShell Grip design has been used on multiple smartphones over the years, so Speck has had plenty of time to refine and perfect the design.

Price: $34.95

Buy the Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for Samsung Galaxy S6 here.


Pros:

  • Very easy to grip in any orientation
  • Shock-absorbent lining
  • Raised screen bezel
  • Military-grade drop tested

Cons:

  • More expensive than some other options on this list
  • Somewhat limited color options at launch
  • No hard plastic screen protector
  • Not waterproof

Find more Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for Samsung Galaxy S6 information and reviews here.



9. Spigen Slim Armor CS Galaxy S6 Wallet Case

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You already carry your phone everywhere, and your phone case happens to be the perfect size to stash a couple of credit cards. That’s why many people have started ditching their traditional wallets, and have started using wallet cases instead.

This wallet case from Spigen holds two cards, or one card and your ID. You can easily see and remove the cards, which is nice. The ability to see the cards in your case gives you a quick way to check which cards you have inside, in case you need to swap them out before you hit the town. Plus, with Samsung set to debut Samsung Pay in the next few months, you might find that you need to carry fewer credit or debit cards than you used to.

Price: $18.99 (53 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Spigen Slim Armor CS Galaxy S6 Wallet Case here.


Pros:

  • Mutliple color options
  • Stores multiple cards
  • Easy to see the cards inside the case
  • Reinforced with added drop protection

Cons:

  • Some people may prefer a wallet case that can store three or more cards
  • Others may prefer a case where cards are completely sealed/covered
  • Could be more rugged
  • Does not appear to ship with a screen protector

Find more Spigen Slim Armor CS Galaxy S6 Wallet Case information and reviews here.



10. OtterBox Defender Series Galaxy S6 Case

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OtterBox is one of the most trusted names in smartphone cases. The Defender series offers three layers of protection. The internal material is designed to disperse shocks and bumps. There are some nice extras with this case, including a built-in screen protector and an optional belt clip holster. Whether you predominantly use your phone for work or fun, this case will protect your brand new S6 from dirt, scratches, or dings.

Price: $49.95

Buy the OtterBox Defender Series Galaxy S6 Case here.


Pros:

  • Lots of color options
  • Rugged design
  • Trusted brand
  • Port covers keep out dust

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Some may find the case texture too smooth
  • Only under warranty for one year
  • Port covers can be annoying to pull back when you want to charge your device

Find more OtterBox Defender Series Galaxy S6 Case information and reviews here.


Didn’t see anything you liked on this list? Check out our guide to the best cheap S6 cases for some other great options.



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