Every new phone deserves to be protected, especially when you have an all-glass Samsung S8/S8+. I owned the much more fragile S7 Edge with its steeper curved display. There wasn’t a day where I wouldn’t have the phone in a case unless I was briefly taking it out for a cleaning. Since Samsung opted for an elegant, unique design with the S8, the display is costly to replace. I haven’t seen the official cost to repair the phone’s display yet; although I’d imagine it’s more than the $250 for the S7 Edge. No case will guarantee 100% protection for your phone, but it will provide significantly more protection than no case at all.
I will include numerous types of cases in this roundup from different companies. Feedback is always welcome, along with any questions. If there is a certain case you would like to see, drop me a comment below, and I’ll do my best to add it.
My S8+ has a screen protector installed with all the reviews. I opted for a simple wet install film after experiencing the many failures of glass screen protectors during my S7 Edge and now S8+ ownership. So far, I have found the case-friendly versions of these films work with most cases. If there happens to be an issue, I’ll do my best to note it where applicable.
|Case||Grip Grade||Buttons Grade||Price||Drop Test Rating (ft)||Our Grade|
|Speck Presidio Grip||A+||A+||$45||10||A+|
|Otterbox Defender||C+||A-||$60||Otterbox Drop +||C+|
|Tech 21 EVO Check||C||B||$40||10||B+|
|Spigen NeoHybrid||B||B||$15||Not Listed||C|
|Caseology Parallax||B+||A-||$14||Not Listed||B+|
|Otterbox Symmetry Metallic||D||C+||$55||Otterbox Drop +||C-|
|Otterbox Symmetry||B||B-||$50||Otterbox Drop +||C+|
|CM4 Silk||B-||B||$8||Not Listed||C|
|UAG Monarch||A||B||$60||52 drops at 4′||C+|
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