Best Samsung Galaxy S7 cases you can buy right now

There's a whole 'Galaxy' of S7 accessories

Samsung Galaxy S7 cases

For some, covering your brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 in a protective case is like hiding it from the world. While not necessarily true, we get the point: you want to enjoy the stellar design and the smooth edges at all times.

But, the thing about phones is, they come along with us everywhere. And sometimes, everywhere won't treat the S7 as nicely as you do. In those situations, slapping on a case is a little easier to swallow.

We've put together a guide to show you the best cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S7. And, while some of the best are manufactured by Samsung itself, there's an ever growing number of other impressive options from companies like Speck and Dog & Bone too.

These are the cases that do their best not to turn this gorgeous phone into an ugly one. Some of them even provide additional functionality that isn't possible with just the phone alone.

We're constantly on the lookout for new additions to our roundup, but if you have a favorite, please let us know in the comments.

Note: we've ranked these from cheapest to most expensive according to prices at time of writing.

VRS Design

1. VRS Design Crystal Mixx Case

A cheap, basic case that doesn't hide your S7

Colors: Black, Clear | Material: Polycarbonate and TPU

VRS Design Crystal Mixx Case

Very affordable
Minimalist
Only provides basic protection
Cheap materials

If the crop of Samsung Galaxy S7 cases is anything to go by, transparent bumpers are the clear winner. The Crystal Mixx is a fine attempt at see-through security, with its ultra-thin design adding plenty of protection on the corners. The case also raises up towards the top and bottom to guard against screen-down drops.

The end result is hardly rare on the market, but the Crystal Mixx is pure minimalism.

Griffin Reveal

2. Griffin Reveal Case

A transparent case that's stronger than it looks

Colors: Clear, Black/Clear | Material: Polycarbonate

Griffin Reveal Case

Thin
Strong
Plain
Doesn't look premium

It may have cut its teeth by developing military-grade phone cases in the past, but this new case from Griffin is as ultra-thin as it is protective.

Completely transparent it may be, but the Reveal has tough rubber edges tech-tested to help the S7 survive bumps and drops. Perhaps just as useful is the tactile feel of the Reveal, which makes the Samsung Galaxy S7 a lot easier to hold stably while still being a cinch to slip out of a pocket.

Caseco

3. Caseco Shock Express Metallic case

A curvy case that's easy to grip

Colors: Black, Blue, Maroon, Pink | Material: TBC

Caseco Shock Express Metallic case

Curvy shape
Easy to grip
Plain design
Could do with more color options

No one wants a case that takes away from the precisely-engineered curves of the Samsung Galaxy S7. But this one actually adds to them. This metallic textured case is shaped like an hourglass and adds a grip onto the sides for added stability.

Leicke MANNA

4. Leicke MANNA UltraSlim

A versatile leather case at a reasonable price

Colors: Black, Brown, Wine Red | Material: Leather

Leicke MANNA UltraSlim

Lots of features
Made of leather
Few color choices
Slightly rugged appearance

A wallet case, kickstand and drop proof protector all in one, the MANNA UltraSlim is an intriguing proposition. On the inside there's a soft microfiber lining and a slot for a credit card or two, with prominent corner pads to protect against drops.

On the outside is a wraparound magnetic clasp, which both closes the case firmly (handy for securing any cards and cash inside) and can be pulled back to act as a kickstand for watching videos. Made from Nappa leather, MANNA UltraSlim is available in brown, red or black.

SlickWraps

5. SlickWraps Carbon Fiber Series Skin

A slim and stylish skin with a carbon fiber texture

Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Gun, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, White | Material: Vinyl

SlickWraps Carbon Fiber Series Skin

Slim
Stylish
Minimal protection
Can't easily be reapplied

A SlickWraps Carbon Fiber Skin won't give your Galaxy S7 much drop protection, so if you're accident-prone this isn't the case for you, but it will help protect the phone from scratches, which is especially handy if you keep your handset in a bag or pocket with keys or other jagged belongings. And as a skin it does that without adding much weight or thickness to your phone.

The carbon fiber design is more than just a pattern too, as it even imitates the texture for a grippy, stylish finish. Understated colors like black and silver are joined by bright orange and pink shades, among others, so there's a lot of choice too.

Woodback Snap

6. Cover-Up #WoodBack Snap Case

An unusual material in a choice of styles

Colors: Bamboo, Black Lightning Bolt, Black Limba, Black/Ash, Carpathian Elm Burl, Cedar, Cherry, Gold Lightning Bolt, Mahogany, Maple, Padauk, Purpleheart, Treble Clef, Walnut, Blackened Ash | Material: Wood and polycarbonate

Cover-Up #WoodBack Snap Case

Wood finish
Loads of wood choices
Ugly frame
Middling protection

Has anyone else noticed the plethora of wood-effect cases being worn by pals' smartphones? The curated look is a definite trend that's here tapped into by the WoodBack Snap. Wireless charging compatible, the WoodBack Snap is handmade – laser-cut, actually – from natural wood grain, though still includes the usual cut-outs.

Finished with a blend of vegetable oils and wax, the WoodBack Snap comes in 14 different finishes. Ideal for lumberjacks everywhere.

Speck

7. Speck CandyShell Clear Case

A simple case with added UV protection

Colors: Clear, Onxy Black | Material: Polycarbonate

Speck CandyShell Clear Case

Doesn't hide your phone
UV protection
Pricier than some clear cases
Cheap appearance

Like most clear cases, this one from Speck keeps it simple. The unibody case slips over the phone and can protect it from unexpected drops, it even can defend against yellowing with UV protection. Of course being clear it doesn't detract too much from the design of the S7 either, so keep an eye out for it if you're a minimalist.

CandyShell

8. Speck CandyShell Grip Case

A vibrant and colorful case

Colors: White/Black, Sand Grey/Aloe Green, Dolphin Grey/Lilac Purple, Black/Slate Grey | Material: Polycarbonate and TPE

Speck CandyShell Grip Case

Colorful
Grippy design
Average protection
Plastic build

These are similar in style to the CandyShell clear case, but Speck also makes some options that are a little more vibrant looking, too. From left to right, there's the standard CandyShell case in black, the Grip case in one of its four assortments of colors and, finally, Speck's Inked variation, which splashes a gorgeous look onto the standard case.

The Grip version doesn't just add color, but also raised rubber ridges, making it easier to hold on to.

Clear case

9. Samsung Galaxy S7 Clear Cover

A minimalist case from Samsung itself

Colors: Black, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold | Material: Plastic

Samsung Galaxy S7 Clear Cover

Unobtrusive
Protective bumpers
Pricey for what it is
Doesn't look premium

Samsung's very own Clear Cover was the most unobtrusive and visually striking case option available at launch and it still stands out now. The clear back allows the Galaxy S7's rounded, glass back to shine, and the metallic bumpers keep it from bursting (hopefully) should you drop it.

Ghostek Cloak

10. Ghostek Cloak Tough Case

A strong case made with real aluminum

Colors: Clear/Silver, Clear/Black, Clear/Gold, Clear/Red | Material: TPU and aluminum

Ghostek Cloak Tough Case

Aluminum inner
Decent protection
Plain design
Only a few color choices

Here's another spartan case designed to make the best of the Galaxy S7's sleek look, but the Ghostek Cloak Tough – as its name suggests – has a hard-as-nails aluminum structure inside that surrounds the phone, defending against drops.

As a defensive bonus, it also includes both a gel-style covering and a separate screen protector.

Carved

11. Carved Special Edition Engraved series

A beautiful and arty case for your phone

Colors: Geometric Lion, Geometric Whale, Geometric Shark, Geometric Bison | Material: Wood, polycarbonate and rubber

Carved Special Edition Engraved series

Arty images
Stylish wood back
Ugly bumper
Could provide more protection

When you're dealing with a phone as beautiful as the Samsung Galaxy S7, usually even the most stylish cases make it slightly uglier, but there's an argument to be made for the Carved Special Edition Engraved series actually improving its looks.

The rubber bumper is an unfortunate finish, but it barely detracts from the beautiful wood back, engraved with geometric animals. And if animals or geometry aren't your thing, Carved has a selection of other similarly impressive wooden cases with different designs.

Dog and Bone

12. Dog & Bone Splash Case

A colorful take on a clear case

Colors: Purple, Orange, Black, Pink | Material: TPE

Dog & Bone Splash Case

Tough
Colorful edge
Not cheap
Few color choices

This case for the Galaxy S7 takes the minimalistic look of a clear case and adds a playful strip of color around its edges. It's packed with military-grade toughness, so the phone, from front-to-back, will be protected from unexpected drops.

S View

13. Samsung Galaxy S7 S View Cover

A Samsung case with a useful window

Colors: Black, Gold, Silver, White, Ruby Wine | Material: Polyurethane

Samsung Galaxy S7 S View Cover

Handy window
Good fit
Hides your handset
Fairly pricey

For a classy look, check out Samsung's S View case. Like the Clear View case, this one covers the Galaxy S7 from front-to-back, too. But this also complements the S7's design with a slick look that uniformly fits to the phone. Through the square view window, you'll be able to peep every notification without unlocking your device.

Moshi iGlaze Napa

14. Moshi iGlaze Napa

A stylish leather and aluminum option

Colors: Onyx Black, Caramel Beige | Material: Leather, aluminum and polycarbonate

Moshi iGlaze Napa

Sophisticated look
Shock-absorbent
Only two colors
Adds bulk to the S7

Described as a 'leatherette' case, this vegan-friendly curvy cover features a neat leather back and a metallic surround. It's a business-like, sophisticated look, but the iGlaze Napa is practical on the inside.

Beneath the raised bezel that protects the Samsung Galaxy S7's 1440 x 2560 pixel screen is a shock-absorbing inner shell attached to a shatterproof polycarbonate casing. Available in Caramel Beige and Onyx Black.

Keyboard case

15. Samsung Galaxy S7 Keyboard case

A QWERTY keyboard for text addicts

Colors: Black, Gold | Material: Plastic

Samsung Galaxy S7 Keyboard case

Speeds up typing
Matches the S7's design
Chunky
Doesn't provide much protection

For those of you who just can't quit the physical QWERTY keyboard, Samsung has done you a real favor. The Galaxy S7 Keyboard case, which is exactly like the one introduced at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch, snaps onto the bottom of the phone and is every frantic texter's dream.

It definitely cramps the S7's style a bit, but on rare occasions such as these, functionality trumps form.

Tech21

16. Tech21 Evo Elite

A bumper case that's more than meets the eye

Colors: Black, Gold | Material: Plastic

Tech21 Evo Elite Case

Protects against shocks and scratches
Doesn't hide the S7's design
Only two colors
Looks cheaper than it is

At the core of this simple bumper case from British brand Tech 21 is the firm's patented FlexShock material, which is designed to absorb and dissipate the shockwaves caused by an S7 dropping to the floor.

As well as helping to avoid a cracked screen, Evo Elite has a scratch-resistant finish, but otherwise leaves the aesthetics of the Galaxy S7 untouched. Available in gold and brushed black.

Clear View Cover

17. Samsung Galaxy S7 Clear View Cover

Fully protects the screen even when in use

Colors: Black, Gold, Silver, Pink | Material: TBC

Samsung Galaxy S7 Clear View Cover

Can use phone with screen covered
Slim fit
Still need to open the case for some interactions
Only provides basic protection when open

Who needs a smartwatch? Here's a product that means you don't even have to get the Samsung Galaxy S7 out of its case to receive or refuse calls, check notifications, or snooze an alarm; a left or right swipe on the dot matrix-style display is all that's needed.

On this official Samsung case you can also view the time, battery life, incoming calls and messages without opening it. It's also Qi wireless charging compatible.

LED case

18. Samsung Galaxy S7 LED Cover

A premium and clever case

Colors: Black, Silver, Gold | Material: Leather

Samsung Galaxy S7 LED Cover

Premium design
LED display
Pricey
Only comes in three colors

This one is for fans of HTC's Dot Matrix cases, which were originally released for the HTC One M series of smartphones. However, Samsung's new LED cases one-up them in the style department. These cases are more professional looking, but allow you the same level of gesture-controlled access, all without opening up the case.

Similar in many ways to Samsung's Clear View Cover, this arguably tops it thanks to a leather finish and eye-catching LED display.

Case Mate Brilliance

19. Case-Mate Brilliance Champagne Case

A crystal case for real show-offs

Colors: Champagne | Material: Polycarbonate and crystal

Case-Mate Brilliance Champagne Case

Uses real crystals
Stands out
Garish design
Costs a lot

So the Galaxy S7 isn't stylish enough for you? Adorned with genuine crystal and with a metallic surround, Case-Mate's Brilliance is all about catching the light and making a statement.

Actually, there's more to it than that, with an interior layer of plastic adding some impact resistance and shock dispersion; we'll drink to that.

Backpack

20. Samsung Galaxy S7 Back Pack

Keep going for days at a time with this battery case

Colors: Black, Silver | Material: TBC

Samsung Galaxy S7 Back Pack

Keeps your S7 charged
Provides some protection
Chunky
Expensive

While not the most appealing case out there, Samsung's Backpack combines an external battery and case into one. The case itself is stocked with a 3,400mAh battery that will kick in when the Galaxy S7 depletes.

It also supports wireless charging, and when it's on the cradle, it intelligently prioritizes charging the device back to good health before taking a sip of electricity for itself.

These are ordered by price at the time of writing - however, some variation may occur over time!

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