The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus introduced to the world Samsung’s Dual Aperture technology — a camera that automatically switches aperture based on the ambient lighting. When you add in 6GB of RAM, a 1440-pixel Super AMOLED screen, and a Snapdragon 845 processor, there’s no doubt the Galaxy S9 Plus is a serious piece of tech that’s worthy of a little extra protection.
To keep your Galaxy S9 Plus working in peak condition — and to save you a galaxy of stress — we suggest checking out any of the durable Galaxy S9 Plus cases listed below.
Caseology Skyfall Case
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is available in an array of metallic finishes, from lilac purple to sunrise gold. To keep your device protected without covering that beautiful design, try the Skyfall case by Caseology. Unlike a traditional clear case that’s transparent all around, the Skyfall has a two-layer build with the outer being a smooth TPU frame. If you’re rocking a lilac purple S9 Plus, pair it with the lilac purple frame. There’s a match for most of the S9 colors, but feel free to get creative. The Caseology Skyfall Case will keep your phone safe from drops and scratches, and you’ll still be able to show off that glamorous device.
Patchworks Mono Grip Case
If you’re a fan of leather cases but don’t want to fork out the premium cost, then the Patchworks Mono Grip case is the way to go. While this isn’t made with genuine leather, the case offers the same texture and smell of the real thing. What makes this even better, however, is its durability. The material won’t tear off or wear away like the average faux-leather accessory. It meets U.S. Military Standard drop-testing specifications, and the ridges on the sides of the case will give you a comfortable grip on your S9 Plus. The attention to detail on the Mono Grip is exceptional and is a must for those who want the balance of ruggedness and luxury.
Totallee Thin Case
The S9 Plus has a massive 6.2-inch display and an even bigger body altogether. To keep your phone scratch-free without adding extra heft, the Totallee Thin case might be what you’re looking for. Most cases will make your already large phone bulkier to the point that it may be uncomfortable to reach certain parts of the screen — but not this one. The Totallee case measures only 0.02 inches and is as light as a feather. To enhance your grip, the case features a slightly brushed finish that prevents your phone from slipping out of your hands. Along with the minimal design, you’ll find precise cutouts for the ports, cameras, and fingerprint scanner. While this isn’t for the clumsy, the Totallee case will keep your device safeguarded from scratches, minor bumps, and scuffs.
KerfCase Wood Case
Wood isn’t a material you see often in phone cases, likely because it tends to be bulkier than TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) or polycarbonate. Still, there’s a real charm to a genuine wood case, and KerfCase creates some of the best wood cases you can find. Handmade in Pittsburgh from sustainable wood, KerfCase offers buyers eight different types of wood, with wooden buttons and an inner lining of Ultra Suede to keep your S9 Plus snug and protected. The cases don’t interfere with the wireless charging capabilities of the S9 Plus, and if you’re looking to make this a gift, you can have a custom message or image engraved on your chosen case. KerfCase Wood Cases are certainly expensive — they start from $79 and go all the way up to $179 for the extremely premium Figured Walnut model — but they’re utterly gorgeous and perfect for adding a natural feel to your device.
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case
Leather really is a gorgeous and most luxurious material, so why wouldn’t you want to wrap your phone in it? This leather case is part of Mujjo’s first-ever foray into cases outside of iOS devices and it’s a stunner. Mujjo’s leather wallet case isn’t a wallet case in the traditional sense, forgoing the more usual cover in favor of a stitched wallet pocket attached backpack-style to the rear of the case. It’s unlikely to fully replace your wallet, but it has room enough to carry a couple of credit card-sized items. It’s also made of the most premium of materials, with full-grain leather that ages gracefully and an inner lining of Japanese microfiber that holds your phone safely. It’s sleek and understated. Granted, it’s expensive — but you don’t get quality like this unless you pay for it.
Obliq Slim Meta
Obliq specializes in stylish protection and the Obliq Slim Meta is a fine example of that design ethos. This case uses a dual-layer construction of TPU for absorbency and hard PC for resistance to ensure that your device has good all-around protection against a variety of threats. This design also helps to keep the case slim and easy to slip into a pocket — something especially important with a phone as large as the S9 Plus. The hard PC shell has been finished with a brushed metallic effect that gives it a visible sheen and provides an exceptional level of style. Lips along the edges of the case keep the camera and screen from touching surfaces, and there’s even a place to attach a lanyard.
Ted Baker Hider Inlay Shell
Looking for a top name in style? Look no further than the Ted Baker Hider Inlay Shell case. One of the finest names in luxury style, Ted Baker’s commitment to quality is reflected in this case. The case has been precisely molded from polycarbonate and includes all the protection you’d expect from a shell case. While it won’t protect as well as a bigger case, PC provides good protection against minor drops and falls. The back panel includes a uniquely designed cross-hatched surface that looks good while also providing a tactile surface for extra grip. There’s a brushed metal plate with the Ted Baker name on the back, just enough to quietly convey the quality of the case, while the subdued color choices mean it’s stylish without being overt.
Zizo Bolt Series
The Bolt series from Zizo isn’t just a great protective option with a multiple-layer construction and military-grade 810.1-G drop certification. It’s also a case that adds a large amount of utility. The back of the case’s polycarbonate shell comes with a handy kickstand for easy media viewing, an optional holster clips onto the front of the phone, and there’s a free screen protector for all-around protection. It’s definitely one of the more unique looking cases on this list, and part of your decision will hinge on whether you like the looks or not. However, if you do take the plunge, it’s covered by Zizo’s device lifetime guarantee.
If you’re worried about putting a bulky case between a world of admiring eyeballs and your smartphone’s gorgeous design, then you can’t really go wrong with a slim gel case. Absorbent TPU material is fantastic for resisting shocks and bumps, while also being thin and adding some much-needed grip to your slippery glass smartphone. Cutouts make it easier for your finger to find the fingerprint sensor when needed, and the thin material is resistant to dirt and grit that would otherwise mar your phone. The Olixar Super-Thin Gel Case is a great choice if you want protection without compromising on the phone’s style.
Moment Photo Case
The Galaxy S9 Plus is equipped with the first dual-lens camera system on a Galaxy S-range phone, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of that. If you’re a smartphone photographer, Moment’s Photo case is designed to make your life easier, with a durable and tough exterior that should help ward off damage and increase grip on your phone. There’s also a spot for a lanyard attachment, further decreasing the chance you’ll drop your phone. Best of all, you can also attach any one of Moment‘s premium lenses to the case, giving your phone the ability to take wide-angle, macro, or fish-eye shots.
Official Samsung Hyperknit Case
Your new phone is from Samsung, so why not get your protection from Samsung too? The case is made from a knitted nylon material that is unlike any case we’ve seen before. It won’t be the most protective case out there, but it has good corner protection and it should stop any scratches or bumps from damaging the exterior of your phone. The Samsung Hyperknit Case‘s textured surface also gives your phone extra grip, and the phone itself is thin and lightweight, and matches your phone’s style like no other.
Tech21 Evo Tactical Case
Now we’re on to the big boys of protective tech. Tech21 has brought a good few of its celebrated protective options to the Galaxy S9 Plus, and we’ve chosen to spotlight the Evo Tactical as a great option for you. Like all Tech21 cases, the Evo Tactical is super-protective, with a unique three-layer construction that uses a material called “FlexShock” to direct shocks away from your phone and into the case, giving the Evo Tactical drop protection of up to 10 feet. Despite all that protection, it’s also thin and light, adding barely any bulk onto your phone and ensuring you can