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The best Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus cases and covers

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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 still easily slip it into your pocket or into your bag.

Incipio Funny Bunny Design Series

We wouldn’t usually highlight one of the sillier fashion cases, but this case from Incipio is just too cute to pass up. The “Funny Bunny” is well named, and the style should suit anyone who’s looking for a cute way to complement their new phone. It’s not all style with no substance either — since this case carries Incipio’s name, it also carries Incipio’s fantastic record of smartphone protection. While this ultra-thin TPU case won’t offer the sort of protection you’d get from a larger and bulkier case, it will still shield your precious device from minor bumps and scrapes.

Noreve Tradition Leather Flip Case

From one of the more whimsical cases, we turn to one of the more luxurious. Noreve has a solid reputation for quality leatherwork. While you can buy one of Noreve’s beautifully handcrafted real leather cases from a retailer, it’s much more fun and personal to buy from Noreve’s highly customizable store. With hundreds of different choices and color options available, Noreve makes your case truly unique to your phone. Noreve’s cases can be expensive, but if you can afford luxury, then take a look at Noreve’s Tradition Leather Flip cases.

We’re not going to lie — Spigen‘s range boasts some of our favorite cases. This Slim Armor CS combines protection with utility, and delivers it all in a slim and stylish package. The dual-layer design uses absorbent TPU and hard polycarbonate (PC) to deliver the best combination of materials to resist drops and damage, and the back slides open to reveal a small compartment that perfectly fits two credit cards. With this case, you can choose to leave your wallet at home. Spigen’s case is protective, stylish, and really handy.

VRS Design’s Damda Glide is another great case for stashing away cards and spare cash and it doesn’t skimp on protection. It’s a dual-layer case that combines soft TPU and hard PC to great effect, absorbing the energy from impacts and turning away more direct threats to your phone’s glass body. At 12mm thick, it’s not a huge addition to your phone, and it comes with a spring-loaded back compartment that can keep up to two credit cards or card-sized items. A raised edge protects your phone’s screen and camera lenses, and the TPU bumper also adds grip to prevent clumsy fingers from dropping your phone.

Ghostek Nautical Series Waterproof Case

Ghostek may be a new face in the accessory industry but rest assured that its products will create new protective case standards. The Ghostek brand’s Nautical series is incredibly innovative as it guarantees waterproof protection. The cases look industrial yet classic and offer durable protection without added bulk in your pocket.

Cases from the Nautical series exceed the IP68 waterproof standards. Phones like the S9 Plus with an IP68 rating can stay underwater for 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. If you go underwater to six meters, the case will protect your phone for a full hour.

Apart from the utmost underwater protection available, Ghostek also offers next-level protection for dry land perils in all imaginable forms. They make their cases with military-grade materials that protect your phone even if you drop it from up to twelve feet high. There’s even extra protection at the corners where you need it most.

The Ghostek Nautical Series Waterproof Case also has a built-in screen protector to guard your screen from cracks. It also has an anti-slip grip coating that will prevent your phone from sliding out of your hand.

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This srticle was first published on Digital Trends

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