The best cases for the Galaxy S7

From ultimate protection to svelte options for the fashion conscious, these are some of the best options to keep your Samsung smartphone well protected.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Case LED View Flip Cover - Black

    $19.95 MSRP $69.99
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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Case S-View Flip Cover - Gold

    $7.48 MSRP $49.99
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  • OtterBox Commuter Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 -...

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  • OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 -...

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  • iPhone 7 Case, Incipio Esquire Carnaby Series Case...

    $14.95 MSRP $34.99
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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 case, Incipio [Performance Series] Level...

    $19.44 MSRP $49.99
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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 case, Incipio [Performance Series] Level...

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Ultra slim Case-Mate Karat - Rose Gold

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  • Tech21 Evo Tactical Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Black...

  • Tech21 Evo Wallet for Samsung Galaxy S7 - Black

  • Galaxy S7 case, Incipio Fancy Palm [Design Series]...

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  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Case, CandyShell Clear...

    $23.48 MSRP $39.95
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  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Case, CandyShell Inked...

    $29.59 MSRP $39.95
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  • Galaxy S7 Case, Caseology [Messenger Series] Genuine...

    $13.99 MSRP $39.99
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Yes, you want a case on it

The Galaxy S7 is a beauty. But all that glass and metal isn't designed for the rigors of real life. Juggling groceries, kids, wallets, and just the occasional bout of slippery fingers are enough to send your phone flying at any moment.

You need a case, but deciding whether to enclose your phone inside of a mini tank or a svelte glove is a very personal choice. Wallet cases are also becoming popular, giving you one less thing to carry around.

We've hauled in an extensive selection of some of the best cases out there and checked them out in order to offer some recommendations. No matter your preference, there's a Galaxy S7 case out there for you.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Case LED View Flip Cover - Black

    $19.95 MSRP $69.99
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Samsung LED wallet cover

I used this roundup as an opportunity to try out this whole “wallet case” thing. It’s extremely popular in Europe, as just about every other case I saw during a recent trip was a wallet case. I’m seeing it catch on more here, and the Samsung option is a very good one. 

You should probably stick to two cards in the flip-out cover (three will work, but it’s a squeeze). But if that’s all you need for where you’re headed, it’ll definitely free you from the need to also take a wallet. The LED lights are nice to have, as they display the time, notify you of a missed call or text, and show the battery charge percentage. However, you have to live with the extra bulge from the case and constantly flipping it open and closed every time you want to use your phone.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Case S-View Flip Cover - Gold

    $7.48 MSRP $49.99
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Galaxy S7 S-View Flip Cover

If you're into protecting your screen, but don't like the idea that suddenly you've lost all your functionality, then this might be the case for you. 

When the cover is closed you can still perform a number of functions, like accepting or rejecting calls, controlling music playback, and swiping to the left to use the camera. 

I found the cover can get smudged very quickly, which does limit how accurately you can perform the swipe functions. You also have to be willing to unflip your case every time you want to use your phone, which for my preferences is just too much of an inconvenience.

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  • OtterBox Commuter Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 -...

    MSRP $39.90
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Otterbox Commuter Series

Otterbox is legendary for its extra tough cases. But the Commuter series is a sleaker package and won't make you feel like there's too much bulk in the hand. 

The slipcover is rubber, which fits inside of the hard plastic shell. The two different pieces allow you to mix and match the colors for a custom look (you can choose colors when ordering online). 

The case still is a little bulkier than most others, but you'll probably have piece of mind from the drop and dust protection that Otterbox promises.

otterbox symmetry series
  • OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 -...

    MSRP $39.95
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Otterbox Symmetry Series

Yes, that's an Otterbox case being stylish. The Symmetry Series is designed to do just that with polka dots, flowers, or some abstract patterns. Check out the full options from Otterbox

Beyond that, the case is sturdy and protects your phone while being easy to slip on or off since there aren't multiple parts. If you want the protection that Otterbox is known for without all of the bulk, then this may be one to look at. 

incipio esquire series
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Incipio Esquire Series

If you want a sleek case that won't slip out of your hands, then the Esquire Series from Incipio is a great option. It's made of hard plastic but has a cotton exterior that both looks stylish and offers a good grip so you're unlikely to drop your phone. 

The case is available in gray, blue, and black, so you may have to look elsewhere if you want something with a ton of color. But it's a solid choice if you want a more traditional case that isn't just a drab piece of plastic.

incipio performance series
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 case, Incipio [Performance Series]...

    $19.44 MSRP $49.99
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Incipio Performance Series Level 5

If you want the ultimate in protection, this is it. Incipio rates the studyness of its cases on a scale of one to five, and this one is definitely a five. That means it's been drop tested at 16 feet to ensure your phone's survival.

However, it's definitely thick and adds a lot of bulk to your phone. There's a plastic covering for the front and bottom bezel with cutouts for the buttons, camera and speakers. The case also includes a screen guard if you want to cut down on the number of scratches over time. There's even a belt clip, if that's your thing.

incipio performance level 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 case, Incipio [Performance Series]...

    $19.44 MSRP $49.99
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Incipio Performance Series Level 3

If you want a sturdy case that isn't built like a tank, then the level three from Incipio's Performance Series might be the better alternative. Level 3 means it can withstand a drop of nine feet. There's also a shock-resistant exterior that is highlighted in blue to both let you know it's there and add a little bit of flair to the case. 

The low-profile buttons means these portions of the phone are protected, although it does make the buttons a little difficult to press. In all it's a good alternative if you want something understated that offers good protection.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Ultra slim Case-Mate Karat - Rose...

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Case-Mate Karat Case

Who needs a rose gold phone when you can have 24k gold in your case? Well, if that's the kind of bling you're after then you'll probably be interested in picking one of these up. 

The parts of the case that aren't covered in gold flakes are clear, so it truly creates an original look for your phone. The hard plastic feels rather sturdy, so this should give you the protection you want along with that high-priced look.

evo tactical case
  • Tech21 Evo Tactical Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Black...

Tech21 Evo Tactical Case

I wasn't very familiar with Tech21 before this case roundup, but I came away very impressed with their product line. The Evo Tactical Case is a well-built and minimalist choice if you want a case that does the job but also gets out of the way.

It's very thin, but the company says it will protect your phone from a drop of 6.6 feet. The case has a good grip and is a good candidate to keep your phone in good shape throughout its duration.

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  • Tech21 Evo Wallet for Samsung Galaxy S7 - Black

Tech21 Evo Wallet Case

If you've yet to try out the whole wallet case phenomenon, this is a good option. It's a little on the bulky side, but it could be worth the value if it elminates carrying a wallet in your pocket or purse.

The front flap folds over and secures the phone, which gives you some extra peace of mind about how securely it's tucked in there. I also found Tech21 cases to have a distinguished look and made of good materials. You can't tuck in more than two cards here, but it's an elegant offering to consider.

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BodyGuardz Contact Case (clear)

I've never been one to go for clear cases, but this option from BodyGuardz may have won me over. The polycarbonate back of the case is slightly blurred, which helps keep fingerprint smudges away and won't show any imperfections that have amassed on your phone. 

The case is snug and fairly minimalist, even though BodyGuardz says the light green internal bumper is engineered to take the kind of impact that a football player would expect to get. I didn't feel like dropping it to try out on purpose, but it definitely feels well built and should offer your phone solid protection.

BodyGuardz Contact Case (clear)

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BodyGuardz Contact Case (black)

This model has much in common with the clear version from BodyGuardz. The back interior is textured, and the rest of the case maintains the minimalist design. It's easy to grip thanks to the patterns on the sides and the kelvar material.

The look isn't tremendously refined, but that's kind of what you're getting with a black case. In all it feels good to hold and won't put a giant bump wherever you're carrying it.

BodyGuardz Contact Case (black)

incipio designer series
  • Galaxy S7 case, Incipio Fancy Palm [Design Series]...

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Incipio Design Series

Maybe the bland, black cases that are so popular aren't your thing. Incipio has an interesting line that will add some pizzaz to the back of your phone. This palm-covered model I was sent has a bright white back with dark palm leaves. The side of the case is clear, so you still get to see some of the phone's design.

Incipio has plenty other design styles in this series if you want to spruce up how your smartphone looks.

speck candyshell clear
  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Case, CandyShell...

    $23.48 MSRP $39.95
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Speck CandyShell Clear Case

Speck is one of the big names in the case game. The company has a solid offering in this clear option, which is crafted with strong-feeling plastic and is ready to show off all that metal and glass from your Galaxy S7. 

It's a little thicker than some other clear cases out there. The exterior polycarbonate, however, is supposed to keep your phone damage-free should it take a tumble. It feels solid and is another great option in the clear case category.

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  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Case, CandyShell...

    $29.59 MSRP $39.95
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Speck Candy Shell Inked Case

Maybe you want your case to look like it's ready for a party. Speck has a series of cases that explode with personality. While I was provided with this funky pineapple case, there are three others from Speck that you can choose from.

Just like others in the Speck family, this is sturdy and should serve you for a long time. Speck cases are thick, but they'll get the job done and in this case be a conversation starter.

caseology wallet case
  • Galaxy S7 Case, Caseology [Messenger Series] Genuine...

    $13.99 MSRP $39.99
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Caseology Galaxy S7 Case Messenger

If you want a wallet case without the bulky wallet part, then look at this alternative from Caseology.

The Messenger case has a pocket on the back where you can squeeze in two, or maybe three, cards. I enjoyed this one in particular compared to the other wallet cases because there is no flap to open and close. The rest of the case feels good, though I wish the fabric extended a little further since it's easier to grip.