Give your phone basic protection but natural style with a minimalist case on your S7 edge!
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is a real looker. If you've got one, you want to be able to show off those curves so everyone can admire your shapely new device. If you're willing to compromise safety for style, then a minimalist case is the best way to show off your phone while protecting it from minor scratches and bumps.
- Caseology Skyfall
- Spigen Thin Fit
- Pleson Protective Bumper Case
- Ringke Slim
- Samsung Protective Cover
Like the James Bond film of the same name, these cases are highly regarded for their style, class, and skill with a PP7 (...or maybe just the first two). The really good thing about these minimalist cases is you can choose a color that matches your phone really well. One of the keys to a minimalist case is the way it blends in with your phone's natural shade, and if you don't want to have a completely clear case, there are a few good option in the Skyfall lineup.
This case has a scratch-resistant back cover which should protect it from keys and coins in your pocket or purse. The lip of this case raises up just a hair to curl around the the top and bottom corners of the screen to give a little extra protection in a prone area without adding a lot of bulk.
Spigen Thin Fit
Spigen's Thin Fit case snuggly hugs the shape of your S7 edge to add only a few millimeters to the overall size of your phone. The Thin Fit model gives a little extra protection compared to other minimalist phones since the top and bottom of your S7 edge will be fully enclosed, except for openings for your charger, headphone, speakers and microphone.
The lip around the edge of your screen is 0.8 mm and the case design is raised to 1.22 mm around your camera lens so you'll never have to Instagram a meal with a cracked camera. The back of the case is a hard, polycarbonate material designed to provide you with a good grip, and at just 0.6 oz, this case doesn't add a lot of weight to your S7 edge.
Pleson Protective Bumper Case
Pleson makes a case for your S7 edge that is barely there, which is exactly what most people look for from a minimalist case. The thermoplastic polyurethane (more commonly called TPU) that makes up your case is a perfect compromise between protection and style, as it envelops your S7 edge only in the most crucial spots, leaving most of your phone highly visible.
This case has been built-up with bumpers that are very strategically placed. Put your phone facedown on a table, and these bumpers are just high enough to keep your screen from making contact. Place your phone on its back, and the bumpers are the perfect height to lift your camera lens up so it doesn't get scratched. This case does cover your side buttons rather than leaving cut-outs, but overall this case embraces the full minimalist spirit.
Even though it's thin, the Ringke Slim is pretty strong for a minimalist case. This durability comes from its full, four-side, coverage. Even though all four sides of the phone are protected, this case still wants to show off your phone. With gaps exposing your phone's side buttons, you'll actually be able to feel the buttons when you turn the volume up or down or power your S7 edge on and off, instead of pushing through the side of a case.
The Ringke Slim case was designed with a minimal lip on the top and bottom of your phone so if you place it screen-down on a table there will be 0.7 mm of clearance to protect your phone from scratches or debris on the surface. Available in five colors (including two variations of clear) this case can blend so well with your phone you'll forget it's even there.
Samsung Clear Cover
If you like to stick with first-party accessories, then you're in luck! Samsung has designed a clear case for the S7 edge. Manufactured to fit your phone with absolute precision, Samsung's case was designed to offer basic protection without hiding the gorgeous curve of the S7 edge's screen.
The ultra-slim form of this case hugs barely adds any extra width to your phone except around the corners. These are bulked up to protect your phone from corner drops and to prevent the camera or the screen from getting scratched if you lay the phone flat. Cutouts around the side buttons and bottom jacks of your S7 edge allow you to see and feel as much of the phone as possible, even while it's in your case.
Do you have a minimal case you absolutely love? If it's not on our list, leave a comment, and let us know what case you use and why you love it!
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