The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the latest hotness from the biggest Android brand in the game, and it's sure to be a smash hit in 2018.
If you're considering an upgrade to the S9, you should be thinking about investing in some quality accessories to keep your phone in mint condition and improve the storage capabilities and battery life. Here are the best accessories for the Galaxy S9... so far!
- Samsung Alcantara Cover
- Spigen Rugged Armor Case
- Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector
- Samsung Gear VR
- Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible Stand
- Anker PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh battery pack
- Samsung microSD EVO+ 256GB
Samsung Alcantara Cover
Samsung is one of the few phone makers that really does a great job of supporting their own devices with a solid line of cases. We've featured a number of Samsung's cases in our round up of the best cases for the Galaxy S9, but we've highlighted the Alcantara Cover here because it was a fantastic option for the Note 8 and should be equally stellar with the S9.
Alcantara is a lightweight material that's as rugged as the plastic and rubber cases, but offers a very unique look and feel that compliments Samsung's tall devices. This case deftly covers the edges of the screen but leaves the bottom open for the charging port, headphone jack, and speaker. You can pre-order yours from Samsung for $50.
Spigen Rugged Armor Case
There's going to be a ton of third-party case options for the Galaxy S9, but for our money you won't find a better value than the slim Rugged Armor case from Spigen.
Made of flexible TPU, this case offers a precisely designed shell to keep your S9 protected without adding unnecessary bulk. It's thin enough to allow wireless charging while still protecting the camera and fingerprint sensor on the back and prevents the display from sitting flush on a table. Get this minimalist case for around $13 on Amazon.
Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Not all screen protectors are created equal. If you're afraid of damaging the Galaxy S9's curved screen, you should consider the Whitestone Dome Glass screen protector.
This brand burst onto the scene with the Galaxy S8, offering the best coverage with a tempered glass screen protector we've seen. Using a unique liquid adhesion technique that involves uses a UV curing light to ensure a perfect installation.
Now, the downside is the price. At $45, it's by far the most expensive screen protector you can buy, but it's a well-reviewed screen protector that's backed by a limited lifetime warranty. If you're concerned about protecting your phone around those curved edges, this is the screen protector you want.
Samsung Gear VR
While mobile-powered VR is not as flashy as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, you'd be remiss to ignore just how awesome the Samsung Gear VR is with the latest Samsung phones. Last year's updated version of the Samsung Gear VR will work excellently with the Galaxy S9 and is available for just $111 on Amazon.
Powered by Oculus technology, the Gear VR (2017) comes with a fantastic touch controller that will let you interact and play with a ton of great games via the Oculus app. If you're debating between upgrading your phone or investing in virtual reality this year, get the Gear VR along with your Galaxy S9 and settle that debate the right way.
Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible Stand
If you've got the option to wirelessly charge your phone, you may as well take full advantage, right? Any true Samsung fan will love the design of this convertible wireless charging pad. Made by Samsung, this pad supports Fast Charge technology (of course) and ships with its won Samsung Fast Charge wall adapter — and you can never have enough of those.
Regularly sold for up to $90, you can snag one of these bad boys for just under $50 on Amazon.
Anker PowerCore+ 26,800mAh Battery Pack
It's always a smart idea to back up your new phone with an extra boost of juice, and there are few better battery packs than Anker's PowerCore+.
Anker has packed in 26,000mAh into a sleek package that's small enough to easy stash in a backpack or even slip in your pants pocket. it features three USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at one time. Featuring
Get yours for roughly $70.
Samsung microSD EVO+ 256GB
The Galaxy S9 has carried on Samsung's tradition of allowing expandable storage via microSD, so why not take advantage? You can get Samsung's 128GB card for just $45 or go all out with the 256GB card for $135. Both cards feature read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s, meaning they will be able to handle whatever you throw at it.
Whichever you go with, you can be sure that it'll give you all the storage space you desire so you never have to delete photos and videos.
What accessories will you be getting?
What must-have accessories are at the top of your list when you're buying a new phone such as the Galaxy S9? Let us know in the comments!
Update March 15, 2018: Added the Samsung Gear VR to our list!