Samsung's best-selling phones of the year, the Galaxy S line, always command attention from accessory makers. Samsung itself has stepped up its game in first-party accessories as well, with lots of great Galaxy S7 and S7 edge options. From batteries to cases to car mounts, we have narrowed things down to a solid handful of accessories that you should consider for your phone.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Wireless Charging Battery Pack
- Anker PowerCore 10000 Quick Charge battery
- Samsung Gear VR
- iOttie Easy One Touch 3 car mount
- Samsung S-View Clear Flip Cover for S7 edge
- Samsung Gear S3
- Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand
- UAG Feather-Light Composite [ICE] case
Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Pack
I know, it doesn't really look like much — but when it comes to battery cases, that's absolutely a good thing. Samsung's own Wireless Charging Battery Pack slides right on your Galaxy S7 (or S7 edge (opens in new tab)) and wirelessly charges it while you keep using your phone as usual. Of course it adds thickness and weight, but it doesn't have any unnecessary attachments or coverings — it does its best to get out of the way and just charge your phone.
The battery pack will give your phone about a 50% charge over the course of two hours, but it's well integrated enough to the phone that it doesn't inhibit your use much. The nice part about the design is that it very easily pops on and off when you need it — when your battery gets low, toss it on for an hour and keep using your phone, and then take it back off.
In general battery cases offer an unnecessary compromise and most people will be better off with an external battery that offers faster charging and more flexibility. But if you just have to use a battery case to keep on the go while charging, Samsung's own wireless charging battery case is the way to go.
Anker PowerCore 10000 Quick Charge battery
While it's enticing to buy Samsung's own portable batteries (opens in new tab), there's better value to be had from looking at a third-party solution. Anker can give you the same 10000 mAh capacity as Samsung's batteries at nearly half the price with its PowerCore battery.
This compact unit only offers a single USB output, but you can plug in any cable of your choosing to it and quickly top up your Galaxy S7 — there will easily be enough charge left over to power up a friend's phone or a small tablet afterward, too. It's even more amazing when you keep in mind the tiny size of this thing — it's smaller and lighter than Samsung's own battery by a good margin.
Samsung's phones only support Quick Charge 2.0 at this point, but this Quick Charge 3.0 battery from Anker can properly scale down to the max speeds that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge can take, so there's nothing to worry about there. At about $30, it's tough to beat the value in this portable battery.
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung's latest Gear VR iteration changed on the outside, moving to a black plastic build, but also improved in a few different areas internally. The experience is much the same, though — you can game, view media and get some great experiences inside this little headset by just snapping your phone into it.
Many of the experiences from Samsung and Oculus are free, but if you're willing to spend a few dollars and get yourself a good game controller it can also be a capable gaming rig for new experiences you don't get from a standard console or PC game.
At about $80, if you're at all interested in checking out the latest mobile virtual reality experiences, it's worth considering picking up a Gear VR.
iOttie Easy One Touch 3 car mount
It's never a good idea to be holding your phone while driving — the only way to do things nowadays is with a car mount for your phone.
iOttie's Easy One Touch 3 car mount is robust enough to even hold a larger Galaxy S7 edge, and its soft foam inserts will go easy on its rounded glass corners. It has versatile placement options thanks to its rotating base, adjustable phone clamp and extending arm, meaning it'll fit just about any dashboard or windshield.
Another great thing about this car mount is that if you need to re-locate it, you can return the suction cup to mint-condition by rinsing it in warm water and letting it air dry. A final note: be sure to select the right size for your phone when buying.
Samsung S-View Flip Cover
Samsung's S-View cases are a mainstay accessory for its high-end phones, and the latest version is no exception.
Using the Samsung ID chip, the phone understands when the case is closed and displays specific information that can be viewed through the frosted front of the case — it also lets you interact with the phone through it. This lets you to cool things like answer calls without having to flip the front cover open. All of the important notifications, like text message and calendar alerts are just a swipe away, too. You can even access the camera from the front cover.
The case installs with a snap and protects the vulnerable corners of your device with hard plastic bumpers. It isn't the smallest out there, but it offers full protection and gives you a few neat features at the same time.
Samsung Gear S3
Samsung's Gear S3 smartwatches work with any Android phone, but of course feel most at home paired to a Samsung. The Gear S3 — in both Frontier and Classic designs — offers a nice-looking, well-built case filled with every spec and feature you could ask for. The bands are also removable so you can swap in something that better fits your style if you want.
You get a big screen surrounded by a rotating bezel that makes it super easy to navigate without touching the display, plus great multi-day battery life and Samsung Pay that'll work anywhere you can swipe a card. The software can be a little daunting at first, but there's a feature or app in here for everyone.
Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand
Samsung makes a big deal about the fact that its phones can charge wirelessly, but the biggest part about this is that they have faster wireless charging than other phones. When paired up with a so-called "Fast Charge" wireless charger, a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge can charge twice as fast as a standard Qi charger.
It still isn't as fast as just plugging in, but the convenience of just setting it on a stand and having it charge is definitely worth. it in some cases. There are a few companies offering Fast Charge wireless chargers, but Samsung's are the best out there — its latest is this stand-up model, which makes placement a breeze and puts your phone on a bit of a display stand while it's topping up.
If you don't like the angled look of this stand, you can always opt for the flat version (opens in new tab), which charges at the same rate — it may also be a bit cheaper since it's an older model.
UAG Feather-Light Composite [ICE] case
This case isn't nearly as sleek as the S-View model recommended above, but then again some people are a bit tougher on their phones. If you're one of those people, consider the UAG Feather-Light Composite case.
As its name implies, this case is very light, but extremely durable. It features an armored shell combined with a soft internal sleeve to protect your expensive phone from impacts. In addition to this, the case is quite grippy, which is helpful especially if you have a Galaxy S7 edge that's a bit tougher than most to keep your hand on.
You can pick from one of a few different colors to match your style, and the case is available for both versions of the phone.
Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.
Appears to be more of a Samsung ad than anything else. Posted via the Android Central App
It turns out Samsung makes good accessories for Samsung phones.
Shocking! ;) -- Posted via my Titanium Silver Galaxy S7 edge --
Well when the other OEM get off there butts and make products as well as Samsung we ll talk about them to deh2002 Posted via the Android Central App
Yep yep gear vr check, gear s2 check,wireless charger check ,although I'd love to get one of those stand up chargers . Yep Sammy makes very good accessories all mine work as advertised thanks Andrew pay no mine to the haters Posted via the Android Central App
I got the stand up fast charging Samsung wireless charger off http://amazon.com?tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UUacUdUcU1634037 a little over a week ago for $39.00 plus free shipping directly from http://amazon.com?tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UUacUdUcU1634037 warehouse. You just have to take the time to look for the deals. Posted via the Android Central App
Where is the genuine Samsung leather case? Great looking and feeling. Galaxy S7 Edge Exynos - Posted via the Android Central App
AGAIN?!... How about the next one be for the LG V10 and G5 please. Posted via LG V10
I'd have to say that while the LED Flip Cover is very nice (look and feel), it's usefulness is almost non-existent outside of a Samsung app. If you want just for looks, feel free. It's my going out case.
I love my Gear S2. Since I've been working outside for the last month, it's been raining for about two of those weeks. I love that I don't need to take out my phone because of the IP68 rating on my smartwatch.
I have the official Samsung Leather case. I had to buy it from Ebay. Freaking awesome. Posted via the Android Central App
Just another one of Ad-droid's "Best Of" articles that seem designed to do nothing more than get click-through revenue from Amazon. A list of products that haven't been tested, much less compared to any competitors.
Every one of these products have been tested by most of the gs7 owners. I personally own three of these products and they work great . Many others on here own the rest of the things on here. And besides that it's information others that own this phone will find very helpful...so what's your point Posted via the Android Central App
Does the stand wireless charging work with the note 5? Posted via the Galaxy Note 5
Yes the stand charger works for the note 5 it has fast wireless charging Posted via the Android Central App
Yeah mine works
The wireless battery pack is a failure. Doesnt hold phone in.
Holds mine in pretty well.
All things I'd never use!!
What about mophie's case?
Why is AC reprinting a 4 month old article as if it were something new? Need to get more click through revenue from Amazon? AC has become Ad-droid Central, with more ads, and ads disguised as content, than real content.
Maybe because they need money to keep the lights on?
They've been doing this a lot lately. Must get click through revenue or something.
Still going strong with my ZeroLemon GS7 7500 Battery Case with Fast Charge Passthrough.
I was somewhat disappointed by the charging cover that only half charges the phone to be honest. Should have read the specs more closely. In any case, it tops the battery up, so it's not a compete waste of money... I do like the chunky feel.
The last OnePlus flagship was so incredible that I can't wait to get my hands of the OnePlus 4. I heard it was coming out in mid 2017 and I just hope OnePlus takes care if the issues with the last phone. I'm hoping OnePlus 4 will give one hell of an competition to other flagships in the industry.
To know more about OnePlus 4, its OnePlus 4 Release Date just take a look here http://www.oneplus4update.com/
One plus is a nice phone, but it is not a god damn flagship. It's mid tier at best!
The s3 and s2 are so far behind android wear. Currently using zen watch 2 and my goodness, it's like going back several years in tech. And the zen watch doesn't even have 2.0 yet. I hope Samsung updates their os soon and adds more apps.
Android wear will be dead soon. The s3 is a far better overall watch. Please do tell, what apps are needed on a watch.
It's not just apps it's also the way it works and integrates with an android phone. Basic things like Google navigation and ok Google do not work on Samsung gear. On top of that when I'm playing music apps like Pandora and slacker don't show up on my gear but on my zen watch 2 they show up and you can do all the features like on the phone itself. It's the small things. I'm basing my opinion on actual usage. I use both watches throughout the week.
Really like the backpack charger. Only problem is with all the wireless pads and wireless car dock I have, I've needed the backpack twice since I bought it a year ago.
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