Best Galaxy S7 Cases Android Central 2019

Still rocking your Galaxy S7? It's still holding up pretty well after all these years, and you'll need a great case to help it last a few more. There's dozens of great options for the device, but the Spigen Liquid Crystal stands out in particular because of its affordable price tag and all-round protection.

Thin and clear: Spigen Liquid Crystal

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You don't have to hide the beauty of your phone to keep it protected, and the Liquid Crystal case from Spigen proves that. This case offers protection without sacrificing the ability to see the color choice that you made on your initial purchase. You'll get a nice form fit from this case, and the embossed buttons are easy to press while the case is on the phone.

$10 at Amazon

From Samsung: Samsung S-View flip cover

So long as you have NFC enabled on your phone, you essentially get a small window to your Galaxy S7 that lets you answer and decline calls, view message previews, activate the camera, and a bunch more. Your Galaxy S7 clips into the bumper inside and then you just fold the cover over and, though the display is turned off, the preview screen still shows up through the window.

$25 at Amazon

Trusted brand: OtterBox Symmetry

Everyone's perennial favorite case, OtterBox comes through yet again with the Symmetry Series, which offers guaranteed protection and comes in a wide range of colors and patterns so that you can add a bit of your own flair. Keep in mind that this case will add some bulk to your S7, but you're protected all around by the blend of silicone and polycarbonate plastic for excellent shock absorption and drop protection.

$15 at Amazon

Maximum protection: LifeProof FRE

For the ultimate protection, LifeProof is a brand that sits at the top. While the Galaxy S7 may already be waterproof, some additional waterproofing along with drop protection is a no-brainer for many. The case is designed this time around to be thinner than previous generations, while still providing the same amount of worry-free protection for your phone.

$35 at Amazon

Extra grip: Speck CandyShell Grip

Speck's single-piece CandyShell Grip features rubber ribs on the outside of its soft plastic shell, offering extra grip so you don't drop it, as well as some shock absorption and a stylish aesthetic. The inside is flexible silicone to offer more cushioning in case you drop it.

$10 at Amazon

Extra drop protection: Supcase Unicorn Beetle

The Unicorn Beetle Pro provides front and back protection for the Galaxy S7, including a durable swivel holster for quick-draw access at your side. On the front is a built-in plastic screen protector that's surrounded by a thick rim to keep the display raised from flat surfaces. The case itself utilizes a shock-absorbent TPU and durable polycarbonate to handle harsh impacts.

$14 at Amazon

Clear coverage: Ringke Fusion

For those who prefer to protect their Galaxy S7 with a case while still showing off the phone's sleek appearance, Ringke's Fusion crystal case is definitely one the best options out there. Its simple design is protective enough to handle common drops without bulking things up. Port plugs on the bottom help to keep out dirt and debris, but can always be permanently removed if they're more of a nuisance.

$10 at Amazon

Unique wallet: Vena vCommute

The vCommute is basically a fusion-style case, featuring a TPU bumper and a PC shell, with a wallet slot on the back. The slot is covered by a strong magnetic flap that's three-tiered, so you can open it just a smidge to grab something quickly or open it all the way to fill it up. Three cards fit more than comfortably.

$18 at Amazon

Sleek protection: Spigen Tough Armor

Spigen's Tough Armor case features military-grade protection and the inner skin has a webbed design that the Galaxy S7 rests on, including air pockets in all four corners that help handle shock. The raised lip around the front ensures the Galaxy S7's display is always clear from rubbing on flat surfaces, and the glossy bezel around the camera grants clear photos at all times.

$17 at Amazon

Textured protection: Caseology Wavelength

Caseology's phone cases are excellent. I have yet to come across one that doesn't fit perfectly and doesn't feel great in the hand. The Wavelength series has a wavy pattern on the back, which offers a wonderfully textured grip. The buttons are covered, but the tactile response is very present, so you're not pressing multiple times wondering if you're even hitting a button.

$15 at Amazon

Bling bling: MagicSky rhinestone case

If you really wanna dress up your Galaxy S7 and bling is the name of the game, then check out MagicSky's studded rhinestone dual-layer cases, which feature an array of patterns and colors. The edges are a soft silicone bumper, while the rest is harder plastic, which makes for great shock absorption and drop protection.

$8 at Amazon

Flexible one-piece: Spigen Rugged Armor

Spigen's Rugged Armor is perfect for folks who want slim but bold protection. This one-piece case is made from flexible TPU, which is lightweight and shock-absorbent. Rugged Armor is military drop-tested, and this case features Spigen's "Air Cushion Technology, which just a fancy way of saying air pockets in the corners, which cradle a blow where your phone is most vulnerable.

$12 at Amazon

Pick the case that's right for you

Best Galaxy S7 cases

There's no shortage of great options to protect your Galaxy S7. We particularly like what the Spigen Liquid Crystal because it manages to strike the ideal balance between affordability and protection. The clear case allows you to show off your Galaxy S7 in all its glory, but you also get raised edges at the front that protect the screen in the event of a fall. Best of all, the slim design doesn't add any considerable heft to the Galaxy S7.

If you're looking for the ultimate protection for your phone, look no further than the OtterBox Symmetry. The case will add a significant amount of bulk to your device, but the dual-material design ensures your device stays protected for years to come.

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