Best Samsung Galaxy S7 cases: The best cases to protect Galaxy S7

If you’ve bought a Galaxy S7 you’ll want to keep its glass front and back safe from accidental damage. We round up the best cases for Samsung Galaxy S7.

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  • Cheap & cheerful
  • Barely there
  • Classic wallets
  • Super-stylish
  • Something different
  • Ultra-tough
  • Wallet case
  • Battery cases
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Cheap & cheerful

If you’re wondering whether you can use a Galaxy S6 case with the Galaxy S7 then in most cases the answer will be no. The new Galaxy S7 is fatter than the Galaxy S6 (7.9mm vs 6.8mm) and a little shorter and narrower (142.4x69.6mm vs 143.4x70.5mm). It may be possible with a few select cases, but the vast majority of Galaxy S6 cases will not do an adequate job of protecting your Galaxy S7.

Fear not, though, we’ve rounded up some of the best Galaxy S7 cases you can buy right now.

Olixar FlexiShield Samsung Galaxy S7 case

We’re a big fan of Olixar’s FlexiShield range of non-slip gel cases, sold via Mobile Fun. They won’t hurt your bank balance, at just £5.99, and they won’t detract from your phone’s unique style - after all, you chose it because you liked the look of it, right?

An ultra-slim design adds little bulk to the Galaxy S7, so it’ll slip into a pocket just as easily as ever. And as you’d expect you’ll still be able to access all the important ports and connections, so you never need take off the case (and if you do, it’s soft shell makes doing so easy).

The FlexiShield for Galaxy S7 is available in White, Black, Blue or Purple

Buy the Olixar FlexiShield Samsung Galaxy S7 case from Mobile Fun

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If you’re wondering whether you can use a Galaxy S6 case with the Galaxy S7 then in most cases the answer will be no. The new Galaxy S7 is fatter than the Galaxy S6 (7.9mm vs 6.8mm) and a little shorter and narrower (142.4x69.6mm vs 143.4x70.5mm). It may be possible with a few select cases, but the vast majority of Galaxy S6 cases will not do an adequate job of protecting your Galaxy S7.

Fear not, though, we’ve rounded up some of the best Galaxy S7 cases you can buy right now.

Olixar FlexiShield Samsung Galaxy S7 case

We’re a big fan of Olixar’s FlexiShield range of non-slip gel cases, sold via Mobile Fun. They won’t hurt your bank balance, at just £5.99, and they won’t detract from your phone’s unique style - after all, you chose it because you liked the look of it, right?

An ultra-slim design adds little bulk to the Galaxy S7, so it’ll slip into a pocket just as easily as ever. And as you’d expect you’ll still be able to access all the important ports and connections, so you never need take off the case (and if you do, it’s soft shell makes doing so easy).

The FlexiShield for Galaxy S7 is available in White, Black, Blue or Purple

Buy the Olixar FlexiShield Samsung Galaxy S7 case from Mobile Fun

Barely there

ElecShield Ultra Thin Case for Galaxy S7

If you don’t really want to put your gorgeous new phone in a case, but you know that if you don’t then it’s only a matter of time until you smash it, why not invest in a clear case?

The ElecShield Ultra Thin Case for Galaxy S7 is a clear plastic TPU case that you’ll barely even notice when it’s fitted to your phone. It’s just 0.6mm thick, and adds minimal weight.

We’ve saved the best bit until last, though. Usually costing £9.99 from Amazon UK, right now you can pick up the ElecShield Ultra Thin Case for just £2.49!

Buy the ElecShield Ultra Thin Case for Galaxy S7 from Amazon UK

Ringke Fusion Samsung Galaxy S7 case

Another clear plastic Galaxy S7 case comes from well known case maker Ringke with its Fusion bumper shell. It’s a bit thicker than the ElecShield, and features dust caps for your ports and connections to keep them free from grime.

Buy the Ringke Fusion for Galaxy S7 from Amazon UK, currently reduced from £25 to £6.99.

VRS Design Crystal Bumper Samsung Galaxy S7 Case

We also like the VRS Design Crystal Bumper case for Galaxy S7, sold via Mobile Fun for £19.99. It’s not completely clear, but its gold edging adds a little touch of sophistication to your Samsung phone.

Buy the VRS Design Crystal Bumper Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 from Mobile Fun

Classic wallets

Snugg Samsung Galaxy S7 Black Leather Flip Case Cover

Sometimes the best type of phone case is a simple flip case that not only protects the phone from all angles but allows you to prop it up for landscape viewing of video and gives you some useful extra room for carrying credit cards. (If you are going to carry your cards in your phone case, though, it’s a good idea to also fit a screen protector to prevent them rubbing against its glass.)

Snugg’s take on the classic flip case is available in an assortment of colours, from standard black to pink, blue, green, grey, orange, purple, brown and more. There’s room for three credit cards, and a separate section for bank notes.

The Snugg case is stylish and slim fitting, with a tough plastic inner shell protecting the Galaxy S7’s metal frame, while the leather front and back protect its glass.

Buy the Snugg Leather Flip Case Cover for Galaxy S7 from Amazon UK, currently reduced from £29.98 to just £14.99.

iDefend Samsung Galaxy S7 Case Black Genuine Leather Wallet Cover

Another flip case to catch our eye was this from iDefend. It’s cheaper than the Snugg model, currently reduced from £19.95 to £4.98, and features two- rather than three credit card slots. It also features tan leather on the inside, mixing things up a bit from boring black.

Buy the iDefend Galaxy S7 wallet case from Amazon UK

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Super-stylish

Obliq Slim Meta Samsung Galaxy S7 case

Most phone cases are made from cheap plastic, designed to protect more than to look good. But you don’t have to compromise: a metal (or at least partially metal) case might be a tad more expensive, but it looks good and offers decent protection.

We like the Obliq Slim Meta for Galaxy S7. This ultra-thin poycarbonate shell offers full-body protection, while its brushed-metal rear panel adds style. There’s a matt surface for added grip and, naturally, full access to all ports and connections.

Buy the Obliq Slim Meta for Galaxy S7 for £29.99 from Mobile Fun.

Something different

Cover-Up WoodBack & WoodBack Explorer

Plastic, gel, rubber and even metal-framed cases are great for protecting your Galaxy S7, but many of them lack that wow factor the phone deserves. We love Cover-Up's WoodBack cases, which are crafted from real wood. The unique pattern of wood grain means no two are exactly the same.

Cover-Up sent us some examples of its WoodBack and WoodBack Explorer ranges for Galaxy S7. Both feature a stylish wooden rear, framed by a black snap-on shell. The Explorer features all-round protection for your S7 with flexible but grippy sides and a slightly raised rip above the screen, while the standard and more minimalistic WoodBack case has a soft-touch finish that reveals more of the phone's metal frame. Whereas the Explorer has cutouts for all the important ports and connections, the standard WoodBack clings on without getting in their way.

For a stylish wooden case you might expect to pay a lot more than what Cover-Up charges. There is a range of both standard WoodBack and WoodBack Explorer cases on its site, including the Aromatic Cedar WoodBack and Mahogany WoodBack Explorer pictured here. You'll pay £16.95 for standard WoodBack or WoodBack Explorer cases or £19.95 for examples featuring a lightning bolt or treble clef design.

Ultra-tough

Peli ProGear Guardian Samsung Galaxy S7 Protective Case

With the Galaxy S7 Samsung returns the IP68 waterproofing it removed from the Galaxy S5 for the S6, and it uses tough Gorilla Glass 4. But it’s still just glass, and this phone is not invincible.

If you want to protect the S7 like you would a little baby, be prepared to fit a beefy protective case to ensure it comes to no harm whatsoever.

The Peli ProGear caught our eye for its dual-layer impact-resistant protective case. It’s made from anti-slip material and is slimmer than many such rugged cases. The Peli also comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Buy the Peli ProGear for Galaxy S7 for £24.99 from Mobile Fun

Spigen Rugged Armor & Tough Armor Galaxy S7 cases

We love Spigen cases. Partly because we often find out about new phone features ahead of their launch through leaked Spigen case images, but mostly because they’re great.

Spigen sells two tough cases for the Galaxy S7 that caught our eye. The Rugged Armor is a flexible TPU case and the better-looking of the two, with glossy accents, carbon fibre textures and tactile buttons. Today it costs £8.99 (RRP £11.99) from Amazon UK.

The Spigen Tough Armor is a hard case that’ll do an even better job of protecting the Galaxy S. It has a shock-absorbing TPU interior and a polycarbonate exterior, plus a raised lip to protect the screen. It even has a fancy flip-out kickstand. The Spigen Tough Armor costs £13.99 (usual price £24.99) from Amazon UK.

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Wallet case

If you're keen to merge smartphone and wallet then there are plenty of options. This one from Snakehive is one of the best we've seen, part of its Wilderness Collection.

You've got a choice between four kinds of wood, and we particularly like the red rosewood one, though there's also bamboo, walnut and cherrywood.

The wood is a great addition and the case also has two slots for cards on the inside and a handy magnetic closure to stop the cover coming open when in your hand or bag.

Snakehive makes a whole host of other styles of cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7. View them all here

Battery cases

Mophie Juice Pack Samsung Galaxy S7 Wireless Battery Case

Samsung has increased the battery capacity of the Galaxy S7 to 3,000mAh, but some users will find this still isn’t enough for their needs. We’re big fans of the humble power bank, but combining phone protection with extra battery power is a good alternative.

Mophie has been producing Juice Packs for Samsung’s Galaxy S-series for a number of years, and we’ve always found them handy for keeping our smartphone fully charged whenever we need it. With a built-in battery they naturally add a bit of weight and bulk to the phone, but they can be an absolute lifesaver when you’re caught short away from mains power.

We especially like this Juice Pack’s ability to wirelessly charge the Galaxy S7, plus the fact it supports passthrough charging, meaning you can charge both phone and case at once, without fiddling about removing the cover or finding a second cable.

The Mophie Juice Pack for Galaxy S7 costs £89 and is available from Mobile Fun

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