Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 are a bit of a poisoned chalice really: Samsung has made one of its most attractive phones to date, but us butterfingered owners still need to hunt down a protective cover for the Galaxy S7 for fear of shattering its good looks on the pavement.
Still, the best Samsung Galaxy S7 cases are all attractive in their own right, whether they're designed for their looks or just to keep your Android flagship phone in tip-top shape. If you're looking to pre-order the phone when the Samsung Galaxy S7 release date comes around, consider picking up one of these Galaxy S7 cases and covers, too.
The Tech21 clear Impact case is apparently the thinnest and lightest the company has ever created, adding just two millimetres of thickness to the sides of the actual phone's size and 1.5 millimetres to the back of the Galaxy S7's svelte design while giving masses of bumper protection on the sides with its "Bulletshield" technology. [Buy from Tech21 for £29.95]
Spigen's Slim Armor case is chock full of features for keeping the Galaxy S7 out of harm's way, from "Air Cushion Technology" to help pad any unfortunate slips from your hand, to a raised lip that protects the screen if you put the S7 on a table facing down. It's even got a little kickstand for propping it up for watching videos and the like, and comes in five different colours. [Pre-order from Spigen for £14.99]
Here's a nice sleek and simple design from Otterbox for the S7. The symmetry line has rubberised corners that help Samsung's latest flagship pop in and out of the case, while also providing a nice lip bumper to protect the screen; the polycarbonate back also acts as and ample solid guard against scrapes and drops. It comes in a range four colour designs, with a couple of funkier options on the way. [Buy from Otterbox for £29.99]
Redneck offers up this classic folio design case for the Galaxy S7 in a range of seven colours: blue (above), brown, tan, purple, pink, black and white. There are three slots within the sleeve for cards or cash, an integrated rigid case for protection, and a magnetic clasp to keep it shut. It also can be folded up to turn into a neat stand for watching the screen horizontally. [Buy from Redneck for £14.99]
Official Samsung Galaxy S7 Keyboard Cover
Here's a smatter of forward technological progress seen in going backwards. Samsung has designed this keyboard cover for those who want to feel click and clack of real physical keys when typing on the S7, with a full Qwerty tiny-key keyboard. It doesn't use a Bluetooth connection, so the cover doesn't drain the phone's battery, and when not needed it clips onto the back out of the way. [Buy from MobileFun for £49.99]
Using wording more usually seen on a condom packet, Case Mate's "Barely There" case is designed for those who really want to feel the S7 with just a spit of material between them and the phone. Fear not though, the Barely There still offers rigid protection against bumps and scrapes. [Buy from Case Mate for £14.99]
Griffin has a good name in the accessory market for making tough cases that will see you through a good few seasons. The same goes for its Survivor Journey case, which you could happily drop from two metres without compromising your Galaxy S7's safety (it's been tested to confirm as much, so you don't have to!) It comprises a classic combo of polycarbonate and easy-grip rubberised material, and has a couple of new colour combos coming to join the grey design seen above. [Order from Griffin for £24.99]
Urban Armour Gear's Card Case's rugged and blocky design is sure to appeal to anyone who wears CAT boots and owns more cargo trousers than they do any other sort of leg attire. The back of the case has a flap that swings open, revealing a recess to hold four credits, and features "over-sized tactile buttons" for over-sized (presumably manly) hands. [Buy from UAG for $39.95/£28.65 – free UK delivery]
The Ghostek Cloak has a clear back to let the S7's design shine through and is surrounded by an aluminium bumper all around the edge as well as a tempered glass screen protection for complete protection. Colour options are red (seen above), black, gold and silver. [Buy from Mobile Fun for £19.99]
Supcase offers up an attractive design with the Unicorn Beetle Hybrid case, with a nice chunky bumper surrounding the whole edge of the case, made from high grade shock-absorbing TPU and PC materials. The back of the case is transparent so as not to block out the attractive derriere of the S7. [Buy from i-Blason for £19.99]