Updated on 10-16-2015 by Simon Hill: Added cases by Pelican, Olixar, Tech 21, Ballistic, and Seidio.
With a long history producing protective cases for all sorts of devices, you can rely on Pelican to provide decent drop protection. The aptly titled Protector snaps together and features a lip around the screen to prevent it from coming into contact with the ground. It houses a shock absorbent rubber interior that cradles the S6 Edge Plus, and it meets military standards for drop tests. The button covers are also well marked and easy to press, while the cut-outs reside precisely where they should be. This case isn’t too bulky, either, and it tapers at the sides so you can still take advantage of the Edge functions. Pelican also offers a lifetime guarantee.
Olixar FlexiShield Case ($9.50)
This is just about the most minimalist case you could possibly hope to get for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. It’s completely translucent and made of a flexible gel material, the latter of which easily fits the Edge Plus. The case also leaves the Edge’s display uncovered, touts precise opening, and features subtle button covers that are easy to press. There’s a small Olixar logo at the bottom of the back, but other than that, there’s nothing to distract from the design of the S6 Edge Plus. The slight bezel on the front should help safeguard the screen, but this is no rugged case considering how thin it is, so we wouldn’t expect solid drop protection.
Tech 21 Evo Frame Case ($40)
It used to be that Tech21’s special material, which is designed to dissipate the shock of any impact, added a tinge of orange to every case. Thankfully, that’s no longer true. The Evo Frame comes in a translucent smokey black, or you can opt for a clear version. It’s a pretty minimal design that allows the S6 Edge Plus to shine through, but it doesn’t skip on drop protection because it can handle drops up to 6.6 feet in height without damaging your phone. The cut-outs are generous as well, and the design leaves the Edge Plus’ display uncovered. The sides are super slim, but there’s reinforcement at the corners where you really need it, along with button covers that work as intended.
Here’s a rugged case to protect your S6 Edge Plus if it should ever take a tumble. The well-named Ballistic Tough Jacket features reinforced corners designed to provide protection from falls of up to six feet in height. The protective corners and frame also extend to the front and back of the case, so the body and display of your phone will never come into contact with the ground. The button covers are easy to find without looking, and there are accurate cut-outs for your phone’s camera and ports. It even has a perforated design on the back, though it is a little bit bulky and only comes in black.
Seidio Dilex Pro Case ($30)
With a classic blend of flexible, black TPU inside to absorb shock and tough polycarbonate on the outside, this Seidio case offers solid drop protection. The button covers are also fairly pronounced the openings are accurate, but it’s pretty bulky, so some cables might not fit properly. On the upside, you do also get a metal kickstand on the back, which neatly tucks away and doesn’t pop out uninvited thanks to the magnetic design. If you specifically want a case with a kickstand for propping your S6 Edge Plus in landscape view, then this is probably the best one out there.
Incipio NGP Case ($20)
Here’s a nice, slim case that will offer basic protection from the vagaries of everyday life. The NGP is flexible, so it’s really easy to fit, will absorb any nasty shocks, and guard against scratches. The malleable material is translucent, so you can see the Samsung logo and design shining through. The cut-outs are accurate, and won’t interfere with the camera performance or any ports. The button covers are easy to find and press. You can get this case in black, white, pink, or blue.
If you want a high quality, genuine leather case, then check out Case-Mate’s Wallet Folio Case. The black leather exterior is traced with neat stitching and there’s a camera opening on the back. Open the folio and your S6 Edge Plus sits in a Barely There shell, one of Case-Mate’s minimalist, polycarbonate cases. On the opposite side, the cover has three credit card slots, an ID slot with a window, and a big cash pocket at the back. A magnetic closure means the case stays shut.
Speck CandyShell Case ($40)
The CandyShell is a two layer case with a malleable inner liner and button covers, surrounded by a tough shiny shell. Drop protection is its key selling point, and this case hits the military drop test standard 801G. A raised lip prevents the screen from touching the ground should your S6 Edge Plus land face down. The cut-outs are well-placed, so camera operation, audio quality, and port access aren’t hampered by it. Speck offers this case in a variety of different color combinations.
You get a decent level of protection in a slim form with this case from Spigen. The inner shell is TPU with a raised bezel on the front to protect the screen, and button covers that are flush with the outer polycarbonate layer that slots on top. The case’s inner section is black and the outer shell is offered in contrasting gun metal, gold, or metal slate. There’s also a two-tone violet option. You’ll find a small silver kickstand on the back, which is handy for propping it in landscape view.
You’ll enjoy a good level of protection with this case, but without adding too much bulk. The Symmetry series is a one-piece case with a classic blend of shock absorbent rubber on the inside and tough polycarbonate on the outside. There’s a bezel at the front to protect the screen, but the frame falls away at the sides to give you unobstructed access to the edges of the display. The button covers work well, the openings are precise, and all the features of the S6 Edge Plus work just fine with the case on. You can opt for plain black or a range of contrasting color combos.
Obliq Naked Shield Case ($12)
This is an unobtrusive case that combines a clear back panel made from strong polycarbonate, with a flexible TPU bumper featuring built-in button covers. You can get the bumper part in clear or opt for black, orange, blue, or green. There’s also a metal kickstand bearing the Obliq logo, that’s held in place with a magnet when you don’t need it. The openings are generous, so there’s nothing to get in the way of the sensors, camera, or ports. It’s not a rugged case, so don’t expect major drop protection, and the clear back is liable to pick up scratches, but it’s a good deal for the money.
A tried and tested duo of soft impact resistant core and hard outer shell will keep your S6 Edge Plus safe from harm. This case meets military drop test standard 810G. It also features skid pads, so it won’t slip off surfaces, and large tactile button covers that are easy to find and use. The cut-outs offer full access to the camera, sensors, and ports. There’s a lip on the front to keep the screen off the ground, but you don’t get a screen protector with this case, as you do with some others in the UAG line-up. In addition to this smoky version you can get the same design with a completely clear body or in red.
Known for heavy-duty protective cases, Trident is a good brand, but it does also occasionally offer something more minimalist. This simple TPU case for the S6 Edge Plus is flexible, completely transparent, and comfortable to hold. It adds grip for the hand or surfaces, and a thin layer of drop protection, without impacting much on the stylish look of the S6 Edge Plus. It’s a lightweight case for people seeking something simple.
Verus Damda Case ($17)
The attraction of this case is the secret panel on the back which opens up to reveal a compartment big enough for a couple of credit cards. The construction is a typical blend of TPU on the inside, with polycarbonate on the outside. The black TPU portion includes a raised bezel top and bottom to protect the screen and button covers on the spines. The polycarbonate panel with sliding door comes in red, yellow, silver, or gold. It’s not the classiest look around, but it’s a functional case at a reasonable price.
You can’t really go wrong at this price if you just want a clear case for protection from light damage and scratches. This case has a polycarbonate back panel and a TPU bumper. The bumper features good button covers and port covers to keep dust and debris out. There’s a good sized opening for the camera. You can fit a strap at the bottom corner, if you’re so inclined. It’s a slim case, so drop protection will be limited.
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