The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus introduced to the world Samsung’s Dual Aperture technology — a camera that automatically switches aperture based on the ambient lighting. When you add in 6GB of RAM, a 1440-pixel Super AMOLED screen, and a Snapdragon 845 processor, there’s no doubt the Galaxy S9 Plus is a serious piece of tech that’s worthy of a little extra protection.
- OtterBox Defender Series Case
- Youmaker Shockproof Case
- Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case
- Caseology Skyfall Case
- Mujjo Leather Wallet Case
- Obliq Slim Meta
- Olixar Super-Thin Gel Case
- Moment Photo Case
- Official Samsung Hyperknit Case
- Incipio Tiny Hearts Case
- Noreve Tradition Leather Flip Case
- Spigen Tough Armor
- Ghostek Nautical Series Waterproof Case
To keep your Galaxy S9 Plus working in peak condition — and to save you a galaxy of stress — we suggest checking out any of the durable Galaxy S9 Plus cases listed below. We’ve also rounded up the best Galaxy S21 cases and best Galaxy S21 Plus cases, if you’re using one of Samsung’s newer models.
OtterBox Defender Series Case
If you really want to make sure your Galaxy S9 Plus is guarded against thrills and spills, this Defender Series Case from OtterBox is probably the way to go. It boasts a dual-layer design that provides extra protection against drops, while the synthetic rubber slipcover will reduce the chances of you dropping the phone to a reassuring minimum. It also includes a helpful belt holster, which can double as a kickstand, in case you want to watch some TV on your phone or video-call some friends. It comes with port covers to keep out dust.
Youmaker Shockproof Case
Youmaker’s shockproof case provides all-around protection, with a durable main cover and built-in screen protector. The main case has been military drop-tested, so it will withstand a fair amount of punishment. Meanwhile, the inclusion of the screen protector will spare the S9 Plus’ display from cracks and chips. It’s arguably not the most aesthetically pleasing case, but it’s heavy duty enough to cope with the vast majority of likely accidents. It also has a kickstand.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case
Featuring a dual-layer combination of a hard PC shell with TPU bumpers, this S9 Plus cover from Supcase offers very effective protection against most eventualities. It’s flexible enough to get on and off the phone (and into your pocket easily), but its ruggedness will withstand everything from drops to knocks and collisions. It also adds a built-in screen protector and a detachable belt holster that can be conveniently swiveled.
Caseology Skyfall Case
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is available in an array of metallic finishes, from lilac purple to sunrise gold. To keep your device protected without covering that beautiful design, try the Skyfall case by Caseology. Unlike a traditional clear case that’s transparent all around, the Skyfall has a two-layer build with the outer being a smooth TPU frame. If you’re rocking a lilac purple S9 Plus, pair it with the lilac purple frame. There’s a match for most of the S9 colors, but feel free to get creative. The Caseology Skyfall Case will keep your phone safe from drops and scratches, and you’ll still be able to show off that glamorous device.
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case
Leather really is a gorgeous and most luxurious material, so why wouldn’t you want to wrap your phone in it? This leather case was part of Mujjo’s first-ever foray into cases outside of iOS devices and it’s a stunner. Mujjo’s leather wallet case isn’t a wallet case in the traditional sense, forgoing the more usual cover in favor of a stitched wallet pocket attached backpack-style to the rear of the case. It’s unlikely to fully replace your wallet, but it has room enough to carry a couple of credit card-sized items. It’s also made of the most premium of materials, with full-grain leather that ages gracefully and an inner lining of Japanese microfiber that holds your phone safely. It’s sleek and understated. Granted, it’s expensive — but you don’t get quality like this unless you pay for it.
Obliq Slim Meta
Obliq specializes in stylish protection and the Obliq Slim Meta is a fine example of that design ethos. This case uses a dual-layer construction of TPU for absorbency and hard PC for resistance to ensure that your device has good all-around protection against a variety of threats. This design also helps to keep the case slim and easy to slip into a pocket — something especially important with a phone as large as the S9 Plus. The hard PC shell has been finished with a brushed metallic effect that gives it a visible sheen and provides an exceptional level of style. Lips along the edges of the case keep the camera and screen from touching surfaces, and there’s even a place to attach a lanyard.
Olixar Super-Thin Gel Case
If you’re worried about putting a bulky case between a world of admiring eyeballs and your smartphone’s gorgeous design, then you can’t really go wrong with a slim gel case. Absorbent TPU material is fantastic for resisting shocks and bumps, while also being thin and adding some much-needed grip to your slippery glass smartphone. Cutouts make it easier for your finger to find the fingerprint sensor when needed, and the thin material is resistant to dirt and grit that would otherwise mar your phone. The Olixar Super-Thin Gel Case is a great choice if you want protection without compromising on the phone’s style.
Moment Photo Case
The Galaxy S9 Plus is equipped with the first dual-lens camera system on a Galaxy S-range phone, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of that. If you’re a smartphone photographer, Moment’s Photo case is designed to make your life easier, with a durable and tough exterior that should help ward off damage and increase grip on your phone. There’s also a spot for a lanyard attachment, further decreasing the chance you’ll drop your phone. Best of all, you can also attach any one of Moment‘s premium lenses to the case, giving your phone the ability to take wide-angle, macro, or fish-eye shots.
Official Samsung Hyperknit Case
Your new phone is from Samsung, so why not get your protection from Samsung too? The case is made from a knitted nylon material that is unlike any case we’ve seen before. It won’t be the most protective case out there, but it has good corner protection and it should stop any scratches or bumps from damaging the exterior of your phone. The Samsung Hyperknit Case‘s textured surface also gives your phone extra grip, and the phone itself is thin and lightweight, and matches your phone’s style like no other.
Incipio Tiny Hearts Case
We wouldn’t usually highlight one of the sillier fashion cases, but this case from Incipio is just too cute to pass up. The “Tiny Hearts” is well named, and the style should suit anyone who’s looking for a cute way to complement their new phone. It’s not all style with no substance either — since this case carries Incipio’s name, it also carries Incipio’s fantastic record of smartphone protection. While this ultra-thin TPU case won’t offer the sort of protection you’d get from a larger and bulkier case, it will still shield your precious device from minor bumps and scrapes.
Noreve Tradition Leather Flip Case
From one of the more whimsical cases, we turn to one of the more luxurious. Noreve has a solid reputation for quality leatherwork. While you can buy one of Noreve’s beautifully handcrafted real leather cases from a retailer, it’s much more fun and personal to buy from Noreve’s highly customizable store. With hundreds of different choices and color options available, Noreve makes your case truly unique to your phone. Noreve’s cases can be expensive, but if you can afford luxury, then take a look at Noreve’s Tradition Leather Flip cases.
Spigen Tough Armor
We’re not going to lie — Spigen‘s range boasts some of our favorite cases. This Tough Armor case combines protection with utility and delivers it all in a slim and stylish package. The dual-layer design uses absorbent TPU and hard polycarbonate (PC) to provide the best combination of materials to resist drops and damage, and the back slides open to reveal a small compartment that perfectly fits two credit cards. With this case, you can choose to leave your wallet at home. Spigen’s case is protective, stylish, and really handy.
Ghostek Nautical Series Waterproof Case
Ghostek may be a new face in the accessory industry but rest assured that its products will create new protective case standards. The Ghostek brand’s Nautical series is incredibly innovative as it guarantees waterproof protection. The cases look industrial yet classic and offer durable protection without added bulk in your pocket.
Cases from the Nautical line pass the IP68 waterproof measures. Phones similar to the S9 Plus with an IP68 grade can remain submerged in water for 30 minutes at 1.5 meters deep. If you happen to go deeper underwater to a maximum of six meters, the case will preserve your device for an entire hour.
Separate from the best underwater protection on the market today, Ghostek also provides high-quality security for dry land hazards in any imaginable form. The company creates its products using military-approved elements that guard your device, regardless of if it slips out of your hand while you’re twelve feet off the ground. You can rest assured knowing there’s an additional protective layer on the corners, which is often where you need the most protection.
Additionally, the Ghostek Nautical Series Waterproof Case possesses an integrated screen protector to shield your screen from fractures. Likewise, it also features an anti-slip grip film that will stop your phone from slipping out of your grip.
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