Don’t live on the edge, check out the best Galaxy S7 Edge cases

Simon Hill

Samsung has refined the Edge design with the S7 Edge to make it even more comfortable to hold and more functionally useful. As gorgeous as it is, that curved display is fragile and very expensive to fix, and the aluminum body is prone to dings and dents if you drop it. The smart move is to shop for the best Galaxy S7 Edge cases and get some protection on there before something bad happens.

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Obliq Slim Meta Case ($14+)

Obliq Slim Meta Case
Obliq Slim Meta Case

This is a slim, dual-layer case that combines a tough polycarbonate outer shell with an inner layer of flexible TPU. There are generous openings for the speaker and ports on the bottom edge, and the button covers seem to work well. The manufacturer claims it has been drop tested to MIL-STD 810G 516.6, so it should survive a typical fall from around 4 feet. The top and bottom of the case also extend out to protect the screen. It has a brushed-metal effect on the back and comes in gold, rose gold, silver, or gray. Wireless charging still works with the case on.

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Pelican Protector Case ($27+)

Pelican Protector Case
Pelican Protector Case

With a pedigree that stretches back four decades, Pelican knows a lot about making protective cases. This one offers decent drop protection for your S7 Edge and features a plastic shell and some shock-absorbing TPR that will take the sting out of any impact. The tactile button covers are built to last, and there are accurate openings for your phone’s camera and ports. The case also imbues your phone with some additional grip. There’s a protective lip at the top and bottom, but cutaways at the sides ensure you can always take advantage of the curved edges. That said, you may want to pair it with a screen protector for complete peace of mind. It’s also quite thick on the back, so it can interfere with wireless charging.

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Seidio Surface Case ($28)

Seidio Surface Case
Seidio Surface Case

Slot your S7 Edge into this two-piece case for a snug fit. There’s flexible TPU inside the case — and adorning the button covers — with a layer of polycarbonate on top that sports Seidio’s soft-touch finish. It’s also comfortable to hold, gives your phone some added grip, and features precise openings for your phone’s camera and ports. The design is pretty plain except for the star feature, which is a zinc-alloy kickstand that bears the Seidio logo. It’s strong and there’s a magnetic closure to keep it out of the way when you aren’t using it. The case currently comes in black, red and black, or gold and black.

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Rearth Ringke Fusion Air Case ($10+)

Rearth Ringke Fusion Air Case
Rearth Ringke Fusion Air Case

The Fusion Air is slim, lightweight, and offers a thin layer of flexible TPU that’s designed to protect your device from unwanted scratches and chips. These cases don’t provide rugged protection, though, given they’re primarily designed to show off the design of the S7 Edge. The cut-outs are present and correct, there are slim button covers, and you get port covers on the bottom to keep dust and lint out. There’s also a slight texture adorning the back panel, and the case comes in a clear, tinted rose gold, or tinted smoke black build.

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Body Glove Satin Case ($15)

Body Glove Satin Case
Body Glove Satin Case

The angular design of the Body Glove Satin case includes extra protection in the corners to reinforce your S7 Edge against any potential impacts. The case is made from a durable, gel-like material that also features antimicrobial protection — technology carried over from Body Glove’s wetsuit business. The brushed-aluminum design on the back is pretty eye-catching, especially in purple, and there are some high-gloss highlights and a small logo on the back. You’ll even find openings for your phone’s ports, camera, and buttons, so there’s nothing to obstruct normal usage.

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Carved Traveler Wood Case ($29)

Carved Traveler Wood Case
Carved Traveler Wood Case

Beautiful, unique, hand-finished wood is the name of the game at Carved, and the company offers a wide range of different types of wood. You can enjoy the plain wood grain or opt for a case with a colorful printed design. The cases themselves are made of slim, black polycarbonate with a flexible bumper for your S7 Edge. There are cut-outs for the camera, ports, and other functions. Your choice of wood panel is inlaid in the back. These cases are slim, but they’re made with real wood. The cases don’t provide rugged drop protection, however, and you should expect the wood to age.

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Spigen Slim Armor Case ($30)

Spigen Slim Armor Case
Spigen Slim Armor Case

With a tried and tested combination of flexible TPU and tough polycarbonate, the Spigen Slim Armor scores a military-grade protection rating. Your S7 Edge should survive a typical fall unscathed with this case on, and there’s a raised bezel around the screen that will help keep it safe. The cut-outs are also accurate, so there’s plenty of room for port access and little interference with the camera. The button covers are flush with the frame, but they still work quite well. There’s an extendable, plastic kickstand on the back, but it’s not very sturdy. This is also a pretty smooth case, so don’t expect much in the way of grip.

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Griffin Survivor Journey Case ($20+)

Griffin Survivor Journey Case
Griffin Survivor Journey Case

Despite being fairly thin and light, this case protects your S7 Edge from falls of up to 6.6 feet in height, even if they happen to be on concrete. The case utilizes a blend of polycarbonate and TPU, but this time, the TPU is on the outside, which makes it very comfortable to hold and adds some grip. The button covers are also tactile, so you can easily find them without looking. The openings for your ports and camera are perfectly placed, and the sides dip to ensure you can take full advantage of those edges. It comes in black and gray, or you can opt for the colorful black-with-pink build if you prefer.

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Skinit Pro Case ($35+)

Skinit Pro Case
Skinit Pro Case

The Skinit Pro case comes in countless designs, or you can upload your own images or photos and have them printed directly on your case. The actual base case makes use of a hard outer shell and a soft inner one. There’s also a raised bezel to guard the screen, chunky button covers, and accurate openings for the ports and camera. Basic cases start at $35, but it costs a mere $40 to personalize your own.

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Cover-Up WoodBack Explorer Case ($24+)

Cover-Up WoodBack Explorer Case
Cover-Up WoodBack Explorer Case

Here’s another wooden case option for the S7 Edge, one that is available with a wide range of natural wood grain finishes for the back panel. It holds your phone in a black polycarbonate shell that’s slightly flexible and features textured strips on both sides to really enhance your grip. There are very slim button covers and good-sized openings for the ports, camera, and other functions. If you prefer something more minimal, Cover-Up offers the Snap case, which is a much slimmer shell with cutouts for the buttons.

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Noreve Horizontal Wallet Flap Case ($55)

Noreve Horizontal Wallet Flap Case
Noreve Horizontal Wallet Flap Case

Classy, padded leather with neat stitching provides all-round protection with this wallet case from Noreve. It opens folio-style to reveal a couple of slots for cards and a thin shell that holds your S7 Edge securely in place. It’s a minimal shell, so it maintains easy access to your buttons and ports, and there’s a good-sized cut-out on the back for the camera. The cover is held in place by a classic stud closure. You can also customize this case with a wide range of different leather finishes and colors, though it may cost you a little more.

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Olixar Leather-Style Wallet ($22)

Olixar Leather-Style Wallet
Olixar Leather-Style Wallet

It’s not made of real leather, but this wallet case has a smart design that really suits the S7 Edge. The front cover sports a cut-away to reveal the curved edge display, and there are a couple card slots when you open it up. You can also fold it back and use it as a stand when viewing your phone in landscape mode. The S7 Edge slots into the minimal, black shell inside, which is wrapped in a faux leather that’s available in red, brown, or black. All your phone functions, ports, and buttons are accessible, too, even if it’s slightly awkward to get at the volume sometimes.

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VRS Design Dandy Wallet Case ($22)

VRS Design Dandy Wallet Case
VRS Design Dandy Wallet Case

Here’s a folio case with three card slots in the cover and a money pocket. There’s also a magnetic closure that helps keep your belongings secure, which is handy if you intend to stow cards and cash. Your S7 Edge slots into the TPU shell inside, but it’s molded together securely, with a fake leather cover that wraps around the outside. There are also openings for the ports, buttons, and camera on the back. It provides all-round protection, but sadly, it’s thick enough that you may find it interferes with wireless charging.

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Samsung LED View Flip Cover Case ($49)

Samsung LED View Flip Cover Case
Samsung LED View Flip Cover Case

Official cases can be hit and miss, but this one from Samsung is pretty interesting. It’s a folio style with a minimal cradle inside to keep your S7 Edge securely in place. It automatically turns off the screen when you close it, but there are LEDs that can show the time, incoming calls and messages, battery status, and more. It does defeat the purpose of the always-on display feature, but some people will like it. The case itself isn’t real leather, unfortunately, but the fit is perfect and it looks pretty stylish.

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Caseology Envoy Series Case ($17)

Caseology Envoy Series Case
Caseology Envoy Series Case

Here’s a good-looking case for your S7 Edge that offers a colored leather or carbon fiber finish on the back. It’s comprised of a flexible, TPU inner shell that absorbs impact shock, and a strong polycarbonate bumper that slots on top. The button covers have a chrome shine to them, but they’re polycarbonate, too. Openings are accurate and provide room for most audio jacks and easy access to features. You should get reasonable drop protection, but this isn’t really a rugged case. Caseology’s wares always look really good for the money, though.

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Case Mate Naked Tough Case ($35)

Case Mate Naked Tough Case
Case Mate Naked Tough Case

The Galaxy S7 Edge is one of those phones that you just don’t want to cover up, but it really needs some protection. Case-Mate’s Naked Tough case is a good compromise, delivering solid drop protection with a dual-layer design that absorbs and dissipates impact shock, in a transparent package that doesn’t completely mask the S7 Edge inside. The openings are accurate, it adds some grip, and, beyond subtle logos, the only real detail is the metallic buttons covers.

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Incipio Performance Series ($25 – $45)

Incipio Performance
Incipio Performance

You can choose the precise level of protection you want with the Performance Series from Incipio. There are five different styles available, from a single-layer, slim, Level 1 case all the way up to a fairly chunky, rugged Level 5 case with military-grade drop protection and full 360-degree coverage. The Level 5 also has a handy holster. You can get these cases in classic black or choose from a wide variety of color combinations. The Level 3 case is a folio style case with a front cover.

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Ballistic Urbanite Select ($20+)

Ballistic
Ballistic

This slim protective case features Ballistic’s trademark reinforced corners for impact absorption, providing real drop protection at up to six feet. There’s also a raised lip to safeguard that precious screen. What’s new here is the choice of three stylish finishes: dark ash wood, light ash wood, or black buffalo leather. The underlying body and corners are flexible, black plastic and there are well-defined button covers that are easy to find and press without looking.

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Patchworks Flexguard Case ($15)

Patchworks Flexguard Case
Patchworks Flexguard Case

This is a practical, soft, TPU case that’s very easy to put on your Galaxy. It also features enhanced protection in the corners to bear the brunt of any impact. The textured sides add grip, and you’ll find pronounced button covers that work well. The cut-outs are generous for easy access to the ports and camera. There’s a dimpled pattern on the back with a subtle, gloss logo and you’ll find the Patchworks name on the side, but, overall, this is quite a plain case.

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Ghostek Cloak Case ($20)

Ghostek Cloak Case
Ghostek Cloak Case

You can still enjoy the design of your S7 Edge with this clear TPU case on. It’s a flexible, protective case that should prevent scratches and absorb impact damage. Unusually, the clear TPU is joined by an aluminum bumper in black, gold, pink, red, or silver. This gives the case a more solid feel. There are metallic button covers and the openings for the ports and camera are adequate. Keep in mind that the bundled screen protector is not the best, so don’t let it sway you.

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Speck CandyShell Grip ($35)

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Speck-CandyShell-Grip_

One of our favorite case lines, the CandyShell Grip is available for the Galaxy S7 Edge in a variety of colors, but the classic black and white is best. The ribbed pattern is stylish, but it also serves an important function by adding grip, making you less likely to drop your phone in the first place. The dual layer design is enough to deflect damage and absorb impact shock and there’s a raised lip to prevent your screen from hitting the ground. You’ll also find great button covers and generous openings for ports and the camera.

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Otterbox Symmetry Series ($40)

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Otterbox-Symmetry-Series_

This blend of synthetic rubber and polycarbonate offers versatile, tough protection for your S7 Edge without blocking access to any of the phone’s functions. It’s easy to fit and there are openings for your ports and camera. There’s a raised beveled edge around the front to safeguard your screen and the button covers are easy to find without looking. You can get this case in plain black or opt for a variety of different two-color combinations.

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Tech21 Evo Frame ($22+)

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Tech21-Evo-Frame_

The design of your gorgeous Galaxy S7 Edge still shines through with the transparent-backed Evo Frame case, but it’s well protected within. Despite the fact that this case is slim and lightweight, the Flexshock technology can handle falls from up to 6.6 feet. There are good cut-outs for the ports, speaker, and camera, and the button covers are well-defined. It’s a fairly understated option with subtle Tech21 logo on the back.

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Trident Aegis Pro ($30)

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Trident-Aegis-Pro_

A smooth polycarbonate frame ensures that this case slides in and out of your pocket with ease and the TPE core absorbs the shock of any impact and dissipates it. There are special TPE plugs to seal off your ports and keep dirt out. The frame extends around the front a little to protect the screen and it also helps redirect the audio. The Aegis also meets military standards for drop tests and vibration resistance.

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Urban Armor Gear Composite Case ($30+)

Composite Case
Composite Case

You’ll be surprised how lightweight the UAG case is because it looks heavy and industrial. It’s a solid protective case with additional grip on the sides and skid pads to stop your S7 Edge from sliding around on the dash or table. It meets military drop test standards, with plenty of protection in the corners where you need it most. There are also large button covers that make it especially easy to use your power and volume keys.

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