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The Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Cases of 2022

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Caseology Parallax case for Samsung Galaxy S9 Credit: Reviewed.com / Michael Desjardin

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Samsung LED View Wallet Case (Samsung Galaxy S9)

While the LED array tells the time and shows notifications on the outside of the case, it's not a terribly useful function. Read More

Pros

  • Touch-sensitive LED array on the front cover

Cons

  • Its LED gimmick isn't all that usefull
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Supcase Unicorn Beetle (Samsung Galaxy S9)

The Supcase Unicorn Beetle isn't the best or prettiest case on the market, but it offers decent protection at an attractive price. Read More

Pros

  • Rubber bumpers around the edges

Cons

  • Can make buttons difficult to press
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OtterBox Defender (Samsung Galaxy S9)

Overall, we found the OtterBox Defender a bit too awkward and expensive to recommend. Read More

Pros

  • Heavy-duty protection
  • Comes in a variety of colors

Cons

  • Frustrating to use
  • Awkward screen protector
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Otterbox Commuter Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S9

The OtterBox Commuter Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S9 comes in three cool colors, and its two-layer design protects against drops, bumps and shock. Read More

Pros

  • Heavy-duty protection
  • Affordable
  • Not super bulky

Cons

  • No screen protector included
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Spigen Rugged Armor Case for Samsung Galaxy S9

For a phone case that fits easily in your pocket and won’t slip out of your hand, take a look at this Spigen Rugged Armor Case. Read More

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Works with wireless charging
  • Easy to hold

Cons

  • Offers average protection

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a top-shelf smartphone covered in glass—it might survive a tumble onto a carpet, but if your case-less new phone meets the sidewalk, you're probably going to walk away with a splintered screen.

We found that the Caseology Parallax (available at Amazon) seems to be the absolute best combination of protection, slimness, and good design.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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Samsung LED View Cover

Though not one of our favorite cases overall, the Samsung LED View cover is certainly the most interesting. It is a standard folio-style case with a cover that flips to fully protect the front of the phone. What makes it neat is the front cover includes a touch-sensitive array of LEDs that can show you the time, notifications, and even controls for things like volume.

It's a really neat idea–in theory. In practice the notifications and touch controls don't stick around long enough to be super useful, running counter to one of the S9's best features, its always-on display. The cover itself is made of a nice material and it does protect the phone well, but the LED functionality needs some improvements before it becomes more than a gimmick.

Pros

  • Touch-sensitive LED array on the front cover

Cons

  • Its LED gimmick isn't all that usefull

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Supcase Unicorn Beetle

The Supcase Unicorn Beetle case is a transparent, single-layer case with rubber bumpers lining the edges.

One major issue with the Unicorn Beetle case are its buttons, which take the form of marked spots on the edges where there's less resistance in the rubber, rather than actual, elevated buttons. This makes your Galaxy S9's volume and power buttons difficult to press, which puts it at a slight disadvantage compared to some of its contemporaries.

Still, at just $15 on Amazon, you might be willing to put up with a less-than-ideal button situation. The Unicorn Beetle isn't the most attractive case in the game, but it's affordable and feels sturdy enough to protect your S9 from minor mishaps.

All versions have a transparent back with bumpers that come in your choice of black, blue, green, or red.

Pros

  • Rubber bumpers around the edges

Cons

  • Can make buttons difficult to press

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OtterBox Defender

The OtterBox Defender Series is one of the more heavy-duty cases in our round-up. Unfortunately, despite the Defender Series' three layers of protection, the case is too frustrating to use and too costly for most users.

Right off the bat, I found the case's relatively chintzy pieces to be difficult to snap into place. Once settled, the case's awkward plastic screen protector put a distracting layer between my thumbs and the S9's screen. On Amazon, users are split between those who don't mind the plastic screen protector and those, like me, who can't stand it.

At around $31 on Amazon, the OtterBox Defender Series case is probably not worth the cost or the trouble. However, if you're so inclined, it's available in several colors and patterns.

Pros

  • Heavy-duty protection

  • Comes in a variety of colors

Cons

  • Frustrating to use

  • Awkward screen protector

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Otterbox Commuter Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S9

When it comes to top-tier protection for your Samsung Galaxy S9, the OtterBox Commuter Series is a popular option. The Commuter case for Samsung Galaxy S9 comes in three cool colors, and its two-layer design protects against drops, bumps, and shock. The case is even thin and lightweight, so it won’t feel too bulky in your purse or pocket. As an added bonus, OtterBox cases come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Pros

  • Heavy-duty protection

  • Affordable

  • Not super bulky

Cons

  • No screen protector included

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Spigen Rugged Armor Case for Samsung Galaxy S9

For a phone case that fits easily in your pocket and won’t slip out of your hand, take a look at this Spigen Rugged Armor Case. It’s very thin and lightweight, yet provides solid protection for your phone. The bumpy edges provide more cushion for your screen and camera, and the precise cutouts around the buttons make it easy to use your phone. Plus, it’s compatible with wireless charging and has an attractive matte finish.

Pros

  • Lightweight

  • Works with wireless charging

  • Easy to hold

Cons

  • Offers average protection

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