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The best cases for the Galaxy S7 Edge

Give your curvy smartphone the right amount of protection and style that it deserves.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Case LED View Flip Cover - Black

    MSRP $69.99
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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Case Clear Protective Cover - Black

    $11.09 MSRP $34.99
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  • Case-Mate Cell Phone Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge -...

    $8.97 MSRP $35.00
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  • Pelican Protector Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - Retail...

    $22.18 MSRP $39.99
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  • NBA Golden State Warriors Lifeproof Fre Galaxy S7 Skin -...

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  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Case, CandyShell Grip...

    $16.09 MSRP $34.95
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  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Case, CandyShell...

    $20.00 MSRP $39.95
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  • Tech21 Evo Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Black

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge case, Incipio Octane, Co-Molded...

    $6.61 MSRP $24.99
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  • Incipio Stowaway

    $7.75 MSRP $34.99
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  • Galaxy S7 Case, Caseology [Parallax Series] Textured...

    $14.99 MSRP $29.99
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  • OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge -...

    $27.98 MSRP $59.95
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  • OtterBox STRADA SERIES Leather Wallet Case for Samsung...

    $34.96 MSRP $49.95
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It's time for a case

With a phone as a declicate as the glass-covered Galaxy S7 Edge, a case is pretty much a necessity. But finding a good one that’s snug and protective is a challenge, given the phone’s unique design. You want to protect your precious, but you also don’t want something so overbearing that you lose the curved-screen effect.

The batch of cases in this roundup mostly stick to that principle, although there are also a few bulky and sturdy options if you don’t want to take any risks. Your smartphone is probably always with you, so the right case matters a great deal. 

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Case LED View Flip Cover -...

    MSRP $69.99
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Samsung LED Wallet Cover

This was definitely one of my favorites, especially since it functioned rather well as a wallet case. The LED cover is more of a conversation piece, although the notification of a missed call or message is useful.

I was able to squeeze three credit cards into the slot that’s in the front flap, but keep in mind you’re trading off the bulk of a wallet for a heftier phone case. However, this one is definitely a looker and is about as small as you can get for a wallet case.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Case Clear Protective Cover -...

    $11.09 MSRP $34.99
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Samsung Clear Protective Cover

Samsung has shown it can design great phones, and it’s brought that same sense of style to cases as well. This turned out to be my favorite case overall when I wasn’t using one of the wallet options. It’s very minimalist, and the clear view lets you show off the beauty of the phone. 

It did make me wonder what would happen if the phone was dropped on the side, as those curved edges were definitely exposed. It’s a great case, but not a good choice if you’re clumsy.

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  • Case-Mate Cell Phone Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge -...

    $8.97 MSRP $35.00
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Case-Mate Clear Naked Tough Case

When I undertook this endeavor to discover what would make for a great Galaxy S7 Edge case, I was taken aback at how popular the concept of clear cases had become. 

There are many, and you’ll be happy with the version that Case-Mate has created. The case may be “naked,” but it’s designed to be strong as well. The cushioning on the edges is thick and the company says that it has “anti-scratch” technology to reduce the potential for blemishes. 

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  • Pelican Protector Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge -...

    $22.18 MSRP $39.99
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Pelican Protector

The phrase “military grade” gets thrown around a lot when it comes to tough cases. I have to say if anything is worthy of that name, it’s this offering from Pelican. It’s a really firm rubber that should be able to take a thrashing from a two-year-old or a drop onto the pavement.

The case is definitely think, so there will be no mistaking that it’s in your pocket. But if you want something solid and looks good (blue and black are the options) then the Pelican Protector is a good choice. 

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  • NBA Golden State Warriors Lifeproof Fre Galaxy S7 Skin...

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Skinit

If you want a more personal case, check out the options from Skinit. Pretty much any sports team, university, and many different comics and other characters are available to be splashed across your case. I was offered an option that’s sure to be popular with Warriors fans, but there are many to choose from on the Skinit site.

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Incipio Carnaby Esquire

Nothing says class like “Esquire.” Branding efforts aside, I found this to be another good option for those who want a solid case that doesn’t feel like it’s doubled the weight of your phone. The phone also feels very snug and gives you confidence that it can handle a drop or two.

While the black option looks nice, there are three other models: gray, blue, and olive.

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  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Case, CandyShell...

    $16.09 MSRP $34.95
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Speck CandyShell Grip

One thing I’ve always appreciated about Speck cases is that most models include a nice grip. The look of this version (I used the white you see in the picture) isn’t as clean as some other cases that opt for a completely smooth back, but you’re very unlikely to lose hold of your phone with this case.

There’s also a teal/gray and black/gray alternative if the white pattern isn’t your thing.

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  • Speck Products Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Case, CandyShell...

    $20.00 MSRP $39.95
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Speck Impact Clear

Clear cases have become very popular as a lot of buyers like the idea of not hiding that great hardware inside of a bulk of leather or opaque plastic or rubber. Speck’s Impact clear option is a good one for those who want to show off their phone. The case also includes the company’s pledge of “military grade” drop protection, and it feels strong and sturdy enough to live up to that promise.

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  • Tech21 Evo Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Black

Tech21 Evo Wallet Case

Want to ditch your wallet? As long as you can do with carrying just a few cards, this case will let you do that.

The most I was able to cram in to the inside flap was three, which could be sufficient for sticking close to home. But there isn’t any room for cash, and the whole package is a little bulky. However, Tech21 designs great products, and I found myself making this part of the regular rotation of cases I kept going back to for my own personal use.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge case, Incipio Octane, Co-Molded...

    $6.61 MSRP $24.99
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Incipio Octane

This is another solid offering that lets some of the back of your phone peek outside of the case through the frosted view.

The phone fits in there well, just as I’ve found to be the case with other Incipio cases. The lining comes in pink, gray, blue, and black. It’s a good choice if you want something minimalist but also feels like it’ll offer a sufficient amount of protection.

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  • Incipio Stowaway

    $7.75 MSRP $34.99
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Incipio Stowaway

If you really want to travel light, then give the Incipio Stowaway a look. It has a compartment that has room for one card, which might be a more accessible place to stash your ID instead of deep inside a wallet or purse.

The back flap does feel like it could come off easily, so best not to get too rough when trying to open and close it to access your card.

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  • Galaxy S7 Case, Caseology [Parallax Series] Textured...

    $14.99 MSRP $29.99
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Caseology Parallax

Caseology has a number of elegant cases that also do a good job at offering sufficient protection. The Parallax series strikes the right balance in this area. It’s available in all black, black/gold, or the blue/gold that you see pictured here. The top and bottom are less bulky than they may seem in the image and shouldn’t impede quick access when pulling out your phone.

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BodyGuardz Contact Case (clear)

Bodyguardz built a strong case that captures that increasingly popular clear look. This version withstood several drops when it was my daily driver for a while, and it's fairly minimalist and won't add too much unnecessary bulk to your phone.

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BodyGuardz Shock Case

This is a solid offering if you want a case that has no fuss and does a great job at protecting your phone. BodyGuardz cases feel stury and are easy to grip thanks to the textures along the side. It’s not necessarily a head turner, but it will get the job done and won’t draw too much attention to your phone.

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  • OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for Samsung Galaxy S7...

    $27.98 MSRP $59.95
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Otterbox Defender

If you want absolutely nothing to happen to your phone, then this is probably the case to get. It's a tank, and the thick sides will definitely add some width and weight to what you have to hold. But if you're at the risk of drops, small children, or animals, then this might be the way for you to go.

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  • OtterBox STRADA SERIES Leather Wallet Case for Samsung...

    $34.96 MSRP $49.95
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Otterbox Strada Folio

This is one of the best-looking wallet cases around. Like most of the other choices in this category, you’re not going to get more than two or three cards squeezed into the front flap. But in all it’s a svelte package that will mean one less thing in your pocket if you can do without cash and other cards. And it’s from Otterbox, so it definitely feels sturdy and provides a lot of protection