Consider these cases while you wait for your new Samsung Galaxy S8 to arrive

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I have to wait till 5/9 before I can pre-order the unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. But if you have already pre-ordered one of Samsung’s newest flagship phones from your favorite wireless carrier, you might want to consider also ordering a case for it. When I checked out these new phones at my local Best Buy last week, I was a little put off by how smeary the back of the phone gets. So I’ll definitely want to cover it up and add some extra grip. Here are just a few options to choose from.

The image above shows a selection of S8 and S8+ cases from Urban Armor Gear (UAG).

UAG has announced four lines of MIL-SPEC drop-tested protective cases that are rugged but lightweight. These cases offer 2, 4 and even 5 layers of protection if you go with their Monarch cases which are made of top-grain leather, a polycarbonate shear plate, armor shell, alloy metal hardware, and impact-resistant rubber and feature 2X Drop-Protection and a 10-year warranty.

UAG’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ cases are priced from $34.95 – $59.95. Visit for more info. You can also check Urban Armor Gear’s store on Amazon.

The Q Card Case from CM4 will protect your shiny new phone and allow it to function as your wallet too. If you’re like me and find that you’re very rarely using cash, a wallet built into your phone case sounds like a great idea. It’s just one less thing in your pocket. Especially if you only need to carry a couple cards.

The case is constructed of soft-touch rubber and premium fabric. The wallet section can hold up to 3 cards and some cash and even has an integrated kickstand with two positions.

The CM4 Q Card case for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is available in Black Onyx for $24.99 at Amazon and CM4.

Another case to consider for your new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ is the Base Grip Case from Silk Innovation. The Base Grip Case provides grip and protection from scratches and bumps in a slim form factor and at an affordable price of only $11.99. You can buy it in either Black Onyx or Blue Jade from Amazon.

X-Doria is offering a collection of three stylish cases that not only protect but look great while doing it.

The Defense Lux is a one-piece, snap-on case with a soft inner rubber layer, impact resistant polycarbonate backing, and machined with an aluminum outer frame. An additional back panel is added in either Black Carbon Fiber, Black Leather, or Rosewood.

The X-Doria Defense Shield series combines polycarbonate, soft rubber and anodized aluminum to provide military-level drop protection that has been tested to survive 10-foot drops on concrete. The screen is protected from surface scratches by a raised lip. This case has a simple, one-piece design that requires no tools for assembly.

The Defense Clear is a see-through case with triple layer shock protection while staying slim and light. The protective case will be available in colors including Black & White.

X-Doria cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are priced from $24.99 to $39.99. You can read more about them or order through and Amazon.

VRS Design has a staggering 14 different cases that they are offering for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones that include bumper style, wallet style, rugged and more.

The High Pro Shield style shown above is one of VRS Designs new cases that is available in 5 colors and features drop protection in a slim, reinforced body.

The VRS Design cases are priced between $19.99 and $69.99 and are available for pre-order from

Will you be using a case with your S8 or S8+? If so, which one have you picked?

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