If you've just become the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S6 or are thinking about getting your hands on one, here are some of the best cases and covers to keep the Android smartphone looking tip-top.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is quite possibly the most impressive mobile on the market. It’s powerful, searingly quick, and has one of the best smartphone cameras we’ve ever come across. It’s fully deserving of the 9/10 it scored on our review, and we’d recommend it over the iPhone 6 and HTC One M9.
Crucially, the S6 is also beautifully-designed. Its aluminium alloy frame is sandwiched between a pair of polished glass panels adorning both the front and back. It’s a great look, but the glass also makes it more slippery than most phones.
Simply put, it slides off uneven surfaces all too easily. To save it from a splintery grave, you’ll either have to make like Ronan Keating and catch it whenever it falls or invest in a decent case. The choice is yours, but you wouldn’t want any harm to come to that stunning 5.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 Super AMOLED display now, would you?
Fortunately, there are loads of protective cases out there from a range of manufacturers, which should keep it in good nick. Samsung sells its own official S6 covers, such as the S View Premium and Clear View, but manufacturers like Olixar, Proporta and OtterBox also offer loads of different cases to wrap around the S6.
When you're considering a smartphone cover, it's important to think about which features are most important to you. Are you after maximum protection, a case that can double up as a stand, or simply something cheap and discreet?
Whatever you’re in the market for, we’ve played around with some of the most popular S6 cases around, and here’s what we think of them.
Pick a model from the list below, or click the 'Next' arrow to browse through the round-up.
Official Galaxy S6 S View Premium Cover case – A Samsung-manufactured faux leather flip case with a touch-compliant plastic window, which costs £39.99
Olixar FlexiShield Galaxy S6 Gel case – A £5.99 case that's flexible, discreet and simple, allowing the Galaxy S6's beauty to shine through
Official Galaxy S6 Clear View Cover case – A Samsung-manufactured super-slim flip case with a touch-compliant front panel that doubles up as a mirror, costing £44.99
Olixar ArmourDillo Galaxy S6 Protective case – An eye-catching plastic case with an in-built stand, designed to withstand drops and bumps and costing £12.99
Olixar Leather-Style Galaxy S6 Wallet case – A bulky faux leather case with credit card pockets, which folds up as a stand, costing £12.99
Olixar Rubberised Galaxy S6 Hard Shell case – A slim and discreet, matte black plastic case that's reasonably protective and costs £9.99
OtterBox Symmetry Series Galaxy S6 case – A chunky, plastic case built to deliver maximum protection from everyday accidents, costing £29.99
Thanks to Mobile Fun for providing us with review samples for the Olixar and Official Samsung Galaxy S6 cases