The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most popular phones in existence, right up there with the latest iPhone devices. Samsung is the most important Android manufacturer and the Samsung Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s most popular device (until the Galaxy S6 comes around). We know millions of you are sporting this bad boy.
Being one of the most popular phones around makes things a bit more complicated, though. Case manufacturers are all over this phone, and we know it can be hard to pick from a sea of available cases. We will narrow down the list to our favorite options out there. Let’s check them out!
Samsung S-View Flip Cover
Sometimes keeping your accessories official is the best way to go. If you want to stick with Samsung’s accessories, your best bet is to go for the official Samsung S-View Flip cover. The case has window that allows you to view and interact with the phone quickly, making for a very convenient tool, as well as offering protection.
The case literally replaces the battery cover, offering a snug fit with the device. The price has also gone down significantly, so it makes for a good deal, as well.
Proporta Aluminium Lined Leather Case
If what you want is one of those wallet-style cases with a credit card or ID slot, I really like the Proporta Aluminum Lined Leather Case. It is both strong and stylish. It is mostly made of leather and aluminum, making it very resistant to elements and drops.
It’s not the cheapest around, but it’s also not expensive and will serve its purpose with honor.
iLuv Selfy Case
While I find this case a bit too thick for what it offers, it can be a great tool for many of you. For one, it does offer that dual-layer protection that works wonders during drops. The main feature is hidden in the back of the case, though, which holds a bluetooth wireless shutter release for taking selfies.
Because the case is flat on its sides, it’s also easy to place the device in any surface, allowing you to take your photos without taking on the dreaded extended hand position.
Otterbox Symmetry series
Some of you don’t want any bells and whistles. All you need is a case that protects your Samsung Galaxy S5 against anything, something Otterbox is well known for. Those Otterbox cases can be huge, though! This is why I am a fan of the Otterbox Symmetry series.
These series offer the protection Otterbox is known for, while sporting a sleek design and smaller body. As it goes with Otterbox cases, this doesn’t come cheap, but it will definitely keep your phone safe.
Incipio Feather Case
Now, those who really don’t want to add too much bulk to their Samsung Galaxy S5 will find the Incipio Feather Case much more enticing. This case is thin and light at about 1 mm. of thickness.
With that in mind, we do have to warn you that it’s not exactly the best protection against drops, but it will keep scratches off the devices. Not to mention, it will not make your device a huge brick.
Mophie Juice Pack Charger
Mophie may not have invented the case charger, but they sure made it popular with their Juice Pack series. This case keeps your device protected will also giving it an ample amount of juice to stay alive for long periods of time.
The Mophie Juice Pack Charger carries a 3000 mAh battery which more than doubles your Galaxy S5’s battery life. Not bad, but it will cost a pretty penny.
EnGive Ultra Slim Metal Aluminum Bumper
I am a fan of bumper cases, so I always recommend one in these types of articles. My favorite Samsung Galaxy S5 bumper case comes from EnGive, and it offers protection without affecting (much) on looks and design.
This is simply an aluminum bumper that covers all sides of the phone. It also protects the front and back by offering protruding edges. To make matters even better, it’s very affordable.