The Best Rugged Cases for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a beautifully crafted smartphone with a glass-sandwich design and curved edges. While this gives the device a premium feel in the hand, it also makes the device fairly fragile and the glass could shatter with an accidental drop.

Fortunately, there are a ton of rugged cases available for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus that offer drop protection for the device and as the name suggests are rugged and durable which means the case would last a long time.

Since there are a ton of rugged cases to chose from, to save you the trouble of picking and comparing cases with one another, we’ve done the hard work and have picked the absolute best-rugged cases for the Galaxy S9.


Best rugged cases for Galaxy S9 and S9+

Spigen Rugged Armor Case

The Spigen Rugged Armor case for the Galaxy S9 is easily one of the best rugged cases you could get your hands on. It’s also the most affordable rugged case on the list and offers more than enough damage protection.

Spigen is well known for its amazing cases and the rugged armor case for the Galaxy S9 lives up to the hype. More importantly, the case isn’t super bulky and is fairly slim without sacrificing the protection required from a rugged case.

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($11.99) | S9+ ($11.99)

Buy on Spigen: S9 ($19.99) | S9+ ($24.99)

SUPCASE Rugged Case

The SUPCASE for the Galaxy S9 is another great rugged case which offers complete protection for your Galaxy S9. The case is made up of heavy duty TPU Plastic/PC and also has ribbed side grips to allow you to grip the phone easily.

The case also comes with a built-in screen protector so you wouldn’t have to worry about buying one separately. There are also multiple color variants to choose from. The SUPCASE definitely offers the best bang for your buck.

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($19.99) | S9+ ($19.99)

Buy on SUPCASE: S9 ($28.00) | S9+ ($28.00)

RhinoShield Case [SolidSuit]

RhinoShield is well known for its tank-like cases for smartphones. The SolidSuit case for the Galaxy S9 does exactly what it’s supposed to do and protects your device from drops as high as 11 feet.

The carbon fiber design on the back makes the case look fairly premium and offers a great in-hand feel while holding the device. The case is also stain resistant hence you wouldn’t have to worry about cleaning the case all the time.

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($34.99) | S9+ ($34.99)

Buy on RhinoShield: S9 ($34.99) | S9+ ($34.99)

Samsung Rugged Military Grade Case

This is Samsung’s very own rugged case for the Galaxy S9. The case is sleek and is fairly better looking than most other rugged cases in the list.

The case is “Tested using U.S MIL-STD-810G METHOD 516.6 procedure” as claimed by Samsung which means the glass on your device won’t be shattering in an accidental drop.

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($12.99) | S9+ ($13.99)

Buy on Samsung: S9 ($39.99) | S9+ ($39.99)

Casetify Cases

If you don’t want to cover your beautiful Galaxy S9 with some ugly or bland rugged cases, then Casetify offers some of the best rugged yet absolutely stylish cases for the Galaxy S9 and other devices.

There’s a bunch of cool stylish cases to choose from and the company claims the cases should be able to protect the device from drops of as high as 6.6 feet. Casetify literally has more than 2 dozen different designs to choose from for the Galaxy S9 so if you want something stylish yet rugged, we’d suggest checking out cases from Casetify.

Buy on Casetify: S9 ($45.00 – $49.00) | S9+ ($45.00 – $49.00)

MOUS Galaxy S9 case – Limitless 2.0

If you’re looking for the absolute best and most premium feeling rugged cases, then your search should end right here. MOUS offers some of the absolute best rugged cases for several devices and the Limitless 2.0 cases for the Galaxy S9 are worth checking out.

There are several finishes to choose from such as Bamboo, Walnut, Carbon Fiber, and a couple more. The companies AiroShock technology helps dampen and absorb the impact of drops. You also get a free high-quality screen protector with every case purchase.

Buy on Mous: S9 ($49.99) | S9+ ($49.99)

FITFORT Full Body Rugged Galaxy S9 Case

Fitfot’s full body rugged case for the Galaxy S9 is the best affordable rugged case available as of now. The case offers all-around protection since it comes with a built-in screen protector as well to protect your device from being damaged.

Much like any other rugged case, the Fitfort full body rugged case offers protection against scratches, drops, and shocks. The case is also wireless charging compatible so you needn’t worry about removing the case each time you want to charge your device.

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($12.99) | S9+ Unavailable

Urban Armor Gear [UAG] MONARCH

If you’re looking for the insane protection for your Galaxy S9, then the Urban Armor Gear case should be the case to pick up. The case comes with a 10-year limited warranty and is also military grade drop tested.

There are two color variants available; Red and Black. The case is also compatible with wireless charging and Samsung Pay and has a utilitarian look.

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($59.92) | S9+ ($59.95)

Buy on UAG: S9 ($59.95) | S9+ ($59.95)

OtterBox Defender Series Case

If you’re looking for the best rugged case overall, then the OtterBox Defender series case for the Galaxy S9 should be the end to your search. The case offers everything you could need from a rugged case and is decently priced as well.

The OtterBox case rugged case also offers port covers to block any dirt or lint from entering the ports on the device. The included belt clip holster doubles as a kickstand as well.

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($25.53) | S9+ ($33.87)

Buy on OtterBox: S9 ($49.95) | S9+ ($59.95)

Poetic Revolution Rugged Case

The Poetic Revolution rugged case for the Galaxy S9 is another great case that offers all-around protection for the device. The case also comes with a built-in screen protector to protect your S9 screen from any scratches.

This case is military grade drop tested as well and is built like a tank. The case should easily manage to keep your device safe and protected from minor drops

Buy on Amazon: S9 ($16.95) | S9+ ($18.95)

Buy on Poetic: S9 ($16.95) | S9+ ($16.95)


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