It’s been more popular than the iPhone 4 on our website over the last week – and the Samsung Galaxy S2 has been certainly wowing people with its powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen.
To keep the stylish chassis and everything tucked away underneath it safe and protected, here are our top five Galaxy S II cases.
FlexiShield Skin For Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 – Red
For basic protection, you can’t go wrong with FlexiShields, one of our favourite types of skin. Made of a unique and hard-wearing gel, they give a crystal case-like protection that has the flexibility and durability of silicone – only even tougher. The gel also makes the case easier to grip, which avoids those inevitable butter-fingers moments. The FlexiShield Galaxy S II covers are a good choice if you want something that’s protective, very low in bulk and looks funky (they’re available in a variety of colours, so you can express your personality, or go for black if you want to stay low-key & professional).
Case-Mate Tough Case – Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 – Black
For ultra protection, the aptly-named Tough Case by CaseMate has dual-layer protection in the form of a snugly fitting silicone skin and an exterior plastic hard shell. The outer layer protects from scratches and gives you better grip, whilst the silicone skin absorbs shocks from bumps and drops. It’s also available in two-toned colours, which makes it a bit more interesting to look at than your bog-standard plain case. On top of that, a Galaxy S II screen protector is provided in the pack, so your handset will be kept safe and secure all over.
Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 – Silver
Another by CaseMate – the Barely There range are one of our most popular, and at a glance it’s easy to see why! Available in a range of colours, they’re incredibly slim and stylish, giving you minimum bulk and maximum effect. The Barely There Samsung Galaxy S II cover is formed from specially engineered materials, including a hard-to-break, super-strong plastic shell – and as with the Tough Case, a screen protector is included with the case.
Terrapin Genuine Leather Flip Case for the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100
One of the most classically stylish of our Galaxy S II cases, the Terrapin Flip Case comes in premium soft leather which is hard-wearing on the outside and soft on the inside, to keep your phone cushioned and protected. Leather cases are great for executives and anyone who wants a more business-like, professional look and feel, and this one’s perfect for the office as if features special slots for credit cards and business cards. A flip lid with magnetic clasp keeps the screen protected whilst the Galaxy S II case is closed, and the case has cut-outs to preserve all of the handset function – keeping your phone practical, professional and protected.
Genuine Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 Extended Battery Case
Something a bit different here – it’s quite a bit more costly than the other cases in the list, but with good reason! More than just a cover, the Extended Battery Case contains a slim-line external Galaxy S2 battery which can extend your talk-time by up to 9 hours, or standby time by up to 500 hours. Why would you want that? Well, smartphones have been getting more and more powerful over the past few years, especially now that we’re seeing dual-core smartphones appear on the market. The one thing that isn’t improving in line with the rest of the technology is the battery power, which rarely last more than a day for the top handsets. That’s why the Extended Battery Case is such a good idea, and because it’s made by Samsung specifically for the Galaxy S2, you know the fit will be perfect.