How to Protect Your Galaxy S9

How to Protect Your Galaxy S9

Published by Carly on May 7th 2018

How to Protect Your Galaxy S9

You’ve spent over $700 on the Samsung Galaxy S9 (or over $800 on the S9 Plus), but now what is the best way to protect it? You’ve spent way too much to break your new smartphone!

While Samsung has certainly made upgrades to the durability of Galaxy devices, it is still a relatively easily damaged phone. Some claim “Galaxy S9 will break on the first drop, even if it’s “marginally stronger than the S8”, which means you definitely need to take measures to protect your new phone. According to BGR, in drop tests conducted by Square Trade, the Galaxy S9 received a breakability score of medium risk and the S9 Plus of medium-high risk.

Overall, it seems that smart phones with glass backs are never durable to drops. While the Galaxy S9 is constructed using Gorilla Glass 5, don’t let the name fool you. This glass is certainly still breakable, as exemplified in this drop test and this drop test, too.

So, you need to protect your Galaxy S9, but how? Here are the best ways to protect your new phone.

1. Avoid Water

The Galaxy S9 is water resistant, according to its IP68 water resistance rating. But, what does this rating even mean? Well IP stands for “Ingress Protection” which is a standard used for measuring a device’s dust and water resistance by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. You can read more about this standard, here. The waterproof rating for the Galaxy S9 claims that the device can be fully submerged in up to about 4.5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. However, would you really want to dunk your $700+ phone for half an hour? Gadget Hacks makes a sound recommendation, “If you accidentally drop your new phone in your toilet, get caught in the rain, or spill a tasty beverage on it, you shouldn't panic. However, you shouldn't push your luck — going swimming with an IP68-certified device isn't foolproof, and the chemicals you find in a swimming pool or the saltwater of the ocean might not mix well with your S9.” Basically, avoid water. This is definitely one of the best ways to keep your S9 safe!

2. Get Insurance

You’re purchasing an already expensive device, then, during check out, it feels like you are getting upsold left and right. But, do not ignore this one important upsell, which is one of the simplest ways to protect your device. Insurance can seem like an unnecessary purchase on the front end, but when you need it, you need it. Samsung offers Premium Care, a care and support program that you can purchase as an add-on to you new device. In a nutshell, Premium Care entails extra technical support, an extended warranty, and, most importantly, warranty coverage for damage to your device. For $11.99 per month, this coverage means that if you break your Galaxy S9, you can get it fixed, or even get a new device if needed, for $99, a fraction of the cost of a new device.

3. Use a Case

Don’t let anyone tell you that you do not need a case for your new Galaxy S9. It is pretty crazy to think that you shouldn’t carry your almost one thousand dollar device in a case. A case can be a nice addition to your smart phone, which not only adds protection, but also convenience.

At Turtleback, we offer several options for Galaxy S9 cases, such as leather or nylon cases, and vertical or horizontal. Our premium cases are made in the United States and come with a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can try a case with your new phone and if you are not completely satisfied, you can return it for your money back. If you need help choosing the perfect case for your device, feel free to contact us!

4. Wear a Holster

Keeping your phone close to you is a surefire way to keep it from being damaged. While putting it in your pocket is fine, phones are getting larger and pockets are getting smaller, which can make this an uncomfortable option. However, a holster case, which hooks onto your belt, is a simple option for carrying your phone. All of our cases for the Galaxy S9 come with clips for easy belt attachment. No matter if you’re in the field, on duty, in the office, or at home, a holster case is the perfect option for carrying your Galaxy S9.

If you employ these tactics for protecting your Galaxy S9, it is sure to last you until your next upgrade! As you browse our holster cases, we would like to give you free shipping on your order within the United States!