The Galaxy S8 is still a fine phone in 2018, and whether you’ve just picked up one for cheap or have been rocking your S8 since day one, you’ll get the most out of your phone by pairing it with the best accessories. From cases and headphones to battery packs and chargers — and other cool stuff — here’s what you need.
Samsung’s most stylish
Galaxy S8 Alcantara case
Samsung makes great cases for its phones, and the best one right now is soft, colorful and really grippy — it’s the Alcantara case. Not only does it look great, but the suede-like material makes the slippery phone more comfortable to hold and adds a bit of friction, too.
Spigen Rugged Armor
The Spigen Rugged Armor case is a great option for any phone but looks especially good on the taller Galaxy S8. It’s a slim case that tapers a bit on the sides to let the curved display shine but delivers Spigen’s air cushion protection in the corners.
Samsung Wireless Charger Convertible
Samsung unveiled this convertible wireless charger alongside the Galaxy S8, and it’s an even better option now that it’s down in price. Designed to be a nice functional show piece for charging your phone on your living side table or at the office.
Expand your storage
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB Class 10 microSD card
Getting 128GB on a top-class microSD card for under $30 is an amazing deal, especially if it will breath new life into your Galaxy S8 that might be running near storage capacity. Samsung’s cards are ideal for use in smartphones, and the price can’t get much better than this.
Anker PowerCore+ 21000
The charger comes with two USB-A ports and a dual-direction USB-C port for charging your phone and the charger itself. Genius! And, because there’s so much room in the battery (20100mAh), it should top up your Galaxy S8 five or six times without needing to be topped up itself.
Best battery case
Mophie Juice Pack
The Juice Pack plugs into your Galaxy S8’s USB-C port to top it up with 2950mAh of additional juice, and the case itself, like the phone, charges wirelessly using Qi technology, so you can use the same wireless charging pad you do for your phone — all for around $60.
Gear VR w/ new controller
If you’ve never tried Samsung Gear VR before, you’re in for a real treat. Samsung partnered up with Oculus to provide one of the best mobile VR experiences you’ll find, with compelling games to play alone or with friends, tons of streaming video apps and VR exclusive experiences, along with its own functional social media platform.
Fitness tracker and more
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
The Gear Fit2 Pro has a curved, vertically-oriented OLED display with enough battery life to last up to four days. It receives notifications and tracks steps and runs, and it’s also fully waterproof and has a built-in GPS.
Samsung Gear IconX (2018 Edition) fitness headphones
Samsung’s Gear IconX still sound great and have a bunch of fitness features you’ll need a Galaxy S8 to use, but they’re also just great standalone headphones.
These are the best accessories for the Galaxy S8. If you’ve had your phone for a while now, we’ll always recommend a quality battery pack like the Anker Powercore+ 21000 or the Mophie Juice Pack to ensure your phone never dies on you.
October 17, 2018 at 06:07AM