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Several teardowns and torture tests have shown the Samsung Galaxy S8 is an extremely fragile device. The smartphone is made of glass on all sides, which makes a protective case pretty much a necessity. However, consumers may also want to consider an extended warranty or insurance program in the event their Galaxy S8 handsets succumb to a fall or some other form of damage.

There are many extended warranty and insurance options available for the Samsung Galaxy S8. These options are sold separately from the device itself, but many include features such as repair, replacement and professional support for handsets that incur damage.

Here’s a rundown of many warranty options currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Samsung Premium Care

Samsung’s Premium Care program costs $11.99 monthly and includes a month free upon enrollment. Premium Care includes in-person customer support, coverage for accidental damage, coverage for mechanical issues following the manufacturer’s warranty, next-day delivery for replacements or in-person device exchanges and 24-hour customer support. Owners can file up to three replacement claims per year.

SquareTrade Protection Plan

SquareTrade's Protection Plan costs $89 for one year, $149 for two years and $179 for three years. The protection plan covers drops, water damage and malfunctions, 24-hour customer claims, free two-day shipping and in-person repair. Owners must pay a $99 deductible per claim.

Geek Squad

Geek Squad’s Protection Plan for carrier-based devices costs $7.99 per month for basic service and $10.99 for complete protection, which includes loss and theft coverage. Both tiers cover drops, cracks, water damage, battery replacement, wear and tear, mechanical failure and original accessory replacement. Owners can file up to three claims per 24-months and deductible prices vary based on the cost of device and type of claim. Plans can be transferred from one device to another.

Verizon Total Mobile

Verizon’s Total Mobile Protection Plan costs $11 per month. Total Mobile covers accidental damage, mechanical damage, theft and loss. Owners can file up to two claims per 12-months and deductible prices range from $100 to $200.

Sprint Total Equipment Protection

Sprint’s Total Equipment Protection Plan costs $9 per month for the basic service and $11 for the Protection Plus plan, which includes more automatic storage, among other features. Both plans include repair and next day replacement, loss, theft, damage or malfunction coverage and 24-hour claims. The standard plan includes 5GB of automatic backup storage while the Plus plan includes 25GB of automatic backup storage as well as on device support, proactive alerts and tech expert access. Owners can file up to three claims per 12-months and deductibles range from $50 to $200.

AT&T Mobile Insurance

AT&T’s Mobile Insurance costs $8.99 a month and covers accidental damage, mechanical damage, theft, and loss. Owners can file up to two claims per 12-months and deductible prices range from $50 to $200.

T-Mobile Device Protection

T-Mobile’s Device Protection program costs $10 per month and starts at $12 per month for the carrier’s Jump upgrade program. The standard plan includes loss, theft, accidental damage and hardware service while the Jump program includes remote wiping, app scanning, safe browsing, privacy advisory, and backup for contacts and photos, in addition to the opportunity to upgrade to a new device when the current device is paid up to 50 percent. Owners can file up to two claims per 12-months and deductible prices range from $20 to $175.