Best Samsung Phone Cases
Regardless of whether you plan to buy your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone or buy it outright, you almost certainly want to invest in a quality case that will keep it in the best possible condition for as long as possible.
- 1 Best Samsung Galaxy phone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra
- 2 Best Samsung Galaxy Phone Cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+
- 3 Best Samsung Galaxy Phone Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e & S10+
- 4 Why should you buy a case for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
- 5 How much should you spend on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone case?
- 6 How to save money on Samsung Galaxy smartphone cases?
Best Samsung Galaxy phone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra
So you’ve managed to scrape together the cash to afford one of Samsung’s shiny new S-series flagships, now what? The natural next step is to find a case worthy of it
Here are the cases we would recommend for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra:
Tech21 studio design
Tech21 has always offered plenty of protection, but in the brand’s new Studio design, they combine that durability with a new ultra-thin profile that keeps your S20 Ultra looking sharp. The new Studio Design and Studio Color cases not only offer protection from drops of up to 2.5m, but they are also made from plant-based materials which, according to Tech21, give them built-in antimicrobial properties.
You can buy Tech21’s Studio Cases through the Tech21 website here.
Best Samsung Galaxy Phone Cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+
If you’re looking to buy Samsung’s biggest and boldest smartphone of 2019, you’ll probably want to pair it with a worthy case. Based on our experience with the brands involved, we would recommend the following:
Pelican has been making particularly solid Note cases for a while, and we don’t expect things to suddenly change.
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t typically go for the trade-off between aesthetics and added bulkiness that most smartphone cases add, they do a great job of providing adequate protection without sacrificing a device’s slick design like this Galaxy Note 10.
Pelican Protector case prices start at $39.90. You can get it directly from Pelican or through Amazon.
If you’re looking for a case that rounds out the edge of the Galaxy Note 10, the Incipio Dualpro might be what you’re looking for. It’s simple, clean, and based on the same two-layer design found in the best modern smartphone cases. They have a scratch-resistant rigid polycarbonate outer shell and a shock-absorbing core layer. Together they work wonders.
Prices for the Incipio Dualpro case start at $44.95. You can find it here on Syntricate.
Check back in the near future as we plan to update this article over time.
Best Samsung Galaxy Phone Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e & S10+
If you’ve been waiting until now to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+, good news. When it comes to suitcases, you are spoiled for choice.
Whether you’re looking for something to make your new Samsung Galaxy a little more fitness-friendly, or a folio that will take you beyond the days of wallet-owning, there are plenty of options, brands, and styles available.
Otterbox Pursuit series
The Otterbox Pursuit case is based on a two-layer plastic design and promises additional protection from everyday bumps as well as from lint and dirt build-up.
It is important that the Pursuit bears the Otterbox Certified Drop+ Protection seal of approval. According to Otterbox, that means it’s survived 24 or more tests and 238 hours of durability testing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really cover anything specific about how “drop proof” it is.
It’s also worth nothing that, unlike some of Otterbox’s other cases, the Pursuit case doesn’t offer additional water damage protection beyond the Galaxy S10’s existing IP68 rating.
Otterbox Pursuit case prices start at $84.95. You can get it directly from Otterbox or through Amazon.
Otterbox Symmetry Series
Otterbox’s Symmetry cases have always managed to strike a deft balance of adding extra durability to your phone without sacrificing the slim design that makes a phone like the Galaxy S10+ so alluring in the first place.
Like the Pursuit case, the Symmetry series carries the Otterbox Certified Drop+ Protection seal of approval and offers no additional water resistance beyond the S10’s existing IP68 rating. Still, there are some pretty stylish designs to choose from here.
Otterbox Symmetry case prices start at $54.95. You can get it directly from Otterbox or through Amazon.
Otterbox Defender Series
The Otterbox Defender case is one of the more rugged options the company offers to protect the Samsung Galaxy S10+ – and you probably won’t forget it.
The Otterbox Defender case significantly increases the physical form factor of the Galaxy S10+. It’s not the kind of case you’ll ever forget, but if you’re looking for one of the most durable cases out there, or you work in an industry where the optional belt clip will come in handy, it’ll probably be worth the higher price point.
Prices for the Otterbox Pursuit case start at $74.95. You can get it directly from Otterbox or through Amazon.
The Lifeproof Next case is drop tested to 2 meters (6.6 feet) and features a raised front bezel that protects against face-down impacts. It’ll protect your Galaxy S10+ pretty well, but it won’t feel or look particularly pretty while doing so.
Prices for the Lifeproof Next case start at $89.95.
Tech21’s PureClear case is super easy to snap onto your device, doesn’t clutter up the form factor too much, and offers a pretty substantial level of extra protection.
According to Tech21, the PureClear case offers up to three meters of drop protection and each case has been drop tested 20 times in a custom impact testing machine to ensure it meets that standard.
Prices for the Tech21 PureClear case start at $59.95. You can buy it on Amazon or directly here via Tech21.
Where fewer cases opt for a two-layer protection system, the Tech Evo Check ups the ante to three layers. There’s an outer layer that works to cushion the impact of a fall and there’s a skeletal frame that then disperses any leftover kinetic energy before the inner FlexShock layer absorbs whatever’s left.
All in all, Tech21 says it offers up to 3.6 meters of drop protection.
Prices for the Tech21 EvoCheck case start at $49.95. You can buy it on Amazon or directly here via Tech21.
Why should you buy a case for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
The short version is: Unless you’re wealthy enough that replacing a $1200 smartphone isn’t a problem, or someone is irrationally attached to the look and feel of a “naked” smartphone, you should probably get a case for your new Samsung Galaxy- buy a smart phone.
When you’re going to spend as much money as a Samsung Galaxy flagship phone demands, you want it to last as long as possible. Even more, if you’re the kind of person who wants to show off your new Galaxy Note 10 or S10, you want it to look good enough that you can show it off for as long as possible.
Then, later, when you try to sell your second-hand Samsung Galaxy smartphone, this process will be much easier if the back of the phone is not covered with scratches.
Finally, if you’re the type of person who’s worked in a rougher work environment or someone who’s notorious for dropping their phone, it’s always cheaper to invest in a quality phone case upfront rather than the price to pay to repair your device later.
With the advent of curved and notched displays, the cost of replacing the screen on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and S10 has increased significantly. If you’re not loaded enough to not bother, it’s just not worth the risk.
How much should you spend on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone case?
As with anything, it’s possible to spend a lot more – or a lot less – than you need to for a protective case for a Samsung Galaxy smartphone like the Note 10 or S10.
Ultimately, of course, you get what you pay for. If you’re only paying $9 for a case, it probably doesn’t offer that much extra protection.
In our experience, the best cases for everyday users tend to range between $30 and $50. However, if you need something heavier, you will likely have to pay more.
How to save money on Samsung Galaxy smartphone cases?
The quickest and easiest way to save money on purchasing a smartphone case for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is to shop around and do your research.
Once you’ve found the case you want, it’s worth taking the time to check all the usual suspects like Amazon, eBay and Catch, as well as the manufacturer’s website to see who can give you the best deal.
Another way to save money on buying a phone case for your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone is to buy multiple cases with friends.
Given the actual size of the package in question, it always feels like you’re paying a bit much shipping for a single case. Heading in with a friend (or two) and splitting the difference here can definitely save you money.
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