The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 range marked the first time Samsung’s phablet range was split into two models rather than one. If you’re not a fan of huge phones, then it will probably be the standard Galaxy Note 10 that has caught your eye. With a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display, flagship specs, a versatile triple-lens camera system, and the iconic S Pen, it’s all the phone you need to supercharge your daily productivity — or if you just really enjoy drawing mustaches on people’s faces in AR.
Although it’s beautiful and packed full of special features, it’s not invincible. One slip could break your expensive new flagship and repairs can be expensive. A good case can help to stop that from happening. Here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 cases.
Tech21 Evo Type case
Here’s something you don’t see very often — a keyboard case for a phone. But if any phone range deserved a keyboard case, it’s always going to be the Galaxy Note range. Of course, being for a phone, space is very much at a premium, and to say the keyboard is cramped is an understatement. But while writing a bestseller on this may be a stretch, it’s good enough for emails and keeping up to date. There’s a kickstand to keep your display upright and easily visible, and the case connects with NFC — so there’s no bothersome pairing process. Like all keyboard cases, there’s a high price attached. But if you want the most out of your Note, this is a good buy.
Ringke Fusion case
You didn’t splash out for a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 just to hide it, so make sure you show it off with a clear case. Ringke’s Fusion case is one of the manufacturer’s more modestly styled cases, with little other than the case’s materials to distract from your phone’s style. But those materials are solid. The Fusion case is made from a hard and durable polycarbonate cover, with a shock-absorbing TPU bumper around the outside. Combined, the PC protects against scratches and similar threats, while the TPU bumper helps resist bumps and drops. There’s also a lanyard attachment point for wrist and neck straps. A good case at a great price.
Spigen Thin Fit case
Not every case has to add bulk to give protection, and Spigen’s Thin Fit series is an excellent example of that. Incredibly slim and super lightweight, the Thin Fit case is made from durable polycarbonate covered in a soft touch, non-slip coating. It clips onto your Note 10, and while it doesn’t provide as much protection as larger cases, it still protects well against scratches and minor bumps. Keep in mind it doesn’t cover some areas of the phone though, like the volume and power keys, and you may risk scratches in those areas. However, it excels as a good case with a minimalist style.
Otterbox Symmetry Series Glitter case
Otterbox is extremely well known for its bulky rugged cases, but that’s not all it does. The Symmetry Series Clear is also a great choice, and for those looking to add a little sparkle to their lives, there is a glitter version of Otterbox’s clear case. It’s made from durable polycarbonate and specialized rubber, and clips onto your phone easily. A raised bumper keeps your screen safe from dirt and grit, while the glitter design adds sparkle to your Note 10. Slap it onto an Aura Glow Note 10 and watch the light show! The only issue with this case is the price — $50 is a lot for a clear case, even from Otterbox. But if you see this on sale, jump on it.
Burkley Pieno Full Leather Magnetic Wallet case
If you’re looking for luxury, then there’s no material better than leather. Burkley offers some excellent leather cases for the Note 10, but none are as beautiful as the Pieno. Wrapped entirely in premium full-grain leather, the Pieno comes in two pieces — a leather wallet which space for four credit cards, and a leather case that snaps onto your phone and magnetically attaches to the case. The leather ages with your phone, and will develop its own unique patina, and it feels soft and sumptuous. It can even be used as a kickstand, and there are options to add a monogram, laser engraving, or a wristlet. But as a premium option, it comes with a premium price.
Incipio DualPro case
Incipio’s busting out an old favorite for the Galaxy Note 10, and it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a strong case that looks good. It uses a dual-layer construction composed of a soft inner core that absorbs impacts and a hard outer shell that wards off scratches and more direct threats. Incipio is traditionally excellent at dealing with drops, and the DualPro is one of its best, with protection for up to 10-foot (3-meter) drops. It’s also not badly priced at $30.
Ghostek Iron Armor 3 case
Ghostek may not have the reputation of the biggest manufacturers out there, but it shouldn’t be far behind if it keeps coming up with cases like the Iron Armor 3. Like other protective cases, it uses a soft TPU inner core to ward off drops and impacts, while a tough polycarbonate outer shell protects your phone from scratches. There’s a kickstand on the back so you can easily prop your phone up, a card slot, and raised edges to ensure your camera lenses and display aren’t resting directly onto dirt or grit. It comes with a screen protector for added protection, and there is even an attachable belt clip. That’s a lot of case.
VRS Designs Damda High Pro Shield case
Remember how older OnePlus phones had those cool sandstone-effect cases? Relive that with this case from VRS Designs. The Damda High Pro Shield case is made from absorbent TPU that will absorb shocks well, but it’s been covered in a sandstone-like texture. It feels nice in the hand and adds some much-needed grip to a slippery glass phone. But there’s more to justify the case’s relatively high price outside of just the texture. It also comes with some extra protective features, such as a raised bezel. It’s a little different, which may put some people off, but it’s definitely worth the price of entry.
Poetic Revolution case
Poetic has long delivered some heavy-duty cases that belie its gentle-sounding name, and the Revolution case is one of its most iconic cases. Tested to military-grade drop test standards, the Revolution boasts it protects from all sides with a strong, shock-proof body made of TPU and polycarbonate that protects against drops, scratches, and more. It certainly looks the part, with a style that’s less sleek and more urban rugged. There’s a built-in kickstand, and a clip-on front frame helps to keep the front of your phone protected too. While the style may divide, you can’t argue with its strength and its price — just $17.
Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet case
No case post is complete without a wallet case. We have other cases that can store credit cards, but nothing beats a true wallet case. This wallet case from Snakehive is made from hand-stitched European, full-grain cowhide and nubuck leather, and has an inner made of smooth and soft leather that won’t scratch your phone. These leathers will naturally age over time, developing a patina unique to your particular case. The full coverage means complete protection when your phone isn’t in use — especially useful if it’s kept in a bag — and it even folds into a landscape stand for video watching. At $37, it’s not the cheapest, but it’s not a bad price for real leather.
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