With its expansive 6.3-inch screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 needs some serious protection. Even the most powerful phones are still susceptible to breakages when dropped, and the last thing you want to do is crack or shatter your new phone. The best thing to do is to protect your device with a case or cover.
We’ve gathered together a few of the best Galaxy Note 10 cases to keep your new phone safe. You’re sure to find something on our list that suits your style, usage needs, and budget.
First on our list is one of the toughest names around when it comes to protection: Spigen. The Tough Armor case boasts three layers of military-grade drop protection with Air Cushion Technology, with an extreme impact foam lining, which cushions against shock from drops, and a dual-layer TPU and polycarbonate body that will keep your phone safe whatever you’re up to. Raised lips around the screen and camera provide that all-essential extra protection for the Note 10’s most delicate areas, and there’s a reinforced kickstand on the back for hands-free calls or watching videos. It’s surprisingly slim and lightweight too, so it won’t add bulk to your phone when you chuck it in your pocket. Pick it up in black or Gunmetal gray.
What’s tough as old boots but a whole lot more attractive? Caseology’s Parallax case. This slim dual-layered case provides military-grade protection for your phone, keeping it safe from drops and knocks. There’s a low-profile bumper around the edges to protect your screen from scrapes and bumps, while the back of the case features a cool, Escher-inspired geometric design that also adds extra grip. We’d opt for the cool silver version, but this case also comes in pink, blue, black, and black with gold accents.
Rugged and lightweight aren’t often two words that go hand-in-hand — until now. The Plasma Series case from Urban Armor Gear combines rugged protection with a lightweight shell that won’t add unnecessary bulk or weight to your Note 10. A tough armor shell keeps your phone safe, whatever you get up to, while the soft core provides added impact resistance. This case meets military drop-test standards MIL-STD 810G 516.6, so you never need to worry about dropping your phone — it even features a scratch-resistant screen surround and skid pads to ensure your phone stays where you put it. You can pick up this case in clear with dark grey surround or grey with black surround.
Bit of a softie? If you prefer your phone protection as soft and squidgy as your feelings, this silicone case from Olixar has you covered. Don’t be fooled by its soft-touch finish — this case is made from durable material with the flexibility of silicone and the strength of a hard shell case. The non-slip coating keeps your Note 10 firmly in your hand, while a raised bezel keeps your screen from touching down at all times. We love the Midnight Blue version, pictured, but you can also pick it up in black or pink.
If you’re the kind of person who loves to stand out in a crowd — and identifies as a bit of a crazy-cat-person — get this quirky case from LoveCases. Its clear design allows the beauty of your Note 10 to show through, while the colorful cats and flowers print is sure to be a talking point next time you’re hanging out with friends. It’s the ideal case for cat lovers everywhere, and provides excellent, lightweight protection for your Note 10, too. Constructed from flexible TPU, it’s surprisingly durable. The print won’t fade either thanks to scratch-resistant ink — the embossed texture not only adds grip but also feels good in your hand.
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.
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. This case comes in clear or clear with a black bumper. A good case at a great price.
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!
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’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 $20 and comes in clear, black, or the red and black version pictured.
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.
The Damda High Pro Shield case has been successfully drop-tested at heights of up to four feet. It’s comfortable to hold and improves the grip of the phone’s smooth glass surface. But there’s more to justify the case’s relatively high price other than its style. The TPU material acts like a cross between plastic and rubber, absorbing shocks well. It also comes with some extra protective features, such as a raised bezel, and is compatible with most wireless chargers. This case is definitely worth the price of entry.
The Revolution is one of Poetic’s flagship models; one of the mainstays in their line of heavy-duty cases. The Revolution holds up to military-grade drop test standards and is constructed from rugged TPU and polycarbonate that protects against drops, scratches, and more.
This rugged-looking case looks as tough as it is. 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 price — just $15.
It’d be a mistake not to mention this particular wallet case. However, we’d like to stress that the amount of credit card storage is not the most important aspect of this case. This product features beautiful handcrafted European, full-grain cowhide, and nubuck leather.
Over time, the leather will begin to age, resulting in a rare and natural appearance. The wallet case’s internal lining is made from soft, smooth leather that won’t harm your phone’s fragile screen or finish. With this case, you can rest assured that your phone will be protected even after a quick toss in your purse or handbag.
The Snakehive case features a horizontal kickstand so users can keep their phone propped up as they are reading, watching something, cooking a recipe, etc. (which is an incredible bonus). You can pick up this case for $37, which isn’t the cheapest, but we think it’s a feasible price for authentic leather.
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