The relentless assault on the bezel continues with the Samsung Galaxy S10 achieving a near edge-to-edge display. The curved glass is matched on the back, with both breakable surfaces sliding smoothly into a metal frame. It’s a stunning look, but also a fragile design that could be scuffed, scratched, or cracked quite easily in the event of a bump or a fall. Luckily, there are plenty of Samsung Galaxy S10 cases and covers to provide protection and a touch of style.
Here are the first wave of S10 cases to catch our eye, but stay tuned, as we’ll add more worthy contenders for your affections as they emerge.
Rhinoshield SolidSuit Case
If drop protection is top of your list, then Rhinoshield has you covered with its SolidSuit cases. It has added a back to its beveled, and virtually indestructible, Crashguard bumper to give you protection from falls of up to 11 feet. It’s a tight fit, but relatively slim considering the protection it affords. There are cutouts for easy access and tactile button covers that work well. It’s a comfortable case to hold that slightly enhances grip. Rhinoshield used to only offer plain white, black, or carbon fiber finishes, but you can now get prints or even customize your own case with text or numbers.
Urban Armor Gear Plyo Case
You’ll find some of the best, chunky, protective cases around are made by Urban Armor Gear, but the Plyo is a little more refined and subtle than the rest of its range. The back is transparent to show off your S10’s sexy design, you’ll find large cutouts for easy access, and it’s slim. But there are also textured, chunky button covers and heavily reinforced corners for drop protection. Wireless charging works just fine through this case and there’s a Glacier version that’s tinted blue.
Speck Presidio Clear and Glitter Case
You can add a little sparkle to your Galaxy S10 without covering up that delicious design with Speck’s Presidio Clear and Glitter case. This protective case will keep your S10 safe from damage, even if it falls from up to 8 feet. A bezel goes round the front to protect the screen, you’ll find well-defined button covers, and there are generous openings. It comes in clear and pink varieties, both with gold glitter embedded in the shell.
Tech21 Evo Check Case
Protect your Galaxy S10 from drop damage and keep it clean with this tough case from Tech21. Three layers, including Tech21’s remarkable FlexShock material, ensure that your S10 can survive falls of up to 12 feet. There’s also a special antimicrobial coating to keep things nice and hygienic. It’s add a little bulk, but not too much and there’s a transparent back with a check pattern. The bumper portion extends at the top and bottom to protect the screen and is now available in various colors — we like the ultraviolet version pictured. The button cover design has been improved and the openings are accurate and generous.
Catalyst Impact Protection Case
The Catalyst brand rose to prominence with waterproof cases, but has since moved into the rugged case space. Since the S10 has an IP68 rating there isn’t much need for a waterproof case, but this Catalyst case is all about drop protection. Falls of up to 9.9 feet are no problem with this case on. It extends front and back to safeguard the screen and camera module, has accurate cutouts, and features button covers that are easy to find without looking. This case costs $40 and comes in black or clear varieties.
Casetify Impact Case
If you have a particular theme or look in mind, then you should browse Casetify’s website because you’re sure to find something that will suit you. With countless designs to choose from, including cats, flowers, abstract shapes, and more, Casetify adds a touch of personality to a solid, clear case that will guard your S10 from drops of up to 6.6 feet. The quality and fit is always good with Casetify and you won’t find these designs anywhere else.
Skech Polo Book Wallet
The clever thing about this wallet case is that the hard shell inside is removable, which is ideal when you want to travel light. The cover has slots for credit cards, a windowed pocket for your ID, and a larger pocket at the back for cash, so it’s a true wallet replacement. The cover can also act as a landscape stand and it has a sturdy closure. Because the shell connects magnetically it will also work with any magnetic stand or car mount you have. This one comes in black or champagne.
Incipio Aerolite Case
The stylish black stripes that shine through this translucent case aren’t just for show, they also disperse shock, combining with the reinforced corners to cushion your Galaxy S10 completely from falls of up to 11 feet. You’ll also find the frame extends around the 6.1-inch display, there are tactile button covers, and the cutouts are precisely where they should be. This is more than enough rugged protection for most people. We also love the understated style and the comfortable feel in hand.
Nodus Access Case III
Up until now the beautiful Italian leather Access Case from Nodus has only been available for the iPhone, but Nodus has done a limited run for the new Galaxy S10. These folio style case are much slimmer than most wallet cases because they hold your phone in place with a special micro suction pad instead of a plastic cradle. The full grain leather finish is gorgeous and inside you’ll find a handy pocket with the stylish Nodus octopus logo and a soft, suede microfiber lining. Stylish, hand-crafted, and high quality, the Nodus Access Case III will be tough to resist for leather lovers, though starting from $52 it is quite expensive.
Totallee Thin Case
When Samsung turns out a gorgeous design like this it seems criminal to cover it up, but going without any protection is decidedly risky. Totallee may have the answer with its super slim range of cases. The Totallee Thin case has perfectly placed cutouts for the camera and ports and thin button covers. It won’t offer much in the way of drop protection because it’s so slim, but it will guard against minor bumps and scratches. It comes in a glossy clear finish, matte black, or a translucent frost.
Mous Limitless Origins Case
Finished in your choice of wood, real leather, shell, or carbon fiber, these stylish Mous cases are certainly eye-catching. They’re also impressively slim, but that doesn’t mean Mous has skimped on protection, because there are micro air pockets inside that offer military-grade drop protection. You’ll find accurate cutouts for the camera module, ports, and buttons and these cases won’t interfere with the Qi wireless charging function. Each case also comes with a free, triple-layered, plastic screen protector and the R.R.P. is $40.
Spigen Neo Hybrid Case
This stylish dual layer case has a flexible TPU inner sleeve with a polycarbonate frame to lend some rigidity. It should offer decent protection from bumps and minor drops and there’s a lip that extends top and bottom to prevent the screen from touching down on surfaces. The button covers are well defined, the cutouts are generous, and the fit is good. It doesn’t interfere with wireless charging. You can choose from four different color combinations, but the Arctic Silver is our pick.
Samsung LED View Cover
This official LED View Cover from Samsung is a folio-style case that opens like a book. The front cover also allows the time and other configurable details to shine through, and the back has an opening so you can use that new triple lens camera with the case on. Inside there’s a slim, minimal, transparent shell that holds your Galaxy S10 securely in place, but still allows access to ports and controls, thanks to generous cutouts.
Snakehive Wallet Case
If you prefer a wallet style case, then the vintage leather offerings from Snakehive are well worth considering. Crafted from real, full grain, cowhide, nubuck leather in a variety of different colors, from black to gold to the bottle green pictured, these wallet cases add a touch of class. There’s a magnetic clasp to keep the case closed, but when you open it you’ll find three credit card slots with a larger pocket for notes, and you can fold the cover back to prop your S10 in landscape view. There’s a clear, flexible shell inside that holds your S10 securely, but openings offer access to all functionality. These cases usually cost $37.
Kerf Wood Case
Fans of natural wood will love Kerf’s cases because they’re all handmade in the U.S. using your choice of walnut, cherry, maple, sycamore, mahogany, and the list goes on and on. Kerf only selects wood from sustainable sources. The cases are quite chunky, but the wood is beautifully worked to offer a smooth, rounded finish, and even the buttons are crafted from wood. Inside you’ll find a soft suede lining. Kerf cases also don’t interfere with wireless charging or Samsung and Google Pay. They will inevitably chip and wear over time, and they’re pricey at around $70, but Kerf offers a lifetime warranty that includes free repairs.
Ghostek Atomic Slim Case
This dual layer case could be a good bet if you want rugged protection for your Galaxy S10 because it combines flexible TPU on the inside with a tough aluminum frame that comes in various colors. The corners are reinforced and there’s a raised lip that goes all the way round the screen. There’s a clear window on the back to show off Samsung’s style and you’ll find all the openings and button covers you need are present and correct.
Scooch Wingman Case
A lot of people like to have something to hang on to whether it’s a ring, a pop socket, or a grab tab, but the Scooch Wingman case comes with a pop out curly kickstand built in. It can be used to prop your Galaxy S10 in landscape or portrait view, curl around your hand to ensure you don’t drop it, or snake into a vent in your car so you can go hands-free. The case itself features reinforced corners to offer rugged protection from falls of up to 10 feet. There are also textured grip panels on the sides. The downside with this case is that it won’t play nice with wireless charging, so if you like to use a wireless charger, then you might want to go for something else.
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