It is the Samsung Galaxy S10’s attractive design that makes it susceptible to damage. To protect the lightweight glass-covered phone, you need the best cases and covers.
Because of the way the designers created Galaxy S10, you can buy all-in-one cases with built-in durable screen protectors. The best cases not only offer long-lasting protection, but they come in several styles to fit Galaxy users’ personalities.
Our top picks
These three cases represent our favorites of the best cases we’ve tried so far. However, if you’re not a fan of these three, we’ve listed a good range of alternatives below, and we’ll continue to add more worthy contenders as they emerge.
Urban Armor Gear Plyo Case
Urban Armor Gear makes some of the chunkiest, more overtly rugged cases on the market, but the Plyo case shows it can do elegant when it wants to. It’s refined and subtle, and has a transparent back panel that shows off your S10’s gorgeous design. There are cutouts for easy access to all ports, and it’s slim too, so it won’t add too much additional bulk to the S10’s sleek profile. The corners of the case are reinforced with bumpers and air-cushions, giving it serious resistance to drops and bumps. Button covers protect those vulnerable areas, and it’s compatible with wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and NFC payments. There’s also a Glacier version that tinted blue, in case you’re not keen on the transparent look.
Rhinoshield SolidSuit Case
If slim drop protection is what you’re after, then look no further than Rhinoshield’s SolidSuit case. It boasts an impressive drop protection of up to 11 feet, while adding only 3mm of thickness to your Galaxy S10. That’s a lot of protection, and while the fit is relatively tight, you can’t argue with the results. Rhinoshield used to only offer black or white options in its range, but now it’s expanded to offer a carbon fiber-style and leather-style finish to its cases, and you can even add a print or customize your case with text or numbers. It’s super-protective, has an adaptive and customizable style, and isn’t bulky. A great case.
Silk Wallet Case
You can travel light with the Silk Wallet Case as it offers ample space for up to three credit or debit cards and cash in the clever pocket on the back, so you can leave the purse or wallet at home. It’s a thoughtful design with a notch that enables you to quickly push the cards out when you need to use them. The textured sides really enhance grip and there are generous openings for the ports so there’s never any trouble plugging in. The button covers are minimal, but as they’re smooth and contrast with the textured sides it’s easy to find them without looking and the top and bottom of the frame extends at the front to safeguard your screen. You can also put a card in the slot on the back and use the case as a landscape stand for watching movies.
And the rest
Moment Photo Case
The Galaxy S10 has an amazing camera, and Moment’s photo case is one of the few accessories that exists to complement that. It’s tough enough to take some punishment, but it’s also built to stop drops, both with its grippy materials and with the attachment point for a lanyard — so you can reach for those odd angles without worrying you’ll drop your phone. But the real highlight of Moment’s case comes in the form of the lens attachment over the camera lenses. You can attach one of Moment’s specialist high-quality lenses to this case, which can add a fisheye, anamorphic, or macro effect to your already versatile camera. It’s definitely for the more serious photographers though, as those lenses don’t come cheap.
Gear4 Piccadilly Clear Case
You can show off Samsung’s stylish design with this transparent case, but it also provides a seriously protective jacket that you can rely on. Gear4’s D3O material is pretty remarkable stuff, capable of absorbing impact force and dissipating it harmlessly. This case can protect your Galaxy S10 from falls of up to 10 feet. The beveled edges make it comfortable to hold, though it doesn’t do much for your grip. The button covers are well-defined and the openings are accurate and large enough for most cable types. There’s also a special UV scratch-resistant coating so it doesn’t discolor or scuff up too easily.
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 around 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 adds 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.
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 against drops of up to 6.6 feet. The quality and fit are 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.
Totallee Thin Case
When Samsung turns out a gorgeous design like this it seems almost 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 2.0 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 around 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.
Catalyst Impact Protection Case
Drops are flagship phone Kryptonite, and a single tumble can mean the end of your phone’s beautifully reflective glass back. If that worry weighs heavily on your mind, get a case that can really handle drops. Catalyst’s Impact Protection is one such case. Catalyst claims it can handle drops up to 9.9 feet, and there’s a raised lip around the screen too, keeping it safe from scratches. The back is hard and clear, while the bumper is made from a special textured material that takes the sting out of impacts and boosts grip. The buton covers are textured, making them easy to find without looking, and there’s a lanyard attachment point too. Reasonably priced protection against drops.
Caseology Parallax Case
Caseology is a great manufacturer for cases that protect while also catching the eye. The Parallax case is made from a tried and tested combination of flexible TPU and hard polycarbonate and there’s a raised lip to help protect the screen, and all of this together should provide strong protection against a range of potential damage. The geomatric pattern on the back is unique, and it’s textured too, so this is definitely a case that makes an impression, whether in the midnight blue above, or the sleek black option.
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