The Samsung Galaxy S10 may no longer be Samsung‘s top phone, but you might not know that by looking at it. It’s a gorgeous piece of design, with an almost seamless glass design, all-encompassing display, and powerful specs that show you can have beauty and brains at the same time.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is all about maximizing screen space with its edge-to-edge display and lack of bezel. The 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display and high screen-to-body ratio are ideal if you use your phone to watch videos or read news stories. Unfortunately, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S10’s attractive design that makes it susceptible to damage. Protecting your phone’s display with a case or cover is a simple and effective way of preventing scratches and cracks. Using a phone case or cover for your Samsung Galaxy 10 is also a fun way of personalizing your device.
To protect the lightweight, glass-covered phone, you need the best cases and covers. The best cases not only offer long-lasting protection but also come in several styles to fit anyone’s personality.
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
When it comes to rugged cases, you can rely on Urban Armor Gear — but their cases aren’t all chunky, bulky protection. The Plyo case takes a more elegant approach, with its slim lines and transparent back panel, to show off your S10’s sleek design. Cutouts grant easy access to all ports — with button covers for added protection — and the case’s corners are reinforced with air-cushions and bumpers, for serious drop resistance. The Plyo case is also compatible with wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and NFC payments. If you’re not a fan of the crystal-clear version, check out the Glacier version with its blue tint.
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.
Smartish Silk Wallet Case
Purse, wallet, phone — sometimes there’s too much to remember when you leave the house. With the Silk Wallet Case you can keep everything in one place, as there’s plenty of space for your credit or debit cards as well as a handy back pocket for your cash. The card slots are thoughtfully designed, with a handy notch so you can quickly get to your cards when you need to. There’s a grippy finish with textured sides, and generous openings for ports ensure easy charging, with minimal, smooth button covers. At the front, the top and bottom of the case are slightly extended, giving extra protection for your screen. You can even pop a card in the slot on the back and use the case as a landscape stand for watching movies.
The best of the rest
Official Samsung Standing Cover Case
When you want to protect a Galaxy smartphone, who better to turn to than Samsung itself? Samsung’s Standing Cover case is designed to be a general everyday case to protect against everyday damage, and while it’s not the most protective case out there, it’ll put up a good fight against most hazards. This case’s unique selling point is the dual kickstand that runs along the case’s back. There are two kickstands on this case, and the differing lengths mean you can place your phone at slightly different angles depending on your needs. The back’s ridged texture is nice, but the material is a little slick, and we worry it could be just as slippery as the S10’s glass when handled with gloves or when wet. Regardless, the unique dual kickstand is a triumph and works very well.
OtterBox Defender Series Screenless Edition Case
OtterBox makes some of the most durable — and attractive — cases around, and its Defender case for the S10 is no exception. It’s built with multiple layers, combing a soft and tactile outer cover with a strong inner shell that will protect your phone from most everyday accidents. Unlike most other cases on this list, it also includes port covers, which will protect the S10’s sockets from dust and debris. The included belt-clip holster is also a nice, practical touch, especially when it can double as a kickstand for media viewing. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Zizo Division Series Case
With a sleek, two-tone design and strong protection, Zizo’s Division case is definitely worth your consideration. It has a TPU inner core combined with a hard outer shell made from polycarbonate, and this combination gives a good balance between soft shock absorption and harder protection to guard against scratches. The design, as mentioned, is sleek and understated, and the two-tone design makes it stand out a little. The shiny plastic button covers are another nice touch, and they have a nice clicky feeling to them. The edges are raised to increase protection, and the bumpers are noticeably thicker at either end of the phone — again, for increased protection. If we had one criticism, it’s a little expensive for what it is. If you can get it for the right price, though, this is an excellent case.
Moment Photo Case
The Galaxy S10 has an amazing camera, and Moment’s photo case is one of the few accessories that exist 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.
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.
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 on their phone case to hang on to whether it’s a ring, a pop socket, or a grab tab. However, the Scooch Wingman case does things a little different as it 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. Of course, the cool little kickstand isn’t the only reason to consider a Scooch Wingman case, there’s also something to be said for the level of protection it offers. This case 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 doesn’t exactly play nice with wireless charging, so if you like to use a wireless charger, then you might want to go for something else.
Spigen Tough Armor Case
Spigen’s Neo Hybrid case was stylish enough, but this Tough Armor case shows that you can combine good looks and rugged protection. It’s certified to military grade (MIL-STD 810G-516.6), with its use of air cushions making it highly protective and durable. The case also includes raised cutouts for ports, for the screen, and for the camera, so all the components of the S10 will be protected. It comes with a reinforced kickstand for your viewing pleasure, and it’s optimized for wireless charging.
Catalyst Impact Protection Case
Drops are Kryptonite for a flagship phone, and experiencing one can mean the end of your phone’s beautifully reflective glass back. Accidents happen, and they aren’t always your fault. For that reason, you may want to consider a more secure case like this one to keep you from worrying about a shattered screen.
Catalyst’s Impact Protection claims that it can protect your phone against drops up to 9.9 feet. It also features a raised bevel around the screen that helps to keep your device safe from scratches. The back is hard and clear, while the bumper is made from a special textured material that boosts grip on the device and enhances protection by taking the sting out of impacts.
Textured button covers make them easy to find without looking, and there’s a lanyard attachment point too. This case is also very affordable, meaning you can have great protection at an affordable price.
Caseology Parallax Case
While the Caseology Parallax case features unique styling elements that set it apart from the other protective cases in our list. The Parallax case is made from a tried and tested combination of flexible TPU and hard polycarbonate to protect against drops and bumps. This case also features a raised lip to help protect the screen.
These elements offer reliable protection, but it’s the geometric pattern on the back gives the case its stylish looks. It happens to be textured too, so this is definitely a case that makes an impression, whether in the midnight blue above or the sleek black option.
Kitoo Hard Case
This hard case from Kitoo is manufactured from a powerful combination of TPU and PC materials, so it’s created to withstand more than your fair share of accidents. It features comprehensive coverage with shockproof construction that decreases the impact of drops and bumps. There are raised edges for the camera nodule that keep the lenses safe from scratches. It also features a handy kickstand that lets you transform your phone into a mini TV.
Aedilys Transparent Military-Grade Case
While other military-grade cases aren’t super attractive, this Aedilys case proves that high-level protection and a good-looking aesthetic aren’t mutually exclusive. The case features shock-absorbing corners that are buffered for maximum protection from falls and drops, and its solid PC and TPU construction ensures excellent overall protection. Its raised edges keep the S10’s screen unharmed, and the transparent materials let you appreciate how good your phone looks. The TPU also makes the case flexible and easy to remove if need be.
Kilino Wallet Case
This Kilino wallet case is affordable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Crafted from superior synthetic leather, it features an inner layer of shock-absorbent TPU that keeps your phone unharmed in case of accidents. The case features a kickstand and wireless charging capabilities. It has slots for credit cards and cash, as well as RFID blocking layers to protect you from anyone who tries to scan your cards.
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