The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a monstrous beast of a phone with a massive display and plenty of power under its hood. But you need to protect that humongous $1,400 hunk of aluminum and glass. Nothing says, “I love my smartphone” more than a case that shields it from accidental damage. Some of the biggest case makers in the business have already rustled up a batch of new offerings. Here are the best Galaxy S20 Ultra cases now available from companies with a good track record of protecting smartphones from harm and looking gorgeous while doing it.
Pelican Protector Series Case
Pelican may not be the most well-known name when it comes to cases, but the company has a history providing “mission-critical equipment protection” that stretches back to 1976. Accordingly, its case for the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a dual-layer design that has satisfied the MIL-STD-810G drop test standard, indicating that it can withstand more than its fair share of punishment. It also includes raised lips and edges, guarding the phone’s screen against falls and stray impacts. As a bonus, the case’s design is also pretty minimal and sleek, its stylishness belying the fact that you could take pretty much anywhere.
Ghostek Nautical Waterproof Case
This Ghostek case offers excellent protection for your Galaxy S20 Ultra. Aside from being thin and lightweight, it offers strong protection against impacts and also happens to be waterproof, so long as you don’t go any deeper than six feet. The case has been tested to military-grade and can withstand drops from 12 feet, with its heavy-duty shell capable of absorbing pretty hefty shocks without damaging the phone. On top of this, it’s worth pointing out that it covers the entire S20 Ultra, protecting the screen and camera lenses. It also looks very sharp, with the transparent back complemented by a black frame and the Ghostek logo.
Tech21 Evo Check Case
A case that makes scratches a thing of the past while simultaneously fighting microbes? It sounds too good to be true — but the Evo Check case ticks all these boxes and more. You get antimicrobial protection, a scratch-resistant finish, and drop protection of up to 8 feet all packaged in a super-slim case that’s easy to slip in your pocket. Sounds good to us. It comes in black, blue, or a vibrant purple.
Olixar Soft Silicone Wallet Case
If you want the convenience of a wallet case without paying a premium for leather, this soft silicone wallet case from Olixar is a solid choice. Its durable, soft-touch silicone finish has a non-slip coating for extra grip, and the case flips open, providing all-round protection for your phone, with a magnetic closure to keep it protected in your bag or pocket. With a handy interior slot for credit cards, cash, or tickets, this case folds back on itself to transform into a kickstand for hands-free Netflix sessions or video calls. It’s available in blue, black, gray, or pink.
Official Samsung LED View Cover
Who else knows the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s needs better than Samsung itself? The LED View case is a classic entry in Samsung’s protective options, and it offers complete protection from all angles, with the addition of a useful LED display on the front of the case. This unique LED display can show the time and notifications, reducing the need to open your case. There’s a single card slot on the inside cover, though it’s disappointing it doesn’t fold into a kickstand like other wallet cases — and that’s especially galling when you take the high price into account. Still, this is a unique case, and Samsung’s high-quality finish really shines through.
UAG Plasma Case
UAG’s cases may not be the fashionable or stylish options, but they’re certainly among the most protective. The Plasma case is the middle child of UAG’s range, but it’s no less a desirable option for protecting your phone. It uses a hard outer shell with a shock-absorbent inner core to offer protection against drops, scratches, and other damage, without adding additional weight to your smartphone. It’s tested to military drop-test standards, has reinforced corners and a raised lip around the display, and has tactile button covers. It comes in two transparent color variants, and, by UAG’s standards, it’s not too expensive at all.
Case-mate Twinkle Case
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is a stylish phone, but you can always add a little more dazzle, and Case-mate’s Twinkle is the perfect case to add glittery chic. The stunning backside of the case uses reflective rose gold glitter foil, which doesn’t inhibit wireless charging, despite the reflective styling. It’s not just pretty though; it has some serious protection to back up the good looks. The sides are flexible, offering extra grip, while the case itself has been tested against drops up to 10 feet. The back of the case uses anti-scratch technology so you can rest assured your view won’t be blocked by damage. There’s a lot going on here, and it helps to justify the high asking price.
Stilgut Ultraslim Leather Case
While the folio wallet case design is more common, we still have a soft spot for the leather wallets that flip open downward, and Stilgut makes some of the best around. Stilgut’s Ultraslim leather case is made from a shock-resistant hard shell and covered with a soft and luxurious premium leather. As the name suggests, it’s a slim case, so you can still slip your phone into pockets and bags easily, and the leather doesn’t interfere with wireless charging. It’s held closed with a magnetic fastening and has a microfiber lining and padded cover to help keep your shiny Galaxy S20 Ultra protected while inside your case. An excellent and quietly stylish case.
LifeProof Next Rugged Case
If you’re a person with extreme hobbies, you’ll want some extreme protection to keep your phone safe on your adventures. LifeProof’s cases are just that — life-proof. The Next case is drop-proof, dirt-proof, and snow-proof, offering a huge amount of protection to keep your phone protected, no matter what you’re up to. It’s drop-tested up to 6.6 feet, so it should be able to withstand most usual drops, and it comes with port plugs to prevent the ingress of dust or grit into those vulnerable areas. It’s certainly on the more expensive side of this list, but if you want serious protection for a serious phone, then look no further.
Otterbox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series Case
With its polycarbonate and synthetic unibody rubber structure, the Otterbox does what it’s best known for — protecting your smartphone from drops, impact, and scratches via a raised, beveled edge that shields the touchscreen and allows for wireless charging. But this case offers a fun twist — just close flat and press down to change PopTops and change your phone’s look instantly. The cases help you text one-handed, watch videos, or shoot photos and also integrate the PopSockets PopGrip with a slim style that slides easily into your pocket. It works with PopSockets PopTops, PopSockets Car Vent Mount, and PopSockets Multi-Surface Mount. It comes in black, mint, and mauve.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case
The Spigen gives you pure phone protection with hybrid TPU and PC technology that weighs just 1.2 ounces. But the case is also aesthetically pleasing, with a transparent casing. It uses raised bezels to keep the screen and camera away from hard surfaces and features raised buttons that are easy to use, plus roomy cutouts that give you easy access to your phone. You can charge your phone wirelessly without removing the case, and it’s available in clear or matte black.
Ringke Fusion X Case
You won’t lose your new Galaxy S20 Ultra’s beauty with the Ringke Fusion X since the case has a minimalistic, transparent PC back. The case is sturdy yet malleable and provides military-grade drop protection. You’d have a hard time finding better protection for the Galaxy S20’s fragile glass back. The TPU bumper gives you practical comfort, and the case has two openings or strap attachments that let you keep your phone on your body without putting it in an inconveniently placed pocket. Strapping the phone to your body is also great for taking pictures and videos on a nature hike or for any situation where you need easy access to your camera or map. The Ringke works with most screen protectors, such as tempered glass and PET film, and is compatible with wireless charging and Powershare. It is available in black, camo black, or space blue.
Caseology Skyfall Flex Case
Caseology offers the ultimate in phone safety with their two-ounce, military-grade, double-layered, PC bumper and flexible TPU case body complete with air space technology that prevents your phone from damage, particularly around its corners. A thin, transparent back lines up with exact cutouts of ports and buttons. Raised bezels provide extra security for your camera lens. The case is available in various colors, including purple, matte black, ocean blue, and pink sand. The case is compatible with most screen protectors and wireless chargers.
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