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The best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 cases and covers

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a solid $1,800 hunk of phone, a foldable reinvention of the smartphone that packs an IPX8 rating and S Pen support into a pocketable frame. Our review rates the third generation of the Z Fold as a progressive improvement, and a functional alternative for the average cell phone consumer. When you buy this sort of high-end device, you commit yourself to its care and safety — and keeping it out of harm’s way. Smartphone case vendors had plenty of foldable practice in outfitting the second generation of the Galaxy Z Fold, and now they have further perfected new cases for the Z Fold 3. We present our favorites.

Urban Armor Gear Civilian

Urban Armor Gear UAG Designed for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3.
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This innovative case offers several advantages in addition to its rugged but slim two-piece design. It is engineered with so-called HyperCush technology for impact protection that cushions your phone should it slip from your grip. Its adhesive bonds the device, as its open hinge design facilitates maximum functionality. The light armor shell has a shock-absorbent soft core and impact-resistant bumpers. It’s compatible with wireless charging and NFC payments. Responsive oversized tactile buttons deliver a crisp, reassuring click. Raised bezels protect the screen and lens. Plus, it meets military drop-test standards [MIL STD 810G 516.6] to provide increased shock protection.

VRS Design Terra Guard for Galaxy Z Fold 3

VRS Design Terra Guard for Galaxy Z Fold 3.
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If you’re looking for the ultimate in protective cases, try VRS Design’s Terra Guard. Constructed with the highest quality polycarbonate material, it provides rugged protection from drops, impact, and shocks. Its raised edges give you all-around protection for both screens and cameras. The case features an innovative hinge protection mechanism with a semi auto-slide mechanism. It comes in matte black, metal black, and metal green.

Incipio Grip Case

Incipio Grip for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
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Incipio specializes in the Grip, cutting-edge technology designed to keep your phone safely in hand with superior drop protection. Its grippy exterior resists slippage in all directions and includes protective features like impact struts, a raised-edge bezel, and antimicrobial technology. These prevent drops, shield the phone from impact and other damage, and prevent surface bacteria and germs. Plus, you can still charge the handset wirelessly.

Official Samsung Flip Cover with S Pen Holder

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Flip Cover with S Pen.
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The S-Pen meets the foldable phone with the Z Fold 3, but styluses have a downside: They get lost. Samsung created the problem and then solved it with the Z Fold 3 5G Flip Cover with S Pen that features a dedicated stylus holder placed right at the fold. And that’s not all. Samsung’s Flip Cover is treated with an antimicrobial coating to protect against germs and keep your case clean.

Ringke Slim Case

Ringke Slim Case for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
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The Ringke Slim Case features dual protection for your Galaxy Z Fold 3: A hard slim case constructed with solid polycarbonate shields your phone against drops and scratches. The case measures only 1.5mm wide to allow easy access to ports and buttons. Grippy anti-slip pads anchor the case’s corners so that it easily flips open to access the phone. You can also attach wrist or neck straps with the built-in QuikCatch lanyard hole, though a lanyard is not included.

Spigen Neo Hybrid S Case

Spigen Neo Hybrid for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
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Spigen once again lends its name to a lightweight, slim case with a premium matte finish coating and integrated kickstand for hands-free viewing. Open buttons offer a quick, accessible click response and reinforced cutouts for durability and a snug fit.

Presidio Perfect-Clear Fold

Presidio Perfect-Clear Fold for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
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The Presidio Perfect Clear Fold is a smart, foldable, one-piece design that adds security and protection while ensuring your phone opens and closes easily. An innovative coating resists yellowing and discoloration. A quick-access groove provides extra ease of use so you don’t have to worry about your fingers slipping while opening the case. The clear phone-cushioning rubber compresses on impact to protect your phone while the case is open or when dropped up to 13 feet. Durable yet slim, this case allows for easy, seamless wireless charging. It also has a built-in antimicrobial treatment to reduce stains and bacteria on the case surface. A raised bezel protects your screen from scratches and breakage should your phone fall and land face-down.

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