The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a beast of a smartphone, combining strong flagship specifications with a versatile triple-lens camera. The design is similarly top-notch, with glass curving almost seamlessly into the aluminum frame — but in some ways, the Note 10 Plus’s great beauty is its biggest weakness. The glass body is beautiful, but if it takes a tumble, it can shatter and crack. No one wants that to happen, and that’s why a protective case is an excellent idea.
Protect your day from going to pieces by checking out the best cases for your phone. We’ve gathered some of the top cases from the best manufacturers to bring you a list of some of the best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus cases around.
Samsung Official S-View Flip Cover
It should come as no surprise that Samsung makes some of the best-fitting cases for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Just when you thought this Swiss Army knife of a phone couldn’t get any more functionality, the S-View Flip Cover comes to light. Like most folio-style cases, this one shields the back and front of your device. It’s slim, has a soft fabric-like finish, and will keep your Note 10 Plus safe from scratches and bumps. While it lacks the interior card slots of a traditional folding case, the S-View Flip makes up for it with a unique edge display. Using near-field communication (NFC) and Samsung’s Always-On Display (AOD), you can interact with notifications, control music, answer or reject calls, or get a glimpse of the time. With a tall and bright display, this case is the perfect companion for the Note 10 Plus.
ESR Mimic Tempered Glass Case
The Note 10 Plus comes in some stunning colors like Aura Glow, Aura Blue, and Aura White — so why cover the look and feel of it with a standard case? The ESR Mimic helps you retain the appearance of your Note 10 Plus and has a special trick up its sleeve: A backing made of tempered glass. Unlike the conventional clear case, holding the Mimic is like holding your phone caseless. You’ll still be able to get that cool-to-the-touch sensation when resting your fingers against the glass cover, and it certainly feels premium. Note that the Mimic does have some drawbacks like its proneness to fingerprints and smudges and susceptibility to cracking when dropped.
Pitaka MagEZ Case
If you’re not looking to add more weight and bulk to the already large Galaxy Note 10 Plus, then you might fancy a MagEZ case from Pitaka. The case is perfect for those who want a thin yet protective cover. It’s 0.03 inches thick and weighs in at only 0.5 ounces, but don’t let the numbers fool you. The MagEZ is built with aramid fiber, the same synthetic fibers used to make body armor, spacecraft, and Formula 1 race cars. With a patterned backing, the case remedies the issue of slipperiness — commonly found on glass-built devices.
Moment Photo Case
Love taking photos with your Note 10 Plus? You’re not alone, and the Moment Photo case can help to take your snaps to the next level. It adds much-needed grip and an attachment point for a wrist strap, so you can take photos from all angles with confidence — and if the worst does happen, a tough construction ensures your phone is insulated from damage. The highlight is the M-series mounting interface, which allows use of Moment’s range of phone lenses. Attached with a simple twist, Moment’s lenses can add a variety of effects to your pictures, from a fisheye or additional telephoto zoom, all the way to a cinematic anamorphic lens for shooting video. However, it’s quite expensive at $40, and the lenses are even more so. This is one for people serious about investing in their pictures or videos.
Ghostek Atomic Slim 3
With a serious love for serious protection, Ghostek’s Atomic Slim series is rapidly becoming one of our favorite cases. The Atomic Slim 3 offers great protection against a variety of potential hazards with multiple layers of protection. An inner TPU core absorbs impacts from drops and bumps, while the outer aluminum shell protects against more direct threats and adds a bold red flourish. A raised bezel protects the screen from harm, while the back features a scratch-resistant clear panel that shows off your Note 10 Plus’s style. It’s fully compatible with wireless charging and wireless PowerShare, and though the price is high, so are its protective qualities.
Noreve Custom Leather Wallet Case
Leather wallet cases are excellent options, but they can also be formulaic. If you’ve ever wanted more from your wallet case, check out Noreve’s range of customizable cases. Each of Noreve’s leather wallets is hugely adaptable, and you can change the leather it’s made from, add a belt clip, remove Noreve’s branding, and even add your own custom engraving. Of course, the price goes up with each alteration, and with the basic price starting at around $70, it’s fair to say this case is for those who don’t mind splashing the cash. But if you’re looking for a touch of extravagance you can really call your own, look no further.
Rhinoshield CrashGuard Bumper Case
While offering less than the total protection you’ll see on most other cases, a bumper case is still a good choice if you want to cover up as little of your phone as possible. Basically a tough plastic frame that runs around the edges of your phone, the CrashGuard bumper case does a surprisingly good job of protecting your phone. RhinoShield claims it offers drop protection from falls of up to 11 feet (3.4 meters), helped by an inner honeycomb structure that absorbs impact. However, it will leave your Note 10 Plus’s glass back open gathering fingerprints, dirt, and scratches — but if you can live with that, this is a great bumper case.
Zagg Gear4 Battersea Case
Boasting of drop protection of up to 16 feet (5 meters), the Gear4 Battersea case is the protection to pick up if dropping your phone is what sends chills running down your spine. It’s made from a material called D3O — which Gear4 claims is used by professional athletes and the military to reduce impact shock, making it perfect for protecting your expensive phone. Thankfully, all that protection doesn’t mean it’s bulky, and the soft-touch finish means it’s easy to keep a hold of. It’s fully compatible with wireless charging, and though the look isn’t the most stylish around, we quite like the concentric ring design and inner orange color. The price tag is high though.
Tech21 Pure Clear Case
You didn’t buy the $1,000 Aura Glow Note 10 Plus just to hide it away, but at the same time, that beauty deserves protection. Tech21’s Pure Clear case gives you all the protection you need, while allowing the Note 10 Plus to shine. It’s made from flexible but tough TPU that provides good protection while also being completely clear. It’s drop resistant up to 12 feet (3.6 meters), has built-in anti-microbial protection, a self-healing finish, and is made from sustainable materials. The sides of the case have ridges for extra grip, and there’s a raised bezel around the camera lenses to keep it safe. On the minus side, $40 is expensive, but this completely clear protection is worth paying for.
Speck Presidio Grip Case
Glass phones are slippery, and massive ones can be unwieldy. The Note 10 Plus is a huge glass phone, so the problem is doubled down. Stop your Note 10 Plus from slipping from your grasp with Speck’s Presidio Grip. Those raised parallel lines are Speck’s signature, and they offer a boost in grip, ensuring you can keep a solid hold on your phone. If you do drop your phone, don’t worry, it’s still well protected. The Presidio Grip has a double layer construction that includes Impactium cushioning to further bolster against drops. It also has anti-microbial properties, while a raised bezel ensures your phone doesn’t rest directly on surfaces. Some may balk at the high price tag — and we don’t blame them — but Speck’s reputation, much like this case, is extremely solid.
Scooch Wingman Case
Scooch’s Wingman is the case we never knew we needed until we saw it. While it’s initially odd looking, that strange style has its purposes. The flexible band on the back of the Wingman can be used as a horizontal or vertical stand, a fingergrip, or even a car vent mount, making it one of the most immediately useful cases around. It’s also protective, and uses Exo-D corner airbags to protect your phone from drops. It’s so tough, it meets military standards for drop tests. It’s also clear, letting you show off your Note 10 Plus. It doesn’t have much style, and it’s not as slim as it could be thanks to the band on the back, but it more than makes up for it with its usefulness.
Burkley Bi-fold Magnetic Detachable Wallet Case
We love wallet cases, but most tend to lean toward being a case, rather than being a wallet, sporting three card slots at most. If you have a lot of cards to cart around, then look no further than Burkley’s bi-fold wallet case. It comes with a staggering 11 card pockets, a single visible card slot, and two cash pockets, as well as a magnetically attached phone case. It’s made from 100% full-grain leather for maximum luxury and style, and the phone case can be pulled away from the wallet if required. It’s the perfect “hub” to help keep everything you need together. But this look and quality doesn’t come cheap, and all that leather is going to cost you.
Spigen Slim Armor CS
We rarely miss recommending a Spigen case, and for the Note 10 Plus we’re recommending the Slim Armor CS. It’s one of Spigen’s slimmest cases, but it still offers strong protection against a variety of threats. It uses a combination of TPU and polycarbonate for a great mix of hard and soft protection, while Spigen’s Air Cushion technology reinforces it against drops. But it’s not just about protection. Slide the back panel and you’ll find space for two cards, spare cash, or anything else that’ll fit there. It’s slim enough to slip easily into a pocket while being protective enough to guard against most daily hazards. At this price, this is a steal.
Poetic Revolution Case
Rugged cases tend to come on the expensive side, but they don’t have to. Poetic specializes in providing the latter. The Revolution is one of our favorite cheap rugged cases, and it’s easy to see why. It’s made from a shock-resistant TPU core with a hard polycarbonate backplate, providing strong protection against drops, scratches, bumps, and more. There’s a built-in kickstand on the back, and raised bezels make sure your phone doesn’t rest on surfaces, preventing it from picking up scratches from dirt and grit. However, it’s certainly a bulky case, and anyone looking for a stylish case that complements the Note 10 Plus’s sleek look should skip this over. But it’s still a must-buy for some.
Ringke Fusion-X Case
Looking for a unique style? Ringke’s Fusion-X case is a veteran of smartphone protection, and it’s certainly a case that stands out. It’s made from a hard polycarbonate backplate with a TPU bumper around the edges that helps to reduce the impact from drops and bumps. That hard backplate resists scratches, and it’s also completely clear, so you don’t have to hide your Note 10 Plus away. It’s compatible with Ringke’s Dual Easy screen protector from our best Note 10 Plus screen protectors list, and it even has a lanyard attachment point. The looks are likely to be what turns you off, but if that’s not a problem for you, then you’ll love this case.
LifeProof Next Case
If you’re an active person, then you need protection that matches your life. LifeProof’s cases do exactly what they say on the tin, adding loads of outdoor resistance to your Note 10 Plus. The LifeProof Next case has drop-resistance up to two meters and sports extra resistance against snow and dirt. There are plugs for each of the ports, speakers, and the microphone, ensuring there’s no ingress into your device. It’s transparent so you can admire your phone, and it’s pretty slim for a rugged case. An active case for an active user, the Next doesn’t come cheap at $80. But if you can afford it, then there are few cases more protective.
UAG Monarch Case
With one of the most iconic styles in case protection, how could we not include the UAG Monarch? It’s hand-crafted from fine grain leather laid over an alloy metal frame, combined with an impact-resistant core and a traction grip on the outside edges to boost grip. It’s so protective it meets military standards for drop protection twice over, and even comes with a 10-year guarantee. We doubt you’ll be using your Note 10 Plus in 10 years, but it’s certainly a statement of reliability. Oversized tactile buttons mean the protection doesn’t interfere with your use. There are issues; it’s expensive, and it adds bulk to an already large phone, but it’s still excellent.
Otterbox Defender Case
For the ultimate in everyday protection, you can go wrong with the Otterbox Defender. A hard outer shell combines with a shock-resisting inner core to provide excellent all-around protection, while port covers make sure small particles don’t find their way into your phone. There’s a holster with a belt clip that can be attached, while raised bezels ensure your device doesn’t rest on dirty surfaces. It’s lacking in overt style, but it also doesn’t sport the extremely rugged looks other protective cases go for — which makes it perfect for everyday use when you don’t want to scream about how protective your case is. The $60 price may also put you off, but if you can justify it, it’s a great investment.
Kate Spade New York Scattered Flowers Case
The Note 10 Plus is already a stunning phone, but you can always add a little more style. This case comes from the extremely fashionable Kate Spade New York brand, and decorates your phone with a collection of black and white scattered flowers laid over a completely clear case. The effect is striking, and if you think your phone needs a little more pizzazz, then this might be a good choice. It’s protective too, with a flexible hard shell that resists scratches, dents, and protects against damage from drops. It’s fully compatible with Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband, making it a good choice for the Note 10 Plus 5G. It’s expensive at $50, though.
Olixar NovaShield Case
Protective cases can sometimes be large, bulky, and — in the worst cases — quite ugly. Not so here. Olixar’s NovaShield uses a flexible and absorbent TPU bumper with a hard PC back panel to resist a variety of damage. Airbags in the TPU bumper fortify the phone against drops, and a raised edge protects the screen, while the hard PC panel will prove especially effective against scratches. The back panel is also completely clear, which means you don’t feel cut off from the Note 10 Plus’s good looks. At just $14, it’s also a bargain. The black bumper edgings won’t be to everyone’s tastes certainly, but it’s a good case regardless.
VRS Designs Genuine Leather Diary Case
No material screams “premium” quite like genuine leather, and if you want that feeling for your Note 10 Plus, check out VRS Designs’ Diary case. It combines premium, genuine leather with a hard inner case that holds your phone tightly. The front cover folds around the screen and offers protection while you’re not using your phone. The cover neatly folds back behind your device when you need it out of the way. As a wallet case, there’s also space for three credit cards or some spare cash. However, expect to pay a lot of money for that utility and style — the price comes in at a hefty $70.
Armor-X BX-series Case
Protection is all very well and good, but versatility is also extremely valuable. Armor-X ensures you don’t have to pick between the two. This case incorporates dual-layer construction that uses a TPU frame with a hard PC back panel to protect against drops and scratches. The best part is, the BX-series does it all without increasing the bulk of your sleek phone. Then again, other cases have similar styling and function. But what’s unique is the X-mount on this case. Each BX-series case arrives with a carabiner and a grip strap for utility — but there’s more. The X-mount lets you take your phone anywhere and mount it securely. From your bicycle (with an Armor-X bike mount) to an armband clip or car mount, it all works seamlessly. You’ll need to purchase those mounts separately, of course, but the BX-series is compatible with all kinds of activities and pursuits. And at $25 for the entry-level package, it’s a steal.