The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has a beautiful glass body with barely any bezel around the huge display, but if you want to keep your phone in pristine condition, investing in a protective case is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep it protected.
But which case is the best choice for you? There’s no shortage of cases for a premium flagship device like the
Our Top Picks
Tech21 Evo Check
The Evo Check combines antimicrobial technology with Tech21’s FlexShock material to protect against 99.99% of microbes, as well as drops from as high as 12 feet. It is a relatively slim TPU case with a more rigid (FlexShock) bumper around the sides, but it snaps onto the S10 Plus quite easily. We’re also fans of the design, from the flashy colors and pattern to the rigid, raised buttons, which are easy to find thanks to the cutout that houses them. They are still a bit harder to press than if there was no case at all, but not painfully so. This translucent case comes in a few different colors, or you can opt for a clear version if you don’t want to mask that design.
Moment Photo Case
If photography is important to you, and it likely is if you own a
It’s pretty simple to take the case on and off, as is attaching a lens — just line it up and twist it in to lock. The lens is relatively heavy, as it’s made out of metal and glass, but it feels secure when attached. In fact, the whole phone feels secure in this case. The edges create a thick bumper around the phone while the buttons are easy to find and press. The tactile feel is very similar to clicking the buttons without the case. It’s a good overall feel and a conservative look with either a wood or canvas insert. You can buy the case alone, but adding a lens will cost upward of $100 extra.
Somewhere between clunky and thin lies Incipio’s Holden case — a good option for those looking for a case with style and some protection. The Holden case is a hard, but somewhat flexible, plastic case with a polymer bumper around the sides and a “fray-resistant” fabric back. Snapping on the case is easy enough, and it looks great on the phone, achieving a rather understated look. The sides raise up over the S10 Plus’ edges just enough to create some separation when the phone is face down on a flat surface, and while the polymer bumper going around the case looks thin, it should still afford some shock absorption for drops.
The Holden has spacious, well-formed cutouts for ports, but does things a little differently when it comes to the buttons. Rather than creating protrusions, the button areas are marked with indents in the case, which should help prevent errant button presses in your pocket. It can take some getting used to, as they’re rather small indents, but they work well for depressing the S10 Plus’ buttons underneath.
And the Rest
Ringke Fusion Case
Ringke is well known for its extremely unique-looking cases — but it can do subtle just as well, and the Fusion case is proof of that. It’s made from a polycarbonate shell and a TPU bumper, which gives a strong balance between hard and flexible protection. It’s a good combination, and will guard against scratches and drops just as well as dirt and fingerprints. A raised bezel will also protect the display and camera module, and the transparent material means you can show off your phone. There are textured button covers to help you find controls by hand, and you can choose from clear, smoke black, or aqua blue.
Peel Super Thin Case
Peel has long been one of the best names to turn to if you want minimalist protection, and the Super Thin case is the majordomo of slim, sleek cases. The case material is so thin you can see through it, and adds protection against minor scratches, dirt, and adds grip to an otherwise slippery phone. However, that thinness means it’s not the best case to protect against bumps and drops. If you’re a clumsy soul, you probably want to invest in something a little more durable. But if you just want a modicum of protection that allows your phone’s style to shine through, look no further.
Casetify Impact Case
You have such a wide range of different designs to choose from at Casetify. The company works with talented artists and designers to bring unique artwork to its line of protective cases. They offer a snug fit, protective button covers, and reinforced padding where you need it most — around the frame. In fact, the Impact range from Casetify offers tough protection from drops of up to 6.6 feet, with a raised lip top and bottom to prevent the screen from touching down. The cases are transparent with designs that feature vibrant colors and promise to last. There are loads of designs to choose from, and the cases cost $55 each.
Spigen Tough Armor Case
Spigen is one of the biggest names in phone protection, and it offers tough cases with a sleek design. The Tough Armor is one of Spigen’s strongest, with a durable dual-layer construction. This build combines TPU and polycarbonate, giving a good mix of shock-absorption and pure hard strength. As a result, despite being quite slim, it meets military drop-test standards and features extra cushioning in the corners, and slightly raised edges to bolster that protection. There’s a handy kickstand for video watching, and the cutouts are roomy enough to fit most cables. A great price for a great case.
Speck Presidio Clear Case
With drop protection that will keep your
Burkley Magnetic Leather Wallet 2-in-1 Case
An outstanding phone deserves an outstanding case, and Burkley’s leather wallet cases offer some incredible protection and style. A polycarbonate shell with genuine Turkish leather clips onto your phone, while the leather cover wraps around your phone offering all-around protection. It closes magnetically, comes with a number of card slots on the inner pocket, and folds into a kickstand when needed. Best of all, the case shell separates from the wallet section when not needed, so you’re actually getting two cases at once, which goes a long way toward justifying the high price. Luxurious and protective, Burkley’s wallet case is a great choice.
Poetic Revolution Case
Protection doesn’t usually come cheap, but Poetic has been bucking that trend for a long time. The Revolution case offers a huge amount of protection for your phone, with a polycarbonate casing and backplate paired with a TPU lining and bumpers. It’s certainly on the thicker side but gives enough protection that you might not mind. It also comes with a really cool kickstand, which gives you the ability to prop it in portrait or landscape mode, making it perfect for showing off any media or playing games. Like we’ve mentioned, it’s angular, thick, and lacking in subtlety, but it’s still a bargain case nonetheless.
Otterbox Symmetry Clear Gradient Energy Case
Otterbox is well known for its protective cases, but they rarely look as good as this particular option. This case is a member of Otterbox’s Symmetry family, which means it comes with the strong drop protection and sleek style you’d expect from the range. It also comes with a cool green-to-purple “gradient energy” style that sets your phone apart from the rest. There’s a raised edge to protect the display and the camera lenses, and it’s so thin you might forget it’s there. Except for the awesome style that is. The $50 price may put off some people, but if you find it on offer it’s definitely worth snapping up.
BodyGuardz Ace Pro Case
Why would you want to hide away such a beautiful phone? Well, with this case from BodyGuardz, you won’t have to. The Ace Pro uses impact-protection technology from athletics company Unequal, and that tech means a huge amount of protection for your expensive phone. The TPU bumper helps to absorb shocks and provides grip, while the hard polycarbonate back panel wards off scratches and other such hazards. Best of all, the entire case is completely transparent, and while the case itself adds a small amount of bulk, it doesn’t detract from the pure look of the phone. Expensive, yes, but can you put a price on protection?
Official Samsung LED View Case
Why not get your case from the same manufacturer as your phone? Samsung has always offered a great range of cases for its phones, and the
Slap Scooch’s Wingman case onto your phone and you might wonder how you ever lived without it. The little flap on the back is the reason for that. Fold it into the case when you don’t need it, but as soon as you unfold it, it operates as a kickstand, a mount for your car vent, or a finger grip. It’s an incredibly versatile design, and even if you’re not used to finger grips or kickstands, you’ll probably find it to be pretty convenient. It’s not lacking in protection either, and the shock-absorbing TPU with EXO-D Impact technology has been tested on drops up to 6 feet. Although it’s far from the cheapest case around, the kickstand and other premium features might just be worth the extra cash.
VRS Designs Damda Glide Shield
Wallet cases don’t have to look like little books with a cover — instead, they can look like VRS Designs’ Damda Glide Shield, which provides space for two credit cards and doesn’t skimp on protection, while eschewing the need for a folio design. It’s made from a polycarbonate hard shell that provides great protection from a variety of threats, while also being thin enough that it doesn’t add too much bulk. That space-saving is welcome too, as the card-carrying backpack does add a weird little bump to the bottom of the case. Still, the protrusion adds an easily gripped area, and it’s a handy little space with a semi-automatic opening mechanism and space for two credit cards — so you can leave your wallet at home if you’re just popping out. It’s not too expensive either.