Best Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra Cases for 2023



$40 at Amazon

OtterBox Commuter Collection

Finest slim OtterBox S22 case

$28 at Walmart

Samsung Clear Standing Cover

Samsung Clear Standing Cowl

Finest Samsung-branded S22 case

Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 was launched just a few months in the past, in February, turning into the newest in an extended line of excellent telephones. However although the Galaxy S22 collection is now not Samsung’s newest flagship lineup, S22 gadgets are nonetheless wonderful telephones, that includes highly effective {hardware} and cutting-edge shows. These effective devices stay among the greatest Android telephones on the market, however that does not imply they’re impervious to drops, dings and scratches. So it is all of the extra essential to guard your funding with a very good case. With so many choices out there, although, deciding which case is best for you might show a bit troublesome.

Discovering a case that matches your finances is necessary, and there are a lot of reasonably priced instances on the market, however there are additionally added options and features you will wish to contemplate. And be sure to get the proper mannequin when searching for instances — even one of the best S22 Extremely case goes to be too massive for the bottom S22 telephone, for example. So what are some options to observe for whereas searching for protecting instances? And which provide top-notch safety? Your telephone mannequin and the way you employ your telephone might decide whether or not you need a rugged case or one with a slim and light-weight profile.

For instance, one of the best S22 Extremely case choices would possibly embody a kickstand, which is useful as a result of the telephone is sort of hefty. A slim case is perhaps greatest for the smaller S22 Plus (with a 6.6-inch display), which we prefer to consult with as the center little one within the S22 lineup. And a slim case may additionally be good for the usual S22 (6.1 inches), which is probably the most compact of the trio. A case with card slots or rugged safety would possibly work greatest on your wants, or perhaps a case that helps prolong your battery life.

All people has their very own opinions about which options make up one of the best Samsung case — and one of the best case for telephones normally. In the end, one of the best safety is determined by your distinctive wants. That is why my picks are available in quite a lot of types, from clear to opaque, and from slimmer fashions to extra rugged armor instances to folio pockets instances.

Be aware that among the suggestions for these Galaxy S22 collection instances are based mostly on my expertise utilizing almost an identical fashions with previous Galaxy smartphones, in addition to iPhones. The instances under are listed on the beginning worth for the road, so be sure to’re shopping for the case that matches your S22. The identical goes for tempered glass for further safety — match the scale to the precise mannequin of your S22. 

With out additional ado, listed here are among the greatest S22 Extremely case, Plus case and customary case choices. I usually replace this greatest Samsung case roundup with new picks as extra candidates arrive. 

speck cases

Main case maker Speck brings a choice of protecting case choices to the Galaxy S22, together with (from left to proper in image above) the Presidio Excellent-Clear Ombre, Presidio2 Grip and Presidio Excellent-Clear. 

All the brand new fashions have superb drop safety (13 to 16 toes, relying on the mannequin) in addition to Speck’s Microban antimicrobial coating. The instances begin at round $20 in numerous coloration choices. Generally Speck affords reductions to first-time patrons on its web site.

Gear4 cases

British case-maker Gear4, now owned by Zagg, makes instances which are proper there with OtterBox and Speck. They’re all lined with the corporate’s D3O shock-absorbing materials and have beveled edges to guard your telephone. Proven right here from left to proper are the Copenhagen (13-foot drop safety), Denali (16-foot drop safety), Milan (13-foot drop safety) and Crystal Palace (13-foot drop safety). All use some recycled plastic of their building, however the Copenhagen, made out of 52% plant-based materials, is technically probably the most eco-friendly.

Costs vary from $30 to $50 for the top-end Denali, which is the Gear4 case I in all probability like greatest, although it is presently on sale for simply $10, together with a number of different choices

Spigen cases

Should you’re in search of an affordable clear case on your new Galaxy S22, Spigen’s Extremely Hybrid is an effective worth at round $15 to $17, relying on the model you get. I just like the Extremely Hybrid S (second from the left in photograph), which has an built-in kickstand. The Neo Hybrid, on the far proper, is a reasonably primary case, whereas the Cryo Armor (second from proper) is a $22 triple layer “gaming” case that is designed to “take in and dissipate warmth out of your telephone throughout hours of gameplay.” 

No drop ranking is listed for these Samsung telephone instances, however most Spigen instances, aside from the slimmest fashions, supply cheap safety. If you would like a troublesome case with first rate safety, get certainly one of its Armor fashions.

Be aware that plenty of these cheaper clear instances have a behavior of turning yellow and degrading over time, which makes them much less translucent. However they’re low-cost sufficient that you just in all probability will not thoughts shelling out for a alternative if and when that occurs.

OtterBox Commuter Series

The corporate’s tremendous protecting Defender collection case is offered for all of the Galaxy S22 fashions, however most individuals need one thing much less cumbersome. I just like the Symmetry collection instances — they’re slim with beveled edges, making them a very good mixture of modern and protecting. That mentioned, I’ve come to love the extra protecting Commuter Collection higher, because of the grips it has on the again and sides, in addition to having raised edges on the entrance that ought to assist shield your display. The raised bezel acts as a display protector to maintain your display scratch-free and the digital camera module will get the identical therapy. 

rokform galaxy s22 case
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Rokform’s been making powerful smartphone instances for years and other than their sturdiness, their key function is the power to make use of them with numerous mounts — together with bike, automobile and motorbike mounts — which are bought individually.

Rokform’s instances have detachable magnets and so they’re appropriate with wi-fi charging in the event you take away the included heart magnet. “With the decrease magnet nonetheless intact, you’ll be able to nonetheless wireless-charge whereas using magnetic mounting and all of our mounts,” Rokform says.

Raptic Shield

Obtainable in just a few coloration choices, Raptic’s Protect case prices lower than competing premium instances from Speck and OtterBox and is a fairly good worth total. It has 10-foot drop safety, in addition to an antimicrobial therapy. 

Samsung Clear Standing Cover

Samsung’s Clear Standing Cowl is not something fancy however it’s a protecting clear case that has an built-in kickstand. You’ll be able to prop your telephone up horizontally or vertically utilizing the kickstand, which appears sturdy (it is bigger than Spigen’s built-in kickstand). Alas, it is presently out of inventory however will hopefully ship quickly.

Samsung Leather Cover

Obtainable in black, burgundy and light-weight grey, Samsung’s leather-based case affords a pleasant soft-to-the-touch really feel with first rate edge safety in a slim package deal. Alas, there is not any kickstand, however in the event you’re in search of a clear, elegantly designed case, this Samsung-branded case suits the invoice. It additionally affords first rate safety for the digital camera lenses on the again. I personally just like the burgundy coloration.

Otterbox Strada
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When you’ve a telephone with a big display, it may be a good suggestion to get some added display safety with a folio case that additionally has slots for a few bank cards. Otterbox’s folio case, the Strada, is properly designed with a magnetic clasp. Its solely disadvantage is that it would not convert right into a kickstand for watching movies. It is solely out there in black for now.

Otterbox additionally makes the Strada Through folio, however I choose this mannequin.

Cyrill cases
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Cyrill is a sub-brand of Spigen and like Spigen, its instances typically promote for lower than $20. Cyrill would not have fairly the identical choice for the Galaxy S22 because it does for the iPhone 13, however it has some protecting clear instances with floral designs (pictured on proper), in addition to the Brick Matte End case (the blue and crimson instances in photograph), which has a soft-to-the-touch end. It has a raised body on the again that gives some further safety for the digital camera lenses. The corners of the case have a raised lip as properly.

ESR Kickstand case

Significantly with the 2 bigger fashions of the Galaxy S22, I discover that having an built-in kickstand is a pleasant function and the ESR kickstand case is about as reasonably priced as you get at round $20. It ought to dip to nearer to $15 with time. 

lifeproof wake case
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The LifeProof Wake case is made out of recycled ocean plastic. It is attractively designed however I would not name it tremendous powerful — it is not enclosed on the backside and has 6-foot drop safety. (Be aware that some instances on this checklist have larger drop-protection rankings.)

Mous Limitless 3.0
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For the Galaxy S22, UK-based Mous brings its Limitless 3.0 case ($60) to the Galaxy S22. It is available in just a few totally different eye-catching types, all of them lined with the AiroShock materials that the corporate says delivers wonderful safety in a slim design. They do appear sturdy and all embody a lifetime guarantee.

Mous’ Limitless 3.0 instances are appropriate with the corporate’s Limitless 3.0 equipment. That features a pockets that magnetically adheres to the again of the telephone case and some mounts, certainly one of which is an air-vent mount on your automobile. 

It is also price noting that the Limitless 3.0 instances are the one ones I’ve seen which have a SIM-card storage slot on the within of the smartphone case for worldwide vacationers within the behavior of SIM-swapping. You can too seize choose types on sale proper now at Mous. 

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