These cases will protect your Galaxy Note 10 from bumps, scrapes and accidental drops
Samsung’s newest edition to the phablet family – the Galaxy Note 10 – has finally landed. And if you’ve treated yourself to an upgrade, or are almost ready to take the plunge, now’s the time to start thinking about protecting your investment.
The rather beautiful Galaxy Note 10 is both big and silky smooth, making it a prime target for accidental drops, bumps and scrapes. This means keeping it protected is a must. To help you look after your shiny new purchase, we’ve rounded up the best budget, mid-range and luxury Galaxy Note 10 cases.
The best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 cases
Spigen Rugged Armour: Best Galaxy Note 10 case under £10
Price: £9 | Buy now from Amazon
Spigen’s Rugged Armour case offers no-nonsense protection for your prized new phone. The matte material not only feels good in the hand but also adds a much needed bit of grip to the Note 10’s exterior. As is expected with Spigen, the Rugged Armour case is designed to cushion the phone from drops but also protects against chips and scratches. Aesthetically, it’s not the most pleasant case but it’s surprisingly thin and will definitely keep the rear of your phone protected. You will want to invest in a screen protector too though.
Specs – Colours: Black; Material: Not specified; Weight: 40.8g
Caseology Legion: Best no-slip case for butterfingers
Price: £15 | Buy now from Amazon
The Caseology Legion Note 10 cover is a dual-layer case, with a TPU sleeve and hard PC cover. This means you get adequate shock and scratch protection, while the frame is grippy enough to stop the phone slipping out of your hand. Despite it having two layers, this case is surprisingly slim and won’t add too much bulk to your phone. It also works with most wireless pad chargers, so you don’t need to keep removing the case. Our favourite colour is ‘ocean blue’, although the name is deceiving, as it’s more of a royal blue.
Specs – Colours: Black, blue; Material: TPU and PC ; Weight: 68g
Tech 21 Evo Check: Trendy, stylish, germ-resistant and tough
Price: £30 | Buy now from Tech21
The subtle, stylish pattern on the Evo Check really helps it to stand out amongst other Note 10 cases – but that’s not the only great thing about it. There’s up to 3.6 metres drop protection and a special antimicrobial coating to deter germs from sticking. The main part of the case is clear but the dinky little crosses have a slight colouring to them, meaning you can let the natural colour of your phone shine through. If you don’t mind paying the premium, this is a case which combines style and substance.
Specs – Colours: Black, indigo; Material: Plastic; Weight: Not specified
Spigen Ultra Hybrid S: Best clear case
Price: £14 | Buy now from Amazon
If you want protection but don’t like the way traditional cases conceal the phone’s colours and design, the Spigen Ultra Hybrid S tackles both of those problems in one. The hard TPU back protects against scratches and imperfections, while the soft rubber bumper gives the case shock-absorbing qualities. Better still the little silver branding at the back opens up to reveal a kick-stand, which is perfect for hands-free video-watching on the go.
Specs – Colours: Clear ; Material: TPU and PC ; Weight: 56g
Samsung LED cover: Pricey, stylish, and super-flashy… literally
Price: £50 | Buy now from Samsung
If you want to seriously show off, Samsung’s own-brand LED cover is a must. The cover illuminates the back of your phone with stylish twinkling lights and glows when you get different notifications. You’ll clearly be protected against light bumps and scratches but it doesn’t specify that there’s any extra shock absorption built in. As you might expect, this case works perfectly with wireless pad chargers.
Specs – Colours: Black, white; Material: Mixed; Weight: 31.2 g
Samsung Clear View Cover: Best full-cover Galaxy Note 10 case
Price: £50 | Buy now from Samsung
Another great Samsung original is the Clear View Cover. Not only is it available in a number of great looking colours, it allows you to see notifications, take calls and change your music without lifting the front. The case both looks and feels stylish but there are other benefits to buying a Samsung branded case: most importantly, you can be sure your wireless charging works as it should and you can also be certain the case will fit snugly to the phone.
Specs – Colours: Red, black, white, silver, pink; Material: Synthetic leather; Weight: Not specified