Looking for a case for your new Samsung Galaxy S23 phone? Here are some of the best picks we’ve found so far:
After much anticipation (and some great pre-event deals), Samsung welcomed the latest additions to its flagship smartphone line during its latest Unpacked event on Wednesday, Feb. 1: the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra.
The Galaxy S23 line is the latest iteration of a long-running series of Android phones with designs that turn heads. The new phones come bearing an updated flat back design with zero camera bump, and 6.1-inch, 6.6-inch, and 6.6-inch screens respectively among the base, Plus, and Ultra models. Each model is also available in four colorways: Phantom Black, Cream, Green, and Lavender.
Beyond aesthetics, these phones also come equipped with a shiny new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor, increased battery life, and improved camera specs.
Samsung Galaxy S23 price, release date, and preorder details: How to get the S23 Ultra, S23 Plus, or the base model
As the Galaxy line has expanded, each new phone has become a little more expensive, a little thinner, and a little more precious. The devices are built to last, with metal frames and Gorilla Glass Victus+ to help stave off egregious damage from drops and other mishaps. But like all smartphones, these models are far from impervious to damage. And while the Galaxy S23 phones boast a sleek design, if you want to take the best care possible of your latest Android phone, you’re probably going to want to make sure it’s safe and sound with a case that offers both reliable protection and style.
Luckily, you don’t have to wait to find cases that can protect your newest smartphone investment. Brands like OtterBox, Kate Spade, and Spigen already have cases available that can keep your new phone as pristine as the day you bought it. We’ve rounded up some of the best picks for Samsung Galaxy S23 cases that you can buy right now. Check them out below.
If you want to keep your phone looking sleek but can’t handle the anxiety of going completely caseless, Samsung’s clear slim case will do the job just fine. It’s built to withstand yellowing (any clear case owners unfortunately know this curse), and though it won’t offer the most intense protection, will make the inevitable bumps and drops much less terrifying. You can also snag it for the S23 Plus(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) and S23 Ultra(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab).
Not a pop socket fan but enjoy being able to prop up your phone whenever and wherever? Then Samsung’s gadget case — available for the S23, Plus(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), and Ultra(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) — is the pick for you. The attached ring on this case acts as a kickstand and allows you to better grip your phone (and probably help prevent some drops, tbh). You can also swap out the ring for other accessories.
Want to feel secure that your phone case can withstand drops of up to 13 feet, won’t be too bulky, can cushion your phone like an airbag, has microbial protection, and lets you get a nice grip (thus preventing those 13-foot drops in the first place)? If you answered yes to any or all of the above, the Speck Presidio2 Grip case is the one for you — grab it for the S23(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), S23 Plus(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab), or S23 Ultra(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab).
The Defender Series Pro line has the quintessential OtterBox look, thanks to its multiple layers of protection — one of which uses antimicrobial properties designed to stop bacteria growth on your case. If high-grade protection is a top priority, OtterBox cases, especially this one, are built to last. Plus, you get your choice of six different color combos.
The Otterbox Strata Series is for the person that likes to keep things organized, with the folio design that lets your phone case double as your wallet. While it’s only available in black, it’s made out of real leather and comes with a magnetic clasp, so your cards and phone will stay safe. It also supports wireless charging.
If you’re going for the green or lavender S23, do you really want to cover it up with some bulky case? Probably not. Luckily, you don’t need to sacrifice function for form. This Kate Spade pick has a shock-resistant bumper and a design built to protect your phone from drops of up to 10 feet. It works with wireless charging, and it’s cute as hell. You can also grab it (for $10 more) in cheetah print if that’s more your vibe(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab).
The S23 Ultra got a major upgrade in the form of a 200MP main sensor on the back camera, which allows users to get a high-quality zoom. Mashable tech reporter Alex Perry calls the Ultra the “best suited for people who really love smartphone photography.” That’s why this Spigen Optik case might be best suited for it with its sliding lens protector. The design is a bit on the brutalist side, but if protecting that camera is your top priority, you’ll want to go with this case. You can also grab it for the S23(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) and S23 Plus(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab).
Dbrand has a few truly unique-looking options with its Grip case line(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab). Instead of typical matte or glossy colors, it offers designs with funky prints that you’ll want to wrap your new phone in right away. It boasts “clicky” buttons, military-grade impact resistance, and a thin profile at just 2mm, to which Dbrand has added textured dots to help improve grip. It promises fewer drops, which is exactly what you need when you’ve just bought a new phone.
Poetic’s Galaxy S23 Case(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) is simple, but it’s also quite rugged. It comes in a variety of colors, including a fun hot pink and cool blue that most other manufacturers aren’t offering. This is a protective option that features raised lips and corners, with a hard frame that includes a built-in screen protector with a fingerprint stamp. It also includes an extra front frame, should you choose to use it with your own tempered glass screen protector instead.
The ESR Galaxy S23 Ultra Classic Kickstand Case(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) is versatile and sturdy, with two different colors to choose from. It’s a hybrid case that includes a kickstand that can both prop the phone up and protect the camera array at the same time. It’s also compatible with wireless charging, which means you can watch your favorite shows hands-free, then drop your phone on a charging brick to juice it back up. Pretty handy as far as cases go.
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