Our Favorite Early Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra Cases
The Galaxy S23 has arrived and when you’re right here, you are in all probability on the lookout for a brand new case for no matter S23 mannequin you have purchased. There are definitely a number of Galaxy S23 circumstances to select from, and we’re now seeing some producers add magnetic properties to their circumstances so you should utilize them not solely with Apple MagSafe equipment however non-Apple magnetic equipment like wallets, batteries and stands.
Discovering a case that matches your finances is necessary, however there are specific case options you could need to think about. For instance, Galaxy S23 Plus and S23 Ultra homeowners could need a case with an built-in kickstand as a result of they’re bigger telephones (the Ultra specifically) that you will need to prop up whereas watching movies. That mentioned, case alternative comes down to non-public style, which is why I’ve tried to incorporate quite a lot of kinds on this roundup.
Word that, for now, the suggestions for these Galaxy S23 collection circumstances are based mostly on my expertise utilizing almost an identical fashions with previous Galaxy telephones, in addition to iPhones. The circumstances under are listed on the beginning worth for the road, so be sure you’re shopping for the case that matches your S23. The identical goes for tempered glass for additional safety — match the dimensions to the precise mannequin of your S23, whether or not that is the Ultra, Plus or base mannequin.
I often replace this greatest Samsung case roundup with new picks as extra candidates arrive.
Main case-maker Speck brings a choice of protecting case choices to the Galaxy S23, together with the Presidio2 Grip (proven in blue), Presidio Good-Mist and Presidio Good-Clear.
All the brand new fashions have excellent drop safety (from 13 to 16 ft, relying on the mannequin) in addition to Speck’s Microban antimicrobial coating. The circumstances begin at round $40 in numerous coloration choices, and Speck ceaselessly gives reductions to first-time consumers on its website.
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Clckr’s circumstances function a built-in kickstand and grip strap that folds out and clicks into place on the again of your cellphone. Clckr sells simply the stand/strap accent to stay on the again of your cellphone (or on a case), however the Galaxy S23 Clear case with the built-in kickstand accent is healthier and additionally is available in a Textured model if translucency isn’t your factor. I would not say the circumstances are tremendous protecting however they’re sturdy sufficient, with raised edges to guard the display.
With the stand clicked in place, you should utilize your machine hands-free in both portrait or panorama mode. Word which you could wirelessly cost your cellphone with this case on, although it’s important to be extra cautious about inserting it in the precise spot on a wi-fi charging pad for it to work.
City Armor Gear gives a number of case choices for the Galaxy S23 fashions in quite a lot of colours. I just like the Pathfinder collection, however am highlighting the brand new Plyo Professional, which incorporates a built-in “magnetic module” that appears a little bit like a MagSafe module and lets you use magnetic equipment with the case.
UAG’s circumstances all function good nook safety and meet army drop-test requirements, with the Plyo Professional rated for 16-foot drop safety.
British case-maker Gear4, now owned by Zagg, makes circumstances which are proper there with these from OtterBox and Speck. They’re all lined with the corporate’s D3O shock-absorbing materials and function beveled edges to guard your cellphone. For the Galaxy S23, I just like the Denali with Kickstand (pictured — 16-foot drop safety) and the Everest with Kickstand exactly as a result of they’ve built-in kickstands and are additionally protecting and really feel good in hand. The Milan (13-foot drop safety) and London (13-foot drop safety) even have eye-catching designs.
For those who’re on the lookout for an affordable, clear case to your new Galaxy S23, Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid is an effective worth at round $16 to $19, relying on the model you get. I just like the Ultra Hybrid Zero One that has an imprint of the innards of your cellphone, which makes it appear like the again of your cellphone is open and uncovered when it actually is not.
I additionally just like the Ultra Hybrid S ($20), which is a transparent case with a built-in kickstand. The Neo Hybrid ($20) is a reasonably fundamental case, whereas the Cryo Armor is a $21 triple-layer “gaming” case that is designed to “soak up and dissipate warmth out of your cellphone throughout hours of gameplay.”
No drop ranking is listed for these Samsung cellphone circumstances, however most Spigen circumstances, aside from the slimmest fashions, provide cheap safety. If you’d like a tricky case with respectable safety, get one among its Armor fashions.
Word that a number of these cheaper clear circumstances have a behavior of turning yellow and degrading over time, which makes them much less translucent. However they’re low cost sufficient that you simply in all probability will not thoughts shelling out for a substitute if and when that occurs.
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The corporate’s super-protective Defender collection case is accessible for all of the Galaxy S23 fashions, however most individuals need one thing much less cumbersome. I just like the Symmetry collection circumstances — they’re slim with beveled edges, making them mixture of smooth and protecting. That mentioned, I’ve come to love the extra protecting Commuter Sequence 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 digicam module will get the identical therapy.
Samsung’s Clear Gadget Cowl has a built-in ring kickstand that lets you prop the cellphone up horizontally. You will additionally have the ability to connect different non-obligatory equipment to the case. The Gadget case is accessible for all three S23 fashions however makes extra sense for the bigger Plus and Ultra fashions.
Notably with the 2 bigger fashions of the Galaxy S23, I discover that having an built-in kickstand is a pleasant function, and the ESR kickstand case is about as inexpensive as you get at round $20. It may dip to nearer to $15 in time.
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Samsung’s new Body case for Galaxy S23 is an fascinating idea. Within the field you get a “body” (we used to name this a bumper case) and two interchangeable backplates — one clear and one card slot — so you possibly can go together with a wallet-style case or plain case. Evidently, you may additionally have the ability to purchase different backplates with totally different designs to offer your case a brand new look when you get uninterested in it.
Cyrill is a sub-brand of Spigen and like Spigen, its circumstances typically promote for lower than $20. Cyrill would not have fairly the identical choice for the Galaxy S23 because it does for the iPhone 14, but it surely does provide its UltraColor case, which has a soft-to-the-touch end. It has a raised body on the again that gives some additional safety for the digicam lenses. The corners of the case have a raised lip as nicely.
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Obtainable in black, inexperienced and camel, Samsung’s leather-based case gives a pleasant, easy but grippy really feel with respectable edge safety in a slim bundle. Alas, there isn’t any kickstand, however when you’re on the lookout for a clear, elegantly designed case, this Samsung-branded leather-based case suits the invoice.
For the Galaxy S23, UK-based Mous has completed one thing a little bit totally different. It is introduced MagSafe compatibility to its line of Samsung circumstances with a couple of totally different eye-catching kinds, all of them lined with the AiroShock materials that the corporate says delivers wonderful safety in a slim design (you should utilize MagSafe and different magnetic equipment with these circumstances).
Primarily based on my earlier expertise with Mous circumstances, they do appear sturdy and all embrace a lifetime guarantee. I am personally a fan of the Iridescent mannequin pictured, however the Walnut, Bamboo and Silver Pearl circumstances are additionally good.
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Incipio has its regular sturdy lineup of circumstances for the Galaxy S23, together with outdated favorites just like the sturdy Duo (pictured in purple; 12-foot drop safety), Grip (14-foot drop safety) and the Organicore (14-foot drop safety), which is an eco case that is 100% compostable and is now accessible with a translucent again. It additionally has licensing offers with Kate Spade and Coach, and a few of these circumstances provide eye-catching designs.
At $35, the Duo is essentially the most inexpensive of the bunch, however search for costs to come back down as soon as the telephones have been out for some time.
Rokform’s been making powerful smartphone circumstances for years, and other than their sturdiness, their key function is the flexibility to make use of them with numerous mounts — together with bike, automobile and motorbike mounts — which are offered individually.
Rokform’s circumstances have detachable magnets and they’re appropriate with wi-fi charging when you take away the included middle magnet. “With the decrease magnet nonetheless intact, you possibly can nonetheless wireless-charge whereas using magnetic mounting and all of our mounts,” Rokform says.
When you might have a cellphone 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.
Word that the picture pictured is the case for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, however the S23 Ultra’s case appears very comparable.