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 Galaxy S10 Plus, but not every case is going to fit your needs. So whether you’re looking for a basic clear case, a rugged protective cover, or a multi-use wallet folio, we’ve picked some of the best Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus cases around.
Our top picks
Tech21 Evo Check Case
The Evo Check Case 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 attention-grabbing geometric 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 Smokey/Black colorway.
Moment Photo Case
If photography is important to you, and it likely is if you own a Galaxy S10 Plus, then Moment’s Photo Case might be right up your alley. It’s more than just a case, doubling as a lens-attachment accessory for the S10 Plus’ triple-camera array. This case enables S10 Plus owners to attach one of Moment’s proprietary lenses to either the regular or telephoto camera. The S10 Plus’ wide-angle camera can’t be paired with one of Moment’s lenses on this case, so don’t try to force it on.
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
Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Case
If 360-degree protection for your phone’s what you’re looking for from a case, this leather-style wallet case from Olixar is perfect. The robust plastic frame holds your Galaxy S10 Plus firmly in place, while a soft microfiber interior lining keeps your phone’s screen safe from scratches, and the padded leather-style outer protects against minor impacts. There are two spacious interior card slots to store your cards and ID, and the back cover folds out into a handy kickstand for video calls, web browsing, or watching Netflix. You can pick up this sleek leather-style wallet in classic black or metallic rose gold.
UAG Monarch Case
Drop protection for your new phone doesn’t come much tougher than the Monarch Case from Urban Armor Gear. This case meets two times Military drop-test standards and provides five layers of protection. The soft, impact-resistant core absorbs shock should your phone hit the deck, while textured traction grip around the edges makes it less likely you’ll drop it in the first place. The outer shell comes in three colors: Black grain leather and crimson metal, black leather and metal, and black carbon fiber. This case also comes with a 10-year limited warranty, so although it’s more expensive than some on our list, it may be the only phone case your S10 Plus ever needs.
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. Each case is also treated with DEFENSiFY antimicrobial coating, which eliminates 99% of bacteria. There are loads of designs to choose from, and this case is a planet-friendly choice, too, made from 50% recycled materials and shipped in 100% recyclable packaging.
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 Galaxy S10 Plus safe from harm in the event of a tumble from up to 8 feet, this is a solid protective case. Speck combines a hard polycarbonate exterior with its own shock-absorbing Impactium material on the inside and around the frame. There’s also a raised bezel to ensure that your screen doesn’t touch down. The clear finish, with a subtle Speck logo at the top right, shows off the phone inside and boasts a special coating to prevent UV discoloration or oil absorption. The cutouts are accurate and wireless charging works perfectly with the case on, but the button covers can be a little stiff until they wear in.
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.
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
You might consider getting your case from the same manufacturer that created your phone. Samsung has always offered a great range of cases for its phones, and the Galaxy S10 Plus is no different. The Official Samsung LED View case provides excellent all-around protection, thanks to its wallet case design that completely covers your device when not in use. When you flip back the wallet cover, it switches your phone’s display on. Close the cover up again, and your screen will lock automatically. There is even a slot on the inside cover where you can put one credit card, and, best of all, the dot matrix retro design means you can see the time and your notifications, even when the cover is closed. The downside is that It’s a little on the expensive side, as official accessories tend to be, but it provides full protection and adds a useful feature for people on the move.
Slap Scooch’s Wingman case onto your phone, and you might wonder how you ever lived without it. It’s all because of that little flap on the back. You can easily tuck it away by simply folding that flap into the case when you don’t need it. However, as soon as you unfold the flap, it operates as a kickstand, a mount for your car vent, or a finger grip. This phone-case origami makes for an incredibly versatile design. If you haven’t entered the world of pop-sockets and kickstands yet, this little case may just make you a convert.
This case does not lack protection either, with its shock-absorbing TPU with EXO-D Impact technology tested on drops up to 6 feet. Although the Scooch Wingman is far from the cheapest case around, the kickstand and other premium features might just be worth investing a little extra cash.
VRS Designs Damda Glide Shield
Wallet cases don’t have to look like mini books with covers. If you’re searching for a modern-style wallet case, we suggest trying VRS Designs Damda Glide Shield. With this model, you’ll enjoy a lightened load with adequate storage space for two credit cards. You’ll get all of this without compromising protection or the aesthetic look you’re seeking. A hard polycarbonate shell offers exceptional protection from falls and tumbles without being overly large and bulky. It’s a delightful feature considering the card-carrying bag does add an unusual bulge on the case’s base.
Still, the bump gives the user an easy to grip area, along with a helpful spot to store your cards, with a semi-automatic opening. If you’re a person who is constantly misplacing your wallet or leaving it behind as you’re doing errands, this will be an excellent and cost-effective solution for you.