For the longest time, I’ve refrained from putting a case on my phone. A case ruins the look and (sometimes) hides a fun color scheme! Then I dropped a phone hard enough to shatter its glass, and immediately reconsidered my stance. These days, I’m much more likely to be rocking a case than not.
Cases are a good idea because smartphones are expensive. Samsung’s latest phones, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, start at $1,000 and go all the way up to $1,400. Drop one of these glass slabs and you’ll end up forking over at a few hundred dollars to repair it. Why take the risk when a relatively affordable case could prevent disaster?
I’ve spent several weeks playing around with a handful of cases from more than 13 brands, and I’ve slotted in each of Samsung’s new phones in all of them. Below are my favorites. The S20 smartphones have only just gone on sale, so check this guide again soon for more varied options (like folio cases) as we’re still testing and have more cases on the way.
Note: We’ve linked to the Galaxy S20 Ultra by default, but you can find links to the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus cases just above the buttons.