The Galaxy S22 series is one of Samsung’s bestsellers this year. If you are buying a new Galaxy S22, you will have a choice of three different sizes. So the end time you buy will depend on which model you choose. For example, the flagship GalaxyThe smartphone has a 6.8-inch display and is the heaviest model. I think the best case for a smartphone of this size is a case that has an integrated stand, so you can support it from time to time.
The same could be said of the smaller ones(with a 6.6-inch screen), which we like to refer to as the middle child in the S22 series, just like the standard one (6.1 inches), which is the most compact of the trio. But everyone has their own opinion on what features make up Samsung’s best case – and the best smartphone case in general – and it depends on everyone’s unique needs. That’s why my choices come in a variety of styles, from clear holster styles to opaque, from slimmer models to more robust armor cases to wallet cases.
Note that some of the recommendations for these Galaxy S22 series cases are based on my experience with nearly identical models to previous Galaxy smartphones, as well as. The best Samsung case options below are listed at the starting price for a range that shows several smartphone cases. Make sure you buy a case that matches the specific model of your S22. The same goes for tempered glass for extra protection – adapt the size to the specific model of your S22, whether it’s Ultra, Plus or standard.
I regularly update this best Samsung case summary with new tips on how other candidates are coming.
Leading case manufacturer Speck brings a selection of protective case options for the Galaxy S22, including (from left to right in the image above) Presidio Perfect-Clear Ombre, Presidio2 Grip and Presidio Perfect-Clear.
All new models have very good fall protection (13 to 16 feet, depending on the model) as well as Speck’s Microban antimicrobial coating. The cases start at $ 40 in a variety of colors. Speck sometimes offers discounts for first time buyers on its website.
British case manufacturer Gear4, now owned by Zagg, makes the cases right there with OtterBox and Speck. All are lined with D3O’s shock-absorbing material and have bevelled edges to protect your phone. Copenhagen (13-foot fall protection), Denali (16-foot fall protection), Milan (13-foot fall protection) and Crystal Palace (13-foot fall protection) are shown here from left to right. They all use recycled plastic in their construction, but Copenhagen, made from 52% plant material, is the most technically environmentally friendly.
Prices range from $ 30 to $ 50 for the top Denali, which is the Gear4 case I probably like the most.
If you are looking for a cheap clear case for your new Galaxy S22, Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid has a good value of around $ 15-18, depending on the version you get. I like the Ultra Hybrid S (pictured second from left), which has an integrated stand. The Neo Hybrid, on the far right, is a fairly basic case, while the Cryo Armor (second from the right) is a $ 22 three-tier “gaming” case that is designed to “absorb and dissipate heat from your phone during hours of play.”
There are no crash ratings for these Samsung phone cases, but most Spigen cases, with the exception of the thinnest models, offer adequate protection. If you want a hard case with decent protection, get one of its Armor models.
Note that many of these cheaper clear cases tend to turn yellow and degrade over time, making them less translucent. But they’re cheap enough so you probably won’t mind looking for a replacement if that happens.
The company’s super protective Defender case is available for all Galaxy S22 models, but most people want something less bulky. I like the Symmetry cases – they are slim with beveled edges, which makes them a good combination of elegant and protective. That means I’ve liked the Commuter range more, thanks to the handles it has on the back and sides, as well as the raised edges on the front, which should help protect your screen. The raised frame acts as a screen protector to keep the screen scratch-free, and the camera module gets the same treatment.
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Rokform has been making durable smartphone cases for years, and in addition to their durability, their key feature is the ability to use them with a variety of holders – including bike, car and motorcycle holders – that are sold separately.
Rokform cases have removable magnets and are compatible with wireless charging if you remove the included center magnet. “With the bottom magnet intact, you can still charge wirelessly using the magnetic holder and all our holders,” says Rokform.
Available in black, burgundy and light gray, the Samsung leather case offers a pleasant touch and subtle edge protection in a slim package. Unfortunately, there is no stand, but if you are looking for a clean case with an elegant design, this Samsung case suits you. It also offers decent camera lens protection on the back. I personally like the burgundy color.
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For the Galaxy S22, the British Mous brings a Limitless 3.0 case ($ 60) to the Galaxy S22. It comes in several different eye-catching styles, all of which are lined with AiroShock material, which according to the company provides excellent protection in a slim design. They appear to be durable and all include a lifetime warranty.
Mous’ Limitless 3.0 cases are compatible with Limitless 3.0 accessories. This includes a wallet that magnetically sticks to the back of the phone case, and several holders, one of which is a ventilation holder for your car.
It is also worth noting that the Limitless 3.0 cases are the only ones I have seen that have a SIM card slot on the inside of the smartphone case for international travelers who are in the habit of exchanging the SIM card.
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Cyrill is a Spigen brand and, like Spigen, its cases generally sell for less than $ 20. Cyrill doesn’t have exactly the same selection for the Galaxy S22 as for the iPhone 13, but it has some protective transparent cases with a floral pattern (pictured right) as well as a Brick Matte Finish case (blue and red cases in the photo), which has a soft touch finish . It has a raised frame on the back that provides extra protection for the camera lens. The corners of the case also have a raised edge.
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If you have a large screen phone, it may be a good idea to get additional screen protection with a foil case that also has slots for several credit cards. The Otterbox folio case, Strada, is nicely designed with a magnetic clip. Its only downside is that it doesn’t transfer to a video stand. So far, it is only available in black.
Otterbox also produces the Strada Via folio, but I prefer this model.
Especially with the two larger Galaxy S22 models, I find that having an integrated stand is a nice feature and the ESR case on the stand is about as affordable as you can get for around $ 20. Over time, it should fall closer to $ 15.
The Raptic’s Shield case, which is available in several color variants, costs less than the competing premium cases from Speck and OtterBox and overall has very good value. It has protection against falling from 10 feet and also antimicrobial treatment.
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Lifeproof’s Wake case is made of recycled ocean plastic. It has an attractive design, but I wouldn’t call it super durable – it’s not closed at the bottom and it has protection against falling from a height of 6 feet. (Note that some cases on this list have a higher fall protection rating.) Lifeproof offers a $ 15 discount on your first order on its website.
The Clear Standing Cover from Samsung is nothing luxurious, but it is a protective transparent case with an integrated stand. You can support your phone horizontally or vertically with a stand that looks sturdy (larger than the integrated Spigen stand). Unfortunately, it is currently out of stock, but hopefully it will be shipped soon.