Samsung Galaxy phones remain one of the most popular phones today. If you buy the new Galaxy S22, you will have three different sizes to choose from. Therefore, the case you buy will depend on the model you choose. For example, the flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra the smartphone has a 6.8-inch screen. This is the heaviest model. That’s why I think the best case for a smartphone of this size is one that has a built-in stand, so you can support it from time to time.

The same can be said for the younger ones S22 Plus (with a 6.6-inch screen), which we like to call the average child in the S22 range, as well as the standard S22 (6.1 inches), which is the most “compact” of the trio. But everyone has their own opinions about what features make up Samsung’s best case (and best smartphone case in general) and it comes down to everyone’s unique needs. That’s why my choices come in a variety of styles, from transparent case styles to opaque, from thinner models to stronger bumper cases to wallet cases.

Keep in mind that some of the recommendations for these cases from the Galaxy S22 series are based on my experience using almost identical models with previous Galaxy smartphones, as well as iPhones. The best Samsung case options are listed below at the starting price for the line, which shows a number of 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 – match the size to the specific model of your S22, whether it’s Ultra, Plus or standard.

I regularly update this best reference for Samsung cases with new elections when more candidates arrive.


The leading manufacturer of Speck cases offers a selection of options for protective cases for Galaxy S22, including (left to right in the photo 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. Cases start at $ 40 in a variety of color options. Sometimes Speck offers discounts to buyers for the first time on its site.


The British case manufacturer Gear4, now owned by Zagg, makes cases that are right there with OtterBox and Speck. They are all lined with the company’s D3O shock-absorbing material and have beveled edges to protect your phone. Shown here from left to right are Copenhagen (13-foot fall protection), Denali (16-foot fall protection), Milan (13-foot fall protection) and Crystal Palace (13-foot fall protection). Everyone uses recycled plastic in their construction, but Copenhagen, made from 52% plant material, is technically the most environmentally friendly.

Prices range from $ 30 to $ 50 for the highest class Denali, which is the Gear4 box that I probably like the most.


If you’re looking for a cheap transparent case for your new Galaxy S22, Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid is priced at around $ 15- $ 18, depending on the version you get. I like the Ultra Hybrid S (second from the left in the photo), which has an integrated stand. IN Neo hybridon the right, is a pretty basic case while Cryo armor (second from right) is a $ 22 triple layer of “games” designed to “absorb and dissipate heat from your phone during hours of play.”

No drop estimate has been given for these Samsung phone cases, but most Spigen cases, with the exception of the thinnest models, offer reasonable protection. If you want a sturdy case with decent protection, get one of its Armor models.

Keep in mind that many of these cheaper transparent cases tend to turn yellow and deteriorate over time, making them less transparent. But they are cheap enough, so you probably won’t mind paying for a replacement if and when it happens.


The company’s super protective case from the Defender series is available for all Galaxy S22 models, but most people want something less bulky. I like the cases from the Symmetry series – they are thin with beveled edges, which makes them a good combination of elegance and protection. However, I started to like the more protective Commuter series, thanks to the handles on the back and sides, as well as the raised edges on the front, which should help protect your screen. The raised panel acts as a screen protector to keep your screen scratch-free, and the camera module receives the same treatment.

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Rokform has been producing rugged smartphone cases for years, and in addition to their durability, their key feature is the ability to use them with a variety of stands – including bike, car and motorcycle stands – which are sold separately.

Rokform cases have removable magnets and are compatible with wireless charging if you remove the included central magnet. “With the bottom magnet still intact, you can still charge wirelessly using magnetic mounting and all our stands,” says Rokform.


Available in black, burgundy and light gray, Samsung’s leather case offers a pleasant soft touch with decent edge protection in a thin package. Alas, there is no stand, but if you are looking for a clean, elegantly designed case, this case with the Samsung brand meets your requirements. It also offers decent protection for the camera lenses on the back. I personally like the burgundy color.

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For the Galaxy S22, the UK-based Mous introduces its Limitless 3.0 case ($ 60) in the Galaxy S22. Available in several different attractive styles, they are all lined with AiroShock material, which the company says provides excellent protection in a slim design. They look durable and all include a lifetime warranty.

Mous Limitless 3.0 cases are compatible with Limitless 3.0 accessories. This includes a wallet that fits magnetically to the back of the phone case and several stands, one of which is a ventilation stand for your car.

It is also worth noting that the Limitless 3.0 cases are the only ones I’ve seen that have a SIM card storage slot on the inside of the smartphone’s box for international travelers who have a habit of changing the SIM card.

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Cyrill is a sub-brand of Spigen and, like Spigen, its cases usually sell for less than $ 20. Cyrill doesn’t have the same choice for the Galaxy S22 as the iPhone 13, but there are some protective transparent cases with floral designs (pictured right) and a Brick Matte Finish case (blue and red cases pictured) that has a soft touch coverage. It has a raised frame on the back, which provides additional protection for the camera lenses. The corners of the box also have raised lips.

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When you have a large screen phone, it may be a good idea to get extra screen protection with a foil case that also has several credit card slots. The Otterbox foil case, Strada, is well designed with a magnetic clasp. Its only drawback is that it does not become a stand for watching videos. Currently available only in black.

Otterbox also makes Strada Via folio, but I prefer this model.


Especially with the two larger models of the Galaxy S22, I find that having an integrated stand is a nice feature, and the ESR stand case is about as affordable as you can get for about $ 20. It should drop to $ 15 over time.


Available in several color options, the Raptic’s Shield case costs less than competing first-class Speck and OtterBox cases and is generally quite good value. It has 10-foot fall protection as well as antimicrobial treatment.

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The Lifeproof Wake case is made of recycled ocean plastic. It has an attractive design, but I wouldn’t call it super hard – it’s not closed at the bottom and has 6 feet of fall protection. (Note that some cases on this list have higher leakage protection ratings.) Lifeproof offers a $ 15 discount on your first order on its website.


Samsung’s Clear Standing Cover is not sophisticated, but it is a protected transparent case with a built-in stand. You can support your phone horizontally or vertically using the footrest, which looks sturdy (larger than the integrated Spigen stand). Alas, it is not in stock at the moment, but we hope to be sent soon.

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