Samsung’s Note line of phones has never received as much attention as their flagship line, the Galaxy S. But this year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will show just what a solid phone it can be.
Its display is only a fraction larger than that of the Galaxy S8 Plus — 6.3 inches against 6.2 inches. Aside from that, it is very similar to the S8 Plus.
Its main departure from the flagship formula is a dual-lens rear camera and its signature S-Pen stylus compatibility.
Both of these features plus some general hardware upgrades come at a hefty price tag of $929 for the unlocked version.
And with an amazing 1280×800 Infinity Display on the front side, there’s lots of elements you’ll want to keep scratch-free.
That’s why we’ve gathered up some stylish case options from our favorite case manufacturers. Even though the Note 8 isn’t due in stores until September 15th, you can already pre-order a case to have on day one.
Following the Note 7’s exploding battery disaster, the new and improved Note 8 once again puts the phablet option back on the table.
Want to check for more case options yourself? You can browse for more Galaxy Note 8 cases and protective covers here.
1. Speck Presidio Grip Note 8 Case
Speck’s stylish Presidio Grip case is a great compliment to the oversized Note 8. Its protective no-slip grip will prevent drops, and its raised bezel will absorb the shock when it does fall.
Its outer polycarbonate layer is scratch resistant, and touts a lifetime warranty. Though most cases do.
Buy the Speck Presidio Grip Note 8 Case here.
2. Otterbox Defender Series Case
The Defender case does what Otterbox cases do best: protect your phone. It has undergone over 200 hours of testing, and stands ready to absorb drops on all sides via two layers of rugged protection.
Unlike past Defender cases, this one forgoes the built-in screen cover, which is necessary to allow uninhibited access to the Note 8’s curved screen.
This case comes at a fairly high price, but if you want to keep your new phone as safe as possible, there are few better options.
Buy the Otterbox Defender Series Case here.
3. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Note 8 Case
The Unicorn Beetle case from Supcase is a simple yet powerful case that combines a shock-absorbing TPU frame with a clear polycarbonate back.
The clear design allows the naked beauty of the Note 8 to shine through, while still protecting it from scratches.
Buy the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Note 8 Case here.
4. Caseology Legion Series Note 8 Case
The Caseology Legion case for the Note 8 strikes the perfect balance between slim and rugged.
It is thin enough to still fit in your hand atop this massive phablet, yet it still offers dual layer protection beneath a grippy matte shell.
Its responsive button covers and precisely cut ports for accessories and your S Pen are what put this case in the upper ranks.
Price: $13.99 (53 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Caseology Legion Series Note 8 Case here.
5. Maxboost Note 8 Wallet Case
If you’ve akready resigned to the fact that the Note 8 will not fit in your pocket, you might as well take it a step further by making it your wallet as well.
The Maxboost Wallet Case combines a protective frame with a folio style PU leather cover that holds up to three cards plus a decent amount of bills.
Price: $12.99 (57 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Maxboost Note 8 Wallet Case here.
6. Spigen Slim Armor CS Galaxy Note 8 Case
The Spigen Slim Armor CS Case is a more practical take on wallet style cases. This dual layer protective case has a handy sliding compartment that stores up to two cards and cash.
It only adds 0.1 inches to the phone’s dimensions, and still absorbs shock like the best of them. Its raised screen bezel is sized to protect the screen from face-down drops.
Price: $16.99 (58 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Spigen Slim Armor CS Galaxy Note 8 Case here.
7. Ringke Bevel Note 8 Case
The Ringke Bevel Case is a stylish one piece case that coats your Note 8 in a grippy and shock absorbing TPU layer with a precise contour.
It is not the best for protecting from large drops, but it will prevent wear and tear from deteriorating the look of your new phone.
Price: $7.99 (68 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Ringke Bevel Note 8 Case here.
8. Samsung Note 8 Alcantara Cover
Samsung aims to take back the accessory market by offering a bevy of official cases at a competitive price.
The Alcantara Cover is among their most luxurious, offering protection from durable suede-like Alcantara material.
This case comes in four different colors, and is easy to clean with soap and water should you get it dirty.
This case is not yet available, but will be a top pick once it is.
Buy the Samsung Note 8 Alcantara Cover here.
9. Ghostek Cloak 3 Note 8 Case
The Ghostek Cloak 3 is yet another clear bumper frame, but offers its own unique charm with high-tech accents that emphasis the futuristic qualities of the phone.
Its TPU and PC layers are military grade drop tested, and the case has a solid bezel to protect both the phone’s screen and dual rear cameras.
Price: $14.95 (25 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Ghostek Cloak 3 Note 8 Case here.
10. UAG Monarch Note 8 Case
The UAG Monarch case for the Note 8 is one of the most comprehensive protection options you can find. It offers five whole layers of protection.
This includes an impact resistant core, a grippy plastic frame, button covers, top grain leather, and alloy metal hardware.
And through all this, it still supports wireless charging and Samsung Pay.
Buy the UAG Monarch Note 8 Case here.
Still looking for more case options? You can browse for more Galaxy Note 8 cases and protective covers here.