The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is officially two generations old now that the Note 10 has arrived, but it’s still a pretty great phone in 2019. Whether you’ve owned one since launch or just recently snagged on on discount, you’re going to want to keep it safe and stylish. We’ve rounded up the best cases to consider for the Note 8.
Rugged and sleek
Spigen Rugged Armor case
This sleek case has carbon fiber accents along with a matte finish. It’s made of flexible shock-absorbing TPU material, and doesn’t add much bulk.
Samsung’s most stylish
Samsung LED Wallet Cover case
This case lets you see the current time and notifications via LEDs without exposing the screen, and has an interior pocket for storing your cash or cards.
Feels real good
Samsung Alcantara case
Alcantara is a fashionable material that’s been showing up in phone cases. This case has a sleek design with a finish unlike any other case you’ve used.
OtterBox Commuter case
The Commuter case offers a great combination of rugged protection that OtterBox is known for and a slimmer design, making it easier to slip into a pocket.
Best for Grip
Speck Presido Grip
The Speck Presidio Grip is designed to prevent phone drops by giving you a case with a grippy exterior. The stylish design is an added bonus.
This two-piece case combines a soft TPU layer with a hard PC shell. The exposed TPU on the back features a wave design that feels great in your hands.
Thin thin thin
Spigen Thin Fit 360 with Screen Protector
For those who need an ultra-thin case to protect from scratches and scuffs, this is a good option that comes with a tempered glass screen protector.
Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case
The Carnaby Esquire features a fabric finish and a TPU frame with button covers and port cutouts. It’s available in three great color options.
Keep it Simple
RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper case
This bumper case has rugged protection where your phone needs it most — in the corners, around the edges, and around the front and back panels of glass.
Strong and Light
The UAG Monarch has a lip around the display and skid pads on the back, so your phone won’t be prone to slip and slide off of any surfaces.
Seidio Surface Case w/ Holster
The Seidio Surface case is about as lightweight and slim a case as you’ll find, providing excellent scratch resistance and a pop-out kickstand on the back.
Caseology Parallax Series
This case has a TPU sleeve and polycarbonate frame that work together to offer superb protection. And that pattern at the back looks great.
Extend the life of your Note 8 with a case
We always recommend putting a case on a brand new phone to keep it in mint condition so that you can maybe trade it in or sell the phone down the line and get good money for it. However, even if you’ve always rocked your phone "naked," a case can offer a fresh look for your aging phone and help keep it safe in its twilight years.
Deciding on a case can be hard, but no matter which of the above options you go with, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting an outstanding case for the Note 8. One of our personal favorites is the Spigen Rugged Armor thanks to its low price, sturdy protection, and slim design.
But let’s say you really don’t like cases because they cover up the design of your phone and add extra bulk. You should pick up the RhinoShield Bumper, which still leaves the back of the phone exposed to show off your phone while providing ample protection where you need it most: around the outer edge of the phone and display.
September 11, 2019 at 09:42AM