Best cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th at an Unpacked event in New York sporting an extended 4,000mAh battery and an enhanced S Pen complete with Bluetooth connectivity. On the face of it, it’s fair to say that the Galaxy Note 9 helps set the Note series apart from the Galaxy S9 that launched earlier this year and 2017’s Note 8 that was criticised for being far too similar to the Galaxy S8 Plus. With its all-glass design, you’ll be wanting to slap a case on Samsung’s newest flagship to help keep it in tip-top condition, so join us after the break to check out the best cases for the Galaxy Note 9 that we could find.

UAG Monarch Series

Kicking off the list is the Monarch Series case from UAG that boasts a handcrafted, feather-light construction made from quality leather and alloy metal with five layers of protection against life’s bumps and knocks. The honeycomb design on the sides of the case provides extra grip while the oversized tactile buttons protect the Bixby, Power, and Volume controls. The front lip is raised to protect the phone when laid on a flat surface, and the case also meets MIL-STD 810G drop-test certification while maintaining compatibility with Samsung Pay and wireless charging. Available directly from UAG, the Monarch Series case can be had for $59.95 in Black and Crimson.

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Speck Presidio Stay Clear

Keeping things simple is Speck’s Presidio Stay Clear case that lets the design of the Galaxy Note 9 shine through thanks to its transparent shell. The case has an outer polycarbonate layer to guard against scratches and an inner IMPACTIUM layer to absorb shock; it also features a raised lip to protest the display when placed face-down on a flat surface. The newly developed coating is said to prevent UV yellowing and oil absorption, maintaining the clarity of the case. Available on in Clear, the Stay Clear case from Speck is available from Amazon for $44.99 in the US, and £24.95 in the UK from Speck’s website.

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Spigen Tough Armor

Kicking up the protection level again is the Tough Armor case from Spigen with its dual-layer protection consisting of a polycarbonate outer shell that protects against scratches and a TPU inner to absorb shock. There’s a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing, Mil-Certified Air Cushion technology that protects the four corners of the case against bumps, and raised edges to protect the phone when its laid face down on a flat surface. Available from Amazon for $15.99, the Spigen Tough Armor case can be had in Black, Blue, Gray, and Lavender.

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SUPCASE Full-Body Case

Ramping up protection levels still further is the Full-Body case from SUPCASE that provides wrap-around coverage against drops of up to 20-feet. Made of multiple TPU layers and polycarbonate, the case features a built-in screen protector that maintains sensitivity levels while protecting the display from harm. The phone controls are easily accessible, and there is even a built-in, rotating holster if that is your thing. The SUPCASE Full-Body case is available from Amazon for $19.99.

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Poetic Guardian Case

Another heavy-duty option to consider is the Guardian case from Poetic that offers 360-degree protection for the Galaxy Note 9. The clear polycarbonate rear panel shows the color scheme of the phone and protects against scratches while the TPU lining and bumper guards against shock and bumps. There’s a built-in screen protector that adds a layer of protection to the display without affecting responsiveness. Available in Pink, Blue, Green, and Black, the Guardian case from Poetic costs $16.95 from Amazon.

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Ringke [Wave]

Ringke’s [Wave] case adds a wave-inspired design while maintaining the heavy-duty theme with its flexible TPU inner layer and a hard polycarbonate outer shell that incorporates a QuikCatch built-in lanyard hole. The case features raised edges front and back to protect both the display and the camera sensor cutout when the phone is laid on a flat surface. Compatibility with Samsung Pay and Qi wireless charging is maintained, and the cutouts for the controls are easily accessed. Available in Purple, Blue, and Metallic Chrome, the Ringke [Wave] case costs $14.99 from Amazon.

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HONTECH Mirror Flip

Moving on, we have the Mirror Flip case from HONTECH that combines wrap-around protection with added functionality such as the built-in kickstand that can be used for hands-free viewing. Its polycarbonate shell protects the phone against scratches while the mount holds the Galaxy Note 9 stable. The exterior of the front flap has a certain mirror and is held in place by a magnet built into the rear panel. Listed on Amazon for $12.99, the HONTECH Mirror Flip case is available in Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, Purple, and Silver.

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Spigen gets a second mention in the case guide with its Ultra Hybrid case that features Air Cushion technology and Hybrid Drop Protection. With a rigid polycarbonate rear panel and a flexible TPU bumper, the transparent case lets the Galaxy Note 9’s color scheme show through. Samsung Pay and wireless charging compatibility are maintained, as is the slim profile of the phone. The Spigen Ultra Hybrid case is available in Clear and Black options from Amazon for $13.99.

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Poetic Nubuck

Bringing something different to the table is the Nubuck case from Poetic made from high-grade TPU material with a premium, perforated pocket on the rear panel that can store up to two credit cards. The case is compatible with tempered glass and wet install screen protectors and has precise cutouts for accessing the Bixby, Power, and Volume buttons. Spigen’s Nubuck case is available from Amazon in Brown, Blue, and Black for $12.95.

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Speck Presidio Grip

Speck’s Presidio Grip case brings, you guessed it, added grip to the Galaxy Note 9 with its dual-layer design consisting of a polycarbonate outer shell melded together with an inner layer made of the shock-absorbing IMPACTIUM material that has been tested with drops up to 10 feet. The ridges on the side of the case offer enhanced grip while the raised bezel protects the display when its laid face-down. Speck’s Presidio Grip case is available from Amazon for $45.99.

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Spevert Hybrid Slim

The Hybrid Slim case from Spevert has a hard polycarbonate outer shell and a soft TPU inner layer that protects from shocks and scratches. The raised TPU lip keeps flat surfaces from scratching the display, and the case maintains the slim profile of the Galaxy Note 9. Available for $9.99 from Amazon, the Spevert Hybrid Slim case can be had in Blue or Black.

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Krusell Sandby Cover

The Sandby Cover from Krusell offers a lightweight but elegant solution to protect your Galaxy Note 9, complete with Swedish inspiration. With a sandstone exterior texture, the cover has precise cutouts allowing for easy access to the phone’s controls while maintaining a slim profile. Available in Sand, Moss, Rust, and Stone finishes, the Sandby Cover is available directly from Krusell for €24.90.

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EasyAcc Black TPU

As the name suggests, the Black TPU case from EasyAcc is indeed made of black TPU which protects the Galaxy Note 9 from bumps and scratches without noticeably adding to the phone’s profile. There’s a certain understated element to the design of the case, which promises to resist fingerprints. Available only in Black, the EasyAccBlack TPU case is on sale on Amazon for $8.99.

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Poetic Revolution

Poetic’s Revolution case combines 360-degree protection with functionality featuring a flexible TPU bumper and polycarbonate front and rear panels. There’s a built-in kickstand that allows for hands-free viewing of content, and the transparent polycarbonate front panel protects the display without hindering touch response. Available from Amazon for $16.95, the Poetic Revolution case can be had in Blue, Black, and Pink.

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).