Best Samsung Galaxy S22 cases

Samsung Galaxy S22 case
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The best Samsung Galaxy S22 cases keep your Samsung flagship looking as good as the day you first took it out of the box. And with the Galaxy S22's first birthday nearly here, it's more important than ever to extend the life of your phone with the help of a protective case.

After all, as our Samsung Galaxy S22 review revealed, there's plenty to enjoy with this phone, from great cameras to a gorgeous display. But just one fall to the ground could cause terrible damage to those great features.

That's where a case comes in. Safely wrapped away in a protective covering, your Galaxy S22 should be able to withstand disastrous drops. Cases also can guard against the usual scratches and scuffs that can result from everyday use.

Don't fret that you're covering up the Galaxy S22's eye-catching design with a protective case. Many of the best Samsung Galaxy S22 cases we've found complement that design. In some cases, they even extend the S22's feature set with straps, kickstands and slots for holding cash and cards.

The arrival of the Galaxy S23 in February will mean a whole new batch of cases that aim to protect that phone. But if you're still looking to keep your Galaxy S22 in top condition, these are the best Samsung Galaxy S22 cases worth considering.

The best Samsung Galaxy S22 cases you can buy now

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Samsung Galaxy S22 phone case with strap

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1. Samsung Galaxy S22 Silicone Cover with Strap

The best Samsung Galaxy S22 case overall

Specifications

Colors: Navy/orange, white/lime green
Supports wireless charging: If strap removed
Weight: 1.95 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Strap helps hold phone in hand
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Colorful designs

Reasons to avoid

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Strap should be removed for wireless charging

Need something unique yet reliable? Samsung has your back with the Silicone Cover with Strap. The silicone case is soft yet protective, and the strap kicks things up a notch with its neon colorways. Choose from a navy case with a neon orange strap or a white case with a lime green strap. It's a great option if you tend to hold your phone for a while at a time, or maybe you just want something that stands out a bit more.

You can even use this case with a wireless charger, though Samsung recommends removing the strap, which can be a bother. Samsung is planning to release multiple straps that you can swap out as you see fit. There are plenty of new designs coming down the road, but these colors should get you started for now. 

Caseology Samsung Galaxy S22 Parallax Protective Case

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2. Caseology Samsung Galaxy S22 Parallax Protective Case

Best low-cost protection from a Galaxy S22 case

Specifications

Colors: Burgundy, Pink, Black, Green
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 2.11 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Drop-tested from 48 inches
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Fits the Galaxy S22 well
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Inexpensive

Reasons to avoid

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Some users say it feels slippery

Caseology has consistently produced some of the more protective cases over the past few years, with its Parallax option one of the leaders of the pack. It comes emblazoned with a striking 3D Hexa Cube design for better grip, as well as a built-in textured TPU grip on both sides. 

This Galaxy S22 case also features certified military grade protection and wireless charging compatibility, so you're covered even if it does happen to slip out of your hand. Choose from Midnight Green, Burgundy, Indi Pink and Matte Black. 

Urban Armor Gear Monarch for Samsung Galaxy S22

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3. Urban Armor Gear Monarch for Samsung Galaxy S22

Most durable Galaxy S22 case

Specifications

Colors: Black, carbon fiber, crimson, Kevlar black, blue
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 1.4 ounces

Reasons to buy

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20-foot drop protection
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Supports wireless charging

Reasons to avoid

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Polarizing design

Take protecting your phone to the next level with the UAG Monarch. This Galaxy S22 case is rated for 20-foot drops, with sturdy 5-layer construction to ensure your device is kept safe, even when it clatters down to the floor without your knowledge. It's as rugged as can be, with an "extreme" aesthetic that undoubtedly won't be for everyone, but it does offer protection that's light as a feather in the form of a lightweight case with tactile buttons that you can still use with a wireless charger if you so choose. 

There are multiple hues available as well, so you can select from Black, Carbon Fiber, Crimson, Kevlar Black, and Mallard — whichever best fits your personality. 

Speck Presidio2 for Galaxy S22

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4. Speck Presidio2 for Galaxy S22

Easy-to-hold Galaxy S22 case

Specifications

Colors: Coastal Blue and Black, Graphite Gray and Black, Black
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 2.8 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Grips on the side of the case
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Antimicrobial coating
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13-foot drop protection

Reasons to avoid

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Some users prefer the old Presidio's design

For a case you can hold onto, turn to the Speck Presidio2 for the Galaxy S22. Speck has built this case with no-slip grips that help you keep hold of your phone. But even if the Galaxy S22 slips out of your hand, the Presidio2 promises 13-foot drop protection helped by air capsules lining the perimeter of the case to cushion any blows.

Along with this drop protection, the Presidio2 also guards against other dangers. The case comes with an antimicrobial treatment that kills most germs, keeping the surface of your phone clean to the touch.

Spigen Liquid Crystal Samsung Galaxy S22 Case

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5. Spigen Liquid Crystal Samsung Galaxy S22 Case

Best clear case for Samsung Galaxy S22

Specifications

Colors: Clear
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 1.1 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Clear case lets you see S22's back
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Lightweight

Reasons to avoid

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Not as much drop protection as other cases

Sometimes, you want a phone case that looks and feels like nothing's there. Spigen's Liquid Crystal case is excellent for providing just that as well as undeniable protection at an incredibly low price. This lightweight Galaxy S22 case is slim and pliable, crafted with anti-slip TPU to ensure your phone is encased in a tough material that's still easy to grip. 

The Liquid Crystal case features raised bezels to protect your screen and cameras from scratches and smudges, and goes the extra mile, remaining clear as long as it can before succumbing to the yellowing that many clear cases deal with. With this type of lightweight protection, you can buy multiples of the case in the event you need a quick replacement. 

temdan waterproof galaxy s22 case

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6. Temdan Waterproof Galaxy S22 Case

Best Samsung Galaxy S22 case for water protection

Specifications

Colors: Black, Blue, Clear, Dark Black, Green, Light Blue, Matte Black, Pink, Purple, Red, Rose Red, White
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 2.9 ounces

Reasons to buy

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IP68 water protection
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Extensive Colors
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Absorbs shocks

Reasons to avoid

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Users report issues with fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy S22 already offers water-resistance if you drop your phone into up to 1.5 meters of water, but Temdan's waterproof case adds to that peace of mind with an IP68 water-resistance rating of its own. The case also features a shock-absorbent design to withstand drops of up to 6.6 feet.

A dozen color options lets you put your own stamp on the look of your Temdan case, though be aware that the color only appears on a ring around the display. A ring kickstand also lets you prop up the phone for hands-free viewing.

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Samsung Galaxy S22 Case

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7. SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Samsung Galaxy S22 Case

Best rugged Galaxy S22 case

Specifications

Colors: Black, green, red, blue, violet
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 3.84 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Built-in kickstand
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Detachable belt clip
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20-foot drop protection

Reasons to avoid

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Bulky
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Heavy

Supcase's Unicorn Beetle Pro series doesn't mess around when it comes to keeping your phone safe. This rugged set of armor — so to speak — for your phone looks like it can withstand anything. That's probably because it can. This Samsung Galaxy S22 case is rated for protection against 20-foot drops and comes packing a dust flap to keep your USB-C port safe. Your phone has nothing to fear with this thick, metallic casing that looks like something straight out of Halo. 

The case includes a special pop-out stand you can use to prop your phone up and watch your favorite shows. There's also a built-in rotatable belt clip to help you keep your phone close. Choose from Guldan, Black, Ruddy, Tilt or Violet colors. 

Otterbox Galaxy S22 Defender Series Pro Case

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8. Otterbox Galaxy S22 Defender Series Pro Case

Most eco-friendly Galaxy S22 case

Specifications

Colors: Black, blue, purple
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 5.6 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Drop protection
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Antimicrobial coating
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Included holster/belt clip

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive compared to other cases on this list
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Heavy

Otterbox's rugged Galaxy S22 Defender Series Pro Case is just as stalwart as ever. This is the protective Galaxy S22 case your phone deserves, especially if you're concerned about possible bacterial growth. Its DROP+ tech can help withstand four times as many drops as the military standard, and the case is infused with a silver-based additive that blocks microbial growth.

The Defender Series Pro Case features raised edges to protect your screen and camera, with port covers to block dirt, dust and lint. Best of all, it comes with a holster that can act as both a belt clip or kickstand so you can enjoy your media on the go. It's also great for environmentally conscious users, as it's made with 50% recycled plastic. Choose from Black, Fort Blue or Happy Purple. 

Ghostek COVERT Clear Galaxy S22 Case

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9. Ghostek Covert Clear Galaxy S22 Case

Best lightweight case

Specifications

Colors: Blue, clear, pink, purple, red, smoke, teal
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight: 1 ounce

Reasons to buy

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Clear back shows off phone
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8-foot drop protection

Reasons to avoid

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Could use more protection around the S Pen slot

Another clear case that can handle just about anything you throw at it, the Ghostek Covert for Galaxy S22 is quite unique. It's not completely clear, so if that's what you're looking for a Spigen case might be more your speed. But it does come with silicone shock absorbers to add resistance to its corners and special hues to keep things interesting.

The gel-like design of the shock absorbers will give your Galaxy S22 some extra oomph in the aesthetic department, while the wireless charging support and reverse powershare charging options help make this clear-ish case a no-brainer for anyone looking to make the most out of their new phone. Choose from Clear, Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, Smoke and Teal. 

Pelican Voyager Clear Galaxy S22 Case

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10. Pelican Voyager Clear Galaxy S22 Case

A versatile case for the Galaxy S22

Specifications

Colors: Clear
Supports wireless charging: Yes
Weight:

Reasons to buy

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18-foot drop protection
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Lets you see phone's color
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Included holster/kickstand

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive compared to other cases

Clear cases that are as rugged as the Pelican Voyager are few and far between. This is a particularly thin and sturdy Galaxy S22 case that offers four-layer protection against cracks, breaks and additional types of damage. What's more, it features grippy sides to make sure it remains in your hand if you're using it. 

With an additional holster that includes a swiveling belt clip and kickstand and wireless charging compatibility, this is the clear case for folks who also want versatility beyond a clear window into their new Galaxy S22's coloring. 

Smartish Wallet Slayer Galaxy S22 Case

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11. Smartish Wallet Slayer Galaxy S22 Case

Best wallet case for Galaxy S22

Specifications

Colors: Multiple designs
Wireless charging supported: Yes
Weight: 2.1 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Multiple fun designs
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Holder for credit cards/cash

Reasons to avoid

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Thicker than other cases

The Smartish Galaxy S22 case is a lot different-looking than the others we've selected, and for good reason. It's much more than a case. It's also an inventive wallet that you can store your most important cards. Inside its ultra light exterior is an indent where you can store three cards as well as cash. The built-in spring helps ensure your cards are snug, so they don't fall out when you go to pay.

The case itself comes with high-grip textured sides, though its thin and durable construction ensures the Smartish is both comfortable to hold while protecting your screen and camera. It's also compatible with wireless charging, so you can drop it and go, even with your cards inside. Choose from Chef's Special, Black Tie Affair, Flavor of the Month, Freshly Baked and custom case options. 

Androgate Galaxy S22 Case

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12. Androgate Galaxy S22 Case

Boldly colored Galaxy S22 case

Specifications

Colors: Purple, Black, Red, Blue, Green
Supports wireless charging: No
Weight: 2.4 ounces

Reasons to buy

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Bright colors
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15-foot drop protection

Reasons to avoid

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No wireless charging support

Tired of cloaking your phone in blandly colored cases? That won't be a problem with Androgate's Galaxy S22 Case. In addition to a rather staid black option, you've got four brightly colored choices, with the purple and green options giving your phone a particular glow.

Along with two screen protectors, expect dual-layer protection, reinforced corners and raised bezels that aim to keep the Galaxy S22 from cracking under pressure. A metal ring holder on the back of the Androgate case also doubles as a stand.

How to choose the best Samsung Galaxy S22 case for you 

If you want to find the best Samsung Galaxy S22 case out there for you, you’ll have to make a few decisions in terms of what’s most important. For instance, are you more concerned about showing off your phone’s natural beauty, or are you looking to keep it as tightly protected as is humanly possible? If you’re worried more about the aesthetics of it all, you can opt for cases that offer more color options or attractive designs. If you just want to keep your phone safe, you can choose a case that takes care to protect corners and bezels, and go from there. It’s up to you which direction to go in. 

And of course, it’s important to remember that you can’t always judge a case’s effectiveness or functionality by its price. You may be able to get away with purchasing a cheaper Galaxy S22 case that still does everything you’re looking for, or you might want to spend more money on a case that doesn’t do it all, but does one thing very well. Be sure to do your research to find the right case that works best for you. 

Also, be sure you’re not confusing the Galaxy S22 with either the Galaxy S22 Plus or Galaxy S22 Ultra. These cases will be quite different in terms of size – and you don’t want to waste your money. If you do have one of the other Galaxy S22 models, we've rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus cases as well as the best Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cases.

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Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over 13 years for publications including Tom's Guide, MTV, Rolling Stone, CNN, Popular Science, Playboy, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, and more. She's also appeared as a panelist at video game conventions like PAX East and PAX West and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET. When she's not writing or gaming, she's looking for the next great visual novel in the vein of Saya no Uta. You can follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.