Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases in 2023

best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases
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The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases remain the best way to keep your new phone from damage, no matter how durable Samsung has made its latest flagship. As we noted in our Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review, the new phone may use Gorilla Glass Victus 2 to guard against scratches, accidents do happen and a good protective case can prevent significant damage. In fact Samsung Galaxy S23 drop tests show the phone is pretty vulnerable to damage.

But that’s not the extent of what you can expect from the very best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases. Our top choices are also stylish enough to add to your phone’s appeal.

And make no mistake — the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the best Android phone, thanks to its 200MP main camera and extra bright display, among other reasons. You’re going to want to be able to show off those features while keeping them safe from harm.

That’s where the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases come in. Some of our top picks also have stunning designs and some also have add-on features like a kickstand or MagSafe charging support. The best Galaxy S23 Ultra cases also offer you a choice of colors. 

Take a look at our top picks for Galaxy S23 Ultra cases, and see if one appeals to your tastes.

What to look for in the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases

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You’re getting a case for your Galaxy S23 Ultra to keep it protected, so it stands to reason that one of the main things to consider is drop protection. Though the edge of the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s screen is less curved than previous models, it’s still a design that’s not always easy to grip so  the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case is going to feature the design and materials that help prevent chips, cracks and damage because of accidental falls. Cases that promise a 4-foot drop protection or more are what you should seek out.

Also make sure that you’re getting a case specifically designed for the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Because the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are different sizes, their cases won’t work with your larger phone, but even cases designed for previous Ultras may not be an exact fi, as Samsung can tweak phone dimensions, lens sizes and button placement.

To that end, a good S23 Ultra case should not make clicking side buttons like volume or accessing different ports including the S Pen holster too difficult. Your best bet is to stick to cases made for the S23 Ultra to ensure a good fit. 

How we pick the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases

We pick Galaxy S23 Ultra cases initially based on customer reviews, word-of-mouth and reliable brands. Sometimes we may call in cases for more detailed testing. When evaluating the best cases, we consider price, colors, protection and if there are any special features. Because phone cases are such a personal choice, we try to include a variety of styles to fit different tastes.

Which is the best Galaxy S23 Ultra case with MagSafe?

If you want to use Apple's magnetic wireless charging system with your Galaxy S23 Ultra, it's entirely possible. We like the Mous Clear Case and the UAG Monarch Pro Kevlar Case for their MagSafe abilities, although which one you should go for will depend on if you prefer your cases slim or chunky.

Can I use a Galaxy S22 Ultra case with the Galaxy S23 Ultra?

There's not much in it, but there are some size differences between the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra that means their cases aren't quite compatible. You wouldn't notice it by looking, but trust us, you're best sticking with a Galaxy S23 Ultra-specific case for your S23 Ultra.

Sanjana Prakash
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