Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases in 2024

best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases
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The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases remain the best way to protect your phone from damage — no matter how durable Samsung has tried to make it. As we noted in our Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review, the phone does offer a bunch of protection against scratches thanks to Gorilla Glass Victus 2. But accidents do happen, and even a basic protective case can help prevent catastrophic damage.

While the Galaxy S23 Ultra might not be the newest phone by Samsung, with it being surpassed by the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, it remains one of the best Android phones you can currently purchase. There's a lot to love about the phone, whether it's the 200MP camera, Galaxy AI, or even the extra-bright display. The last thing you want is for your device to be marred by some unsightly scratches.

So you're going to want to keep it safe until it's time to upgrade, which is where the best cases come in. Some of our favorites have incredible designs and even extra add-on features like a kickstand or MagSafe charging support. So 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
News Editor

Sanjana loves all things tech. From the latest phones, to quirky gadgets and the best deals, she's in sync with it all. Based in Atlanta, she is the news editor at Tom's Guide. Previously, she produced India's top technology show for NDTV and has been a tech news reporter on TV. Outside work, you can find her on a tennis court or sipping her favorite latte in instagrammable coffee shops in the city. Her work has appeared on NDTV Gadgets 360 and CNBC.

  • Conundra
    I am curious if the Juggernaut brand cases were included in this ranking, I've been using them since the Note 10 and would be hard pressed to find an all around more durable or rugged case.