Grab one of the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases, and you've taken a big step toward protecting your foldable phone from damage. And that's a big concern when you've just spent $999 on a new handset, especially one that relies on a hinge to open and close — not to mention an interior and outer display.
There's a lot of Galaxy Z Flip 4 to protect, and keeping your phone free from damage may be at the top of the wish list for a Galaxy Z Flip 4 case. But that's not the only thing these cases provide. Many of the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases feature unique designs that allow you to put your personal stamp on the Samsung's foldable. Or, if you prefer to show off the phone's unique look, you can turn to a clear case that protects your device while highlighting your handset's original look.
Not sure which case to get? We've done the research for you, coming up with a list of several top contenders for the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases. Here's what you should be considering for your phone.
The best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases you can buy right now
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The Urban Armor Gear Civilian Series is proof you don't need a bulky case to protect your smartphone. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 edition has a thin profile, but it doesn't skimp on safeguarding your foldable phone. The Civilian Series promises military-grade drop protection from a shock-absorbing design with hinge protection and a grippable surface. You can even track down multiple color options for the Galaxy Z Flip 4's Civilian Series, addressing one of our few criticisms about other Urban Armor Gear offerings.
If the 4-foot drop protection doesn't convince you your Galaxy Z Flip 4 is in good hands, maybe the raised edges surrounding the screen will ease your concerns. The Civilian Series also allows you to wireless charge your phone. Add it all together, and you've got a case that's well worth the money.
With a two-tone design that comes in three eye-catching colors, it's hard to overlook the Caseology Nano Pop Silicone Case for the the Galaxy Z Flip 4. But it's the military-grade drop protection that this slim case provides which vaults it toward the top of our picks for the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases.
Credit Caseology's dual-protection approach, which uses a polycarbonate shell and thermoplastic polyurethane bumpers to absorb the shocks that come from unexpected drops. A lifted edge around the screen and the camera keep those parts of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 safe from damage, as well. The hinge of the phone is exposed when the case is closed shut, but overall, this is the best way to keep your Galaxy Z Flip 4 safe from harm.
If you don't want to leave the hinge on your Galaxy Z Flip 4 unprotected, turn to Spigen's Tough Armor case. The phone's hinge remains covered even when your Flip is folded shut. And the Tough Armor goes out of its way to protect your Z Flip 4 in other ways.
For starters, polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane combine to keep the Galaxy Z Flip 4 safe from scratches and other potential mishaps. Spigen also touts foam technology for an extra level of shock resistance should your phone take a tumble. And as durable as the Tough Armor proves to be, you can still wireless charge your Galaxy Z Flip 4 without having to remove it from the case.
Goton may not be a household name when it comes to phone cases, but the company's offering for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 packs plenty of features into an accessory that's available for less than $30. In addition to the protection that comes from a combination of polycarbonate and polyurethane materials, the Goton case includes a sliding cover to protect the Z Flip 4's rear cameras and outer display. Hinge protection keeps the Z Flip 4's hinge from suffering damage when the case is closed shut.
In addition to all of that, a built in kickstand lets you prop up the phone in either landscape or portrait orientations. The back of Goto's case is magnetic, too, so it can attach to magnetic car mounts.
Here's a Galaxy Z Flip 4 case that brings additional functionality to the phone, and it comes directly from Samsung. Yes the Galaxy Z Flip 4 Silicone Cover wraps up the foldable phone in a protective cover that can guard against life's scratches and scuffs. But there's also a ring attached to the case, aimed at helping you keep a good hold onto your phone in the first place.
Samsung's Silicone Cover looks good, too, with five different color options. A matte finish on each case gives you a good feel for you foldable phone.
Presidio's Perfect-Clear Fold case is clear enough to see the Galaxy Z Flip 4 inside. But Presidio adds a bit of flair with some embedded glitter crystals that add a little sparkle to the Galaxy Z Flip 4 case. Your view won't spoil over time, as Presidio touts yellowing-resistant materials for its case.
The Perfect Clear Fold case is more than just a pretty face, though. Presidio promises 13-foot drop protection for your Galaxy Z Flip 4. Meanwhile, Microban coating adds a level of protection against bacteria.
Get a Galaxy Z Flip 4 case that folds with your phone instead of folding under pressure. The Thin Flex series from OtterBox features a two-piece design that's relatively easy to install on your Z Flip 4, covering the handset with a precise fit. Don't worry about drops — OtterBox says its case lives up to the military standard for drop protection. (Take note that there's no screen protector included with the case.)
OtterBox makes the Thin Flex series with 50% recycled plastic and coats the case with antimicrobial protection to guard against germs. While there's a black version, several clear options let the beauty of your Galaxy Z Flip 4 shine through.
The i-Blason Armorbox certainly looks the part for a protective case that safeguards your Galaxy Z Flip 4 from damage. i-Blason's case promises 10-foot drop protection thanks to a shock-absorbing core and a hard polycarbonate exterior. The case even has elevated bezels around the display and camera lenses to protect those parts of the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
You can choose between four different color options, and the Armorbox Series offers a belt clip as well if that's how you prefer to carry your phone. All these features come in a case available for less than $35, which places the Armorbox among the less expensive options for Galaxy Z Flip 4 protection.
Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 4 Flap Leather Cover is for people who want to balance elegance with protection. Yes, the case encloses the entire Galaxy Z Flip 4 — most notably, protecting the phone's hinge — which can save the device from picking up scuffs. But Samsung also uses leather that's soft to the touch while adding some class to the look of your flip phone.
You can choose from one of three colors — black, purple or peach — and the cover adds very little extra bulk to the outside of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. You'll pay up for this particular model, but if you value a streamlined, stylized look, you'll find the extra cost worth it.
Kate Spade's hardshell cases bring a sense of style along with protective cover and this Galaxy Z Flip 4 case is no exception. The trademark flower prints are in full effect on this case, which also include shock-absorbing bumpers to minimize any damage from drops. The Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell case is also thin enough to support wireless charging.
Some might take issue with the sizing of the cutout around the Galaxy Z Flip 4's rear cameras and outer display, but overall, this is a stylish if minimalist addition to your new foldable phone.
What to look for in the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases
First things first — make sure the case you're shopping for is specifically designed for the Galaxy Z Flip 4. The current model of Samsung's foldable features a redesigned hinge so cases that might work with older Flips won't fit this new edition. (By the way, if you bought the Galaxy Z Fold 4 — Samsung's other best foldable phone — we've got a round-up of the best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cases, too.)
After that, picking the best Galaxy Z Flip 4 case means figuring out what you're looking for. If it's largely protection, consider how much drop protection each case gets. Look for cases that cover the entire phone, including the Z Flip 4's hinge. Raised edges that keep the screen and cameras from coming into contact with surfaces are another feature to make note of.
Consider what extras, if any, you want. Some cases with key rings and kickstands, which could give them the edge over plainer designs. Speaking of designs, you'll usually have a choice of colors for your Galaxy Z Flip 4 case. You can also look at cases that are clear, keeping the phone itself visible.
Is the Galaxy Z Flip 4 easy to break?
As a foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 has a much more fragile display than a normal phone. This is what allows the screen to bend, but also means it's much easier to damage, and will cost a lot more to replace.
The outside of the phone is made of toughened glass, so would hold up to a drop or scratch better, but again this is an expensive phone to buy spare parts for. That's why a case is a wise idea.
How we pick the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases
We've called in some Galaxy Z Flip 4 cases to look at personally, but we also generate our initial list by looking at customer reviews for cases. We also consider options from well-established case makers with a track record for making durable, dependable products.
We evaluate cases by looking at what kind of features they offer, paying particular attention to drop protection and other features designed to keep phones safe from damage. Because everyone has different tastes, our best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 case picks include a variety of options to account for different preferences.