Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases in 2024

Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases
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The best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases should already be on your wishlist, even if you haven't picked up the latest Samsung flip phone just yet. As we wrote in our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review, this $999 foldable is a fantastic purchase complete with an inner 6.7-inch FHD+ (2640 x 1080) Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen to complement the outer 3.4-inch Super AMOLED Flex Window. 

Left unprotected, however, this dazzling phone is very susceptible to slippery digits and accidental drops. That's where the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases come into play — to guard your Galaxy, if you will. 

From super-sticky grips that’ll keep your phone firmly in hand to military-grade exteriors that are drop-tested to take a tumble (or two), here are the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases to fit every lifestyle, budget, pocket and purse.

The best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases right now

What to look for in the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 case

When selecting the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 case to fit your lifestyle, make sure the case you buy is actually made for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. As one of the most popular smartphone makers on the planet, Samsung has a slew of superb smartphones in its stable — including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Samsung Galaxy S23, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus, just to name a few. Selecting the wrong model number can mean the difference between a quality case in hand…or an ill-fitting case that requires return shipping.

Once you’re certain that you’re shopping for the right Samsung Galaxy phone case, here are a few other factors to consider.

Build materials and drop protection: Whether the case is made out of silicone, aluminum, polycarbonate or rubber, look for a good drop rating to keep your phone protected. Some Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases are only meant to withstand drops of a few feet high, while more hardcore competitors have a MIL-STD-810G-tested rating of 4 feet or more. In general, multiple layers generally mean more protection, and some of the best phone cases are reinforced with graphene, a material that’s harder than diamond yet somehow more elastic than rubber, and 200 times stronger than steel.

Color/design options: Some phone cases only offer one or two color choices (boring!), but the fashion-forward ones add blended colors, textured designs, artsy skins, and built-in keychain attachments. If you want your new communication device to be a reflection of the inner you, a customizable case might just fill the bill.

Environmental impact: We humans can always tread lighter when it comes to our collective effect on the environment, and if future-proofing planet Earth is on your to-do list, look for Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases with various green initiatives; many brands use recycled plastics (eg, discarded phone cases) to get the job done, and every little bit helps.

How we pick the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases

As a starting point, we compile our initial list of the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 cases based on word-of-mouth and customer reviews, along with some good ol’ Internet research. (In some instances, we may call in cases for additional hands-on testing.) Then we start to narrow down our favorites. 

When evaluating each model, we consider color choices, overall protection and special features, leveraged against each individual price point. Because phone cases are such a personal choice, we also strive to include a variety of styles to fit different tastes, not to mention different budgets.

TJ Fink
Contributing Editor

As a freelance journalist, TJ has over a decade of multi-medium storytelling under his belt. Leveraging a quarter century of collective coddiwompling amid the ever-evolving landscape of wireless gadgetry, his unique editorial background allows him to explore a variety of tech-centric subsectors on this fascinating planet. When he's not field testing new gear in the Catskills, Adirondacks, or an actual field, he can be found sipping Negronis in his living room and crafting Dr. Seussian poetry inside a tattered moleskin.