Splashing out on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone? Make sure you stay protected in style with one of these cases
Yes, the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 on 20 February was exciting, but even more thrilling than that is the inevitable raft of protective phone cases to go with it.
A matter of hours have passed since the Galaxy Unpacked event, but some brands got ahead of the game by unveiling Galaxy S10 cases in advance. If you’re planning on investing in Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, you’ll want to have a look at what these companies have to offer. After all, the old adage still rings true: there’s no point buying a phone, without buying a phone case.
Here’s our pick of the best Samsung Galaxy S10 cases you can buy.
1. Olixar ArmourDillo: Best Samsung Galaxy S10 case for protection
Price: £9.99 | Buy now from Amazon
Olixar is a true heavyweight in the smartphone case arena. Whenever a new flagship model appears on the horizon, you can be sure Olixar will be hard at work, so that come the day of release it’ll be ready to roll with a range of accessories for your fancy new toy.
That’s certainly true where the Samsung Galaxy S10 is concerned. This heavy-duty number, the ‘ArmourDillo’, will give your S10 the ultimate in protection for just £10. Its rugged design, formed from shock-absorbing TPU, will improve grip and protect your phone from drops of up to 10ft. The built-in kickstand will also come in handy when watching videos, looking at photos or browsing the internet on the go.
Key specs – Materials: Polycarbonate, TPU; Drop-proofing: 10ft; Warranty: Two-year manufacturer warranty; Colours: Blue, black
Olixar for Samsung Galaxy S10 Case, Protective Cover – Heavy Duty Tough Armour – ArmourDillo – [Built in Kickstand] – for Galaxy S10 (2019) – Blue
£9.99 Buy now
2. Gear4 Crystal Palace: Best Samsung Galaxy S10 case for style
Price: £30 (+ £11 for swappable panels) | Buy now from Carphone Warehouse
This transparent, slim-fitting case from Gear4 will protect your S10 without hiding your phone. It’s scratch-resistant, supports wireless charging and can withstand drops of up to 13ft, too.
All of that is great, but the real beauty of the Crystal Palace are the optional swappable panels, with which you can customise its appearance. The gorgeous Gamma collection gives you four options and costs just £12. It doesn’t stop there, though, as there are plenty more designs to choose from. You can browse the rest of Gear4’s range right here.
Key specs – Materials: D30; Drop-proofing: 13ft; Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty; Colours: N/A
3. Samsung Galaxy S10 LED View Cover: Best Samsung Galaxy S10 case for practicality
Price: £60 | Buy now from Carphone Warehouse
Who better to buy a Samsung Galaxy S10 case from than Samsung itself? If the Korean company knows how to make the phone, it surely knows how to protect it, too.
The official Samsung Galaxy S10 LED View Cover doesn’t just offer protection, it’s also practical. The LED screen lights up with your choice of custom icons, so you can view texts, calls, emails and more without so much as unlocking your phone. It is expensive at £60, but you really will be getting what you pay for with this premium product.
Key specs – Materials: N/S; Drop-proofing: N/S; Warranty: Two-year manufacturer warranty; Colours: Black, White, Green
4. Temdan Samsung Galaxy S10 case: Best-value Samsung Galaxy S10 case
Price: £8 | Buy now from Amazon
After protection, the thing most of us look for when buying a phone case is value, and this offering from Temdan provides that by the bucketload.
Made using lightweight TPU, this transparent model features raised edges and reinforced corners to protect your screen from scratches and scuffs. It’s also sufficiently lightweight to support wireless charging, which is a bonus. However, the main headline and, let’s be honest, the reason we came here, is the price: it’s only eight quid!
Key specs – Materials: TPU; Drop-proofing: N/S; Warranty: 12-month manufacturer warranty; Colours: Transparent
Temdan Samsung Galaxy S10 Case, Protective TPU, Ultra Lightweight，Anti-Scratch Reinforced Corner Protection Bumper Case For Galaxy S10 6.1 Inch 2019 – Crystal Clear
£17.99 Buy now
5. ESR Essential Zero: Best slimline Samsung Galaxy S10 case
Price: £9 | Buy now from Amazon
The ESR Essential Zero case is slim: really, really slim. At only 1mm thick, it’s about as close as you can get to having no case at all.
That doesn’t mean it won’t protect your Galaxy S10, though. Made from strong TPU material, its raised edges will protect your screen, as well as the rear of your handset. Since it’s transparent, it won’t compromise the Galaxy S10’s sleek design, either. If you want the slimmest case you can get, look no further than the £9 Essential Zero.
Key specs – Materials: TPU; Drop-proofing: N/S; Warranty: Two-year manufacturer warranty; Colours: Transparent
ESR Essential Zero Slim Clear Soft TPU Case compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S10, Soft Flexible Silicone Cover – Jelly Clear
£8.99 Buy now
6. Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet: Best Samsung Galaxy S10 wallet case
Price: £29 | Buy now from Snakehive
Snakehive specialises in high-quality phone cases, and this leather wallet for the Galaxy S10 certainly doesn’t buck that trend. Made from European full-grain cowhide nubuck leather, its hand-stitched design really gives it a premium feel – and it’s functional, too. It sports three card slots, and a kickstand to prop up your S10 while you watch videos and browse the internet on the go.
We’re big fans of the available colours, which extend to brown, navy, black, plum, bottle green and honey gold so you really can personalise your new case.
Key specs – Materials: Full grain leather; Drop-proofing: N/S; Warranty: 30-day return period, one-year manufacturer warranty; Colours: Brown, Navy, Black, Plum, Bottle Green, Honey Gold
7. EasyAcc Leather Wallet: Best cheap leather Samsung Galaxy S10 case
Price: £9.89 | Buy now from Amazon
If the Snakehive case above is just a touch too pricey, consider this leather wallet from EasyAcc instead. It does all the same things as the Snakehive, with three card slots, a kickstand and a slot for bank notes, but at a third of the price.
It may not be handmade from full-grain European leather, but it still gives the same effect, while providing your Galaxy S10 the protection it needs.
Key specs – Materials: PU leather, TPU; Drop-proofing: N/S; Warranty: One-year limited warranty; Colours: Black
EasyAcc Case for Samsung Galaxy S10, Leather Wallet Case Flip Cover with Kickstand Card Holder Card Slots Black PU Leather Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S10
£9.89 Buy now