So you have your brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It’s beautiful, right? Protecting that pretty, new and expensive phone is important. We’re here to help with our picks of the 6 best cases on Amazon that qualify for free Prime Shipping for that beautiful Note 5.
Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon
Spigen is pretty much the biggest name in cell phone cases right now. They make cases for most manufacturers and have a ton of designs, from barely there to max protection. The Neo Hybrid Carbon is a bit of a new take on their extremely popular Neo Hybrid line. The Neo Hybrid Carbon is exactly the same except for the backing now has a carbon fiber texture to add to the looks and grip.
With the Neo Hybrid Carbon you get a ton of protection due to a hard polycarbonate (PC) Frame bumper wrapping around a thethethermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shell. The Neo Hybrid Carbon is able to provide drop protection without adding a lot of bulk to the phone, which is why it’s so popular. It also comes over the top of the screen so there’s some protection for face down falls and has metalized buttons so you don’t lose the awesome clickiness of the Note 5’s buttons.
The Spigen Neo Hybrid carbon is $17.99 and has 4.5 stars with over 150 reviews. You can pick it up on Amazon with free Prime Shipping in one of three colors, Gunmetal, Dante Red, or Metal Slate.
Product Link: Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle
SUPCASE, much like Spigen, is one of the most important names in smartphone accessories out there today. They make very high quality cases that retail on the low end of the spectrum while still providing stylish looks and protection to their customers. The Unicorn Beetle, which is the weirdest name ever, is a case built on style and protection.
The Unicorn Beetle is made out of soft TPU and PC meaning that it can take a punch and keep on looking good. There’s a nice subtle curve to the area in the middle of the case that allows you to grip the phone easier while maintaining its great design. The Unicorn Beetle doesn’t take away from the Note 5’s beauty! It comes with a “Frosted Glass” back so you can still clearly see the gorgeous glass back Samsung chose for the Note 5.
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle ranges from $9.99 for the frost/blue design to $14.99 black/black design has 4.5 stars with over 90 customer ratings. You can pick it up on Amazon with free Prime Shipping.
Product Link: SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle
Ringke Fusion Crystal
Ringke simply makes some of the best cases on the market. If you’re looking for something super slim to protect your phone, Ringke is probably the company you want to look for. I use the Ringke Ultra Thin case as my daily case on my personal Note 5 and absolutely love it. The Fusion Crystal is a case that takes that ultra thin protection and adds a clear view to the mix.
Like we said at the beginning of the post, Samsung makes some of the sexiest phones on the planet. Protection is important but you still want to enjoy the design of the phone. The Fusion Crystal is the perfect compromise of those two mindsets. Ringke goes one step further than most case makers and has actually added dust caps for the charging port and audio jack to keep that dirt and dust away.
The Ringke Fusion Crystal ranges from $10.99 to $14.99 with a range of designs for the back. It has a 4.5 star rating with over 200 ratings and you can pick it up with free Prime Shipping.
Product Link: Ringke Fusion Crystal
Urban Armor Gear
Urban Armor Gear as a company does one thing, and does it incredibly well, protect your cell phone. Their cases meet military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6). That’s seriously impressive. Not only do they protect your phone like no other but they look really good doing it.
The case has an Armor Shell and an impact resistant Soft Core to make sure your phone doesn’t take any impact or get scratched up within the case from a drop. Many cases protect against falls from a foot or two but, Urban Armor Gear is for the type of people who accidentally drive over their phone.
The Urban Armor Gear case for the Note 5 ranges from $29.95 to $32.06 depending on which of the 6 colors you choose and has a 4.5 stars with more than 25 ratings. You can pick it up with free Prime shipping and have to your door just in case drop your phone out of your car going over 100 MPH.
Product Link: Urban Armor Gear
Rock Synthetic Leather Flip Case
Rock is a company that I’m just getting familiar with but they look like one of those companies whose strategy is to do it better and cheaper than everyone else to build up their name. And it looks like it’s working. The Rock Synthetic Leather Flip Case has a ton of positive reviews and looks great.
Made with a minimalist style the Flip Case doesn’t cover up the bottom of your phone so that you have easy access to your charging port, audio jack and S-Pen with no issues. The flip case on front is raised around the home button so there are no accidental presses and protects your phone from scratches and drops.
The Rock Synthetic Leather Flip Case ranges from $10.59 to $10.99 across their three colors, black, blue and champagne gold. You can pick up one of these perfectly 5 star rated cases with free Prime shipping.
Product Link: Rock Synthetic Leather Flip Case
OtterBox is THE name in cell phone protection. There have recently been some companies like LifeProof releasing cases that offer great protection but OtterBox is the original, and according to many, the best, at cell phone protection. But many people have shied away from them recently due to their lack of product design.
With the Symmetry series, OtterBox has addressed this concern in an impressive way. There’s still all the protection you could want, but we actually have attention to detail in the design department now. There are seven colors to choose from and all come with a smartly chosen accent color as well. OtterBox has tried to be as sleek as possible while still providing maximum protection. This isn’t going to be as low profile as the Ringke case mentioned above, it will definitely adds some bulk, but it’s a far reach from the OtterBox Defender series of years past.
You can pick up any of the 7 colors for $49.95. The 4.5 rated case can be at your door in 2 days for free with Prime shipping.
Product Link: OtterBox Symmetry
What do you think of our list? Will you be picking up any of these cases? Let us know in the comments some of your favorite cases we may have missed.