The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the best flagships of the year and as such, you’re going to want to protect it. In fact, if you’ve checked out our first 10 things to do with your Galaxy S10, then you know the first thing we recommend is to protect it.
With glass on both sides, the S10 can quickly accumulate scratches and you’re one accident away from cracking one or both sides. Protect your investment and throw one of these great cases on it.
Totallee specializes in ultrathin cases, and trust me, these cases are so thin they are barely there. Unlike most cases, you won’t notice any additional bulk or weight added. While these are perfect for the minimalist and will help prevent scratches, it won’t offer much protection against drops.
The Totallee Clear was my favorite of the three because it shows off the color of the phone and adds a little grip, while the Frosted Clear and Solid Black cases tend to feel a little slick.
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The X-Doria Defense Shield Series offers protection with style, and we’re talking about major protection. Each case is made from a combination of anodized aluminum, hard polycarbonate, and soft rubber.
This all adds up to the Defense Shield Series being rated beyond military standards withstanding drops of up to 10 feet. The cases came in a variety of designs, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice style in favor of protection either.
One of the most unique features was how it redirects the bottom facing speaker to provide a better listening experience. My only complaints would be it is difficult to get the phone in and out of the cases and the buttons are not easy to feel or distinguish by touch alone.
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The Pelican Adventurer case is a clear case with a hard back with soft touch edges to protect your Galaxy S10. It has a lip on the front to help guard the screen and meets military grade drop standards. Something I really liked about the Adventurer case was the buttons were easy to find and press and the case provided a good grip.
The Pelican Protector case provides even more protection in black with a dual layer design. It has been tested internally for 26 drops from a four-foot height. There is a lip on the front to keep the display safe just like with the Adventurer. However, the Protector is quite slick and doesn’t offer as good of a grip. Pelican offers you the option to buy the Protector with or without a car mounting system.
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If wallet cases are your thing, Vena has a pair you might be interested in. The Vena vSkin is the slimmer of the two with enough space to carry a couple of cards and won’t interfere with wireless charging or contactless payments. It still offers plenty of protection against drops and a raised bezel to protect the display.
The Vena vCommute is a fantastic do it all for you wallet case. It can hold a couple of credit cards or your ID and that’s not even its most impressive trick. The vCommute uses an ingenious magnetic flap that allows it to double as a stand or work with magnetic car mounts. Not only is it multitalented, but it also meets military grade drop-test standards and still functions with Samsung Pay.
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The Gear4 line up of cases meshes together both protection and style. By using the D30 material which is featured in helmets, gloves, and other protective gear it helps protect your Galaxy S10 against drops.
The Battersea case features soft edges making it one of the easiest Gear4 cases to grip. However, that’s not what makes it most unique. The Battersea case has a distinctive fun pattern on the back. It not only looks great but also makes the phone easier to hold onto, plus, it boasts drop protection for up to 16 feet.
The Crystal Palace is a rigid relatively thin case from Gear4 with anti-yellowing technology that is rated for drops up to 10 feet.
The Gear4 Oxford Folio case is perfect for all of you folio case lovers out there. It even includes two card slots on the inside in case you want to use it as a wallet case. Finding the buttons by feel alone on the left side can be troublesome because they are not raised. However, the Oxford does offer solid protection for drops up to 10 feet as well as the ability to use it as a stand while in landscape.
The Piccadilly case from Gear4 that has been drop tested for up to 10 feet and has a special UV resistant coating for extra protection. It is a hard rigid case and the buttons are easy to distinguish by feel alone.
The Platoon case includes a holster for all of you cowboys out there who like your phone on your belt for easy access. The case itself is extremely solid with soft edges making it comfortable to grip.
The buttons are a bit too recessed making it more difficult to find them by feel alone though. While the back of the case has a nice rubberized texture and the clip on the holster feels strong and sturdy. The Platoon uses the same D30 protection as the other cases, yet is rated for drops up to 20 feet providing your phone the best protection out of all of the Gear4 cases.