The Samsung Galaxy S23 might have replaced the Galaxy S22 on the list of our favorite Android phones, but it's still an impressive device. Like any smartphone, though, it's made of glass and metal, which means one drop could spell disaster for your little device. Luckily, tons of exceptional cases are available for the Galaxy S22 — from bulky military-grade options to simpler slim-fit cases. We've compiled this list of the best to help you find something that fits your style and needs.
Poetic Neon for Galaxy S22Best overall
The Poetic Neon strikes a balance between heavy-duty protection and a more lithe profile. It uses the same tried-and-true dual-layer design as the Spigen Tough Armor and OtterBox Commuter Series, but Poetic has refined the design to achieve greater functionality and an iconic look. Cutouts on the back and sides of the hard plastic shell allow the grippier, impact-absorbent TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) to keep your phone from sliding around a table or falling out of your hand.
Casetify Impact Case Series for Galaxy S22Premium pick
While solid color cases may be easier to make and sell, nothing's as fun as a well-designed graphic case. Casetify's variety of Galaxy S22 cases is completely out of this world. From licensed Co-Labs like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the NBA to hundreds of original and customizable designs, there's a design for every Galaxy S22 owner and then some. Best of all, almost every single design is available in multiple colors or durability levels.
Ghostek Covert for Galaxy S22Best value
This clear case is built for a beating. Ghostek utilizes R2X silicone shock absorbers to resist the ever-dreaded corner drop, while raised bezels protect your screen and camera module from scratches. Although the Ghostek is definitely not an "invisible" clear case, that's a good thing because clear cases often look squirrely around the curves and corners. Ghostek also has limited edition bumper colors in Red, Teal, Blue, and Purple, though they're getting harder and harder to find.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Series for Galaxy S22Promoted Pick
In partnership with Supcase
If you need a case that can survive the apocalypse, Supcase crafted the Unicorn Beetle Pro just for you. Tested against 20-foot drops and complete with a dust flap to keep sawdust or zombie guts out of your all-important USB-C port, the UB Pro series of cases have survived run-ins with bikes, cars, and even lawnmowers. It might be slightly too thick to work with most wireless chargers, but the case makes up for that with a great kickstand.
Spigen Liquid Crystal Series for Galaxy S22
The Liquid Crystal is one of the most consistently superb thin clear cases, adding grip while showing off Samsung's full design prowess, but you might not know that it comes in two flavors. The regular liquid crystal fills the role of invisible case well, but its sparkly counterpart is the one we recommend. Adding some glamour to your case does wonders to make the S22 look less dreary.
UAG Monarch for Galaxy S22
This case may seem a bit extravagant between the 5-layer design and the $60 starting price, but the UAG Monarch is truly fit for a king, or at least for an adventure-seeking prince looking to slay dragons for glory. Like the Supcase UB Pro, the Monarch is rated for 20-foot drops, but even with the 5-layer construction, the Monarch is still thin enough to allow for wireless charging on most wireless chargers.
Caseology Parallax for Galaxy S22
The Parallax's mesmerizing rear pattern is not some printed design; it's a 3D texture that feels pleasant in hand, looks enchanting, and offers a flat-enough surface for you to stick on PopSockets or an adapter for your magnetic car mount. Along the sides of this Samsung Galaxy S22 case sit two textured pads, adding even more stability when using the phone one-handed or typing. The color selection is a great bonus, especially the green that matches the S22.
Samsung Silicone Cover with Strap for Galaxy S22
Last year, Samsung stepped up its case game with the Silicone Cover with Strap, giving the Galaxy Z Flip 3 an instantly-iconic look that could be further jazzed up with swappable straps. With the Galaxy S22, Samsung is kicking things into the next gear, promising a plethora of straps from Disney to UEFA soccer and everybody in between. The strap does more than look cute, though; it also works as a softer phone grip that won't interfere with wireless charging.
Otterbox Symmetry Series for Galaxy S22
OtterBox turned itself into the Kleenex of the heavy-duty case world, and after over a decade of amazingly rugged entries, it has its Galaxy S22 cases down to a science. Sleeker than the Defender Series, the Symmetry is durable and dependable without turning into an unwieldy tank. Available in some breathtaking colors, the Symmetry Series is the best OtterBox for the Galaxy S22.
i-Blason Cosmo Series for Galaxy S22Promoted Pick
In partnership with i-Blason
i-Blason cases are always among our favorites thanks to their robust protection and beautiful design. While the classic Pink marble remains a crowd favorite, you might consider a few extra i-Blason exclusives for the Galaxy S22. A black/white/gold version looks impressive with the Phantom Black Galaxy S22, but the most unique offering is a clear/silver model that pairs well with each colorway while still having the classic overlay.
dbrand Grip case for Galaxy S22
The Dbrand Grip Case for the Galaxy S22 offers a sleek design with several colorful options designed to fit your smartphone perfectly. Dbrand also highly praises itself for making the buttons on the Galaxy S22 even clickier, giving you a satisfying way to know when you're turning down your volume. Added military-grade protection means you can drop your phone without concerns and expect it to keep chugging without any dents or long-term scratches.
Speck Presidio Grip2 case for Galaxy S22
The Speck Presidio Grip2 brings great protection to a small package. This case is designed to protect your phone during drops of up to 13 feet, meaning you can rest easy knowing that your Galaxy S22 is safe when snug. The case is also perfectly designed to fit around your device, making the cutouts easy to line up and secure. In addition, the buttons are extremely tactile and easy to interact with, even in the dark.
Torro Genuine Leather Cover for Galaxy S22
Crafted from American leather, this British-born case is wonderfully detailed. The wallet portion can carry three cards plus cash, and the magnetic clasps that hold it closed have been shifted down so they don't cover the power button. (You might think that'd be a no-brainer, but that detail gets overlooked far, far too often.) The dark brown colorway feels more subtle and suave, but the black with that bold red threading and detailing looks too good to ignore.
Smartish Wallet Case for Galaxy S22
The Smartish Wallet case is made of ultra-light and durable material, with pockets built into the corners to protect it from drops and dings. It's thin enough to keep the low profile of the Galaxy S22 and to allow for uninterrupted wireless charging on all supported devices. In addition, it has room for three cards in the back and a special section to store your cash. The high-grip textured sides also mean a better grip when using the device.
Picking a great Galaxy S22 case
Of course, choosing between hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of fantastic cases can be challenging. That's why it is important to determine what you need and what style you're looking for before you sift through the options. Here are a few important things to keep in mind when looking for a phone case:
- How much drop protection do you want?
- Do you prefer a thick or thin case?
- Are fun colors your thing?
The answers to those questions sometimes clash, too, but that's okay because many cases can meet the needs offered by all three. The Poetic Neon, for example, is one of the best Galaxy S22 cases because of its thicker, more armored approach. However, that armored design is still relatively thin, keeping the phone's low profile sleek and beautiful. It's also available in an assortment of colors, like light pink, black, and green.
If customization and fun are your thing, the Casetify Impact case offers a shock-resistant, ultra-customizable design thanks to Casetify's various licensed designs. You can keep things simple with a black or clear frosted case, or if you really want to show off your love for a particular brand, you might find a licensed case design on Casetify's website. No matter which way you go, you'll get great protection and a cool design that's sure to draw attention to your device.
Sometimes, though, you want something sleek and understated, which is why the Ghostek Covert is such a great value. Not only are there multiple color options available for the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, but the case brings well-rounded protection to a sleek and comfortable case with a non-slip grip and lifted bumper designs to help stave off cracks in your display, especially when paired with one of the best Galaxy S22 screen protectors. The Ghostek Covert also features a clear back, allowing you to show off the slick design of the S22 if you want.