The best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases we've seen so far  08/12/2018 12:45:59   James Rogerson

With a starting price of $1,000/£899/AU$1,499, which only rises if you want more RAM and storage, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is at the very top tip of smartphone pricing, and you'll probably want to keep it safe.

The fact it's made of rather a lot of glass can be a worrying thing for many, so you’re probably going to want to put the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in a case to help keep it in one piece.

The good news is there are already loads to choose from. The bad news is they’re not all made equal, and sifting through them to find the best is hard work.

That’s why we’ve done it for you. All the cases below look to be great options and we’ve covered a range of styles and price points. 

Note, however, that while we’ve researched these cases we haven’t actually used them, we've looked to shake out some interesting cases from trusted brands.

Note: we've ranked these from cheapest to most expensive according to prices at time of writing.

1. Ringke Fusion Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Colors: Black, Blue, Clear, Purple | Material: TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and polycarbonate


Surprisingly tough

Looks cheap

Doesn’t fully protect screen

The Ringke Fusion Case looks to be a good option if you’re feeling a bit poor after your Note 9 purchase and don’t want to shell out too much on a case.

But while it’s cheap and might look a bit flimsy it should actually do a solid job of keeping your phone safe, as the Ringke Fusion case has cushioned corners and offers MIL-STD 810G - 516.6 Certified Military Grade Drop Protection.

It also comes with a wrist strap, and the case is transparent, so you can fully see the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 through it.

2. Olixar Sentinel Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Case

Colors: Black | Material: TPU

Includes a screen protector

Built for maximum protection

Rugged design

Made of plastic

The Olixar Sentinel Case puts protection first, with a tough yet flexible design that’s built to absorb and deflect shocks and impacts. It’s also made to be easy to grip, and the case itself should stay looking pristine thanks to an anti-scratch and anti-fingerprint design.

The rugged looks could prove divisive, but the Sentinel Case does have some nice design details in the form of carbon fiber and brushed metal effects.

And you get more than just a case here, as the Olixar Sentinel also comes with a tempered glass screen protector, so you can keep the front of your phone as safe as the back.

3. Spigen Tough Armor Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Case

Colors: Black, Blue, Grey, Lavender | Material: TPU and polycarbonate

Has a kickstand

Lots of protection

Plain look

Minimal screen protection

The Spigen Tough Armor Case looks to live up to its name thanks to air-cushioned corners and dual-layer protection, keeping the back and sides of your Galaxy Note 9 safe from damage.

The screen isn’t covered here, but there is the expected lip around it to offer some protection and despite being tough – and even packing in a kickstand - the Spigen Tough Armor also manages to be slimmer than you might expect.

The design is perhaps a little plain and like most cases the build is plastic, but you can at least get the case in a handful of different colors, to match or contrast your phone.

Colors: Chestnut Brown, Navy, Black, Plum, Honey Gold, Bottle Green, Burnt Orange, Moss Green, Black/Brown, Black/Navy, Black/Plum | Material: Cowhide nubuck leather and plastic

Real leather

Doubles as a wallet

May not offer as much protection as some cases

Adds bulk to your phone

This wallet case from Snakehive might seem expensive, but it's not too bad given it  made from leather.

As well as looking great it also offers a fair amount of protection, as unlike most cases on this list it keeps the screen covered most of the time as well as the back and sides.

And this is a dual-purpose case, because it also has slots inside for cash and cards, letting you leave your wallet at home, so you don’t have to stuff your pockets.

5. Krusell Sunne Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Colors: Nude, Black, Cognac, Red | Material: Leather and plastic

Stylish design


Other cases probably provide more protection

Not cheap

Want leather but not a wallet? Then your options are limited, but the Krusell Sunne Cover should suit your needs.

Available in nude, black, cognac or red, this leather case just covers the back and sides of the Galaxy Note 9, meaning it’s slimmer than most wallet cases and the screen is always at the ready – though also less protected.

It looks good and suitably high quality for a phone as expensive as the Note 9, though it doesn’t go as far with its protection claims as some cases, so you might still want to treat your phone like the highly priced piece of fragile tech that it is.

6. Official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Clear View Standing Case

Colors: Black, Brown, Blue, Lavender | Material: TBC

Transparent screen protection

Doubles as a stand and mirror


Slightly dull design on the back

Being an official Samsung case this is unsurprisingly expensive, but it’s also a bit different to most cases out there, as the Samsung Clear View Standing Case has a transparent flap on the front, keeping the screen protected without stopping you from seeing notifications and the time.

The case can also fold out into a stand, making it handy if you plan to watch any lengthy video content on your Note 9.

And the front flap also apparently doubles as a mirror when not in use, which could be a pro or a con depending on how happy you are to be confronted with your own visage.

7. Official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 LED View Cover

Colors: Blue, Brown, Black, Lavender | Material: TBC


Includes a credit card slot


More color choices would be nice

Another official Samsung case, and this one is even more expensive. The idea is similar to the case above, with a front flap that lets you see your notifications, but the implementation here is slightly more stylish, as rather than being transparent it’s got a fabric-like look that allows your notifications to appear like an LED dot matrix.

That look extends to the back, making it a much more interesting and less plain case than the Clear View one, and it also benefits from a credit card slot tucked away inside.

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