Best Galaxy Note 8 Cases Android Central 2019

Sure the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is officially two generations old now that the Note 10 has arrived, but it's still a pretty great phone in 2019. Whether you've owned one since launch or just recently snagged on on discount, you're going to want to keep it safe and stylish. We've rounded up the best cases to consider for the Note 8. I lean towards the Spigen Rugged Armor because it fits well in both my pocket and budget.

Rugged and sleek: Spigen Rugged Armor case

Staff pick

This sleek, one-piece case is designed to be rugged with carbon fiber accents that look nice on taller devices like the Note 8. It's made of flexible, shock-absorbing TPU material, so it's easy to install and features a matte finish for a great look and feel. It's a slim case, too, so you won't be adding a ton of bulk in exchange for a case that will provide rugged protection.

$12 at Amazon

Samsung's most stylish: Samsung LED Wallet Cover case

This brilliantly-designed case blends screen protection with functionality, allowing you to see the current time and view notifications via LEDs without exposing the screen — all you do is press the power button and presto! This case also features an interior pocket for storing your cash or cards, which can help you cut down on your pocket carry.

From $50 at Amazon

Feels real good: Samsung Alcantara case

Alcantara is a fashionable material that's been popping up more and more in smartphone cases, with Samsung leading the charge. This case is sleek and minimalist with a finish unlike any other case you've used.

From $18 at Amazon

Top protector: OtterBox Commuter case

When it comes to the best cases, many people instantly think of OtterBox. It has built a solid reputation of making exceptional cases backed by outstanding customer service. We'll recommend the Commuter Series case since it's a great combination of the rugged protection that OtterBox is known for and a slimmer design, so it's easier to slip into a pocket or purse.

From $20 at Amazon

Best for Grip: Speck Presido Grip

Speck cases offer cases that stylish-yet-functional design options for those who want to add a bit of glitz and glamor to their phone. Consider the Speck Presidio Grip, a case that's designed to prevent phone drops by giving you a case with a stylish and grippy exterior.

From $6 at Amazon

Fan Favorite: Ringke Wave

Ringke's Wave case is a stylish two-piece case that combines a soft TPU layer with a hard PC shell that's designed brilliantly. The exposed TPU on the back features waves that will feel great in your hands.

From $11 at Amazon

Thin thin thin: Spigen Thin Fit 360 with Screen Protector

For those who only need an ultra-thin case to protect from scratches and scuffs, the Spigen Thin Fit 360 is a good option that also comes with one of Spigen's tempered glass screen protector, so you get all-round protection for your Note 8. This case is available in three color styles and is pretty affordable.

From $16 at Amazon

Most Stylish: Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case

The Carnaby Esquire Series case features a fabric finish that's available in gray or blue. Each case features a TPU frame that helps disperse the shock from drops and the button covers and port cutouts are precise. It's an elegant solution to keeping your Note 8 protected and available in three color options on Amazon.

$20 at Amazon

Keep it Simple: RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper case

RhinoShield has developed a bumper case that offers truly rugged protection where your phone needs it most — in the corners, around the edges, and lips that come up around the front and back panels of glass. If you love being able to show off your brilliant new phone but also want to keep it protected from drop damage, you really can't beat the RhinoShield CrashGuard.

$25 at Amazon

Strong and Light: UAG Monarch

The UAG Monarch for the Note 8 is a great option, featuring a grippy back panel that feels great in your hand. There's a soft rubber screen lip around the display and skid pads on the back, so your phone won't be prone to slip and slide off any surfaces. These are also slim enough not to impede Samsung or Android Pay functionality and also allow you to charge your phone without removing the case wirelessly.

From $10 at Amazon

Minimalist: Seidio Surface Case w/ Holster

Thin cases don't need to be so bland and featureless. The Seidio Surface case is about as lightweight and slim a case as you'll find, providing excellent scratch resistance around the back, a subtle protective lip around the screen, and a pop-out kickstand on the back. It's a dual-layer case, too, so you should get ample coverage for drops, also.

From $28 at Amazon

Dual-layer protection: Caseology Parallax Series

This case is designed around a TPU sleeve and a rigid polycarbonate frame that work together to offer superb protection. And that pattern on the back isn't just for looks, the little grooves and ridges also help with grip for your fingertips. Get yours today, available in four unique colors.

From $12 at Amazon

Extend the life of your Note 8 with a case

We always recommend putting a case on a brand new phone to keep it in tip-top shape so that you can maybe trade it in or sell the phone down the line and get good money for it, but even if you've always rocked your phone "naked" a case can offer a fresh look for your aging phone and help keep it safe in its twilight years.

Deciding on a case can be hard, but no matter which of the above options you go with, you can rest assured knowing that you're getting an outstanding case for the Note 8. One of our personal favorites is the Spigen Rugged Armor thanks to its low price, sturdy protection, and slim design.

But let's say you really don't like cases because they cover up the design of your phone and add extra bulk. You should pick up the RhinoShield Bumper which still leaves the back of the phone exposed to show off your phone while providing ample protection where you need it most, around the outer edge of the phone and display.

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