Best Clear Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

We get it — you just ordered your brand new Galaxy Note 8 and you can't wait to show it off to your friends and family. But you also want to keep it protected, right?

A clear case is a great option for those of us who love to show off your phone's sleek lines without worrying about the shattering from an accidental drop. We've rounded up our favorite clear cases for the Galaxy Note 8!

Spigen Liquid Crystal

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A great clear case is going to offer protection for your phone without drawing attention to the fact that you've got a case on your phone. In that regard, the Spigen Liquid Crystal is an outstanding choice.

Made of lightweight and flexible TPU material, this single-layer case is easy to pop onto your phone while adding next to no bulk to the phone. Precise cutouts and buttons means that your phone's functionality is never affected, and it's thin enough to allow for wireless charging, too.

Spigen has a couple other clear case options you might be interested in — the Rugged Crystal (opens in new tab) ($12) features reinforced corners to help with drops, and the Ultra Hybrid S (opens in new tab) ($15) features a built-in magnetic kickstand for hands-free media viewing. But if you're just looking for a reliable and slim clear case, the Liquid Crystal is your best value at just $11.

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Ringke Fusion

The Ringke Fusion case is one of those case styles that's offered for nearly every major phone release, and it's a reliable option if you want to keep your phone protected without impeding the look and design of your new phone.

This is a two-layer case with a soft, shock-absorbing TPU bumper paired with a hard plastic back plate that offers serious protection against drops and scratches. There's tapered lips around the corners to ensure the screen isn't in direct contact with surfaces if you put your phone screen down on a table, and it's been precisely designed so that all the ports and buttons are functional.

You can get the standard all-clear version for just $7.99, or opt to add some character to the bumper — Rose Gold or Smoke Black — for just $9.99.

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Speck Presidio Clear

Speck's clear case is as minimalist as it gets — at a glance, you'd never know your phone has a case on it if not for the subtle Speck logo in the top-right corner.

This dual-layer case is rugged, having been test dropped from 8 feet by a third-party testing lab. If you've shied away from a clear case in the past because you've seen the yellowing effect that UV rays can have on them over time, you'll be happy to know that the Presidio case is made with a custom-engineered material that resists turning yellow over time.

At just under $20, this is one of the more expensive clear case options for the Note 8, but if ruggedness and anti-yellowing are important features for you, don't settle for anything less.

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Caseology Skyfall

The Caseology Skyfall series of cases for the Note 8 are the perfect choice for anyone who wants a clear case with accents around the edge to match the color of the phone.

These dual-layer cases combine a crystal-clear acrylic hard cover with an impact resistant PC bumper that comes in your choice of three colors — Blue Coral, Orchid Gray, and Warm Gray.

If you're set on a specific color for your Note 8 and want a clear case that actually accents your phone rather than attempting to be invisible, get at Caseology Skyfall case starting at $13.

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OtterBox Symmetry Series Clear Case

OtterBox is a brand that's become synonymous with outstanding quality and customer support — and that's important because OtterBox cases always tend to be on the more expensive side.

The OtterBox Symmetry Series is an ultra-slim offering, available as a clear case or your choice of six other stylish options. It's compatible with screen protectors and features a lip around the screen to protect the touchscreen from damage.

At $50 it's a decidedly a pricy investment, but so is the Note 8 itself. Backed by OtterBox's limited lifetime warranty, you can buy with confidence.

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Which clear case will you get?

These are our picks for best clear case — which one are you going with? Got a favorite that didn't make our list? Let us know!

Marc Lagace

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  • Clear cases tend to lose their 'clearness' after time. Then it just looks nasty.
  • That's why I usually don't use them as my daily driver. Bought the rugged crystal and the Neo Hybrid from Spigen. The Neo Hybrid would be for Daily use.
  • well there good for a couple . but longer if you change up cases like most do . got a spigen on my note 8 gray cause just looks so damn good
  • I just buy a new one yearly. Clear shows off the design of the phone.
  • This is the best clear case. I have one on my S8+ and its PERFECT. This is not a paid post and I rarely post about my preference on cases. I just spent a long time trying to find a good clear case and this one is the best I have ever used.
  • Looks good in the black phone but not sure how it would look with the Grey.
  • I have a clear case already, but this looks really good. Think I might have to get this too.
  • Tech21 Evo Tactical as it is semi clear for out and about and a black Alcantera Samsung case for at work.
  • I want one that doesn't cover the buttons. Samsung made one for the note 5 that only covers the back and corners
  • I'm not sure that I'm getting the Note 8, but if I were give me the one with the kickstand. And it's a beautiful design.
  • Clear case looks good at the very beginning ,but after some days ,it is not such clear .
  • The clear cases look great, but since i need and prefer something that offers more grip i go w the speck presido grip case. I can see why clear cases are popular, but they are too slippery for me.
  • There are some with a Lil groves on the side for more grip . My orchid gray note 8 is in a thin clear cases as I write
  • I have a cheap no-name smoke TPU on my note 5. After a spigen hybrid and an incipio 2piece case... This one is just good.
  • I have the Spigen with the kickstand. It's great. When it turns yellow, I'll just buy another. They're inexpensive.
  • Exactly this