The great thing about the Android smartphone market is that many manufacturers are setting the pace of what a phone can do. This is true with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which is not only larger than the S10+ but is capable of accessing the 5G network that is spreading across the country. However, those features come at a cost, and you'll want to protect your investment so you won't have to worry about accidental drops. Here are the best cases you can get for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
Tried and true
Spigen Tough Armor
Finding the medium between a slim-fit and ultra-protective case can be rather tough, but Spigen does a wonderful job with its Tough Armor case. There are two layers of protection, along with a built-in kickstand and raised lips around the screen and camera to keep your glass safe from harm.
FYY RFID Leather Wallet Case
While it's important to keep your phone protected, it's equally as important to keep items such as your credit cards and ID's protected. The FYY RFID Wallet case does this with its built-in RFID shielding material, along with the handmade cowhide leather for the ultimate wallet case.
Fast and thin
Spigen Thin Fit
Spigen is one of the most trusted brands for smartphone accessories. The Spigen Thin Fit is an excellent case for those who want a little bit of protection, but don't want to add extra bulk to the slim profile of the S10 5G.
The Ghostek Covert does two things very well. It keeps the S10 5G safe from drops with its military-grade bumper and shows off the device thanks to the clear back shell.
Kick it up
Poetic Rugged Case with Kickstand
Those folks out there who want as much protection as possible will want to look at the Poetic Revolution, which is a "full-body" cover. This case offers 360-degrees of protection and even has a built-in kickstand, so you can prop it up to watch your favorite podcast or show.
Trianium Clarium Hybrid Case
What's the point of getting an awesome phone if you can't show it off? That's where the Trianium Clarium comes in, as this ultra-slim case offers a snug fit with a hard-shell clear back. The Clarium will be able to handle just about everything you can throw at it while letting you show off your new phone in the process.
Keep it slim
VRS Slim Wallet Case
It can be annoying to have a boatload of things in your pockets. That's why more and more people are using wallet cases. This VRS Slim Wallet case offers a slim and protective form factor, plus a rear slot capable of holding up to 2 cards and even a little bit of cash. You can have everything you need without the bulk.
Get the holster
Nagabee Full Coverage Holster
Although holster cases aren't as popular as they once were, they can still be found; NagaBee offers a great one for the S10 5G. This case features a TPU inner shell with a polycarbonate outer shell and a clip holster for maximum protection.
GOOSPERY Jelly TPU Case
While using a TPU case is fine and dandy, there is just something about the material that isn't always comfortable to hold. The GOOSPERY Jelly case gets rid of that weird feeling while keeping your phone protected along with keeping it from slipping out of your hands.
SupCase Unicorn Beetle Pro
The SupCase Unicorn Beetle Pro has been a community favorite for years thanks to its combination of protection and versatility. The case offers elevated bezels to protect the screen from scratches and is rated for withstanding drops up to 20 feet. Plus, SupCase includes a belt-clip holster, and that's not even counting the built-in kickstand.
Huness TPU Flower Bumper Case
Some folks don't care about having card slots or a built-in kickstand and just want a solid and reliable case. The Huness TPU Bumper Case is perfect for those people. Plus, this case offers a bit more pizazz with the floral pattern on the back. Huness also offers a 30-day limited warranty if you are not satisfied after purchase.
Keep it in your hand
VRS Design Damda High Pro Shield
Everyone hates when they get a new case and find that it's just too slippery, leaving the phone on the ground instead of your hand. The VRS Damda High Pro Shield helps to solve this with the unique palm rest found on the back. The case itself works with most wireless chargers and offers raised edges along both the camera module and screen to protect against scratches.
Can I use a Galaxy S10 Plus case with the Galaxy S10 5G?
While it may seem like the Galaxy S10 5G only has different internals than its brother the Galaxy S10+, that's not the case. The S10 5G sports a 6.7-inch display, compared to the 6.4-inch display found on the S10+.
The included quad-camera system and 4,500mAh battery add some additional thickness to the S10 5G, which pushes this phone even further away from the S10 lineup. With this, you'll definitely need to get a dedicated case for the S10 5G.
What would we pick?
When compared to many other devices released, the S10 5G stands alone due to its substantive price tag. That means you will want to make sure that your investment is protected with an excellent case. If protection is the name of the game, you can't go wrong with the Spigen Tough Armor with its dual-layer protection and a built-in kickstand. In addition to offering precise cutouts and a familiar design, the Tough Armor also sports Spigen's Air Cushion technology for increased shock-absorption.
Those looking for a case that is functional and protective won't want to look any further than the FYY RFID Leather Wallet. There are five different leather color choices to pick from, and the built-in RFID shielding technology will keep your credit/debit cards and ID safe from falling into the hands of the wrong people. Plus, this case doubles as a kickstand, so you can kick back and enjoy some videos on your lunch break.
Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.
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