Best heavy-duty cases for Samsung Galaxy S22 in 2023

There's no denying the fact that Samsung's Galaxy S22 is a stunning-looking device, having a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen and an all-glass design with a soft-touch matte back panel. That said, it's still fragile — and, of course, expensive! — flagship smartphone that needs to be guarded well against any and all kinds of damage, even more so if you plan on using it for a long time. 

While regular cases do the job well, they simply aren't sufficient if you routinely use your smartphone in demanding environments. For that, you're going to want to get one of these best heavy-duty cases for Samsung Galaxy S22. Whether you want one that features a built-in card holder or something that comes with its very own screen protector, here are some of the best options available out there.

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Which heavy-duty case should you get for the Samsung Galaxy S22? 

If you've recently gotten your hands on the petite Samsung Galaxy S22 (opens in new tab), chances are you're super excited. That's well and good, but as with any new smartphone, it's very important you pair your new flagship with the right accessories to ensure it stays like new for a long time. 

A protective case is a must-have for any smartphone, and if you are someone who loves adventures or uses their phone in tough conditions, one of these best heavy-duty cases will give your S22 the protection it deserves.

Reliable and well-known, SUPCASE's Unicorn Beetle Pro is easy to recommend. The case comes in both mature shades, as well as fun hues that can brighten up your S22 with little to no effort. As expected, it offers increased protection against falls, drops, and bumps. The built-in kickstand comes in handy for hands-free usage, while the included screen-guard eliminates the need to buy one of the best Samsung Galaxy S22 screen protectors (opens in new tab) separately.

On the other hand, if you want something a bit slimmer and more affordable, take a look at AICase's offering, which comes in a range of playful colors. Then there's the Shield from Raptic, which is a spectacular mashup between a rugged cover and a transparent case. I am particularly fond of the iridescent shade that shifts its colors when under the lights. It has reinforced corners and looks even better if you've picked the white out of the available S22 color options (opens in new tab).

I always gravitate to Spigen as my first go-to case whenever I buy a new phone, so I'd highly recommend opting for the Rugged Armor too, especially if you just want to purchase something quickly for the time being while you decide on another case. 

The downside of getting the Rugged Armor is the lack of imagination, as almost all of the Spigen cases look the same and there aren't many colors to choose from. Among the best Android phones (opens in new tab) out there, I think the Galaxy S22 deserves something more sophisticated, but that's a personal belief. If you happen to think the same, do consider one of the other heavy-duty cases rounded off in this list.

All that said, you can be rest assured that these rugged S22 cases are the best of the best, both in terms of durability and looks. If you're looking for other types of cases to use instead of heavy-duty ones, or you just want to have different options, check out our roundup of the best cases for the Galaxy S22 (opens in new tab) as well.

Christine Persaud
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Christine Persaud has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's working on her latest fitness program, binging a new TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets she's reviewing, or spending time with family and friends. A self-professed TV nerd, lover of red wine, and passionate home cook, she's immersed in tech in every facet of her life. Follow her at @christineTechCA.

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