The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pushes the boundaries for smartphone dimensions — with a price tag to match. Sure, the device is already more than two years old. But it's still a viable option for many. If you invested a lot of money in one, the last thing you want is to damage your phone. But if you want something that offers a greater level of protection, there are plenty of Note 9 rugged cases from which to choose.
Supcase knows how to make a case that protects your Note well and looks fierce doing it! The clear-backed Unicorn Beetle Hybrid Style comes in four two-tone palettes, and they all look awesome.
Get yourself a holster
Another Supcase rugged case, the Pro is designed to keep your phone well protected with a built-in screen protector for the display. An optional belt clip holster is also included if you're interested in that look.
The great outdoors
Otterbox and rugged protection go hand-in-hand, and you can't go wrong with this case, especially if you're working outdoors and need the ultimate in protection. Along with a rugged grip and detachable belt clip and holster, it also comes with OtterArmor Microbial Defense to protect the device from common germs.
Spigen's Tough Armor cases are great options that offer rugged protection while maintaining a sleek look and a pocket-friendly design. This dual-layer case also includes a built-in kickstand for watching your favorite videos.
The slimmest, rugged protection
For those who don't want to sacrifice pocket space for protection, Spigen's Rugged Armor case is a great option. This sleek, one-piece case is rugged and sleek with carbon fiber accents that look great on all phones, but especially big phones like the Note 9.
For those stylish few
This dual-layer case from Caseology offers rugged protection for your phone while keeping the phone's profile sleek and stylish. The geometric design on the back is both beautiful and functional by enhancing your grip.
Get heavy-duty protection for your big Note 9
Protecting a bigger phone like the Galaxy Note 9 is a tricky thing. Sure, you can get a thin and fashionable case. But the Note 9 is a massive phone made of glass that should be protected. That said, you also want to avoid adding too much extra bulk to an already massive phone.
Our top recommendation when it comes to Note 9 rugged cases is the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Hybrid Style (opens in new tab), which is one of the prototypical heavy-duty case styles. It's not only protective, but it's stylish as well, coming in multiple color options.
Choosing a case often comes down to personal tastes, so we'll also recommend the great Spigen Tough Armor Case (opens in new tab) which offers great protection, sleek design, and a built-in kickstand. Basically, any case from Spigen will do.
Christine Persaud is a freelance writer for Android Central who has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's probably working on her latest fitness program, binging a new (or old) TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets, or spending time with her school-aged son. 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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