The Samsung Galaxy A52 and A52 5G number among the best cheap Android phones available, but cheap doesn't mean you should be reckless with them. Both have two Android OS updates and plenty of security support left from Samsung, so they have the software and mid-range specs to last you a long time. So make sure to protect it — and add a pop of color — with the best Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G cases.
The best Samsung Galaxy A52 & A52 5G cases for every situation
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Are you looking for a case that "pops" with your new Galaxy A52? Caseology's new Nano Pop case fits the bill quite nicely, with its two-tone color scheme providing enough contrast to help your phone stand out. The case is compatible with most screen protectors and only adds 0.14-inches of thickness, keeping your A52 slim and lightweight.
The next best
Clear cases are some of the most fun options because they allow you to show off how sleek your new Galaxy A52 is without sacrificing protection. And what better company to know about protection than Spigen, whose Liquid Crystal case is one of the best in the business.
Just a little
Nobody wants to deal with bulky cases on their new phones, but it's a necessary evil if you tend to drop your phone. The EasyAcc Slim Case adds just enough protection to make you feel at ease and features raised bezels around the display and camera to help avoid any scratches to the glass.
Merging the layers
The TUDIA DualShield Merge case sports two layers of protection with a soft TPU inner shell, along with a hard polycarbonate backplate. This backplate not only provides stability to your case, but the edges are ridged, so you'll also get a better grip when using your phone. Plus, there are four different colors to choose from if you don't want to just go with a boring color.
The Ringke Fusion-X is an odd case that is both sleek and more protective than the rest. Thanks to the clear polycarbonate backplate, you'll be able to show off your Galaxy A52, but the reinforced frame with raised bezels ensures protection around the entire phone. There's even a lanyard hole in the bottom corner if that's your kind of thing.
Slim and compatible
When you think of dual-layer cases, you may not associate those with a thin case. But that's exactly what you'll find with the Spigen Thin Fit, as there's a dual-layer design here that's also compatible with QNMP plates.
Caseology has been on top of its game in the past couple of years with options like the Parallax. This case is a bit bulkier than that of the Nano Pop, but that's absolutely perfect for some folks. You have a few different colors to choose from, and the case will work with most screen protectors.
For the lanyard
Ringke's Onyx case is made from a flexible yet heavy-duty TPU material making this case military graded for drop protection. The Onyx also features a QuikCatch lanyard hole if you want to put a strap around your wrist or wear your phone like a weighty necklace. You'll need to purchase the lanyard separately or use your own.
Spigen has reigned supreme as one of the best case makers for years, thanks in large part to the Rugged Armor series. This is one of the best Galaxy A52 cases with its lightweight design and Air Cushion technology for enhanced shock absorption. Plus, you get that classic design that Spigen has been providing for years.
If heavy-duty is the name of the game, look no further than the Ghostek Iron Armor. Ghostek's case features a built-in and adjustable kickstand, raised edges around the display and camera, along with including an "effortless disengage holster." That belt clip also swivels so that you can use it as a fidget spinner or rotate your phone out of the way to avoid knocking it on something.
A little leather
If you're looking for a rugged leather case, then you won't go wrong with the Anccer Newborn Series. The edges are protected by a soft TPU bumper, while a polycarbonate backplate helps keep everything in place. But then there's an added layer of PU leather which not only looks good but adds a bit more grip to your phone.
Put a ring on it
Unfortunately, the Galaxy A52 5G doesn't come in a wide array of colors. But that's okay, thanks to cases like this one from KANGYA. The Lavender color will help your phone stand out from the crowd, while including a built-in ring holder on the back that doubles as a kickstand. There's even a cutout on the bottom right for those who want to attach a lanyard.
Get a grip
Foluu may not be a household name for cases, but these are sure some of the best we've seen. The Rubber Bumper case is not only made of a soft TPU material that's comfortable to hold, but there's even a suede lining to keep your phone looking good even when it's in the case. Foluu even offers a limited lifetime warranty if something happens to your case while in use.
Dzxouui's Quicksand Glitter Case offers great protection but also has a pretty awesome glitter design. The glitter in the back of the case floats and moves around as you use your phone while sparking and shimmering when it catches the light. Plus, you'll get a tempered glass screen protector for that 360-degree protection you want.
For almost as long as there have been smartphones, there's been an Otterbox case for it. The Commuter LITE is one of the most popular options for many phones, including the Galaxy A52 and A52 5G. This case offers a slim, yet rugged design, so it doesn't add too much bulk while keeping your phone out of harm's way.
Deciding on the best Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G cases
If we had to pick just one when looking at the best Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A52 5G cases, it would have to be the Caseology Nano Pop. This case is just plain fun with its different color options and dual-tone design. Plus, the Nano Pop offers more protection than you might expect without adding too much bulk.
The next best case for the Galaxy A52 is the Spigen Liquid Crystal, if only for the ability to show off your new phone without sacrificing protection. Spigen knows a thing or two about making good cases, and the Liquid Crystal is no exception. The reinforced buttons ensure you won't deal with any misclicks, and the TPU material provides all the grip you need.
Whichever you pick, you'll protect one of the best cheap Android phones of 2021 — though the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has since supplanted the A52. As our review points out, the A52 falls short in performance and display refresh rate but otherwise holds its own, so there's no reason to let your phone get smashed up just yet!
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