Best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Cases Android Central 2021
We've rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy S21+ cases that we could find because we know how important it is to keep your prized and expensive new smartphone safe and protected for its entire lifetime. Some of these cases offer maximum protection, while others showcase that incredible Samsung style. When looking for a case from this list, consider the form factor, color, and thickness that works best for you.
- Exclusive to the Plus: Samsung Kvadrat Cover
- A pleasure to hold: Caseology Parallax Case
- Colorful grip: Ringke Air-S Case
- Military-grade protection: UAG Pathfinder
- Galaxy glitter: Spigen Liquid Crystal Glitter
- Premium feeling protection: Poetic Spartan Series
- Thinnest available: Totallee Ultra Thin
- Can't mist case: Speck Presidio Perfect Mist Case
- Built like a tank: ArmadilloTek Vanguard Case
- Protect your cameras: Nillkin CamShield Pro Series
- Utility player: Spigen Slim Armor Case
- Almost invisible: ESR Project Zero Clear Case
Exclusive to the Plus: Samsung Kvadrat CoverStaff Pick
Samsung has been on a sustainability kick in 2021, and this lovely textured case is part of that initiative. Made entirely out of recycled PET bottles, the case not only keeps new materials out of the product stream, but it can be composted as well! The texture makes it easy and comfortable to hold while still providing protection. You can pick one up in violet or a stunning silvery gray.
A pleasure to hold: Caseology Parallax Case
It's not often that you find one of the best-looking, most-protective cases by a major brand at this price point, but that's exactly what you get with the Caseology Parallax. Available in Ash Gray, Indi Pink, Matte Black, and Purple-ish, this case blends in seamlessly with your S21+. The back's textured pattern is both visually appealing and grippable, and the case provides military-grade drop protection.
Colorful grip: Ringke Air-S Case
Ringke's better known for its clear cases, but I've adored the Air-S series since it came out a little over a year ago. While most TPU cases are boring black, Ringke brings understated color and fit while keeping things compact. You'll notice a small notch on the side of this case, allowing you to hook on a wrist strap, lanyard, or a phone charm.
Military-grade protection: UAG Pathfinder
Urban Armor Gear is one of the oldest and most-trusted heavy duty case brands on the market, and the Pathfinder is a big reason why. It's MIL STD 810G-tested to withstand over 20 4-foot drops, and the honeycomb-patterned case still keeps its size manageable.
Galaxy glitter: Spigen Liquid Crystal Glitter
Spigen makes cases that are simple, practical, and occasionally stylish too! That's certainly the case here with the Liquid Crystal Glitter. The case itself is mostly transparent, which allows you to see the beautiful back of your S21+ device, and the glittery pattern adds a touch of flair while disguising any minor scratches or smudges. Plus, it's lightweight and very slim.
Premium feeling protection: Poetic Spartan Series
Poetic's Spartan is like the leather-accented UAG Monarch and the bold kickstand-packing ArmadilloTek Vanguard Series had a brightly-colored baby. I'm in love with the bold colors offered here, and unlike most heavy-duty cases, Poetic kept the built-in screen protector!
Thinnest available: Totallee Ultra Thin
If the idea of bulking up your already quite large S21+ sounds absolutely abhorrent, Totallee has the case you need. This 0.02-inch case added grip and scratch-protection without any excess material or branding. Just remember it won't have much drop protection because there's only so much impact absorption possible with this little material.
Can't mist case: Speck Presidio Perfect Mist Case
Speck cases always fit just right and offer great protection in a slim package. The Presidio Perfect Mist has a soft-touch matte finish that lets you see just a bit of the beautiful phone beneath while protecting it from drops of up to 13 feet. You are also protected from germs with its built-in Microban technology.
Built like a tank: ArmadilloTek Vanguard Case
ArmadilloTek can always be counted on to be among the first rugged cases to market for a new Galaxy phone, and that includes the S21+. Not only will your Samsung be safely ensconced in a case that doubles standard military drop-test standards while still allowing wireless charging and protecting your USB-C port with a dust flap.
Protect your cameras: Nillkin CamShield Pro Series
While most cases protect your Galacy S21+s ports, panels, and buttons, the CamShield Pro also allows you to safeguard your cameras more securely. When you're not using the cameras, you can simply slide the shutter over to guard the lenses from whatever filth is in your pocket. It also comes in blue, but the green looks so fetching.
Utility player: Spigen Slim Armor Case
This case gives you all the protection of Spigen's Liquid Air cases that we love, with the bonus of a slim, sliding wallet compartment. Store up to two credit or debit cards, or even some folded up cash, or continue using Samsung or Google Pay at an NFC reader.
Almost invisible: ESR Project Zero Clear Case
ESR's clear case is slim but still easily grippable, allowing the color of your Galaxy S21 to shine through while still protecting it from scuffs and scratches. The lip around the screen and camera aren't as high as other cases, but that makes it slimmer in your pocket.
Clearly durable: i-Blason Ares Series
This multi-stage case keeps your S21+ in place with a polycarbonate frame that squeezes into place in the hybrid bumper. Available in three colors, this rugged clear case has a built-in dust flap to keep your USB-C port safe.
Carry it all in style: Sheildon Wallet Case
If your phone is going to be as big as the 6.7-inch Galaxy S21+, you might as well merge your wallet with it, especially when you can get it in seven fabulous colors and it sports three card slots plus a cash flap. I'm partial to the Royal Blue, but the green and win-red shades are also quite eye-catching.
Symmetry perfection: Otterbox Symmetry Case
Otterbox cases may be expensive, but they've proven to us repeatedly that they justify their expense. The Symmetry line is one of our favorite Otterbox cases because it brings that vaunted Otterbox standard of protection to a slimmer and lighter profile. You can grab one in classic Black or spring for something with a bit more personality like Rock Candy Blue or this Shell-Shocked Graphic pink.
What are the best Galaxy S21+ cases?
We think that the Galaxy S21+ might just be the most popular phone in the Galaxy S21 series, and it should compete for a place among the best Android phones on the market this year.
While you pay more for the premium feel of a Samsung case, the Samsung Kvadrat Cover feels so unique in hand and is made of sustainable materials, meaning it's better for you and better for the environment than another basic plastic slab. If you're looking for the best all-around value, then it's hard to go wrong with this Caseology Parallax clear that offers the perfect balance of style, support, and in-hand comfort for your S21+.
As big and weighty as the Galaxy S21+, I highly recommend going for a durable case that can take a drop or two in style, like the UAG Pathfinder or the ArmadilloTek Vanguard Series, which has the added benefit of a kickstand that works in both landscape for videos and portrait for your Zoom happy hour with the girls.
We will be regularly updating this roundup as more and more cases are release for the Galaxy S21+. Don't forget that we also have roundups of the best Galaxy S21 cases and the best Galaxy S21 Ultra cases, in case you opt for the smaller or larger models. You might also want to look into picking up one of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 screen protectors while you're at it.
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