Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus cases 2023
From rugged armor to biodegradable options, we're on the case.
The Samsung Galaxy S22+ may have Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection to stop minor scratches, but it's still vulnerable to hard falls and just wide enough to make it tricky to hold one-handed. We strongly recommend you buy a Galaxy S22+ case to protect your $1,000 investment, whether you plan to use it for a long time or trade it in for a Galaxy S23.
Below, we've rounded up the best Galaxy S22+ cases for our favorite brands, ranging from rugged and chunky protection to functional wallet cases.
These Galaxy S22 Plus cases offer protection and functionality
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8 stylish color options
This two-layer design is a throwback for many of us, but it's still secure and sound, and the eight colorways here beat the pants off the Otterbox Commuter Series. We love the minimalist design mixed with raised lips and textures for added grip on your S22 Plus. The only thing missing is a dust flap, and silicone plugs are easier to use, anyway.
Style meets sturdiness
This classy little number from Tech21 may look flimsy, but don't be fooled by its pretty looks. The Tech21 Evo Check case for the S22 Plus can survive a stunning 16ft drop. The edges around the camera unit and other important areas jut out to add shock resistance all around and you get super grippy textures to prevent falls.
The triangular texture across the back of the Spigen Liquid Air Armor case is grippy without being a dust and grime magnet like Samsung's official silicone case. The air-cushion channels across the case's lining can help soften drops, while its slim, form-fit makes it easy to hold onto your S22+.
So fun yet functional
Debuting with the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the Silicon Cover with Strap turned a lot of heads, and Samsung is stepping up its game with the S22+ model. This case's design makes it easy to hold and scroll with only one hand. This keeps your other hand free to do other things. Plus, the grippy silicone cover is durable, so it will keep your phone safe even if you accidentally drop it.
Black, orange, and purple
Taking full advantage of its extra mass, the CaseBorne V (formerly Armadillotek) nests an extra-durable kickstand in the back of the Galaxy S22 Plus case, so that no matter where you are, you don't have to hold it up the whole time. This case has been tested to withstand 21-foot drops, so you can bring it along with you on any adventure without risking damage to your beloved S22+.
Navy, Dark Gray, and Black
Ringke knows the last thing you want is your phone to slide around the table while you're tapping at it, so it offers raised feet on the back to both keep the phone stable, and keep the camera more elevated from the tabletop. The Ringke Onyx is a slim and sturdy case to bolster your S22 Plus without bulking it up.
Avo Green, Blueberry Navy, and Black Sesame
The Nano Pop has proven itself a worthwhile case in our hands-on experience, and it's looking quite fetching on the S22 Plus as well. The Blueberry Navy color scheme will speak to many, many sports fans, but the Evo Green will turn heads, too. Offering a slim fit, this two-tone case is easy to hold. It's also conveniently compatible with wireless charging.
Six color options
Using the same polycarbonate frame and reinforced shell design as its stouter Spartan case, the Poetic Guardian phone cover for the Galaxy S22 Plus still offers plenty of protection while creating striking contrasts between case and phone colorway. Its built-in anti-scratch screen protector and fingerprint scanner make this case tough and easy to use.
Genuine leather cases are getting harder and harder to find these days, but that's okay; Samsung makes the best leather Galaxy S22+ case. This case is shock-absorbing, keeping your device safe from bumps and falls. The colors for the S22 Plus aren't quite as wide as past releases, but it still looks pretty great in black.
Purple, red, and teal
Never worry about your Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus breaking with this heavy-duty case. With a solid outer shell and a cozy-fitting interior, the Diverbox case will arm and protect! In fact, it is designed with military-grade protection. Not only does this wicked strong case keep your phone safe, but it's also uber practical as it supports wireless charging.
Marble, Ameth, and Ocean
Want heavy-duty protection without looking like a total bore? i-Blason's Cosmo Case is the multi-colored answer to your prayers. Available in three marbled varieties, these S22 Plus phone covers are grippy, solid, and cute all in one. In fact, these aesthetically pleasing cases are also bump-and-scratch-resistant, so feel good flashing your new S22+ case wherever you go.
ESR knows that even though kickstands are extra-useful in the age of video calls and TikTok binges, most of us want one without having to wear a tank. The ESR Metal Kickstand Case here is smaller and lower, but still secure if properly cared for. Plus, its clear design lets you show off the color of your S22 Plus too!
Carry it all
While Samsung Digital Wallet can store your driver's license, you still need the physical one when you drive, so keep it hidden but close with this sleek Vena vCommute Wallet Case. It can fit two cards and a couple of crisply folded bills. Simply slide the built-in wallet's lid down to expose your cards hidden in this shock-absorbing S22+ cover.
20 flavors of awesome
This minimalistic case for your Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus has no real branding or defining textures; it's a scratch guard, grip, and carrier of stupendous shades. You have 20 colors to choose from, meaning whether you want Alabama crimson or Little Mermaid purple, you can scratch that itch here.
UAG is known for its drop protection, and even with this 100% compostable, biodegradable case, the Outback Bio Series manages to keep a 12-foot drop protection rating. Both the S22 Plus case from UAG and its packaging are eco-friendly, with two awesome speckled colorways to choose from.
The best Galaxy S22 Plus cases balance size and security
The Samsung Galaxy S22+ will receive security updates through the end of 2027, so it'll last you for years or make a valuable trade-in chip for your next Android phone (like the Galaxy S23) — so long as you treat it right with a well-designed case, of course.
You don't need to go fully heavy-duty with the Poetic Neon Series or CaseBorne's V Ultimate Protection, though both are wonderfully sturdy cases with wide, steady kickstands. More compact cases like the Ringke Onyx, Tech21 Evo Check, and Spigen Liquid Air can add grip and air cushion impact protection.
The Galaxy S22 Plus's four colorways can create some interesting styles when mixed with cases like the Poetic Guardian and Neon that can mesh perfectly or go bold with sharp contrasting shades. Why go basic black when you can spice things up with some color? If you don't choose the Poetic Guardian — which has a built-in screen protector — you may want to buy one of these Galaxy S22+ screen protectors to pair with whichever case you choose.
If you're extra-particular about your hues, kwmobile has dozens of shades to choose from whether you want one or more. Diverbox also offers a mix of bright, mute, and dark colorways for the S22 Plus if you're hunting for something a little more durable than TPU silicone.
If you missed the + in the title here and were looking for cases for the S22+'s big and little sisters, we've also rounded up the best Galaxy S22 cases for the only compact flagship left in the main Android market and the best Galaxy S22 Ultra cases for the 2022 Note in everything but name.
We've also gathered up all of Samsung's first-party Galaxy S22 cases for those of you seeking an official case to blow your Samsung.com promotional credit on — though seriously, the Silicone Case with Strap is the best bet if you care about actual style.
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