There's no denying that Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is one of the most futuristic-looking and feature-packed smartphones you can buy these days. However, a device as fragile (and expensive!) as this also needs to be cared for in the best possible way, if you intend on keeping it around for a while. So to make things easier for you, we've rounded up some of the best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 cases available in the market. These include both official cases from Samsung, as well as third-party cases from brands like Spigen and UAG.
These are the best Galaxy Z Flip 3 cases you can find
Samsung Silicone Cover with Ring for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Available in a wide variety of colors, this case keeps both halves of the Z Flip 3 connected via a durable woven strap. At the end of its loop is a silver flat-edged ring that lets you can use it as a ring grip. Given that PopSockets will be almost impossible to place correctly on the Z Flip 3, this case gives you a dependable grip and an easy way to pull it out of your pocket.
Spigen AirSkin Case for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
This ultra-thin clear case won't detract from the Z Flip 3's beautiful colors and also provide scratch protection, while still avoiding bulk. The case dips down around the flashlight rather than making it a separate cutout. It helps prevent refractions in flash photos and should keep the whole case from glowing up when the flashlight is on.
UAG Civilian Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
This case is a little bit thicker than most, but that extra depth helps in boosting the impact protection of the honeycomb pattern inside. Three colors are available: basic Black, an Olive Green close to the Galaxy Watch 4's green, and a beautiful Mallard Blue.
Samsung Silicone Cover with Strap for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Strap it up
This is one of the most flamboyant Samsung cases we've seen in years, but once you get past the initial confusion of "Why is there a seat belt on my case?" you'll see that it's surprisingly functional. Rather than emulating ring grips, this is a strap grip you can get all four fingers inside for a more stable grip. We can't deny the allure of the Navy/Orange colorway either.
VRS Design QuickStand Active Case For Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Let's kick it
This heavy-duty case does add a bit of thickness to your Z Flip 3, but that extra bulk is definitely worthwhile. There's a nice sturdy kickstand built into the bottom half of the case, and it allows you to prop up the foldable with effortless ease.
Incipio Grip Case for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Hang on tight
This heavy-duty case is available in Candy Apple red and understated black. It provides extra grip due to its uniquely bumpy bumper, and there are also raised rubber nibs on the phone's back to help it stay in place while the Z Flip 3 is sitting on a desk or a table.
Ringke Slim Case for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Slim and sturdy
This polycarbonate case is slightly curved to help it better cling to the smooth sides of the Z Flip 3. It comes in dull black, but we find the matte clear version much more appealing. It shows off the phone's color without reflecting off everything and showing every drop of oils and smudges.
Spigen Tough Armor Case for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Tried and tested
The Tough Armor has been one of Spigen's most popular cases for almost a decade because it's affordable and durable. And given the difficulty of designing heavy-duty cases for the Z Flip 3's unique form factor, we're even happier to see this option available.
Samsung Leather Cover for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
It wouldn't be a Samsung flagship without a leather case option. While the color selection here might feel slim compared to the keyring cases, we're very much digging the earth tones here with the golden yellow and deep forest green — which will match nicely with the Green Galaxy Watch 4.
Foluu Ultra Thin PU Leather and PC Shell Case For Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
If Samsung's leather cases are too rich for you (especially after spending so much on the phone itself!), Foluu has a two-tone pleather case you're going to love. This model relies on double-sided adhesive to help the case stay firmly attached to your Z Flip 3, and the PU leather comes in three colors: black, yellow, and brown.
Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell Case for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
This hard-shell clear case comes alive once you pair it with any of the Z Flip 3's colorways. The Pastel Hollyhock flowers print gives a special pop, especially against the Lavender, Green, and Black Galaxy Z Flip 3 colors. It's also made from recycled plastic.
DOOTOO Ultra Thin Hybrid Case For Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
This hybrid case has a slightly more substantial bumper so that the leather or carbon fiber material you choose can come up around the camera and outer screen, rather than being limited to the main back panels. There are two shades of green among the six colors available, and while the first is more Forest Green, the second is more blue-green like the Z Flip 3, so it matches better.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 cases combine function and fashion
Samsung's first-party options are the clear winners for anyone looking for a great-looking Galaxy Z Flip 3 case, as the company has perfectly tailored cases in a nice variety of styles. Samsung has also focused on more than just fit and fashionable color-matching with these cases, going outside the box for the Silicone Cover with Strap or Ring attachments to improve grip and make the Z Flip 3 a little more fun to have and to hold.
While these cases won't win everyone over, we still firmly believe that great phone grips are essential to a smartphone experience — especially for one-handed use. You'd typically center a phone grip near the center of the phone, but since the Z Flip 3 folds in half, that's just not as practical here. However, the ring case still puts that grip dead center via the carry strap, and the wider seatbelt-type case allows you to grip securely across the bottom half to dial or type one-handed.
While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is more reasonably priced than its predecessor, this is still a phone that's not mainstream, or at least not yet. Samsung thinks that the Z Flip 3 will do quite well — you don't make a phone in seven different colors if you're not confident of success — and has offered up a bevy of cases focused on grip, style, and flexibility.
Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.
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