Best Cases for Galaxy Note 8 in 2018

By | 24th May 2018

Keep your Note 8 protected from day one on with a quality case.

The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best phones available right now, and now that it's been out for a while, it's the perfect time to pick up a case at a discount!

We've broken things down by the manufacturer and offered direct links to some of our favorite styles. But ultimately the choice is yours, and there are a ton of cases to choose from. Here are some of the best!

Samsung LED Wallet Cover case

Samsung is always good for creating cases that feature some awesomely unique features for its phones, and few are as cool as the LED Wallet Cover.

This brilliantly-designed case blends screen protection with functionality, allowing you to see the current time and view notifications via LEDs without exposing the screen — all you do is press the power button and presto! This case also features an interior pocket for storing your cash or cards, which can help you cut down on your pocket carry.

You can get yours for $45, or check out Samsung's website to learn about the other cases they offer, too.

See at Samsung

OtterBox cases

The Note 8 was among the most expensive flagship phones released in 2017, so you're going to want to keep it protected. When it comes to the best cases, many people instantly think of OtterBox. It has built a solid reputation of making great cases backed by outstanding customer service.

We'll recommend the Commuter Series case since it's a great combination of the rugged protection that OtterBox is known for and a slimmer design so it's easier to slip into a pocket or purse. The Note 8 is already a massive phone so anything that can offer outstanding protection without adding unnecessary bulk. OtterBox cases are also pretty expensive — the Commuter case is $50.

However, you really get what you pay for from OtterBox, which includes the aforementioned customer service that's there to help if any issues pop up.

See at OtterBox

Speck Presido Grip

Speck cases offer cases that stylish-yet-functional design options for those who want to add a bit of glitz and glamor to their phone.

Consider the Speck Presido Grip, a case that's designed to prevent phone drops by giving you a case with a stylish and grippy exterior. On the inside, Speck says this case is made with Impactium polycarbonate material, which was specifically designed to absorb impacts from drops. But the main reason you'll love this case is for those stylish angled ridges on the back. Combined with the matte finish of this case, your fingers are sure to love the feel of this case. It can be yours for $30.

See at Amazon

Ringke cases

Ringke is known for making more flashy cases with interesting designs and patterns to help make your phone stand out from the rest of the pack.

Just check out the Wave case in Coastal Blue, pictured on the right. It's a stylish two-piece case that combines a soft TPU layer with a hard PC shell that's designed brilliantly. The exposed TPU on the back features waves that will feel great in your hands. You can get this case in a number of color combinations, but the best value is the Coastal Blue version which you can get for just $13 on Amazon. The other versions are $15, so you can save a few bucks and get arguably the best-looking version of this case from Ringke.

If you love the design of Ringke's cases, you can check out their full line for the Note 8 on their website.

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Spigen Rugged Armor case

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 looks really nice on taller devices like the Note 8. It's made of rugged TPU material so it's easy to install and features a matte finish for a great look and feel. It's a really slim case, too, so you won't be adding a ton of bulk in exchange for a case that will provide rugged protection. Best of all is the price — you can get this reliable case for just $11 on Amazon.

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Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case

Incipio has a number of cases available for the Note 8, but we're inclined to recommend the exceptionally stylish Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case.

The Carnaby Esquire Series case is just $18 in Gray or $35 in Blue and stands out from all other cases on this list with its unique cotton-based outer layer. It features a TPU frame that helps disperse the shock from drops and the button covers and port cutouts are precise. It's an elegant solution to keeping your Note 8 protected and available in three subtle shades of grey on Amazon.

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RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper case

Alright, I know what a lot of you are thinking: I need a case that's going to provide maximum protection for my Note 8; a bumper case just won't cut it!

But as I learned from reviewing the RhinoShield CrashGuard for the Galaxy S8, this isn't your average bumper. RhinoShield has developed a bumper case that offers truly rugged protection where your phone needs it most — in the corners, around the edges, and lips that come up around the front and back panels of glass.

It might be one of those instances where you need to actually try it before you're fully convinced, but if you love being able to show off your brilliant new phone but also want to keep it protected from drop damage, you really can't beat the RhinoShield CrashGuard. You can get yours for just $25.

See at Rhinoshield

UAG Monarch

Urban Armor Gear is one of those ubiquitous brands for smartphone cases that delivers rugged protection while remaining relatively slim and lightweight. The UAG Monarch for the Note 8 is a great option, featuring a really grippy back panel that feels great in you hand.

There are some really smart design decisions here, including a soft rubber screen lip around the display and skid pads on the back, so your phone won't be prone to slip and slide off any surfaces. These are also slim enough to not impede Samsung or Android Pay functionality and also allow you to wirelessly charge your phone without removing the case.

These cases start as low as $23 and are available in a selection of colors and styles — although if you want it in classic black, it'll set you back $55.

See at Amazon

Seidio Surface Case w/ Holster

Thin cases don't need to be so bland and featureless. The Seidio Surface case is about as thin and slim a case as you'll find, providing great scratch resistance around the back, a nice protective lip around the screen, and a pop-out kickstand on the back. It's a dual layer case, too, so you should get ample coverage for drops, too. Cutouts around the ports and buttons mean your phone will be as accessible as it is with no case on.

It's also thin enough to be compatible with wireless charging and is available in four stylish color options.

Get yours for $28, or $39 if you're also interested in the optional hip holster.

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Caseology Parallax Series

If you want the best protection for your phone you want a case with two layers of protection. The Caseology Parallax series case offers just that, along with a very stylish geometric design along the back plate.

This case is designed around a TPU sleeve and a rigid polycarbonate frame which work together to offer superb protection. And that pattern on the back isn't just for looks, the little grooves and ridges also help with grip for your finger tips.

Available in five unique colors, you can get yours for just $15.99.

See at Amazon

Which cases are you going to buy?

There's going to be a ton of accessories released for the Galaxy Note 8, but we want to know which are your favorites. Let us know in the comments!

Updated May 2018: Updated the pricing. These are still the best cases available for the Note 8!