Apart from the thrill of choosing a smartphone from among Samsung’s brand new slate of Galaxy S22 handsets, there is the equally head-spinning experience of selecting just the right case with which to enjoy and protect your new phone. If you’re among the first in line for Samsung’s 6.8-inch Phantom Black, Phantom White, Burgundy, or Green Galaxy S22 Ultra beast, you’ll not want to venture out of the house unless it has a high-quality case wrapped around it. Samsung offers a large variety of its own official designs for a custom fit on its own phone. Many other third-party vendors are also in on the action, and we’ll be adding more as they’re released. Here are our picks for the best Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cases available right now.
Spigen Neo Hybrid Case
Spigen is renowned for its top-notch protection, and the Neo Hybrid Case is no exception. Constructed from durable TPU and polycarbonate, this slim, lightweight case provided extreme drop and scratch protection, with advanced shock absorption technology, including Air Cushion Technology that protects your device’s corners. A raised 1.5mm bezel around the screen protects against drops or placing your phone face down. This case comes in a sleek gunmetal colorway, with a stylish two-tone pattern.
Crave Dual Guard Case
Available in eight colors — our favorite being this deep Forest Green — Crave’s Dual Guard Case is a colorful choice to protect your new Galaxy S22 Ultra. Made from high-quality TPU, this case has a compact profile that makes it easy to grip, and it’s slim and lightweight, so doesn’t add bulk to your phone. Tactile buttons and a lifetime warranty round out the excellent protection on offer for under $20.
Ringke Fusion X Case
Want a case that stands out from the crowd but also offers superior protection for your new Samsung Galaxy? Ringke’s Fusion X case comes in a cool semi-transparent camo style, pictured, or a crystal clear version with a black bumper. This hybrid case features a polycarbonate back with flexible TPU bumpers. The bumpers have integrated ridges and a non-slip design to keep your phone firmly in your hand. There’s no need to worry if you do drop it, though, as this case offers MIL-STD 810G -516.6 certified military-grade drop protection. A raised bezel around the screen, toughened corners, TPU hardened button covers, and a USB-C port cover round out the protection. There’s even a special interior coating inside the case that stops it from scratching the back of your phone.
Ghostek Atomic Slim 4 Prismatic Aluminum Case
You shouldn’t have to choose between superior protection and a slim case, and with the Slim 4 Prismatic Aluminum case, you don’t have to. This deceptively slim, sleek case has a hybrid dual-layer construction, providing rugged full-body shock and scratch-resistant protection for your phone. The military-grade lightweight alloy frame doesn’t add bulk to your phone but keeps it safe from drops and bumps, while a raised bezel around the screen and camera ensures they stay safe. This case also features a silicone port cover to keep dust, dirt, and water out of your charging port. It’s wireless and reverse charging compatible too, so you won’t have to keep taking it on and off to juice up your phone.
UAG Monarch Case
Yes, this case from Urban Armor Gear is expensive, but the protection on offer is worth every penny. Choose from one of five colors including red and Mallard (a petrol blue) and you’ll get five layers of protection. That includes UAG’s signature armor frame, a soft shock-resistant core with grained leather, a polycarbonate plate, alloy metal hardware, and an impact-resistant rubber bumper with honeycomb traction grip. The raised bumper around the screen and camera means both have extra protection from drops or your phone being placed face down. In fact, theres’s 20 feet of drop protection on offer here, which is just about the best you’ll find from any case. Despite this rugged protection, the Monarch case is slim and feather-light, making it ideal for slipping into a pocket.
Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet
No list of the best cases is complete without a leather wallet case, and Snakehive’s vintage leather wallet case comes in six vibrant colors, though we love this classic Chestnut Brown color. Crafted from top-grain nubuck leather, it will age beautifully, developing a patina over time that makes every case unique. Inside there are three card slots and a pocket for cash or documents, with everything held in place by a strong magnetic clasp. The case also folds out into a hands-free kickstand for viewing or video calls.
Samsung Smart Clear View Case
This official Samsung Smart Clear View Cover Case — in burgundy, white, or black — is probably the optimal way to keep your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone protected from scratches, scrapes, and impacts, while also staying updated with notifications, time, battery life, incoming calls, and messages, thanks to the case’s clear view semi-transparent front cover. It provides unobtrusive full-screen protection without additional bulk and it’s precisely constructed to allow easy access to all ports, controls, and connectors, as well as Qi wireless charging. The Clear View cover attaches to the back cover of your S22 Ultra without adding any bulk and then folds over the front. Thus, the phone’s screen, back, and sides are protected from harm without the added thickness and weight normally associated with flip cases.
Samsung Silicone Cover Case
Among Samsung’s arsenal of official cases is the slim Silicone Cover Case, which is stylish and simple and available in a variety of colors. Durable and slightly grippy, the case wraps tightly around the S22 Ultra’s edges for excellent protection and features a raised lip to guard against damage when the phone lies face down on a flat surface. The back is shielded against scratches, splashes, bumps, and impacts, and it comes without added bulk as well. With its perfect fit, the case stays out of the way of power and volume buttons, headphone and charging ports, and front and rear cameras, offering easy access to all ports, controls, and connectors. This case also supports Qi wireless charging.
Nillkin CamShield Pro Case
The Nillkin CamShield Pro Case showcases a non-slip camera protection design, corner reinforcement, and precision cutouts. The phone’s delicate camera lenses get upgraded protection via a 0.2mm lifted bezel slide cover that shields the camera glass from scratches and other damage. Made of environmentally friendly TPU and PC material, the case also features four-corner protection with fingerprint- and impact-resistant bumpers and corners. Additional non-slip textured designs on both sides offer a comfortable grip. The case is easy to apply and remove, with an open mold and precise function cutouts.
SQMCase Carbon Fiber Clear Cover
This multifunctional case, made of soft TPU, gives you the ultimate flexibility for toting your Galaxy S22 Ultra in style, all with easy access to fingerprint unlocking. The case sports a shock-absorbent design wherein four corners absorb impact and wear and tear. The case provides full-body protection with raised edges to ensure extra protection for the screen and camera. The soft rubber frame and built-in airbag provide full protection alongside the scratch- and fingerprint-resistant transparent back cover that displays the true color of your phone. A 360-degree rotating ring affords extra grip to reduce the risk of dropping your phone. The ring also acts as a built-in fold-out kickstand that firmly holds the phone in place for horizontal viewing. The metal plate on the back can attach to a magnetic car mount for navigation when driving. The Carbon Fiber Clear Cover works with most third-party screen protectors and other accessories.
Olixar Clear Case
Let the beauty of your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone shine through with the Olixar ultra-thin Clear Case. It may be invisible, but it doesn’t fall down on the job of protecting your smartphone. It’s made of an advanced TPU material that resists yellowing and maintains a transparent design while the case’s enhanced 1mm cover adds virtually no bulk to your phone. The raised lip around the back camera and front screen protects the glass from scratches, dust, dirt, and scuffs.