Best Galaxy Note 5 cases & accessories

by: Team AASeptember 15, 2016
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With the Galaxy Note 7 now on the market the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is now a generation old. Don’t let that fool you, as this still remains an exceptional Android phone worthy of your consideration. This is especially true now that price cuts are starting to increase in the wake of the Note 7’s debut. Offering stunning aesthetics and improved professional features like an enhanced S-Pen, there’s a lot to love here.

On the downside, the beautiful glass and metal design could potentially be a bit more fragile than the plastic design found on past Samsung devices. For those looking to protect your device, it’s important to find the right protective case, and that’s where this list comes in hand.

We’ve looked long and hard for the best cases & accessories to help give some protection and life to your Note 5. It’s no surprise that we see Spigen and Verus cases in this top list, they are high quality cases that don’t break the bank and offer both style and protection. If you are looking to accessorize your Note 5, Spigen has a cool looking wireless charger that we recommend.

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Best Galaxy Note 5 Cases


RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Instead of bringing you another ordinary TPU case, RhinoShield is a startup company that focuses on material innovation and so the magic behind the RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper is its custom formulated polymer that keeps it super slim while, lightweight at half an ounce, and gives it 360-degree impact protection. The RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper is also easy to grip thanks to its matte texture, and all the ports have precise cutouts making it easy to access to all buttons and features for convenience.

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Spigen Rugged Armor for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Spigen Rugged Armor for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Introducing the Rugged Armor case by Spigen, custom made for your Samsung Galaxy Note 5. High quality and flexible TPU makes this case a snug fit. Accurate cut outs enable quick access to the camera and features, including the S pen. Buttons respond quickly when pressed. The Air Cushion Technology embedded on this case protects from sudden impacts and bumps. A 1.22 mm raised lip prevents scratch marks on the screen. This phone case gives a mechanical vibe with it's matte finish and carbon fiber texture, yet these work together and makes a very striking case. Lightweight and tough enough you'll definitely get to enjoy this piece for a long time.

Spigen Liquid Crystal Premium Soft Case for Galaxy Note 5

Spigen Liquid Crystal Premium Soft Case for Galaxy Note 5

Looking for a see through case that will give your Note 5 scratch protection and better grip? Introducing the Liquid Crystal Case by Spigen, custom made for the Galaxy Note 5. It's formed with flexible TPU that wouldn't stretch, enables you to comfortably grip your phone, and conveniently slip it in or out of your pocket. It also secures the phone from dirt and scratches. Accurate cut outs give full access to its features like the S-pen, camera, charger and headset ports. The TPU's interior dotted pattern will keep bubbles from forming at the back. So if you want to protect your phone without changing how it looks, this slim and featherlight case may be the right one for you.

CaliCase Galaxy Note 5 Ultra Slim Case (0.35mm Thin)

CaliCase Galaxy Note 5 Ultra Slim Case (0.35mm Thin)
If you like thin cases and want to preserve the look of your Galaxy Note 5 then look no further than the CaliCase Ultra Slim. This case is just 0.35mm thin and comes in 4 clear colors: Clear white, black, blue and Emerald Green. *PROMOTED CONTENT

Spigen Premium Wallet Case for Galaxy Note 5

Spigen Premium Wallet Case for Galaxy Note 5
Looking for a phone case that can secure your daily essentials as well? Introducing Spigen's Premium Wallet Case, specially designed for your Note 5. Hard PC houses the phone and gives sturdy protection against impacts and bumps. Synthetic leather gives a comfortable feel, works as a wallet with its 3 slots for your important credit or debit cards, and a cash pocket. Accurate cut outs allow easy access to buttons and features. A magnetic clip keeps the case closed. Prop it up with its kickstand feature for hands-free viewing and typing. Convenience and versatility you'll find in this dual function case that looks great as well.

Poetic Affinity Series Premium Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Poetic Affinity Series Premium Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Are you looking for a clear case that will highlight your Note 5 while protecting it? Introducing Poetic's Affinity Series Protective Bumper Case, custom designed for only the Galaxy Note 5, it comes from a variety of colors to choose from. A dual layer of clear PC combined with flexible TPU working together to form an impact absorbing case. Precise cut outs grant access to all the phone's buttons and features, including the S-pen and camera. Securing the phone from scratches are the raised TPU back and front lip for overall phone security. Prevent accidental drops by the specialized side pattern that will improve your grip on the device. Protect while keeping your phone's original look in this slender lightweight case.

Verus High Pro Shield Heavy Duty Case for Samsung Note 5

Verus High Pro Shield Heavy Duty Case for Samsung Note 5
Looking for a slender case that can still provide ultimate protection to your Note 5? Introducing the High-Pro Shield by Verus, created specifically for your Galaxy Note 5. High quality PC hard-shell frames the phone and secures its edges. Flexible TPU surrounds it with the back shell designed in a distinct hair line arrangement that's unique, yet very appealing. Air cushion technology cushions thru 3 holes on the edges protect in the event of sudden impacts. The elaborate pattern of its interior aids in drop absorption. Accurate cut outs give easy access to buttons and features, even built with larger port cut outs that fits most third party accessories. It's a tough everyday case that looks great, without adding any extra bulk.

Spigen Air Cushion Armor Case for Galaxy Note 5

Spigen Air Cushion Armor Case for Galaxy Note 5
Looking for a case that combines both protection and good looks in one? Introducing Spigen's Slim Armor Case creatively crafted only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Made with high quality TPU that will not stretch and a PC hard-shell that fits perfectly and will not slip. Both materials work together to give optimum shock protection. Air Cushion Technology embedded on it will secure from sudden drops and impacts. Precise cut outs grant full access to the buttons and features, including the S-pen. Use the kickstand creatively built in to the case for hands-free viewing and typing. Carry your phone anywhere with you with this slim and functional case.

Caseology Wavelength Series Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Caseology Wavelength Series Cover for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Looking for a unique and slender case for your Note 5? Introducing the Textured Pattern Grip Cover by Caseology, created specifically for the Galaxy Note 5. The frame is made with sturdy PC hard shell, holds the flexible TPU in place, which in turn houses the phone. This two layer design not only looks good, it ensures you get the maximum protection you need from sudden impacts or drops. A unique textured back pattern prevents the phone from accidentally slipping and adds to the phone's overall appeal. A raised lip protects the screen and camera. Accurate cut outs ensure you still are able to access the features, including the S-pen. Buttons respond as quick as before you put on the case. Choose from a variety of colors and stand out with a case that your phone will be proud to wear.
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Best Galaxy Note 5 Accessories

Spigen Premium Wireless Qi Charging Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Spigen Premium Wireless Qi Charging Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Are you looking for a fun and easy to use charging station for your Note 5? Introducing Spigen's Wireless Charging Pad,compatible to the Galaxy Note 5. Charging dock comes with a usb cable that you can plug to a 2 mA power adapter, the led lights green when it's charging and red when not in use. Includes 3 coils for increased range, and comes with rubber grips to support and prevent the phone from slipping. You can charge it up either vertically or horizontally with no hassle at all. Set up already as a stand for added convenience when you're using it or viewing while the phone charges. It's the stylish and functional, just the  way you'd want to charge.

Waterproof CaliCase for Note 5

Waterproof CaliCase for Note 5
If you are heading to the beach or anywhere near water then you need a CaliCase to protect your valuable phone. These cases are IPX8 Certified so you can go up to 100 feet under the water. They also float so you never have to worry about losing your phone while in the water. Available in 10 stylish colours and offer the best protection for your valuable phone with a lifetime warranty. *PROMOTED CONTENT

Ionic Active Sport Armband Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Ionic Active Sport Armband Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Looking for an armband which can carry your phone and daily essentials while you run, walk or jog? Introducing Ionic's Active Sport Armband, which will perfectly fit the Galaxy Note 5. Made with neoprene material that stretches and is comfortably fit arm sizes. You may want to fit money or cards for added security, convenience and lesser worry. Your phone snugly fits, and you also have accurate cut out for your headset if you want to listen to music while you exercise. Exudes style and convenience, it's perfect for those with an active lifestyle.

iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless Qi Standard Car Mount Charger for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless Qi Standard Car Mount Charger for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

No more tangled up mess of cords in your car! Introducing the Easy One Touch Wireless Qi Standard Car Mount Charger for the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge by iOttie. Minimalistic design to compliment vehicle interiors. With built-in Qi Standard Wireless Charging, the Easy One Touch Wireless is an extremely convenient & versatile mounting solution as it is compatible with Qi standard wireless charging smartphones. It also incorporates one of the best features of the iOttie car mount brand, the One Touch Lock & Release function. This way it allows for a safe way to mount and unmount the user's smartphone device. Viewing angles are also improved with a telescopic arm to bring the device closer and a 17mm ball joint to allow the mount to change from landscape to portrait mode, all while charging your device! The iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless is an ingeniously engineered and designed mounting solution and is the true definition of innovation.

Did you find anything you like? Let us know your favorite Note 5 and accessory in the comments below.

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  • Amanda

    The first case here is very nice but too expansive for me.. can you find an alternative cheaper case with the same style? http://www.giftzr.com/2015/08/note-5-accessories.html

  • basejumpbr

    Why use a case ? You are paying for Premium Design device. no sense

    • Andrew Kim

      to protect it

      • Daggett Beaver

        I don’t care how my phone looks, but if I did, I’d get a clear case. Like I said above – duh.

    • CaligulasRuin

      If you’re buying a “premium phone” because of its aesthetics, just do us all a favor and move to the Apple camp.

  • John Straka

    I know the point is to get purchases via referral links, but has anyone at Android Authority actually tried any of these out? If not you can just remove the “best” from the title.

  • Keith Ho

    Buying a case to cover up a stunning looking device is like putting a blanket over the Mona Lisa…it defeats the purpose. However, one must protect your $750 investment.

    • Daggett Beaver

      Get a clear case. Duh.

  • JBMTechTycoon

    I feel like my devices are an investment, whether it’s a $200 phone or $800, I want to protect my investment from damage… However, I’m at a point that I won’t buy a case that doesn’t have a clear back (I want my device to be seen as much as possible). I will have the thinnest, clearest case that is available. I’m not too clumsy and I don’t work in a construction/hazardous environment, so I don’t need an otterbox or the like. By having a thin, clear case, it allows me to have the best of both worlds… protection and the ability to see the beauty of the device.

  • InfinitePower83

    Where’s the speck cases at, how u gon include cases that aren’t even official yet and exclude a very popular case.?!?.!?.!?…

    • Chris

      Because they are not popular lol

  • basejumpbr

    In the end of history. your Expensive Premium metal device will turn a Plastic one. No one can touch or see cause the Premium dont support dust.. scratch. .or some pressure. .Will be better buy a Plastic device and use a Premium case. My poor Galaxy Note 3 made by Plastic still the same after 2 of intensive use with the advantage have a MicroSD slot.ヽ(・∀・)ノ

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  • Chris

    I only trust spigen…

  • Winston Purnomo

    FAIL. The Mophie picture is of an S4, not an S6. I didn’t even have to stare at it for more than a second to know that.

  • next123

    Good review, I found an alternative cheaper case Ghostek slim case for Note 5 http://casetastic.com/product/ghostek-cloak-for-note-5-case-with-glass-screen-protector-for-free/

  • PiquePique

    I bought the new Samsung Note 5 S View Clear Case with the Note 5 on Aug 21, 2015 and have been testing it out for a couple of days now. Despite the case making the phone look slightly bigger and heavier, I really like being able to answer calls and controlling various functions through the flip cover and not having to flip the cover over to access the phone. Really cool feature. And the S-Pen also works with the cover. I was also afraid that the new case would not work with the Samsung wireless charger but found out that the phone will charge with the cover on as well. Check out the youtube demo here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHgFEyZ98xQ

    I’m usually not a big fan of covers but I really do like this clear case. The only downfall I find is that the case itself is not as scratch resistant as I would have liked it to be. I already have a 3×3 mm scratch on the front cover as a result of my keys. but generally, I’m quite happy with this new clear case.

  • randy

    This is a custom designed galaxy note 5 case from Fliptroniks that has great drop protection, and some very good grip. Its extremely light weight to hold in your hand and very thin. Great for everyday activites http://goo.gl/Swhc29

  • AK Oldman

    I was looking for suggestions on waterproof cases that also offer shock protection similar to the Seidio I have on my Note 3. How can this be a list of the best cases without any of these included? The Calicase is OK but it is not what I would want for everyday use.

  • Stephen Chen

    I have both Verus High Pro Shield Heavy Duty Case and the Spigen Liquid Crystal Premium Soft Case, and i love both of them. That Verus High Pro Shield give you a premium feeling, but the color starting to fall off after 4 months of use and the plastic part of the case breaks near the charging port.

  • dave316

    Lol,This article is very helpful in providing us with the awesome tips related to samsung galaxy note 5 case.Thank you very much,I bought a samsung galaxy note 5 at amazon and what troubling me is i need a phone case protecting my phone from scratches,i came across a blog by surfing how to pick up a phone case preferred on google and i was shocked by a online store at onu-mall with collections of variety of samsung galaxy note 5 case ,i found a durable carbon fibre metal Samsung Galaxy Note 5 case with tempered glass front film at the store which is cool and awesome,i intend to buy it despite it is priced a bit dear,could you please check up the case at the store and give me some suggestions?Highly appreciated to your professional recommendations!