Perfecting a brand new smartphone takes more hours of work than most people could imagine. Samsung couldn’t skip any details on the Galaxy Note 20, and it chose three striking color options. You’ll certainly want to keep your phablet safe once you buy one, but you might want to show it off as well. Here are the best clear Galaxy Note 20 cases so you can have the best of both worlds.
See also: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 buyer’s guide
The best clear Galaxy Note 20 cases:
Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best clear cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 as more are released.
Spigen Liquid Crystal
A leading name among case makers, Spigen enters the Galaxy Note 20 clear case race with its Liquid Crystal. The case itself is a simple TPU bumper that you should be able to apply or remove in seconds. While it’s not truly designed as a wallet, the flexible design allows you to slip a credit card or ID inside the back panel. Spigen’s Liquid Crystal also relies on raised bezels to guard the camera unit and display while adding minimal bulk.
Caseology Skyfall Galaxy Note 20 case
More than just a great James Bond film, Skyfall is also a durable hybrid case by Caseology. It combines a crystal-clear polycarbonate back panel with a TPU bumper for solid security against both drops and scratches. The bumper itself is not clear, but rather it matches Samsung’s chosen hues for the Galaxy Note 20. Caseology’s Skyfall option adds just one-tenth of an inch of width while Air Space technology keeps the corners insulated from falls.
Speck Presidio Perfect-Clear
It’s great when a case reaches MIL-STD 810G certification, but Speck’s Presidio Perfect-Clear takes protection a step further. The company has tested its case with 13-foot drops for serious durability. Speck’s Perfect-Clear can stand up against germs too thanks to a powerful Microban coating. Maybe best of all, the case is completely free of branding save for a small Speck logo in the top right corner.
Ringke’s Fusion-X is one of our favorite cases for just about any device you can think of. It’s no exception as a Galaxy Note 20 clear case, as it provides the perfect mix of protection and style. The geometric bumper is unique among clear cases and you can attach a lanyard in the QuikCatch holes. If crystal clear isn’t your style, Ringke also offers a camo black finish to stand out from the crowd. Between the TPU bumper and polycarbonate back panel, you should have no problem with daily wear and tear.
ESR Metal kickstand case
A side effect of most clear cases is that there’s not much room for extra features. This option from EST challenges that notion thanks to a built-in kickstand. The body of the case is the same flexible TPU as many other clear options, so it’s easy to apply or remove. ESR’s durable kickstand works both horizontally and vertically to offer you a comfortable hands-free experience. The case is thin enough to handle wireless charging, but try to keep the kickstand off of your charging pad.
UAG’s Plyo case is a simple bumper, but it matches the company’s rugged options with Air Soft corners. The honeycomb pattern in each corner helps to secure a MIL-STD 810G drop rating. You can let the Plyo tumble from four feet and it should brush off impacts without much trouble. Instead of raising the bezel, UAG only beefed up the corners to give you the same great protection while keeping the overall footprint small and sleek.
Encased clear Galaxy Note 20 case
Unless you have some massive pockets, the Galaxy Note 20 may prove to be too big. This clear case from Encased takes that idea in stride, as each one includes a handy belt holster. The company boasts that its belt clip can withstand a direct impact and the quick-release design allows you to grab your phone in seconds. Overall, the case looks like many of the other clear offerings, but the hybrid design should provide ample protection.
The last option on today’s list might be the most durable clear case on the market — it’s an Otterbox, after all. If you’re not sold on a crystal clear finish, the Symmetry is also available in Stardust Glitter. Either way, you’ll be grabbing a case that endured more than 200 hours of testing. Otterbox chose a hybrid design made from polycarbonate and synthetic rubber, great for high-end protection without weighing down your pocket.