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The best rugged Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus cases
So, you’re still holding onto the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Its curved display and the smooth glass back are fantastic to look at, but they make it quite vulnerable to accidental bumps and drops too. If you’re clumsy or want complete protection for your thousand-dollar investment all these years later, here are some of the best rugged Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus cases.
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Best rugged Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus cases:
Otterbox is usually the go-to for anyone looking for a rugged case for their smartphone, and the Defender series provides the most protection. It’s thick and bulky, with covered buttons and ports, and has a raised lip to keep the display safe. The Otterbox Defender also comes with an optional belt clip holster. This rugged case is expensive and will be overkill for some. If complete protection is what you want, though, you can’t do better than this Note 10 Plus case.
See also: Best Otterbox cases
Spigen Tough Armor
The Spigen Tough Armor case combines a TPU cover and a polycarbonate shell to offer dual-layer protection without adding too much bulk to the phone. The case comes with MIL-STD 810G-516.6 certification for shock absorption and drop protection. The buttons are covered, a raised lip keeps the display and camera safe, and the corners are reinforced. It also comes with a sturdy kickstand. That said, your color options are somewhat limited here.
See also: The best Spigen cases
Otterbox’s second rugged case — the Commuter — is better suited for the average consumer. You still get complete all-around protection with two layers of TPU and polycarbonate. It’s slightly less bulky, not as thick, and doesn’t come with a belt clip holster, but it is quite a bit cheaper than the Defender series cases. Unless you’re a true adventurer, this will be more than enough protection for your Note 10 Plus.
The Poetic Guardian joins this list of rugged cases with a clear backplate. That means you can easily enjoy the brilliant design of your phone without risking drops or cracks. The Guardian has a raised rubber lip around the camera and the entire display for an added degree of protection.
See also: The best Poetic cases
Samsung rugged protective cover for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Samsung has a first-party rugged case available for the Note 10 Plus as well. This protective cover checks all the right boxes: MIL-STD 810G-516.7 certification, dual-layer protection, and a built-in kickstand. A raised lip keeps the display and camera safe, the buttons are covered, and you have easy access to all ports and features like the S Pen. However, availability is limited and it’s unlikely to remain stocked for long.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro
The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro is also a popular option for those looking for rugged cases. The multi-layered TPU and polycarbonate case does a great job of keeping the phone safe from accidental bumps and drops. The built-in kickstand lets you prop the phone up in both portrait and landscape, and it also comes with a detachable belt clip holster.
See also: The best Supcase cases and accessories
So there you have it for this roundup of some of the best rugged Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus cases! Looking for more specific options? Don’t forget to check out our roundups of the best overall, thin, clear, leather, and wallet cases for the phone.