When you’re prepared to drop $1,000 on a new phone, it better last a long time. The best way to ensure that safety is with a case that’s as tough as you are. Luckily for your pocket, durable cases aren’t nearly as bulky as they used to be. Tough cases are lighter and more stylish than ever, but there are so many options to choose from. Here are our picks for the best rugged Galaxy Note 20 cases you can get.
See also: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 buyer’s guide
The best rugged Galaxy Note 20 cases:
Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best rugged cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 as more are released.
Otterbox Defender Pro
For as long as people have been hunting for rugged cases, Otterbox has been churning out some of the best options around. The new Defender Pro is no exception, though we miss the days when screen protectors were a built-in feature. Either way, Otterbox’s new flagship is treated with an antimicrobial layer for germ protection and it’s MIL-STD 810G certified against drops. You can grab this rugged Galaxy Note 20 case in matte black or Varsity Blues directly from the company website.
Spigen Tough Armor
If you’re not interested in Otterbox, Spigen offers the greatest variety of cases by far. The Tough Armor is among the most durable of these offerings, and it uses a hybrid design for high-end protection. You can pick it up in black, green, bronze, and gunmetal to match your device and each version sports a black TPU bumper. Spigen’s built-in kickstand also makes media streaming comfortable and hands-free.
The days of built-in screen protectors seem to be fading into the distance as yet another rugged Galaxy Note 20 case leaves it behind. Poetic’s Revolution achieves its MIL-STD 810G rating thanks to an impressive hybrid design. The polycarbonate back panel and TPU bumper are combined in a single shell, while a stiff lip helps to lock the case in place. Poetic’s folding kickstand should last for the life of your device, and you can choose from black, blue, or pink finishes.
Supcase UB Pro
Rugged cases often get rugged names and the Unicorn Beetle Pro is about as tough as they come. It’s available in a variety of colors, though the matte black matches the battle-ready insect it’s named for. At first glance, it looks just like the Poetic Revolution with a selection of carbon fiber details that add a touch of luxury. The two cases are quite similar thanks to the folding kickstands and their decisions to move away from the built-in screen protector. Ultimately it comes down to which case catches your eye first.
UAG Monarch Galaxy Note 20 rugged case
UAG has pretty much perfected its style, and you’d be right to think of the Monarch as a blacked-out version of the UAG Plasma. Each rocks a similar design with beefed-up bumpers and an impact-resistant honeycomb pattern. However, the Monarch dons a carbon fiber pattern in place of the Plasma’s transparent coat. If carbon fiber isn’t your style, the Monarch is available in crimson or black as well. No matter which color you choose, UAG’s case is made from five layers for maximum protection.
Samsung rugged Galaxy Note 20 cover
Today’s last rugged Galaxy Note 20 case offers heavy-duty protection right from the source. It’s Samsung’s rugged cover, and it rakes after durable suitcases with a series of raised vertical ridges. You should be able to keep an iron grip on the rugged cover thanks to the tactile side rails, and it’s been drop tested to military standards. Instead of a single kickstand, Samsung added a pair of fixed length options — one for 45 degrees and another for 60 degrees. Finally, you can choose from sleek black or silver finishes.