Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus back in hand 3
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Samsung poured countless hours into the new Galaxy S21 family, resulting in some of the best-looking flagships yet. The lineup comes in three new shades — Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, and Phantom Silver — and you’ll probably want to show them all off. One of the best ways to do so is with some see-through protection. We’ve put our heads together and come up with the best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus clear cases to buy.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 buyer’s guide

Looking for more ways to keep your phone safe and get the most out of it? Don’t forget to check out our guide for the best case brands and mobile accessories you can get! Don’t forget to also check out our roundup of the best Galaxy S21 Plus cases currently available.

The best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus clear cases:

Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best clear cases for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus as they release.


Spigen Liquid Crystal

Spigen’s Liquid Crystal is one of the simplest clear cases you can get, as well as one of the most affordable. It’s made of flexible TPU, so you can easily apply or remove your protection in seconds. Even though the case adds almost no bulk to the Galaxy S21 Plus, Spigen still packed it with Air Cushion technology for maximum protection. You can easily take advantage of wireless charging and precise cutouts allow for access to all of the necessary ports.

See also: Spigen cases: A buyer’s guide


Ringke Fusion Galaxy S21 Plus clear case

Ringke is another one of our favorite case makers and the Fusion — not the Fusion-X — is a tried and true clear option. It’s a great alternative to Spigen’s Liquid Crystal as it sports the same flexible TPU construction. However, Ringke added a clever microdot matrix on the inside which should help to prevent the rainbow effect. You can also grab the Fusion in matte clear and the QuikCatch holes allow for hands-free carrying with a lanyard.

See also: The best Ringke cases you can buy


Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Spigen has the rare distinction of making our list of the best Galaxy S21 Plus clear cases twice, but it’s with good reason. The Ultra Hybrid offers premium protection from both drops and scratches thanks to its combination of polycarbonate and TPU. You can choose from a fully clear option or add a matte black bumper for some contrast. Either way, Spigen’s Air Cushion technology should do the trick to keep your phone safe.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Clear Cover

This first-party clear cover is similar to the Spigen Ultra Hybrid in that it features a clear back panel with a matte bumper. However, Samsung opted for a textured bumper that should help you keep a snug grip on your new phone. It’s perfectly sized for the Galaxy S21 Plus, and a small loop at the bottom means you can add a lanyard of your own. You can also get the Samsung clear cover for your Galaxy S21 Plus in white.


Speck Presidio Perfect Clear

There’s almost no branding of any kind on the Speck Presidio Perfect Clear, and that’s one of our favorite aspects of the case. It lets you keep your full attention on Samsung’s hard work, and Speck even offers to replace the case if it doesn’t stay perfectly clear. The Perfect Clear case is rated for 13-foot drops, and it’s coated in a Microban layer that boasts a 99% reduction in bacteria growth. Like most other clear cases, you’ll also be able to use wireless charging.

See more: The best Speck cases you can get


ESR metal kickstand case

This ESR case is another popular pick on our lists both for its crystal clear finish and its paper-thin footprint. However, the real draw is the durable metal kickstand that’s perfect for hands-free streaming. You can use the kickstand either vertically or horizontally, though there’s not much need for the vertical orientation now that Quibi is gone. If you’re not sold on the crystal clear design, ESR also offers a transparent black version.


Encased clear back with holster

Samsung’s 6.7-inch Galaxy S21 Plus can be tough to fit into even the largest of pockets. You could always attach it to your belt instead with the handy holster that comes with Encased’s clear back case. The case itself is a simple TPU bumper with almost no branding, and the quick-release latch makes the holster an incredibly easy way to grab your phone at a moment’s notice. 


Otterbox Symmetry Galaxy S21 Plus clear case

Our last Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus clear case lies at the intersection of transparency and durability. As an option from Otterbox, the Symmetry case comes with an impressive Drop+ rating. That means that Otterbox has tested it up to three-times the MIL-STD 810G certification. The Symmetry case is one of the thicker options on our list, though the one-piece design is easy enough to apply and remove in a hurry.

See also: Best Otterbox cases — Everything you need to know