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The best Samsung Galaxy S23 cases you can buy

The smallest Samsung flagship still needs protecting.

Published onFebruary 22, 2024

Samsung Galaxy S23 back green colorway in hand
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy S23 might be the cheapest out of the three 2023 Samsung flagships, but if you’re going to buy one you’ll want to keep it protected. With that in mind, we tested and selected the best Galaxy S23 cases you can buy, from thin to rugged and everything in between.

Want to learn more about cases? Check out our guides to the best phone case brands and the best mobile accessories you can buy. Ready to upgrade? Learn more about the Galaxy S24 lineup.

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 cases

The best standard Galaxy S23 cases

Caseology Parallax

Caseology Parallax Galaxy S23 case
  • Interesting design
  • Good protection
  • Very affordable
  • Nice grippy backing

The Caseology Parallax is a perennial favorite of ours at Android Authority, and the version for the Galaxy S23 is no different. It features the same stylish 3D hexacore backing, which not only looks great but also adds a bit of texture and grip to prevent slipping. It’s not the thinnest or lightest case we’ve tested, but the added weight does mean it meets military-grade standards for protection. Considering this is one of the cheapest Galaxy S23 cases you can buy, it’s an easy recommendation from us.

Spigen Liquid Air

Spigen Liquid Air Galaxy S23 case
  • Excellent grip
  • Good protection
  • Relatively slim
  • Affordable

Spigen is one of the most trusted brands in phone cases, and its Liquid Air case for the Galaxy S23 is the one we think is best for most people. The rubberized texture on the back feels great in the hand, affording a level of grip that few other cases this light can match. The streamlined design is also easy to like, although we would have liked to have seen more color options. Still, for the price, it’s hard to beat.

Incipio Duo

Incipio Duo Galaxy S23 case
  • Great grip
  • Good protection
  • Three color options
  • Not the thinnest

If you don’t mind a little extra bulk, the Incipio Duo is a great Galaxy S23 case. In many ways, it’s a very standard case that hasn’t changed in nearly a decade, but it nails the basics. It offers 12 feet of drop protection with a grippy soft-touch backing. Sure, it might not win any design awards, but it does come in a few nice colors.

Ringke Onyx

ringke onyx galaxy s23 case
  • Textured finish
  • Anti-fingerprint
  • Easy to hold
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Available in three colors

The Ringke Onyx is for those who want their smartphone to have the texture of a boulder. It features a textured exterior that makes one-hand use easier and improves the phone’s feel in the hand. Overall, the fit and finish is impressive. The case has sharp edges and precision-cut button covers that don’t ruin the buttons’ clicky feel. It’s available in three colors, but the Purple option is our favorite.

Peak Design Everyday

samsung galaxy s23 peak design everyday case
  • Nylon finish
  • Compatible with Magsafe accessories
  • Thin and lightweight
  • SlimLink mounting system

You’ll want to consider grabbing this case if you own plenty of Peak Design accessories. The Everyday isn’t the most exciting case you can slap on your Galaxy S23, but it comes packing a few tricks. For one, it’s compatible with most MagSafe accessories. It also features a unique SlimLink magnetic mounting system that plays well with other Peak Design accessories. Our favorite is the magnetic wallet, but they are all sold separately and don’t come cheap.


tisoog galaxy s23 case
  • Silicone exterior
  • Compatible with wireless charging
  • Highly-saturated and bright
  • 20 colors available

Aesthetically, most cases on this list are fairly conservative. However, if you want a real pop of color for your Galaxy S23, consider the TISOOG range. These cases feature microfibre lining to ensure your phone sits snugly. It also supports wireless charging. But its big drawcard is the array of highly saturated “macaron” colorways. Hot Pink, Fluorescent Green, Neon Purple, and Wine Red are just some of our favorites from the 20 options.

The best thin Galaxy S23 cases

Samsung Silicone case

Samsung Silicone Galaxy S23 case
  • Slim and stylish
  • Great colors
  • Soft touch finish
  • Not the cheapest

Samsung has been on top of its game for years when it comes to first-party cases, and even the most basic Silicone case is worth checking out. It’s made of a soft touch silicone that adds a nice grip and feels good in the hand. It also comes in a variety of very nice colors to suit all styles and preferences. As an official Samsung case, it is a bit pricier than third-party alternatives, but in this case, it’s worth the premium. If you want an even better grip, check out the Silicone Grip case, which features a fabric strap on the back.

Spigen Thin Fit

Spigen Thin Fit Galaxy S23 case
  • Thin and light
  • Decent protection
  • Affordable
  • Limited color options

When it comes to thin Galaxy S23 cases, the Spigen Thin Fit keeps things nice and simple. There’s nothing special or surprising about the case’s aesthetic design, but it does somehow manage to achieve military-grade protection while remaining ultra-thin and light. It’s also very cheap, although the color options are extremely limited.

The best clear Galaxy S23 cases

Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Galaxy S23 case
  • Crystal clear
  • Good drop protection
  • Relatively light
  • Affordable

Of all the clear Galaxy S23 cases out there, the one we think is best for most people is the Spigen Ultra Hybrid. It’s a fairly standard clear case, but the price and value are hard to beat. It’s not the thinnest clear case, but it’s strong enough to meet MIL-STD 810G standards for drop protection, so you can rest a little easier. Like all Spigen cases, it’s also very affordable and the build quality is hard to beat. There are three designs to choose from, as well as a fourth with a metal kickstand.

Otterbox Symmetry

Otterbox Symmetry Galaxy S23 clear case
  • Great protection
  • Several design options
  • Bulky
  • Pricey

Otterbox‘s take on a clear Galaxy S23 case is unsurprisingly bulky, but it is more protective than some alternatives. It comes in a variety of different colors and designs, although all of them tend to run a little on the expensive side. It also doesn’t have the port covers Otterbox is famous for, so protection isn’t as good as it could be.

SPIDERCASE for Galaxy S23

spidercase galaxy s23
  • Includes lens protectors and screen protectors
  • Good drop protection
  • TPU construction

The SPIDERCASE for the Galaxy S23 comes in many colors, but the Clear option is the best. It includes two glass screen and lens protectors, making this a good all-round value option. The case also includes good drop protection. It strikes a good balance between aesthetics and ruggedness.

The best rugged Galaxy S23 cases

Otterbox Defender Pro

Otterbox Defender Pro Galaxy S23 rugged case
  • Great protection
  • Dust ports
  • Great color options
  • Pricey

Otterbox is one of the most prominent brands for rugged cases, and the Defender Pro is as rugged as it gets. In addition to excellent drop protection, it also features port covers to keep dust and debris from messing up your Galaxy S23’s internals. All this extra protection does make the case quite bulky, but the Galaxy S23 is fairly small, so it’s still usable with one hand. It also comes with a handy belt holster that doubles as a kickstand. There are a variety of colors to choose from, although it is a bit pricey.

UAG Monarch

UAG Monarch Kevlar Galaxy S23 case
  • Great drop protection
  • Rugged design
  • Several versions available
  • Pricey

Urban Armor Gear’s Monarch is one of the most durable Galaxy S23 cases around, with an impressive 20 feet of drop resistance. The Kevlar finish on the back looks great, too, and adds a nice premium feel. It’s also remarkably light and works great with wireless chargers. If you can afford to spend a bit more, there’s even a version with MagSafe magnets in the back for added useability. These are both pretty pricey, so if you’re looking for something more affordable the UAG Plasma is worth a look.

Spigen Rugged Armor

Spigen Rugged Armor Galaxy S23 case
  • Not too bulky
  • Good protection
  • Affordable
  • Other Spigen designs available

The Spigen Rugged Armor hits a nice middle ground between added bulk and protection. It still meets military-grade standards for durability, but it won’t make your nice, small Galaxy S23 feel two sizes bigger. It’s also very affordable, although there’s only one color available. If you want more variety, the Spigen Tough Armor is a bit bulkier but comes in more colorways.

Incipio Grip

Incipio Grip Galaxy S23 case
  • Rubberized texture
  • Exceptional grip
  • Great drop protection
  • A bit pricey

While perhaps not as rugged-looking as some of the Galaxy S23 cases above, the Incipio Grip does exactly what it sets out to do. The thick bumper has a ridged texture that adds a lot of grip and heft to the device. As far as protection goes, the Incipio Grip doesn’t disappoint, with up to 14 feet of drop protection. Most of this is due to the sheer thickness of the sides, so be prepared for some added weight. It comes in a simple black and Midnight Navy/Inkwell Blue.

Simtect Galaxy S23 case

simtect galaxy s23 case
  • Relatively slim design
  • Camera lens protection
  • Great drop protection
  • A bit pricey

The Simtect Galaxy S23 case is another rugged option that doesn’t come with the usual bulk. It packs a TPU design complete with bumpers and a 12-foot drop rating. Its camera protection is its marquee feature, though. There’s a 2.5mm lip running the rim of the camera cutout. If that’s not enough, a protective cover can also slide out of the way when you’re ready to snap some photos. The case is available in three shades: Black, Green, and a clear option.

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

supcase unicorn beetle pro galaxy s23 case
  • Bulky design
  • Excellent drop protection
  • Kickstand and belt clip
  • Four color variants

The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro is a regular feature on our best cases lists. The case packs a rugged construction with a built-in kickstand, a rotatable belt clip, and an optional screen protector. Despite its bulk, the Unicorn Beetle Pro still supports wireless charging. You can choose between four colorways: Black, Green, Red, and Blue.

The best Galaxy S23 wallet cases

Samsung Frame Case

Samsung Galaxy S23 Frame case
  • Interchangeable backing
  • Light cardholder design
  • Versatile
  • Design options still limited

This year Samsung put out a new type of cardholder case for the Galaxy S23 lineup, but with a twist. In addition to the simple cardholder backing, you can swap in a plain backing material for the days when you don’t need the space. In the future, there’s also the possibility that more designers create backings to supplement what it comes with (or you can make your own if you’re into DIY), which makes this a very interesting case for anyone who likes to keep things fresh.

TUCCH Wallet Case

Tucch Galaxy S23 wallet case
  • Folio-style case
  • Nice faux leather finish
  • Many color options
  • Great value

As time goes on, there will be a plethora of Galaxy S23 wallet cases released, but our early favorite is the TUCCH wallet case. It comes in a whole host of color options (the company has really leaned into two-tone designs this year), and the PU leather feels great in hand. The folio design also helps protect that beautiful AMOLED screen, and it’s held closed by a simple magnetic clasp.

Smartish Wallet Slayer Vol 1

Smartish Galaxy S23 wallet case
  • Stylish designs
  • Space for three cards
  • Affordable
  • Will not work with wireless chargers

The Wallet Slayer is another staple card-holder case with space for up to three cards. It does not use a clasp or enclosure to keep the cards in place, but we’ve found they stay pretty snug, even if you only have one card in there. They’re relatively affordable, but the big draw is the wide variety of customization options available. You can get it in a hard or soft finish, with tons of premade designs and the ability to upload your own images. They are a bit bulky though, and like most cardholder cases you won’t be able to use it with a wireless charger.

Snakehive Leather Case

snakehive leather case galaxy s23 case
  • Genuine leather
  • Space for three cards
  • Pricey
  • Available in six colors

The Snakehive Leather case combines the aesthetics and benefits of leather with the utility of a wallet case. This naturally makes this one of the pricier cases on this list, but it’s well worth it. The case is made of genuine Nubuck leather layered over a tough TPU shell. It includes a triple card holder with a built-in stand. If you aren’t sold on brown leather, the Snakehive is available in five additional colors: Black, Green, Navy, Plum, and Teal.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
Large AMOLED display • Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 power • Bigger battery
MSRP: $999.00
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
New 200MP main camera • Beautiful display • S Pen functionality
MSRP: $1,199.00
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Top Samsung Galaxy S23 questions and answers

The Galaxy S23 is the smallest of the three new Samsung flagships. It features a 6.1-inch display with dimensions of 146.3 x 70.3 x 7.6mm.

The Galaxy S23 doesn’t boast any major upgrades over the S22. It has a faster, newer chipset from Qualcomm, an upgraded selfie camera, and a larger battery than the S22.

The case you purchase for your Galaxy S23 should reflect your lifestyle. If you put style and tactility first, consider getting a leather-backed case. If you prefer a more active, adventurous weekend, consider buying a rugged case. Clear cases will let your Galaxy S23’s styling shine through.

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