Galaxy S20 Ultra Cases
Samsung has supersized the Galaxy experience with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and with that big beautiful 6.9-inch screen comes a larger and heavier phone than even last year’s Galaxy Note 10+. While I can understand not wanting to bulk up your S20 Ultra, a case is not optional on a phone this big; you need a protective case to add grip to that big glass back and add some cushions or shock-absorbing bumpers to the corners. From clear and thin to big and functional, these are the best cases to buy your new flagship.
Want to show off your S20 Ultra’s glass-backed beauty while still protecting it from scratches, slips, and the oh-so-dreaded shatter? This case gives you robust bumper and corner protection and a crystal clear back.
This hybrid case comes in four colors this year — I just love the new teal — and combines a sturdy plastic frame with a flexible, curve-hugging TPU sleeve to give you the best of both worlds in a slim package.
This ultra-thin case sports both 8-foot drop protection and anti-microbial properties while being made with sustainable, plant-based materials. The color choice here are distinct and diverse, but I like the blue and cherry.
I’ve loved this case for years and I continue to love this case for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Liquid Crystal is easy to get on and off and adds grip without obscuring that signature Samsung design.
Snakehive’s leather folios always feel wonderful in the hand, but I’d expect nothing less of European full-grain nubuck leather! This year’s color options also include a darling teal, which looks positively to die for.
Clear cases don’t come much thinner than the Essential Zero, and while I’m not sure how hard a drop I trust it to take, it adds enough grip that you shouldn’t have to worry about that.
There’s no way around this: the Ultra is a huge phone. It’s completely understandable that you wouldn’t want to bulk it up more, so get this Totallee case for some grip and scratch protection without added heft.
With extra protection in the corners and a crystal clear back, this durable case proves that not all clear cases have to be dainty. You can get it in clear with orange or red accents or a smoky black as well.
This case combines the grip and flexibility of a TPU bumper with a luxurious feel on the fabric back, available in black, gray, and in a black-blue that features a wonderful accent panel at the bottom.
This multi-layered marvel of a luxury case is durable, delectable, and still works with wireless charging. I’m partial to the Red model with the black leather because the contrast just pops!
Ringke is better known for its clear cases, but the Air-S is a sleek TPU case that comes in three fun colors — and no, one of them is not boring black — and it offers the Ultra grip without big bulk or high prices.
The Vanguard Series is one of the better heavy-duty kickstand cases for Galaxy phones, and this year we have the more subdued Red as a launch color alongside the brighter orange and blue.
Rather than the classic leather look, this folio uses chevron-covered fabric. There’s room for three cards and cash inside, and the first card flap has a porthole so that you can display your driver’s license.
Speck’s iconic grip pattern is traditionally a place for grime to accumulate over time, but these days Speck puts a Microban treatement on the case so it repels germs and helps keep your phone’s filth from infecting you.
Sucnakp’s Rough Grip has been around, but the S20 Ultra model is using a new slanted groove texture on the back alongside a narrow horizontal texture to the side of the camera module for a unique look and extra grip.
Unlike other ultra-thin cases that eschew texture in the name of slimness, Nillkin covers its hardshell case in a fine, fine grid texture that helps even sweatier fingers keep hold of it without adding bulk.
This is a handy case for a girl who likes to be prepared. looking like just another heavy-duty case, it conceals a card slot/kickstand at the bottom, which you can use to carry the included multi-tool card.
The flexible bumper of this case is shock absorbent and makes the case easy to slip on and off, while the hard shell on the back helps hold the kickstand and extra shock-absorbing foam.
This slim case combines a grippy TPU shell with a stabilizing plastic frame that keeps your S20 Ultra securely in place while you bounce around from place to place during your busy days. I love the pretty pink marble.
This thin case offers you your choice in bumper color — black, dark green, navy blue, or fire red — and almost invisible air cushions around the corners. For this price, this clear case is a no-brainer.
This seafoam green case features a shock-absorbing inner layer and a rigid shell that’s easy to grip and easy to adhere PopSockets to, because weighing half a pound, you’re going to want a PopSocket on the S20 Ultra.
Go beyond a basic case
There’s no need to hide the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s beautiful glass back, especially when clear cases like the Ringke Fusion X are getting more durable every year. For a thin case option that will add a lot of grip, the Tech21 Studio Colour comes in some darling shades and gently hugs the S20’s curves while also helping you keep ahold of your super-sized S20 Ultra.
Considering how big this phone already is, you might as well go for broke and get yourself a durable case that can double as a kickstand both horizontally or vertically. I’ve enjoyed the ArmadilloTek Vanguard Series because it’s durable as all get-out and the kickstand also doubles as a phone grip while I’m walking around. That kickstand is also far more sturdy than most of the wimpy landscape-only kickstands that are built into the back of other cases, and the ability to use it in portrait mode makes it easier for browsing social media or reading e-books while eating a quick dinner in the break room.
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