10 Best Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Waterproof to Clear should be phone cases that will perform their number one duty: to protect your Galaxy S21 Ultra as much as possible. Nuances in design are big considerations to suit different lifestyles and needs. Some people may want the extra mile in protection â€“ for example: bumper corners incase the Galaxy S21 ultra drops from a pocket while mountain biking. While pure aesthetics may be the second most desireable feature, ie: a clear, simple case thatâ€™ll provide an unspoiled view of the S21 Ultra and the glorious Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium or other Galaxy S21 Ultra colors.
Some people will primarily be searching for a case with a kickstand â€“ great for propping your phone up while watching movies or making video calls. Itâ€™s these and more secondary nuances in design, weâ€™ll be pinpointing to make your searching easier .
Lets crack on. Read to the end to see if all the cases are all that they’re cracked up to be. And lets hope they can protect the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra from cracks and scrapes and I don’t have to mention cracks again. I have compiled a useful short glossary of terms to help.
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Glossary of Terms:
1. Polycarbonate: tough material, often translucent – read more about PC on Wikipedia
2. TPU: Thermoplastic polyurethane â€“ high strength resistance to grease, oil and abrasion…
- high strength
- transparent properties
- oil and grease resistance
- high abrasion resistance
3. Military Grade Protection: read more about military grade here
4. SGS testing: read more about SGS here
1. Spigen Rugged Armor Matte Black Case for the s21 Ultra â€“ Extra Protection
The first phone case on our list is the Spigen Rugged Armor case. This case has a variety of features to go the extra mile in protecting your phone and still be lightweight, as well as coming in a simple yet appealing matte black color. I like the ribbed feel around the edge which creates a better grip and help prevent you dropping the case in the first place. The button protection is a little bulkier and hardier on the Matte than other Spigen cases.
Made from TPU, which is the go-to strong material used in the latest cases, there are several benefits (see above). For phone protection, itâ€™s built with a carbon fiber design and air cushion technology to get the best shock absorption possible on four corners, so if you drop your phone, itâ€™s less likely to take damage. The case also has a raised lip, so when you put your phone down, on a flat surface, you donâ€™t have to worry about scratches on the screen.
And itâ€™s designed for comfort, too. This case is as thin as possible, so it slides in and out of a pocket easily. The tactile buttons provide solid feedback and are easy to press. The sunken grooves on the side also make it easy to maintain a good grip on the case. Power sharing and charging compatible, while the case is on is a useful benefit. So for both protection and comfort, this is a handsome looking phone case that’ll keep your phone safe as houses, while looking good doing so.
2. Torras MoonClimber Case â€“ Clear, Kickstand, Tough.
I previously acknowledged many S21 ultra users will like a clear case that doesn’t hide the phone’s shiny lines and ‘Phantom’ hues, thus, the Torras, MoonClimber. This is a case designed for serious phone protection. So if you tend to drop your phone like me, perhaps while cycling, rock climbing, the Torras MoonClimber might be a good option for you. I like it’s flexible feel too.
To satisfy our number one priority, protection, it has military-grade shockproof technology. This means that it can withstand the most common phone drops. And it also has raised lips around important features like the camera, to protect them when the phone is laid flat or falls flat on a level surface.
The case appears clear, very clear, without yellowing when I hold it up to light. Its leading polycarbonate material makes it 1.8 times clearer than most clear cases, Torras boasts, and it has 10 times the anti-yellow properties, they also say. Plus, it is designed to be as scratch – and fingerprint-resistant as possible. It will keep your phone safe and looking clean all the time.
It is entirely friendly to wireless charging and Powershare. And, lastly, it comes with a metal phone stand that can be used in 3 ways, so you can set your phone down and enjoy it hands-free. This is a case designed for maximum protection and utility. Perhaps this case should have got number one spot? Yes, it would have a good case in a court of a law.
3. Spigen Liquid Air Armor Case. Light and Strong
Before delving into the facts of this case, it’s worth mentioning, it comes at the price of about three bistro cappuccinos, which is pretty amazing. This is another Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phone case from Spigen, and it has the same level of quality and comfort we’re beginning to get accustomed to from this company. This case is a little more geared towards comfort than the previous one, but still offers good protection from pocket drops and everyday falls.
The military grade protection and air cushion technology make it as shockproof as possible and tells me it’s a top grade case. It is form-fitted to be slim and fit comfortably, and be lightweight and pocket friendly. It also supports easy wireless charging.
The best feature of this case is the matte-black anti-slip surface. It feels like a mini off road rubber, cycle tyre, designed for ultimate grip. The entire back and sides of the case are designed for that reason. Plus, you don’t get messy fingerprint smudges everywhere – it’s fingerprint-resistant. This makes this case a great choice for those who like to game, be on long phone calls, or do anything else that requires holding the phone for a long time. A great case which ticks boxes.
4. Torras Shockproof Case â€“ Super Protective Case
A different Torras case to the previous choice, this one is designed for maximum protection. Anti-scratch, anti-finger smudge, anti-stain, an enhanced camera sheild, stronger than normal bumpers, its an impressive war chest of protective benefits. It’s saying I’m a super power of cases.
The military-grade hard PC back and soft TPU bumpers provide high shock absorption, and can be dropped from as high as 6 feet without any damage.
Like the previous Torras case, this one also has raised lips around the camera and screen, to prevent scratches and surface damage. And this Torras case iprovides a little more comfort than it’s sibling with its smooth yet clingy touch. The case vacillates between translucent grey and black, giving it a sophisticated appeal.
It has rounded edges, which add to the comfortable feel and help it slip in and out of pockets easily. The Matte Nano Oleophobic Coating of this case makes it easy to hold, as well as helping to prevent fingerprints. It is sturdy and durable without sacrificing any of the beauty you want.
5. Profer Heavy Duty Defender â€“ Two for the Price of One (Kickstand)
This case is great for those who want the best of both worldsâ€” protection and design. It comes with two cases, which share the same level of protection but allow you to customize your usage. Even, perhaps give one as a gift to a friend.
Both cases have military-grade shockproof technology, to protect your phone from fall damage as much as possible. I love the way the cases snaps effortlessly into place. There are raised lips around the camera and screen, so you can set your phone down without worrying about surface scratches. Plus, it comes in 3 color options so you can get whichever you like most.
The first case is a clear case. This one allows slightly less functionality, but has benefits, one being that you can see the look of your nice, sleek S21 Ultra. And again, this case has the same protection as the other one. The other big benefit of this case is that it supports wireless charging, so you can charge your phone easily.
The more robust looking case is not clear, and this is where you can choose your color â€“ a fiery red, blue or black. However, this one doesnâ€™t support wireless charging. The good news, it does have a completely rotatable kickstand, so you can set it down and watch movies or face call in any position. And, the kickstand can also be connected to a magnetic phone stand for use while driving, making navigation easier. A grand choice.
6. Caseology Parallax Case â€“ Unique Style
The Caseology Parallax phone case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a case designed for comfort and everyday use, without sacrificing protection. Its dual layered bumper is drop-test certified giving military grade shockproof protection, to keep your phone as undamaged as possible.
This case is slim and comfortable in design, so it slips easily in and out of pockets. It also has a 3D design which in laymen talk means a bumpy finish which I like the feel of and is comfortable to hold. It is incredibly ergonomic, at only .16â€ thick and has raised bezels to protect the screen. Due to the grip technology, this is a good case for people who like to game on their phone, or hold it for long periods of time.
The material of the case is also resistant to scratches, so you donâ€™t have to worry about dulling the beauty of your phone and case. It supports shared charging which is a bonus. And it comes in 4 color options, from pink to blue to keep the boys and the gals happy. A worthy choice in ‘Best 10 Cases and Covers for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’.
7. Lanhiem Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Case, IP68 Waterproof Case – Built In Screen Protector
The Lanhiem case is one hell of a case for an active lifestyle. Subersible down to six feet six, take it snorkeling or windsurfing. Feel free to drop it from your pocket while skating up a ramp and your S21 Ultra will gently bounce encased in this cacoon of TPU. If you drop it while snorkelling under water it will keep your phone safe for up to an hour at that maximum depth. I only did the recommended paper test and left the case submerged for 30 minutes and the paper stayed perfectly dry. It feels lightweight because it is at only 2 oz (56.7 g). I love this case, however, with a lot of waterproof cases when speaking on the phone voices can be slightly muffled and this case is the same.
Extra nice nuances are the case is dust proof and a free lanyard offers better grip when filming under water or pursuing another demanding activity. The fingerprint sensor works well and what I ike is this phone is very useable out of the water as well as in.
8. ESR Metal Kickstand Case â€“ Clear and Simple
The ESR case is another phone case that is good for watching movies, or even video chatting with friends. I love the fact that when you’re alone you can watch your phone in a cafe â€“ please wear earbuds.It comes with a unique metal kickstand that is adjustable up to 60 degrees, allowing you to set your phone down in both portrait and landscape mode. This makes it easy to watch videos, call friends, or even look at recipes without needing your hands.
Like most cases, this case is also designed to protect your phone well. It is made from powerful, flexible polymer rather than hard plastic, allowing for more impact absorption and drop protection.
Once again, this case has raised edges around the screen and camera, to keep them protected from both drops and scratches. And best of all, you can get it in either clear or black, so you can choose to see the sleek look of your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, or the smooth look of the black case.
9. ESR Clear Case â€“ Simple, Clear & Lens Protector
This is another case from ESR, and while this one doesnâ€™t have a kickstand, it does have the same great level of protection. Plus it comes with a lens protector that offers bubble free installation. I like these simple clear cases and they’re so affordable, simply replace it if you don’t for a handful of change. Once again, it is made from a flexible polymer, so it can absorb more on impact. And it has raised edges, to protect your screen and camera.
The case is clear, so you can enjoy the look of your phone. And even with all of its protection, you can still charge wirelessly without having to remove the case. This makes it much easier to charge wherever you are, without having the hassle of removing the case.
This caseâ€™s soft material also makes it more comfortable to hold and place into pockets. Plus, it is fitted with microdots which ensure that it doesnâ€™t cling too tightly to your phone. This helps even more to prevent damage to your phone, which is a nice innovation, and keep it looking nice and clean.
10. Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case â€“ All Round Protection
Last but certainly not least is the Unicorn Beetle Pro Series phone case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. UB cases are a great combination of protection and look, and this one is no exception in ‘Best 10 Cases and Covers for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.’
The multi-layered TPU and Polycarbonate materials provide military-grade shock protection, and can be dropped from as high as 20 feet without damage. These cases have some of the best damage protection out availableâ€” you can throw your phone at a wall, but leave the phone untouched. I decided just to drop it from shoulder height and all was in order with a soft thud.
This case also has other great features. It comes with a detachable rotating holster, so you can carry it around wherever you go. And it has a built-in kickstand, which allows you to set your phone down in both portrait and landscape mode. Perhaps it does’t come with the reputation of some other brands but the Unicorn won’t disappoint. The UB case is a perfect blend of utility, look, and protection, so it can fit all of your needs and is a super choice in ‘Best 10 Cases and Covers for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’.
Finding a phone case to protect a phone as useful (and valuable) as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra can be difficult. But hopefully with this guide, you can find one that works for you. Maybe you want maximum protection from the Spigen Rugged Armor case. Perhaps you care more about looks, like the Caseology Parallax. If you hold your phone a lot, as gamers often do, you might want something more comfortable with the Spigen Liquid Air Armor. Or you want a blend of all the useful features, like the Unicorn Beetle case which probably deserves more limelight than a tenth spot in ‘Best 10 Cases and Covers for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’.
Whatever your needs, there is a phone case that will work for you.
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