The best Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cases and covers

Apart from the thrill of choosing a smartphone from among Samsung’s brand new slate of Galaxy S22 handsets, there is the equally head-spinning experience of selecting just the right case with which to enjoy and protect your new phone. If you’re among the first in line for Samsung’s 6.8-inch Phantom Black, Phantom White, Burgundy, or Green Galaxy S22 Ultra beast, you’ll not want to venture out of the house unless it has a high-quality case wrapped around it. Samsung offers a large variety of its own official designs for a custom fit on its own phone. Many other third-party vendors are also in on the action, and we’ll be adding more as they’re released. Here are our picks for the best Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cases available right now.

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case in Gunmental for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, showing off tough, yet slim protection.

Spigen is renowned for its top-notch protection, and the Neo Hybrid Case is no exception. Constructed from durable TPU and polycarbonate, this slim, lightweight case provided extreme drop and scratch protection, with advanced shock absorption technology, including Air Cushion Technology that protects your device’s corners. A raised 1.5mm bezel around the screen protects against drops or placing your phone face down. This case comes in a sleek gunmetal colorway, with a stylish two-tone pattern.

Crave Dual Guard Case

Crave Dual Guard Case in green for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Available in eight colors — our favorite being this deep Forest Green — Crave’s Dual Guard Case is a colorful choice to protect your new Galaxy S22 Ultra. Made from high-quality TPU, this case has a compact profile that makes it easy to grip, and it’s slim and lightweight, so doesn’t add bulk to your phone. Tactile buttons and a lifetime warranty round out the excellent protection on offer for under $20.

Ring Fusion X Case

Ringke Fusion X Case for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Camo, with a transparent design that lets the color of the phone show through.

Want a case that stands out from the crowd but also offers superior protection for your new Samsung Galaxy? Ringke’s Fusion X case comes in a cool semi-transparent camo style, pictured, or a crystal clear version with a black bumper. This hybrid case features a polycarbonate back with flexible TPU bumpers. The bumpers have integrated ridges and a non-slip design to keep your phone firmly in your hand. There’s no need to worry if you do drop it, though, as this case offers MIL-STD 810G -516.6 certified military-grade drop protection. A raised bezel around the screen, toughened corners, TPU hardened button covers, and a USB-C port cover round out the protection. There’s even a special interior coating inside the case that stops it from scratching the back of your phone.

Ghostek Atomic Slim 4 Prismatic Aluminum Case

Ghostek Atomic Slim 4 Prismatic Aluminum Case for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with its metal frame and soft TPU Layer.

You shouldn’t have to choose between superior protection and a slim case, and with the Slim 4 Prismatic Aluminum case, you don’t have to. This deceptively slim, sleek case has a hybrid dual-layer construction, providing rugged full-body shock and scratch-resistant protection for your phone. The military-grade lightweight alloy frame doesn’t add bulk to your phone but keeps it safe from drops and bumps, while a raised bezel around the screen and camera ensures they stay safe. This case also features a silicone port cover to keep dust, dirt, and water out of your charging port. It’s wireless and reverse charging compatible too, so you won’t have to keep taking it on and off to juice up your phone.

UAG Monarch Case

The Monarch Case from UAG for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in black and metallic red.

Yes, this case from Urban Armor Gear is expensive, but the protection on offer is worth every penny. Choose from one of five colors including red and Mallard (a petrol blue) and you’ll get five layers of protection. That includes UAG’s signature armor frame, a soft shock-resistant core with grained leather, a polycarbonate plate, alloy metal hardware, and an impact-resistant rubber bumper with honeycomb traction grip. The raised bumper around the screen and camera means both have extra protection from drops or your phone being placed face down. In fact, theres’s 20 feet of drop protection on offer here, which is just about the best you’ll find from any case. Despite this rugged protection, the Monarch case is slim and feather-light, making it ideal for slipping into a pocket.

Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet

Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet in Brown for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, showing 360-degree protection.

No list of the best cases is complete without a leather wallet case, and Snakehive’s vintage leather wallet case comes in six vibrant colors, though we love this classic Chestnut Brown color. Crafted from top-grain nubuck