The 6 Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Cases

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The Rundown
"Combines multiple layers together to protect the Galaxy Note 9."
Best Folio Case:
Amovo Wallet Case at Amazon
"An excellent option in multiple colors of faux leather."
Best Card-Hiding Case:
Spigen Slim Armor CS at Amazon
"A case that’s ready for a fun night out and that’ll let you leave your wallet at home."
Best Case From Samsung:
S-View Flip Cover at Amazon
"The special feature of the S-View Flip Cover case is that the front cover is semi-transparent.""
Best Battery Case:
ZeroLemon Slim at Amazon
"If you have frequent days that your battery doesn’t quite make it, this could be a handy case to have."

Best Overall: OtterBox Defender Series

OtterBox Defender Series SCREENLESS Edition Case for Samsung Galaxy Note9 - Retail Packaging - Dark Lake (Chinchilla/Dress Blues)

If you want to protect your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as best as you can, Otterbox should be one of the top brands to look at. The company has a long-standing reputation for its solid cases that places protection over everything else. They may not be much to look at, but they add some serious levels of defense.

The OtterBox Defender Series combines multiple layers together to secure your phone. Although the Note 9 already has its own protection against water, the OtterBox Defender offers a sturdy inner shell and a soft, shock-absorbing outer shell. This helps protect all the glass that covers the front and back of the Galaxy Note 9.

There’s also a belt clip holster, which covers the front of the phone when you’re not using it, and can also double as a kickstand when you want to view media. The OtterBox Defender Series case doesn’t come very cheap, but neither does a new Note 9 after a serious drop damages it.

Best Folio Case: Amovo Wallet Case

There’s a lot to be said for folio-style wallet cases and their ability to be both incredibly handy and also add 360-degrees of protection for your phone. Amovo has an excellent option in multiple colors (brown, aqua, red, and more) of faux leather.

The case is made of polycarbonate and TPU for solid protection and includes a faux leather backing. That section attaches to the folio portion of the case with strong magnets while also allowing wireless charging.

The folio portion has multiple card-holding slots, with one covered in transparent plastic for your ID card. There’s also a slot where you can store cash. When you fold the folio, a magnetic clasp helps keep it shut. And, with the folio closed, you’re protecting the front and back of your Galaxy Note 9. Thanks to cutouts in both portions of the Amovo case, you can also use the Note 9’s camera and fingerprint scanner while it’s still in the case.

Best Card-Hiding Case: Spigen Slim Armor CS

Spigen has an excellent case that offers a compromise between serious protection, simple design, and the handy utility of being able to keep credit cards or your ID stored with your phone. The Spigen Slim Armor CS is a low-profile protective case for the Galaxy Note 9 that features a discrete card holder without the folio design.

This case takes the dual-layered approach that many other cases do — it combines a soft interior material to handle shock absorption with a hard outer shell (that also comes in three colors to match your Galaxy Note 9) for rigidity. On the bottom, it also has cutouts for the charging port, S Pen, 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, and speaker grille.

The trick of the Slim Armor CS is the hidden card holder. The back of the phone slides away, allowing you to store two cards inside and maybe a bit of cash. So, if you want a case that’s ready for a fun night out that’ll let you leave your wallet at home, the Spigen Slim Armor CS is ready to go.

Best Case From Samsung: S-View Flip Cover

If you want to make sure you’re getting a case that will allow everything the Galaxy Note 9 is capable of — wireless charging, Samsung Dex docking, the S Pen — then you may want to go with a case directly from Samsung. Fortunately, you have a good option in the S-View Flip Cover case, which comes in a variety of colors to match your Note 9.

Like other folio cases, the S-View Flip Cover case protects the phone on all sides. It has a section that holds the Galaxy Note 9 securely and protects the top, bottom, sides, and rear of the phone. The folio cover can then protect the front glass of the phone.

The special feature of the S-View Flip Cover case is that the front cover is semi-transparent. So, information displayed on the front of your Note 9, such as the time, date, or who’s calling you, can display straight through the case — no need to open it up. You can even swipe on the case to answer or dismiss calls. You can also use the folio case as a kickstand for convenient media viewing.

Best Battery Case: ZeroLemon Slim

The Galaxy Note 9 may have a sizable, 4,000mAh battery built into it, but with powerful, game-ready hardware and its many features, you may end up using more battery power before the day is done. While you have the option of carrying around a battery pack with you, it’s not always the most convenient.

Instead, you can pick up the ZeroLemon Slim charging case. With a 5,000mAh battery built into it, the case can charge and extend your phone's battery life. ZeroLemon claims it offers an extra 90 percent power for over 40 more hours of talk time or 20 more hours of video. It also allows you to plug your Note 9 in without removing the case.

While this is definitely a bulkier case, it’s offering both protection and a whole lot of extra juice. This may not be the case you would use every day, but if you have frequent days that your battery doesn’t quite make it, this could be a handy case to have.

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