The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is big and beautiful, wrapped in an all-new aluminum design, and many owners will want to put it in a case the moment they get it home and out of the box. Now that we’ve tested multiple cases over the past month, here is a collection of our favorite cases for the Galaxy Note 5.
Being such a popular smartphone nearly all case manufacturers offer at least something for the Galaxy Note 5, so the key is finding what works best for each users wants and needs. Some want a wallet case, others need absolute protection, while I want a minimal case that doesn’t add weight or bulk, but still protects my smartphone. Below we have all of that and more covered.
One thing many users need to remember if this is their first Galaxy Note, is that it’s big already, so getting a case will only make it bigger, and heavier. That said, it’s a sleek device and there are a wide array of excellent options available to try.
We’ve already detailed 10 official accessories that Samsung is selling themselves, but being one of the best Android phones on the market means nearly all major accessory makers have something to offer. A few Samsung-made cases top our list below, but they aren’t the only you’ll want to consider.
These awesome Samsung Galaxy Note 5 cases range from your typical cheap but quality $10 cases that are thin and lightweight, known as TPU cases, to durable military grade and drop-test approved ones that can handle a beating. We’ve also added in cases that add function on top of protection. Like wallet cases, kickstands, and much more.
Samsung even sells an odd keyboard case that adds a physical Blackberry style keyboard to the front of the device, but that won’t be making our list. Instead, check out these 11 excellent cases that will protect the Galaxy Note 5, add additional features, and let you continue using the S-Pen stylus or enjoying movies on the bright Quad-HD display without any problems.
Note 5 S-View Flip Case
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Samsung offers multiple accessories for the Note 5, as we detailed above, but in terms of cases they only have a few. The Samsung S-View case has been around for a while, and it consistently delivers excellent features and protection at the same time. There's also a clear version, for those who'd like to show off the Note 5's stylush design, but we went with the regular black model.
Available in Black, White, Gold & Silver. The S-View has been popular for years, and protects your device while letting you interact with it without ever opening the case. Basically offering full protection even while allowing you to answer calls, take pictures, see the weather and more.
When closed, the S-View cover offers instant access to critical features through a unique window interface, thanks to the Samsung ID chip. View the home screen to check the time, weather and other status items. Accept or reject incoming calls with just a swipe, or reject calls with a preset text message. Control your music playback directly on the S-View screen. If you miss anything, notifications are shown in the recent activity menu of your S-View cover. Essentially allowing users the option to do a lot, without ever opening the case. It's a great option, but one of the most expensive on our list, so keep reading if it's too expensive for your blood.