The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may be “old news”, but it’s still a great phone and you might have picked one on discount in lieu of getting the latest Note 9. We’ve broken things down by the manufacturer and offered direct links to some of our favorite styles, such as the Samsung LED Wallet Cover case and the always great Spigen Rugged Armor. But ultimately the choice is yours, and there are a ton of cases to choose from. Here are your best options!
Samsung’s most stylish
Samsung LED Wallet Cover case
This brilliantly-designed case blends screen protection with functionality, allowing you to see the current time and view notifications via LEDs without exposing the screen — all you do is press the power button and presto! This case also features an interior pocket for storing your cash or cards, which can help you cut down on your pocket carry.
$33 at Amazon
Feels real good
Samsung Alcantara case
Alcantara is a fashionable material that’s been popping up more and more in smartphone cases, with Samsung really leading the charge. This is a sleek and minimalist case with a finish unlike any other case you’ve used.
$11 at Amazon
OtterBox Commuter case
When it comes to the best cases, many people instantly think of OtterBox. It has built a solid reputation of making great cases backed by outstanding customer service. We’ll recommend the Commuter Series case since it’s a great combination of the rugged protection that OtterBox is known for and a slimmer design so it’s easier to slip into a pocket or purse.
$20 at Amazon
Best for Grip
Speck Presido Grip
Speck cases offer cases that stylish-yet-functional design options for those who want to add a bit of glitz and glamor to their phone. Consider the Speck Presido Grip, a case that’s designed to prevent phone drops by giving you a case with a stylish and grippy exterior.
$11 at Amazon
Ringke Coastal Blue
Ringke’s Coastal Blue case is a stylish two-piece case that combines a soft TPU layer with a hard PC shell that’s designed brilliantly. The exposed TPU on the back features waves that will feel great in your hands.
$11 at Amazon
Thin thin thin
Spigen Thin Fit 360 with Screen Protector
For those who only need an ultra-thin case to protect from scratches and scuffs, the Spigen Thin Fit 360 is a good option that also comes with one of Spigen’s tempered glass screen protector so you get all-round protection for your Note 8. This case is available in three color styles and starts at just $18 for the standard black model.
$18 at Amazon
Rugged and sleek
Spigen Rugged Armor case
This sleek, one-piece case is designed to be rugged with carbon fiber accents that looks really nice on taller devices like the Note 8. It’s made of flexible, shock-absorbing TPU material so it’s easy to install and features a matte finish for a great look and feel. It’s a really slim case, too, so you won’t be adding a ton of bulk in exchange for a case that will provide rugged protection.
$11 at Amazon
Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case
The Carnaby Esquire Series case features a fabric finish that’s available in gray or blue starting at $30. Each case features a TPU frame that helps disperse the shock from drops and the button covers and port cutouts are precise. It’s an elegant solution to keeping your Note 8 protected and available in three color options on Amazon.
$30 at Amazon
Keep it Simple
RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper case
RhinoShield has developed a bumper case that offers truly rugged protection where your phone needs it most — in the corners, around the edges, and lips that come up around the front and back panels of glass. If you love being able to show off your brilliant new phone but also want to keep it protected from drop damage, you really can’t beat the RhinoShield CrashGuard.
$25 at Amazon
Strong and Light
The UAG Monarch for the Note 8 is a great option, featuring a really grippy back panel that feels great in you hand. There’s a soft rubber screen lip around the display and skid pads on the back, so your phone won’t be prone to slip and slide off any surfaces. These are also slim enough to not impede Samsung or Android Pay functionality and also allow you to wirelessly charge your phone without removing the case.
$30 at Amazon
Seidio Surface Case w/ Holster
Thin cases don’t need to be so bland and featureless. The Seidio Surface case is about as thin and slim a case as you’ll find, providing great scratch resistance around the back, a nice protective lip around the screen, and a pop-out kickstand on the back. It’s a dual layer case, too, so you should get ample coverage for drops, too.
$13 at Amazon
Caseology Parallax Series
This case is designed around a TPU sleeve and a rigid polycarbonate frame which work together to offer superb protection. And that pattern on the back isn’t just for looks, the little grooves and ridges also help with grip for your fingertips. Get yours today, available in four unique colors.
$14 at Amazon
Deciding on one case can be hard, but with the cheap prices available here you might be best inclined to pick up a couple and swap between them! Choosing a case can be hard, but if you want maximum protection you’ll want a UAG Monarch or Otterbox Commuter. If you maintaining the look and hand-feel of your phone is most imporanat, then the RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper is the right pick for you.