The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones money can buy right now, but a device with that much glass and that big a screen comes with its own set of problems. The Galaxy Note 8 has already been rated as one of the most fragile smartphones ever, and that’s saying something in an era when many smartphones come with glass panels not only on the front, but also on the back. The Galaxy Note 8 is no exception, and while the Gorilla Glass 5 may protect your super-pricey smartphone from the odd scratch here or there, it’s highly unlikely to save your if you were to drop it from your hands. That being the case, let’s take a look at a few third-party cases and covers that add form to functionality by looking great while protecting your treasured new possession from meeting a tragic and untimely end:

Best Rugged and Hard Cases for the Galaxy Note 8

1. Spigen Tough Armour Galaxy Note 8 Case

The Spigen Tough Armour Galaxy Note 8 Case comes with a TPU body and a polycarbonate back, thereby offering what the manufacturer calles ‘Extreme Dual Pretection”. As you’d expect from high-quality cases, it also comes with precise cutouts for quick access to the volume and power buttons, and has raised lips to protect the screen and camera from scratches. The case also has a reinforced kickstand for hands-free viewing. The Spigen Tough Armour Case is Mil-Grade certified and comes with Air-Cushion Technology for extra protection at the corners.Buy from Amazon: ($16.99)

2. Zizo Static Shockproof Military Grade Galaxy Note 8 Case

The Zizo Static Series cases are all Military Grade 810.1-G Compliant, which is a testament to their rugged credentials. This particular case also uses Impact Dispersion Technology, which makes it shockproof. It also comes with a slim design and a whole bunch of cool colors for every taste, including the black+orange unit featured here, but if its too garish for your taste or you want a different color option, you can either opt for the all-black version or any of the dual-color units that come in black and blue, black and gold, black and red, black and silver or even one in black and rose gold.Buy from Amazon: ($10.99)

3. Otterbox Commuter Series Galaxy Note 8 Case ($49.95)

Otterbox is one of the best-known names in the world of smartphone cases, and its Commuter Series combines the best of both worlds in terms of being rugged enough to absorb impacts and yet, has a slim enough form-factor that allows it to slip in and out of pockets easily. The Otterbox Commuter series cases come with a dual-layer construction, combining a soft inner layer with a tough and rugged outer layer. Apart from the black version pictured here, the case also comes in pink/blush and maritime/admiral blue.Buy from Amazon: ($49.95)

4. YouMaker Heavy Duty Shockproof Slim Fit Galaxy Note 8 Case

The YouMaker Heavy Duty Shockproof Case is made out of premium hybrid hard polycarbonate + thermoplastic polyurethane. It comes with military-grade protection while providing a textured feel for enhanced grip. It is lightweight, has a sim fit, and it’s raised lip ensures extra protection for the screen and camera. The YouMaker Heavy Duty Shockproof Case is offered in four different color options. Alongside the ‘metallic black’ version depicted here, you can also opt for a blue+black combination, a gold+black combination or even a rose gold version, although the penultimate one costs 4 bucks more than the other three.Buy from Amazon: ($9.99)

Best Wallet Cases and Flip Covers for the Galaxy Note 8

1. Spigen Slim Armor Galaxy Note 8 Wallet Case

Spigen is one of the most respected brands in the world of smartphone accessories and the Slim Armor CS Galaxy Note 8 Wallet Case shows exactly why. It features an innovative design that provides for a card pocket at the back of the case. It has a dual layer construction, with shock-absorbent TPU and rigid polycarbonate for durability. And in spite of having a storage pocket, the case is slim, lightweight and pocket-friendly. According to Spigen, the card compartment can hold not only a couple of credit cards, but also some amount of cash. As is the case with many other Spigen cases, this one is also Mil-Grade certified, and has Air-Cushion Technology on all four corners. The case is available in gunmetal (pictured here), black, deep sea blue, orchid gray and rose gold.Buy from Amazon: ($16.99)

2. Maxboost Galaxy Note 8 Wallet Case

The Maxboost Galaxy Note 8 Wallet Case is a folio-style multi-function case that is crafted from PU Leather and has protective layers not only on the front and back, but also on the four corners. As far as its wallet functionality goes, it comes with 3 card slots, a side pocket for money or additional cards and a magnetic lock design. The case can also switch to a horizontal position and act as a stand, which certainly comes in handy if you’re trying to view videos on YouTube videos or stream movies on Netflix. It comes with an affordable price-tag and, has a lifetime warranty. There’s also a very similar case for women that comes in rose gold and features a small wrist-strap in addition to all the functionality of this particular unit. It also costs a good 6 bucks less than this one.Buy from Amazon: ($18.99)

3. Pasonomi Galaxy Note 8 Wallet Case with Kickstand

The Pasonomi Wallet Case is made out high-quality PU leather and polycarbonate. It actually doubles up as a full-fledged wallet thanks to the presence of 9 separate card slots that can be used to keep credit cards and cash. 1 of the slots also comes with a view window, which means it can be used to store a photo ID as well. The case also comes with a detachable wrist-strap, magnetic flip closure and precise cutouts for all ports, camera, mic, speaker and stylus. But the most remarkable feature of the Pasonomi Case is the modular design that allows you to remove the entire smartphone carrying part from the wallet, which means, the device can also be used as a standalone wallet, if need be. Apart from the black one pictured here, you can also get this particular model in brown and rose gold.Buy from Amazon: ($14.99)

4. Spigen Wallet S Galaxy Note 8 Case With Foldable Cover and Kickstand

The Spigen Wallet S Galaxy Note 8 Case is a truly versatile case that does a lot of things and does them right. First off, the phone’s housed within a ‘thin fit’ flexible shell case that’s glued to a faux leather shell. The actual case looks nice, fits well and, is sturdy. As for the outer shell, it performs admirably as a wallet case by providing three card slots with additional space for storing cash. It also transforms into a kickstand for hands-free viewing experience. At just $17.99, it’s a great proposition from one of the top mobile accessory brands out there.Buy from Amazon: ($17.99)

Best Clear and Bumper Cases for the Galaxy Note 8

1. Spigen Rugged Crystal Galaxy Note 8 Case

Clear cases are some of the most popular because they protect the smartphones without obscuring the view. The Spigen Rugged Crystal Galaxy Note 8 Case does just that, with its transparency displaying the original look of phone with clarity. The case is built out of flexible TPU, and is slim and lightweight so as not to add any bulk to the Galaxy Note 8. As with other Spigen cases, this one also comes with Military-Grade protection, and is reinforced with Air Cushion Technology in all corners. Overall, it looks good, feel great and costs only $11.99, making it a compelling buy if you’re looking clear cases for your Galaxy Note 8.Buy from Amazon: ($11.99)

2. ATGOIN Scratch-resistant Slim Fit Crystal Clear Case

As a lover of clear cases, you may not appreciate the additional reinforcements in the corners of the Spigen case, which is where this particular offering from ATGOIN comes in. It is a scratch-resistant, slim-fit, flexible TPU gel case that doesn’t block an inch of your shiny new possession. While it doesn’t have reinforced corners with air-cushion unlike the Spigen case, it still manages to have rear guards and raised lips to prevent shocks and scratches in daily usage. The case is made from a combination of a hard crystal clear PC back and soft TPU bumper, ensuring that it comes with “an exceptionally slim body” that offers protection without adding any discernible weight or bulk.Buy from Amazon: ($9.99)

3. i-Blason Ares Full-body Rugged Clear Galaxy Note 8 Bumper Case

If you like the look of a clear case but want full-body protection nonetheless, the i-Blason Ares Full-body Rugged Clear Bumper Case might be just what you’re looking for. It is a two-piece clear case that looks good and offers full-body protection. There’s a front-piece containing an integrated touch-compatible screen protector, and a back cover that’s scratch-resistant and shock-absorbent. The full-body case also comes with fortified corners for added drop-protection. The device is built out of flexible TPU and, is wireless charging compatible, which means you can charge your Galaxy Note 8 wirelessly without having to take it out of the case. Along with the funky black/green version depicted here, you can also buy it in black, pink, black/blue and black/gold.Buy from Amazon: ($19.99)

4. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Galaxy Note 8 Case

Last, but definitely not the least, we have a ‘Hybrid Protective Clear Case’ for your Galaxy Note 8. If you like the look and feel of a clear case but don’t want to sacrifice the functionality of a rugged case that offers enhanced protection, this is one product that you should definitely pay attention to. Like many of the other products on our list today, the Supcase Unicorn Beetle-Style Hybrid Protective Case also comes in multiple color variants, so, if unlike Steven Tyler, pink isn’t exactly your new (or old) obsession, you may also choose from black, navy and purple.Buy from Amazon: ($12.99)

Bonus: Official Samsung Cases for the Galaxy Note 8

In case you didn’t know already, Samsung has already announced a slew of official accessories for the Galaxy Note 8 under its own brand, and while they are available for purchase in the U.K. right now, you might have to wait a little while longer if you’re in the U.S. or in India. However, the company has already listed those cases and covers on its official sites in these countries, so it shouldn’t be too long before they are made available for purchase everywhere. You can choose from the smart S-View Cover, the stain-resistant Alcantara Cover, a modular 2Piece Cover, a Protective Standing Cover and more.Featured above is the one that caught my eyes for its simplicity and functionality – An LED Wallet Cover that allows you to check your notifications on its LED display. It even lets you assign custom icons to your contacts to personalize the caller ID. It also has a card pocket on the inside to let you keep a card or to along with some cash. If you want something that’s a bit fancy, check out the S-View Smart Cover in the image below. It lets you check alerts, take calls and interact with your phone in many other ways without opening it up.

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The Best Galaxy Note 8 Cases and Covers You Can Buy

Now that you’ve got a look at many of the best Galaxy Note 8 cases and covers available out there, go ahead and get some much-needed protection for your uber-expensive gadget. We’ve listed stuff ranging from $10 to $50 to make sure they fit all pockets and tastes, so you’ve got a wide array of options to choose from. So which one are you planning to go for? Do let us know by leaving your thoughts in the comment section below, because we love hearing from you.

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