The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the company’s latest and greatest tablet. For a sub-$500 price tag, you’re getting a tablet with some impressive hardware like the 9.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, Snapdragon 820 chip, 4 GB RAM and a 13 MP primary camera. That being said, because of the sheer size, tablets are more vulnerable to drops and scratches than smartphones, so it’s absolutely necessary to use a case along with it for added protection. We’re pretty sure that, you don’t want to end up in a situation where you end up paying a hefty sum, just to get your damaged tablet repaired or replaced. Well, if you’re looking forward to purchase the new Galaxy Tab S3 tablet, here are the 10 best Galaxy Tab S3 cases and covers you can buy:

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7″ Official Keyboard Cover

Not everyone loves on-screen keyboards, as physical keyboards usually tend to be easier and comfortable for long and fast typing sessions. Well, Samsung has got you covered with the company’s official keyboard cover for the Galaxy Tab S3. It folds up in order to act as a stand to the tablet and also packs an S-Pen holder that you can take advantage of. Although the case is aimed towards better productivity, it also offers good protection from drops, as it covers the whole front and back of the tablet. However, the sides of the tablets are still vulnerable, as they’re exposed. So, you might have to look elsewhere, if you’re concerned about this.

Buy from Samsung: ($129.99)

2. SUPCASE Full-Body Rugged Protective Case for Tab S3

If maximum protection is your top priority, then this Heavy duty case is certainly the best one you can buy. It has a dual-layer hybrid design that’s good enough to protect your tablet from all sorts of shocks, accidental drops and scratches. What makes this case stand out is the protective front casing with a screen protector, that manages to wrap the entire tablet, without leaving any part of your tablet exposed. The case has an integrated kickstand, which you can take advantage of, especially when you’re watching movies or any other videos. Sure, the case definitely adds bulk to your tablet, but the protection it manages to bring to the table cannot be matched.

Buy from Amazon: ($22.99)

3. Acm Rotating Leather Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (India Only)

This is an affordable case for the new Galaxy Tab S3, that manages to wrap around the whole device for good amount of protection for accidental drops, scuffs and scratches. It has a 360-degree hinge to rotate your tablet in an orientation. The case can also be folded up and used as a stand for all your media consumption needs. As per the manufacturer’s claims, the case is made out of synthetic leather, so we have no gripe regarding the material used. For a price of nearly Rs. 400, this case is certainly worth every penny that you’re paying for.

Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 419)

4. LK Ultra Thin TPU Protective Galaxy Tab S3 Case

If you want to maintain a sleek profile and premium look even after using a case, this is one of the best options you can go for. The LK ultra thin case is made of translucent TPU material, that lets you showcase your tablet’s design in all its glory. The case manages to cover every nook and corner of your Galaxy Tab S3 and has precise cutouts, so that you can easily access all the hardware buttons and ports. Since soft material is used for this case, it should be able to resist some sort of impact resulting due to accidental drops, so there’s no worry about the protection that it has to offer.

Buy from Amazon: ($8.99)

5. ACM USB Keyboard Case for Tab S3 (India Only)

Well, if you’re interested in purchasing a keyboard case, but don’t want to shell out nearly 130 bucks for the official keyboard cover made by Samsung, this is the least expensive keyboard case that you can possibly buy. Coming from ACM, this USB keyboard case is inexpensive, but adds functionality to your tablet, by giving you a full size physical keyboard. The back of the case has a stand that can be used for typing as well as media consumption. That being said, it does cover the whole device, so you can be assured of protection from minor accidental drops and scratches.

Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 639)

6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7″ Official Book Cover

We’ve got another official case from Samsung featured in this list and it’s called the Book cover. This one basically looks and feels just like the official keyboard cover, but the only stark difference is that it lacks a physical keyboard. It’s made of premium material, so we have no gripe regarding its quality. It can also be folded and used as a stand with 3 viewing angles for media consumption. The Book cover manages to wrap the entire front and back of the device for a decent amount of protection from scratches and scuffs, but the sides of the tablets are still exposed like the keyboard cover, which might be a concern to some people.

Buy from Samsung: ($59.99)

7. Segolike Ultra Slim Smart Cover Case for Tab S3 (India Only)

If you think Samsung’s official book cover is way out of your budget, you can get your hands on this third party smart cover case from Segolike. As far as build quality is concerned, it’s made of high quality PU leather, which is decent for the asking price. This case can be folded and used as a stand, just like the book cover, but the only difference is that, this case covers the sides and corners of your tablet to protect it from minor accidental drops, scuffs and scratches. Apart from this, the manufacturer offers the same case with different artworks, so you choose the one which interests you the most.

Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 1200)

8. i-Blason Halo Series Hybrid Protective Galaxy Tab S3 Case

This is a premium hybrid case with a soft TPU bumper and a hard transparent back, that definitely looks appealing to the eyes, thanks to the usage of gold accents. The TPU bumper will be good enough to resist shocks and impacts resulting due to accidental drops. It has an integrated kickstand that should be able to satisfy all your media consumption needs, so we have no gripe on that regard. Since it has a transparent back, you’ll be able to see through the actual design of your Galaxy Tab S3. Lastly, it manages to offer great protection without adding much bulk to your device

Buy from Amazon: ($16.99)

9. kwmobile Crystal Case for Galaxy Tab S3

If you’re a fan of clear cases, you’re bound to enjoy using this transparent case along with your Galaxy Tab S3. Well, it’s made of a soft flexible TPU material, that should be good enough to protect your device from accidental drops by resisting impact and shock. It covers all the corners and edges of the device, and has precise cutouts for all the hardware buttons and ports on the Galaxy Tab S3, without exposing a major portion of the device. Lastly, the material used in this case is dust and dirt repellent, as per the manufacturer’s claims. Since the material used is soft, you can easily insert and remove it from your device without causing micro-abrasions.

Buy from Amazon: ($9.40)

10. IVSO Bluetooth Keyboard Portfolio Tab S3 Case (India Only)

Last on the list, we’ve got yet another keyboard case aimed towards improving your productivity. The case is made of high quality PU leather and its keyboard will make use of bluetooth to connect to your tablet. It also has an integrated stand, so that you can find the perfect angle while typing. This can also be taken advantage of, especially if you’re into watching movies and other videos on your tablet. That being said, on the protection front, the case manages to cover every nook and corner of your tablet, in order to protect it from accidental drops, scuffs and scratches. The price tag of nearly Rs. 3784 is clearly expensive, but when you compare it to Samsung’s official keyboard case, it’s still a lot more affordable.

Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 3784)

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The Best Galaxy Tab S3 Cases and Covers You Can Buy

Well, tablets have always been vulnerable to drops and scratches, especially due to the size. In order to avoid burning a hole in your pocket, for replacing or repairing your tablet, it’s absolutely necessary that you invest a few bucks in a case and protect it from accidental drops and scratches. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. So, if you’re interested in purchasing the new Galaxy Tab S3, do make sure that you get a good case along with it. From hybrid cases that offer maximum protection to keyboard cases that aims at productivity, there are plenty of options to choose from. So, which one of these cases are you going for? Do let us know in the comments section down below.