The best Galaxy Note 8 cases to protect your superlative Samsung handset

Need a case to keep your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 safe and stylish? These phone cases are T3's top picks

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Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy Note 8, has a big 6.3” screen, a beautiful design and a super expensive price tag, which means the last thing you want to do is scratch it, drop it or smash it. 

That means you need a case and you need one now.

The good news is, even though it’s a brand spanking new phone, accessories manufacturers have caught on fast and created a range of cases to suit all budgets and personalities.

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to getting the right Samsung Galaxy Note 8 case, so making sure you choose the right one for you is important. If you want to throw your handset into your bag and get it out to call clients and respond to emails every few minutes, you’re going to need a durable case that’ll withstand your business needs. If you prefer your phone to look good before you take a photo of your fancy food, you can opt for a case that prioritises style over safety instead.

But don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work for you, tracking down ten of our favourite cases for your Galaxy Note 8 whether you’re looking for something slim and barely-there or durable and able to withstand even the clumsiest of hands.

10 best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases

1. TECH21 EVO TACTICAL

A simple, understated design with excellent drop protection

Reasons to buy
+3-metre drop protection+Lightweight+Scratch resistant
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This multi-purpose case provides 3m of drop protection thanks to Tech21’s FlexShock technology, as well as a thin and lightweight style built for slim pockets and ultra portability. The case looks understated with a geometric pattern and tactile feel that means you’re less likely to drop it, and it’s made from a scratch and UV-yellowing resistant coating so it’s likely to age well. Sure it’s on the higher end of the price scale, but it looks good, adds minimal bulk to your new Note 8 and protects against most drops and scratches - proving your gran was right, you do often get what you pay for.

Price: £34.95 | Buy Tech21 Evo Tactical

2. SAMSUNG LED VIEW COVER

A clever case to keep your handset and credit cards protected

Reasons to buy
+LED display+Interior card pocket+Looks good
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This official case from Samsung may look simple at first glance, but has an innovative way of keeping you up-to-date while keeping your handset protected - a great-looking, minimal LED display. The wallet-style case closes over the screen of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to keep it safe from scratches and scrapes. Inside there are slots for cards, and on the outside the LED display can be controlled with a swipe without opening it up. As you might expect, you’ll be paying a premium as the case is directly from Samsung and comes with the added display on the front.

Price: £59 | Buy Samsung LED View Cover 

3. SNAKEHIVE VINTAGE CHESTNUT BROWN LEATHER WALLET

A classic-looking wallet and case rolled into one

Reasons to buy
+Premium nubuck leather+Great-looking vintage style+Three card slots

If you’re more keen on classic rather than cutting-edge case styles, this wallet from Snakehive will suit you. It’s crafted from naturally distressed, European nubuck leather on the outside, which the brand promises will age over time to reveal the smooth texture and darker tone you get with quality leather. The inner cover is made from a softer leather to protect your screen from scratches and features three credit card slots, as well as a large compartment for notes, meaning the case is good-looking as well as practical.

Price: £21.95 | Buy Snakehive Vintage Chestnut Brown Leather Wallet

4. SPIGEN TOUGH ARMOR GALAXY NOTE 8 CASE

Military-approved protection in a slim package

Reasons to buy
+Certified Mil-Grade protection+Slim+Built-in kickstand
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This case boasts a dual-layered structure consisting of a flexible TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) body and rigid PC (polycarbonate) outer shell, which is tech-speak for twice the protection. Thanks to air cushion technology, the Tough Armor case withstands impacts and meets military standards after a series of drop tests. The even better news? For a case built with durability in mind, it’s surprisingly slim and has a built-in kickstand so you can prop your handset up as you catch up on Netflix.

Price: £13.99 | Buy Spigen Tough Armor Galaxy Note 8 Case

5. OLIXAR FLEXISHIELD SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8 GEL CASE

Cheap, cheerful and colourful

Reasons to buy
+Costs less than a pint+Colourful+Some protection
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If you want basic protection for your phone but you’re on a budget after splashing all of your cash on the Note 8, then this is the case for you. At under a fiver it’s super cheap but still provides protection from knocks and scratches in a slim, great-looking package. We wouldn’t advise you carrying out a drop test with this one, but we’d hope you wouldn’t need one because it has a gel exterior with a non-slip coating that makes gripping easier.

Price: £4.99 | Buy Olixar Flexishield Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Gel Case

6. INCIPIO DUALPRO FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8

A tough case that comes in a range of shades

Reasons to buy
+Dual-layered construction+Range of colours+Soft touch finish
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The DualPro from Incipio is another case that boasts two layers of protection, one on the inside that’s more flexible for absorbing shock, and a hard polycarbonate exterior made for durability. The case has a raised bezel around the edge as well to ensure that the case protects the body and the lovely new curved screen of your new Note 8. Unlike many of the other cases on the list, the DualPro comes in a range of colours, from the darker Merlot and Midnight Blue through to candy shades Rose Quartz and Turquoise, all with a soft touch finish that looks great and is much better to grip than shinier alternatives - perfect if you’re accident prone.

Price: $29.99 | Buy Incipio Dualpro for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

7. RINGKE ONYX FOR GALAXY NOTE 8

This case is a brushed metal bargain

Reasons to buy
+Super affordable+Solid drop protection+Slim

If you’re looking for a way to keep your Note 8 safe from scratches, but you also want it to look good, then the super affordable Onyx case from Ringke combines superior protection with a futuristic-looking brushed metal exterior. It has a shock absorbing bumper around its edge, as well as tapered lips round the front and back to further protect both your screen and your camera from any mishaps.

Price: £5.99 | Buy Ringke Onyx for Galaxy Note 8

8. SPIGEN RUGGED CRYSTAL GALAXY NOTE 8 CASE

Let the Note 8 design shine with this crystal case

Reasons to buy
+Transparent+Corner guards+Super slim
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You’ve just spent a small fortune on upgrading to a Galaxy Note 8, so why would you want to cover it up? Luckily the Rugged Crystal case from Spigen is designed for those who just can’t get enough of the smooth edges and beautiful design of their new handset. It’s transparent, slim and super streamlined, but it’ll also keep your phone protected with reinforced corner guards and raised bezels round your screen. It may not be quite as tough as the other options on this list, but like Spigen’s other case, it’s passed military-grade drop tests so gets a big thumbs up from us.

Price: £8.99 | Buy Spigen Rugged Crystal Galaxy Note 8 Case

9. OTTERBOX GALAXY NOTE 8 DEFENDER SERIES CASE

The brand brings its famous rugged case to the Note 8

Reasons to buy
+Best-in-class for durability+Dust protection+Belt clip
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The OtterBox brand is well-known for its high standard of durable accessories and its popular Defender style case has now been crafted for the Note 8. Although this simple black case looks plain and understated, it won’t win any beauty contests, but it does often come top in the durability stakes. The Defender case won’t just protect against knocks and scrapes, it’s also going to keep your new Note 8 free from dust and lint thanks to port covers.

Price: £49.99 | Buy Otterbox Galaxy Note 8 Defender Series Case 

10. VRS DESIGN DAMDA GLIDE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8 CASE

This case merges durability with functionality

Reasons to buy
+Credit card compartment+Choice of shades+Durable
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Most of the cases currently on the market for the Note 8 are all about durability and protecting your handset from knocks and scratches. The Damda Glide from VRS is no exception, with a bumper case and hardshell construction. But it stands apart from the rest because of its spring-loaded sliding compartment, which makes it tough as well as functional. It comes in a range of bold colours, including Blue Coral, Shine Gold and Cream White. 

Price: £24.99 | Buy VRS Design Damda Glide Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Case