The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases in 2024

best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case: multiple
best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case: Multiple (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

Finding the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case is an absolute must if you're ordering the new flagship smartphone and want to keep it safe and secure. There are so many options to choose from depending on your style and budget, but we've picked the best for you at a range of designs and prices.

We've become pretty adept at finding the absolute best phone cases on the market from the indestructible to the ultra-sleek, and from top-quality brands that you can trust. Having tried and tested at least a hundred cases ranging from the expensive but protective premium leather wallet cases to the bargain bundles with camera lens protectors and screen protectors, we can advise what might be the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case to suit your lifestyle. 

Finding the best case for your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a breeze as long as you know what to look for. Do you prioritize your smartphone's camera safety above anything else? Then you might want to consider a case fitted with a raised lip or edges that offer advanced protection from accidental drops at hefty heights.

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases

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CASETiFY Impact case in Black (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

1. CASETiFY Impact case with EcoShock technology

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case that offers supreme protection

Specifications

Color options: Matte Black, Clear/Black, Haze Purple, and Midnight Green.
Material: EcoShock and 65% recycled and plant-based materials

Reasons to buy

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4x the Military Grade Standard 
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Anti-slip grip and 8.2ft drop protection
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1.66mm raised bezel around screen

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive but high quality

CASETiFY's super protective Impact Case for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is designed with the clumsy in mind, and offers layers within the phone case lining and its inner sides of a new proprietary material that the company calls EcoShock, able to withstand drops from a height of 8.2ft, having been tested 104 times during the manufacture stage to ensure the optimum protection. 

The drop proof design of the Impact case is 4x the usual Military Grade Standard, so you have total peace of mind that if you happen to let slip of your new and expensive Samsung device, it'll probably be fine. Speaking of slipping, this case also boasts an anti-slip grip around the edges, to prevent this from happening at all. 

There's also a 1.66mm raised bezel around the rim of the case for enhanced screen protection should your device ever fall face-down. CASETiFY will soon be introducing clear cases for the Impact series, with new proprietary UV Defender technology optimised to prevent yellowing and stains, but should you prefer a more bold look, this case can be customized with text, with thousands of designs and multiple colors to choose from.

Incipio Grip Case (Image credit: Incipio)

2. Incipio Grip case

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case with a tactile grip

Specifications

Color options: Black/Midnight Navy / Inkwell Blue /
Material: Recycled materials

Reasons to buy

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14ft Drop tested
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Tactile grips and raised edges
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Antimicrobial and discoloration defense

Reasons to avoid

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Design is a bit basic

This tactile case from Incipio is designed to provide protection for your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in the form of durable impact struts which can reduce the force of a fall, plus raised edges all around the case, exterior re-engineered tapered x-grips on the sides of the case for a strong grip and rugged feel, and a scratch-resistant antimicrobial surface to fight off bacteria. 

While it might not look like much, this case has been tested to withstand drops from as high as 14ft! The buttons are ultra-responsive, meaning that the case will not limit your usage of your phone in any way, as some cases unfortunately can make your buttons a lot stiffer than necessary. 

Overall this case has a slim and form-fitting dual-layer design with a no-slip hold, ensuring that your smart new phone is protected should you ever face the often inevitable and unfortunate drops and daily damage, we've all been there! It has a limited lifetime warranty too, should you have any issues.

Kate Spade New York Hollyhock Case (Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

3. Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell case

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case that's pretty in pink

Specifications

Color options: Hollyhock
Material: Made from sustainable materials

Reasons to buy

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Can withstand 10ft drop protection
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Antimicrobial casing to ward off bacteria
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Limited Lifetime Warranty

Reasons to avoid

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The floral design might not be for everyone - but it sparkles!

Don't let this case fool you. It might appear a little on the softer and more delicate side with the floral aesthetic and pink diamonds, but it can withstand some pretty heavy damage and survive drops from as high as 10ft during rigorous testing. 

This pretty designer case from Kate Spade New York can not only protect your device from daily drops and damage, but it's also coated with antimicrobial defenses that are designed to reduce the growth of the most common surface bacteria found on phone cases by 99.9% which is super impressive. 

Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Cases: Mous Clarity 2.0 (Image credit: Mous)

4. Mous Clarity 2.0 clear/Iridescent case

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case that's indestructible

Specifications

Color options: Clear / Iridescent
Material: Built with polycarbonate, TPU and TPE

Reasons to buy

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 AiroShock impact absorbing technology
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MagSafe Compatible (yes, really)
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Limited Lifetime Mous Warranty

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive!

Mous is one of the best phone case brands in the world, creating ultra-strong housings for your expensive smartphone that ensure such high levels of protection, that you could even throw your phone off of a roof with confidence. This case in particular from Mous has been designed for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra model and is the very first time that the company has brought MagSafe compatibility to Samsung cases, designed with a MagSafe-compatible N45 magnet array.

This change allows users to enhance their Galaxy phones for the very first time with Apple’s wireless charging technology, as well as Mous’ wide range of magnetic accessories, seamlessly bridging the gap between Samsung’s latest phones and previously Apple-exclusive MagSafe technology. 

Other features of this Mous case include a high-defense camera bump and ultra-rigid materials, advanced AiroShock protective technology to defend against shocks, drops, and falls, plus the case is also lined with a soft microfibre material to keep your device exterior scratch-free and intact. 

Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Cases: OtterBox Strada series (Image credit: OtterBox)

5. OtterBox Strada series wallet case

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case with a card holder slot

Specifications

Color options: Shadow (Black)
Material: Premium leather, Polycarbonate shell

Reasons to buy

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3X as many drops as the military standard (MIL-STD-810G 516.6)
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Works with wireless charging
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Space for 2 cards

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Not vegan-friendly!
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Card slots face the screen

The OtterBox Strada series is a case that offers the best of both worlds in the form of protection and style. The Premium leather quality is great for those desiring a professional case for their smart new phone, as well as the convenience of having your most-used cards and cash all in one place, with a book-style folio design that also covers the front of your smartphone for 360 protection. 

Strong enough to meet three times the usual military grade standards of drop testing, this case can withstand falls from a hefty height and keep your screen protected should it fall face-down. 

The metal magnetic latch also aids in keeping the case closed tight, and despite the leather exterior, this case is fully Qi wireless charging compatible. 

best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases: Tocol (Image credit: TOCOL / Amazon)

6. TOCOL case with two TPU screen protectors

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra case that's amazing value

Specifications

Color options: Black / Green / Purple
Material: Soft Rubber with Nappa texture around the edging

Reasons to buy

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Includes two HD flexible TPU screen protectors 
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Designed to fully protect the camera and screen
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Military-Grade drop-proof & Shock-proof 

Reasons to avoid

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An unknown brand
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Too cheap to be true?

This case from Tocol is by far the most affordable and best value for money case bundle that you'll find on the market right now, including not one - but two - TPU screen protectors to keep your S23 Ultra screen scratch-free with an installation kit included to ease the setup process. 

Designed with impact dispersion airbags, plus 3-Gen X-Shock anti-collision technology embedded in the case corners, this case can protect your phone meeting Military Grade Standards for drop and shockproof protection at just a fraction of the cost of higher-end phone case brands.

The case is supposedly designed with a hard explosion-proof backplane, and 3-ply strengthened-frame to offer ultimate durability in its structure. 


Other Galaxy S23 accessories to consider

Don't forget about protecting your smartphone screen too! It's important to ensure that you have full 360 protection for your smartphone with one of the best screen protectors covering your device to protect against drops, should the worst happen, and your expensive new Samsung Galaxy hits the ground screen-first. 

It might also be worth considering if you have any magnetic smartphone accessories that you wish to use with your new phone, such as external magnetic power banks, magnetic wallets and kickstands, or more advanced mounting systems to keep your phone secure in your car, or a phone mount for your bike

If this is the case (pun intended) then you will need to ensure you have a phone cover with strong built-in magnets to continue using your phone accessories with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, or purchase a magnetic adapter ring

We've included a few magnetic cases in this guide, but if these don't suit your style then take a look at our more extensive best magnetic phone cases guide to find the perfect choice for your new Galaxy.


If you're thinking about ordering the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra or any of the latest Samsung S23 range, you might also want one of the best Samsung monitors to complete your work-from-home setup and enable Samsung Dex to organize your workflow with a portable desktop at your fingertips.

If you're happy with your current model but want to take your smartphone photography more seriously, then check out the best lenses for iPhone and Android devices, or consider the previous Samsung Galaxy S22 range instead for a less advanced upgrade. 

Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'. 

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