The best Galaxy Z Fold 5 cases in 2024

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Looking for the best Galaxy Z Fold 5 cases? We've got you covered. After having tested well over 200 phone cases by now (yes, really) from the best phone cases optimized for photographers to the best magnetic phone cases on the market, you can trust us to find the ideal Z Fold 5 case to suit your lifestyle and budget. 

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is by far one of the best Samsung phones available right now. We gave it a 4-star review and praised how well the interface is optimized for its folding form, but we were a little disappointed that the camera upgrades from the previous Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 model were modest at best. (If you own the Galaxy Z Fold 4, see our guide to the best Z Fold 4 Cases). 

The Samsung Z Fold 5 is an exceptional (but expensive) foldable flagship for photographers, so you'll want to keep your new device protected at all costs from daily damage, hefty drops, office spills, fingerprints, and everything else in between. It's better to invest in a reliable case than have to fork out for a screen repair or suffer a broken hinge. We're here to help you find the best Galaxy Z Fold 5 cases on the market today.

The Best Galaxy Z Fold 5 cases in 2024

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How do I choose a case?

It's simple, really. Do you like your smartphone to feel weighted, or light as a feather? Are you someone who values intricate designs, or prefers to keep things simple with a clear case? How do you feel about having your credit cards stored in your phone case? Kickstand: love them or hate them? 

We understand that the hunt for a reliable yet reasonably priced phone case can be a little daunting, but fear not. Once you know the answer to these questions, then finding the best Galaxy Z Fold 4 case to suit your lifestyle (and budget!) is a breeze. 

If you're a photographer and smartphone shooter (which we assume you are - this is Digital Camera World after all) then you might want to invest in a case with raised edges to protect your camera unit from any cracked lenses upon impact. Maybe even consider purchasing a separate camera lens protector too, and there are plenty of magnetic smartphone accessories out there to help enhance your new phone. 

How we test

In all honesty, there's no real way to test a phone case thoroughly enough without actually putting our own phones in danger. So for this reason, we base our recommendations on things like comfort and grip, weight and bulkiness, case texture, plus any additional features such as integrated kickstands and card slots. 

There are other things to consider such as a case's compatibility with wireless Qi charging and other wireless functions, as well as the manufacturer's reputation, and most of all - the product price range and value for money.

We weren't born yesterday, and we know that most manufacturers will exaggerate and upsell key features of phone cases knowing that you'll never test them. For example, some cases might be listed with 10ft drop protection, but we aren't about to find out for ourselves whether that's true. 

With this in mind, we tend to take things with a pinch of salt when it comes to testing phone cases, but vow to only recommend products to our readers that we would purchase ourselves, from brands that can be trusted. 

Take a look at our case guides for the latest flagship smartphones that boast the most powerful cameras: including the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases, as well as the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases, and not forgetting the best Google Pixel 7 Pro cases and best Google Pixel 7 cases to protect your device from the get-go.

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'.