Planning on buying the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5? You’ll want to pick up a case to protect that expensive phablet. As with most smartphone launches, there are relatively few cases available around the launch window for this new device. Despite the relatively slim pickings, we’ve rounded up 20 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 cases that you can buy right now. Our list includes regular protective cases, as well as wallet cases, leather cases, and cases that have integrated features like belt clips.
Please note that in a few instances, we’ve used placeholder images provided by the manufacturer. Since the Note 5 was just announced, a few manufacturers haven’t had time to create images of their case as it appears on the new Note 5 smartphone. We’ll be updating this post with more information about the best Samsung Galaxy Note 5 cases over the coming days and weeks, so check back for more details. In the meantime, you can also check out our guide to the best Note 5 accessories.
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1. Spigen Rugged Armor Resilient Galaxy Note 5 Case
Spigen’s rugged line of cases has a relatively simple design, with some small design touches that make this case stand out from similar case models. The use of both glossy accents and carbon fiber textures makes this case look really cool. The button covers feel solid, and give you good feedback. There are exact cutouts keep features like the S-pen fully accessible.
Price: $13.99 (7 percent off MSRP)
2. Ionic BELLA Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Case
Looking for the storage capacity of a wallet case, but with the slim lines of a traditional case? This Note 5 case has a sliding compartment for card storage, which is handy for people who have tired of carrying both a wallet and a large smartphone in their pockets.
Price: $3.99 (90 percent off MSRP)
3. TUDIA Ultra Slim Full-Matte ARCH TPU Bumper Protective Case for Samsung Note 5
Looking for a case with a soft texture? This TUDIA Note 5 case will fit the bill. It’s also quite slim and lightweight. The raised edges help to protect the screen from scratches when you place the device face down on a desk or table. This case is available in gray, black, dark blue, and a light purple.
Price: $7.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
4. LK Drop Protection Defender Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Looking for a case that has a grippable texture? Try this inexpensive option from LK. It’s available in a variety of colors, and the low price tag will be particularly enticing if your wallet is feeling a little light after the purchase of a new smartphone.
Price: $7.99 (73 percent off MSRP)
5. Tauri Stand Feature Leather Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Tons of colors, tons of storage, tons of functionality built right in. This is a nice Note 5 case for people who don’t mind a bulkier case. And while the case is certainly bulky, you do get some nice added storage. There’s room for multiple cards and cash, and the case can also act as a media stand for watching movies.
6. Cush Cases S-LINE Slim Fit Note 5 Case
Need the cheapest possible case for your new Note 5? Whether you just need to stick to a budget, or you simply need a low-cost case to use in the coming weeks while you wait for your favorite case design to come out for the Note 5, this inexpensive case is worth your consideration. Precise cutouts allow full access to camera, speakers, headphone jack, and control buttons, while the curved lines on the exterior of the case make this cheap Note 5 case feel more interesting.
Price: $1.95 (93 percent off MSRP)
7. Ringke FUSION Clear Galaxy Note 5 Case
Clear cases are a great choice for Note 5 users who want to show off the lines of their phone. A clear case is also fun for people who like to change their case to suit their mood. Rather than buying a bunch of different cases, you can simply print out cool photos or patterns, and place them between the case and the phone. This clear case from Ringke is available in a crystal clear finish, as well as a smoky, translucent black.
Price: $12.99 (57 percent off MSRP)
8. SUPCASE Water Resistant Rugged Case With Built-In Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Waterproof and water-resistant cases are always hard to find on launch day. This water-resistant case with interchangeable covers is a nice option for Note 5 owners who want to protect their device from moisture. There’s also a built-in screen protector, which is a nice perk for people who want a case that comes with some form of screen protection.
Buy the SUPCASE Water Resistant Rugged Case With Built-In Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 here.
9. Abacus24-7 Note 5 Wallet Case
Not in love with the wallet cases we’ve showcased so far? Perhaps this cool pink wallet case for the Note 5 is more you style. It has all of the basic features you’d want in a wallet case, including ample storage, an ID window, and the ability to work as a kickstand.
Price: $9.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
10. SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Series Case for Galaxy Note 5
It may be one of the weirdest case names out there, but don’t be turned off. SUPCASE’s “Unicorn Beetle” cases are respected for their blend of low price, solid construction, and easy installation. Multiple color options are available, and this case is made from two different types of materials for enhanced durability.
Price: $6.99 and up, depending on color selected
11. Spigen Ultra Hybrid AIR CUSHION Clear Galaxy Note 5 Case
Another great option for people who prefer clear cases, this Note 5 case boasts lay-flat buttons that are flush with the rest of the case. The case itself consists of two main parts: a hard polycarbonate case with a softer thermoplastic polyurethane bumper.
Price: $12.99 (48 percent off MSRP)
12. LK Heavy Duty Black Holster Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Case
Just can’t imagine using a Galaxy Note phone without a belt clip or holster? Then you’d better snag one of these LK phone cases before they sell out. You can also use the clip as a kickstand, which is nice for watching movies on the go. As an added bonus, the texture of this case makes it easy to hold. This is great news for people with a chronic case of butterfingers.
Price: $9.99 (75 percent off MSRP)
13. OBLIQ Slim Meta Galaxy Note 5 Case
If your primary consideration when shopping for a phone case is a thin profile, then consider this case. OBLIQ’s slim meta case is lightweight and wafer thin. Thin cases are great for people who keep their phones in their pockets, or in a very small bag. There are six color options to choose from.
Price: $12.99 (63 percent off MSRP)
14. SGM Damask Design Galaxy Note 5 Case
Prefer cases with a pattern to boring, single-color cases? This cool damask pattern case from SGM is great for people who love a Victorian aesthetic. The case colors available include purple, gold, pink, black, and turquoise.
Price: $7.99 (68 percent off MSRP)
15. SUPTECH Galaxy Note 5 Wallet Case
This wallet case for the Note 5 is somewhat similar to other options on our list, but with one key difference. There’s a double-sided flip window. You could fill this compartment with an ID or other credit cards, or store your favorite photos of your family. This is the best wallet case option for Note 5 owners who are sentimental, and always want to keep your loved ones close.
Price: $13.95 (58 percent off MSRP)
16. ULAK Knox Armor Series Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Case
This dual-layer Note 5 case provides nice impact protection, and it should serve you well against minor drops and bumps. The corners are reinforced with extra cushioning, and there are multiple color options to choose from. The only issue with this case is the lack of an included screen protector, so you may want to pick one up if you’re anxious about your display.
Price: $12.99 (57 percent off MSRP)
17. Diztronic Full Matte Flexible TPU Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
If you prefer dark cases, this is a nice model consider. It is available in matte black, matte charcoal grey, and matte blue. This phone case weighs less than an ounce and, it’s only 1.6mm thick. The exterior of the case has been treated so that it will resist the look of oily fingerprints and smudges.
Price: $9.89 (34 percent off MSRP)
18. i-Blason Halo Series Hybrid Clear Case With TPU Bumper for Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Looking for a clear case with a pop of color? You can get this clear case with your choice of blue, black, pink, or clear bumpers. The case has a 3H rating, which makes it somewhat scratch-resistant. Precise cutouts make it easy to use the ports on your device without removing the case, while button covers protect your volume buttons.
Price: $5.99-$6.99, depending on color selected
19. E-Time Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Fashionable Protective Flip Cover
The interior of the wallet cover case has spots for two cards, plus a larger slot for cash. The back of the case is jointed, so you can fold it into a viewing stand. A rear cutout in the back of the case lets you take photos without having to remove the case.
Price: $6.99 (77 percent off MSRP)
20. Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon Case for Galaxy Note 5
This cool case has a lot going for it. The metallic button covers and carbon fiber give this case an interesting look, while dual-material construction helps to reinforce the weakest areas of the phone. This Note 5 case has precise cutouts to keep features like the S-pen fully accessible. This dark case is available with bumper accent colors like red, slate, and gunmetal.
Price: $19.99 (43 percent off MSRP)