Samsung has supersized the Galaxy experience with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and with that big beautiful 6.9-inch screen comes a larger and heavier phone than even last year's Galaxy Note 10+. While I can understand not wanting to bulk up your S20 Ultra, a case is not optional on a phone this big; you need a protective case to add grip to that big glass back and add some cushions or shock-absorbing bumpers to the corners. From clear and thin to big and functional, these are the best cases to buy your new flagship.
Ringke Fusion X (opens in new tab)
Clear but sturdy
Want to show off your S20 Ultra's glass-backed beauty while still protecting it from scratches, slips, and the oh-so-dreaded shatter? This case gives you robust bumper and corner protection and a crystal clear back. It also features a super grippy design so you avoid accidental falls, as well as being compatible with most screen protectors!
Tech21 Studio Colour (opens in new tab)
Plant based protection
This ultra-thin case sports both 8-foot drop protection and anti-microbial properties while being made with sustainable, plant-based materials. The color choice here are distinct and diverse, but I like the blue and cherry. The anti-microbial ingredients are actually even built into the case so it actively kills germs while you do nothing but enjoy your life!
Samsung Leather Cover (opens in new tab)
Made by Samsung
This is one of the few case options for the S20 Ultra that offers the same color selection as its smaller comrades (you can get it in black, silver, blue, gray, red, or brown). It's a good thing, too, because these premium, genuine leather cases will look absolutely stunning no matter which color you choose. It features a slim fit and is easy to pop on and off your phone when it needs good wipe down.
Speck Presidio Grip (opens in new tab)
Speck's iconic grip pattern is traditionally a place for grime to accumulate over time, but these days Speck puts a Microban treatement on the case so it repels germs and helps keep your phone's filth from infecting you. It also features drop protection up to 13-feet, and raised bezels protect the screens if you drop your phone face down.
Spigen Liquid Crystal (opens in new tab)
Crystal clear winner
I've loved this case for years and I continue to love this case for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Liquid Crystal is easy to get on and off and adds grip without obscuring that signature Samsung design. It features a slim form-fitting design with anti-slip coating to help you hold on, and reinforced buttons.
ArmadilloTek CyberRanger Series (opens in new tab)
With extra protection in the corners and a crystal clear back, this durable case proves that not all clear cases have to be dainty. You can get it in clear with orange or red accents or a smoky black as well. It features a unibody design created to protect your phone from even nasty falls and has button cutouts along with a raised screen lip and reinforced corners.
There's no need to hide the Galaxy S20 Ultra's beautiful glass back, especially when clear cases like the Ringke Fusion X (opens in new tab)are getting more durable every year. For a thin case option that will add a lot of grip, the Tech21 Studio Colour comes in some darling shades and gently hugs the S20's curves while also helping you keep ahold of your super-sized S20 Ultra.
Considering how big this phone already is, you might as well go for broke and get yourself a durable case that can double as a kickstand both horizontally or vertically. I've enjoyed the ArmadilloTek Vanguard Series (opens in new tab) because it's durable as all get-out and the kickstand also doubles as a phone grip while I'm walking around. That kickstand is also far more sturdy than most of the wimpy landscape-only kickstands that are built into the back of other cases, and the ability to use it in portrait mode makes it easier for browsing social media or reading e-books while eating a quick dinner in the break room.