If you just bought Samsung’s $1,799 Galaxy Z Fold 4 or are planning to buy it in the near future, chances are you’ll want a case. Let me repeat: this phone costs $1,799 (at very less, beware). Protecting your investment is standard practice with any gadget of this caliber, especially one that can physically bend in half.
I reviewed the Z Fold 4 when it was released and found it to be one of the most impressive smartphones I’ve ever used. With its beautiful Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays, fast performance thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, a solid triple camera system, long battery life and incredible multitasking capabilities, this is one of the best phones you can buy. and Samsung’s larger Galaxy Z. Fold again.
Given the form factor, making a good case for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 can be tricky, but there are a few manufacturers that have done a great job of creating some great options. Here’s a look at 10 of them that I recommend attaching to your Z Fold 4.
Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Cases
Samsung’s Permanent Case for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a good default case if you just need something to add some protection. It covers the back of the device and adds a raised bezel to the cover screen. It also comes with an S Pen with a dedicated slot on the back, which can then be replaced with a kickstand. Yes, it’s a bit pricey at $89.99, but at least you get decent functional versatility out of it.
If you want to protect your Z Fold 4 from drops, drops in your backpack, and everyday life, Spigen’s Slim Armor Pro is a great choice. It fully covers the phone with shock-resistant material and air-cushioned corners, as well as hinge protection to prevent scratches. This will add some bulk to your Fold 4, but it’s worth it considering the protection you get.
Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is known for providing extreme drop protection with its cases, and its civilian case for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is no different. It has been MIL-STD 810G certified for drop testing, features an impact-resistant exoskeleton, shock-absorbing panels and hinge protection. It’s rugged protection in a relatively sleek package.
If you’re looking for a simple, transparent case for your Galaxy Z Fold 4, I highly recommend Spigen’s Air Skin. They always deliver high quality transparent cases that do not yellow over time. In addition, they are thin and fit perfectly. Got one for my Z Fold 4 and it’s awesome.
Adding a touch of class to your Galaxy Z Fold 4 is as easy as picking up Samsung’s own leather case. This is by far the best leather case you can get for the phone, from its fit and finish to the quality of the leather itself (which is real, by the way). It is available in several colors and is not too expensive.
Wallet cases can be tricky to master given the versatility that needs to be built into them, but Belemay has been doing it well for years at this point, and its case for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is no exception. With a classic folio design, plenty of card and cash slots, a slot for an S Pen, and kickstand functionality, this is the best wallet case you’ll find for this foldable.
If you’re looking for a case that has a built-in screen protector, Supcase’s Unicorn Beetle case will do the trick. The screen protector further isolates your Galaxy Z Fold 4 from the outside world to increase protection around the screen, while the rest of the case is as durable as expected – MIL-STD 810G certified for drop protection, reinforced corners to help against knocks, and a supplied belt clip gives you somewhere to put it. Plus, there’s a kickstand on the back to prop it up and enjoy content.
Not adding a ton of bulk to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a tricky thing to accomplish, especially if you still want to protect it from the drops and ebbs and flows of everyday life. In my research, I found that OtterBox’s Thin Flex series handles this the best. Not only is it relatively thin and squishy, it also offers military-grade drop protection (MIL-STD 810G like many other cases). The best part? It’s quite affordable.
Samsung’s official Slim Stand Cover for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 remains the best stand-up case you can get for the device. Not only does it have a super sleek design, but the entire rear panel doubles as a kickstand so you can reliably prop it up and watch videos hands-free. If all you’re looking for is to add some extra grip and functionality to your Z Fold 4, this is the one to get.
The S Pen for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 might be the perfect accessory for such a large-screened device, but if there’s one major problem with it, it’s the fact that the Z Fold 4 doesn’t give you where to put it when you’re done using it. If this is a top priority for you when shopping for a new case, you’ll want to check out Spigen’s excellent Thin Fit P case. Not only is it slim and gives you extra drop protection, but it also attaches to an S Pen slot right on the side.
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