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Speck Presidio Excellent-Clear Fold

Most protecting clear case

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Spigen GlastR Optik Lens Protector

Protector for exterior display screen

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Vego Z Flip 3 case with slide digicam cowl and kickstand

Finances kickstand case

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InvisibleShield Extremely Clear Plus With D3O

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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 continues to be one of many finest foldable telephones, and it is possible the most affordable one round. Although it is not the most recent foldable telephone in Samsung’s lineup, it’s among the many most reasonably priced. If you have already got it, you possibly can hold your spiffy gadget in working order in case you shield it with a correct case. That will help you discover the appropriate one, we have rounded up the perfect Galaxy Z Flip 3 case choices in the marketplace proper now. 

Not like the finest instances for Apple’s iPhone 14 and even the Galaxy S22 or newer Galaxy S23, the variety of corporations making foldable telephone instances for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is comparatively small. Because of its more moderen launch and unusual folding design, there are fewer choices to select from when looking for a Z Flip 3 case. That is not essentially a nasty factor: With competitors as fierce as ever, and exacting followers removing the surplus, our selections from the instances which can be out there deal with options, grip and uncompromising model.

Need assistance with evaluating merchandise before you purchase? Learn on. I will be updating this checklist as I check out extra instances (sure, I’ve tried all of the instances on this checklist), so you will get the perfect throughout safety and discover the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 case of your goals.

Do Galaxy Z Flip 3 instances shield the complete telephone, together with the hinge?

Nearly all of Galaxy Z Flip 3 instances are available in two items, with not many instances overlaying the hinge or providing some hinge safety. In my conversations with case-makers, designing a case that gives full hinge safety is a design problem. But when that is one thing you are in search of, a number of of those picks will shield the hinge.

Are there display screen protectors for the Galaxy Z Flip 3?

No, Samsung would not promote — or permit anyone to promote — display screen protectors for the primary entrance display screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. The Z Flip 3 makes use of a high-tech bendable show that I assume might probably endure some harm in case you put one thing on prime of it. Nevertheless, you’ll find a handful of display screen protectors for the mini exterior show.

Do all instances permit wi-fi charging?

Most however not all of the instances on this checklist assist you to wirelessly cost the Z Flip 3 with the case on. Those who function an built-in kickstand, significantly if it is made out of metallic, could require you to take away the case to cost your telephone wirelessly. That is a disgrace — for the Z Flip 3, I like instances with an built-in kickstand.

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Obtainable in black or lavender, Spigen’s Skinny Match has a two-piece design with a soft-to-the-touch end. It is a easy, light-weight case that appears good in your telephone. There is no hinge safety. 

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Speck solely makes one case for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and it is a good one. The Presidio Excellent-Clear Fold is rated for 13-foot drop safety, and it is probably the most protecting clear case I attempted, though there isn’t any hinge safety. Grip this Flip cowl, and check out it out.

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I appreciated Samsung’s Silicone Cowl with Ring. It is protecting, it has a pleasant soft-to-touch end and there is that inbuilt ring that helps forestall you from dropping the telephone — and you may also clip the ring to a lanyard and put on the telephone round your neck. Alas, whereas I might sort of prop the telephone up utilizing the ring on sure surfaces, I might have appreciated the case much more if it transformed right into a kickstand. 

The case is available in a number of colours.

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Gear4’s Bridgetown case shares some similarities with Spigen’s Powerful Armor case (see beneath). It, too, is a troublesome case that solely is available in black and has some good hinge safety. Probably the greatest protecting instances for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. I solely want it had been out there in additional colours, or a transparent model.

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Otterbox makes solely two instances for the Galaxy Z Flip 3: the Skinny Flex and this one, the Symmetry Flex. Alas, the Skinny Flex Collection feels low cost and is tough to get off your telephone upon getting it on. Nevertheless, the sturdy and extra enticing Symmetry Flex qualifies as a prime case for the Z Flip 3. It is a translucent case with a black border round it that exhibits off your telephone a bit whereas providing good drop safety. I solely want it got here in additional colours.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G Leather-based Cowl is its equal of Apple’s leather-based case for the iPhone. It is costly, however good — and slim. Whereas it would not provide fairly as a lot safety as a few of the instances on the checklist, it is one among my favorites and in case you get it in a brilliant colour like mustard, it makes your telephone simple to identify. It is also out there in inexperienced and black. The largest knock in opposition to it’s that it is costly, however you possibly can often discover it on sale for round $40.

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This has the identical soft-to-the-touch end as Samsung’s Ring case, however as a substitute of a hoop it incorporates a strap. You slide your hand beneath the strap (and behind the telephone), which lets you get a grip and maintain on to your telephone with out actually wrapping your fingers round it. It is basically a safety strap. The strap additionally gives just a little little bit of safety for the hinge while you fold up the telephone. Moreover, you possibly can connect the top of the strap to a lanyard or clip it to a different strap (say, on a bag or backpack). 

Except for having some utility, the strap additionally appears designed to convey some consideration to your telephone. For higher or worse, it does simply that, so in case you use this case, plan on having folks ask you about your telephone. It is available in a number of colours.

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Spigen makes a number of instances for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. As its identify implies, the Powerful Armor is sturdy and gives probably the most safety in Spigen’s line. It is also the one Spigen case that has an built-in protecting overlaying for the hinge.

So far as protecting instances go, it is among the best and is just lacking an built-in kickstand. I additionally sort of want it got here in additional colours. Black is the one possibility for now.

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A part of Spigen’s Air Pores and skin case line, the Crystal Clear model is a slim clear case that gives fundamental safety. There’s some adhesive that makes positive the case would not slip off your telephone (as you possibly can see from the photograph, I did not pull off the little tab to reveal it). It is arduous to not get a mud particle or two trapped beneath the case while you’re placing it on — and people mud particles will present you probably have an all-black telephone like mine. 

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Aramid fiber is actually Kevlar, so this case manages to be sturdy however slim. It has a soft-to-the-touch end and is straightforward to grip. Lots of people like this case, although it appears easy and it is costly. It provides little or no weight (and measurement) to the Z Flip 3 and appears protecting. 

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This is not a telephone case per se, however in case you’re in search of some added safety in your Z Flip 3’s exterior show, Spigen sells an exterior display screen protector in a two-pack. It matches across the lenses and over the again show and may work fantastic with most instances, though it does pair finest with Spigen instances. (Not all Z Flip 3 instances’ cutouts across the again show are the identical dimensions.)

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For those who’re in search of an reasonably priced case with an built-in ring that converts right into a kickstand, this Vego is an efficient possibility, although it appears extra premium on the floor than it truly is. It additionally sells beneath different model names on Amazon. I can not let you know the way it will maintain up over time, however it has some good options, together with a canopy that slides as much as shield the telephone’s digicam and it will stick with a magnetic automobile mount. The one huge draw back is that it doesn’t assist wi-fi charging.

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Zagg brings its line of InvisibleShield display screen protectors to the Z Flip 3’s exterior display screen. That is most likely the smallest display screen protector Zagg’s ever made. Nevertheless, it someway prices as a lot because the display screen protectors it makes for a lot bigger screens.


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