The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is on the way, and users looking for added color and protection will want to find the best Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Cases to protect their $300 investment.
From an OtterBox Galaxy Note 2 case to slimmer stylish cases and skins, here are the best Galaxy Note 2 cases available.
The Galaxy Note 2′s Corning Gorilla Glass front and plastic back offer some protection from drops, but after several drops, the Note 2 looks rough but still running. A good Galaxy Note 2 case would take that abuse, leaving the phone free of scratches and scuffs.
We’re not here to list every Galaxy Note 2 cases, just the best Note 2 cases we can find from the companies we trust to add protection to our smartphones.
At launch there are not many Galaxy Note 2 cases, but carriers are offering several Note 2 cases that are worth considering. AT&T offers the largest selection of Galaxy Note 2 cases, and we expect the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 launch will bring a collection of carrier and third-party cases.
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The Galaxy Note 2 is available on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular starting at $299. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5-inch HD display and includes the S Pen, a stylus that controls the custom version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The S Pen includes features like Air View which allows users to see more about an item without tapping it and a quick launch notes app that opens when the S Pen is removed from the phone.
All of these Galaxy Note 2 cases include openings to access the S Pen, and unlike competing phablets, there is no need for a separate spot on the case to hold the S Pen.
This list of Galaxy Note 2 cases will be updated as more cases are announced and come to market.
OtterBox Defender Galaxy Note 2 Case
The OtterBox Galaxy note 2 Defender Series case offers two layers of protection to keep the Galaxy Note 2 safe from drops, and is one of the best Galaxy Note 2 cases for tough environments.
OtterBox uses a polycarbonate case that snaps on to the phone providing a hard shell. A silicone cover snaps on to this shell to double the protection and offer better grip. Rounding out the protection is a built in screen protector on the front of the Note 2.
The Defender Series case adds bulk, so users may appreciate the included holster that can keep the phone attached to a belt or outside of a pocket. The Otterbox Defender is not available on OtterBox.com yet, but AT&T is selling it for $60 with delivery in 14 days.
The OtterBox Galaxy Note 2 case should fit most U.S. variants of the Note 2, even the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 with a branded home button.
$60 at AT&T