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These are the Best Cheap Cases for the Galaxy S21: Crave, Spigen, and more!

These are the Best Cheap Cases for the Galaxy S21: Crave, Spigen, and more!

The last thing you want to do to your newly purchased Galaxy S21 is scratch or damage it. But accidents happen and that’s why it’s always wise to keep your shiny, new phone inside a protective case. What’s also great about some phone cases is that they won’t just protect your phone, but also make it look even more stylish. Since Samsung Galaxy S21’s launch in January 2021, a number of cases for it have come to the market. While some Galaxy S21 cases are ridiculously expensive, many are affordable and retail for less than $20. To help you pick one, we’ve compiled a list of the best cheap cases for the Galaxy S21.


    Ultra protection

    Tough Armor, made from TPU and polycarbonate, provides dual protection against accidental drops and scratches. What’s more, it sports Air Cushion Technology that offers anti-shock protection, raised edges to protect the Galaxy S21’s camera and display, military-grade certification, and a kickstand.

    Full-body protection

    The Unicorn Beetle Pro series from SUPCASE is made of multi-layered TPU and polycarbonate materials to provide top-notch protection to your phone. It also comes with a built-in screen protector to safeguard the phone’s screen. Moreover, it features a detachable rotating holster and a kickstand.


    Colorful protection

    Not everyone likes the plain old boring cases and if you’re looking to add some color to your protection, the Crave Dual Guard has a lot of options. You can buy this case in as many as six colors. Moreover, it uses a dual-layer design for enhanced protection.

    Style and protection

    If you’re looking for a case that doesn’t look like a typical case, this i-Blason Cosmo Series case can help. It comes with an interesting design and pattern on the back cover that will make your phone stand out. Additionally, the case is made of impact-resistance TPU, so your phone is always protected against scratches, bumps, and drops.


    Transparent and lightweight

    Ringke Air is a super-thin, clear TPU-based case that will show off the S21’s beautiful design and provide an extra layer of protection. It offers a micro-dot matrix design that will eradicate annoying rainbow effects on your phone, a lanyard hole, and wireless charging support.

    Protect your camera

    The CamShield case is designed to protect the Galaxy S21 and its delicate triple cameras, with the main feature being a camera cover that slides open and shut. There’s also an invisible four-cornered airbag that absorbs shocks and drops, a textured back that feels great to touch, and wireless charging support.

    Stylish and protective

    Caseology’s Parallax case provides ample protection and style for the Galaxy S21. It sports a stunning 3D design, raised edges to protect your Galaxy S21’s display, and a dual-layered bumper that offers military-grade protection. You can buy it in a range of stylish colors, including Ash Gray, Indi Pink, Matte Black, and Purple.

    Simple yet stylish

    If you’re looking for something stylish that doesn't come across as an eyesore, Spigen’s Rugged Armor is the perfect candidate. Featuring a carbon fiber design and sleek matte finish, this flexible TPU case has textured sides for extra grip and a raised lip that protects the screen.

    Keep it translucent

    TORRAS’s Guardian Series case uses a hard, translucent back and flexible rubber bumpers around the edges, providing ample protection against accidental drops. The case only adds 0.05mm to the device thickness and comes with a new nano oleophobic coating that keeps the smudges, fingerprints, and stains at bay.

    Slim and minimal

    Spigen’s Thin Fit case is for those who like to keep things simple and minimal. Made with hybrid structure of polycarbonate and TPU, the case snugly fits your Galaxy S21 and has raised edges that protects camera and screen against surface scratches.

    The Swiss Army Knife

    This flip folio wallet case from Skycase is very versatile. Besides protecting your phone from scratches and drops, it also lets you securely store your credit cards and cash so you don’t have to carry your bulky purse. Handmade with durable PU leather, the case provides strong magnetic closure and a detachable hand strap for added convenience.

    Very convenient

    The TUCCH Wallet Case is a great option if you want to free up space in your bag or pocket. It provides a PU leather design, three card slots, a cash pocket, a magnetic flap, RFID blocking, a TPU inner shell, precise cutouts, and a lifetime warranty. The case is available in a whole bunch of different colors.

    Keep things simple

    FitBAG offers a range of faux fur sleeves for the Galaxy S21 with dalmatian, zebra, leopard, snow leopard, giraffe, and tiger prints. On the inside of the sleeve, there’s a microfiber lining that will keep your S21’s display clean at all times.

    Lightweight, robust protection

    Spigen’s Liquid Air Armor is aimed at people who want a durable case that won’t add lots of bulk to their Galaxy S21. Slim and lightweight, it sports an anti-slip matte surface, military-grade protection, and Air Cushion Technology that provides anti-shock protection.

    Anti-microbial protection

    The tech21 Evo Check case has built-in anti-microbial protection that removes up to 99.99% of microbes in 24 hours. In addition, the case features interchangeable buttons that you can mix and match to add your own style to it.

    Matte finish

    The JETech case is built with flexible TPU, making it super easy to snap on and off. Its shock-proof design also ensures that the case can withstand any accidental drops. In addition, there are raised lips to safeguard the screen and the cameras.

    Lifetime warranty

    The Crave Clear Guard case comes with air pockets on the sides and corners to provide enhanced protection if you accidentally drop the phone. While the case is transparent to show off the design and color of the phone, it features colored buttons to add a little bit of style to the otherwise simple case. You can pick from six colors.

    PU leather

    The Lohasic case is made with premium PU leather to provide a premium look. You can buy it in Tan and Black colors. In addition, the case carries a slim design and doesn’t add too much bulk to the phone. Still, it’s able to provide decent protection.

These are some of the best and affordable cases for the Galaxy S21. For the ultimate protection, we’d recommend going with the Spigen Tough Armor. Meanwhile, the Skycase wallet case is perfect for people who value practicality. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors. However, most people will be happy with the lightweight and transparent design of the Ringke Air.

In any case, grabbing a case for your Galaxy S21 is definitely a good idea because it’ll protect your phone in the long run. In most regions, Samsung doesn’t ship a phone case inside the box, and most of Samsung’s official offerings are costly. Even the most affordable official case from the company will set you back $20. So rather than spending big bucks for just the brand name, you can check out these great third-party cases that won’t harm your wallet.

Which case are you planning to get for your Galaxy S21? Let us know in the comments section.

    The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the starting point of the new 2021 flagship series, packing in a flagship SoC, along with a decent display and camera setup.

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Gaurav Shukla
Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav has been covering technology for over a decade now. He has done everything from blogging about Android to reporting the latest from the world of Internet giants. When he is not writing about the tech companies, he can be found binge-watching new TV series on the web. You can reach Gaurav at [email protected]

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