If you are looking for a thin and light Samsung Galaxy Note 8 case, this is the right place: we have selected the best choices out there that provide adequate protection for the Note 8 without adding bulk to an already big phone.
Slim cases protect from scratches and light drops
There are a few reasons why you might want to go with a thin and light case for the Galaxy Note 8: first and foremost, it's a case that will protect your phone from scratches and other inevitable damage, so you can enjoy using a clean and pristine-looking device for a long time, and secondly, a large case on a big phone makes it all look a bit ridiculous.
There are a few important criteria for a thin case: if it's slightly raised, it will protect the display from scratching, and the same applies to the cameras on the back. Some cases also protect the sides and the bottom of the phone. You will see different styles, prices and sizes right below, so take a look and let us know which one is your favorite Note 8 thin case.
Spigen's Thin Fit case is a safe choice that is not too expensive and that provides basic protection in a thin and light package. The Thin Fit costs $20 and is available in a choice of four colors: black, blue, gold and gray, matching the colors of the Galaxy Note 8 itself. It's made of good old plastic that helps keep things light and it's compatible with magnetic car mounts.
Samsung's own protective cover is another simple yet reliable option for protecting that Note 8 in an unobtrusive way. The case is less than 1mm thick and is transparent, allowing for the beautiful colors and design of the Note 8 to surface. It also provides better grip than the glass back of the phone itself.
Tech21's Pure Clear case for the Note 8 offers ultra-thin and lightweight protection. The case features protection from drops of up to 2 meters / 6.6 feet height, and this is quite impressive for such a slim and light case, so it definitely ranks as one of those with better protection in this class.
The synthetic alcantara material is often used in lush, expensive cars and now you can get a similar premium feel to the Galaxy Note 8 with the official Samsung Alcantara Cover, but the price reflects its premium status: the case costs $50. Alcantara is a soft, suede-like material, enhanced with nanotech to repel stains. The case will also certainly feel better to touch and will have better grip, than the glass on the Note 8 itself.
Ringke is known to offer some truly affordable cases with interesting patterns on them, and the Ringke Wave for the Note 8 is exactly that. At just $13, it's very affordable and that wave pattern is certainly memorable. The Wave features a tough polycarbonate outer shell and a soft TPU layer on the inside for the phone itself. It completely covers the Note 8 from all sides, features responsive buttons and shock absorption, plus it's got a slightly tapered lip.
The $50 Otterbox Symmetry is the least "thin and light" in this selection, but it's also the one with best protection properties. It's a one-piece case that is very easy to slip on the Note 8, and it does not add too much bulk, so you can still slip your phone in your pocket without having passers-by wonder what kind of phone you are carrying. It features OtterBox's "Certified Drop+" protection, which means that it has undergone 24+ tests and 238+ hours of testing.
The Ringke Air Prism is another very cheap option for thin and light protection for your Galaxy Note 8. With its unique prism elements, this $13 case really stands out and it still offers decent level of protection. The chic pattern on the back is not there for style purposes only, it's also comfortable to grip, and the case comes with a reinforced lip as well as a camera raised from the surface.
The Plyo case by Urban Armor Gear features an impact resistant soft core with air-soft corners for improved protection and it is not too bulky. Interestingly enough, it is compatible with Samsung Pay and Samsung's Fast Wireless Charging, while on the safety front, it meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6) for a transit drop test.
Olixar's ultra-thin 100% transparent gel case delivers some protection, but it's mostly about that super slim fitting design, which adds almost no additional bulk to your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The clear design also fully shows the design beauty of that Note 8.
Samsung's 2-piece cover case is often said to be the ugliest accesssory to have ever been made for a smartphone, but you have to admit that it has its peculiar personality and style. So, it's back on the Note 8, and this time it's not just the 2-piece construction, but also a clear plastic connecting the two.
The Verus (styled as VRS) Crystal Touch is another great case that falls in that gold $22 price medium. It provides that clarity and revealing design that shows off the Note 8, while still giving the phone some extra protection.