(Pocket-lint) - Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is a great smartphone, even if it's no longer all that new. The device joined the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the company's 2018 line-up of flagship smartphones, adding an S Pen to the party.
It's still a fabulous-looking device that refined the Note 8's design, continuing with a premium glass body with the metal core but repositioning the fingerprint sensor to beneath the dual camera arrangement.
Sadly, beauty doesn't mean unbreakable though and if you want to keep your Note 9 looking as good as new, you'll probably need to consider a case. Here are some if the best we've found.
Samsung LED View Cover
The Samsung LED View Cover is similar to the Clear View option above, showing select information without requiring you to open the case. Information is displayed via LEDs and you can personalise it with some fun icons. Like the Clear View cover, it too offers all round protection and it has a card holder inside too. The LED View Cover is also available in Black, Brown, Blue and Violet colour options.
Leather Wallet Cover
The Leather Wallet Cover has has been made with genuine Italian calf leather and it features a microfibre lining to protect your Note 9. There is an interior card pocket inside and the Leather Wallet Cover comes in Black, Brown and Red colour options.
Protective Standing Cover
The Protective Standing Cover has been drop-tested to offer military grade protection. There is a kickstand to hold your Note 9 at a comfortable viewing angle, without obstructing the Infinity Display, and you can still use a wireless charger. It comes in Black and Silver colour options.
Soft Touch Cover
The Soft Touch Cover is designed to add a soft feel and comfortable grip to your Note 9. The soft material provides protection from knocks and scratches while the microfibre lining aims to help prevent wear and tear. It comes in Black, Blue, White and Violet colour options.
The Clear Cover is all about offering protection without covering too much of the Galaxy Note 9's design. The Clear Cover's transparency and slim profile add protection while maintaining its style, allowing you to see that gorgeous Metallic Copper finish (if you're lucky enough to be in a country that gets that model).
Speck offers a couple of Galaxy Note 9 cases, one of which is the Presidio Grip case. It features a polycarbonate shell moulded together with shock-absorbing Impactium rubber and it will protect against drops of 10-foot. There is a raised bezel around the display and there are angled ridges on the back for a no-slip grip.
Spigen Liquid Crystal
The Liquid Crystal case from Spigen features precise cutouts and tactile buttons, whilst also offering a transparent back so the Note 9's design can be seen. It is made from lightweight and flexible materials and it comes in Crystal Clear only.
Spigen Tough Armor
The Tough Armor case from Spigen offers dual-layer protection and is made from a TPU body with a polycarbonate back. It too features precise cutouts like the Liquid Crystal option but it also offers military-grade certification with air-cushion technology in all corners.
The Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet cased for the Galaxy Note 9 is made from full grain cowhide nubuck leather and it features three credit card slots inside, along with a larger compartment for notes. It is available in three colour options including brown, blue and red.
The Fusion case from Ample for the Galaxy Note 9 is a clear jelly case that protects your new device, whilst allowing you to still see its beauty. It is made from TPU gel and it is just 1mm thick, offering precise cutouts and access to all ports and features.
The Olixar Attache Samsung Galaxy Note 9 case features a flexible and durable TPU body with a textured leather effect design for an enhanced grip. It is compatible with wireless charging and it provides full access to all ports and features.