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Best Samsung Galaxy S21 FE cases: how to protect your smartphone

A Samsung Galaxy S21 FE case on a pink background
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If you've just bought yourself a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, you’ll want to keep it looking that way, right? In which case, you should consider purchasing one of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 FE cases. 

The handset isn't cheap, and nor is it invincible to knocks, scrapes, and other damage that can occur in daily use. As such, it's important to keep it protected.

Despite the device launching only recently, there are plenty of cases available, which can make things confusing. This is the reason we've narrowed things down for you, with ten of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 FE cases currently available.

Not only will all of the cases here keep your phone safe, they look good while doing so, with some even offering additional features, such as a kickstand.  Consider the features that are important to you and check out the list below to find the right case for your needs.

We haven't had all of these Samsung Galaxy S21 FE cases in our test labs yet, but based on our experts' opinion and knowledge of the most reputable brands around, we think these are worth looking at.

Our selections take into account online reviews, brand reputation, product capability, or unique features, to help you pick through the maze of choices available to you.

Best Samsung Galaxy S21 FE cases

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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1. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Clear Cover

Reliably subtle design

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Guaranteed to fit
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Doesn't hide phone 

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Not exactly eye catching 

For those for whom simplicity is as important as good protection, Samsung's official Galaxy S21 FE Clear Cover does the job well. Designed by Samsung, it's guaranteed to be the ideal fit for the device. In addition, a see-through case means you’ll still get a good view of the device itself, ensuring you don’t miss out on your shiny new purchase.

The case uses a hybrid polycarbonate and PMMA design that keeps the back of the phone extra safe, while a flexible TPU bumper surrounds all four sides. Simply put, your phone is safe even if you're prone to dropping it once in a while. 

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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2. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Clear Standing Cover

Ideal for presenting

Reasons to buy

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Clear case design 
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Useful kickstand 

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks some individuality 

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Clear Standing Cover is effectively the same as Samsung's standard clear case, but with a very useful addition: a kickstand. Sporting the Samsung logo, flick out this kickstand on the rear of the device and you can use your phone for brief presentations with friends, watching content more comfortably, or setting up an extended video call without needing to prop up your phone.

In addition, a good-quality shock-absorbing TPU bumper wraps around all sides of the phone, plus the back of the case has a layer of polycarbonate to keep your device extra safe. 

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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3. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Clear Slim Strap Cover

Convenient to hold on to

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Useful strap
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Decent protection 

Reasons to avoid

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Another clear option  

It appears that Samsung is a fan of providing clear case options – but this one has a useful bonus feature: a strap. Slipping your fingers through the strap results in a far more secure grip of your device than simply holding it in the conventional way. It's detachable, too, for those times you'd rather go without.

The case itself is a little dull-looking, but the strap is available in a range of colors to help brighten things up a bit. The polycarbonate covering the rear and a flexible TPU bumper surrounding the edges provide good protection elsewhere. 

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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4. OtterBox Symmetry for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

With added bacterial protection

Reasons to buy

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Looks stylish
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Antibacterial protection 

Reasons to avoid

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Limited color options 

OtterBox's Symmetry range extends to the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE with a choice of two colors. No matter the color you opt for, you get a silver-based antimicrobial additive built into the case to inhibit microbial growth, leaving your case cleaner on the whole.

As well as guarding against bacteria, you also get military standard protection, a super-thin profile, and the satisfaction that comes from knowing the case is made from 50% recycled plastic. 

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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5. LifeProof Wake for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Sustainable and stylish

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Made from sustainable material
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Distinctive design 

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Design won't be for everyone 

The LifeProof Wake case is made up of over 85% ocean-based recycled plastic, which in the main comes from salvaged fishing gear. Such material has been sculpted into a stylish wave pattern that won't suit everyone, but of which we’re quite a fan.

In addition, the case offers drop protection for up to 2m, with raised edges to keep your camera lenses and screen safe on those occasions your device is placed on a surface.

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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6. Caseology Nano Pop for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Inexpensively classy

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Two-tone color scheme
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Stylish look 

Reasons to avoid

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Little bit of effort involved in fitting 

The Caseology Nano Pop is available in three colors, with each offering a two-tone effect that makes it more stylish looking. Designed to be fairly slim, it uses precise cutouts to ensure you can access key buttons and the camera lenses without any issues. 

As well as looking super-smart, the Nano Pop cover delivers military grade protection, with the ability to disperse shocks when dropped or bumped. Just note that the case needs to be put onto the phone with the top left corner inserted first.

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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7. OtterBox Defender for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Rugged protection throughout

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Rugged design
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Belt holster 

Reasons to avoid

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Only one color option  

Able to withstand four times as many drops as other cases that offer military standard protection, the OtterBox Defender is ideal for the most clumsy amongst us. Its rugged design still feels good in your hands, while its raised edges are ideal for protecting the camera and screen at all times. 

Made from 50% recycled plastic, the case comes with antimicrobial technology, too, to stop bacterial growth. Plus, it has a holster that works as either a belt clip or as a hands-free kickstand.

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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8. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Rugged in mostly every way

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Built-in screen protection 
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Kickstand and holster included  

Reasons to avoid

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Built-in buttons 

The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro is designed to be extra sturdy, offering up to 2 meters of drop protection thanks to its multi-layered TPU and polycarbonate design. Alongside this you’ll find a built-in screen protector that keeps the display safe from scratches. 

A built-in kickstand allows you to easily watch shows hands-free, or set up your device for video calls. A rotatable holster rounds things off nicely, enabling you to easily attach your device to your belt. 

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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9. Spigen Rugged Armor for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

A professional-looking finish

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Strong shock absorption
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Carbon fiber design     

Reasons to avoid

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Built-in buttons 

The Spigen Rugged Armor case is a robust option that still looks very stylish and professional looking. A flexible TPU case with raised edges to keep the camera lenses and display safe, it includes air-cushion technology to deliver shock absorption.

Built-in buttons won't suit everyone, but they're tactile and feel good under your fingertips. Other features such as an anti-slip coating on the back and fingerprint-resistant surfaces also prove useful.

A case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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10. Caseology Parallax for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Straightforward protection

Reasons to buy

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Secure grip
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Dual-layered protection 

Reasons to avoid

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Understated color options  

If a straightforward case is what you need, the Caseology Parallax does the job. It offers three somewhat muted color choices, but at least they ensure you'll always look professional. A dual-layered design, the case is drop-test certified and offers military-grade protection. 

A tactile 3D surface means the Parallax feels good and secure in the hand, with raised bezels to keep your screen and lenses safe. This is a simple design, so there's no kickstand or holster, but it gets the job done well. 

Jennifer is a roving tech freelancer with over 10 years experience. Having graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Media and Communication Studies, and later with a diploma from Staffordshire University with a post graduate diploma in Computer Games Design, she's written for a huge number of publications, including T3, FitandWell, Top Ten Reviews, Eurogamer, NME and many more. 


Her main areas of interest are all things B2B, smart technology, wearables, speakers, headphones, and anything gaming related, and you'll find her writing everything from product reviews to buying guides. In her spare time, she enjoys the cinema, walking, and attempting to train her pet guinea pigs. She is yet to succeed.