The Moto Z and Moto Z Force may be up for pre-order today at Verizon and Motorola, but Best Buy appears to have the best deal on the way. Once Best Buy opens up their own pre-orders, they will sell you a Moto Z DROID (review) for just $1 on a 2-year contract extension ($200 off) and toss in the JBL SoundBoost speaker for free ($80 value). According to their promo listing, they will alternately shave $200 off a device payment plan too.
Samsung has launched its next generation of Galaxy smartphones with the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. Though there are three new models like in previous years, those who want the top-of-the-line flagship device from Samsung will want to pick up the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It's no doubt one of the best Android phones to start off the year.
Want a case with a design you're unlikely to find anywhere else Ringke's Fusion-X is a classic of the accessory world, with a unique style that doesn't skimp on protection. It's a dual-layer case, meaning it uses two materials in its build, giving it the strength of a soft, absorbent TPU frame alongside a rigid, scratch-resistant polycarbonate backplate. This combo means it protects equally well against drops, bumps, scratches, and dirt. The slim build also means it also won't block wireless charging and can be used with a screen protector.
Urban Armor Gear may have a grandiose name, but it holds up to scrutiny when it produces cases like this. The UAG Monarch Kevlar includes a lot of what makes UAG's cases excellent, like the five layers of protective materials, paired with a lightweight build that doesn't weigh down your phone and doesn't add extra bulk. But the key to this particular case is the addition of industry-leading DuPont Kevlar Material. It's tested up to an impressive 20 feet for drop protection, and it meets military standards for protection as a result. Despite all that protection, it doesn't block wireless charging, and the raised bezels mean your phone won't rest directly on surfaces.
Ghostek's Nautical case started as Ghostek's most comprehensive waterproof case, but it's evolved into so much more than that. If you're the adventurous sort, then Ghostek's Nautical case is the case for you.
It completely seals your S23 Ultra away, protecting against water, dirt, dust, snow, sand, and shocks and drops too. As such, it's as home in six feet of water as it is on top of a mountain, and the built-in screen protector also keeps dirt, dust, and scratches away from your display too. It's on the more expensive side for sure, but it also offers 12 feet of drop protection and a clear design that doesn't overly distract from your beautiful Galaxy S23 Ultra. A great all-around adventure case for those who love a life spent outdoors.
You can't get a much more prestigious case maker than OtterBox, and the Defender Series is one of its most notable covers. It's a multi-layer case, being made from a rubber slipcover, a polycarbonate shell, and a polycarbonate holster as a final, optional extra. The holster includes a belt clip that also doubles as a kickstand, giving it some extra versatility. It's extremely drop-safe, having been tested up to four times as many drops as needed for military standards, and it has some decent eco-standards, too, as it's made of 50% recycled material.
The only real downside is the cost. But, if you're happy to keep an eye out for sales, you can often grab this case at a good discount, as OtterBox is one of the bigger names around and a real deal magnet.
It's expensive for a relatively simple case, though. This price often gets you a case with far more rugged protection or a case with more versatility, like a wallet case, and it's a lot for what is essentially a style case. However, it does have some impressive protective qualities for a style-focused case, so we're happy to say the money is worthwhile.
Are you jealous of your iPhone friends who use those cool MagSafe accessories This clear Spigen case gives you MagSafe compatibility without having to get an iPhone! With the Spigen Ultra Hybrid, you get a clear, protective case with a MagSafe-compatible magnetic ring, allowing you to use many existing MagSafe accessories with your S23 Ultra.
Despite the bulky form factor, which is understandable considering that the case is meant to be waterproof, this Temdan offering allows for wireless charging compatibility. You also have military-grade drop protection on land, so your phone is safe from everyday wear and tear.
The only negative is that there is no wireless charging compatibility due to the fact that the card compartment interferes with it. But this wallet case comes in three colors and costs less than a Jackson, so it's a fine compromise considering everything else the case has to offer.
Plan to do a lot of gaming on your Galaxy S23 Ultra Then you want this super-cool Cryo Armor case from Spigen. It has a futuristic and distinctive pattern design that not only looks awesome, but also helps dissipate heat by providing ventilation, keeping your phone cool while you game. And like a lot of other Spigen cases, it has a pretty slim profile while offering tough protection at the same time.
Those who are prone to dropping their phone a lot, or those who work in extreme environments will want to consider a rugged, protective case. This option from Amilifecases is a good option to consider for several reasons.
If you're looking for a folio case that will let you travel in style, then it's hard to go wrong with Snakehive's Vintage Leather Wallet. This one not only looks gorgeous, but it's also surprisingly affordable when you consider that it's handcrafted from top-grain nubuck leather. A strong magnetic clasp holds the case closed to protect the expansive screen on your Galaxy S23 Ultra, while also providing room for up to three cards and a bit of cash inside.
While kickstand cases are a handy way to prop up your smartphone for watching videos, most of them add bulk by placing the kickstand right in the center of the case. However, ESR has taken a unique approach to this problem by turning the kickstand into a cover that protects the expansive camera array on your Galaxy S23 Ultra when it's folded up.
It's an ideal blend of form and function. It lets you prop your phone up in either landscape or portrait orientations at various angles for hands-free viewing of your favorite shows or participating in video calls. The case also provides military-grade drop protection, and the kickstand frame uses a durable zinc alloy and hinge. That means it's easy to open, won't damage your camera when closed, and you won't need to worry about wearing it out over time.
Choose from a wide variety of styles that include such fun themes as Disney's Mickey & Friends, employee badges from The Office and Harry Potter house crests. You can also go for a completely custom approach by adding your own monogram, name, or other text to the back of your case. While these cases don't come cheap, there's substance to go with the style, as they include military standard 8.2-foot drop protection and raised edges to protect the screen and cameras.
It's fully transparent, so you'll be able to see the elegant look of your phone from every angle, but unlike other clear cases, this one has another trick up its sleeve. A modular connector at the back allows you to attach various accessories to meet your needs, from a simple kickstand to a tripod and car-mounting systems.
Today's Best Samsung Galaxy S23 DealsIf you're looking to buy the Samsung Galaxy S23, the brand's latest smartphone in the series, you have some great choices. The S23 Ultra, for instance, is almost a shoe-in for one of the best Android phones of the year -- we gave it a 10 out of 10 in our review. Of course, each provider may be offering exclusive deals or promotions that are worth taking into consideration before you make a final decision.
The new Samsung Galaxy S23 shipped last week. Do you have it yet If you do, you're probably looking for fun ways to maximize its new features. Answer: Accessories. You're probably on the lookout for the best cases for the Galaxy S23, or the best Galaxy S23 Ultra cases, if you went with the bigger model. We've got the jump on the best Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra accessories, and we've laid them all out neatly below. Be sure to take a look, and if you've already pre-ordered, your new device will be on the way real soon!
Verizon is one of the best carriers out there when it comes to speed, network coverage and reliability. They also have fantastic smartphone deals on every major brand. If you want a new iPhone, Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy, chances are Verizon can throw some discounts your way. We've collected our favorite deals below. You'll find some great sign-on bonuses, trade-in offers, and one straight-up free phone. If you're considering switching carriers but need a nice deal to sweeten the pot, we've got you covered.Today's best Verizon new customer dealsGet a free Samsung Galaxy S23 when you pre-order
The OtterBox Defender Case has three layers: an outer, plastic holster, a rubber slipcover, and a hard plastic shell. Each of the individual layers is removable. To remove the plastic holster, the outermost layer, unclip each of the four corners one at a time. Next, peel the rubber slipcover away from the plastic casing. If you're struggling to get underneath the cover, undo the flap covering the charging port and pull the small tab of rubber away from the device. You will then be able to slide your finger underneath all edges. Finally, using the clips on the underside of the remaining plastic case, unclip the case's frame from the rear. These clips sit along both sides and the top and bottom of the phone. Once you release the clips, the frame and the back cover will separate from the phone.
While it's not the best shopping holiday of the year, Labor Day does have a few sweet deals on smartphones this weekend. There are phones from OEMs such as Apple, Motorola, and Sony on sale, to name a few, from stores such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. 59ce067264