Congrats on your new Samsung Galaxy S22! Your wonderful new flagship is powerful, pretty, and, unfortunately, delicate. Sure, IP68 water resistance is great, but this is still a slab of glass and aluminum wrapped around the fancy new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and those wonderful, wonderful cameras. You need to protect it with a wonderful Galaxy S22 case, but while you’re at it, there are a few key ways to elevate your Galaxy experience.
Accessorize your beloved S22 with all the best add-ons
Galaxy S22 Series Silicone Cover with Strap
The new signature look
This strappy case is looking like the one to beat for the Galaxy S22, as Samsung will be working with big-name brands like Disney to create fun swappable straps. The strap is also functional and serves as a phone grip.
Strong, yet stylish
This heavy-duty case uses a flexible, impact-absorbent inner sleeve, while a hard outer shell offers a firm grip and stability. Both the S22 and S22+ have eight colorways while the S22 Ultra has five, and the case is still thin enough for wireless charging.
Whitestone Dome Glass Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S22
Although traditional, adhesive-backed screen protectors play well with Samsung’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensors these days, Whitestone Dome Glass still offers a better seal and cleaner look than the competition. This kit comes with two screen protectors and the UV light needed to cure the liquid adhesive.
Baseus 65W 3 Port Foldable USB-C Wall Charger
While Samsung’s new 65W Trio Adapter offers the same three ports (two USB-C, one USB-A), this version from Baseus has a better power distribution when multiple ports are in use. Also, its prongs fold up and the price is much more manageable. A 100W-rated cable is included in the box.
Uni Long USB Type-C 5A Charging Cord
You need a 5 Amp-rated USB-C cable with an e-mark chip to help negotiate charging rates between charger and phone, but most are in the 3 to 6.6-foot range. Uni offers its 100W cable in 6.6-foot, 10-foot, and 15-foot lengths.
Volutz Equilibrium Series USB Type C (5-Pack)
Best for Android Auto
I wish we only needed C-to-C cables, but most cars only have USB-A ports. If your car supports wireless Android Auto, I’m so jealous. For the rest of us, Volutz makes wonderfully durable USB-C cables in four lengths, so you can get a cable as long or short as you want, along with spares.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
Listen in style
While you might be directed towards the Galaxy Buds 2 when buying the S22, we are fans of the Galaxy Buds Pro as stated in our review. These buds are more full-featured for almost the same price as the Buds 2. Not to mention, they sound richer while also featuring more complete active noise cancelation (ANC) and higher water resistance.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Stay connected and healthy
No one wants to miss calls or notifications while they put their phones down to cook, work, or have some playtime with the kids, so a smartwatch can come in handy. As proven by our Galaxy Watch 4 review, this brilliant smartwatch only unlocks its most advanced health-tracking features (EKG and Blood Pressure monitoring) when paired with a Galaxy phone like the S22.
Samsung 15W Wireless Charger Duo
For you and your smartwatch
After years of the only 15W wireless charger for Galaxy phones being the 15W Wireless Charging Stand, we now have two pad options to choose from. The Duo will let you charge both your Galaxy S22 and either your Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Buds 2/Pro.
PopSockets Slide Stretch
Avoid excessive strain on your fingers by grabbing this pretty little adjustable phone grip from PopSockets. You can slide the round grip into the band that latches onto your phone’s sides. While the PopSockets Slide Stretch doesn’t come in as many patterns as other PopGrips, it’s more convenient to use.
CASETiFY Phone Strap with Card
Sling for your S22
Reinvent phone grips with the CASETiFY Phone Strap with Card. This body phone strap can be slung around your shoulder like a purse or a bag, making it super easy to carry your flagship Galaxy phone around. It also minimizes accidental drops by a wide margin.
Cables and chargers and cases and more: What Galaxy S22 accessories do you need?
While I’d love to say all of these accessories are essential for your new Samsung Galaxy S22, that gets expensive quickly and it’s OK if you prefer a more targeted shopping list. As an avid user of phones, I speak from experience when I say this next bit. Whenever you buy a phone, it needs three things — well, two depending on your taste. You need a screen protector, a case, and a phone grip. I know what you’re thinking, but no, really, you should be using a phone grip, if for nothing else than to save you from an RSI. (My left pinky will hate me forever, but yours doesn’t have to.) I adore the PopSockets Slide Stretch because it can be adjusted every so often without any hassle as there’s no adhesive involved.