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One feature I am jealous of with Apple iPhones is the built-in MagSafe functionality. It is a simple but extremely functional feature and I look forward to this being implemented on Android one day, which may happen with Qi2 wireless charging.
In the meantime, many third parties have started integrating magnetic rings that replicate the MagSafe functionality into their cases.
This is a welcome addition to protective cases, but in my experience, it can be a bit hit or miss.
My first experience with these cases was with the Pixel 8 Pro. Unfortunately, one significant problem with MagSafe cases for the Pixel 8 Pro is they don’t seem to work with the Pixel Stand Gen 2. I wasn’t able to get it to work with three different cases, including the Rokform.
For the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, this hopefully should be less of an issue as it doesn’t have a charging stand with the same features as the Pixel Stand Gen 2.
I previously used a cheap Ringke case with the Pixel 6 Pro and was happy with it, so I opted to try them again with the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and avoid the high prices from companies like Mous, Rokform and to a lesser extend Spigen.
|Ringke Fusion Magnetic Case [Compatible with MagSafe]...
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- Ringke Fusion Magnetic case with a built-in magnetic ring for the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
- Hybrid case made of a clear polycarbonate back with flexible TPU frames.
- Micro-dot pattern on the sides amplifies the overall grip, making it easier and more comfortable to hold your phone.
- Duo-QuikCatch lanyard holes on each side of the case allow for accessories such as hand straps, wrist lanyards, and phone charms.
- Compatible with MagSafe chargers, other Qi-certified wireless chargers, and screen protectors
- Military grade drop protection
- 1.5mm raised bezel around display
- 1.2mm raised edge on rear
The Ringke Fusion Magnetic case offers a minimalist clear design with an integrated 11-piece magnetic ring, allowing you to securely attach various magnetic accessories and chargers.
Constructed using a hybrid approach, the back panel is made from durable polycarbonate, while the bumper frame utilises flexible TPU material. This aims to provide decent protection against drops and other impacts without adding too much bulk.
As the case features a transparent back, the natural colour and design of your phone can still be displayed. It remains relatively lightweight as well. The Ringke also incorporates Duo-QuikCatch lanyard holes on each side, enabling usage with optional extras like hand straps, wrist lanyards and phone charms.
With the built-in magnets, the case is fully compatible with magnetic chargers from brands like Anker. You can also use Qi-certified wireless chargers without issue. The magnets lock accessories in place securely.
The case also includes a cut-out to easily access the S-pen.
MagSafe Performance / Magnet Strength
One of the issues with Android cases that claim to offer MagSafe support is the inconsistent magnet strength and whether the case is compatible with some wireless charges.
I can confirm that the magnet provided adequate magnetic strength to attach to the ESR 6-in-1 MagSafe charger and was able to receive a charge. It also worked with my non-MageSafe STM Goods ChargeTree Go.
However, the magnets are not very strong. Picking the ESR up and giving it a bit of a shake, the phone dropped off. The phone also won’t attach to metal surfaces like my fridge, whereas my Rokform Rugged Pixel 8 Pro MagSafe Case has a very strong attachment.
The Rokform magnetic wireless charge attaches with a much stronger adherence as the charger is also magnetic.
Overall, the magnets are adequate for your typical desktop charger and should be fine for small light accessories. I am less confident about using this in a car for any MagSafe car mounts unless the charger itself provides additional magnetism.
While I found the magnetic strength a bit disappointing, it is still usable, and the rest of the case is good.
I like clear cases as it allows you to show off the design and colour of your phone. Sadly, I chose a relatively boring grey colour, but it still looks better than a thick black case.
Prior to using the case, I applied a glass screen protector to the display, and the case doesn’t snag on this or get in the way at all.
The raised edges are essentially for a case and this seems to have a good balance of display protection without looking silly or affecting usability.
The only gripe I have is that the rear of the case sits flush with the main camera modules. The back of the case has a small lip, which should reduce damage if you drop the phone backside down, but the camera modules are quite exposed to scratches.
Price and Alternative Options
|Ringke Fusion Magnetic Case [Compatible with MagSafe]...
|Buy on Amazon
The Ringke Fusion Magnetic Case is listed on Amazon UK for £19
There are a growing number of magnetic cases for Android that replicate MagSafe functionality.
For the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, some of the options you have include:
- Ringke Onyx Magnetic Case is available for around £16.
- ESR for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Case, Compatible with MagSafe, for between £14.44 and £17, depending on the colour.
- Spigen Ultra Hybrid MagFit Case for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is available for around £28.
- Spigen Ultra Hybrid MagFit Case is available for around £25.
- Spigen Tough Armor MagFit is available for around £30.
- Spigen Slim Armor MagFit Case is available for around £42.
- TORRAS for Samsung S24 Ultra Case with Magsafe is available for around £21.
- Mous has various options for the S24 Ultra priced between £35 and £65
- Olixar MagSafe Case is available for around £17
Overall, I am happy with the Ringke Fusion magnetic case; it was affordable, which buys it some leeway for not being perfect.
It seems to offer a good level of protection without adding too much bulk, and it works with the wireless chargers I have tried with it.
The magnets are not very strong, but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem if the corresponding device is also magnetic; you just can’t randomly stick your phone to metal surfaces.
Ringke Fusion MagSafe Magnetic Case for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review
Overall, I am happy with the Ringke Fusion magnetic case; it was affordable, which buys it some leeway for not being perfect. It seems to offer a good level of protection without adding too much bulk, and it works with the wireless chargers I have tried with it. It also works well with MagSafe chargers and accessories, but the magnets are not strong enough to attach it to non-magnetic surfaces.
Overall - 80%80%
- Affordable for a MagSafe case
- Good level of protection and the clear design shows of the underlying phone colour
- Magnets work well with MagSafe accessories.
- Magnets are not very strong
- The case sits flush with the camera module
I am James, a UK-based tech enthusiast and the Editor and Owner of Mighty Gadget, which I’ve proudly run since 2007. Passionate about all things technology, my expertise spans from computers and networking to mobile, wearables, and smart home devices.
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