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15 tempting HTC 10 cases to style and protect your new phone

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The HTC 10 features a beautiful, chamfered, all-metal body with a fragile 5.2-inch display, so investing in a protective case is the sensible option. You can also stamp your personality on it, maybe introduce a splash of color, or add a handy function. We’ve rounded up some of best HTC 10 cases around for you right here. Feast your eyes on this lot and take your pick, or risk going naked and try your luck.

Related: How to use the camera in the HTC 10 to take awesome photos

Recommended HTC 10 cases

RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper ($20)

RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper

You may resent the idea of covering up your gorgeous new HTC 10, but there’s no need if you opt for the CrashGuard bumper. This tough bumper is a thick frame that goes around the phone leaving the screen and back open, though it extends far enough to protect both in the event of a fall. RhinoShield promises military grade drop protection that will keep your HTC 10 safe from drops up to 11 feet, and possibly beyond. It’s chunky, but it’s very light and it can be used in conjunction with screen protectors. There are generous openings for the ports, but the button covers are a bit stiff. It comes in black or white.

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Seidio Surface Case ($30)

Seidio Surface Case

It’s a tried and tested combination of shock absorbent TPU on the inside and polycarbonate on the outside for Seidio. The outer layer comes in two parts and includes a kickstand for propping your HTC 10 in landscape view. It can be slotted away when not in use and stays put magnetically. There are openings for the camera and ports, and you’ll find tactile button covers on the side. This is a tough case and it comes in gold, red, or black.

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Terrapin Ultra Slim Case ($8)

Terrapin Ultra Slim Case

Want something basic that won’t cost much? This slim Terrapin case is about as minimal as you can get. No logos or superfluous details here. It’s a tough, polycarbonate shell with a soft touch finish that’s comfortable to hold. There are cutouts for the camera, ports, and the buttons. This case should keep the back of the HTC 10 safe from scratches and it adds some grip, but it’s not really going to provide much in the way of drop protection.

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Poetic Affinity Case ($13)

Poetic Affinity Case

This protective case has a clear polycarbonate shell enhanced with a TPU bumper and highlights that help dissipate the shock of any impact. The sides also have a ridged pattern that enhances grip, and there’s a raised lip around the display. The openings you need for easy access to the ports and other features are present and correct. The button covers are easy to feel and press. You can get the TPU portion in black or go for a completely clear version.

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VRS Design Layered Dandy Case ($20)

VRS Design Layered Dandy Case

Fans of the wallet style of case might like this option from VRS Design. It’s not real leather, but it looks quite good. The shell that holds your HTC 10 is a contrasting color and the cover is stitched onto it, which gives it a unique look. There are three slots for stowing cards in the cover, along with a larger pocket at the back, and it closes securely with a magnetic clasp. You’ll also find openings for the camera on the back, the ports top and bottom, and the buttons on the side.

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Five tempting HTC 10 cases

Noreve Tradition B Case ($55)

Noreve Tradition B Case

You might feel that an elegant beauty like the HTC 10 deserves a case with a bit of style. Thankfully Noreve’s cases are all handcrafted from genuine leather. This one is a classic folio-style case with a cradle to keep your HTC 10 secure. The front cover has a couple of pockets for stowing cards and a larger money pocket on the back. There are also large openings for easy access to your phone’s buttons, ports, and camera, along with a magnetic closure that wraps around the closed cover. If you don’t like the smooth black finish, you can choose from a wide range of other textures and colors.

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Orzly Fusion Bumper Case ($9)

Orzly Fusion Bumper Case

This slim case from Orzly has a crystal clear polycarbonate back panel to show off the HTC 10’s sexy design. Sadly, the bumper covers the chamfered edges, but you’ll struggle to find a case that doesn’t. It’s made of flexible, black polyurethane with a decent set of button covers and accurate openings for your ports. It also extends at the front to protect the screen if you should place it face down, or if it lands face down. It’s pretty slim, so we wouldn’t rely on it for more than basic protection.

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Seidio Surface Case ($30)

Seidio Surface Case

If you like to watch movies on your HTC 10 and a kickstand — for propping your phone up in landscape view — is important to you, then this is our top pick. This Seidio case offers a tried-and-tested combination of TPU and hard polycarbonate, which work together to dissipate shock and prevent scratches alongside the flexible button covers. On the back, there’s a tough kickstand that you can magnetically stow away until you need it. The soft touch coating even comes in red, black, or gold.

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Olixar Ultra-Thin Gel Case ($8)

Olixar Ultra-Thin Gel Case

Cases don’t get much more basic than this, but if you just want a thin layer to protect HTC 10’s gorgeous metal body and glass display, then it will do the job. It’s a transparent case that’s lined with accurate openings for the phone’s buttons, ports, and camera. It also features a raised lip to give your screen some protection, though, this is not a rugged case. It does add some grip, however, so you’ll be less likely to drop it in the first place.

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Spigen Neo Hybrid Case ($17)

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case

Spigen’s Neo Hybrid Case offers decent protection within a stylish package. The inner shell is made of malleable TPU, and Spigen has even stuck a polycarbonate bumper on top. The TPU is textured on the back to add some grip and it has precise cut-outs for your phone’s buttons, ports, and camera. The frame comes in silver, gunmetal gray, or champagne gold and includes metallic button covers. It also extends beyond the screen at the front and beyond the protruding camera lens on the back, so your HTC 10 is protected from every angle.

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Five more great HTC 10 cases

HTC Ice View Case ($50)

HTC Ice View Case

An interesting update to HTC’s Dot View cases, the Ice View case adds a protective layer front and back. The main shell is typical TPU with accurate openings and button covers. The attraction with this case is the front cover, which is translucent and allows you to check the time, takecalls, and even use the camera without having to take the case off. The case comes in either blue or black, and there’s a magnetic HTC logo at the bottom of the cover that lets your phone know when the case is on and closed. It’s quite expensive, but being able to use your phone without having to open the cover will be enough to tempt some people.

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Incipio DualPro Case ($30)

Incipio DualPro Case

This is a really solid protective case that’s ideal if you fear drop damage. The inner layer is malleable TPE and there’s a tough polycarbonate shell that slots on top. You’ll find chunky button covers with good travel, and accurate cut-outs for your camera, ports, and other functions. The inner layer comes in either charcoal or black, and you can get contrasting shells in black, red, cyan, or pink. The case also has a soft-touch finish that feels nice and imbues your phone with some additional grip. There’s also a raised bezel that lines the screen to protect it.

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Speck CandyShell Clear Case ($40)

Speck CandyShell Clear Case

You’ll still be able to appreciate the design of your HTC 10 with this clear case from Speck. The sleek offering provides military-grade drop protection, thanks to a hard outer shell and an absorbent inner layer. It’s a comfortable case to hold and it adds some grip. The cut-outs are accurate and you’ll find solid, responsive button covers on the sides. Some clear cases can stain or yellow over time, but thankfully, the CandyShell Clear is resistant to UV yellowing.

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Tech21 Evo Check Case ($40)

Tech21 Evo Check Case

This is a relatively lightweight case, but it will safeguard your HTC 10 from drops of up to 6.6 feet in height. The flexible material can dissipate the shock of any impact and is extremely hard-wearing. It also features a smokey, translucent design that’s lined with a dark bumper and a checkered pattern on the inside. The button covers are solid and easy to locate without looking, and you’ll find precise openings for all your ports and functions.

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LK Ultra TPU Case ($8)

LK Ultra TPU Case

If you just want a really simple, thin, flexible, cheap case as a stopgap until you spot something better, then the LK Ultra is likely your best bet. These translucent case is made of a soft rubber, so it fits easily on your phone and adds some much-needed grip. The openings for the ports and functions are accurate, and the case also features some basic button covers. You can get a clear version or one that’s tinted pink, blue, or purple. They’re not really rugged cases, but they’ll help guard your phone against light damage and scratches.

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