The best Huawei Mate 20 Lite cases to keep your budget phone intact

Huawei Mate 20 Lite review
Andy Boxall/Digital Trends

With phones like the Mate 20 Pro and the huge Mate 20 X in Huawei’s latest range, it’s easy to overlook the Mate 20 Lite. But to do so would be a mistake — Huawei’s budget offering comes with a strong processor, a great design, and a solid camera.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to import it to get it in the U.S. — and once you’ve gone through that rigmarole, you’re going to want to make sure nothing short of a full-on apocalypse will stop your new phone. That’s where a protective case comes in handy to protect against bumps, falls, and other daily hazards. Here are the best Huawei Mate 20 Lite cases to keep your budget phone rocking.

Spigen Liquid Crystal Clear Case ($15)

best huawei mate 20 lite cases spigen

Huawei has held nothing back on design recently, and the Mate 20 Lite is no exception. You’ll be in no hurry to cover up your phone, and that’s where Spigen’s Liquid Crystal case comes in handy. It’s made from completely clear TPU, so you can always show off your phone’s design. But that doesn’t mean it’s weak — TPU is very durable and it comes with a good degree of shock-absorbency, making this a great case for a variety of threats. There are also air cushions in each corner to further guard against drops, and the material’s soft nature helps increase grip. It holds up to Spigen’s usual high standards, and it’s not too expensive either. A great all-around case.

Buy it now from:

VRS Designs Single Fit Label Series ($20)

best huawei mate 20 lite cases vrs

If you’re looking for a case that adds as much style as protection, then check out this case from VRS Designs. It’s made from durable and shock-absorbent TPU, so you can be sure it’ll protect your phone from most drops and falls — but it also has its own subtle style, with a series of ridges on the back and a bold red stripe. The ridges also serve to give your fingers more to grip, keeping your phone in your hand. There’s a raised bezel to elevate your phone from surfaces and avoid scratches. It’s lightweight and compact, and it also allows for installation of a screen protector. It’s not as protective as a bigger case, but this is still a great everyday choice.

Buy it now from:

VRS Designs

Olixar Low Profile Wallet Case ($14)

best huawei mate 20 lite cases olixar

Simple but effective, the Olixar low-profile wallet case is affordable and does everything you’d expect. Despite its low price, it looks good, with a style that fits in almost anywhere, from the boardroom to the gym. It’s not real leather, but the PU leather used is tough and durable, and it’s extremely easy to keep clean — just wipe it and you’re good. It’s not going to be as protective as a bulkier case, but it covers the screen when not in use, and can be folded into a horizontal kickstand. The front cover also comes with a couple of pockets to keep spare cash or some debit cards — so you can leave your wallet behind.

Buy it now from:

Mobile Fun

Official Huawei Smart View Case ($27)

best huawei mate 20 lite cases official

Official cases are always a great place to start any case search, and Huawei’s own accessories have always been a great example of why this is a good idea. The Smart View case for the Mate 20 Lite is a wallet case, with a cover that folds over to protect the Mate 20 Lite’s display, and a hard polycarbonate back that clips onto the phone to protect it from scratches. But the magic is in the front cover. Attach the case, and the window to the right comes alive, showing your notifications, the time, and the weather. It’s a neat little feature. It’s durable and thin — but unfortunately you won’t find a huge amount of protection against drops due to that thinness, which makes it a harder sell. Still, if you’re enchanted by the cool Smart View feature and don’t mind risking drops, it’s a great case.

Buy it now from:

Mobile Fun Amazon

UAG Outback Series ($25)

best huawei mate 20 lite cases uag

Getting as much protection as you can is a great idea if you venture out a lot with your phone. When you’re looking for great protection, UAG is one of the traditional manufacturers to beat. The Outback is one of UAG’s single-layer cases, and despite only being made of TPU, it’s tried and tested to military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6). The traction grip exterior and the rugged outer design help you to maintain a sturdy grip. Oversized buttons also mean its always easy to use your phone — even in gloves. Unlike some of UAG’s other multilayer cases, the Outback series is super-light too. It’s easily one of the best rugged cases for the Mate 20 Lite.

Buy it now from:

UAG

Wearables

Lack of regulation means wearables aren’t held accountable for health claims

As fitness trackers become more like health monitors, some physicians are concerned they can lead to over-diagnosis of non-existent problems. It’s already happening with wearable baby monitors.
Computing

Protect your expensive new laptop with the best Macbook cases

If you recently picked up a new MacBook, you’ll want something to protect its gorgeous exterior. Here, we've gathered the best MacBook cases and covers, whether you're looking for style or protection.
Mobile

We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2019

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.
Mobile

Benchmark scores surface for Google's midrange Pixel 3 XL Lite

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are considered to be two of the best Android smartphones, but it looks like Google could be prepping a midrange line. Say hello to the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL.
Gaming

Transport your Nintendo Switch in style with these nifty cases

The Nintendo Switch, which boasts both wired and handheld modes, needs a good case to ensure it doesn't get beat up while you're on the go. We scoured through dozens of Switch cases to bring you the best ones.
Mobile

Here’s how to download podcasts and listen to them on Android or iOS

Podcasts have become a cultural staple. Here's how to download podcasts and listen to them on your Android or iOS device, and which apps to use if you're looking to get the most out of the format.
Mobile

Razer’s Wireless Charger will turn your desk into gamer heaven

The Razer Wireless Charger adds colorful flair to your desk or bedside table. It works with any phone that supports Qi wireless charging -- with some quirks -- but is it worth the high price tag? We take a look.
Business

Apple banned from distributing some iPhone models in Germany

Apple is following the FTC's lead and has sued Qualcomm for a massive $1 billion in the U.S., $145 million in China, and also in the U.K., claiming the company charged onerous royalties for its patented tech.
Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile is dead: Switch to iOS or Android, Microsoft says

A Microsoft support page detailed the company's plans to end support for Windows 10 Mobile in less than a year. Users with devices powered by the platform are suggested to switch to iOS or Android devices.
Mobile

How to use iOS 12’s Passwords and Accounts tool to autofill passwords

Keeping track of all your passwords and accounts can be a real chore. If you use an iPhone with iOS 12, then you don't have to. Here's how to use iOS 12's own password manager to autofill passwords.
Computing

What is fixed wireless 5G? Here’s everything you need to know

Here's fixed wireless 5G explained! Learn what you need to know about this effective new wireless technology, when it's available, how much it costs, and more. If you're thinking about 5G, this guide can help!
Gaming

Xbox app lets you access your console while away from home. Here's how

Microsoft's Xbox allows you to access your profile information and launch media content directly from your mobile device. Check out our quick guide on how to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Wearables

The best Apple Watch bands and straps to stylize your timepiece

If you have an Apple Watch, you know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? Here, we've gathered the best Apple Watch bands we've seen so far. There's something for everyone.