With a powerful new processor, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and four camera lenses, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro may be the Android phone to buy if you’re looking to score a device boasting the biggest technological advances around. But with a price tag that exceeds $1,000, as well as import taxes, you’re going to be wondering if you ever want to take such a valuable but fragile phone into the dangerous outside world. A protective case that can stop your expensive phone from becoming an expensive paperweight is probably a good investment. Here are the best Huawei Mate 20 Pro cases to keep your phone safe.
Ringke specializes in protection with a unique style, and that’s exactly what the Fusion-X delivers. It’s made from a combination of hard polycarbonate and softer TPU. Polycarbonate makes up the transparent back panel, which shows off your phone while protecting it from harm, and the TPU bumper adds tactile grip, as well as providing great shock-absorbency. It can back that up with real world performance too, with certified military grade drop protection. There’s even a hole for a lanyard or a wrist strap, and the outer edges protrude slightly to protect the screen and camera lens from surfaces.
Noreve Leather Flip Case (from $43)
There’s not much that’s as sleek and executive as leather, and Noreve provides an excellent example of the level of prestige a case can add. This flip case from Noreve is highly customizable, and you can choose to have it made from a variety of leather or leather-like materials, from affordable synthetic PU leather, all the way up to the extremely luxurious Patine leather, which has been specially aged. Of course, you’ll need to pay more for the more luxury choices, but if you want the best materials around, then Noreve is a good place to go. Plus, you can add a belt clip or a personalized logo if you’re feeling really extravagant.
Otterbox is one of the go-to names in protective cases, and it’s easy to see why. Otterbox only has the Symmetry Clear Case on offer for the Mate 20 Pro, but don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re not getting good protection for your money. It’s made from a combination of polycarbonate and TPU, so it offers protection against scratches and drops. The single piece design makes it easy to slip on and off as needed, and the lack of bulk means it’s easy to slip into pockets, too. With an impeccable portfolio of protection, Otterbox’s Symmetry case is expensive, but it’s a great choice for protection that doesn’t obscure your phone’s style.
You can enjoy the style of leather, without having to go for a wallet or a flip case, with this case from Krusell. It’s made from genuine vintage leather that ages with your device, adding a unique flair to your phone’s style, and it simply clips onto the back of your phone. It’s slim, barely adding any bulk onto the Mate 20 Pro, and it comes with all the cutouts you need for daily use. It doesn’t offer the same protective coverage as other cases, and you’ll find the top and bottom edge of your phone are open to the elements, but if you’re not worried about that and you love the leather backing the case adds, then this is for you.
Leather wallet cases are simple, stylish, and add a certain elegance that other cases struggle to match. Stilgut makes some of the best wallet cases in the business at a great price, and if you’re hankering for a leather wallet case, then check out the Talis. It’s handmade from leather, and comes with a magnetic clasp that keeps it closed when not needed, protecting the screen. There are three slots inside the case’s inner cover, the perfect place to stash extra cash, travel tickets, or a credit card. Stylish and elegant, Stilgut’s Talis case is a great addition to any Mate 20 Pro.
While you may want to keep your phone protected, you probably don’t want to stop anyone from being able to see its beautiful glass design. That’s where this case from Olixar comes in. It’s made from completely clear TPU, so you can always show off your phone’s design. The flexible TPU is protective, and the soft material provides great shock-absorption — and it’s durable too. It’s formed to fit your phone perfectly, and a raised front bezel protects your phone’s display against abrasive surfaces and dirt. It’s basic, and it won’t provide the level of protection a larger case would, but it’s cheap and it gets the job done.
Spigen Rugged Armor ($25)
If you’re looking for something a little more protective, then take a look at Spigen’s Rugged Armor case. It’s made from TPU, which adds plenty of resistance to drops and shocks — and that’s compounded by the addition of air cushions protecting each corner. It has a cool sci-fi style with carbon fiber panels, so it’ll look good pretty much anywhere. It also has raised bezels that mean your phone shouldn’t be resting directly on any surfaces. It’s not the cheapest for a TPU case, but Spigen’s reputation is extremely good, making the Rugged Armor case a great choice for everyday use.
You don’t just need to look at third-parties to get your case — Huawei offers some great options too. This Smart View flip case really caught our eye. Thanks to the synthetic leather material, it’s super-stylish and looks great anywhere, from the boardroom to the gym — and the cover flips across the display for all-around protection. The real magic here, though, is in the clear window on the front, which displays the time, weather, notifications, and more. The window is a nifty little feature, and it allows you get updates at a glance, without needing to uncover your phone. It’s not as protective as a rugged case, but it’s still a great option if you like the utility and style.
UAG Monarch Series ($60)
If you want some serious protection, you need look no further than UAG’s Monarch series. Made from a combination of top-grain leather and metal alloys, the Monarch case boasts five layers of protection and exceeds twice the military standards for drop and shock protection. It has a soft, impact-resistant core as well as a honeycomb traction grip that’ll help you keep hold of your device. There’s even a raised bezel to protect your screen, and oversized button covers. UAG’s so proud of it, the case also comes with a 10-year limited warranty. It’s certainly expensive, but if you’re outdoors a lot and you need some truly fantastic protection, you should invest in this case.