The Huawei P10 boasts an excellent, dual-lens camera that supports all kinds of photo tricks. It’s also a powerful phone with an attractive design and great battery life. But, like many of today’s top phones, it has an all-glass front wrapped in an aluminum body. The P10 looks great, but if it takes a tumble, you can expect to see an assortment of unwanted chips, scuffs, and cracks.
That being the case, you should consider buying some protection. Here are the best Huawei P10 cases and covers, and if you’re looking for some photography tips for your new shooter, check out our in-depth portraiture guide.
Noreve Leather Cover ($55)
Few case manufacturers can match the level of quality Noreve turns out on a daily basis. The company’s soft, leather wallet is is easy to open and close, namely due to its magnetic closure. The sleek wallet is padded and sports an interior phone case that provides a good level of drop protection. The openings give access to the charging and headphone ports, too, and it has an opening for the camera and flash so you don’t have to rotate the phone when you want to take a picture. You can also talk to someone on the phone with the wallet closed via the earpiece opening. You can get this wallet in synthetic leather for $46, but it’s worth spending an extra $10 to get real leather. Moreover, you can get it in a wide variety of different textures and colors.
Piel Frama iMagnum ($85)
If quality flip cases are your style, then it doesn’t get any better than the iMagnum case from Piel Frama. Handmade in Spain using calfskin leather, this Huawei P10 case also allows you to talk to someone, even when closed. When you open the case, the cover flips below the cameras and flash so you can easily take pictures. The hidden magnets used to close the flap also give the case a clean look, so that you don’t see anything other than the Piel Frama logo. The leather itself is thick and supple, giving it some good drop protection. This case comes in 10 different colors.
UAG Plasma ($40)
UAG’s Plasma is one of the most popular rugged cases on the market. Even though the case meets military drop-test standards, it manages to retain a slim design that is both comfortable and somewhat attractive. The case is also lightweight, and if you notice the back, there are scratch-resistant skid pads to prevent the case’s translucent frame from getting scratched. The rubber sides even have a nice, heavy texture so that it doesn’t slip out of your hands. The Plasma case is one of UAG’s classic cases, one that combines great build quality and solid drop protection.
Speck Presidio Clear ($40)
Speck’s apt-titled Presidio Clear is a beautiful, clear case that also comes with a glitter finish that will likely appeal to anyone who seeks something more glitzy. At its core, the Presidio Clear is an ultra-slim case that offers protection from drops of up to eight feet. Sometimes, however, clear cases suffer from something called yellowing. This discoloration happens due to the sun’s UV light. Thankfully, Presidio uses a material it calls Impactium Clear that not only protects your phone from impacts but also resists unwanted yellowing. Choose the Presidio Clear if you want a case that is slim, rugged, and shows off your P10.
Nillkin Frosted Shield ($10)
This hard, slim case from Nillkin includes a screen protector as a bonus for only $10. The small circles on the surface also make the case both easy to grip and easy to clean. It’s lightweight and sleek, but still offers adequate protection against minor drops and scratches, so that you can keep your P10 looking fresh for as long as possible. The case leaves your phone’s ports exposed as well, allowing you to easily charge your device and plug in your headphones. It currently comes in black, brown, gold, red, rose gold, and white.
Here’s a stylish, genuine leather shell for your Huawei P10. It’s a pretty minimal design with openings for all your phone’s functions, though the camera cut-out is a bit tight. It won’t provide rugged drop protection, but it does cover the corners and extend around the screen. The leather exterior is warm and easy to grip, and it features a neat stitching detail in a vertical line down the back with a debossed Pierre Cardin logo. You can get this case in black, red, and light or dark brown.
Huawei P10 Fabric Case ($23)
This official Huawei case is a bit different because it has a fabric finish. The frame is matte, textured plastic and the back panel is fabric in light grey, dark grey, or brown. It’s a very slim, plastic shell with a minimal footprint. You’ll find large openings for easy access to the buttons and that amazing camera on the back. The bottom edge is also open, but there’s protection on the corners and a slight lip around the screen. We wouldn’t rely on this case for drop protection, but it will enhance grip and it looks and feels great.
Tudia TPU Cover ($10)
You don’t have to spend much to get basic protection for your Huawei P10. This Tudia case is made from flexible TPU, so it’s easy to fit. There are a couple of panels on the back sporting a carbon fiber design. The sides are also textured for an enhanced grip. You’ll find precise cut-outs for the camera module on the back and the ports on the bottom edge. There are also button covers and a slight lip to protect the screen. It comes in black, blue, or grey.
Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Case ($16.50)
If you like the leather look, then Olixar has a reasonably-priced wallet case that might tempt you. There’s a slim, plastic shell inside to hold your Huawei P10 snugly in place. The front cover has two slots for credit cards and it can fold back to act as a landscape stand. There are openings for the buttons, camera, and ports. It’s not real leather, as the low price suggests, but it looks pretty convincing. This wallet case comes in black or red.
This transparent case allows you to add a layer of protection without covering up your Huawei P10’s design. It’s made of flexible TPU which will take the sting out of minor impacts. There’s a lip around the screen, slim button covers, and a full range of accurate cut-outs for uninterrupted access to phone features and functions. It also offers slightly enhanced grip, so you’re less likely to drop your phone in the first place.
This article was originally published on April 9 and updated on April 27 by Carlos Vega to include offerings from Noreve, Piel Frama, UAG, Speck, and Nillkin.