All right, so it doesn’t have Google Play Services — but if you can look past that, there’s no doubt Huawei has created an incredible phone in the new Huawei P40 Pro. It’s a gorgeous blend of metal and glass, with the massive camera module being the only real interruption on the phone’s sleek surface. That huge camera isn’t just for show either, and it packs a formidable quad-lens camera that includes a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 40-megapixel wide-angle sensor, 12-megapixel telephoto sensor, and a Time-of-Flight depth sensor. Paired with the new XD Fusion Engine, it’s likely the Huawei P40 Pro will soon take a place on our list of the best camera phones.
But none of those new features will save the P40 Pro if it takes a swan dive onto a concrete floor. Glass is glass, and spiderweb cracks can prove an ugly addition to a sleek flagship phone. How best to avoid this dismal fate? Slap on a protective case. But which should you buy? We’ve sifted through the many options available to bring you a list of some of the best cases you can buy to keep your Huawei P40 Pro in top condition.
Ringke Fusion X Camo Case
Clear cases are great — they let you show off the back of your phone, while providing the needed protection to keep it smudge and scratch-free. Ringke takes it to the next level with the Fusion X Camo case. The textured camo design enhances your grip on the P40 Pro while looking stealthy and unique. The case is durably built with reinforced corner bumpers and Ringke’s signature Duo-QuikCatch lanyard hole so you can attach the case to a wrist or shoulder strap. With precise cutouts and support for wireless charging, the Fusion X Camo is a great case for the low price tag.
Spigen Rugged Armor Case
The Spigen Rugged Armor has set the standard for slim yet protective cases. Made with a flexible TPU material and an interior spider-web pattern, the case will keep your P40 Pro protected from the usual scratches and bumps. At only 0.11 inches thick, you’re also not adding much bulk to the already large P40 Pro. While Spigen has been pushing out the Rugged Armor case for hundreds of phone models, the classic non-slip, fingerprint-free, dual-textured design on the back is still retained and still very desirable. The sides are also textured making the case comfortable to hold.
Pitaka MagEZ Case
Pitaka’s latest MagEZ case is made with minimalists in mind. The aramid fibers that make up the outer layer of the case are silky-soft, allowing the P40 Pro to rest smoothly on the palm of your hand. With a thinness of 0.85mm, the Mag EZ is a great option for those looking to encase their smartphone while retaining its weight and thickness. The sturdy metal build of the case doesn’t interfere with cellular, Wi-Fi, or GPS connectivity, and even supports wireless charging. However, you’ll want to look elsewhere if you’re searching for some drop protection as the Mag EZ definitely more tailored toward scratch-resistance.
Cose Jack Reinforced Clear Case
Unlike previous P-range flagships, there’s a lack of really crazy color variants for the P40 Pro. Thankfully, you can remedy that with this stunning pink and teal case from Cose Jack. While probably not the case for everyone, the bold colors make a strong statement. It’s made from a hard polycarbonate shell and a flexible TPU bumper, giving strong protection against bumps, scratches, and drops. The corners have been reinforced to further resist damage from drops, and there’s a non-slip coating to make sure your phone stays in your hand and is less likely to slip off slippery surfaces.
Anccer Ultra-Thin Hard Shell Case
If preserving the sleek lines of your phone is what matters to you, then this ultra-thin hard case will be right up your street. Being made entirely from hard polycarbonate, it clips onto your phone and sits close, protecting it from minor damage and scratches. There’s not much give it in though, which means it’ll struggle to provide the impact-absorption qualities of a softer material like TPU. However, it’s still better than nothing, and its thin profile means it’s able to slip into pockets and bags easier than a larger, more rugged case. It’s available in a number of different colors, and the soft-touch finish provides a grippy surface for your fingers.
HualuBro PU Leather Wallet Case
What’s nicer than a leather case for a phone? A leather case that also doubles up as a wallet, that’s what. This case from HualuBro is a simple affair, and lacks the front cover you’d expect from a wallet folio case. This stylish case features two compartments you can use to store cards, cash, IDs, and other items. It’s made from synthetic PU leather laid over hard polycarbonate, giving it durability to match its sleek style.
This case may look nice and it’s certainly convenient, but It’s not perfect though. While the PU leather case could be fine for some people, it might not offer sufficient protection for others because it won’t guard your phone much against drops and shocks. The case does protect the back of your phone, but it offers limited protection for the edges and screen. It’s still a stylish and affordable option that you should consider if you want to keep a couple of cards handy and don’t mind the limited protection.
DUMean Ring Kickstand Case
Cases aren’t just about protection; they can add a little utility too. This case from DUMean comes with an unusual addition — a metal ring, laid into the flexible TPU back. This ring is held magnetically in place and functions much like the popular popsockets in that it can be folded out to serve as a kickstand or finger-grip. Unlike popsockets, this ring also functions as a holding point for a magnetic phone holder. It’s a handy little piece of kit.
The case it comes with is a little more basic, being just a clear TPU affair that’ll serve to withstand minor drops, bumps, and scratches. It’s lightweight and has a low-profile so you don’t have to worry about added bulk. Plus, there’s a raised bezel to stop your phone from resting on surfaces. It’s definitely the ring you’re buying this case for though.
UAG Plasma Series Case
UAG is an excellent choice if you’re looking for advanced protection for your Huawei P40, or need a case that can withstand more challenging outdoor environments. This certainly isn’t a cheap option, but it’s a comprehensively protective one. It boasts an impressive three-layer construction, including a hard armor shell, impact-resistant soft core, and a feather-light composite layer in between.
UAG’s strong style is evident throughout, with the distinctive honeycomb pattern and rugged look. It’s very protective, and sports a military-grade MIL-SPEC (810G – 516.6) rating for drop protection, button covers, reinforced corners, and a raised bezel. Don’t worry, the extra protection won’t interfere with the touchscreen. This case costs more than other options, but the level of protection is superior, especially in terms of shock protection. It also comes with a one-year warranty, which may be enough to justify the higher cost.
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