OnePlus has graduated from Flagship Killer school by releasing a flagship phone with a flagship price. The new OnePlus 8 Pro is the best OnePlus phone you can get, with the powerful Snapdragon 865, a quad-lens camera, and a killer matte glass body. OnePlus originally showed us what a cut-price phone with flagship specs could do, and now it’s showing us what it can do with a full-on flagship price — and it’s pretty amazing.
But with prices starting at $900, it’s clear this is not a phone you’re going to use and abuse. You probably want your shiny new OnePlus 8 Pro to last at least two years — and hopefully, even longer. While nothing can ensure your phone lasts as long as you hope, a good protective case can seriously improve its chances. Here are some of the best OnePlus 8 Pro cases we’ve found so far.
Ringke Fusion-X Case
Ringke’s Fusion-X is the perfect case to buy if you want to add style to your OnePlus 8 Pro, without taking away its original look. The back of the Fusion-X is made from hard and clear polycarbonate, which allows your OnePlus 8 Pro’s good looks to shine through, while still keeping it protected against a range of threats. The edges are made from shock-absorbent TPU, which helps to absorb impacts from drops and adds extra grip onto your device too. There’s a space to attach a wrist strap if you’re really worried about drops, and a raised bezel means your display won’t rest on harmful surfaces. All right, the style won’t appeal to everyone, but at this price, this level of protection is a bargain.
Spigen Liquid Air Case
There are few names in smartphone accessories with as much trust as Spigen. Spigen’s cases have been protecting our phones for years, and with cases as good as this, it’s easy to see why. The Liquid Air is a slim but protective case that’s a great choice if you don’t want to add bulk to your sleek smartphone. It’s made from a single layer of flexible TPU, which adds protection against a wide range of hazards. While the slim profile won’t add as much drop protection as bigger cases, Spigen’s Air Cushion technology should still stand up well against everyday bumps. It has a matte surface to add grip for your fingers, and a raised bezel to protect your display and camera lenses. While it’s not the choice for those needing rugged protection, it’s a fantastic sleek, everyday case.
UAG Plasma Series Case
Looking for something with the grunt to take a bump and keep going? UAG’s Plasma series case has you (and your phone) covered. The Plasma case combines a hard outer shell with a soft impact-resistant core to provide strength that resists scratches, drops, and grime. The hard polycarbonate rear is clear, so you can still see your phone, while the TPU inner core extends to the corners and adds additional grip. Skid pads on the back stop your phone from sliding around, and it’s fully compatible with wireless chargers. It’s an expensive option, and the style isn’t going to appeal to everyone, but it’s extremely protective and incredibly light to boot.
Olixar Ultra-Thin Clear Case
The OnePlus 8 Pro is probably one of OnePlus’ most beautiful phones so far, so why would you want to cover it up? Olixar’s clear case means you don’t have to. It’s completely clear, so you can see your phone from every angle, and while thin, the TPU offers decent protection against a range of damage — though if you’re worried about drops, you may want to get a thicker case. There’s a raised bezel to increase protection for the camera lenses and screen, and the price isn’t bad at all. It’s a super-thin case, which means it’s good for those who don’t want to add bulk, but that does cut down on the protection on offer.
Sucnakp Carbon Fiber-Style Case
If you want something a little more durable, but still thin, check out this carbon fiber-style case. It’s made from TPU, but it’s a tougher and more durable version of the same material from clear cases. As you can tell, that means it forgoes the clear part, but it’s replaced that with a brushed metal effect with carbon fiber-style panels at either end. While it’s not the most subtle case around, we quite like the cool sci-fi chic it lends to your phone. It’ll protect against scratches and bumps, but also against drops, thanks to the bumpers at each corner. It’s a bargain price as well, making this a good everyday option.
Ranyi Slim Leather-Style Case
It’s not real leather — not at this price — but Ranyi’s leather-style case does a good job at mimicking the real thing, with a leather texture laid over the top of its resilient TPU. That texture feels nice in the hand and helps you to keep a safe grip on your phone, but it imparts a whole new style as well. The TPU material is flexible, giving it good strength against scratches, drops, and bumps. The protection extends all the way around the phone, including the buttons. If you’re looking for something a little more protective, you might want to give this a pass, but if it’s protection with a bit of additional style you’re after, look no further.
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