A lot of HTC’s comeback hopes rest on its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8), and once again, the company has certainly put its best foot forward. Featuring a fantastic, metal unibody design, a beautiful 5-inch display, and top of the line specifications, there’s very little reason to dislike this device, attested to by the fact that the HTC One (M8) is already proving to be quite a popular choice.
There are already numerous accessories available for the HTC One (M8), but today, we’ll be concentrating on one type of accessory in particular – protective cases. Understandably, it is somewhat a shame to have to cover up the great design, but depending on how clumsy you are, it’s always a good idea to have some sort of protective covering for this high-end and expensive device. Here’s a look at some of the best cases for the HTC One (M8)!
Slim Fit Cases
The Exact Prism Slim Fit case features a transparent polycarbonate shell that lets the metal design of the phone shine through, along with a TPU bumper rim that protects against accidental bumps and drops, protects the screen when the phone is kept face down, and also comes in various colour accents to suit your personal style. The case adds practically no bulk to the device, and offers a slim and secure fit. Extra protection is available by virtue of the volume rocker and power button being covered, but there are precise cutouts for easy access to all ports and features. While the case is mostly transparent, colour options available for the TPU borders include black, blue, green, orange, red, and white. Buy now on Amazon for $7.95.
Hyperion TPU Case
The Hyperion cases for the HTC One (M8) are made from an ultra-thin TPU, and features a matte finish on the back that prevents fingerprints and smudges, and improves grip. The case is very minimalistic and maintains the sleekness of the device. The case features precise cutouts for easy access to all ports, the volume rocker, and the power button, and also comes with a slightly raised bezel that helps to avoid damage to the display when the phone is placed face down. While numerous colour options are available, the case itself is somewhat semi-transparent, so the HTC logo is still visible on the back of the device. Colour choices include frost, smoke, black, blue, purple, pink, and white. Buy now on Amazon for $9.99.
The Incipio Feather Case features a rigid Plextonium frame that adds protection while remaining slim and inconspicuous, and like the other slim fit options, adds minimal bulk and thickness to the device. The soft touch finish allows for enhanced comfort and grip, and its snap-on design makes the case very easy to install and remove. It has to be mentioned though that there are a few open areas at the front and sides and so, this case might not be as protective as the others on this list, but if you’re not very clumsy, you get a very sleek and stylish option with the Incipio Feather. Buy now on Amazon for $17.13.
- Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit ($12.90) – Buy now on Amazon
- Diztronic Matte Back TPU case ($9.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- TUDIA Melody Bumper case ($7.89) – Buy now on Amazon
- i-Blason SoftGel ($9.99) – Buy now on Amazon
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Hybrid Bumper case features a polycarbonate outer shell, along with a soft TPU bumper, for great shock protection. Snap-on design makes the case very easy to install and remove. Precise cutouts allow easy access to all ports, while buttons are protected, but easy to press. The case is available in dual colour schemes, with available options including clear/black, black/black, clear/blue, clear/grey, clear/red, and white/grey. Buy now on Amazon for $13.99.
Spigen Slim Armor
The Spigen Slim Armor case features a combination of TPU and polycarbonate for dual layer protection that features advanced shock absorption technology to protect against bumps and scratches, while being slim, form-fitted, and light weight. The case includes perfect cutouts for the camera, and all ports, and a raised bumper for additional protection for the display, along with the volume rocker and power button being covered and protected, but still very easy to press. Various colour options include Gunmetal, Aintree Green, Smooth Black, Champagne Gold, Metal Slate, and Satin Silver. Buy now on Amazon for $12.99.
- Incipio DualPro ($22.37) – Buy now on Amazon
- Ballistic ShellGel ($21.00) – Buy now on Amazon
- Speck CandyShell Grip ($34.95) – Buy now on Amazon
Minisuit Executive Wallet
The Minisuit Executive Wallet features an exterior that is made from polyurethane leather, and an interior that is lined with microfiber to protect the screen from scratches. It is a sturdy, compact, folding cover that should protect the device from accidental bumps and scratches. The cover can also be folded into a stand, ideal for media viewing in landscape orientation. The case also include two slots for credit cards or ID, along with a large pocket for cash. Buy now on Amazon for $10.
i-Blason Leather Book Cover
The i-Blason Leather Book Cover is made from genuine leather, and features a flexible shell case that the phone fits into comfortably and snugly, along with a microfiber interior lining to keep the display scratch free. The inner shell case comes with a slightly raised bezel around the front, to offer a little bit of extra protection against an accidental fall in case the flip cover is open. This wallet case comes with three slots for credit cards, ID, or cash. The case can also be converted into a stand, making it ideal for media consumption in landscape orientation. The i-Blason Leather Book Cover is available in a few colour options, including black, pink, and purple. Buy now on Amazon for $12.99.
HTC Dot View Flip Case for HTC One (M8) – [Official Case]
The DotView flip case for the HTC One (M8) is the official case made by HTC. it comes in at a pricey $49.99 but it does a lot of cool things that might make up for the steep price tag. This case has the ability to show you the time, the weather and even the ability to answer phone calls by tapping on it. Click here to see our full review of the DotView case. The case is still in limited supply but you can find it at Amazon for $47.
- Poetic Flipbook ($2.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- E LV Deluxe Wallet ($7.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- AceAbove Leather Folio Case ($11.99) – Buy now on Amazon
Cases with Kickstand
The GreatShield Legacy case features dual layer protection with a hybrid combination of polycarbonate and silicone, to protect against shock and impact. The case is slim and adds minimal bulk to the device. Buttons are covered but easy to press, and precise cutouts for all ports and camera are available. The case features a built-in stand that lets you prop the device in landscape mode, and is ideal for media viewing. The case also comes with an ultra clear screen protector for additional protection for the display. While the primary colour of the case is black, you get different colour options for the accents around the camera at the back, and the raised bezel around the front, with choices including black, blue, red, white, and hot pink. Buy now on Amazon for $11.95.
- Evecase S-Line Slim TPU case ($3.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- CYStore T-Stand Dual Armor ($4.79) – Buy now on Amazon
- MPERO IMPACT X ($4.49) – Buy now on Amazon
Cases with Beltclip/Holster
PureGear case with Kickstand and Holster
The PureGear Shell case provides lightweight, durable protection, and features a rubberized build material for added grip. It includes a low profile built-in kickstand that allows you to prop up the device in both landscape and portrait orientation, and is easy to open and close. Finally, the case comes with a holster, which the phone slides in and out of very easily and works while face-in as well as face-out, and the belt clip can be adjusted to 12 different directions. Buy now on Amazon for $17.75.
Otterbox is well known for its rugged cases, and the Otterbox Defender offers the ultimate protection. The Defender case is made up of a two-piece polycarbonate inner shell that deflects impact force, a built-in clear membrane screen protector that guards against scratches and scrapes, and an outer durable synthetic rubber slip cover that absorbs impact. Port covers block dust and debris from entering and accumulating in jacks and ports. Every Defender Series case comes standard with a belt-clip holster. The clip rotates to any position and holds the device face-in or face-out. Locking the clip in place allows you to use it as a kickstand as well. Buy now on Amazon for $49.86.
- i-Blason Prime ($14.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- PDAir Genuine Leather Vertical Pouch ($37.99) – Buy now on Amazon
Unlike the heavy duty Defender cases, the Commuter series offers the perfect compromise between protection and form factor. The case features dual layer protection, silicone plugs to cover all ports, and easy access to the button layout, which remains covered. If you’re worried about dropping your device often, the Otterbox Commuter will provide more than enough protection. Buy now on Amazon for $34.95.
The rugged Trident Aegis Case meets military standards for vibration and drop (26 drops on concrete from 4 feet) tests, and features a silicone skin with double-thick silicone corners, along with anti-skid pads, to protect your device from bumps and shock. A sleek hardened-polycarbonate outer frame provides even more protection. The charging port and headphone jack are covered with silicone plugs, keeping dirt and debris out, and the case features high-quality dust filters that prevent dust particles from entering smartphone through the speaker bays and other ports. The case features a raised protective bezel around the front of the device to prevent damage from face down drops, with the package also including a screen protector for more display protection. The Trident Aegis case is available in numerous colour options including black, green, blue, grey, red, pink, and white. Buy now on Amazon for $17.34.