The latest flagship from OnePlus was one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of the year, and the company has managed to deliver with the OnePlus 5. The latest device brings with it a sleeker design and a new dual camera setup, along with the latest and greatest in hardware and a price point that still undercuts the competition by a fair margin. To sum it all up, the current high-end offering from OnePlus is once again a fantastic option and a solid competitor in the flagship space.
It would be a shame to dent or damage your brand new smartphone, and an extra layer of protection to keep your device safe from accidental bumps and drops is never a bad idea. Which is why, we’ve rounded up some of the best OnePlus 5 cases and covers that are currently available!
The Ringke Fusion for the OnePlus 5 features dual layer protection with the combination of a TPU bumper body and a hard polycarbonate plate that goes on the back. The case is clear and lets you show off the design of the phone, and while the multiple layers allows for a MIL-STD 810G-516.6 certification for shock protection, it barely adds any bulk to the phone. There are precise cutouts for the alert slider, camera, and speaker, the volume rocker and power button are covered, and there are flaps to keep the headphone jack and USB-C port protected.
The polycarbonate section of the case is clear, but you can choose the color of the bumper with three choices currently available, including clear, rose gold crystal, and smoke black. The Ringke Fusion case is currently priced at $11.99.
Vinve TPU case
The Vinve TPU case is a soft touch case that lets you show off the design and look of the phone and adds practically no bulk to the device. Precise cutouts allow for easy access to the charging port, speaker, headphone jack, alert slider, and camera, while the volume rocker and power button are covered. The available options include clear, two versions with black or blue electroplated accents, and another made with carbon fiber. For those looking to get a good case without spending a lot of one of money, the Vinve TPU case is one of the best OnePlus 5 cases for value, priced at just $5.99.
The TUDIA TAMM case is another ultra slim TPU OnePlus 5 case that features a durable and flexible shell. The case comes with a soft touch feel and patterned sides that provide a lot of grip, and carbon fiber elements on the back give it a stylish look as well. Precise cutouts allow for easy access to the charging port, alert slider, speaker, headphone jack, and camera, while the buttons are covered. A raised lip keeps the display safe when the device is placed face down. Available color options include black, gray, and navy blue, and the case is priced at $10.99.
Nillkin Frosted Shield
The Nilkin Frosted Shield is a polycarbonate case that comes with a soft touch matte finish. This allows for a lot of grip, and will be useful for those who find the metal build of the OnePlus 5 to be too slippery. The case doesn’t offer as much protection as some of the others on this list, with the top and bottom sections being open up front and buttons that are also uncovered. A slightly raised lip around the sides will keep the display safe when the phone is placed face down however.
There are precise cutouts for the alert slider, camera, headphone jack, speaker, and the buttons. The available color options include black, gold, white, and red, and also included in the package is a super clear screen protector. The Nilkin Frosted Shield is priced starting $8.98, and with its combination of decent design and low pricing, is easily one of the best OnePlus 5 cases out there right now!
DUX DUCIS Folio case
THE DUX DUCIS Folio case is made with a synthetic PU leather that feels great in the hand, and the soft interior lining keeps the display free of scratches. The phone slots into an attached TPU case that offers full body protection of the device, with precise cutouts for the alert slider, headphone jack, and speaker, while the buttons are covered. The folio case also comes with a cutout for the camera on the back and one for the earpiece up front, allowing you to speak on the phone without have the front cover opened.
An embedded magnetic clasp securely locks the case, and the front cover can magnetize and stick to the back when it is completely flipped open. The front cover can also be folded into a kickstand to prop up the device in the landscape orientation. The case also comes with an auto wake/sleep feature for when the front cover is opened or closed. There is also a single card slot available to hold a credit card or ID. The DUX DUCIS folio case is currently priced at just $9.99.
The TUDIA MERGE offers dual layer protection with the combination of a TPU gel skin and a high quality polycarbonate outer layer. A raised bezel up front keeps the display protected from scratches when the phone is placed face down. Precise cutouts are available to allow for easy access to the camera, headphone jack, charging port, speaker, and alert slider, while the volume rocker and power button are covered. Available color options for the TUDIA MERGE include matte black, metallic slate, mint, and rose gold, and the case is priced at just $12.90.
The TUDIA OMNIX offers the protection you’d expect from a very rugged case, but without adding significant bulk to the phone. The case combines TPU and polycarbonate elements for shock absorption and features enhanced corner bumpers for impact resistance. The case also comes with a front cover with a built-in screen protector to keep the display safe. There are precise cutouts for the speaker and the camera, the volume rocker and power button are covered, and the alert slider, headphone jack, and charging port are all covered by protective flaps.
Available color options for the TUDIA OMIX include gray, matte black, navy blue, and red. The case will be available from July 26 and is priced at $17.99.
Otterbox is the go-to brand for many who are looking for the ultimate protection for their smartphones, and that is what the Otterbo Achiever is one of the best OnePlus 5 cases as a result. The case offers dual layer protection with a silicone core and a hard outer shell for shock absorption and impact resistance. The case comes with precise cutouts for the headphone jack, charging port, speaker, camera, and alert slider, while the power button and volume rocker is protected. The Otterbox Achiever is available in black or red, and is currently priced at $29.95.
Official OnePlus 5 cases
OnePlus also has a few different types of official OnePlus 5 cases available, which include:
- Silicone Bumper cases – With these cases, a silicone layer coats a strong polycarbonate frame to provide impact protection as well as grip. A premium microfiber interior keeps the device scratch free when in the case, and raised bezels up front and a raised edges around the camera and alert slider keep them and the display safe. The volume rocker and power button are also covered. The Silicone bumper cases are available in black and red, and are priced at $19.95.
- Karbon Bumper case – The design of the Karbon Bumper is the same as the silicone bumper case, but is made with Kevlar fiber and rubber to provide military grade protection. The Karbon Bumper case is currently priced at $29.95.
- Flip Cover case – The flip cover case is made with a synthetic PU leather, and a soft interior lining keeps the display free of scratches. The phone slots into an attached shell case that provides corner protection. The case comes with an auto wake/sleep feature for when the front cover is opened or closed, and there is also a single card slot available to hold a credit card or ID. The flip cover case is available in black and gray, and is priced at $19.95.
- Shell cases – The Shell cases offer add practically no bulk to the phone and while they don’t provide as much protection as the other official cases or the rest of the list, these are good enough for those who aren’t generally clumsy with their device. There are some great looking options available here that include two wood versions, ebony wood and rose wood, a sandstone cover, and a Karbon shell. Theses cases are priced $19.95 for the Sandstone version and $24.95 for the rest.
So, there you have it for this roundup of some of the best protective cases and covers that are currently available for the OnePlus 5!