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The best OnePlus 8 cases you can buy
The OnePlus 8 Pro will likely get all the attention, but the OnePlus 8 offers an excellent, and more importantly affordable, alternative. If you buy this relatively budget-friendly flagship, you will want to keep it undamaged for as long as possible. Here are some of the best OnePlus 8 cases you can get right now.
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Note: If you get the OnePlus 8 from Verizon, these cases will not work with your device. Check out our roundup of the best cases for the Verizon OnePlus 8 (5G UW) instead.
The best OnePlus 8 cases:
Official OnePlus Karbon Bumper Case
OnePlus had some amazing options for protecting its own OnePlus 8. Their cases included nylon and clear options, but those have been slowly phased out. The only available option now is the OnePlus 8 Karbon Bumper Case.
The unit comes with a carbon fiber-like design that is meant to be resistant to damage and slips. The finish is meant to improve your grip on the phone, and it just so happens to also look really cool. It is a bit on the pricey side, but you can’t beat that first-party style.
Spigen Liquid Air
The Air is an excellent thin and light case from Spigen that’s form-fitted to maintain a slim profile. A patterned back with an anti-slip matte finish helps with the grip, and it utilizes air cushion technology for impact resistance. A slightly raised lip keeps the display and rear camera safe as well. Spigen is a perennial favorite here at Android Authority, and this model never disappoints.
See more: The best Spigen cases you can get
The Poetic Affinity OnePlus 8 case combines a hard shell and an impact-resistant bumper with reinforced corners to provide military-grade (MIL-STD 810G-516.6) protection for your phone. The raised ridges on the back have a matte finish to keep them scratch-free. An extended lip keeps the display, rear camera, and fingerprint scanner free from damage.
See also: Poetic cases: A buyer’s guide
Supcase UB Style
The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style OnePlus 8 case combines a hard polycarbonate back and a thick TPU bumper for drop protection. The scratch-resistant backing is also transparent and lets you show off the phone’s design. Elevated bezels keep the display and rear camera damage-free. You also get covered buttons and precise cutouts for everything else. It’s an excellent middle point between protection, style, and weight.
Read more: Supcase cases worth considering
Spigen Rugged Armor
The Spigen Rugged Armor is one of the best OnePlus 8 cases you can buy. It offers excellent protection without adding too much bulk or thickness by utilizing air cushion technology and a spider-web pattern on the inside for shock dispersion. A raised lip keeps the display and camera safe, and you also get covered buttons.
The Ringke Fusion-X OnePlus 8 case comes with a dual-layer design that offers a lot of protection. The hard polycarbonate back is transparent and lets you show off the color and design of the phone. A TPU bumper reinforces the sides and corners for added drop protection, and there’s a raised lip around the display. The case comes with a built-in lanyard hole to connect wrist and neck straps as well, which is a rarity in today’s lineup of available cases.
See more: The best Ringke cases you can buy
The UAG Plasma is a feather-light, but rugged case for the OnePlus 8 that combines a hard outer shell and an impact-resistant core. A raised rubber lip and reinforced corners add to the protection as well. The case meets MIL-STD 810G-516.6 drop-test standards but is thin enough to let you wirelessly charge the phone.
Spigen Tough Armor
The Spigen Tough Armor offers dual-layer protection with the combination of a soft TPU core and a hard polycarbonate shell. It’s one of the best rugged cases for the OnePlus 8, featuring a MIL-STD 810G-516.6 certification for drop protection and offering much better protection than Spigen’s Liquid Air or Rugged Armor cases. The case also has a built-in kickstand that lets you prop the phone up in the landscape orientation.