OnePlus just announced their latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5, and it’s nothing short of impressive, to say the least. Under an all-aluminium build, you get the new beefy Snapdragon 835 chip, dual camera set-up, gorgeous Optic AMOLED display and up to 8 GB of RAM, for just $479. Well, the OnePlus smartphones have always been claimed as “flagship killers” by the company, especially because of what they bring to the table at an affordable price point, and the company’s newest smartphone is no exception. However, if you’re already hyped up to purchase this new flagship killer, you should seriously consider getting a case along with it, as the device is prone to scratches, scuffs and shatters that results from accidental drops. So, if you’re already looking forward to get a case for added protection, here are the 12 best OnePlus 5 cases and covers you can buy:
1. OnePlus 5 Official Protective Case
This is the company’s own hard shell case that you can snap on to your OnePlus 5, without adding much bulk to your device. It can offer some sort of protection from minor accidental drops and prevent scuffs, but if you want shock resistance, you might have to look elsewhere, as it doesn’t have a TPU bumper or silicone material to absorb the impact caused by the drop. However, the overall quality of the case is quite impressive and it’s available in multiple designs like Sandstone, Ebony Wood, Carbon and Rose wood. Apart from this, it’s worth noting that the top and bottom portions or the case have an open design, so don’t expect complete protection in those areas.
Buy from OnePlus: (Starts at $19.95)
2. OtterBox Achiever Series OnePlus 5 Case
Otterbox is a well-known manufacturer for making some extremely durable cases, and this one is no exception. If you want the best possible protection for your OnePlus 5, this is definitely the one you should be going for. The Achiever series case has a dual-layer design featuring an inner layer made of soft flexible material that can absorb shocks resulting from even some major drops, and an outer layer made of hard shell, which acts as skeleton to the case. Sure, it does add a considerable amount of bulk to your device, but there’s no compromises in the protection department.
Buy from Amazon: ($39.95)
3. REALIKE Premium Style Universal OnePlus 5 Leather Case (India Only)
What makes this case stand out from the rest of the ones featured in this list, is because it doubles as a full-fledged wallet. That’s right, you can totally use this case to carry your cash and credit cards, so you need not worry about carrying a dedicated wallet anymore. The material used for this case is PU leather, so there are no complaints regarding the quality. The case also has enough cushioning to protect your OnePlus 5 from minor accidental drops and scratches. That being said, these kinds of cases appeal to only a certain set of users, and if you don’t think you fall into this bracket, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 990)
4. OnePlus 5 Flip Cover
This Flip cover is manufactured by OnePlus themselves, in order to please all the flip cover fans out there. We do understand, that everyone has different tastes when it comes to cases, and that’s exactly why we decided to include this one. The official flip cover for the OnePlus 5 is made of polyurethane leather, that definitely adds to its premium feel and looks. However, all the four corners of your phone are covered by hard shell, thereby, the case does offer some sort of protection. Additionally, there’s also a slot to insert your credit card on the inside. Since it’s a flip cover, your phone’s screen will be sufficiently covered to prevent your display from getting scratched easily.
Buy from OnePlus: ($19.95)
5. TheGiftKart Ultra Thin Clear Back Cover for OnePlus 5 (India Only)
If you love clear cases, this is the most affordable one you can currently get for your OnePlus 5. It has a rich crystal clear finish, so that you can show your new smartphone’s design in all its glory. The case is made of soft TPU material, and has a raised lip that protects all the edges and corners from minor accidental drops and scratches. The soft material should be good enough to resist some sort of impact as well. It has precise cutouts for all the hardware buttons and ports on your smartphone, so we’ve got no gripe on that regard. All in all, if you want an affordable clear case that doesn’t add much bulk to your device, you’ll certainly be interested in purchasing this one.
Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 249)
6. TUDIA Merge Heavy Duty Case
Some people might be interested in cases that offer great protection without adding much bulk to your device. If you fall into this category, you should consider taking a look at the TUDIA slim-fit heavy duty case. It has a dual-layer design, with a soft rubberized inner layer and a hard exterior shell for rigidity. The soft inner layer makes has a raised lip that covers all the corners and edges to protect your shiny new OnePlus 5 from accidental drops. The precise cutouts on this case lets you easily access all the ports and hardware buttons. Lastly, the pricing is slightly on the expensive side, especially when you compare it to other cases we’ve featured in this list, but you certainly get what you’re paying for, in terms of overall quality.
Buy from Amazon: ($12.90)
7. Chevron Hybrid Armor Case for OnePlus 5 (India Only)
If you enjoy watching movies and other videos on your smartphone, you’re sure to love this case. The Chevron Hybrid Armor case comes with an integrated kickstand that should satisfy all your media consumption needs. Just like every other hybrid case, it’s comprised of two layers. The inner layer is a soft rubberized silicone material, which makes the installation process, a breeze and the outer shell is made of hard poly-carbonate, which adds rigidity to the inner layer. The case manages to cover all the edges of your device, with extra cushioning at the corners to protect your smartphone from even harsh bumps and drops. So, if protection is your top priority, you should seriously consider getting this one.
Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 499)
8. KuGi Flexible Soft Case
For the asking price of under 5 bucks, this Flexible Soft Case manufactured by KuGi looks and feels more premium than several other cases featured in this list. It features a brushed design on the back, with a neat carbon fiber touch, at the top and bottom, which definitely adds to the device’s aesthetics. In terms of protection, the case doesn’t fail to impress us, featuring a raised lip with ample padding that manages to cover every nook and corner of your OnePlus 5, in order to protect it from shocks and drops. Since, it’s a flexible case, it can be easily installed and removed without scratching the sides of your device.
Buy from Amazon: ($4.50)
9. AVIDET Soft Gel TPU Transparent Case
We’ve got one more clear case in this list, and it’s nothing short of impressive. Made of transparent soft TPU material, you can easily snap on the case and show off your shiny OnePlus 5 to all your friends. It has precise cutouts for the camera, ports and all the hardware buttons for easy access, and manages to wrap up the whole phone, in order to offer protection in every single angle that you accidentally drop the device from. The usage of soft material should be good enough to provide you with some sort of shock and impact resistance, so there’s no complaint from our side in this regard. In addition to all this, the manufacturer provides Lifetime warranty along with this case, so you can easily get it replaced, once the case has gone through wear and tear.
Buy from Amazon: ($7.99)
10. Orzly FlexiCase For OnePlus 5
If you’re a fan of clear cases, you’ll certainly enjoy using this one. The Orzly FlexiCase lets you showcase the OnePlus 5’s design in all it’s glory without adding much bulk to the device. The case is quite flexible, as the material used is soft TPU, so you can easily insert or remove it from your device. The flexible TPU material also provides shock and impact resistance against minor accidental drops, so there’s no worry on that regard. The case has precise cutouts for all the hardware buttons and manages to cover all the edges of your device, without leaving any gap.
Buy from Amazon: ($4.99)
11. OnePlus 5 Silicone Protective Case
If you’re a fan of silicone cases, you should be going for this, without even giving a second thought. Coming from the manufacturer themselves, the official silicone case for the OnePlus 5 features a polycarbonate frame coated with medical-grade silicone for better grip and impact protection. Since it’s a soft, flexible case, it should provide you with a fair amount of shock resistance, so that you’re device is safeguarded from minor accidental drops. The interior of the case features a premium microfiber layer, to prevent dust particles that enters the case, from moving around and scratching your device.
Buy from OnePlus: ($19.95)
12. Riffue Ultra Soft Flexible TPU Case
OnePlus only offers two color options for their latest smartphone, namely slate grey and midnight black, which looks pretty similar, except for the different color tone. If you prefer lighter colors of you want to get over the boring black color that we’ve seen on almost all the phones that are available today, you can get this translucent white case for your OnePlus 5. The case is quite flexible because of the usage of TPU material and manages to cover all the edges of your phone with a raised lip, to protect your smartphone from minor accidental drops, thereby preventing scuffs and scratches wherever possible.
Buy from Amazon: ($8.99)
The Best OnePlus 5 Cases and Covers You Can Buy
Well, that’s pretty much all the best cases you can currently buy for the just announced OnePlus 5 smartphone. Considering it has not even been a day since the official announcement, there aren’t much options to choose from, as of yet. However, that’s certainly going to change in the next few days, as plenty of manufacturers are expected to get onboard with their line-up of cases for this popular smartphone. Don’t worry though, we will make sure to update the article with more cases when they arrive.
So, if you’re looking forward to get a OnePlus 5 very soon, which one of these cases are you planning to use, for protecting your device, and why? Make sure you let us know by shooting your opinions in the comments section down below.