Best cases for the OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is a great example that owning a smartphone with high-end specifications doesn’t have to break the bank. With the Snapdragon 835 and 6GB/8GB of RAM under the hood along with a dual rear camera setup and a display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the OnePlus 5T is excellent value for money. But just because your new smartphone didn’t cost the earth doesn’t that you don’t want to keep it looking good. With that in mind, join us after the break to check out these cases that will protect your OnePlus 5T from life’s knocks.

OnePlus Bumper Case

It makes sense beginning with a case made by OnePlus, in this instance the Bumper Case which offers protection for the back and sides of the OnePlus 5T. The Bumper case is constructed with a mix of TPU and Rosewood, Ebony, and Karbon, respectively, and each variant is pressure-molded to fit the phone with raised edges on the front to protect the display when laid flat. Regardless of whether you choose the Rosewood, Karbon, or Ebony version, the Bumper Case can be bought directly from OnePlus for $29.95.

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Ringke Fusion

Ringke’s Fusion case brings protection and transparency to the party with its dual layers of polycarbonate and TPU materials that allow the design of the OnePlus 5T to shine through. The Fusion case boasts MIL-STD-810G 516.6 Military Grade drop protection while still maintaining a slim profile. With a crystal clear polycarbonate rear panel, the Ringke Fusion is available with a choice of three bumpers – Clear/ Smoke Black/ Rose Gold Crystal from Amazon for $11.99.

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Spigen Rugged Armor

The Spigen Rugged Armor case is made of flexible TPU with glossy accents and carbon fiber inserts on the rear panel. With raised edges on the front to protect the phone’s display when laid on a flat surface and Air Cushion Technology to guard against drops, the Rugged Armor case offers all-around protection. Available in just the single color, Black, you can order the Spigen Rugged Armor case from Amazon for $12.99.

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Tudia Slim Fit Heavy Duty


If you are looking for something a little more robust, then perhaps Tudia’s Slim Fit Heavy Duty case will do the job. Sporting a dual layer design of a TPU inner that absorbs shock and a durable polycarbonate outer that protects against scratches, the Slim Fit Heavy Duty still maintains a slim profile. Available in Matte Black, Metallic Slate, Mint, and Rose Gold, the Tudia Slim Fit Heavy Duty case can be bought from Amazon for $8.95.

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MicroP Slim Folio

If you are going to wrap your phone in a case, why not make it multi-purpose? The MicroP Slim Folio case offers just such functionality by bringing front and back protection to your OnePlus 5T, the ability to store a bank or ID card in the flap, as well as a built-in kickstand. Made out of PU leather with an iron sheet inside to protect against sharp objects, the MicroP Slim Folio costs just $9.89 from Amazon.

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AVIDET Hard Back

The AVIDET Hard Back case is an ultra-thin case made of high-quality polycarbonate with accurate cutouts for easy access to the OnePlus 5T’s charging port as well as the power and volume buttons. Lightweight and impact-resistant, the AVIDET Hard Back case costs $8.59 from Amazon and is available in White, Black, Red, and Gold.

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

  • Draken Blackknight

    I have the Ringke for several devices. Great case that only gets better with each new phone

    • Peter Holden

      I’ll agree with you there, I’m a big fan of Ringke. Always high quality, and the case hardly wears at all.