For better or worse, the OnePlus 9 has been available for a few months at this point. But this is the company’s latest entry-level flagship to hit the market, and if you want to keep your investment protected, you’ll definitely want to make sure you grab a case. With the addition of wireless charging, this means that OnePlus uses glass on the back, which we all know is pretty prone to scratches. If you want to avoid mucking up your fancy new phone, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite cases.
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The Caseology Parallax offers a unique design intended to provide extra grip thanks to the 3D texture found on the back. Raised bezels around the camera and display ensure that the glass won’t get scratched, and it’s still thin enough to be compatible with just about all of the best wireless chargers. And with the dual-layered design, you’ll get drop-test certification and military-grade protection.
With the OnePlus 9, you’re already getting a lightweight device that is comfortable to hold in the hand, so you likely don’t want to add too much bulk while keeping it protected. Thanks to the Spigen Liquid Air Armor, you’re in luck as the case is slim and form-fitted while sporting an anti-slip matte finish along with a cutout for the mute switch on the side.
One of the biggest things going for the OnePlus 9 is the slightly new and improved camera system. But this means that you’ll want to make sure that you don’t end up with some incidental scratches, and that’s where this Mangix Slim Fit Case comes in with its built-in camera cover. Just slide the cover over the camera when you’re not using it, and then slide it back when you need to snap a picture.
Dual-layered cases are easily the way to go if you need some of the most protection, and that’s what the SupCase Unicorn Beetle provides. But instead of being overly bulky and annoying to use, it still maintains a slim and low profile. But perhaps the next best feature other than the protection is the clear back so you can show off your new phone.
Just like the Unicorn Beetle, the Spigen Ultra Hybrid combines a TPU bumper with a polycarbonate backplate for two layers of protection. The backplate is clear, allowing you to show off your OnePlus 9 with pride, while featuring a soft finish on the bumper for easier handling.
With the Poetic Affinity case, you’re getting a bit more in the shock-absorption department than you might find elsewhere. The Affinity sports a MIL-STD 810G drop protection rating, along with raised bezels around the display and camera module. But you’ll still have that cut out on the side to quickly access your mute switch.
Few case makers have been around for as long as Otterbox, and there’s a good reason why the company continues to churn out great options for every major device release. The Symmetry Clear features an antimicrobial layer that prevents up to 99.9% of bacteria from living on your phone, while also coming with Otterbox’s limited lifetime warranty.
The OnePlus Karbon Bumper is arguably the company’s most popular case as it routinely goes in and out of stock at the OnePlus Store. But this ultra-slim case, perfectly fits the OnePlus 9 while being made from aramid fiber for protecting against scratches and helping with drops.
If you want a case that hits you right in the nostalgia bone, then the OnePlus Sandstone Bumper is perfect. It’s the same type of material that was found on the original OnePlus One, so you’ll get that matte and textured finish on the back for better grip. It’s a little bit bulkier than something like the Karbon Bumper, which is great for the added shock absorption.