The OnePlus 9 is a powerful and highly-attractive smartphone. It houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery. It also comes equipped with Gorilla Glass on the front and back, making it tougher than phones from several generations ago. However, as tough as Gorilla Glass is, it won’t survive the more unfortunate falls you may suffer over the course of the phone’s lifespan. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best OnePlus 9 cases and covers, so you can provide your phone with extra protection while also looking suitably stylish and hip.
Spigen Tough Armor Case
This is a highly-rugged case from Spigen that also manages to be fairly compact and lightweight, despite the serious level of protection it offers. It boasts a dual-layer design that incorporates an interior foam lining that provides extra shock-absorption, guarding the phone against even the worst of falls and spills. There are also raised lips around the screen and camera module, protecting each of these from bad luck. Another nice touch is the built-in kickstand, so you can video chat with friends or watch media without having to exercise your wrists.
OnePlus Karbon Bumper Case
OnePlus certainly knows how to design phones, and it also seems the company knows how to design cases since this official accessory is one of the toughest you can find. It uses genuine DuPont Kevlar, a type of synthetic carbon fiber that’s more durable than normal plastics. This makes it particularly sturdy, while the Kevlar’s geometric pattern also gives it a unique design that complements the OnePlus 9 very well (the OnePlus logo on the back also helps in this regard). The case is conveniently slim, with finely cut ports and raised edges for added protection, while it’s also fully compatible with wireless charging. It’s a great all-rounder.
Luibor Silicone Case
Here’s a silicone-based case that provides a great level of comfort and flexibility while also ensuring that your OnePlus 9 is protected from damage. Its molded silicone fits the phone snugly, and even if it isn’t the toughest case on this list, it does a good job of guarding against most impacts and shocks, with the raised lips around the screen and cameras enhancing its defenses even further. As you can probably guess, the case is very lightweight and slim, something that makes it more practical than other cases. It also affords a high level of grip and feels great to the touch, with Luibor adding that its inner rubber stripe helps to disperse heat generated by the phone.
OtterBox Symmetry Series Clear Case
OtterBox makes some of the strongest and most stylish cases around, and its Symmetry Series Case for the OnePlus 9 is no exception. Made from over 60% recycled plastic, manufacturer tests have confirmed that it offers three times the drop protection of the MIL-STD-810G 516.6 military standard. This is achieved largely through the shock-proof bumpers that form the edges and corners of the case, although the raised edges also provide the touchscreen and camera lenses with extra protection. OtterBox has also added a silver-based antimicrobial coating, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and helps provide a certain level of hygiene (it won’t obviously guard the phone’s screen). It boasts an attractively slim profile, is easy to take on and off, and will slip easily into pockets and bags. All in all, it’s one of the best OnePlus 9 cases you can buy right now.
Olixar Soft Silicone Case
Olixar’s silicone-based case for the OnePlus 9 offers a great balance between style and protection. It’s made from a special type of plastic gel that hugs the phone neatly and cushions against impacts, while the texture of the silicone also provides a good level of grip, minimizing the chances of you dropping the phone in adverse conditions. Needless to say, this is one of the slimmest and most lightweight cases you can find for the OnePlus 9, so it’s easy to handle and will fit easily into your pocket while also feeling good to the touch. There are precise cutouts for all of the phone’s ports and buttons, as well as raised bezels for the screen and camera. In other words, even if it’s on the cheaper end of the spectrum, it certainly doesn’t skimp on features.
LoveCases Bee Happy Gel Case
If bland, plain cases leave you cold, this decorative number from LoveCases is possibly just what you’ve been waiting for. Featuring a lighthearted Bee Happy design, it will certainly differentiate you from the average smartphone user, with the case’s slim profile also serving to make it particularly stylish. Aside from the pictures of bees and the wording, the case is actually 100% transparent, so you’ll also have the chance to show off your OnePlus 9 at the same time. More importantly, it’s made of tough plastic, so it will also protect the phone from the vast majority of everyday scrapes and shocks. This is helped by the raised bezels around the screen and lenses, while the clean ports and buttons will also help you use the phone as normal.
Anccer Full Protection Cover
Available in four colors (green, black, blue, and rose gold), this case from Anccer is made of advanced polycarbonate, making it durable as well as slimline. It uses inner cushioning to ensure your OnePlus 9 doesn’t pick up much (if any) damage during its lifespan, while the 0.33mm bumper around the camera lens also provides extra insurance against harm. It’s a very lightweight case, making it easy to use, handle, and store, and it also includes all the necessary ports and button holes.
Qitayo Clear Case
Here’s one of the best OnePlus 9 cases you can find in the value department. It combines a durable TPU case with two screen protectors, saving you the trouble of having to buy a protector separately. The TPU material used by the main rear case is gel-based and will ward off most damage while also providing plenty of comfort and convenience, given its 1.5mm thickness. The screen protectors are made out of tempered glass, so you can be sure that they’re also tough and will save your screen from scratches and cracks. It also comes with a limited lifetime replacement warranty in the rare event that you have any problems.