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These are the Best OnePlus 9 Cases in 2021

These are the Best OnePlus 9 Cases in 2021

The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro were officially unveiled back in March. Both smartphones offer substantial improvements over their predecessors, including dependable cameras, faster chipset, updated design, and faster charging. Although the OnePlus 9 Pro undoubtedly stole the limelight, the vanilla OnePlus 9 is no slouch in itself. It features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm’s top-tier Snapdragon 888 chipset, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, a triple camera setup headed by a 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor, a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support and more.


Although OnePlus is tossing in a basic clear case inside the box, it’s always wise to invest in a case that offers more protection and a little bit of style. To help you find the best case for your new OnePlus 9, we have hand-picked some of the best options available on the market. Our picks cover everything from premium to budget-friendly offerings and everything in between.

    The best texture

    Look, we get it. You've already spent a fortune on a shiny OnePlus 9 and don’t want to empty your wallet on a fancy case. But that doesn’t mean you should settle with that clear case that comes inside the box. OnePlus’ official Sandstone Bumper TPU cover is not only reasonably priced, it also provides great in-hand feeling and reassuring grip with its classic sandstone texture.

    Clear back

    The Supcase Unicorn Beetle is a case you should get if you want to show off the back of your OnePlus 9 while also making sure it's well protected against scratches and drops. This case has a nice tough bumper, and a transparent back to show off the color of your phone.


    Extra toughness

    This military-grade transparent case from Poetic comes with a built-in screen protector to provide true 360-degree protection. If you go hiking or you drop your phone often and want to make sure it's protected against falls even on hard surfaces, you can't go wrong with this case from Poetic. It does add a considerable amount of bulk though so that's something to keep in mind before getting this case.

    Rugged protection

    The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro is a rugged case that offers extreme protection against drops. It comes with an in-built screen protector and a kickstand as well as a belt holster.


    Leather finish

    Made from high-end leather, TPU bumper and polycarbonate internal shell, this stylish case from Kqimi is a breathe of a fresh air from other run-of-the-mill silicone cases. It has 1.0mm thick cushioning layer on the back for added protection against drops.

    A clear case with carbon fiber design

    Clear case with carbon fiber design (Why settle for an ordinary clear case, when you can get this stylish clear from TUDIA instead? It features a hard polycarbonate back and shock absorbing TPU bumper, backed by a cool carbon fiber design.

    Full-body protection

    Poetic’s Spartan Series case uses a hard frame bumper, impact-absorbing TPU, and a front PC frame with a built-in screen protector to give you all-around full-body protection. It also comes with a retractable kickstand for hands-free video calls and binge-watching.

    Flexible and lightweight

    Featuring a brushed flexible soft TPU design, the POLEN case has precise cutouts and a rubber inner-frame that helps absorb shock from sudden drops. It also comes with a free screen protector.

    Great protection at reasonable price

    If OnePlus’ official cases are too expensive for you, you might want to check out this Spigen Tough Armor case. Made out of TPU and Polycarbonate, the case has lifted edges around the camera and screen for added protection along with a reinforced kickstand that lets you enjoy your favorite show hands-free.

    Slim and lightweight but still tough

    With a thickness of just 0.11mm, the Spigen Liquid Air Armor offers the perfect slim and lightweight profile that easily slides in and out of your jeans pocket. It has a textured back with anti-slip matte surface which ensures a comfortable hand grip and resistance against fingerprints.

    The best of both worlds.

    Spigen Ultra Hybrid features a transparent polycarbonate back and flexible TPU bumper, allowing you to show off the beautiful color scheme of your OnePlus 9 as much as you want while also protecting against bumps and drops. It also has pronounced buttons and a raised lip to protect your display and rear camera bump.

    Try something bold

    If you’re in a mood to try out something bold, the Caseology Parallax is definitely worth a look. Its tactile 3D design stands out from the crowd and you can pick between two stylish colors: Ash Grey and Midnight Blue. The dual-layered case is made out of hard polycarbonate and soft TPU and is drop-test certified.

These are the best cases you can grab for your OnePlus 9 right now. The classic OnePlus Sandstone Bumper case is a great option if you’re looking for something minimalistic with a touch of class. We also have some solid options from Spigen such as Spigen Tough Armor, Spigen Liquid Air Armor, and Spigen Ultra Hybrid, all of which are fairly priced and very well built. If you’re tight on budget, PULEN’s TPU case is our top pick under $10. For the best-in-class protection, Poetic’s Guardian series and Spartan series cases are your best bet.

    The vanilla OnePlus 9 is for those who want flagship performance but don't want to pay top dollar. It offers a 6.5 inch 120Hz AMOLED display, a triple-camera setup tuned by Hasselblad, and the Snapdragon 888 SoC.

We’ll continue to update this list with many more cases as and when they become available, so be sure to check back.

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Sumukh Rao
Sumukh Rao

A tech fanatic with a hunger for knowledge in the ever-growing field of science and technology. An avid quizzer and a gadget critic who loves simplifying tech for the masses has a keen interest in modding Android devices.

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