These are the best OnePlus 9 cases in May 2021: Spigen, Poetic, TUDIA, and more

These are the best OnePlus 9 cases in May 2021: Spigen, Poetic, TUDIA, and more

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.

    OnePlus 9 Sandstone Bumper Case

    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.
    OnePlus 9 Karbon Bumper Case

    Top-notch protection without bulkiness

    If the ultimate protection is what you’re after, OnePlus’ signature Karbon Protective Case is your best bet. Made with aramid fiber material, this case provides the best of both worlds: added protection and a thin, lightweight profile. The case is raised around the rear camera bump for extra cushion and the black stripes running on the back gives it a timeless look.
    Poetic Guardian Series case

    Extra toughness

    This military-grade transparent case from Poetic comes with a built-in screen protector to provide the true 360-degree protection.
    LUIBOR Frosted Black Silicone case

    Soft and scratchproof

    Made from silicone, carbon fiber and rubber, Luibor's soft case has a raised bezels to protect your camera and screen and extra thick corners to withstand drops.
    Kqimi

    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 cushinioning layer on the back for added protection against drops.
    TUDIA Carbon Fiber

    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.
    Foluu heavy-duty hard case

    The best-in-class protection

    The Foluu hard case is made with a unique blend of aluminum alloy, silicone, and rubber to give you the ultimate peace of mind against drops, bumps, scratches, etc. It also has a dust plug that doesn't let dust or debris sneak in.
    PULEN TPU case

    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.
    Spigen Tough Armor

    Great protection at reasonable price

    If OnePlus’ Karbon Protective Case is 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 which lets you enjoy your favorite show hands-free. It also has the company’s Air Cushion technology for shock resistance.
    Spigen Liquid Air Armor

    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.
    Spigen Ultra Hybrid

    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.
    Caseology Parallax

    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.
    Poetic Spartan series

    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.

These are the best cases you can grab for your OnePlus 9 right now. If you want the best compatibility, OnePlus’ official cases are your best bet. Our personal favorite is the OnePlus Karbon Protective Case which not only looks good but also provides solid protection. The classic OnePlus Sandstone Bumper case is also 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.

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

    OnePlus 9
    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.

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