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Keep the big, beautiful OnePlus 8 Pro big and beautiful with a case

The OnePlus 8 Pro is big, beautiful, and finally gives us all the features we’ve been hoping to see in a OnePlus flagship for years: IP water resistance and wireless charging. The back glass comes in some new colors this year — Glacial Green and Ultramarine Blue — but it’s still a glass-backed phone, and that means you’ll want to protect it so that you’re not blowing hundreds of dollars repairing or replacing it. After extensive research, these are the best OnePlus 8 Pro cases you can buy.

So sleek and svelte

X-Level Guardian

Staff pick

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This case might not be textured like the Spigen Liquid Air, but it trades that texturing for a slimmer profile and color options. It also comes in black, but the burgundy Wine Red is colorful, but not garish, adding a little sophistication to your 8 Pro.

$10 at Amazon

Clear and cool

Supcase UB Style

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While Supcase is better known for its macho heavy-duty cases, I’m a fan of the UB Style because it allows the color of the OnePlus 8 Pro to shine through while still protecting you from drops and shatters with its hybrid bumper. The button covers are excellent.

$13 at Amazon

Flexible and functional

Spigen Liquid Air

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I’ve loved the Liquid Air line since it launched a few years ago, offering up grip on the back and sides of the phone while still being slim in the hand and even enough to work with PopSockets and magnetic car mount plates.

$12 at Amazon

Get a grip

OnePlus 8 Pro Sandstone Bumper Case

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Sandstone adds plenty of grip to the 8 Pro’s sizable backside, and while there’s always the classic black, I’m much ore fond of the new Cyan color, which should go fabulously with both the Ultramarine Blue and Glacier Green versions of the 8 Pro.

$25 at OnePlus

Let’s kick it

Poetic Revolution

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The OnePlus 8 Pro can last a long time if you protect it, and heavy-duty cases like the Revolution offer that protection in spades. Not only does this case come with a screen protector, it also has a kickstand on the back for propping it up on your desk or nightstand.

$20 at Amazon

Classic and cool

OnePlus 8 Pro Karbon Bumper Case

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This is a look OnePlus phones have rocked for years, and while carbon fiber looks super slick, it’s actually more grippy than you’d think at first glance. Carbon fiber offers a distinct look, though it does have a much higher price than the Sandstone.

$40 at OnePlus

Affordable protection

Tudia Merge Series

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  • $10 at Amazon

This dual-layer case comes in four colors, including a blue that should help the Ultramarine Blue pop, and the squishy TPU corner bumpers should help mitigate those dreaded corner drops.

Show your colors

Ringke Fusion X

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Combine a robust bumper with a crystal clear back and you get the best of both worlds; something that’s protective but still showcases the darling color of your OnePlus 8 Pro. I’m partial to the Turquoise, but the Camo Black hides smudges.

$13 at Amazon

Slim scratch protection

Almiao Thin Fit

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If you just want to add a little grip and a little protection against scuffs and scratches, this snap-on case is your no-bulk solution. Also, if you’re jealous of all the warm, fuzzy colors that the OnePlus 8’s Interstellar Glow can do, there are pink and red options here.

$12 at Amazon

Bumpity bump bump

Nillkin Textured Case

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OnePlus has an Official Nylon case it’s selling for the OnePlus 8, but for the Pro, you’ll have to turn to third-party case makers for that same tactile feeling. It’s not exactly the same (the back here is polycarbonate instead of Nylon), but the look and feel are the same.

$11 at Amazon

Clearly durable

UAG Plasma

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  • $40 at Amazon

UAG makes some of the more durable cases on the market, and the Plasma offers up that durability in a grippy, translucent package. The rubberized corners and honeycomb back should help your 8 Pro survive repeated drops without shattering that beautiful glass.

Cool colors

GESMA Soft TPU Case

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This alternative to the Spigen Liquid Air features a slightly different texture, and it comes in three different colors: regular goes-with-everything Black, a nice muted Celadon grey, and classic and cool navy blue. It’s also thin enough for wireless charging!

$10 at Amazon

What are the best OnePlus 8 Pro cases?

The OnePlus 8 Pro is the best phone OnePlus has ever made, and one of the best Android phones available. There are some fantastic case options, like the X-level Guardian and Supcase UB Style, available at low costs.

I also adore the new Cyan color for the OnePlus Official Sandstone Bumper Case, which has been the gold standard of first-party cases for years now. If you prefer to protect your phone more affordable, the Tudia Merge Series is here with the time-tested hybrid style and classic color options like Rose Gold, Silver, and bold Blue.

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