OnePlus 3 plus one case equals protection: Here are the best OnePlus 3 and 3T cases

Andy Boxall
Digital Trends
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The OnePlus 3 and 3T don’t mess about when it comes to value. The smartphones features specs that are nearly identical to those on phones that cost twice as much, however, that doesn’t mean you should be treating these devices like throwaway smartphones. To keep the metal body in pristine condition, you’ll need to wrap your OnePus 3/3T inside a case.

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Because the OnePlus 3/3T are so good-looking, it’s a shame to cover the design up, so you’ll want to ensure the case you end up choosing looks just as sweet as the phone itself. Failing that, it best be really functional, to keep your new phone safe if you’re prone to butterfingers. Here are 15 OnePlus 3 and 3T cases we can recommend right now.

OnePlus Protective Case ($20+)

OnePlus 3 Sandstone Cover
OnePlus 3 Sandstone Cover

Missing the traditional sandstone finish that has become synonymous with OnePlus phones? Then here’s your chance to add that grippy, gritty finish to the phone. The OnePlus Protective Case is a clip-on shell that provides both corner and edge protection, along with protection for the rear panel. While the sandstone effect will attract many, you can also choose a bamboo, rosewood, black apricot, or carbon weave finish. Each back adds around 12 grams of weight to the phone. The sandstone finish is currently the cheapest option at $20, but other shells only cost $5 more.

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Otterbox Case ($40)

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Otterbox Case Gall

Well-known manufacturer Otterbox has opted for a dual-layer design with this custom case for the OnePlus 3/3T, which adds considerable shock and drop protection to the phone. Thanks to a soft, silicone interior and a hard outer layer. The Otterbox looks really modern for a hard-shell case and surprisingly stylish. It’s also available in three colors. The only downside is the additional 3.5 ounces it adds to the phone.

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Orzly Fusion Bumper ($9)

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Orzly Fusion Bumper Gall

Here’s a great option if you really don’t want to cover up your OnePlus 3 or 3T, but still want to keep it safe. The Fusion Bumper is made of crystal-clear plastic that’s designed to show off the phone’s design, and it’s equipped with a rubber bumper around the edge, which provides shock and drop protection. There’s even a protective inner coating to stop it from scratching the finish on the phone. Plus, it’s incredibly affordable and comes in several colors. We think the black works best, but you can add a splash of color to your OnePlus device if you choose to do so.

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Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case ($10)

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Bugdroid

Cruzerlite’s Bugdroid case is classic, popular, and cool. It’s made of polyurethane plastic, meaning it will absorb shock, prevent scratches, and decrease the likelihood of your phone breaking if dropped. It’s also really user-friendly, especially given the flexible body is easy to put on and take off. There are even eight color schemes from which to choose, including a clear option and a very fetching teal.

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Olixar Leather-look Wallet and Stand Case ($14)

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Olixar Leather-look Wallet and Stand Case Gall

Prefer to keep the screen on your phone covered up? Olixar’s folio case will do the job, and at a low price to boot. It’s not going to be made of real leather, but the phone does clip into a custom plastic frame and there are card and cash slots on the inside cover. Additionally, the cover can fold back and act as a stand, so you can prop up the phone and watch videos at your own leisure.

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OnePlus 3/3T Flip Cover ($18+)

OnePlus 3 Flip Cover
OnePlus 3 Flip Cover

The OnePlus 3/3T Flip Cover has one feature many other flip covers don’t have, which is that it can turn the smartphone’s display on and off with a simple flip of the cover. The case is made of PU leather and can be bought in black, gray, or sand. It will add style as well as protection to your OnePlus 3. There’s also a slot on the inside of the case that can hold a couple of credit cards or IDs, because a little extra storage space can never hurt.

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Pleson Crystal Clear Case ($8)

Pleson Crystal Clear Case
Pleson Crystal Clear Case

If you’re pleased with the design of the OnePlus 3/3T and don’t want to cover it up, why not go for a transparent case like this one from Pleson? Not only does it show off the stylish, good looks of the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but it’s slim enough that it won’t drastically increase the size of your phone. The snap-on case also features raised edges to help protect your phone’s display when placed face down, and comes with covered buttons and a cutout for the camera that extends outward to protect it from scratches.

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Spigen Rugged Armor ($13)

Spigen Rugged Armor
Spigen Rugged Armor

Spigen’s Rugged Armor case is made out of a flexible, TPU plastic. When combined with its spider-web design of the interior and the case’s raised edges, this means it’s well equipped to defend your OnePlus 3/3T in the event of a fall. The flexibility of the case also means it’s easy to put on and take off, not that you’ll need to do that too often, as it also features cutouts for easy access to your phone’s ports and buttons. It’s a simple, straightforward case from a company that’s spent a lot of time making smartphone cases.

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Oeago Rugged Dual Layer Protective Case ($8)

Oeago Rugged Dual Layer Protective Case
Oeago Rugged Dual Layer Protective Case

Oeago’s case is all about protection from the outside. It has a soft inner sleeve for shock absorption, a tough outer shell for impact resistance, and thick plastic corners to help provide a little extra security in the event your phone does hit the pavement. The dual-layer case also comes with a kickstand on the back for hands-free viewing, as well as a stylus for those that want to avoid getting fingerprint smudges on their screen.

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Tudia Ultra Slim Omnix Case ($20)

Tudia Ultra Slim Omnix Case
Tudia Ultra Slim Omnix Case

Tudia’s Omnix case eliminates the need to seek out a screen protector for your OnePlus 3 or 3T, as it has one of its own built directly into the front cover. That said, if you already have a protector installed, you may want to consider removing it, because this particular case isn’t compatible with ones made using tempered glass. Aside from that potential issue, the snap-on case gets the job done when it comes to protection. It combines three different components to protect your phone: the aforementioned screen protector, a polyurethane rubber bumper that goes around the phone, and a harder polycarbonate layer that fits onto the back of the bumper. The combination may sound like overkill — and it likely is — but the designers still remembered to provide easy access to your phone’s ports, buttons, speakers, and camera.

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OnePlus 3/3T Leather Case ($30)

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oneplus-3-3t-leather-case-black

OnePlus is introducing a new case to add a bit of style and comfort to the OnePlus 3/3T, and it uses a calfskin leather blend to ensure you never forget the way you phone feels and the effort that went into the quality. This leather material adds some much-appreciated grip to the smartphone, but aside from a microfiber lining on the interior and scratch-resistance on the back and sides, there isn’t much else the case will do to protect your phone’s display. There are cutouts for the camera and buttons, while the ports and speakers are just as accessible as they were before the case’s application.

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OPdenk Leather Wallet Case ($6)

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opdenk-leather-wallet-case-gall

OPdenk’s wallet case forgoes the traditional wallet style that uses a flip cover with internal pouches to protect the front of the phone. Instead, it has a small pocket on the back of the case you can use to store credit/debit cards, IDs, or a small amount of money. When not using the wallet for storage, it can be used as a kickstand to prop up your phone and keep the display away from any surfaces. Ports, buttons, and camera are exposed and easy to get to, while the leather material makes the case feel and look great in an assortment of colors.

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Poetic Revolution Premium Rugged Hybrid Case ($20)

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poetic-revolution-premium-rugged-hybrid-case

Poetic’s case wants to keep your phone safe from the outside world, to the point that it has a built-in screen protector, covers for the ports and various buttons, and added grip along the sides. This is definitely a case to consider if you’re looking into cases for the protection they offer, rather than their looks. It’s pretty thin, despite its ‘rugged’ title, reinforced corners, and aforementioned debris covers, but it’d be hard to mistake this for a simple sleeve or snap-on case. The screen protector is also water resistant, so you can use it in the rain, but maybe don’t risk using it near a pool.

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Nillkin Super Frosted Shield Case ($10)

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nillkin-super-frosted-shield-case

The Super Frosted Shield case is incredibly thin and provides a snug fit because it’s a snap-on case specifically made for the OnePlus 3/3T. Once you apply it to your phone, it’ll take a drastic fall to separate the two. The case is made using tough plastic with a satin finish, and it does well to protect the back of the phone, as well as the display, thanks to the raised bezels. Shock absorption, impact resistance, and protection against fingerprint smudges are what you’ll get with this particular case, as well as prevention against skidding. So if your phone falls, it won’t continue to slid across the floor and damage the phone and case even more.

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Kapaver Carbon Fiber TPU Case ($10)

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kapaver-carbon-fiber-tpu-case-copy

The downside to Kapaver’s case is that it only comes in black. Aside from that, you have a pretty decent case that protects your phone in all the right places. The interior features a unique pattern that aids against shocks and impacts; the corners have air cushions to lessen the damage from a fall; and the exterior provides additional grip, as well as buttons cover to make them easier to feel and press. The matte finish gives it a more serious look, but it also means you can’t blemish it with smudges from oily fingers or other liquids, and there’s no chance of reflecting light into your eyes.

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