The OnePlus 5T is the ‘T’ successor to the OnePlus 5 with some modest improvements and upgrades thrown in. This primarily includes a 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio FHD+ display and an improved dual-camera setup at the rear.
While the OnePlus 5T is not as fragile as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 since it does not feature a glass build, its still recommended that you use a case with it. After all, the phone features a unibody aluminium design with a pretty slick coating which makes it quite slippery. In such cases,
Official Sandstone Case
OnePlus sells a few accessories for the OnePlus 5T including some cases for the handset. While most of them are run of the mill, two of them definitely stand out. The first one is the protective case with a Sandstone finish. If you ever used or owned the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2, you’d remember their back had a sandstone-like texture. The sandstone case for the 5T features that exact same unique finish which helps improve the overall grip of the device. While you will find plenty of protective cases for the OnePlus 5T, none of them are going to feature this unique sandstone finish. The case also offers ample amount of protection and has cutouts for all the physical buttons on the device.
The second case sold officially by OnePlus that is worth buying is the Silicone protective case. The case in itself is similar to the sandstone case but it is the red color that it is available in which makes it stand out. If you want your OnePlus 5T to stand out from the crowd, the red silicone protective case is the one you need.
If you are not a case guy, you should look into protecting your OnePlus 5T using a Dbrand skin. Made from 3M vinyl skin, Dbrand skins are available in a variety of finishes and color to suit your taste. While installing one can be a bit tough, their perfect cutout and fit and finish means your phone will get a completely brand new look post the installation of the skin.
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Olixar FlexiShield Slim Case
If you want a transparent TPU case for your OnePlus 5T that offers ample amount of protection, the Olixar FlexiShield should get the job done. Apart from offering an adequate amount of protection, the case also helps improve the overall grip of the handset with its gel-like finish. The lip at the front of the case features raised lip which helps protects the display from scratches when the phone is placed face down.
OnePlus Flip Cover
If you want the optimum amount of protection for your OnePlus 5T and don’t mind the additional bulk, the official OnePlus flip cover should be good enough for you. Made from PU leather, the case offers space to store a couple of ID cards inside it as well. Even better, it integrates neatly with the face unlock feature of the 5T so as soon as you flip the cover open, your phone would be unlocked and ready to go.
What are your favorite cases for the OnePlus 5T? Or do you prefer to carry your phone naked? Drop a comment and let us know!