HTC One M8 Flip Case

Next up on our tour of HTC One M8 cases — we've already taken a look at the extremely popular Dot View case and HTC's TPU case — is HTC's Flip Case. This is a more traditional endeavor. No crazy 8-bit dots. No quick-peek windows.

And so what you get here is a pretty straightforward matter. Plastic shell on the back. Rigid cover for the front, with cutouts for the BoomSound speakers (which, by the way, work just fine with the flap closed, including during a phone call). Cutouts for the DuoCamera setup, flash and secondary microphone. Plenty of room to get to the microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and the power button and IR port up top.

Put simply, this is a no-frills, high-function (and not bad-looking) flip case.

HTC One M8 Flip Case

One other point very much worth mentioning is that the Flip Case doesn't suffer the main issue we had with the Dot View Case. With the cover flipped around to the, you're still able to type pretty well, as it manages to lie flatter against the curved back of the phone. The Dot View Case didn't handle that so well. The Flip Case is much-improved in that respect.

One more important feature: Open the flip case, and the display wakes up. Close it, and it goes back to sleep.

The bottom line for this guy? It's a good, solid case. At hovering just short of $40, it's a bit expensive. But on the other hand, that's a hell of a lot cheaper than having to get a new phone should you drop it (even with HTC Advantage in effect).

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The HTC One M8 Flip Case


Just want to pre-warn people if you change the DPI settings on the M8 it will screw up the function of the dot matrix view.

"Um, hey, folks. If you do something to your phone you probably shouldn't do in the first place, it'll break things or have other consequences unintended by the folks who made the phone, the software on the phone, and the accessories for the phone."


I have a dislike for cases that leave the top and/or bottom on the phone exposed. It is one thing to have cut-outs for ports, etc., but anything less and the phone is succeptible to scratches, etc. Leaving that much of the phone exposed always seems to me like a cost-cutting technique (less materials = less cost).

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OR, Maybe It's not "always cost cutting if HTC is trying to leave some of the beauty of the M8 exposed. Cases that cover all of the edges of the M8 are nice for protecting the phone, but I like looking at the craftsmanship of my phone and would rather not use a case at all. So, if i do use a case, this flip is neat because you can still ogle the phone's beauty and be protected at the same time.

Where are the bumper cases?? I just want it to wrap the edges of my phone and leave the pretty metal showing!! :)

Is case made of metal????? I want premium metal not the cheap plastic!!!!!!!!!!!
So much about being metal this and that.

The back looks like the same high friction rubbery stuff that the Butterfly line has , no?

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Why can't they make a flip case that actually protects the entire frame/bezel of the phone.

This is automatically ruled out because it lacks that.

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Oh how I wish a KLD Oscar II flip case for the M8 would come out. For $12 I bought three for my M7 and loved it. Full bezel protection and a slim slot in the front flap for a CC and DL. Plus it's a nice faux leather feel. What do I wrap around my M8? hmmmm. I don't think is the answer.