Best Essential Phone Cases in 2022

The Essential Phone arrived with so much potential in 2017, and while it didn't end up making a lasting impact, it certainly was an early trendsetter for the things we've seen on smartphones since — shrinking bezels and screen notches. Since it's been officially discontinued from production, you're going to want to keep yours safe because you won't be able to replace it in your collection.

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Essential has discontinued the PH-1, which is a shame because it was a beautiful phone that just never caught on with a broader audience. If you own one, you've got a collector's item on your hands that you should keep in excellent condition with a case. Also, if you never got around to buying the Essential 360 Degree Camera you should get it at this blowout price.

If you don't think you'll be bothering with the camera accessory, our top recommendation is the Incipio DualPro which is a well-designed case that protects well without adding much bulk. You don't get easy access to the accessory pins, but then again having part of the case snap off isn't the best if you're prioritizing protection.

If you do want a convertible case, consider the TUDIA Snap On which only exposed the top corner of the phone. That means you can use the camera accessory without having to worry about the overall structural integrity of the case when you need your case to protect your phone from drop damage.

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