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Best Cases for the HTC U11

With a beautiful mirrored glass finish, the HTC U11 is one of the most striking Android flagships available today. But exposed glass isn't the most sturdy of materials, and if you use the U11 for long enough, it's inevitable that you'll start to pick up a few scrapes and scratches.

That's why we've rounded up the top few U11 cases for your perusal. Read on to find out more.

HTC Clear Shield case

ClearShield case

This is the same case that comes with the HTC U11 in many markets, protecting the back and corners of the phone, while keeping the side walls exposed for easy squeezability.

Plastic inner corners keep the U11 securely in place, while the clear plastic design lets you show off the phone from its most impressive angle.

At $19.99, it's not super cheap, but it's a pretty small price to pay to guarantee the back of your phone will stay free from wear and tear.

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Spigen Liquid Crystal HTC U11 case

Spigen TPU Case

If TPU is your thing, this Spigen case gives you all-around protection, including cover for the buttons and side walls.

Meanwhile, a raised lip around the camera cutout and front bezel keeps the lens protected when the phone is laying flat, and the screen out of contact with surfaces when it's face-down.

Being a flexible TPU case, it's also fully compatible with HTC's squeezy Edge Sense features. And there's even a glittery version if you want to add a bit of extra glamor to the HTC U11's already shiny derrière. Check it out for around $11.

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Incipio Octane UTC U11 case

Incipio hard case

For more heavy duty protection, you might want to consider this Incipio offering, featuring a textured bumper and hard shell back. Despite the added heft of this case, it still works with Edge Sense, and the textured side walls provide a much more secure grip than the U11's metal trim.

Sure, you'll need to cover up much of the U11's eye-catching design if you go for this model, but you can rest assured the entire body of the phone will be protected from drops, knocks and scrapes.

For less than $25, that's not a bad deal at all.

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Olixar Genuine Leather HTC U11 wallet case

Olixar leather case

For many people, nothing beats the convenience of a wallet case, and Olixar has an affordable leather option that provides space for credit cards, while also folding out into a stand.

Olixar's "Executive Wallet Case" keeps the vulnerable areas of the U11 protected and the plastic side walls mean it's still possible to use Edge Sense without too much hassle.

This leather offering, complete with stand, adds a bit more bulk to the body of the phone, but you can't argue with the extra functionality it brings — particularly for $26.

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Official HTC U11 leather-style flip case

Official flip case

HTC's official U11 flip case for the U11 is clad in a soft-touch exterior, with space for a single credit card, and the option to fold it out into a stand -- though unlike Olixar's offering, this one's not magnetic.

The U11's shiny back panel is secured in place with plastic corners, keeping these areas protected from drops, and the exposed side walls allow you to use Edge Sense with ease.

This model is also a good deal slimmer than most wallet cases, though it'll set you back a bit more too, with prices starting at $46.

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Your favorite?

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Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

4 Comments
  • I have the official HTC leather case in white. Other than it hiding most of my gorgeous Solar Red, and that it doesn't show the notification light when the case is closed (flawed design), I quite like it.
  • I'll show you mine when it comes in.. It's made by TetDed.. Mac
  • I've almost dropped my solar red 3 times since Friday, so it really pains me to say this but no case is the best case for this phone. The back of this phone was the cherry on top, and as much as I want to protect it, I dont. So it's come down to me using a clear Spigen case when i'm in the car (to protect from bumps or sliding around) or when i'm out on adventure where my phone is more likely to fall. Any other time it's nekkid. I didn't drop my OP3 all of last year, and don't plan on dropping this slippery b word.
    #challengeaccepted
  • I'm using the Spigen Liquid Crystal case (with glitter :) ) and the phone feels so much more secure in hand, plus it has enough of a lip around the screen and camera lens to prevent scratches and damage from bumps. And the back still shines (and sparkles with the glitter!).