Keep your Essential Phone safe and functional with a quality case!
The Essential Phone was the first phone released by Andy Rubin’s new company in 2017, and while it didn’t blow away the competition, it certainly was a trendsetter for the things we’ve seen on smartphones since — shrinking bezels and screen notches.
We’ve seen some deep discounts including it being the best deal of Prime Day; there’s a ton of new Essential Phone owners out there. If you are among them, you should absolutely get a case. Do note that the 360-camera accessory won’t be compatible with most cases, although we’ve added a couple of cases that are designed to accommodate the accessory.
- Incipio DualPro
- Incipio NGP Pure clear case
- TUDIA Ceramic Feel case
- TUDIA Carbon Fiber case
- Feitenn Flip Wallet case
- Poetic Guardian Full-Body case
- TUDIA Snap On Case
- DUEDUE Heavy Duty Hybrid Case
This case offers dual-layer protection that will keep your Essential phone well protected from scuffs and drop damage. The hardened outer shell features a soft touch finish that feels great in your hand and the overall design minimalist. Get yours for around $20
This is the first of two Incipio cases on our list, and it’s our top pick overall because of its minimalist design and soft touch finish. It’s an excellent option for keeping your Essential phone safe that’s available at the best price we’ve seen — just $20.
Incipio NGP Pure clear case
Best Clear Case
If you bought your Essential Phone because of its fresh design choices, you might be wary to cover that ceramic up with an opaque plastic case. Incipio has you covered with this one-piece clear case that offers a clear view of your Essential Phone while keeping it protected. Get yours for as low as $13 on Amazon!
Made of a flexible polymer material, this is an easy case to install with full coverage around the edges of your phone, including a lip around the screen and protection for the camera around back.
TUDIA Ceramic Feel case
Feels like Ceramic
If you love the feel of that Ceramic backing but also want to keep it safe, TUDIA offers this case that mimics the same hand feel of the Essential Phone’s ceramic while keeping the device itself safe. It’s a thin and minimalist case that’s available in five different styles (including the super stylish white marble pictured) for just $20.
The Essential Phone was designed with a ceramic backing — not something you see on many major phone releases. So if you want to retain that feeling in the hand, TUDIA designed the case with tempered glass on the back of the case that also adds extra protection. By doing this, they’ve managed to maintain the look and feel of the Essential Phone which is pretty great.
TUDIA Carbon Fiber case
This one-piece case is made of TPU and features carbon fiber accents along the top and bottom, along with textured sections along the sides. The design of this case is not compatible with the 360-degree camera attachment, but it does offer great protection for your phone while keeping the camera, fingerprint sensor, and buttons fully accessible. Get yours for just $10.
One of our favorite cases is the Spigen Rugged armor case, but Spigen didn’t design cases for the Essential Phone. Fortunately, TUDIA stepped up and offers a very similar one with some extra accents that should help with grip along the sides.
Feitenn Flip Wallet case
Best wallet case
This functional wallet case combines synthetic leather or fabric with a soft and clear TPU shell on the inside to provide top-notch protection for your phone. Cases start at around $10 and are available in your choice of six color styles.
Looking to add some extra functionality to your phone carry? A wallet case lets you store your ID, credit card, and some cash right along with your phone so everything you need for a night out is in one place. There’s a magnetic closure to keep the front flap closed when not in use, and it can also be folded over to be used as a kickstand for watching videos.
Poetic Guardian Full-body case
Best Full-body Case
The Poetic Guardian is a full-body case that includes a front plate with a built-in screen protector. Combining soft and shock absorbing TPU with rigid PC bumpers offers great protection for your phone and a clear back panel to show off the design of your phone. It’s available in four fun color styles for just $17
Looking for something that combines flashy design with rugged protection? Check out these Poetic Guardian cases which combine quality protection along with the views of a clear case.
TUDIA Snap On Case
Best Case for Add-ons
It’s a thin case made of polycarbonate material that offers basic protection against drops and scratches — except it also leaves the top corner of the back exposed so you can attach the 360-degree camera without removing the case. Priced at just $11, this case accommodates the use of Essential’s 360-degree camera accessory.
If you want to get the most out of the Essential Phone and that camera accessory, then you might be interested in this case from TUDIA. This case does somewhat compromise the effectiveness of the case by leaving an eighth of the back of your phone exposed, but if you want the 360-camera accessory (just $47), this is a great option.
DUEDUE Heavy Duty Hybrid Case
Best Heavy Duty Case
This rugged case offers triple-layer protection for your phone so that your phone is always well protected — but if the moment strikes you and you want to capture some 360-degree videos or photos, simply fold down the top half of the back of the case and voila! You have access to the accessory port for attaching that camera.
This case option is the best solution we’ve found for keeping your Essential Phone protected while also accommodating the 360-degree camera. Available for $10, this case lets you make use of the camera accessory without compromising any protection.
Update August 2018: Updated pricing information and removed options that are no longer available. These are still the best options for the Essential Phone!
August 29, 2018 at 09:01AM