15 of the best cases for the HTC 10: from slim to super-armored


The HTC 10 has been out for a while now. And while the metal-clad phone has a bold, macho-like, sturdy look to it, you'd be forgiven if you feel the need to slap a case on it now and again when you want to avoid any accidents. What case, you might ask?

Yes, indeed, the HTC 10's unique design is definitely something you probably don't want to hide. But fear not, we picked out a number of cases, which either outline the 10's curves or cover it in a stylish way themselves, so the sacrifice wouldn't feel as terrible. From thin TPU protectors, through wallet cases, to rugged armors — check them out below!

EasyAcc Soft Case



Pros

  • Fully transparent
  • Fairly good protection for what it is

Cons

  • TPU still feels cheap


Yes, the good old TPU. A go-to solution when you want a quick snap-on case, which doesn't hide your phone's looks. Still, it feels cheap in the hand and we'd understand if you hate it with a passion. So, let's move on.

Spigen Ultra Hybrid



Pros

  • Transparent back
  • Plastic frame adds some bling
  • Fairly good protection

Cons

  • Still a TPU back
  • Limited color options


Spigen has its own spin on the whole TPU case thing — the Ultra Hybrid cases have a plastic frame around them, adding some more protection and the ability to add a color accent around your phone. Unfortunately, in the case of the HTC 10, Spigen only offers a pink or gray-ich, see-thru frame.

Terrapin Cover



Pros

  • Matte finish for better grip and less fingerprints
  • Access to the phone's own buttons

Cons

  • Minimal design also means reduced protection
  • No color choices


The Terrapin Cover case will protect your phone's back and corners, but also have some pretty huge openings, leaving its buttons, top, and bottom sides exposed. This looks great and certainly feels good to the hand, but you need to evaluate the type of risk you will be putting your phone in before going for a minimal case.

Spigen Thin Fit



Pros

  • Matte finish for better grip and less fingerprints
  • Access to the phone's own buttons

Cons

  • Minimal design also means reduced protection
  • Two color choices


Of course, famed case maker Spigen has its own polycarbonate-made minimalistic case. This one adds just a smidgen more protection than the Terrapin we examined above and has a mint green color option to complement the black one.

TabPow Mirror



Pros

  • Shiny, reflective finish
  • Changes the phone's looks
  • 4 colors to pick from

Cons

  • The rectangular shape adds a good amount of bulk
  • Users report case could mess with cell or GPS signal reception

TUDIA Arch 



Pros

  • Fairly good amount of protection
  • Matte finish for better grip and less fingerprints

Cons

  • Button covers are a bit stiff
  • Rather dull color choices

This pretty offering by Tuida comes in 4 colors, albeit they are a bit dark and dull. It protects the phone fully, which unfortunately means you don't have access to the HTC 10's excellent phone buttons. The case's own button bumps are a bit hard to press in. That said, it's a cheap, good-looking, matte-finished protector that inspires confidence.

Seidio Surface



Pros

  • Integrated kickstand
  • Three cool color choices

Cons

  • Slightly bulky

The surface is a pretty solid case. For a bit of bulk, you get a kickstand and some pretty solid protection around your phone, while its buttons are covered by a soft-ish rubber pad. It also offers 3 colors – sure, one is black, but the other two are a vibrant red and a blingy gold.

HTC Ice View



Pros

  • Official gadget guarantees HTC quality
  • Ice View feature lets you check notifications without opening case flap
  • Fair amount of protection

Cons

  • Flap is not held closed in any way
  • Pricey for a rubber case

The HTC Ice View feels nice in the hand, despite being of a rubber-like material. The Ice View feature allows you to double-tap on the flap and get a huge clock as well as read notifications without even opening the case. However, we would've loved to see a discreet magnetic latch to keep the flap closed.

TopAce leather flip cover



Pros

  • Four cool finishes
  • Access to phone's own buttons
  • Notification view window

Cons

  • Flap is not held closed in any way

So, the Ice View's rubber is not your thing? This TopAce case will cover your HTC 10 in leather, but still has a large window on front for your notifications to shine through. It also offers access to the phone's clicky metal buttons, while its overall coverage of the device is fairly good. We wish the flap was held by some sort of latch.

TORRO leather case



Pros

  • Integrated kickstand
  • Discreet magnetic latch
  • Access to phone's own buttons
  • Card slot

Cons

  • Limited color choice

Moving on to wallet territory, the Torro cases have a beautiful leather design, a discreet magnetic latch, a kickstand, and a card slot in the flap. We've also got an opening, which gives us access to the phone's metallic volume and power button. We do wish there were a couple more color options to pick from, but that black-with-red sure looks slick.

TS Case wallet case



Pros

  • Integrated kickstand
  • Access to phone's own buttons
  • Lots of card and cash slots

Cons

  • Magnetic clip latch is less cool than a discreet one

The TS Case wallet case comes in the classic black and brown, but also a vibrant red. Covered with leather, a stylish stitch, and a magnetic latch, it's a pretty cool wallet case. It also has plenty of pockets inside for your stuff.

Spigen Slim Armor



Pros

  • Robust protection
  • Integrated kickstand

Cons

  • Buttons may be a bit hard to press
  • Still adds a bit of bulk

Spigen's Slim Armor series is known for adding a maximum amount of security within a fairly slim profile (for what it is). Still, don't let the title fool you – it is a fairly bulky case. But a great protection if you plan to be, say, hiking with your phone.

Evocel rugged holster case



Pros

  • Rich selection of colors
  • Integrated clip and kickstand
  • Robust protection

Cons

  • Quite bulky
  • Buttons may be a bit hard to press

The Evocel rugged case gets serious with protection. It also adds a lot of options for carrying or propping up the phone with its integrated belt clip (can be rotated 360 degrees) and its kickstand.

Zizo Bolt Cover



Pros

  • Rich selection of colors
  • Comes with a free tempered glass screen protector
  • Robust protection
  • Integrated kickstand and clip
  • Power button and volume rocker covers are very clearly marked

Cons

  • - Belt clip is prone to breaking

Zizo's armor case definitely looks like it means business. With a very bulky design and integrated clip and kickstand it wants to help your phone endure harsh conditions and be your loyal companion through them. It has a striking design and comes in a lot of different colors, too.

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  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

TPU can be far from cheap feeling if you know where to look... Also like I said in another article, I know it discolors - I know but as long as you don't expose it to any harsh solvents or powders TPU can last you longer than Silicone. Back when I had the 3GS and Galaxy SIII the silicone on my case started to get tacky and eventually tore. Not just around the ports. I'm not downplaying Silicone. It does have a few benefits over TPU, I just don't think it lasts as long as the flexible plastic.

2. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I might go for Spigen Slim Armor Really nice one.

3. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Unreasonable Cons, the writer is suffering depressions.

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