Best rugged armor cases for the HTC 10

Best rugged armor cases for the HTC 10
We've scanned the interwebs looking for the best rugged and armor cases for the HTC 10 and we're ready to highlight some quality products!

The HTC 10 may not be the commercial success that the iconic smartphone maker needed. However, many of those who've spent top dollar on their HTC 10 love their handset and would like to keep using it for as long as possible. If that sounds like you, then this you've definitely landed in the right place as today we're going to talk about the best rugged armor cases for the HTC 10. 

In what follows, we'll highlight the best HTC 10 rugged and armor cases that you can purchase in the US. We've strived to include some diversity so that you guys can find a case that's closer to your personal taste.

As always, drops us some suggestions in the comment section below and we'll make sure to update our roundup of the best rugged/armor cases for the HTC 10.

Zizo Bolt



Pros

  • Great protection against drops
  • Built-in tempered glass screen protector
  • Variety of modern designs

Cons

  • Thick, heavy (even for a rugged case)


We’ll start this one in full force with a rugged case series for the HTC 10 that goes all-in on both protection and aesthetics. The Zizo Bolt series for the HTC 10 is military grade 810-G drop test certified and comes with multiple build layers for the perfect balance between impact protection and shock absorption.

This case also comes with a free tempered glass screen protector, a kickstand, and an optional belt clip.

The Zizo Bolt case is available in a variety of flashy modern designs, which is a good thing given that the overall package is on the bulky side even for a rugged case.

Spigen Rugged Armor



Pros

  • Thin and light
  • Cool design

Cons

  • Limited protection


While most rugged cases are made out of a combination of materials, Spigen’s Rugged Armor Case for the HTC 10 adopts single-layer TPU build. 

The back of the case comes with a carbon fiber texture for better grip while the glossy accents are mostly there for bonus style points. The buttons on the side are also made out of TPU. 

As far as protection is concerned, the Spigen Rugged Armor case protects the HTC 10 by including the case maker’s trademarked Air Cushion technology. Furthermore, the case also features a 1.2mm lip that ensures that the screen can safely be placed on flat surfaces. On the back, there’s a 1.5mm lip for protecting the lens of the primary camera. 

Spigen Neo Hybrid 



Pros

  • Military-grade protection
  • Metalized PC buttons

Cons

  • Adds quite a bit of bulk

If you’re looking for advanced protection for your phone, Spigen also offers a beefed up rugged case for the HTC 10 called the Neo Hybrid Case.

This one comes with a soft polyurethane inner layer that’s tasked with absorbing shocks and a rigid PC outer frame that helps protect the phone against bumps and also adds grip and style to the equation.

Like the Armor Case, the Spigen Neo Hybrid case for the HTC 10 features a 1.2mm raised lip to protect the phone when placed or dropped screen-first on flat surfaces. The case also features metalized PC buttons. 

This case’s hard PC frame is available in three colors: Satin Silver, Gunmetal (Gray), and Champagne Gold. 

Incipio Dual Pro 




Pros

  • Rugged dual-layer build

Cons

  • Bland design

Moving on to another popular smartphone case maker, the Incipio Dual Pro Hard Shell Case puts rugged protection first and looks second. This is another two-layered case: a hard polycarbonate frame provides impact protection while the soft TPU inner core absorbs shock. 

This rugged case for the HTC 10 comes in four color variants: Black, Cyan/Charcoal, Iridescent Red/Black, and Pink/Charcoal.

i-Blason Prime 



Pros

  • Extreme protection
  • Belt holster
  • Built-in kickstand

Cons

  • Heavy and bulky

Moving on to another rugged HTC 10 case that offers both ultimate protection and a built-in kickstand, it’s time to talk about the i-Blason Prime.
 
In terms of build, the i-Blason Prime consists out of a shock-absorbing inner sleeve as well as a hard outer shell for enhanced protection. For even better protection, the corners of the case are thicker so as to protect the phone in case of drops. 

On the back, you’ll find a kickstand that’s perfect for watching movies as well as an optional belt clip.

Seidio Surface


If you’re often using your HTC 10 for watching movies or any sort of video content, then you might be interested in a rugged case that also doubles as a kickstand. If so, check out the Seido HTC 10 case. 

The build is a combination of TPU and hard polycarbonate and offers a high degree of protection overall. The cover buttons are made out of a flexible plastic that ensures smooth operation. 

On the back, you’ll find a kickstand that can be plied using the built-in magnets when not in use. The outer layer is available in three colors: red, black, or gold.

Body Glove


Pros

  • Fake wood and metal finishes
  • Angular design

Cons

  • Exposed buttons can be hard to press


Moving on to a case with a more angular look, the Body Glove HTC 10 case features a unique octagonal design that some may love (although some certainly won’t). The Body Glove is thinner than most cases on the list, but still offers a durable outer layer that protects the phone.

Interestingly, the back is offered in fake aluminum and wood options, which further add to the unique look of the case.

Tech21 Evo Check case for HTC 10



Pros

  • Thin
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Expensive
  • One Color Option

The Evo Check is one of the most expensive rugged armor HTC 10 cases that we’ve included in this list, but may be well worth its salt if you’re looking for extreme drop protection without adding too much bulk or ruining the beautiful design of the HTC 10. 

According to the manufacturer, the Evo Check rugged HTC 10 case will withstand drops from 6.6 feet. Furthermore, the translucent mesh on the back allows the beautiful design of the HTC 10 to shine on. 

It is a bold claim indeed, but the Evo Check may be well fit for it. This tough HTC 10 case is designed to endure drops from 6.6 feet (2 meters) without being overly bulky or unattractive. In fact, its translucent mesh design looks quite nice. On the downside, the Evo Check is relatively expensive.

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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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12 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Isn't the reason why rugged cases have to be heavy and bulky is for them to add extra layer of protection? Come on now PA make up your minds!

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I got the incipio octane and I must say that this case is one of the best cases I have ever used. Maybe I will give the Evo check a try.

3. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Spigen sure makes some nice looking cases.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Agreed.

8. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Just went to their website. I'll take the Neo hybrid in gunmetal. Looks good on the iPhone as well.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I got to have one for my 10....wish HTC had stuck with that color (phone color not the case in this instance) instead of that slick silver :-(.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I have to find a way to import at least two of these.

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I went with the Ringke Onyx for my HTC 10 I'll see how it works in a bit, comes with port covers, which is a must have for my phones laughs.

12. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ringke Onyx is the same as the Spigen case shown here... With port covers

7. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'm surprised UAG didn't release one for the HTC 10 as they've done for previous models which would have been another good offering without adding too much bulk. Then again the Spigen cases are more streamlined and can protect just as well as I've learned from dealing with both cases on my One M8. Had I gotten the HTC 10 I probably would have went without a case for the most part and would use a tempered glass screen protector instead. There will be some cases where I may need a case but that would stay in a travel bag. That's what I'm currently doing with the Moto Z Force

9. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Where is the Spigen slim armor??

10. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Damn, I should have gotten the HTC 10 as I just looked up Spigen's full line of accessories available for the phone. I agree more Spigen cases should have been featured here.

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