The Huawei P20 is the Chinese company’s latest flagship stunner, bringing bleeding-edge design (you’ve seen the gradient finish, right?) and high-end optics to the market.
Available in the smaller 5.8-inch P20 model or the 6.1-inch Huawei P20 Pro, both options feature the same general look: an all-glass affair that’s deserving of your tender, loving care.
Though limited to regions outside of the US, there are plenty of people around the globe who are going to want to preserve the Huawei P20’s slick design qualities. To do that, you’ll need a case.
Below, you’ll find several recommendations that cover a wide range of budgets and style preferences. While some of these options are untested, they are each a cut above the rest due to their value and design, and are backed by positive consumer feedback.
Note: we’ve ranked these from cheapest to most expensive at the time of writing
Olixar Ultra-Thin case
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If you want a case that’s barely there visually, but of course, is able to take the brunt of would-be scratches, dings and other unfortunate happenings, Olixar’s Ultra-Thin case looks to be tailor-made for you.
On sale for cheap as lunch at £5.99, this is a no-brainer if protecting your P20 or P20 Pro has ever come to mind.
- Check out this case for the P20
Official silicon case
Huawei’s take on the basic silicon case comes recommended, as it adds the one major design element the P20 and P20 Pro lack: the grip factor.
This silicon gives the camera sensors on the back plenty of room to get the perfect shot, and on the front, it hugs the phone’s nearly bezel-free display nicely.
This isn’t the case to invest in if absolute protection is necessary for your lifestyle. But if you just want something that will keep micro scratches, fingerprints and other unpleasantries from showing up on your P20 phone, this is one to consider.
Spigen Rugged Armor case
For some, slipping on a case is merely a way of preventing the one-off, regrettable scratch. But if you’re someone who is worried about damage on a catastrophic level, it’s time to consider a more durable case.
The Spigen Rugged Armor model adds some bumper space around the phone’s steel frame, as well as some ridges that make holding the P20 far more secure while holding it sideways for a landscape photo.
Despite its rugged qualities, this case is still fairly slimline, and it maintains the P20’s minimalist design by not encroaching on its bezel-less display.
- Check out this case for the P20
Official Smart View case
Huawei is going all in with official cases for the P20 and P20 Pro, the most suave of which is its Smart View flip case.
This billfold style case wraps the phone and cover its display. But unlike others, this one is actually smart, as the screen’s unique display mode can push through the material to show you the time and other notifications.
Surprisingly, this deluxe offering is rather cheap at £19.99 – not too bad to both protect your phone and try out this case-exclusive display feature.
- Check out this case for the P20 Pro
Official Car case
On the road a lot? Huawei’s own Car case, a magnified case, is the perfect match.
The case itself is low profile, possessing a similar design to Huawei’s silicon case. Our model came with a car clip, which is simple to install.
Any third-party magnetic mechanism will attach and detach effortlessly. You might worry about the snap of the magnet damaging the case after time, but it seems resilient enough to withstand that pressure.
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