The OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro are officially available now.
The Chinese company’s latest phones are compelling once again, with a top-of-the-line feature set building on the successful implementation of an in-display fingerprint scanner and the very latest processor.
Despite creeping up in price in recent years, OnePlus phones are still widely commended for their range of premium features at an affordable price point. We were very impressed with the 7T, while the 7T Pro was more of the iterative upgrade typical of the ‘T’ series.
A similar pricing strategy has been announced, with the 7T starting at £549 while the Pro steps up to £699, making it the most expensive handset OnePlus has ever made.
Both phones were officially released in the UK on 17 October. A McLaren edition of the 7T Pro, complete with a huge 12GB RAM, will be available on 5 November.
Now that the phones have been released, there are many more options available. Let’s have a look at some of the best.
1. OnePlus 7T Protective Case
OnePlus has built a reputation in recent years for its solid official case lineup, and the 7T series is no different.
As it is specifically designed with the phone in mind, the protective case offers enhanced shock and corrosion resistance.
While it doesn’t directly protect the screen, the case has subtle raised edges to protect it from falls. They are available for both the 7T and 7T Pro (pictured) in a Karbon or Sandstone finish.
2. Spigen Tough Armor OnePlus 7T Case
An icon of the case market, Spigen’s Tough Armor case has provided outstanding support for many different phones over the years.
The case adds relatively little bulk, while still offering shock absorbency and durability in a single package. Add to that a built-in kickstand and this case offers everything you’re looking for in a rugged case.
This case is not currently available on the UK site, but you can pre-order it for US$39.99 (approx. £31.04).
3. Olixar FlexiShield OnePlus 7T Gel Case
Olixar’s gel case wraps all the way around your OnePlus 7T, providing solid protection at an affordable price. Crucially, of course, it maintains cut-outs for charging and camera modules.
Although the front of the device is exposed, Olixar have added a raised bezel to prevent it from attracting scratches and dirt.
As with its predecessors, the glass back of the OnePlus 7T is notoriously slippery to hold, but the FlexiShield provides much-needed grip without adding bulk to the device.
4. Nodus Access Case III for OnePlus 7T/7T Pro
The third-generation access case refines what was already a very successful design. Available for both 7T models, this provides almost complete protection for your phone.
Made from high-quality Italian leather, the folio-style case provides a secure pouch for cards and notes. Your phone securely attaches using what Nodus call ‘Micro Suction Technology’, and the tough exterior is complemented by a soft microfibre lining.
5. Olixar Carbon Fibre for OnePlus 7T Pro
If your priority is style, then Olixar’s Carbon Fibre case could be the one for you.
Carbon Fibre is renowned for being lightweight, and this case also adds very little bulk to your device. It wraps all around the phone, protecting the side buttons but not compromising on their tactility.
It has been designed with safety in mind, with powerful shock-absorbing strength protecting your device from scratches and falls.
The matte finish gives a premium look, while the textured back aids grip on what is usually a relatively slippery device.
6. Olixar Leather-Style OnePlus 7T Wallet Stand Case
If gel cases aren’t your thing, Olixar also produce a wallet-style case.
This folio design has become very popular in recent years, combining your wallet and phone into one compact package. However, Olixar has gone one step further, as the horizontal fold of the case means it doubles as a stand for hands-free viewing.
The use of faux leather has meant the price can be kept down, but the company also produce genuine leather options if you’d prefer.
7. SLEO Case for OnePlus 7T Pro
Continuing the leather theme, SLEO’s OnePlus 7T Pro case provides a relatively inexpensive route into premium wallet-style cases.
This case features the usual card slots and notes pouch opposite, and is available in three colours – Brown, Dark Brown and Black.
Other features include a built in adjustable viewing stand for media consumption and magnetic open/close mechanism. Crucially, it retains space for the pop-up camera module.
8. Olixar NovaShield OnePlus 7T Bumper Case
Olixar were one of the first major case manufacturers to announce concrete plans for the OnePlus 7T, so how about one of their bumper cases?
This case frames the device, keeping the back transparent while still the impact of any potential drops. This design provides cutouts and easy press buttons, ensuring the full functionality of the device is maintained.
Many people laud the beauty of modern smartphones, so if you’d rather not cover up the original design then this case may be for you.
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