What makes a phone case “the best”? Well, that depends on who you ask. Some people are looking for a phone case that offers sturdy, resilient construction. Others are looking for cases with added functionality, such as a wallet pocket to store your credit card. Some people prefer a bulky, rugged case, while others want as little material as possible between them and their new phone. For many, the best cases are the ones that look cool, cute, or just plain interesting. Whatever you’re looking for in an HTC One M9 case, you’re likely to find it on our list. Still rocking the old HTC One M8? Check out our guide to the 25 best HTC One M8 cases for our top recommendations.
It can actually be tricky for an HTC One M9 owner to find a great phone case. Many of the top names in the case-making world just don’t make cases for HTC phones, much to the chagrin of HTC lovers everywhere. Don’t despair. There are still lots of cool, rugged, and useful phone cases out there that will fit your new phone. Here are 25 of the best cases currently available for the new HTC One M9. Please note that prices and availability are subject to change. Read on to see the best HTC One M9 cases money can buy.
1. Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for HTC One M9
You might be asking yourself, “Why do I need a case for my phone? HTC’s got me covered.” And you’re right, of course. HTC’s “UH OH” protection plan is great for people who have a history of dropping their phones and cracking their screens. But that being said, waiting to get your free replacement phone can cramp your style. Even with HTC’s “UH OH” plan backing your new phone, it’s a smart idea to use a case with your new HTC One M9. After all, that promotion will end eventually, and you’ll want to get a case before that happens.
The Speck CandyShell Grip case is designed to be easy to hold in any orientation, making it ideal for people who are accident-prone. The raised lines on the back of the case are textured, giving you a secure grip on your phone. While color options are a bit limited, the rubbery ridges on the edges and corners go a long way towards absorbing shock (and preventing you from dropping your new phone).
2. OtterBox Defender Series Case for HTC One M9
Some people need a tough case. This may because they are accident-prone, or because they work outside. Bulkier cases are also nice for parents who let their kids play games on their phone. Those pesky kids are prone to dropping or gumming up a new device. For people who need a rugged case, the OtterBox Defender is a good choice. This HTC One M9 case offers three layers of protection. On the front, there’s a built-in screen protector. The rear of the case consists of two layers of material to better resist impacts and disperse shocks.
This case model also offers some small, thoughtful extras. There are rubberized port covers, which protect your ports and jacks from dust, debris, or a stray drop of moisture. A belt clip holster can be used to keep your phone handy, or used as a kickstand for watching movies.
3. i-Blason Armorbox HTC One M9 Case
If you’re looking for a case with a whole bunch of different protective features, this case won’t disappoint. The case is made from two different materials, which results in a more resilient case. A hard polycarbonate shell prevents damage to your phone, while a flexible inner core made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) absorbs impact. That TPU core also has a special pattern to maximize its ability to absorb impacts. There’s also a built-in screen protector, as well as reinforced corners for even more durability.
With multiple colors to choose from, plus the backing of a trusted brand, this is a great HTC One M9 case for people who want to keep their phone totally protected from drops or scratches.
4. Verus Verge HTC One M9 Case
The folks at Verus were nice enough to send over a sample of this case. It feels nice in the hand, and has a texture that won’t interfere when you try to remove your phone from your pants pockets. While this case looks metallic, it’s actually made from TPU and polycarbonate. A soft inner core is topped with a hard frame, enhancing the durability of this case. A clever use of inner air space within the case adds further cushioning for your new phone.
Price: $19.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
5. ToPerk RUGGED Dual Layer Armor HTC One M9 Case
Shopping on a budget? Love getting free stuff? This is the best case for your needs. This would also be a fine “placeholder” case to use for a few months while you wait for the case model you really want to hit store shelves. This case offers a cool design, a body that’s easy to grip, and it even comes with a screen protector and stylus. Plus, there’s a built-in kickstand for watching movies or chatting over Skype.
Price: $5.99 (73 percent off MSRP)
6. BUDDIBOX Premium Flip Leather Wallet Case with Foldable Kickstand for HTC One M9
If you like wallet cases, this is a solid choice. This case has slots for three cards, making it easy to carry your ID, debit card, and emergency credit card in one place. There’s also room for cash. The whole case is secured with a magnetic closure. If pink’s not your favorite color, don’t worry. You can also get this case in black or purple. A precise cut-out in the rear of the case is nice, as it allows you to use the camera with the phone still inside the case.
Price: $11.95 (69 percent off MSRP)
7. Ghostek Bullet Red HTC One M9 Case
Another great case for bargain hunters, Ghostek’s M9 case offers a nice blend of features and design. A raised bezel protects your screen, while dual-layer construction adds a ruggedness to the case itself. A lifetime warranty, screen protector, and a built-in kickstand add even more value to this inexpensive case. This case is available in a wide variety of colors, including red, silver, white, dark navy, and gold.
Price: $4.95 (83 percent off MSRP)
8. Spigen AIR CUSHION HTC One M9 Case
The whole point of having the latest and greatest smartphone is to be able to show it off. This crystal clear case protects your new HTC One M9, but still lets everyone see the beautiful lines of this phone underneath. If you are a fervent HTC fan, you’ll love that this case lets you see the logo on the back of the device. The case is also lightweight, and comes in a couple of other color options. All of the cases are clear, but some have a touch of color around the bumper, which adds a nice pop of color. Overall, this is a nice option for HTC One M9 owners who are seeking a minimalist case.
Price: $12.99 (48 percent off)
9. Trianium Clear Cushion HTC One M9 Case
Here’s another popular HTC One M9 case that caters to the “clear case” crowd. Some retailers are having a hard time keeping this clear case in stock, so keep that in mind before you fall head over heels for this minimalist case. That being said, if you can hold out for a re-stock, this is a great protective case for people who prefer transparent cases.
10. OtterBox Commuter Series Case for HTC One M9
Another solid offering from OtterBox, the Commuter Series case is as solidly built as the Defender series, but without the built-in screen protector. There’s a nice balance between rugged heft and slim design with this case, making it ideal for people who want a blend of lightweight features and protective design. There are lots of color options to choose from. It should be noted that some retailers are having a hard time keeping this case in stock, so you may have to be patient and wait for it to come off backorder.
11. ivencase View Window Flip Folio HTC One M9 Case
Some people prefer phone cases that partially obscure the screen, either for reasons of screen protection or privacy. This case is a nice option for people who like to cover the screen of their phone. Despite the fact that this case covers a lot of real estate, it has openings for you to access the ports and buttons on your device. It even ships with an anti-dust plug stopper, which some people like to use to protect the headphone jack when not in use.
Price: $5.99 (67 percent off MSRP)
12. SUPCASE Water Resistant Case with Built-in Screen Protector for HTC One M9
While this case may not be fully waterproof, it is water-resistant. That’s nice for people who want to use their M9 in wet climates, or use them to reference recipes in the kitchen.
Confused about the difference between waterproof and water-resistant cases? Generally speaking, a waterproof case can be submerged in water without damaging your device. The depth of the water and the amount of time the case can stay submerged may vary. In contrast, water-resistant phone cases can stand up to small splashes of water, or even windblown rain, but should never be fully submerged. This water-resistant M9 case comes with three interchangeable back covers, so you can switch them to suit your mood, or just to complement the color of the phone itself.
Price: $9.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
13. Skinguardz Flower Skull HTC ONE M9 Case
Looking for a case with big, graphic impact? This eye-popping case is great for men or women who love unusual case designs. While the case itself lacks some of the bells and whistles of more robust cases, this is a simple, slim case that will appeal to people who rarely drop or share their phone.
Price: $10.99 (73 percent off MSRP)
14. Verus Layered Dandy Diary HTC One M9 Wallet Case
Wallet cases are great for people who dislike carrying a traditional wallet. This model from Verus comes with ample storage space for your cards, as well as a two-toned design that makes this case look more interesting than one-color cases. The inside flap has a soft texture, which is designed to prevent scratching. This case is available in multiple color options, making it appealing to both men and women.
Price: $24.99 (58 percent off MSRP)
15. HTC Dot View II M9 Case
You didn’t think we’d forgotten HTC’s own Dot View case, did you? This unique case is sort of a futuristic Lite Brite, lighting up the back of your phone to notify you of incoming calls, weather forecasts, or just play some games. Sure, it’s expensive, but HTC has really refined this case concept over last year’s Dot View case for the M8.
16. LK Sports Armband Case for HTC One M9
If you use your smartphone while running or visiting the gym, you’ll need a specialized case so that you can keep your hands free during a workout. This armband case from LK fits the new HTC One M9. It also includes a key pocket, which is great for holding on to your house key or locker room key. That extra pocket is especially handy when you are wearing exercise clothes that lack pockets.
This armband case can be adjusted to fit a variety of arm sizes, though very muscular or obese people may find the band does not fit around their bicep. The case is available in blue, black, white, purple, or hot pink, enabling you to coordinate your case with your favorite workout apparel.
Price: $7.89 (74 percent off MSRP)
17. Cimo Wave HTC One M9 Case
This unusual case is a great M9 case option for people who crave a case that’s visually stunning. The wave pattern is very different from other case designs we’ve see so far. However, this case is more than just a pretty face. It has anti-slip properties, and is made from shatterproof materials.
Price: $9.96 (67 percent off MSRP)
18. ivencase Faux Leather KickStand Flip Case for HTC One M9
This stylish case is perfect for fashionistas on a budget. It looks like it’s made from real leather and designer fabric, but it’s a relatively inexpensive case that’s made with synthetic leather. This kickstand case is great for people who love to video chat. Plus, it comes with some nice accessories, including a screen protector and a stylus. Who doesn’t love a little freebie to sweeten the deal?
Price: $8.89 (66 percent off MSRP)
19. Floral Silicone Gel HTC One (M9) Case With Car Charger
The rear of this case has cherry blossoms, making it a perfect accessory for spring. The case itself has precise cutouts, which make it easy to quickly plug in any cables you have. In addition, this case also comes bundled with a ton of accessories. You’ll get a screen protector, a microfiber screen cleaning cloth, and a car charger. It seems like relatively few HTC One cases are shipping with screen protectors these days, so it’s nice to find an inexpensive case that comes with so many extras.
20. Poetic Affinity Series TPU Grip Bumper Protective Case for HTC One M9
For some, the idea of covering the elegant lines of HTC’s latest One with a boxy case is just wrong. But for people who are accident-prone, parents who share their phones with their kids, or adults who work outdoors, a bulked-up case gives better peace of mind. This HTC One M9 case from Poetic features edges that are easy to grip, which is nice for people who have a history of dropping phones and cracking screens.
The thick bumper is great for absorbing impacts when dropped, and the corners are reinforced. The transparent back shell still lets you show off the color, logo, and design of your new phone. This HTC One M9 case is available in gold, black, or gray.
Price: $12.95, depending on color selected (35 percent off MSRP)
21. SUPCASE Ultra Slim Fit SoftGel Flexible TPU Case for HTC One M9
Another slender case option, this flexible case from SUPCASE should be easy to remove from your phone. A light coating is designed to prevent both the slippery texture of some TPU cases, as well as minimizing the appearance of scratches. While the color options are somewhat limited, this is still a nice HTC One M9 case for those who prefer flexible, lightweight designs. It doesn’t hurt that the price is low, either.
22. Fosmon DURA FROST HTC One M9 Case
Want a super-thin, super flexible case? This cute pink case will be perfect. This case weighs less than an ounce, and is a mere 1.4mm thick. The edges of the case come up around the front of the phone to protect your screen. Precise cutouts make it easy to charge your device or plug in your earbuds. This case is also available in black and clear. It may not be the most rugged case on our list, but it strikes a nice balance between thickness and protection. Plus, it’s pretty darn cheap.
23. ACEABOVE Kickstand Feature HTC One M9 Wallet Case
Available in pink with a white stripe or black with a red stripe, this is an attractive wallet case that also offers a ton of storage space. M9 owners will like this case because it has room for both cards and cash. It can also be folded into a kickstand. A rear cutout ensures the camera is functional, even when the phone is in such a large case.
Price: $18.90 (37 percent off MSRP)
24. Enther Ultimate Cushion HTC ONE M9 Clear Case
Love a clear case? This inexpensive option from Enther is great for people who don’t want to mask the phone underneath their case. Worried that this case will get scratched up over time? Don’t be. The back layer has a hardness rating of 5H, which is almost as hard as a tempered glass.
Price: $9.99 (67 percent off MSRP)
25. CellBee HTC One M9 Leather Pouch/Carrying Case with Belt Clip
Sometimes, your case needs a case of its own. This holster from CellBee will let you stash your HTC One M9 right at your hip, even if your phone is already in a relatively thick, OtterBox-style case. If you’d prefer to keep your phone in a holster, rather than in a pocket or bag, this set-up is probably perfect for your daily life.
Price: $10.99 (63 percent off MSRP)