Highlights include its gorgeous 90Hz display, great cameras and excellent software, all for as little as £399.
Compromises in other areas have allowed OnePlus to keep costs down, but it hasn't sacrificed a glass back. That means the Nord is a fragile phone, which can easily be damaged or slip out of your hand without a suitable case.
Fortunately, there are already some great options available, the highlights of which are included in this round-up. It's important to note that despite an extremely similar design, cases for the OnePlus 8 will not fit the Nord.
The Nord isn't currently available in the US, meaning many of these cases are currently exclusive to the UK.
Best OnePlus Nord Cases
OnePlus Sandstone Bumper
Let's start with the classics - OnePlus Sandstone case has been a regular fixture across the company's lineup for a few years now, and it remains as great as ever.
Now in its sixth generation, OnePlus says the case has been refined to provide improvements to the already-excellent levels of grip it offers. It also maintains its reputation for providing great protection without adding bulk.
The main new addition here is an eye-catching Nord Blue variant, which complements the same colour phone.
You can buy it now for £17.99.
OnePlus Clear Bumper
If you'd like to protect the Nord without covering it up, the official Clear Bumper Case is for you.
Made from medical-grade silicone, the case has been custom made to for the OnePlus Nord, allowing you to show off its stunning design without compromising on protection.
The reinforced edges provide excellent shock absorption, ensuring the phone can stay in pristine condition, even after bumps and drops.
At just 28g, it adds very little bulk to the Nord too. You can buy it now for £13.99.
OnePlus has always been a community-focused company, and the new additions to the Nord case lineup take this to the next level.
While retaining a primary focus on protection, the Creator cases offer some truly unique designs to help your Nord stand out from the crowd.
We're particular fans of the one inspired by YouTube teardown expert JerryRigEverything (pictured), but there are also stunning designs from Finsta and Camilla Engström.
All variants are available for £26.99.
iBetter Flexible Thin Cover
iBetter has always been a reliable brand for inexpensive but well-built phone cases and the Thin Cover for the Nord is no different.
Despite adding next to no bulk, this case provides reliable protection against drops, shocks, bumps and scratches, while at the same time adding some much-need grip to the back of the phone.
The black model pictured is available £3.99, while equally impressive blue and green variants cost £4.59. However, it's worth noting that there's a £3.99 delivery charge, and orders aren't expected to arrive until the end of August.
We couldn't have a case round-up without a rugged case, even if the options are relatively scarce at the moment.
This Rugged Shield shockproof case is an inexpensive way to provide supreme protection for the OnePlus Nord.
Designed specifically for the phone, this case is made from shock absorbent, shatterproof and anti-scratch material, to keep your device in tip-top condition without impacting signal in any way.
The smooth back of the case also means it's extremely comfortable to hold.
It's available for just £4.49, but with orders shipping from China, you'll have to be patient.
BaiFu Wallet Case
A wallet case is often a popular choice, and BaiFu's Nord offering fits the bill.
Available in a huge range of colours, its PU Leather design provides all-around protection for the OnePlus Nord, while still providing full access to ports and cameras.
The card slots mean it can double as your wallet, while there's even a built-in kickstand for consuming content on-the-go. If that's not enough, a satisfying magnetic closing mechanism helps secure the phone in place.
You can buy it now for £15.99, although you'll have to wait until September for it to arrive.
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