Best iPhone SE (2020) Cases iMore 2020

Four years have passed since Apple last released an iPhone SE. That all changed when the company announced the second-generation model, which features a 4.7-inch display for the first time. To protect your investment, consider one of the first cases available for the handset, including our favorite one below. Are you looking for something else? Watch this list grow in the coming weeks and months as more cases arrive on the market.

Official choice: iPhone SE Silicone Case

Staff Pick

Apple's silicone case for the iPhone SE (2020) is available in white, pink sand, and black only. The durable case is designed to fit snugly over your iPhone's volume buttons, side button, and curves. On the outside, you'll find a silky, soft-touch finish that will hold up over time.

$35 at Apple

Take No. 2: iPhone SE Leather Case

Another long-time favorite for iPhone users is this leather case, which Apple creates using specially tanned and finished European leather. The case is soft to the touch and develops a natural patina over time. Despite this, it never loses its durability.

$45 at Apple

Stylish and practical: iPhone Wallet Case by Moment

This slim wallet case can hold up to three cards. Better still, you can use it with a Moment lens on your new iPhone. It's available as a black case with natural leather or black canvas with black leather. The bottom includes a strap attachment to work with any standard wrist strap.

$30 at Moment

Super shock absorption: Spigen Tough Armor

Tough Armor is military-grade drop-tested and features Spigen's signature air cushions in the corners for just-about-as-good-as-it-gets shock absorption. There's a hard shell that slips onto the back, and once it's on, it's secure and almost becomes one with the TPU inner lining.

From $16 at Amazon

Make it your own: CASETiFY Impact

One of the most popular names in iPhone accessories offers a full lineup of cases for the iPhone SE (2020) in various styles. You can also create a case to better match your tastes.

$40 at CASETiFY

Colorful: BodyGuardz Harmony Case

For something different, consider the Harmony, made with BodyGuardz's patented Kevlar material that absorbs impact. The case is gorgeous too. It's adorned with classic metallic buttons, a thin wire mesh, and comes in rose quartz, amethyst, shade, green, and the multicolor unicorn.

$40 at BodyGuardz

Textured for extra grip: Caseology Parallax

The Parallax is a dual-layer case with a TPU shell. The secondary layer is a polycarbonate frame that fits around the edges of your phone. It takes the brunt of the devastating smacks to the corners that have felled many an iPhone. The back diamond pattern is covered in a matte coating that offers extra grip.

From $13 at Amazon

Sea this: LifeProof WĀKE CASE

WĀKE cases are crafted from salvaged fishing gear and made up of 85% ocean-based recycled plastic. With each purchase, you can donate a dollar to one of LifeProof's nonprofit partners. Available in multiple colors.

From $40 at LifeProof

Drop protection: iGlaze Slim Hardshell Case

This sleek case provides military-grade drop protection and a metalized frame for added style. Compatible with Moshi's SnapTo Series to mount your phone anywhere. Available in multiple colors.

$30 at Amazon

Sparkles: Twinkle by Case-Mate

The Twinkle offers drop protection up to 10 feet, a one-piece platform design, and anti-scratch technology. It's also available in four great colors. Offering refined metallic buttons, the case is just of the many available by Case-Mate.

$40 at Case-Mate

Clear and thin: Ringke Fusion

The polycarbonate back of the Ringke Fusion is more transparent than most clear cases. The natural beauty of your new iPhone can shine through almost better than if there were no case at all. You'll be trying to tell that little kid in The Matrix that you have an excellent case, and he's going to be all "there is no case."

From $10 at Amazon

Heavy-duty protection: UAG Plasma

UAG calls this case a "feather-light composite" since it comprises a hard outer shell and a softer, more flexible inner core. It disperses the force across the whole phone instead of having it concentrated on the area of impact. It's been drop-tested to meet military standards.

From $40 at Amazon

Choose your color: Gear4 Wembley Palette

The lightweight Wembley case features impact-absorbing TPU reinforced with D3O for added protection, just where you need it most. Available in blue, red, gray, green, and purple.

$30 at Zagg

Go back in time: TNCYOLL iPhone SE 2020 Case Cool Retro

Look at those old-school videotapes on display on this unique slim case. Value-priced, the case also comes with a screen protector.

$9 at Amazon

Eco-friendly: Honey (Bee Edition)

Pela cases are beautifully designed and eco-friendly. They're durable enough to protect your phone, but also 100% compostable. This limited-edition model comes in a great color with drawings of bees on the back.

$50 at Pela

Kick it: ESR Metal Kickstand

Soft and durable, this case lets you stand up your iPhone vertically and horizontally, allowing you to watch videos or FaceTime your way.

$16 at Amazon

Minimalist case: TORRAS Slim Fit

The TORRAS Slim Fit is a thin plastic case that is scratch resistant and fits your iPhone super snug. It even sports a tiny raised edge around the back camera and flash so you can lay it down on a flat surface and not worry about scratching your lens.

From $10 at Amazon

Timeless look: Vesta Hardshell Case

Designed with classic twill to give your phone a timeless look. Featuring military-grade drop protection. Available in Blossom Pink and Bahama Blue

$40 at Amazon

Tough and Reliable: Spigen Ultra Hybrid S

Spigen is known for its exceptional cases, and the Ultra Hybrid S iPhone case is no exception. Made from polycarbonate with sturdy but flexible TPU around the edges, the Ultra Hybrid S offers protection without extreme rigidity. It also has a flip-out stand to prop your phone up in landscape mode for watching videos.

From $12 at Amazon

Rugged Defense: Otterbox Defender

The Otterbox Defender series offers four layers of protection against all sorts of damage. There's a built-in screen protector to prevent scratches on your phone's screen, a foam buffer that keeps the screen protector from rubbing against the glass, a shock-absorbing shell to protect the rest of the phone, and the outer shell that keeps out dust and dirt, even sealing the lighting port.

$50 at Amazon

Textured for extra grip: Caseology Wavelength

This beautifully designed iPhone SE (2020) case by Caseology offers dual-layer protection and shock absorption in a slim design. It's available in matte black, burgundy, coral pink, and navy blue.

$16 at Amazon

Lightweight leather: Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone

One part wallet, another part case, the SurfacePad remains a popular choice for iPhone owners. This super-thin, luxurious leather cover protects the front and back of your handset from common hazards, like concrete countertops or the keys in your purse.

$40 at Twelve South

Lightweight leather: Casery Agate iPhone SE Case

Designed in Los Angeles, California, the Agate case from Casery provides 360-degree edge-to-edge protection in a design that pops with vibrant colors. Made of top-quality American polymers.

$32 at Casery

Everything in One Place: Vena vCommute

The vCommute by Vena is one of our favorite wallet cases for iPhone thanks to its hearty protection and multifunctional card cover. While the cover protects your credit cards and ID when the case is in your pocket, it can slide down to become a kickstand.

$28 at Amazon

Various flower selections: GVIEWIN Clear Flower Case

To date, there are seven uniquely designed flower cases from GVIEWIN available on Amazon. Take a look at all of the designs and stock up!

$15 at Amazon

Crystal Clear Protection: Speck Presidio

The case provides a solid layer of protection that is designed to take impact, and it won't yellow over time so that it will remain crystal clear. The case has a scratch-resistant coating that ensures that both your phone and case stay looking great, and the cutouts make accessing your ports a breeze.

$28 at Amazon

Thinnest of Thin: totallee Scarf

The Scarf is a super-thin case and fits your device like a glove. It might not be the most protective case out there, but it offers impressive style, with a striking, ultra-thin design and a wide variety of colorful options. The case is also translucent, letting the iPhone and Apple logos come through on the back of your device.

From $12 at Amazon

Fight the microbes: Tech 21 Studio Colour

The Studio Colour case features microbe-fighting protection for a hygienically clean case. Made with plant-based materials, it offers an ultra-thin profile. Buy one in coral, teal, black, and gray.

$30 at Tech-21

Under Wraps: Twelve South SurfacePad

Keep your iPhone protected on both the front and back with this leather folio case from Twelve South. It also serves as a wallet case with slots for a couple of cards.

$40 at Twelve South

A woody alternative: Mous - Protective Case

You can purchase a Mous case with walnut, bamboo, black leather, and more. The case comes with a TPU anti-shock screen protector in the box, and the AiroShock technology protects your device from drops and shocks.

$40 at Amazon

Impactful: Pelican Protector

Available in various color combination, this case features angled edges that divert energy and protects the screen from surface contact—tested to military specifications to survive multiple drops.

$40 at Pelican

Budget: Crave Strong Guard

With a slim, lightweight design, the Crave Strong Guard protects your investment while also saving you money. Check out the seven color choices.

$12 at Amazon

Two-in-one: Otter + Pop

This series from Otterbox adds fun and functionality to the company's Symmetry and Defender series with swappable PopTops. The grip is recessed into the case when not in use, making it pocketable, and is easy to pop up for pro-level FaceTime sessions.

$51 at Otterbox

Planet safe: UAG Biodegradable Outback Series

The Biodegradable Outback Series is made from 100% recyclable packaging with soy based-inks. Smooth with an ergonomic design, the case is available in olive, lilac, and black.

$40 at UAG

Something unique: Endura Ultra Durable Case

Extreme protection with military-grade drop protection tested to 10 ft. IPX5 water and dust resistance. Armband and Handlebar Mount compatible.

$55 at Moshi

Budget priced: Vena Clear Hybrid Case Harmony

Uniquely designed, this hybrid case is available in multiple styles at a great price.

$8 at Amazon

It's your choice

When buying a new case for your iPhone SE (2020), make sure it matches your style, provides plenty of protection, and fits within your budget.

No doubt, countless cases will soon invade the market for the iPhone SE (2020). For now, we suggest narrowing your search to one of our favorites mentioned above. Whether it's the iPhone SE Silicone Case or iPhone SE Leather Case by Apple, or something different like the Honey (Bee Edition by Pela, these cases get the job done.

Watch for more iPhone SE (2020) cases to arrive on the market soon.

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