Best iPhone X Cases iMore 2020
Your iPhone X is expensive and walking around with it naked can lead to all sorts of scrapes, scratches, and scuffs. If you want to wrap your brand new iPhone X in a protective layer, you might as well buy a case for it! The Spigen Neo Hybrid is an excellent choice, but there are a lot of exceptional iPhone X cases. Our list of the best cases for the iPhone X is a great way to find protection that will keep your device in pristine condition.
- Best Overall: Spigen Neo Hybrid
- Best Grip: Otter + Pop Symmetry Series
- Minimalist style: GVIEWIN Marble iPhone Case
- Best Designer Case: Kate Spade New York
- Best Clear Case: Mous Clarity
- Most Unique: Burkley Belton 3-in-1 Snap-on
- Best Wallet Folio: Snakehive Wood Wallet
- Best Value: Silk Kung Fu Grip
- Most Stylish: Native Union CLIC Canvas Case
- Thinnest: Totallee Thin iPhone X Case
- Best Two-Layer Case: Speck Presidio
- Most Protective: Supcase Unicorn Beetle PRO
Best Overall: Spigen Neo Hybrid
It offers excellent protection, has enough style to stand out from ordinary cases. The seamless two-piece design is delightful to hold and gives you confidence every time you pick up your iPhone X. It won't add too much bulk to your iPhone X, and it will even allow it to charge wirelessly without having to take off the case.
- Slim form factor
- Reasonably priced
- Variety of colors available
- The look isn't for everyone
Slim and rugged
The seamless two-piece design is delightful to hold, won't add too much bulk to your iPhone X, and allows you to charge wirelessly.
Best Grip: Otter + Pop Symmetry Series
OtterBox and PopSocket had a baby, and this is it. This Symmetry Series case has a PopSocket PopGrip built right in; it lies nearly flush with the case when not in use. Choose from a handful of case colors and swap out different PopGrips for even more customization.
- Built-in PopSocket PopGrip
- Huge variety of color/pattern combos
Get a grip on your iPhone with this OtterBox and PopSocket brainchild. Mix and match pieces for an endless variety of looks.
Best Minimal Style: GVIEWIN Marble iPhone Case
This ultra-slim case offers more scratch protection than drop protection, but it is thoughtfully designed and fits your iPhone like a glove. It's soft TPU, not actual marble of course, and it comes in five pretty color schemes.
- Gorgeous colors and patterns
- Not ultra-protective
With its on-trend styles and colors, this gorgeously minimal case enhances rather than obscures the lines of your iPhone.
Best Designer Case: Kate Spade New York
This case is just a bit thicker and more protective than minimalist cases while still being very slim. Do you want compliments on your iPhone case? Pick up one of these adorable Kate Spade cases.
- Gorgeous designer looks
- Slim profile
Best Designer Case
If you're a Kate Spade fan, you'll be sure to love her slim TPU case available in a variety of her signature whimsical and feminine designs.
Best Clear Case: Mous Clarity
Protect your iPhone while letting its beauty shine through. The bumper around the phone is black, but the back is crystal clear. Mous cases are designed to be protective while still being reasonably slim.
- Not too bulky
Best Clear Case
Let the beauty of your iPhone shine through this crystal clear case. While it's not a bulky case, it is designed to be quite protective.
Most Unique: Burkley Belton 3-in-1 Snap-on
This premium full-grain leather case has a strap across the back that gives you an excellent grip on your phone and acts as a kickstand. A single card slot on the back and a wristlet clasp make this luxurious case stand out from the crowd.
- Stand-out looks
- Premium full-grain leather
You'll be sure to get compliments on this unique premium full-grain leather case. The loop gives you a good grip on your phone and doubles as a kickstand.
Best Wallet Folio: Snakehive Wood Wallet
Snakehive offers excellent quality cases at reasonable prices. This wallet portfolio case has two card slots plus a cash slot. The sustainably sourced bamboo cover stays closed magnetically. And it can be folded back into a kickstand for video viewing.
- Carry ID/cards
- Kickstand for video viewing
- Sustainably-sourced bamboo
- Bulkier than non-folio cases
Best Wallet Folio
Form plus function
Great looks, sustainable-sourced materials, fair pricing, protection, and multi-functionality define this bamboo wallet folio case from Snakehive.
Best Value: Silk Kung Fu Grip
Silk's cases are well-designed but inexpensive. This is a basic plastic case with a matte finish and grippy edges to help prevent drops. It comes in several color and pattern choices; each case includes a free screen protector.
- Nicely priced
- Variety of colors and styles
Get a lot of protection from this simple, protective, and colorful case from Silk. You get a screen protector thrown in as well, making it a great value.
Most Stylish: Native Union CLIC Canvas Case
Native Union has some of the most stylish Apple accessories on the market. Its Canvas case has a unique design that is bound to stand out from the crowd while protecting your iPhone X.
- Stunning looks
Style and protection
Bring on the compliments. Your iPhone will stand out from the crowd with this stunning case, available in four different colors to best suit your taste.
Thinnest: Totallee Thin iPhone X Case
Super thin and lightweight. These cases are well-built and made of durable polypropylene, so they offer grip and protection without the added bulk. At only 0.02 inches in thickness, they won't detract from the sleek design of your shiny new phone.
- Absolute minimal case
- Doesn't hide the iPhone's lines
- Doesn't protect against drops
When you want a case, but not really, Totallee is the case for you. While it won't protect against big drops, it will keep your iPhone safe from scratches.
Best Two-Layer Case: Speck Presidio
Speck's Presidio iPhone X cases sport a two-layer design with 10-foot drop protection and come in a pretty wide variety of styles, so you can find one that suits your individual preferences and needs. It also bears mentioning that these cases come with a lifetime warranty.
- 10-foot drop protection
- Variety of colors and styles
- Bulkier than some cases
Best Two-Layer Case
Speck is a popular case-maker for a good reason. The good-looking and colorful cases are ultra-protective without being overly bulky.
Most protective: Supcase Unicorn Beetle PRO
The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro series has everything you need in a heavy-duty case. A hard polycarbonate shell protects all sides and edges of the iPhone X, and a built-in screen protector and dust covers protect the Lightning port. Plus it comes with a front cover that acts as a screen protector, meaning that huge almost bezel-less display won't get scratched.
- Built-in screen protector
- Not as attractive as some case
When you need top-to-bottom, front-to-back protection, only a true heavy-duty case like the Supcase Unicorn Beetle PRO will do.
Most Elegant Wallet Folio: Twelve South Journal
Twelve South has been making quality leather cases and products for years, and its Journal for the iPhone X is a perfect blend of style and functionality. When only the best will do, go for Twelve South.
- Premium top-grain leather
- Wallet, folio, kickstand
Most Elegant Wallet Folio
From the boardroom to a black-tie event, this upscale premium leather wallet folio case will look perfect no matter how fancy the occasion.
Best Fit: Apple Leather iPhone X Case
Apple's Leather iPhone X case is made out of specially tanned and finished European leather so that it will develop a natural patina over time. Apple no longer directly carries the leather case for iPhone X, but you can still find them on Amazon, and often at a nicely discounted price.
- Designed by Apple
- Premium leather
- Variety of colors
- Not ultra-protective
Created by Apple's own design team to complement the iPhone to perfection, you can be sure this case will look and feel fabulous on your iPhone.
Best Waterproof Case: Catalyst Waterproof Case
The best, most reliable waterproof case you can get for your iPhone X is the Catalyst Waterproof case. With 10m waterproof protection and 2m drop protection, its made to handle anything you can throw and your iPhone. It's also designed with acoustic membranes for clearer call audio and the best touchscreen film technology around. Thay way, you don't have to worry about the screen protector messing up your inputs.
Best Waterproof Case
Go for a swim
You can swim, ski, or go on wild adventures with this case. You may need to worry about your physical safety, but not your iPhone.
Best Battery Case: Lonlif Battery Case
Double the battery life of your iPhone X with this 4000mAh battery case. It's relatively slim, so it doesn't bulk up your phone too much. The Lightning port is still fully accessible so you can charge the battery case and the phone simultaneously.
- Double iPhone battery life
- Slimmer battery case
- Charge case and phone simultaneously
- Not a beautiful case
Best Battery Case
Charge your iPhone X and this slim 4000mAh battery case simultaneously. You'll roughly double the battery life of your iPhone X.
Buying a case for your iPhone X gives you peace of mind knowing that you don't have to worry every time your iPhone takes a minor tumble. Not to mention if you ever choose to try and sell your phone at a later date, keeping the iPhone X in mint condition will help its resale value.
I have been using the Spigen Neo Hybrid on my iPhone X for months and love it. It manages to offer fantastic protection while maintaining a relatively slim profile that doesn't mess the iPhone X's ability to wireless charge.
Of course, protection isn't the only thing that a case for your iPhone X can offer you, it can also give you some convenient, practical applications. Cases like the Lonlif Battery Case can help you get more out of your iPhone by providing a built-in external battery that can keep your iPhone up and running even longer, so you can get more done in a day without having to charge your phone.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Luke Filipowicz is iMore's Apps and Games editor. He specializes in combing through the App Store's many (many) titles and finding gems — and playing far too many games, of course.
Karen S. Freeman is a teacher, writer, social media person, and family woman. She loves to travel, play with tech stuff, drink coffee, discover amazing new restaurants, and experience new things.
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