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Best iPhone X Cases 2022

The iPhone X isn't a new phone anymore, but you're still rocking it and you want to keep it looking great and functioning perfectly. There are a lot of fantastic iPhone X cases for all tastes and use cases out there. Note that the iPhone XS is the same size as the iPhone X but it has a very slightly different size camera bump, so most iPhone XS cases will fit the iPhone X as well. Be sure to check the listing of each case to be sure.

Best Grip: Otter + Pop Symmetry Series for iPhone X/XS

OtterBox Otter + Pop Symmetry Case

Otterbox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series iPhone Case (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

OtterBox and PopSocket had a baby, and this is it. Our Otter + Pop Symmetry Series case review points out that this 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. This is one of the more uniquely functional iPhone X cases.

Otter + Pop Symmetry Series for iPhone X/XS

Grippy

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Protective
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Built-in PopSocket PopGrip
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Huge variety of color/pattern combos

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey

Get a grip on your iPhone with this OtterBox and PopSocket brainchild. Mix and match pieces for an endless variety of looks.

Best Designer Case: Kate Spade New York Case for iPhone X/XS

kate spade new york iPhone X case

Kate Spade New York Case for iPhone X/XS (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

The Kate Spade New York 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.

Kate Spade New York Case for iPhone X/XS

Designer pick

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Gorgeous designer looks
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Slim profile

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Pricey

If you're a Kate Spade fan, you'll be sure to love her slim TPU case available in a variety of whimsical, pretty designs.

Best Clear Case: Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS

Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS

Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

Protect your iPhone while letting its beauty shine through with the Mous Clarity case, which rated a glowing review from us. 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.

Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS

Clearly protective

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Clear
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Protective
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Not too bulky

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Pricey

Let the beauty of your iPhone shine through this crystal clear, protective, non-bulky case.

Best Wallet Folio: Snakehive Wallet for iPhone X/XS

Snakehive Apple iPhone X/XS Vintage Wallet

Snakehive Apple iPhone X/XS Vintage Wallet (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

Snakehive offers excellent quality iPhone cases at reasonable prices, which we mentioned in our review. The Snakehive wallet portfolio case has three card slots plus a cash slot, and the suede-like nubuck cover stays closed with a magnetic tab. And it can be folded back into a kickstand for video viewing.

Snakehive Wallet for iPhone X/XS

Form plus function

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Carry ID/cards
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Kickstand for video viewing
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Suede-like nubuck
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Variety of color options

Reasons to avoid

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Bulkier than non-folio cases

Great looks, fair pricing, protection, and multi-functionality define this wallet folio case from Snakehive.

Best Value: Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case

Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case

Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

Smartish (formerly known as Silk, when we reviewed this case) cases are well-designed but inexpensive. The Smartish Slim Case 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.

Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case

Great protection for less

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Nicely priced
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Variety of colors and styles
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Protective

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Plastic

Get a lot of protection from this simple, protective, and colorful case from Smartish. The low price includes a screen protector.

Thinnest: OTOFLY Liquid Silicone Gel Case for iPhone Xs/iPhone X

OTOFLY Liquid Silicone Gel Rubber Full Body Protection Shockproof Case for iPhone Xs/iPhone X

OTOFLY Liquid Silicone Case for iPhone Xs/iPhone X (Image credit: OTOFLY)

This is a thin silicone case designed to look like Apple's. The slender case won't interfere with the elegant lines of the iPhone X. The soft silicone material adds grippiness to help prevent drops and also offers a bit of cushioning in case of mishaps. You can choose from lots of beautiful colors; at this price point you could even pick up a couple. 

OTOFLY Liquid Silicone Case for iPhone Xs/iPhone X

Colorful but not bulky

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Slim minimal case
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Doesn't hide the iPhone's lines

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Doesn't offer ultra protection against drops

Add color and a bit of protection with this nicely priced slim case.

Most Protective: SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X (Image credit: Supcase)

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.

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X

Tank case

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Protective
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Built-in screen protector

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Not as attractive as some cases

When you need top-to-bottom, front-to-back protection, only a true heavy-duty case like the Supcase Unicorn Beetle PRO will do.

Best Battery Case: Mophie Juice Pack Air Wireless Protective Battery Case for Apple iPhone X

Mophie juice pack wireless - Qi Wireless Charging - Protective Battery Case Made for Apple iPhone X

Mophie Juice Pack Air Wireless Protective Battery Case for Apple iPhone X (Image credit: Mophie)

Mophie is a leader in the battery market, and the Mophie Juice Pack Air comes packed with great features you'd expect from a high-end battery case. It's MFi-certified, meaning it has Apple's stamp of approval. Get up to 30 extra hours of juice with this 1720mAh battery case. The ergonomic design makes it easy to hold, and while it's certainly bulkier than a regular case, it's not overly so. The LED indicator lights on the back will show you how much battery you have left in the case. Plus, you can charge your iPhone and the Juice Pack Air simultaneously using Qi wireless charging. You don't have to charge them with separate cables.

Mophie Juice Pack Air Wireless Protective Battery Case for Apple iPhone X

Long life

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Extra 30 hours iPhone battery life
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Slimmer battery case
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Charge case and phone simultaneously
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MFi certified

Reasons to avoid

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Heavier than regular cases

Charge your iPhone X and this slim battery case simultaneously. You'll get an extra 30 hours of use from your iPhone X.

Which of the best iPhone X cases are best for you?

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'm a huge fan of both OtterBox and PopSockets, and so their collaborative case, the Otter + Pop is a winner in my book. The PopSocket grip makes you less likely to drop your case, but if you do, that OtterBox case has you covered. If you prefer a battery iPhone X case to extend your usage time on the go, we've got you. We've also rounded up waterproof iPhone X cases and iPhone X wallet cases.