Best iPhone X Cases iMore 2021
Walking around with a naked iPhone can lead to all sorts of scrapes, scratches, and scuffs, which is why we recommend using one of the best iPhone X cases. If you want to wrap your 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. Note that the iPhone XS is the same size, with a very slightly different size camera bump, so most iPhone XS cases will fit the iPhone X as well. It's always best to check the listing of each case to be sure.
- Best Overall: Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone X
- Best Grip: Otter + Pop Symmetry Series for iPhone X/XS
- Best Designer Case: Kate Spade New York Case for iPhone X/XS
- Best Clear Case: Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS
- Best Wallet Folio: Snakehive Wallet for iPhone X/XS
- Best Value: Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case
- Thinnest: Totallee Thin iPhone X Case
- Best Two-Layer Case: Speck Presidio for iPhone X/XS
- Most Protective: SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X
- Best Battery Case: Mophie Juice Pack Air Wireless Protective Battery Case for Apple iPhone X
Best Overall: Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone X
One of our favorite iPhone X cases, the Spigen Neo Hybrid 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
Best Grip: Otter + Pop Symmetry Series for iPhone X/XS
OtterBox and PopSocket had a baby, and this is it. This Otter + Pop 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. This is one of the more uniquely functional iPhone X cases.
- Built-in PopSocket PopGrip
- Huge variety of color/pattern combos
Best Designer Case: Kate Spade New York Case for iPhone X/XS
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.
- Gorgeous designer looks
- Slim profile
Best Clear Case: Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS
Protect your iPhone while letting its beauty shine through with the Mous Clarity case. 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 Wallet Folio: Snakehive Wallet for iPhone X/XS
Snakehive offers excellent quality iPhone cases at reasonable prices. 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.
- Carry ID/cards
- Kickstand for video viewing
- Suede-like nubuck
- Variety of color options
- Bulkier than non-folio cases
Best Value: Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case
Smartish (formerly known as Silk) 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.
- Nicely priced
- Variety of colors and styles
Thinnest: Totallee Thin iPhone X Case
The Totallee Thin iPhone case is a super thin and lightweight case; in fact, it's one of the thinnest iPhone X cases you can buy. It's well-built and made of durable polypropylene, so it offers grip and protection without the added bulk. At only 0.02 inches in thickness, this case won't detract from the sleek design of your shiny phone.
- Absolute minimal case
- Doesn't hide the iPhone's lines
- Doesn't offer much protection against drops
Best Two-Layer Case: Speck Presidio for iPhone X/XS
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.
- 10-foot drop protection
- Variety of colors and styles
- Bulkier than some cases
Most Protective: SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X
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 cases
Best Battery Case: Mophie Juice Pack Air Wireless Protective Battery Case for Apple iPhone X
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.
- Extra 30 hours iPhone battery life
- Slimmer battery case
- Charge case and phone simultaneously
- MFi certified
- Heavier than regular cases
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 Hybridon my iPhone X for months and love it. It manages to offer fantastic protection while maintaining a relatively slim profile that doesn't mess with the iPhone X's ability to wireless charge. If you prefer a battery iPhone X case to extend your usage time on the go, we've got you covered. We've also rounded up waterproof iPhone X cases and iPhone X wallet cases.
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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