If you want to wrap your brand new iPhone X in a protective layer, you might as well buy a case for it! Here are the best cases for iPhone X.
- Nomad Leather iPhone X Cases
- Mujjo Leather cases for iPhone X
- Native Union CLIC
- Totallee Thin iPhone X Cases
- Speck Presidio iPhone X Cases
- Peel Super Thin iPhone X Case
- X-Doria iPhone X Cases
- Pad and Quill Leather and Wood iPhone X Cases
- Apple iPhone X Leather Case
- Apple iPhone X Silicone Case
- Apple's iPhone X Leather Folio case
- Pad & Quill Traveler
Nomad is known for creating pragmatic, minimalist cases for people on the go, and its line of iPhone X cases definitely falls in line with that reputation.
Each case is made of a combination of high-grade polycarbonate fused to a rubber TPE bumper and vegetable-tanned Horween leather so you get full perimeter and screen protection from drops up to six feet while still achieving that adventure-inspired practical look. Nomad promises that the case will even develop a "rich patina" after extended use.
The line consists of multiple different case styles:
- The $40 Clear Case (pictured)
- The $45 Rugged Case
- The $40 Wallet Case
- The $50 Leather Folio
- The $50 Clear Folio
Nomad recommends the Rugged Case for those of us with a more demanding lifestyle (or — let's be honest — the clumsier among us), and the multi-functional Folio or Wallet cases for minimalists who don't like carrying excess belongings. The rest of the cases are well-suited to everyday use.
Mujjo makes sleek looking leather cases for your iPhone that look like they belong in a briefcase on Wall Street. The cases designed specifically for the iPhone X have plenty of unique features, like how the cutouts for the camera and mute button are curved inward to add a smoothness to the look while making button access more convenient. The case is raised up by just 1mm to protect your screen from scratches when laid flat, but not add too much bulk. My favorite thing about the Mujjo line of leather cases is the new color addition: Olive. It's simply gorgeous. If shades of natural green strike your fancy like they do mine, you'll be drooling over the olive leather model, too.
If olive isn't your color, Mujjo also makes cases in tan, black, and gray. You can get a standard case for about $45 or a wallet case, which holds two to three cards, for about $45.
Native Union has some of the most stylish Apple accessories on the market. The company's CLIC cases for iPhone X come in several models — leather color block, wood, card holder, marble, and canvas — and offer the perfect balance of protection and thinness.
The uniquely designed CLIC Marquetry, for example, features genuine Italian Nappa leather that's been hand-carved and rendered in several unique colors.
If you're looking for a stand-out case to pair with your stand-out phone, check out Native Union's entire line of CLIC cases. Prices range from $35 to $80.
These super slim, branding-free cases are available for both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and they come in eight different colors so it's likely one of your favorites is in the mix. Plus, the company donates 10 percent of the proceeds from the Jet Red and Coral Blue color options to the United Nations Foundation's global fund to fight HIV/AIDS and the Marine Conservation Institute respectively.
The 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. Best part: they only cost between $10 and $20, they come with a two-year warranty, and they're available to ship in 24 hours.
Speck's line of 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 definitely find one that suits your individual preferences and needs. Love glitter? They've got you covered for just $45. Need a phone case with grip? They've got that for $40. Hate it all and prefer that your iPhone look as naked as possible? There's a perfectly clear case for $40, too.
It also bears mentioning that these cases come with a lifetime warranty!
Peel claims to be the creator of the original barely-there iPhone case, so it's no surprise that the company is adding an über slim iPhone X version to its roster. This case comes in seven colors, offers bump and scratch protection and features laser-cut holes for the speakers and buttons. There's also a subtle lip on the back of the case to protect the phone's dual camera lens. In addition, it won't interfere with wireless charging, so you'll never have to take it off.
The CEO of Peel's parent company Need/Want, Marshall Haas, had this to say about the case:
The iPhone X has such a beautiful OLED screen and nearly bezel-less profile that Peel cases perfectly complement it. It won't even feel or look like you have a case on.
The Super Thin iPhone X Case is available for purchase now for $25.
X-Doria offers two different styles of iPhone case to meet your needs. The first, called Defense cases, combine hard polycarbonate, soft rubber and anodized aluminum to offer military-grade protection for your iPhone X. The second, called the Dash case, isn't quite as durable as the Defense cases, but if you require less intense protection it's probably the more aesthetically pleasing option.
The Defense Shield case (pictured) comes in a handful of different colors and will cost you $30. You can choose from iridescent, black, rose gold and red. If you want a completely clear Defense Shield case, those are only $25. Each Defense Shield case has two layers of shock-absorbing rubber and a raised front lip to keep your phone screen from touching any surface it's set upon.
The Defense Lux case offers even more protection due to the fact that instead of polycarbonate, it uses machined metal around the perimeter and is guaranteed to endure 10-foot drops onto concrete. It's a bit more expensive at $35, and comes in black carbon, black leather, and ballistic nylon.
The Dash case, like the Defense Shield case, is $30, and features a clear polycarbonate top and a leather-like bottom. Unfortunately, the only color option is the black/clear combo.
Pad and Quill's mission is to bring old-world craftsmanship into the smartphone-laden future, and its iPhone X Cases do just that. Each case is hand-assembled in St. Paul, Minn. at Pad and Quill's historic bindery. The leather cases are made from a combo of American top grain leather and Baltic birch wood, and the all-wood option — the Timberline case — comes in your choice of cherry, walnut, or rosewood.
If you're worried about these cases hindering wireless charging capabilities, don't! Each case is 100 percent compatible with wireless charging.
Like the Nomad cases, these cases come in a variety of different styles:
- Little Pocket Book Wallet Case - $80
- Bella Fino Wallet Case - $90
- Luxury Pocket Book Wallet Case - $110
- Heritage Bella Fino Wallet Case - $100
- Heritage Pocket Book Wallet Case - $120
- Timberline Case - $40
These cases are available for purchase now. The luxury leather versions are a bit on the pricey side, but if you want an incredibly beautiful handcrafted wallet case, it may be worth the investment.
We would, of course, be remiss if we didn't mention Apple's own cases for its products.
Apple's $49 Leather iPhone X case comes in 13 different colors and is made out of specially tanned and finished European leather, so like the Nomad case, it will develop a natural patina over time. It also won't hinder your phone from charging wirelessly, and promises to be super soft to the touch while still offering adequate protection.
Apple's Silicone case option for the iPhone X is pretty similar to its leather counterpart. It hugs the iPhone without adding a ton of extra bulk, and fits snugly over the volume and side buttons. Its silicone finish is smooth and satiny, and again, the case won't keep you from wirelessly charging your device.
The iPhone X Silicone case also comes in 16 colors, and will run you $39.
Apple added a new line of cases with the launch of the iPhone X: The Leather Folio. This attractive looking case is made from tanned and tinted European leather with a microfiber lining. It has a flip-over front flap that protects that edge-to-edge screen. Knowing how much folio fans love to tuck their important cards away, Apple was kind enough to add a sleeve inside the front flap big enough to hold "your bills, small notes, and several cards." The nice thing about this wallet style folio is the cardholder is on the top so you can wirelessly charge your iPhone without ruining your credit cards.
The $99 Leather Folio case comes in seven different colors.
Which case is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Updated August 2018: This article has been updated to include the latest links and prices for the cases listed.