You've forked out a lot of cash for that gorgeous new iPhone XR. You want to keep it safe and looking pristine, but you don't want to spend a lot of money to do so (you've already spent so much money as it is!). Or, maybe you like having several different cases to swap out for different looks, and you don't want to break the bank. Either way, here are some of our favorite cheap cases for the iPhone XR.
Price and quality
Spigen is a longtime favorite brand; its mix of price and quality can't be beaten. You can't go wrong with any of its cases, but the Neo Hybrid has an unusual and masculine look. The shade shown here is Gunmetal, also available in two other shades, Jet Black and Satin Silver.
I love this sparkly number from Spigen. It's a simple, flexible TPU case for slim protection. If this Glitter Rose Quartz isn't your shade, you can pick up the Glitter Crystal Quartz or Crystal Clear instead.
This little number is mostly clear with a highlight of color around the bumper. It's thin and will provide some drop protection without much bulk. A raised bezel around the camera offers some protection there as well. Choose from Black, Gray, HD Clear, Red, or Rose Gold.
The Silk Grip Case is designed for — you guessed it — grip. The soft case has textured sides so that it won't fall out of your hands. It comes in several colors, and you can choose from several fun patterns for customization. Bonus: a screen protector is included.
Modeled after Apple's iconic silicone case, this one is similarly lined with microfiber. I like that SURPHY put the branding on the inside of the case, and it comes in a handful of appealing colors.
Old meets new
Blending the old world look of marble with the newest tech is a fun juxtaposition. This flexible TPU case from ESR gives your phone a different look without breaking the bank. It comes in three shades of Sierra "marble," Black, Gray Gold, and White.
Flowers and stripes
The MOSNOVO case is super gorgeous with its floral and striped design, but don't let the pretty fool you. It'll add some serious protection to your iPhone with its shock-absorbing TPU frame and solid backplate. The dual-layer case is also totally see-through in some parts, so you'll still be able to show off the color of your iPhone XR.
Inexpensive Folio Wallet
This case is described as PU leather but also as faux leather, so I'm not sure if there is any natural leather in this case or not. Regardless, it's a neat folio wallet style case that holds your credit cards, can be propped up to watch videos, and has a magnetic closure. It comes in just one color in the XR size: black with a sporty red stripe, as shown here.
This is your absolute basic TPU case; it's clear, flexible, protective, and cheap. Plus, you can see the color of your iPhone XR through the case. No bells or whistles on this one, which is sort of the point.
Cheap doesn't mean second-rate
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Just because your case is cheap, it doesn't have to be simple. Well, it can be if that's what you like. But there are lots of options here without spending lots of money. I'd go for the Spigen Neo Hybrid. It doesn't skimp on quality or protection.
When you are excited about all of these cool designs, it'd be easy to see this and do a mad dash to find your wallet. If you had the Rssviss Leather Wallet,, you wouldn't have to look any further than the back of your phone. This may be the most useful case for people who are on-the-go or just forgetful. Hey, don't look at me...I just know my weak points.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.