Best Cheap Cases for iPhone XR iMore 2019

You've laid 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 + Quality: Spigen Neo Hybrid

Spigen is a longtime favorite brand; their 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; the two other shades, Jet Black and Satin Silver, cost a couple dollars more.

$15+ at Amazon

Sparkle time: Spigen Liquid Crystal

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.

$13+ at Amazon

Clear highlight: CASEKOO Case

This little cheapie is mostly clear with a highlight of metallic color around the bumper. At 1 mm thick, it will provide some drop protection with much bulk. A raised bezel around the camera provides some protection there. Choose from Red, Black, or Silver.

$10 at Amazon

Kung-fu grip: Silk Grip Case

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 a number of fun patterns for customization. Bonus: a screen protector is included in the price.

$12 at Amazon

Apple dupe: SURPHY Silicone Case

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 instead of printing it on the outside. It comes in a handful of appealing colors.

$13 at Amazon

Sporty stripes: VRS Slim Case

VRS offers a slim, clear TPU case with just a little something extra: textured stripes and a jaunty red label. The wavy striped texture was created to prevent smudges and scratches. The case is designed to be anti-yellowing as well.

$11 at Amazon

Card holder: Fly Hawk PU Leather Wallet Case

This highly rated, inexpensive case is made from PU leather. PU leather is also known as bi-cast leather, or split leather, and it consists of a split leather backing and a polyurethane coating. Generally, PU leather cases are going to be cheaper than other cases, but that doesn't mean they aren't worthwhile. This brand is quite popular on Amazon. Choose from Black, Brown, Blue, Khaki, Red, or Gray.

$14 at Amazon

Old meets new: ESR Marble Case

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.

$13 at Amazon

Tough but pretty: Sonix Case

The Sonix brand cases are sold at high-end department stores, usually for a lot more money. While this isn't the cheapest case on this list, it usually costs more than it does on Amazon right now. It comes in tons of fun colors and patterns but don't let the cute looks fool you: it's military drop test certified to 6.6 feet.

$19 at Amazon

Inexpensive Folio Wallet: Rssviss Leather 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 reasonably priced 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.

$18 at Amazon

Basic cheapie: SKTGSLAMY TPU Case

This is your absolute basic TPU case. It's clear, flexible, protective, and cheap. 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.

$8 at Amazon

Wood grain: Mthinkor Slim Wood Case

Wood grain adds an interesting visual warmth to this TPU case. The Mthinkor Slim Wood Case comes in three different colors/grains: Black Apricot, Black Sandalwood, and Red Sandalwood. Bonus: it comes with a tempered glass screen protector.

$12 at Amazon

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. Personally, I'd go for the Sonix Case. It doesn't skimp on quality or protection. With so many different designs to choose from, and an under-$25 price tag, you could even pick up several.

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