The iPhone X looks different than any iPhone we have seen to date. With its beautiful edge-to-edge OLED display on the front and the vertical dual-camera system on the back, the iPhone X is a beautiful phone, and you're going to want to keep it that way.
If you're looking for a case that will not only protect your iPhone X but show off its bold style, you'll want a clear case! Here are our favorite clear cases for the iPhone X.
- Otterbox Symmetry
- Speck Presidio
- Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style
- Ringke Air
- Spigen Ultra Hybrid
- Incipio Feather Pure
Otterbox is known for its protective cases, and the Symmetry line offers that protection in a slimmer profile. The Symmetry series offers a number of different color choice and pattern options, but you can pick up the Symmetry case in a transparent option.Otterbox has spent hundreds of hours testing the case to make sure it will keep your phone protected while still looking great. It may be a bit more expensive than some of the others at $18, but it does come with a one-year warranty. Should you experience any defects in the case at all, you can get a replacement no problem.
If you want to have a protective case that doesn't take away from the beauty of your iPhone X, Speck's Presidio case is the way to go. The case provides a solid layer of protection that is designed to take an impact to the phone and other than a translucent Speck logo on the back, the case is totally transparent.With its scratch-resistant coating, you can ensure that both your phone and case stay looking great, and the precise cutouts make it easy to access all your ports. Plus, Speck has tested the materials it uses against UV light and the Presidio case should resist yellowing over time.You may pay a bit more for this case than other clear ones (about $17), but it is worth every penny you pay for it.
We regularly recommend the Unicorn Beetle Pro — which is a phenomenal heavy duty case — but this time we're recommending the Unicorn Beetle Style, which is a slender, sexier, and more transparent alternative.The Style cases feature a hard polycarbonate back with a more flexible TPU bumper around the edges. The PC is clear, while the TPU comes in black and rose gold, so you can admire your iPhone X while enjoying a little splash of color. For $11, this is a hell of a deal and a great case if you need more protection than what minimalist cases can offer.
The Ringke Air boasts MIL-STD 810G - 516.6 Certified Military Grade Drop Protection in a slim, form-fitting case that doesn't add much weight to the phone. The case will keep your phone looking great, let you show off the color of it, and prevent damages if you happen to drop it.The company is offering a crystal clear version, as well as some with a color tint so that they are mostly clear but have a slight tint to match your preference.They cost about $10 on Amazon; however, they have been seen on sale already for as low as $10. At that price you could easily pick a few of these cases up to make sure you always have a spare.
If you are looking for a great thin clear case, the Spigen Ultra Hybrid may be one to consider.The case offers a form fit, and is fully clear, allowing you to show off the back and sides of the phone and keep them protected. You won't add bulk to the phone, and it keeps it easy to hold thanks to its hard back and TPU-coated sides.I have used Spigen clear cases in the past, and I have found they have resisted turning yellow the best out of the clear cases I have personally used. Starting for about $13 on Amazon, you really can't go wrong by picking up one of these to try out.
Slim, sleek, and clear the Incipio Feather Pure case is perfect for people who want the beauty of their iPhone X shine through while still protecting that expensive back glass body.The Feather Pure is a single-layer rigid polycarbonate that snaps on easy, so you don't have to fuss when trying to put it in on, and it has cutouts for all the buttons along the sides of the phone giving you complete functionality.You can pick up the Incipio Feather Pure for about $21.
Which clear case do you intend on using with your iPhone X?
Let us know in the comments below!
Updated July 2018: These are still our favorite clear cases for your iPhone X!
Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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Can someone explain how they get these cases out so fast after the announcement of a new iPhone?
Case Manufacturers always get a dummy model of the new devices coming out. That gives them time to design and manufacture the cases before the actual phones are released to the public.
The Ringke Air has my vote. I discourage plain clear cases due to the possibility of yellowing down the line. I have a 7 Plus and got the smoke black case and it’s a perfect complement to my matte black iPhone. Perfectly thin yet let’s the beauty of my device shine through. I can imagine that it’d be the same for the X
I agree. I've had a number of Ringke cases and they are excellent for decent prices. One feature I like is the option to add a handstrap. They have the little holes to feed the cord through. This time I have opted for a Spigen. They have a case like the one noted, with a little magnetic stand that flips out. It only works in landscape, but is very unobtrusive and doesn't even seem to affect wireless charging.
I'm looking for a sleeve because I don't want a case spoiling the beauty of the phone. Only for when I'm on the move I'm looking for something to protect it. I've already did the same for all previous models of the iPhone I've had and it worked out pretty well that way.
What sleeves have you used in the past? I've tried Sena (too flimsly) and PDAir (closest to my old BlackBerry pouches). In the end I switched to a leather case from Vaja because the phones have just been too slippery.
Does a case on a phone that charges inductively (the Qi technology) compromise its charging ability? Seems like it would.
I've never had a problem, but I use pretty slim cases. I imagine the big industrial strength otter boxes might be different. I even have the Spigen case with the kickstand and am wirelessly charging just fine.
Ill go for speck, after installing and used it for few hours you can definitely feel the solid built quality. The back offers good anti smudge if your hands are sweaty. But the only diwnside us when installing and removing the case is a **** experienced. So far its good compare to the spigen ultra hybrid.
I’m rocking the Otterbox Symmetry on my iPhone X. So far so good!!
I'd highly highly recommend the Catalyst Impact case. It has a splash of color around the edge like the Supcase listed above but while it looks like it's probably similarly thin, it has a 10ft drop rating not just "exceeds mil-std". I've been running the Olive on my silver X for a few months now and the clear back has almost no scratches in it either. The little rotation control (the "k" word was censored?) to control the mute switch is also great especially if you have large fingers and have trouble with other cases. (I don't but just pointing it out as a feature)
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