Best Clear Cases for iPhone XR iMore 2019

The iPhone XR is the first iPhone in years to be released with amazing color options. Sure, you can get classic black or white, but you can also choose blue, yellow, coral, and (PRODUCT)RED. Why would you want to obscure that beauty with an opaque case? Here are some of the best options for protecting it without hiding the color.

Price and quality: Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Staff Favorite

Spigen is known for high-quality products at reasonable price points. The TPU bumper and durable PC back make this a protective hybrid case that won't add a ton of bulk to your phone.

$12 at Amazon

The ultra thin choice: Peel Super Thin Case

A clear Peel case won't get in the way of your iPhone's looks at all. In fact, you'll barely notice it's there. However, a case this thin is only for careful users, not for major drop protection.

$29 at Peel

Ultimate protection: Otterbox Pursuit Series Case

Otterbox is known for its amazing protection, and the Pursuit Series cases are some of the toughest clear cases you can find. The bumper is black, so it's not totally clear, but the back is transparent enough to let your favorite color shine through.

$80 at Otterbox

Have some fun!: CASETiFY iPhone XR Cases

CASETiFY offers a ton of colors and styles, many of which are primarily clear with a pattern. You can even add your own logo and/or photos to one of the clear cases for a case that is uniquely yours.

From $24 at CASETiFY

Simple protection: Speck Gemshell

A dual-layer protective bumper and clear back shows off your phone while protecting it from drops. It meets MIL-SPEC (military) drop standards while still maintaining a pretty slim profile.

$20 at Amazon

Frosted and fabulous: Silk Nudist

The Nudist has a matte frosted back, which gives your phone a slightly different, filtered appearance. Additionally, there are some whimsical patterns you can add to back if you want to go beyond plain clear. You'll still see your phone's color coming through.

$12 at Amazon

Clear with a kickstand: ESR Kickstand Case

ESR's Kickstand Case is a clear TPU case with a metal strip across the back. The metal strip swings out and acts as a kickstand that can be used at multiple angles. You can stand up the phone in portrait mode for FaceTime, or landscape mode for videos. It comes in several colors, including a translucent gray shade.

$18 at Amazon

Tough style: UAG Plasma Series

This tough case meets military drop-test standards from up to four feet. The look is masculine and cool, and yet the case weighs surprisingly little. The case doesn't get in the way of any of the phone's functionality.

$40 at Amazon

Metallic edge: DTTO Lightning Series Case

This clear TPU case from DTTO has a metallic edge so you can add just a touch of color to enhance and highlight your iPhone XR. Choose from red, blue, black, gold, or silver at different price points.

From $12 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.

$7 at Amazon

Thin but rigid: Caudabe Synthesis

Caudabe's Synthesis is thin, but not too thin. The outer bumper is flexible and has a textured grip so your iPhone won't slip out of your hands. The back is rigid and smooth to the touch with a frosted finish.

$25 at Amazon

Basic option: Trianium Clarium Case

This is a basic, inexpensive option. There are no decorative flourishes or fancy detailing. It's just a clear shock-absorbing, scratch-resistant polycarbonate case that won't detract from the beauty of your iPhone XR.

$6 at Amazon

Cute designs: Ciel by Cyrill Case

Here is a fun, inexpensive clear case with a pattern printed on it. Cover your iPhone with cactii, pineapples, roses, and more.

From $12 at Amazon

Cornering the market: COMWINN Clear iPhone XR Case

This basic clear case is about as cheap as a case can get. But it's more than just a basic case; it has added protection at the corners where you need it most.

$6 at Amazon

Which is best for you?

Whether you're choosing an iPhone XR in a fun color like red or yellow, or a classic color like silver or space gray, you're going to want to show it off. Clear cases allow you to do that while still offering some protection. My personal favorite is the Spigen Ultra Hybrid because it looks great and offers solid protection against scratches and scuffs.

If you want to have a little fun with color and pattern but still want the iPhone XR to show through, the Ciel by Cyrill Case is a nice option. If you find yourself needed to prop up your iPhone, the ESR Kickstand Case will certainly come in handy. If you want to truly personalize your case, go for CASETiFY and upload your very own design.

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