Holster smartphone cases aren't always sexy, but they'll allow you to keep your phone close by without having to take up space in your pocket or handbag — perfect for those who need to go hands-free in the field. This type of case is also great protection if you are rough on phones. These are high-quality holster cases that offer both protection and hands-free convenience.
Look at that style
Featuring a pattern design, this holster case from Aduro offers a rubberized texture that makes it easier to grip. Included is a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing in both horizontal and vertical angles.
The Falcon full-body case offers full 360-degree protection by providing a shock-resistant bumper and drop-in tempered glass screen protector. Use the secure-fit companion holster when necessary; otherwise, show off the back of your phone.
Use with a regular case
Made from genuine leather, this holster with a belt clip will also work with iPhone Plus models. Better still, it can accommodate most single- and dual-layer cases of up to 0.55-inches in thickness. In other words, it's perhaps the most flexible holster case on this list.
For peace of mind
Featuring a hard, polycarbonate exterior and a flexible, shock-absorbing TPU core, this case provides the protection you need from every day falls. The built-in screen protector defends against scratches and cracks, and the belt clip holster is detachable.
If you're looking for something a little bit different, consider this case by Zizo, which is offered in 10 different color combinations. Featuring a built-in kickstand for hands-free use, this case ships with a Glass Screen Protector too.
Making the Case
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It's never pretty when your expensive iPhone falls out of your pocket and shatters. Especially for those who need their phone well-protected and on-hand while they work, a holster case can be a great solution. Our favorite is the Aduro Case because of its sleek look and simple clip-style holster.
If that's not your cup of tea, there are plenty of great options on this list. Whether you're looking for one that will turn heads like the Zizo Bolt Series or one that blends into the background like this i-Blason ArmorBox case, these iPhone XS Max cases with holsters are worth considering. Each option should provide years of protection and keep your device on hand at all times.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.