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The best iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s cases

Apple has sold hundreds of millions of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 over the last two plus years, and for many the 4-inch version is still the preferred size and shape for both palm and pocket. Whether you just bought your iPhone 5s, or have had your iPhone 5 since launch, keeping it in the best condition possible means keeping it in the best case possible. So, whether you're looking for something extra tough, slim and stylish, a flip cover, a wallet, or something in between, here's are some of my current favorites!

Your favorites?

Those of you with an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, which cases have been your favorites? Let me know in the comments!

Editor-at-very-large at Mobile Nations, gamer, giant.

20 Comments
  • It's awesome.
  • I just wanted to say, I still think the 5 and 5S are one of the best looking iPhones ever. The 6 and 6 Plus are nice, but the 5's were far more handsome.
  • Couldn't agree more! I just love the aesthetics of 5/5s.. !! My fav case - Apple Leather case in Red or Black colour. Sent from the iMore App
  • I totally agree
    I'm still in love with my gold iPhone 5s Sent from the iMore App
  • I TOTALLY agree with you! Sent from the iMore App
  • I agree! I just love the design of my 5S :) Sent from the iMore App
  • Yep Sent from the iMore App
  • Most absolutely agree!
  • My favorite is the Spigen Ultra hybrid case. It protects your iPhone with air cushions while letting you appreciate it's beauty through the transparent back and also easy access to all buttons & ports. And the best part is..you can pop in any photo you like to set it as the back drop of your iPhone.. So you can get a new look every time you switch the inlays! Isn't that cool? Image from http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SEi-A5NdL.jpg. Sent from the iMore App
  • My favorite is the Spigen Ultra hybrid case. It protects your iPhone with air cushions while letting you appreciate it's beauty through the transparent back and also easy access to all buttons & ports. And the best part is..you can pop in any photo you like to set it as the back drop of your iPhone.. So you can get a new look every time you switch the inlays! Isn't that cool? Sent from the iMore App
  • Why spend so much when you can really good cases at Monoprice for next to nothing. Here's one that sells for $5.10 https://www.imore.com/e?link=https2F2Fclick-100048...
  • Monoprice has even cheaper ones and they're really good.
  • EDIT: I see now that this is for the iPhone 5S but either way the case below is still solid for the 6 :) iStand 6 was an indiegogo campaign that I backed and I have been really happy with the case. It's a full case with a 3500 mAh battery. and a kickstand. The company (esorun) has apparently started allowing other third parties to sell them. I came across this one on Amazon. Can't beat it for the price. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z2P6RF0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_oC-Vvb0XS9J1V?tag=h... Sent from the iMore App
  • The case market is the biggest scam in the mobile industry. Once I found out how pleasant and cost effective TPU is, I have never has a reason to use anything else. TPU is thin and flexible, but doesn't grab your pockets like rubber or silicone. Cruzerlite is my manufacturer of choice, but I'm sure that there are other leaders in the discount TPU case industry. You can literally pick up an iPhone TPU cases on Amazon for pennies. They are extraordinarily effective for impact absorption, even for face drops, and they hold the phone well, so that it doesn't pop out on impact. I dropped My company iPhone 5S in a stairwell, 3 flights up. It side impacted the first rail down, popped up 5 feet went straight down and landed on its face. No damage. The only damage that TPU won't protect you from is crushing, but unless you work on a construction site, I can't imagine that crushing is much of a concern.
  • the best iphone cases are incipio frequency, incipio NGP and speck pixelskin HD
  • I started with a Otterbox Defender. It’s nearly bulletproof but really big and bulky. I use 2 now depending on where I’m going or what I’m doing. I use a Platinum Series with belt clip and a Logitech Protection [+] with [+] Trip vent clip in the car.
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  • Still have the Otterbox Defender and it keeps my 5S scratch proof. Sent from the iMore App