Best Thin Cases for iPhone XS iMore 2021

So you have an iPhone XS and want to protect it from minor scratches and bumps without sacrificing the original feel of the phone itself? If you answered yes to that, then you're searching for an ultra-thin case. Fortunately, we've got you covered with some great options.

Best for Most: totallee Thin iPhone XS Case

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If you want the thinnest case out there, then totallee has you covered. This Thin iPhone XS Case is only 0.02mm thick, so you'll barely feel anything at all. It's thin enough to protect your device from scratches, but don't expect anything beyond that. It's made for people who want to have a naked iPhone, but don't want anything to scuff it up at the same time.

From $13 at Amazon

The Original: Peel Super Thin iPhone XS Case

Peel cases are paper-thin at 0.35mm and fully or semi-transparent, depending on the color you choose. Even if you go with a color, such as Rose Gold, the semi-transparent (frosted) matte finish still lets your phone's natural beauty shine through. There's also no branding whatsoever, so your device retains its natural glory.

$29 at Peel

Affordable: RANVOO Slim Fit Ultra Thin Case

The RANVOO Slim Fit is an ultra-thin (0.3mm) and lightweight cover for your iPhone XS. It'll protect it from basic scratches and nicks. It also provides a nice matte finish with an anti-scratch coating to your phone.

$12 at Amazon

Reliable: Spigen Thin Fit Case

The Thin Fit case is one of Spigen's most slim and lightweight offerings at 0.4mm. It's rigid enough to protect your device from everyday scratches, and all of the cutouts are precise for easy access. It protects your phone from pesky scratches while not sacrificing how your iPhone was meant to be used.

From $11 at Amazon

Flexible: ESR Slim Soft TPU case

The ESR Slim Fit is a jelly-like case that is flexible and protective. It's also incredibly thin at 1mm, so it won't bulk up your phone while protecting it from everyday wear and tear.

From $6 at Amazon

Trendy: TORRAS Slim Soft Marble Case

Marble designs are quite popular right now, so this case from TORRAS would be a great fit for fashionistas. It's a thin (0.4mm) and flexible jelly case with a glossy marble design that comes in several different color patterns.

From $10 at Amazon

Budget pick: TOZO Ultra Slim Thin

If you're on a budget, then this case from Baseus should fit the bill. It provides everyday protection from scratches and nicks, and at 0.5mm, it adds little bulk to your phone, so you'll enjoy it as it was meant to be.

$9 at Amazon

Protective: Spigen Thin Fit 360

Spigen's Thin Fit 360 is a relatively thin case at 0.8mm, but it goes the whole nine yards. You get full coverage on all sides, and it comes with a glass screen protector. Miraculously, it adds very little bulk to your device.

From $10 at Amazon

Great grip: TORRAS Love Series Liquid Silicone Gel Case

This fairly thin (0.7mm) silicone case provides a silky soft touch and grip when using your device. It adds no bulk to your device and offers easy access to all ports and buttons. The inside of the case is lined with microfiber material, so it will never scratch your phone.

From $14 at Amazon

Apple selection: Apple Silicone Case

If you don't mind splurging, you can't go wrong with Apple's own Silicone cases. They're thin and fit snugly on your device without adding more bulk. The silicone is soft and grippy, and the inside is lined with microfiber so it won't scratch it up.

From $31 at Amazon

Minimalist: Caudabe The Sheath

The Sheath is a super thin (0.9mm), gel-like, flexible polymer case that provides excellent shock absorption while maintaining a minimal aesthetic. It also comes in several colors. It is one of the bulkier cases on this list, however.

$26 at Caudabe

Gold standard in minimalism: Caudabe The Veil XT

The Veil XT is super thin, clocking in at only 0.35mm thick. It provides good everyday wear and tear protection, and the frosted color option lets your device's natural appearance peek through.

$25 at Amazon

The slimmer, the better

There you have it, folks — these are some of the thinnest and most lightweight cases you can get for your iPhone XS. They're great for protecting your device from minor scratches and nicks, but keep in mind that these aren't designed for major drops or when your device gets run over. Of course, there are great cases for that, too.

If we had to pick one, we'd go with the totallee Thin iPhone XS case. It's the thinnest option available and definitely gives you that authentic no-case feel while protecting it from bumps and scuffs. This is the case for people who really don't want a case, but want to avoid at least scratching up their iPhones.

If you're willing to spend a little bit more and go just a little bit thicker, the Apple Silicone Case is a stunner. Its design is simple yet perfect for the iPhone, created by Apple to hug the iPhone's every curve. Rather than take away from your iPhone's looks, Apple's Silicone Case enhances it with an array of beautiful colors and a familiar Apple logo on the back. While still being a very thin case, this one adds a bit more protection with its soft silicone outside and microfiber lining inside.

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