Best Waterproof Cases for iPhone X iMore 2020
Yes, the iPhone X is water-resistant, but that IP67 rating means it's only good in up to 3 feet of water for around half an hour. If you want to do any underwater photography with your iPhone X or you simply want to protect it even further, just in case, then check out these cases that make it waterproof.
- Highly-recommended: Catalyst waterproof case
- Military drop-tested: LifeProof FRE
- Budget option: Ounne waterproof case
- IP68 rating: Spidercase waterproof case
- Underwater photography: HItcase Splash
- Phone pouch: Joto dry bag
Catalyst's case boasts water resistance to 33 feet (10 meters), and it's passed the military drop-test of 2 meters (6.6 feet). It also keeps dirt, sand, and snow out. Plus, it features a clear front and back, so you can fully protect your iPhone X without losing its beauty to a bulky case.
Ask anyone to name a waterproof case, and LifeProof just might be the first thing out of their mouth. The FRE series is a standout, and it maintains the tradition with the iPhone X version. Available in six color combinations, the FRE features a built-in screen protector, snow-, water-, and dust-proofing, and it meets military standards for the 2-meter drop test.
Ounne's waterproof case features a cool studded design on the outer edges as well as a built-in screen protector. It has a hard shell that's easy to snap on, and military drop protection up to 2 meters.
Spidercase's good-looking $20 waterproof case comes in all black or white with a translucent back and claims to be able to protect your iPhone X in up to 33 feet of water (for a half-hour). You still maintain access to all of your phone's ports and buttons without having to remove the case, and it's rated to survive drops of up to 2 meters.
The $100 Hitcase Splash features an IP68 water resistance rating, which means your iPhone X is good in up to 10 feet of water. If you're an avid iPhone photographer, this is the case you need. The Hitcase's additional lenses easily fit onto the Splash case and are meant for just as much splashy fun as the case itself.
If you're not looking for an all-the-time-case and just want something to use to shoot underwater photography and use by the pool, then I recommend Joto's universal dry bag. It fits any phone up to 6 inches (the iPhone X is 5.8). It's rated IPX8 and can handle depths of up to 100 feet, so it's perfect for snapping photos underwater, and the clear front and back make it easy to use.
Extra protection never hurt anyone
While the iPhone X is already water-resistant, it's no secret that water and electronics don't mix. Having a solid waterproof case gives you the ability to rest easy the next time you go camping, to the beach, or are hanging by the pool.
Our favorite case when it comes to the waterproof variety is by far the Catalyst waterproof case. It may be a tad on the expensive side, but it fits the iPhone X super well and for a protective case feels quite slim!
Of course, not everyone is willing to drop that much on an iPhone case, so if you're looking for something cheaper, the Ounne waterproof case is a good budget option. The snap-on shell is super easy to take on and off. Plus, the case is thin enough to support the wireless charging of the iPhone X still so that you can put it on your Qi charging pad with no problems!
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