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Spigen Enzo iPhone Case review: Classy Italian leather case — but at a price

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Hero
(Image: © Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

Our Verdict

Bottom line: This is an elegant MagSafe case you're sure to love if you don't mind certain issues.

For

  • Full-grain Italian leather
  • MagSafe compatible
  • Slim and sleek
  • Diamond-cut metal accents
  • Soft microfiber interior
  • Wrist strap included

Against

  • Very pricey
  • Raised metal logo
  • Only one color
  • Only for three iPhone models

Spigen is primarily known for its well-priced, great-quality tech accessories. However, the Enzo case marks a bit of a departure: while it is of excellent quality, the price point is on another level. Crafted from Italian Genoma™ leather, this svelte MagSafe-compatible iPhone case features diamond-cut metal accents. It also comes with an included wrist strap that you can attach for extra security while holding your iPhone.

Spigen Enzo iPhone Case: Price and availability

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Wrist Strap

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Wrist Strap (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

The Spigen Enzo iPhone Case is available for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max on Spigen's website. Black is the only color option. It costs $150.

Spigen Enzo iPhone Case: What's good

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Side View

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Side View (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

The back is crafted from full-grain Italian Genoma™ leather, which is a two-year-old cowhide that's been vegetable-tanned for over a year. The anodized aluminum accents include the camera module lip, Sleep/Wake button, volume buttons, and Spigen logo. They are diamond-cut for a precise bezel finish, and the line in the middle of each button and around the camera module adds texture and a unique look.

The edges of the case are smooth and rubbery; they are neither grippy nor slippery. The lip of the case extends just enough over the iPhone screen to offer face-down protection. Cutouts for the camera module, mute switch, Lightning port, and speakers are properly sized for full functionality.

Looking for a slim but protective elegant black leather case with diamond-cut metal accents and MagSafe compatibility?

Along one side of the case are two small holes for attaching the included leather wrist strap. You can use the strap for extra security while holding your iPhone if you wish. The MagSafe magnetic ring is visible on the inside of the case, which is lined with soft microfiber. The MagSafe ring on this case works nicely, giving a nice "snap" with my MagSafe accessories.

Overall, the case feels sufficiently protective while remaining streamlined and slim. Each case also includes a certification of authenticity, a lifetime warranty, and access to a specialized team to provide quick support.

Spigen Enzo iPhone Case: What's not good

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Bottom View

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Bottom View (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

My main concern about this case is the price. As you'll see below in the "Competition" section, there are plenty of other luxury leather options that cost much less.

For some reason Spigen chose to use a raised, metal logo on the back. Since it's raised, it might get in the way of certain MagSafe accessories, causing them not to work properly. Obviously, there won't be any issue with the perfectly round accessories such as the Apple MagSafe charger. The problem is the more elongated accessories such as wallets, grips, and batteries, that cover the logo area. I tested this case with the PopSocket PopGrip for MagSafe and surprisingly, the magnetic connection was still quite strong and it worked fine. I also tried the OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe and the connection definitely wasn't as strong. It still stayed put, but it was easier to jostle out of place, which isn't good. The battery did still charge the iPhone like it's supposed to, regardless.

If you want to get nit-picky, I did find the wrist strap difficult to attach, since the holes are small and the string is a bit floppy. I'd also like to see this case in more color options since black wouldn't generally be my first choice. Also, the Spigen Enzo case isn't available for the iPhone 12 or older models, only for the iPhone 13 lineup (not including the iPhone 13 mini).

Spigen Enzo iPhone Case: Competition

iPhone 13 Pro Apple Leather Case Hero

iPhone 13 Pro Apple Leather Case Hero (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

Apple's own Leather Case with MagSafe comes in some gorgeous colors, so there is something for everyone. It's available for all of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup. It's also high-quality leather, yet at $59 it's well under half the price of the Spigen case.

Woolnut Leather Case For Iphone With Magsafe Lifestyle Hero

Woolnut Leather Case For Iphone With Magsafe Lifestyle Hero (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

The Woolnut Leather iPhone Case with MagSafe has more of a nubbly texture than the Spigen Enzo Case, which may or may not be preferable to the smooth leather of other cases, depending on your taste. I'd also say it's more streamlined and less protective than the Enzo. It comes in two colors and is available for many iPhone models, but the MagSafe feature is only for the iPhone 13 lineup. Pricewise, it's in the $60 price range, like the Apple Leather Case.

Nomad Rugged Case With Magsafe For iPhone 12 with patina

Nomad Rugged Case With Magsafe For iPhone 12 with patina (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

The Nomad Rugged Leather Case with MagSafe comes in a few natural leather colors and is available for a bunch of iPhone models; but the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups offer MagSafe compatibility. This case is a bit thicker and more protective than the Enzo, offering up to 10-foot drop protection. This case is also in the $60 price range, making it quite a bit cheaper than the Spigen Enzo iPhone Case.

Spigen Enzo iPhone Case: Should you buy it?

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Interior

Spigen Enzo Iphone Case Lifestyle Interior (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

You should buy this if ...

  • You want an upscale black Italian full-grain leather iPhone case
  • You want a slim, protective case with MagSafe capability
  • You want sophisticated metal accents

You shouldn't buy this if...

  • The price is prohibitive
  • You have any model iPhone besides the 13, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max
  • The raised logo gets in the way of your MagSafe accessories

If you're looking for a slim but protective elegant black leather case with diamond-cut metal accents and MagSafe compatibility, check out the Spigen Enzo iPhone Case. However, if the price is too much, or you have any iPhone besides the 13, 13 Pro, or Pro Max, or the logo will get in the way of your MagSafe accessories, then keep on looking.

The Spigen Enzo iPhone Case is certainly an appealing case. With a soft microfiber interior, MagSafe ring, diamond-cut metal accents, and full-grain Italian Genoma™ leather, it looks and feels amazing. The case is slim and sleek yet provides plenty of coverage to protect your iPhone. Functionally it works well with the iPhone and a convenient wrist strap is included in case you want that extra layer of security. However, it's only for the iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max, and it only comes in one color: black. And the raised logo may present an issue for certain MagSafe accessories. The biggest pill to swallow is the price; it's well over double the price of comparable cases from other brands.

Updated April 2022: After further consideration, the rating of this product was altered to reflect a design flaw in the case.

Karen S Freeman
Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.

3 Comments
  • To me ... all these cases are pretty much created equally and they all have pretty much the same feature set. So, based purely on aesthetics, the Nomad one with the white plastic and tan leather is the only really original and attractive one. That's the one I'd buy. In particular, a black leather case is a black leather case, they might feel different and have subtle styling differences, but in the end they are all the same boring black leather case. If you don't need the wrist strap and you're dead set on the black leather thing, I'd say the Apple case is a better option.
  • You missed the biggest negative of the case - the Spigen logo on the back causes the wallet, batteries, and most mounts to be raised up a bit from the back of the case, lessening the strength of the magnets. That with the price make this a huge no for me.
  • Thanks for pointing this out! You are correct that the raised logo is unnecessary and annoying. However, I tested the case with several MagSafe accessories and found that they still worked (the MagSafe battery definitely wasn't quite as secure but still charged), despite not sitting perfectly flush. The PopSocket PopGrip was still tight. I will update the review to reflect that, though, because it's definitely a noteworthy flaw.