Best iPhone XS Cases iMore 2020

Who doesn't love getting a brand new gorgeous case for their iPhone, especially when it's a pricey iPhone XS? Even though it's a few years old in the market, the iPhone XS is still a great phone to have and gets the job done. A case makes a phone seem even more special and remain in good shape over time. When it comes to getting the best protection for your iPhone XS, these are our go-to choices.

Waterproof: Lanhiem iPhone Xs Case

Staff Pick

The Lanhiem Waterproof case keeps your iPhone safe and dry, without adding a lot of heft to your phone or interfering with regular phone operation. It features two clear hardshell panels on the front and back, which snap together perfectly, and comes off in seconds. The band around the side of the case has a rubbery feel allowing the case to sit comfortably in your hand without feeling flimsy.

£18 at Amazon

Slim fit: TORRAS Slim Fit iPhone XS Case

This is the minimalist protection option for people that don't want to add any noticeable bulk to their phones. The exterior has a matte finish which is soft to touch. This case is just 0.03 inches thick, and it may not protect your phone from very severe falls. If you're looking for scratch protection more than drop protection, Torras is an excellent option.

£12 at Amazon

Absolute clarity: ESR Clear Case

You don't want a case covering up your gorgeous phone, but you know you need a little something. Enter ESR with its ultra-thin cases. You are going to get decent drop protection without a clingy wet look. A clear case that's about 1mm thick shows off your phone's flawless design, like nothing is there, and still ward off scratches. It's great for the absolute minimalist. No branding and no bulk to be seen!

£6 at Amazon

Extra juice when you need it: RUNSY Battery Case

The 5000mAh Li-polymer rechargeable RUNSY Battery Case basically doubles your iPhone's battery life. The case is ruggedly designed to help prevent damage from impacts (like dropping your iPhone) and comes with accurate button cutouts. The small LED lights on the back of the case indicate the current battery power left in the battery case, so you'll always know when its time to charge it up.

£24 at Amazon

Clear as day: Spigen Ultra Hybrid

If you want crystal clear protection without breaking the bank, Spigen's Ultra Hybrid in Crystal Clear is the best option. The hybrid design of the rigid back, a flexible bumper, and the Air Cushion technology mean any impact is absorbed. Your iPhone XS remains safe, snug, and you can show it off. You can get the case in a completely clear option or have a coloured bumper.

£9 at Amazon

Dropproof: UAG iPhone XS Case

Urban Armor Gear, or UAG, has legions of devoted fans for a good reason. The UAG Plasma is feather-light, and yet it offers rugged protection for your iPhone. I half-expected it to unfold into a robot; its looks are very masculine and machine-like.UAG Plasma iPhone Case protects your phone without weighing it down.

£28 at Amazon

Ideal folio: Snakehive XS Wallet Case

The Snakehive Wallet Case hits the sweet spot between quality and price. Constructed from full-grain nubuck leather and a TPU inner case, your phone is held securely along with up to three cards and some cash. A magnetic tab closure adds extra security. The folio cover can also be folded back into a kickstand for watching videos. Choose from lots of fun colours.

£27 at Amazon

Stylish marble: GVIEWIN iPhone Case

The GVIEWIN is an absolute bare minimum case with appealing marble patterns, charming touches, and comes in several hot colours. It's ultra-slim and not intended for significant drops. But if you want to add a little protection and a lot of style, look no further. It comes with a glass screen protector, lanyard, and keychain.

£15 at Amazon

Minimalist leather: NOVADA GENUINE LEATHER BACK COVER

If you love leather, but you don't love bulk, the NOVADA Leather case is perfect for you. It's an ultra-thin, minimalist case crafted from genuine leather. The interior is lined with brushed cotton microfiber, and you have two colour options, tan and black. Naturally, leather boasts some good shock absorption qualities and will protect your phone from scratches.

£16 at Amazon

Slim and mighty: OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES Case

Are you looking for a trusted brand with robust protection? Otterbox is a veteran case maker and has an excellent phone case that is all in one slim package. The Symmetry Series features a raised screen and camera bumper to shield both of them from scratches. Also, the case is available in more than one colour, so you don't have to sacrifice colour for your protection.

£12 at Amazon

360 degree protection: i-Blason iPhone XS Case

When you are an adrenaline enthusiast, you need a case to match your energy. The Ares series from i-Blason comes with full-body protection and a flair combination to complement the beauty that is iPhone xs. Boasting multi-layered coloured bumpers, built-in screen protector, and a clear scratch resistant back and front cover, this case embodies the best of two worlds, style and protection.

£20 at Amazon

Step up your photography game: RhinoShield Modular Case

Customizable in a myriad of ways, the RhinoShield Modular Case will up your photography game and protect your phone in style. The case lets you change the way it looks and functions by swapping in-and-out different parts. You can get different lenses that screw into the case with ease allowing you to transform the iPhone Xs camera into a Macro shooter or a wide-angle lens.

£28 at Amazon

Guardians of the Apple

A great case should not only protect your iPhone XS, but it should complement how you use your phone. That way, you get the most enjoyment out of it, and I can't imagine any better case than the Lanhiem iPhone XS Case. Despite its focus on protection, the Lanhiem case doesn't interfere with regular phone operations to any significant degree.

If you don't want to add any noticeable chunk to your phone but keep it protected, then the TORRAS Slim Fit iPhone XS Case is a perfect fit, literally. The case's primary material is matt, with a silky, soft to touch finish which feels absolutely great every time you hold your phone.

You can still show off the beauty of your glasshouse without sacrificing protection using the Spigen Hybrid Clear Case. The case combines a hybrid rigid back cover, flexible bumper, and Air Cushion Technology to give your a clear protective case that feels great and is comfortable to hold.

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