Apple’s iPhone 11 range remains one of the best series in recent smartphone history. The iPhone 11 Pro still represents the perfect balance of size, power, and style. It’s just as powerful as the larger iPhone 11 Pro Max and uses the same triple-lens camera to take amazing pictures — but it’s also a lot smaller, and you can easily hold it in a single hand. It is beautiful, too, with a slim build, bezel-less display, and sleek glass body.
You can see where this is headed, though. After all, glass is glass, and a shattered iPhone is a depressingly common sight. Don’t let your iPhone 11 Pro become another statistic. Slap on a protective case to keep it safe. We’ve gathered some of the best iPhone 11 Pro cases to keep your iPhone protected against the elements and mishaps.
Tech21 Evo Check Case
Here’s a laudably stylish which also offers reinforced protection against the randomness of life. It’s a one-piece case that, despite its slim profile, protects against falls of up to 3.6 meters (12 feet), meaning you drop this out of a first-story window and still pick it up and carry on as before. It has also been treated with an antimicrobial coating that reduces the growth of bacteria by as much as 99.99%, just in case you have to shake hands with someone with less-than impeccable hygiene.
Speck Presidio Grip Bumper Case
With Microban antimicrobial treatment to protect against bacterial growth, shock-absorbent technology, and drop protection of up to 13 feet, this dual-layer case from Speck ticks all our boxes in a slim, sleek package. Its ridged backplate gives superior grip, making it less likely you’ll drop your phone, while raised bumpers around the edges protect the phone’s screen.
Spigen Tough Armor Case
If you’re looking for the ultimate protection for your phone, Spigen’s Tough Armor case can take a beating. This triple-layer case combines a hard polycarbonate shell with flexible TPU and a layer of shock-absorbent impact foam to protect against drops and scratches. With military-grade MIL-STD 810G-516.6 certified protection, you know this case will keep your phone safe from harm — yet its slim construction doesn’t add bulk to the iPhone 11 Pro, either. Raised lips around the screen and camera give additional protection, and there’s a handy fold-out kickstand for hands-free viewing and video calls. The Tough Armor case comes in a choice of five colors — though we’d keep it simple and opt for the sleek gunmetal grey, pictured.
Lifeproof Slam Case
Lifeproof’s Slam Case for the iPhone 11 Pro features a one-piece design that, equipped with shock-absorbing bumpers, will protect your device from serious damage. It guards against drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet) in height, while its use of raised lips will keep the phone’s screen and camera lenses away from direct harm. At only 41 grams (1.45 ounces), the case is also appreciably lightweight, so you’ll be able to continue using your iPhone as if it has nothing attached to it.
Gear 4 Holborn
Striking a nice balance between protection and style, Gear 4’s Holborn case is a great option for fans of harder cases. It slips on easily and the two-tone color scheme comes in a few pleasing tones to match your personality and set your phone apart from the rest. It’s a slightly pricier case but claims to offer drop protection of up to 13 feet thanks to a combination of D30 (found in helmets, knee guards, and running shoes) and polycarbonate materials. It can also be charged wirelessly. The only minor drawback is slightly mushy key depresses; we’ve seen better button implementations on even thicker cases.
If you’re looking for a more traditional wallet aesthetic, Moshi has you covered with the Overture. A case comprised of two separate, magnetically attached pieces, the bifold exterior is made from vegan leather with a soft, puffy exterior to protect your precious iPhone when the case is folded up. The inner side of this shell houses multiple card slots, and the iPhone itself is encased in a separate form-fitting case. This has a nice bit of magnetism holding it to the outer shell; you won’t often be accidentally removing it from the case. The Overture case is a little bulky with the wallet attachment, so it’s super convenient to be able to detach easily.
Smartish Wallet Slayer Vol. 1
Wallet cases are all the rage, but if you like a more traditional case look with your wallet case, Smartish has the one for you. The Wallet Slayer is a simple case that offers some good protection along with a cardholder in the back. This bit does the job well, holding in cards or money with a flexible protrusion on the inside. You’ll also notice a vertical skeleton of sorts running top to bottom inside the case, creating some air pockets and cushioning for the back of the phone. Together with the added layer from the cardholder portion, this silicone case offers a good deal of shock absorption, while keeping things simple and sweet, just like this description.
Carved Wood + Resin Case
With its real wood burl and resin design, each case from Carved is unique — and that’s part of its beauty. Handcrafted by artisan carpenters, the cases each come with a different hue of wood burl, from light to dark wood, and colored resin available in a range of shades, although we love the black and white, pictured. This is a simple, slim case that’s lightweight, so it won’t add bulk to your phone. It provides up to 3 feet of drop protection, and the wood is water-resistant, so it’s easy to keep clean by wiping it down with a damp cloth. It may not be the cheapest case around, but it’s definitely worth the price to own something unique.
Otterbox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series Case
The + Pop Symmetry Series Case has been one of our favorites for a while now, and it’s easy to see why. Available in a choice of fun colors and designs — our pick is the black-and-white marble — each case has a PopGrip integrated for a slim style, so it’s great for slinging into your pocket or bag. These cases are compatible with PopSockets Car Vent Mount, PopSockets PopTops, and PopSockets Multi-Surface Mount, making them really versatile, and they’re wireless charging compatible too. True, they’re not cheap, but you’re paying for the superior protection Otterbox cases provide.
Mous Limitless 3.0 Case
The Limitless 3.0 case from Mous is a classic, available in a range of hues including Walnut, Bamboo, black leather, or Aramid Fibre. The bamboo is our pick of the bunch, and as well as looking stylish, it offers some solid protection for your iPhone too. AiroShock technology protects against drops, while raised top and bottom edges keep your screen safe. With wireless charging compatibility and a range of magnetic accessories that connect to your phone using AutoAlignPlus technology — like the Mous Suction Mount — this case is well worth the $50 spend.
Ekster Wallet Case
With a luxurious leather exterior and storage space for a credit card, cash, and a spare SIM card this is a great case for people who love to travel light. There’s a soft microfiber lining inside to cushion your iPhone 11 Pro, extended edges to safeguard the screen and camera lenses, and you can still use Apple Pay with the case on. The pocket on the back will take a card, you can hide cash inside, and there are even inside slots for an extra SIM card and a SIM card removal tool or reset pin. It comes in brown, black, red, or green.
Totallee Thin Case
Simply the best option for those who prefer a minimal covering for their iPhone 11 Pro, Totallee has a range of ultra-thin cases now in various colors. These cases are so thin that they don’t really alter the profile and feel of your iPhone very much, but that also means they can only offer basic protection. The fit is like a second skin and while there’s no raised lip around the screen, there is a raised ring around the camera cutout to help protect the lenses. It comes in clear, solid black, frosted clear, frosted black, red, navy blue, or green.
Woolnut Leather Case
Luxurious leather is a great material for an iPhone case because it’s durable, it’s warm and comfortable to hold, and it looks great. Woolnut’s cases are crafted from vegetable-tanned full-grain leather from Scandinavia. There’s a lining of natural wool microfiber inside that’s super soft, to cushion your iPhone 11 Pro. There are accurate button covers and cutouts, including an open section at the bottom which ensures you can plug cables in easily, and it won’t interfere with wireless charging. It’s relatively slim, but it enhances grip and covers all the corners to provide some drop protection. The leather should develop its own patina as it ages. This case comes in black, brown, or green.
The iPhone 11 Pro is an astonishingly beautiful phone, and you shouldn’t hide it behind a big, bulky case. Skech’s Matrix is a completely clear case that allows you to show off your iPhone’s style to the world, complemented by the additional honeycomb pattern. It’s tough too, and Skech boasts the Matrix case has passed high-grade drop tests. It also comes with a raised bezel for additional protection, button covers, and uses a coating that resists yellowing. It’s simple protection, but it’s effective — though the $30 price may give you pause.
Incipio NGP Pure
Incipio has a strong pedigree for protection, and the NGP Pure line is one of its best translucent options. This cover is made from Incipio’s shock-, tear-, and stretch-resistant Flex20 material, so it’ll provide good protection against drops, bumps, and scratches. That’s impressive considering how thin it is, with Incipio claiming the NGP Pure offers up to 5 feet of drop protection. The material is soft and grippy, lending yet more drop protection, and it has an attractive, minimalist design. We’ve highlighted the Sea Blue option, but if that color doesn’t excite you, there are also clear, red, black, and Deep Blue colors to choose from.
Griffin Survivor Endurance
Want protection? Griffin’s got protection. The Survivor Endurance is just as hardy as its name suggests, providing excellent all-around protection paired with a design that’s relatively slim and lightweight. It uses Griffin’s FortiCore technology along the bumper to provide excellent shock protection that Griffin claims is proof against 10-foot (3-meter) drops directly onto concrete, making it one of the most protective cases around. That protection is reinforced with a pebbled texture along the outside of the bumper that boosts grip. It’s slim and light despite all the protection, which makes it an excellent choice for daily use. It won’t be the choice for the stylish though, as the Survivor Endurance is very much a rugged case with a rugged design — but if you can live with the lack of style, it’s a great case.
Case-Mate Karat (Mother of Pearl)
Slim, stylish, and oh-so glittery, Case-Mate’s Karat (Mother of Pearl) case is the protective choice for anyone who wants to immediately wow with their phone. Inspired by the Lucite handbags of the 1950s, the case uses genuine pieces of pearl and sterling silver encased in resin to give your phone a style that’ll stop admirers dead in their tracks. It’s got brawn to back up that beauty too, with 10 feet (three meters) of drop protection, flexible sides for grip, and metallic buttons. It even works with wireless charging. Beauty comes at a price though, and this case will set you back a staggering $50 on Amazon — but that price does include a lifetime warranty, which makes the investment a lot easier to stomach.
Rhinoshield CrashGuard NX
The Rhinoshield CrashGuard NX has been a crowd-favorite case over the past few years due to its unique and minimal bumper design. Unlike a typical case that covers the sides and back, the CrashGuard NX features a durable yet flexible rubber bumper that only surrounds the edges of your device. The protrusion of the bumper paired with the inner honeycomb structure help absorb impact from drops up to 11 feet (3.4 meters), allowing you to see and feel the premium matte finish of the iPhone 11 Pro without sacrificing the protection. Better yet, CrashGuard NX cases are fully customizable, so you can change the color of the bumper, the rims, and even the buttons at an extra cost.
Ghostek Atomic Slim3
While Ghostek isn’t one of the biggest names around, it should be with cases this good. The Atomic Slim3 (“Slim 3”, not “slime”) is a strong, slim case that looks fit to stand up against almost anything you can throw at it. It uses a range of materials to achieve this protection, combining an inner TPU liner with a hard polycarbonate back panel and finished off with a tough aluminum metal frame. Ghostek claims the case offers drop protection of up to an amazing 12 feet (3.6 meters), while a raised bezel protects still further. It’s completely compatible with wireless charging, and it’s not a bad price for a case this protective. While it is slim, it definitely adds more bulk than your standard gel case though, so be aware of that.
VRS Designs Damda Glide Shield Gradient
Cases are known for adding strong security and aesthetics, but at times they add additional useful features. The VRS Designs case is a prime example of a case that adds style and functionality. Not only does the case’s exterior of polycarbonate and TPU protect your phone against scratches, bumps, and drops, but it has a sliding back panel to access a storage compartment.
The storage compartment gives you ample room for two cards and some extra cash. However, due to its translucent structure, you can nearly see through it. Still, it’s an excellent value with its dual-purpose capabilities because you can use it as a wallet and as hefty protection for your phone. This case is on the pricier side, though.
Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet
If you want something more upscale, there are case options better valued than a leather case. There are many luxury cases to choose from, but not many measure up to Snakehive. This wallet case is very appealing to the eye with its vintage aesthetic and its construction of European cowhide nubuck leather. Leather may not be the hardiest of materials, but it still holds its own when it comes to protection.
Trust this case to keep your wallet secure; Its magnetic latch will remain shut tight to protect your three credit cards and spare cash while they’re inside. The wallet is pretty reasonably priced at $37, considering it is authentic leather. Users have a flexible list of color options to choose from for this wallet, like the woodsy green color (our favorite), teal, plum, grey, black, and more.
You’ve likely spotted this signature case before because its eye-catching design makes it one of the more well-known cases available today. Ringke’s Fusion-X case has a unique style that may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s made to be wildly functional. This particular product has a TPU bumper and polycarbonate backing for added protection to absorb shock and wipe away scratches. The case also has a peek-a-boo window for your phone.
The Fusion-x case is rated with 516.6 Certified Military Grade Drop Protection, which essentially means that it can hold up against some pretty gnarly drops. Again, we recognize its style may not appeal to everyone, but you will find an excellent value out of the Fusion-X. It’ll last you a significant time, it’s affordable, and it’ll keep your phone military-grade safe.
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