It’s safe to say that the iPhone 11 Pro Max is an incredible phone. It’s powerful, beautiful, and comes with one of the best cameras you’ll find in a smartphone. But it’s made from glass, and that glass is fragile, so an unfortunate bump or spill can leave your device with scuffs or — worse — cracks and neither of those is particularly welcome on a $1,000 smartphone. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution to this, and that’s to fit your phone with a protective case.
- OtterBox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series Case
- Ghostek Atomic Slim Case
- Incipio Aerolite Extreme Drop Protection Case
- Apple Smart Battery Case
- Ringke Fusion Matte Case
- Tech21 Evo Check Case
- Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case
- Totallee Clear Case
- Nodus Access Case III
- Speck Presidio Grip Case
- Woolnut Leather Case
- Noreve Tradition B Wallet Case
- Nomad Rugged Brown Case
- Case-Mate Twinkle Case
- Griffin Survivor Strong Case
- Smartish Kung-Fu Grip Case
- VRS Damda High Pro Shield Case
- Mous Contour Case
But there’s no one-case-fits-all solution, and you’ll need to do a little shopping around before you find your perfect case. Don’t worry, though — we’ve made your choice a little simpler by finding you some of the best cases to keep your iPhone 11 Pro Max safe.
Here’s a multifunctional iPhone 11 Pro Max case that pretty much does it all. The combined PC and TPU construction affords serious protection against falls and shocks, and the raised edges around the screen and camera lenses provide further insurance against damage to these particular areas. On top of that, this particular OtterBox case comes with a built-in PopGrip, which has a variety of highly convenient functions. It can be used as a grip to make one-handed texting easier, while it can also be used as a mount for your car or for watching videos hands-free. The grip can easily be removed or flattened against the case so that you can continue taking your iPhone out of your pocket without any hassle.
It may look fairly minimal, but Ghostek’s iPhone 11 Pro Max case does most things better than the competition. It has been drop-tested to a military standard, with its mix of lightweight aluminum and plastic making it very hard to damage. Its textured sides also offer an anti-slip grip, so the chances of you accidentally dropping it are pretty slim. Even so, it comes with a raised bumper that protects the iPhone’s display, which is given additional reinforcement by the case’s durable shock-absorbing corners. The case is also fully compatible with wireless charging and FaceID, while it looks pretty cool, too.
As Incipio’s most protective case, the Aerolite offers protection from falls of up to 11 feet, and it manages to do so without adding a lot of bulk, thanks to a special material called FortiCore. There are contours inside the case and reinforced, shock-absorbing corners to take the sting out of drops. The translucent material means you can also get a glimpse of the iPhone within this case, and it comes in different color combinations.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has an outstanding battery life, but you might find yourself running low on busier days. If you’re out and about and don’t have a charger in-hand, then you might fancy a smart battery case from Apple. On the outside, the case feels like the standard Apple silicone case — it’s soft to the touch, adds some much-needed grip, and fits the iPhone perfectly. Flip the case over and you’ll notice a bump that houses two 1,430mAh cells for charging. Making use of the extra power is as easy as plugging your device into the case’s lightning connector. The smart battery case also features a handy button on the side, which quick-launches your camera when pressed. Though expensive, the added endurance and high-quality material make the case worth it.
Unlike a standard clear case, the Ringke Fusion has a smooth and silky matte finish on the back, mimicking the texture of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The unique coating also prevents fingerprints and oily smudges from being left on the case. Blended into the clean design, the Fusion Matte features Ringke’s Quikcatch lanyard hole so you can attach a wrist or neck strap for added security. As the cherry on top, the case runs just shy of $10 — making it one of the most affordable accessories for your iPhone.
The nicest thing about this case from Tech21 is the solid drop protection it affords. Your iPhone 11 Pro Max can take a tumble from up to 12 feet and emerge unscathed when it’s wearing this case. Considering how tough it is, the lack of bulk is impressive. Most of the protection comes from the ribbed frame. The outside of this case also sports a soft, self-healing finish that enhances grip and offers antimicrobial protection to keep things hygienic.
With a crystal clear back panel of virtually unbreakable polycarbonate and a bumper in flexible TPU, this slim case from Spigen should safeguard your iPhone from minor bumps and falls. Their button covers are well defined and the cutouts are generous so you won’t have issues plugging in to charge. It does extend to protect the camera and the screen, but if drop protection is important to you it’s best to go with a more rugged iPhone case. You can get a clear version of this case, or you can get it with a green, black, or rose bumper.
This is one of our favorite minimal, clear cases, devoid of any logo or superfluous detail. You can get frosted versions in different colors if you prefer, but the clear one is best for showing off the iPhone design inside. It’s a very slim case, but it will guard against scratches and damage from minor falls, and it also enhances your grip. You’ll find the fit is good and it’s flexible so it’s easy to put on or remove.
Makers of some of our favorite leather wallet cases, Nodus is a brand worth looking at. The stylish Access Case III is crafted from neatly stitched Italian leather in brown, black, teal, or gray. Inside you’ll find a very soft microfiber lining and a handy pocket that can accommodate cards and cash. There’s no shell with this leather folio case because your iPhone 11 Pro Max is held securely by a micro suction pad. This design still covers your iPhone from every angle but allows the leather wallet case to be as slim as possible. The Nodus octopus logo on the inside provides a stylish detail.
Drop protection from falls of up to 13 feet is a good reason to buy one of these cases. There is a hard shell with a shock-absorbing inner layer and ridges on the outside that enhance your grip on your iPhone. There’s also a raised lip around the screen to ensure it doesn’t touch when laid face down. You can also stop worrying about germs thanks to a special anti-microbial layer. This case comes in a wide range of different colors.
This gorgeous, luxury, leather case from Woolnut looks and feels fantastic. There’s a protective shell for your iPhone with accurate cutouts and button covers. It’s covered seamlessly in full-grain leather and there’s a special, super-soft, microfiber lining on the inside to cushion your iPhone. You can pick this case up in black, green, or brown and the leather will change slightly as it ages.
This beautifully stylish, leather wallet case brings some French flair to your iPhone. A sturdy shell grips your iPhone and a luxurious leather cover wraps around it, with a stud closure to ensure it stays shut when you want it to. The inside cover hosts two pockets for cards with the option of adding two more rear slots. Noreve offers a range of customizations to enable you to select the precise leather finish and color you want and choose various extras, though this will impact the price.
By wrapping polycarbonate in Horween leather which slots neatly into a TPE bumper Nomad has managed to create a rugged case that delivers 6-foot drop protection, but also looks and feels great. The leather will age and develop its own patina over time while the case ensures your iPhone stays in great condition. There’s a pronounced lip to protect the screen, accurate cutouts for easy access, button covers, and it won’t interfere with wireless charging. It’s also available in black.
Packed with reflective iridescent glitter foil, this case twinkles in the light like stardust. Beyond the sparkly exterior, there’s a tough case here that offers up to 10-foot drop protection for your iPhone. The flexible sides enhance grip and there are metallic button covers and accurate cutouts. The back also boasts a special anti-scratch coating.
If you want to be able to see the design of your iPhone 11 Pro Max, but need some drop protection, then the Griffin Survivor Strong could be for you. There’s a clear polycarbonate back with scratch resistance and a special FortiCore-reinforced bumper that provides grip and protection from falls of up to 10 feet. Griffin does offer a bunch of much tougher and more expensive cases if that’s what you’re after, but this is a good compromise. It also comes in translucent black or green.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is a very big phone, so you may be keen to avoid adding any extra bulk with a case. The Kung-Fu Grip case from Smartish is slim and very light with air pockets to provide some protection against drop damage. The sides are textured to enhance your grip and you’ll find generous cutouts and well-defined button covers. The case also extends at the front to safeguard that enormous screen. This case comes in five different colors.
Similar to many models before it, designers made this case with a combination of polycarbonate and TPU. While the material is familiar, the texture is not. Its sandstone design helps prevent fingerprints on the case and makes it easier to grip the phone. The case features button covers and cutouts to give users full access to their phones. The cover also won’t interfere with wireless charging. If your phone often falls from your desk or the kitchen table, the VRS case has you covered with a 4-foot drop protection guarantee.
For an excellent blend of protection and elegance, consider Mous’s latest Contour case, which is made to last while still looking professional. This particular product features a curved plastic design with a microfiber interior that can help reinforce your phone’s glass against scratches and drops. You have a variety of colors and textures to choose from. You can be confident the case you pick will have openings that match today’s phone plug-ins and more.
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