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The best iPhone 12 cases and covers

The iPhone 12 has only just been unveiled, but the world’s case manufacturers have already listed a wide bevy of covers for Apple’s latest smartphone. We’ve put togethersome of the best iPhone 12 cases in this article, ranging from the minimal to the more stylish. Regardless of your particular tastes, you should find a case to fit your new Apple phone.

Also, please note that some of these cases are compatible with both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, so don’t be surprised if you hear mention (or see a picture) of the iPhone 12 Pro when clicking on links.

If you’re just picked up a new iPhone 12, then don’t forget to check out our our articles for the best iPhone 12 Mini cases, best iPhone 12 Pro cases, and best iPhone 12 Pro Max cases.

Ghostek iPhone 12 Covert Clear Phone Case

Ghostek iPhone 12 Clear Phone Case

Ghostek make some of the most stylishly modern phone cases on the market, and their iPhone 12 Covert Clear case is the latest example. Its transparent coloring and red trim look striking, while it comes with a number of features that provide near-maximum durability. This includes advanced shockproof technology, a hard scratch-proof back, raised shock-absorbing corners, and also raised bezels for camera and screen protection. It has received military-grade drop-testing, with Ghostek stating that remains unscathed from eight-feet falls. Aside from its durability, it also boasts non-slip hand grips, a built-in adjustable kickstand, and wireless-charging support. A very good case.

Tech21 iPhone 12 Eco Art Case

tech21 iPhone 12 Eco Art Case

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to good iPhone 12 cases manufactured by Tech21, but we’ve decided to opt for this very attractive Eco Art case. Designed by independent artists in partnership with Tech21, this case has been made with 100% biodegradable materials, and comes in four varyingly rich color schemes. Even though it looks very pretty, it’s still very rugged, giving your iPhone 12 drop protection of up to three meters (ten feet). It also includes raises edges around the camera module, and is MagSafe compatible.

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro

It may be the priciest item on this list, but Mujjo’s Full Leather Wallet Case for the iPhone 12 is arguably also the most attractive. It’s a wallet case, but unlike some wallet cases, it’s made with full-grain vegetable-tanned leather (as opposed to faux leather). It really does look high-quality, while Mujjo claims that its tan coloring will actually appreciate and improve with age, gaining character with every scuff and scratch. It’s not a typical wallet case in the sense of having a front cover that opens and closes, but it includes a slot on the back for a small number of cards.

Speck Presidio2 Grip iPhone 12 Case

Speck Presidio2 Grip iPhone 12 Case

Speck’s Presidio2 Grip Case for the iPhone 12 combines pretty much every feature you’d want a case to have. It’s highly durable, using Speck’s “Armor Cloud” technology to provide 13-foot drop protection, which is possible thanks in part to the the tiny air capsules included just under the case’s surface. If that wasn’t enough, the no-slip grip means you’ll find it very difficult to accidentally drop the iPhone 12 while pulling it out of your pocket or walking down the street with it. Despite this level of protection, the material is comfortably soft to the touch, while its added anti-microbial protection will keep most bacteria (but not viruses) at bay.

Totallee Super Thin iPhone 12 Case

Totallee Super Thin iPhone 12 Case

Here’s an iPhone 12 case that combines minimalist good looks with maximal functionality and comfort. It’s made of very thin matte plastic that gives the iPhone 12 a thickness of 0.31 inches, compared to 0.29 inches without a case. This makes it very comfortable to hold as well as very easy to put in your pocket or bag, while the matte plastic combines flexibility with enough hardness to protect against most everyday accidents. It comes in a choice of white, black, navy blue, and green, with each color providing a subtle richness of tone that complements the iPhone’s style rather than detracts from it. It’s also available in a completely transparent color made of clear plastic.

Ringke Fusion No-Smudge iPhone 12 Case

Ringke Fusion No-Smudge iPhone 12 Case

Here’s a very comfortable and functional iPhone 12 case that offers a high level of protection without breaking the bank. Ringke’s case is made from PC with an anti-fingerprint matte finish that prevents fingerprint smudges and oily stains, ensuring that your iPhone 12 continues to look no matter for how long you use it. It has been cut finely to provide a perfect fit around the phone, with snug cutouts for the camera module, ports, and buttons. It also includes QuikCatch lanyard holes, so that you can attach compatible straps to keep your iPhone 12 tied to your belt buckle or other restraints.

Mous Limitless 3.0 iPhone 12 Case

Mous Limitless 3.0 iPhone 12 Case

It may be slim-fitting and sleek, but Mous’ Limitless 3.0 iPhone 12 case is possibly the sturdiest cover on this list. It has been designed using Mous’ own impact-absorbing AiroShock technology, which provides probably the fullest possible protection you can get from a case of its dimensions. Mous also sells it in a variety of durable materials, from walnut and bamboo to black leather and aramid fiber. It includes raised edges to protect the iPhone 12’s screen, while its cutouts and buttons retain the full functionality of the phone. One other nice feature is that it’s compatible with a range of magnetic accessories, such as a handy dashboard mount that’s useful for anyone who uses their phone as a GPS while driving.

Otterbox iPhone 12 Pro Commuter Series Case

Otterbox iPhone 12 Pro Commuter Series Case

The iPhone 12 Pro Commuter Series case by Otterbox may seem like it lacks complexity, but it’s one of the best cases for protecting your iPhone 12 against damage. Its elevated edges prevent damage to the camera lens and phone screen. Simultaneously, the double layer exterior’s tough outer shell offers three times more protection against drops as its competing MIL-STD-810G 516.6 military standard. Its plastic substance provides a snug grip and has port covers that keep the phone sockets from collecting debris and dust. Another major perk is the everlasting anti-microbial layer that keeps common bacteria from growing. You can also use this case with wireless charging, and it comes with a limited lifetime manufacturer warranty.

Spigen Slim Armor Wallet iPhone 12 Case

Spigen Slim Armor Wallet iPhone 12 Case

The Spigen brand is well known for its selection of excellent iPhone 12 cases; however, we decided it was best to go with a one of a kind case in this situation. This armored case works not only as a standard case but also as a wallet case with its sliding section for cash and cards. Its double-layered construction, featuring Air Cushion Technology by Spigen, is very protective and effective against drops. Much to our surprise, it works with reverse and wireless charging (take out cards and cash before charging), all while lacking bulkiness associated with an armor-style case.

UAG Lucent Series iPhone 12 Case

UAG Lucent Series iPhone 12 Case

The Lucent iPhone 12 case by UAG is extremely comfortable, and lightweight yet offers a shocking amount of resistance to impact. This case can withstand many different accident and impact scenarios at a military drop-test measure of MIL STD 810G 516.6. This case is just as aesthetically pleasing and stylish as it is sturdy with its dot pattern, yet it remains discreet and subtle. It fits like a glove with all the buttons, modules, and ports on the iPhone 12 and works well with wireless charging.

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