The iPhone X signaled a huge design change for its time, with a large, gorgeous, edge-to-edge bezel-less screen, dual-lens camera, and packing serious muscle under the hood. We lauded the phone’s gorgeous design in our iPhone X review, but the glass panels located on the front and back of the phone make it fragile. If you’ve been rocking your iPhone X for the last few years, you may be looking for a case refresh. We have some suggestions for the best iPhone X cases and covers available, whether you want stylish protection or something more durable.
Nodus Access Case
This classy wallet case is made from Italian leather and comes in brown, black, gray, and teal. The neatly stitched, textured leather exterior is stylish and practical. Inside, things are a little different from the majority of wallet cases, because there’s no plastic shell. Your iPhone X is held in place by a micro suction pad of adhesive that won’t mark your device. It’s strong enough to hold your iPhone in place, but you can remove your phone easily when you need to. There’s a single, large pocket for cards or cash in the cover and you can fold it back to act as a landscape stand. The interior has a soft, microfiber finish that provides access to ports, controls, and other features. There’s also a cutout on the back for the dual camera. Prices are fairly steep at around $64, but these are quality wallet cases.
Skech Stark Case
Having to cover up your gorgeous
Mikol Waitomo Ruby Travertine Case
Seeking something different? Mikol offers a stunning range of marble, amethyst, and other stone cases. This travertine case is very expensive at $175, but it boasts Italian limestone that gets its special look from mineral springs — it also glows in the dark. The case features black plastic with accurate cutouts for easy access to everything. The hand-cut and sanded stone is unique, and you can get your initials or name engraved in gold on the back for an extra $25. This case is really all about style, and it’s sure to turn heads wherever you go. We don’t think it will provide much in the way of drop protection — in fact, the stone may be at risk of damage if you fumble it.
Lumee Duo Vibes Case
If you like to capture photos in dark environments, whether you’re partying in a bar with friends, or tearing up the dance floor in a club, Lumee’s light-up cases could be just what you need. Even during the day, extra lighting can help you get better photos. There are LED strips front and back on this case that go way beyond your iPhone flash to light up any scene. Press the button on the back to cycle through your lighting options, which include a fun strobe effect. The case is charged via a Micro USB port and it will last up to two hours at full brightness, but there are different settings. This case should also keep your iPhone safe from drop damage, but it is quite chunky and expensive.
Moshi Talos Case
Incipio Carnaby Esquire Case
Fabric is a nice alternative to plastic that’s always comfortable to hold and really enhances your grip on your
Speck Presidio Grip Case
It’s certainly on the chunky side, but we love the Presidio Grip. A fusion of polycarbonate and Speck’s proprietary flexible rubber blend, known as Impactium, this case protects your
RhinoShield SolidSuit Case
Originally taking the market by storm with its highly protective CrashGuard bumper, RhinoShield has moved on to full cases, and the SolidSuit range will tempt
Urban Armor Gear Monarch Case
With five layers of protection, the Monarch case from UAG is every bit as tough as it looks. We like the platinum finish, which is actually polycarbonate over leather with a textured area that really enhances your grip. If your prized possession does slip from your hands, have no fear — this case will safeguard your
Noreve Tradition Case
Stylish padded leather from France is a nice way to dress your
Rokform Crystal Case
The big attraction of Rokform’s cases is the clever mounting system for securely fixing your iPhone to your bike, car or motorcycle. You don’t just get Rokform’s clever locking system — there’s also a magnet on the back and each case ships with a magnetic mount for the air vent in your car. These cases meet military drop-test standards and mix clear polycarbonate with flexible, black TPU padding. The Crystal is the slim option and it comes in a range of colors, but Rokform also does a Rugged Case with a textured finish for the same price.
Nomad Clear Case
Nomad always makes great use of leather in its cases, and the Clear Case for the
Native Union Clic Canvas
Native Union always delivers style in spades with its Clic smartphone cases, and the new Clic Canvas for the
Gear4 D3O Piccadilly Case
Crafted using the remarkable D3O material, this case from Gear4 can handle drops and bumps with ease, protecting your
Mous Limitless Case
Here’s another case manufacturer intent on delivering military-grade protection in a stylish package. The Limitless case from Mous is a fairly slim shell with an inlaid back panel that comes in a range of different materials including wood, carbon fiber, leather, and marble. Mous relies on “AiroShock,” a smart material that can absorb a lot of impact and take the sting out of falls. The case design includes the usual range of button covers and cutouts for easy access to all your iPhone’s functions.
Snakehive Pastel Collection Wallet Case
Designed in the U.K. and handcrafted in Europe, these soft leather wallet cases for your
Karapax Shield Case
This one-piece shell case combines polycarbonate with TPU to safeguard your
For serious eye-catching sparkle, the Case-Mate Brilliance range cannot be beat. Each case features more than 800 real crystals framed by metal accents. The underlying dual-layer shell meets military drop-test standards, so your
Otterbox Strada Series Folio Case
One name comes up again and again when you talk about smartphone protection: Otterbox. Otterbox cases are put through a stringent series of tests, from normal drop tests to makeup resistance, so you can be sure that Otterbox cases are built to last. Its Strada folio series is of particular interest to anyone who wants to keep their device protected, but still give off an air of executive style. A wrap-round premium leather cover keeps the touchscreen protected when not in use, and comes with a vertical card slot to keep credit cards or cash close at hand. The polycarbonate shell snaps onto your iPhone, has a raised edge to protect the screen even when uncovered, and is covered by Otterbox’s Certified Drop+ Protection. This case pairs excellent protection with style you’ll be happy to show off.
Moment Photo Case
If you’re looking forward to
Spigen Hybrid Armor Tough Case
Spigen‘s newest addition to its line of classic cases, the Hybrid Armor is a double-whammy of protection. An inner layer of shock-absorbent TPU protects the phone from bumps and adds grip, while the outer layer of polycarbonate adds firm protection and doubles-down on defense. Spigen’s Air Cushion technology protects the vulnerable corners of the
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