Sony softened the edges on the new Xperia X, and the glass on the 5-inch display runs out to meet them. It’s a seductive design, but if you want to make sure those curves stay free of unwanted dents and cracks, then you’d best invest in a decent case. Here are the best Xperia X cases we’ve seen so far.
Our favorite Xperia X cases
Sony Style Cover Case ($37)
It’s a shame that official cases are so over-priced because they tend to fit perfectly and look stylish. This is a slim, minimal shell that’s also pretty flexible. The cut-outs are generous for easy access to your phone’s fingerprint sensor, camera, and ports. There are button covers for the volume rocker and camera button. The finish looks and feels like leather, and there’s a soft interior lining that gently cushions the Xperia X. The case also comes with an insert so that it fits Sony’s charging dock perfectly. There are four colors to match the handset finishes, so you have lime gold, rose gold, black, and white.
This transparent case shows off the design of the Xperia X, but also wraps it in a protective bumper that can absorb the impact of a tumble or bump. It has openings for your phone’s ports, camera, and power button, along with metallic button covers for the volume rocker and camera key. The hard back is translucent, with a subtle logo at the bottom. The bumper is a bit chunkier, but that’s what takes the sting out of unforeseen impacts.
These soft gel cases are about as slim as they come. The clear version is a good choice if you don’t want to cover up Sony’s design. It has decent cut-outs for your phone’s camera, power button, and ports, and button covers for the camera shutter key and volume rocker. It’s also very flexible, so it’s easy to fit, and it makes the Xperia X easier to grip. The case also extends a tiny bit around the screen to offer a little extra protection. It’s obviously not rugged, but if you like your cases to be as minimal as possible, this is a good bet.
Here’s an interesting case that mimics Sony’s Style Touch Cover, but comes in at less than half the price. The idea is that it looks like a normal, slim folio-style case, but when you turn the screen on, the display shines through the front cover. You can actually interact with the touchscreen, take calls, view text messages, and more without opening the cover. The soft-touch shell is minimal, with corners that hug the Xperia X and a design that leaves all your phone’s ports and buttons easily accessible.
Tudia TPU Case ($10)
If you just want a basic TPU case and prefer a matte finish, then the Tudia TPU Case is worth a look. The company currently offers black, blue, gray, and frosted-clear varieties. All the cut-outs you need available, with button covers for the volume and camera keys. The edge surrounding the screen is also slightly raised to help protect your phone’s display when placed faced down. The back is textured and comfortable to hold, too, with a gloss logo and highlights at the bottom.
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Ghostek’s case is mostly clear, making it perfect if you’re already quite happy with the design of your Xperia X, but the sides of the case come in a variety of colors to complement the phone’s own color scheme. Your Xperia X will be completely covered when the case is on, with raised edges, air cushion corners, and a packed-in screen protector ensuring no scratches or dents make it through. All ports, such as the headphone jack and charging port are accessible, while the side buttons are covered, but still fully functional and easy to press.
Here we have a 2-in-1 case that combines a wallet case with a protective back cover. The wallet case is what you’d expect it to be: it’s made out of fake leather (polyurethane), can hold up to three cards, has a folder for money, and can be folded horizontally to stand on its own. The aforementioned back cover, however, is a little more unique, as it has a magnetic back, which lets it attach easily to the inside of the wallet case. It you like using your phone while driving, the case is also compatible with magnetic docks, which is handy.
Terrapin’s rugged case will protect your Xperia X on the move or in dangerous areas. A TPU inner bumper and a polycarbonate outer shell are used together to provide impact resistance, protecting your phone in the event of a bump or fall, but to keep you from dropping it in the first place there are textured patterns on the back and sides of the case that add more grip. It will take something more than sweaty palms to lose your hold on this Xperia X case. Last but not least is the built-in kickstand on the back, so when you put your phone down, you can have it propped in landscape view for movie watching.
The Vulcan Armor case has a similar design to the Terrapin case above, as it also uses a soft inner layer and a hard outer shell, but it approaches the addition of grip in a way that results in a much smoother case with a more appealing look. The small grip pads are found along the left and right sides of the back of the case, but they don’t extend further than the outer shell. All ports, buttons, speakers, and the camera are accessible, with the port cutouts featuring subtle protrusions to keep them from being damaged during a fall. The screen is protected by raised edges, so you can place it face down on a flat surface without harming it.
TS Case’s offering is more of a traditional wallet case when compared to Sojitek’s above. It sports a stud clasp to keep the case closed and only has one folder for cards and money, so you have less storage to work with. It is made of a high quality, genuine leather, and is relatively slim, but still manages to double as a decent kickstand when opened and folded backwards. Fans of wallet cases will be happy to know this particular one is easy to handle one-handed, thanks to the spine that allows you to grip the phone tightly.
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