Recently, SquareTrade claimed that iPhone X is the most breakable iPhone yet.
I’m sure claims like that go a long way in convincing iPhone X owners it is best to protect their new all-glass device with a case. However, finding one that suits your personal tastes can be daunting. That’s why we’ve rounded up over a hundred cases (not a typo) for your iPhone X to help you make an informed purchasing decision.
Video roundup: the best iPhone X cases
We took a look at snap-on cases, super protective cases, affordable cases, leather cases, glitzy cases, folio cases and more from sixteen different manufacturers.
To get the best idea, and see them all for yourself, check out our hands-on video, then continue on reading for the official links, price and additional insight.
Nomad has been a fan favorite.
They recently released a new line of leather cases, specially tailored for iPhone X. There is a folio style that has a leather flap with a clear shell on the phone, a full leather snap on case, a leather snap on case with card slots and a unique clear case with a leather patch on the bottom.
I’m especially fond of the clear case with the leather patch.
It isn’t something you see all too often, plus the leather is a great grip. All of the cases use genuine leather from the Horween leather tannery in Chicago, which is the same used in their watch bands.
I’ve used their watch bands for a while and can vouch for the fact they age very well over time.
- Price: $39.95 – $49.95
- Link: Nomad.com
Twelve South doesn’t have any entirely new case designs to go along with iPhone X.
Instead, they’ve updated their most popular iPhone cases with iPhone X versions that are now available for purchase. For starters, there’s the BookBook, probably the case Twelve South is most famous for. BookBook looks like a vintage leather-bound book, but fits your iPhone inside. What is especially cool is that there’s actually a separate snap on case inside the BookBook that can be removed.
So you can use just the shell or the full-on leather case.
The Journal is a more modern version of the BookBook with a cleaner, simpler design.
It too is capable of holding a few cards and cash, though the shell is not removable. Lastly, we have the updated Relaxed Leather cases. These use colors inspired by the fashion industry and come with or without card slots.
For what it is worth, I’m currently using a Relaxed Leather are on my iPhone 7 Plus.
- Price: $49-$69
- Link: Twelve South Cases on Amazon
Burkley is a relatively unknown name in the case world, but that shouldn’t really be the case (that wasn’t supposed to be a pun). I got to try out two separate cases, a snap on shell and their folio case, both crafted out of leather.
The snap on shell is very nice, burnished leather shell. It has some nice color too it and feels great in your hand. The folio though, is what is really intriguing: it has a fantastic feel to it—a very soft, real leather. It opens up, and there is a medley of card pockets to the left and a shell on the right for your phone.
What is particularly unique is that the shell is actually removable.
The shell has a strong magnet that attaches it magnetically to the back of the folio, so you need not fret about it falling out accidentally. Compared to the Twelve South that uses a series of little clips to hold it in place, the magnets allow you Burkley to actually have a leather shell, with no holes on the back.
It looks, and feels, fantastic.
- Price: $39-$69
- Link: Burkley Cases on Amazon
We looked at Apple’s cases, which include a new leather folio, a premium leather snap on shell and a durable silicone shell. The really intriguing one is the folio as it can automatically wake up the phone when you open it and lock it when you close it.
Yeah, just like Apple’s Smart Cover for iPad.
The other two are just updated versions of Apple’s cases available for past iPhone models.
- Price: $39-$99
- Link: Apple.com
Mujjo created their iPhone X cases by starting from scratch. These cases feature an optional stitched pocket on the back that can handle two to three plastic cards. It’s also cut at a slant to make it easy to access.
The case is fully wrapped in premium full-grain leather.
On the inside, they use a satin-like Japanese microfiber that is super soft and super lightweight. I’ve used Mujjo cases in the past and I love their look and feel.
Caudabe is known for creating thin, minimalistic and modern cases. That is true for their new iPhone X lineup. They have three different levels of protection, going from the absolute thinnest of cases to ten feet of drop protection.
All while being slim and simple in design.
The Veil XT is basically a removable skin for your iPhone X.
It has a subtle micro texture on the exterior to help improve the grip at the same time as offering scratch protection. The Sheath is the second level of protection, offering two meters of drop protection, as well as a lip on the front and around the camera.
For the most protection, the Synthesis is capable of withstanding a 3-meter drop.
- Price: $19.95 – $29.95
- Link: Caudabe’s Website
Urban Armor Gear
Urban Armor Gear has updated a few of their cases.
My personal favorite was the Monarch series, a case made of several premium materials including metal screws, metal alloy body, impact resistant PTU on the edges and leather.
It meets twice the requirements for military drop-test standards and sports has a honeycomb texture around the edge for additional grip. As a bonus, this case is compatible with Qi-based wireless charging.
- Price: $59.99
- Link: Monarch on Amazon
Alto Italian Leather
Alto cases are one of my absolutely favorites. They have a wide variety of bright, and vibrant colors. They have the more traditional brown and black, but I love the coral, and the lime colors. They really stand out from other leather cases we’ve seen.
Alto cases also use a fine Italian leather in the creation of their case lineup, and it really sets them apart. It has a feel and finish unlike any other case. The leather is really nice, but can get a bit dirty of time. I used an Alto case for a while, and I just cleaned it with a standard leather cleaner and it worked great.
They also have exposed openings for the bottom of the iPhone as well as the buttons. I really love that decision because it makes the buttons so much more tactile than when they are covered in plastic, leather or rubber. The cases offer a lot of protection while still allowing the best access possible to buttons and ports.
They’re available with or without card pockets for carrying a credit card and ID with you.
Another unique case is the optional clip that allows you to use a neck strap.
This is awesome if you are taking photos in a precarious place or just want to keep your phone with you when you’re out at a busy place.
- Price: $62
- Link: Alto on Amazon
X-doria has 3 different versions of their Defense lineup of cases. Lux, Shield and Clear.
Clear is what it sounds like. It is very similar to the others, but features clear sides and a clear back. The Shield has a clear back with metal accents along the sides.
The Lux sports the polycarbonate frame and metal accents, but carbon fiber on the back.
X-doria made an effort to keep things as light as possible, while still offering protection.
I have two Speck cases that I checked out: the Presidio Grip and the Presidio Ultra.
The Grip is a lightweight case that feels great in the hand. The design on the back is also texturized rubber to hold you hold onto your phone. I also happen to think it looks pretty great with its nice and slim design that’s quite protective.
According to Speck, the case can withstand a ten-feet drop.
I believe them because when you look inside the case you’ll see the ribbing going around the edges that will help absorb the impact (I’m glad you can’t see that from the exterior though).
The Ultra, on the other hand, is more akin to Otterbox. It is a bit bigger, thicker and more protective. It features five layers of materials to help give it maximum protection while withstanding drops of up to fifteen feet.
This case even comes with a holster you can use.
OtterBox is offering its usual lineup of cases in time for iPhone X.
There’s the Defender, the most rugged of the three; the Commuter which offers a compromise between lots of protection and a less bulky case; and the one I thought was more intriguing, the Strada leather folio.
The Defender is just as you’d expect.
It has a lot of bulk, but a ton of protection. It can also be a bit difficult to get your phone in and out. I got the screen-less version so while all the ports were protected, the screen was not unless you use the included holster. The Commuter is similar to what we’ve seen before: a bit smaller, no holster, but still very rugged.
The Strada folio I thought was really unique. It comes in black and brown leather so you have a couple options for color. The front of the folio magnetically attaches to the right side of the case, so you don’t have to worry about it coming open.
Everything about this case feels secure and high quality. There are metal accents around the edge, like where the OtterBox logo featured. You can fit 2-3 cards easily enough inside the folio.
All of the wallet style cases we look at, usually just have room for 1-2 cards on the back of the case. PocketCase is different, as it can actually hold several cards or cash utilizing a unique elastic pocket on the bottom of the case.
It stretches to accommodate more items, but then contracts after. The leather cases can stretch, but don’t really shrink back afterwords. Permanently altering the case.
The rest of the case is a very nice feeling vegan nubuck leather.
It also has cut outs around the buttons, which is an approach Alto makes that I really like.
The only downside, is it currently available for preorder.
- Price: $31
- Link: Kickstarter
Silk has a wide variety of cases. All sorts of them from glittery feminine ones to ones like the Guardzilla that are more rugged. The brand has a bit of quirkiness to it that I really liked in all their products.
All of their cases are quite affordable and they have every kind of style you could think of. We had ones that were super protective, ones that were super thin and a couple that had wallets integrated into their backs.
- Price: $11.99 – $24.99
- Link: Silk Cases on Amazon
If you are worried about the glass on your iPhone X (the front glass that is), a screen protector might be a good idea. I’ve used the InvisibleShield glass+ screen protectors in the past and they are a great option. They come in as a 9h on the hardness scale, which is pretty much the max you’re going to see.
They say they are smudge resistant, impact resistant and scratch resistant. I can’t think of any other resistances I’d like to see on an iPhone X screen!
- Price: $42
- Link: Glass+ on Amazon
Spigen is a tried and true mainstay in the case world, offering affordable cases in a variety of styles and colors. Most of them are on the masculine side, but there are a few that weren’t I was really impressed by.
Their liquid series is quite good if you are looking for super thin cases with a bit of a rubbery texture to them. Some, like the Ultra Hybrid S, feature their special metal kickstand that is spring loaded to pop out and offer an easy to use way to prop up your phone for a picture or watching a movie.
Their armor series is also very good.
I love their Herringbone style of the Rugged Armor case that has a two-tone black and grey coloring. Some of the ones I found most unique were part of their Liquid Crystal line with printed images or etched designs in the case (like the blossoms you can see above).
It looks pretty stunning on iPhone X, especially with the black back to contrast it.
- Price: $9.99 – $17.99
- Link: Spigen on Amazon
Case-mate has an extensive line of some of the most unique cases yet. There’s a host of water-based cases where the glitter and materials in the back float around. Some, like their crystal-lined case called the Luminescence, even glow in the dark!
- Price: $24.99 – $56
- Link: Case-mate on Amazon
I’m confident nearly everyone looking for a case can find something in our roundup, but there are still so many other cases out there. Let us know which is your favorite and what other cases you would like us to include in our ultimate roundup of iPhone X cases, Vol. 2.