For folks who don’t like bulky iPhone cases, or cases at all, ultra-thin cases provide a great alternative. Below we’ve put together a roundup of the best ultra-thin cases for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
How thin are we talking?
A lot of cases claim to be “super slim” or “ultra thin,” but they’re clearly throwing around marketing buzz words. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a case on that promise, only to later find out it’s much thicker than I wanted. So for this roundup I can assure you we are only going to be talking about actual ultra-thin iPhone 12 cases, measuring in at 0.05 inches (1.3mm) or less. They aren’t great for drop protection, but they will guard your handset against scratches, scuffs and other surface damage.
Best ultra thin iPhone 12 cases in 2021
You can’t have a proper roundup of ultra-thin cases without including one of its founders. Peel was one of the first brands to create an iPhone case under the .05 inch mark without any ugly patterns or branding. This one comes with a 2-year guarantee and in multiple colorways (dark green shown above).
TORRAS has also made a name for itself in this space over the years. The main features they tout for their Slim Fit case line is a 1mm lip around the display and rear camera system to help with drop protection, and a silky smooth texture that is less vulnerable to fingerprints and scratches. 0.03 inches (0.76mm).
I’m not super familiar with the RANVOO brand, but their Ultra Slim case line checks all the boxes. They are 0.03 inches thick and weigh just 0.65 oz, with a metallic paint job (which they claim features a wear-proof coating) and matte finish. Plus, they even throw in two screen protectors for free with purchase.
I’ve used a number of Spigen cases over the years, and I always find them to strike a great balance between price and quality. The Thin Fit for iPhone 12 is no different, with features like air-cushioned corners and covered buttons (with original click response) that may offer better protection than other slim cases.
We’ve essentially saved the best for last here. We’re huge fans of totallee cases at iDB, and frequently use them on our own iPhones. They are on the more expensive side, but the combination of their fit, quality and design is tough to match. We actually picked this as the best ultra-thin case in our big iPhone 12 case roundup.
Be sure to check out our other iPhone 12 roundups: