The best iPhone X cases: T3's curated selection of top cases for Apple's flagship smartphone

Looking for a great iPhone X case? Well, look no further, as we've picked the best cases from the top manufacturers

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If you're looking for the best iPhone X cases on the market today then you've come to the right place. After scouring through a plethora of new cases released for Apple's latest flagship smartphone, here we present the crème de la crème from the best case manufacturers that you can buy today.

We've worked hard to provide a range of iPhone X case styles and types too, meaning that no matter your preference, we're sure you'll find a case here that you'll want to protect your iPhone X with.

iPhone X cases - how do you choose a good one?

Choosing a good iPhone X case is not something you should take likely. The iPhone X is a beautiful piece of technology, so you want to maintain those sleek lines as much as possible, but also it is a serious investment and one that deserves premium protection. As such, you need to determine what you prize most, and also how much you are willing to spend, as while these cases are class, no case delivers the best in everything, with some geared toward maximum protection, others toward keeping the phone looking top dollar, and others prising portability and compactness.

What's the best design of iPhone X case?

There are many different types of iPhone X case, including bumper, folio, flip, sock, pouch, sleeve, skin, wallet and clip, and evaluating your lifestyle and likely usage scenarios is absolutely critical in deciding which will be the best design/s for you.

For example, if your job means that you are on the phone 24/7, then a pouch or sock case would not be ideal, as you'll spend ages constantly pulling it out and then putting it back in (quiet back there in the cheap seats!), and when your iPhone X is in use, you then run the risk of a completely unprotected drop or fall. In reality, you should probably have chosen a bumper or clip case instead.

On the other hand, if your iPhone X is used less as a work tool and more as a leisure device, having a chunky bumper case is not ideal either. In these sort of scenarios, such as nights on the town or meals with friends, a slim sleeve, skin or folio iPhone X case would be preferable.

The type of iPhone X case you choose should also be determined by how you intend to store it while going about your daily life. For example, if you tend to throw your phone in carrier or handbag filled with various other items such as keys, deodorants, tablets, cash wallets, hair brushes, nail clippers etc, then picking, say, a leather folio case might not be best option, as sharp or hard objects will scratch it up in no time, leaving it looking tatty. In these cases, it may be better to go with a sock or pouch, or maybe a bumper with additional screen protector.

Who are the best iPhone X case makers?

Unsurprisingly there are A LOT of case manufacturers for iPhone due to the platform's popularity across the globe, however, they are certainly not all worthy of your time. Here at T3 Towers we think these iPhone X case manufacturers are the best of the bunch: Nodus, Greenwich, Snakehive, Foxwood, Mophie, Ted Baker, iVapo, X-Doria, Griffin, Proporta, Speck, Tech21, Spigen, Ringke, Carl Friedrik, Mujjo, Gear4, Caseology, Olixar, Mous, and VRS Design.

What follows is some of their best work to date.

Best 16 iPhone X cases

1. Spigen iPhone X Case Neo Hybrid

Spigen's classic gets a sweet iPhone X conversion

Reasons to buy
+Looks stunning+Bumper frame+Certified Mil-Grade protection

The Neo Hybrid has genuine pedigree and here, in its iPhone X edition, Spigen's best-seller is in top form. A dual-material construction of TPU and PC in partnership with a rigid bumper frame ensures that the phone remains incredibly protected, while its form-fitted construction ensures that the X's clean lines are hugged tightly, making it a dream in the pocket. Spigen's high-tech design aesthetic and a wide selection of attractive colourways complete the package.

Price: TBC | Pre-order Spigen iPhone X Case Neo Hybrid

2. UAG Monarch iPhone X Case

A chunky, industrial design with superb drop protection

Reasons to buy
+MIL STD certified+Five-layer construction+Honeycomb traction grip

A whopping five layers of protection is the Monarch's unique selling point here, with the high-tech construction seeing it certified in not just one but two Military Standard drop tests. On top of this super-tough core is an exquisite combination of alloy metal hardware and top grain leather, adding a layer of premium onto the industrial heart. A 10-year warranty, attractive honeycomb traction grip, and selection of five colourways complete the package.

Price: $59.95 | Buy UAG Monarch iPhone X Case

3. Nodus Access Case 3 iPhone X

A beautifully simple design made from real leather

Reasons to buy
+No clips or cradle+Italian leather+Micro Suction pad

T3 favourite Nodus deliver big here with the Access Case 3 for iPhone X, with the folio-style carrier a thing of simplistic beauty. Vegetable tanned Italian leather, which is a joy in the hand, combines fabulously with a clip and cradle-less design that secures the phone via a high-tech Micro Suction pad. Built in magnetic shielding, compatibility with magnetic docks, a soft microfibre lining, and a modest inner utility pocket capable of carrying cards or notes completes the package.

Price: 44.99 | Pre-order Nodus Access Case 3 iPhone X

4. Patchworks Level Series Silhouette iPhone X

A clean bumper design with excellent drop protection

Reasons to buy
+Certified U.S Military Drop Protection+1.8mm raised front lip+Air Pocket Interior

Now this is how you do a bumper case. The Patchworks Level Series Silhouette for iPhone X sports an ultra-modern design, comes in five cool colour schemes, and rocks a U.S. Military Drop Protection certification thanks to its advanced Poron XRD corner tech. The case also ticks essential bumper case boxes, including a 1.8mm raised front lip, air pocket interior and dual material construction (PC/TPU). Excellent, stylish protection for heavy users.

Price: TBC | Pre-order Patchworks Level Series Silhouette

5. Olixar X-Duo iPhone X Carbon Fibre Case

A robust case with premium carbon fibre-style finish

Reasons to buy
+Non-slip carbon fibre design+Hybrid TPU/PC build+Tactile buttons

We love a well-realised carbon fibre effect case here at T3 Towers, which is why we're fans of the X-Duo iPhone X. Combining a dual-layer construction with a sleek carbon fibre finish, the X-Duo looks a million dollars and provides excellent protection. A raised bezel, four attractive colourways - including: Grey (T3's pick), Gold, Silver and Black - and lightweight build complete the slimline package.

Price: £21.03 | Buy Olixar X-Duo iPhone X Carbon Fibre Case

6. X-Doria iPhone X Case Defense Shield

Premium materials meet modern style

Reasons to buy
+Military grade protection+Anodized aluminium material+Lifetime warranty

A simply fantastic blend of premium anodized aluminium, soft rubber and super hard polycarbonate, the iPhone X Case Defense Shield seems to made ticking every box an easy task. 

The use of machined metal instead of plastic provides military-grade drop protection (tested to survive 3 metre drops on concrete) without the bulk, while the oversized raised lip protects the phone's screen from drops and surface scratches.

An integrated sound channel amplifies the bottom speaker and redirects sound to the front of the case for the best sound experience too. 

Price: $29.99 | Buy iPhone X Case Defense Shield

7. Totallee Thin iPhone X Case

Incredible thinness, mind-blowing lightness

Reasons to buy
+Super lightweight+Super thin+Minimalist aesthetic

This is one of the absolute thinnest and lightest cases we've ever seen here at T3 Towers, with the Totallee Thin iPhone X Case measuring in at 0.02 inches and weighing 0.1 ounces. Crazy!

Despite this, the case is made from durable polypropylene that is designed to protect and last. The material used also accentuates the iPhone X’s minimalist aesthetic and adds additional grip too.

Eight colours are available, however this Frosted White model is our top pick.

Price: $19 | Buy Totallee Thin iPhone X Case

8. Snakehive iPhone X Vintage Honey Gold Leather Wallet

A lovely warm colourway and super all-round protection

Reasons to buy
+Cowhide leather build+Neat stitching+Holds cards and notes

We just love this Honey Gold colourway on the Snakehive Vintage for iPhone X, which just seems to exude warmth and style. It's not all looks either, with the interior of the case made from a smooth soft leather to protect the phone from scratches and rocking a series of card and note holders. All ports are easily accessed too, while a built-in clasp ensures the case remains closed when in storage.

Price: £21.95 | Buy Snakehive iPhone X Vintage Honey Gold Leather Wallet

9. Peel Super Thin iPhone X Case

Glossy and ultra-thin, this is one hell of a looker

Reasons to buy
+Incredibly thin+Beautiful+Branding free

Now this is something we like to see, a completely brand-free iPhone X case. Yep, you read that right, there is no name or logo on the Peel Super Thin iPhone X Case, meaning that its ultra-thin (0.35 mm) and sleek design is completely uninterrupted. The result is one of the most understated and beautiful phone cases we've ever seen here at T3 Towers, with the iPhone X's lines accentuated with jaw-dropping effect.

Price: $24.99 | Buy Peel Super Thin iPhone X Case

10. Speck iPhone X Presidio Clear + Print

A two-layer clear case with decorative prints

Reasons to buy
+Polycarbonate construction+Attractive prints+UV yellowing resistant

A clear case that allows its owner to choose from a variety of attractive prints to adorn it, the Speck iPhone X Presidio Clear + Print is a great all-round case. The printed designs, which range from flower motifs to cycle prints, are imprinted between the case's outer shell and inner Impactium Clear lining, so they won't scratch off either. Other features such as a raised bezel and UV yellowing resistance complete the package.

Price: £24.95 | Buy Speck iPhone X Presidio Clear + Print

11. Moshi StealthCover for iPhone X

A lush folio-style with magnetic clasp

Reasons to buy
+360-degree protection+Magnetic cover+Killer looks

The Moshi StealthCover is a slim, folio-style case with a magnetic clasp – giving owners 360 degree protection and wireless charging compatibility too. It's not all looks and no protection either, with the case coming with a military-grade drop-protection certificate. The StealthCover is available in Gunmental Grey and Champagne Pink colourways.

Price: £35 | Buy Moshi StealthCover for iPhone X

12. Greenwich Walker Alcantara Folio Case iPhone X

Pricey but delivers stunning build quality

Reasons to buy
+Carbon fibre lining+Alcantara+Electroplated metal

If you demand the absolute best of the best in terms of protection then look no further than the Greenwich Walker Alcantara Folio Case for iPhone X. The case is actually so tough it is shotgun proof, with a carbon fibre lining granting incredible damage resistance. On top of and surrounding the carbon fibre things only get more premium, with an electroplated gunmetal shell topped with a lush Alcantara material. Absolutely stunning.

Price: £159 | Buy Greenwich Walker Alcantara Folio Case iPhone X

13. Mous Limitless Case

Incredibly high tech and rocking some clutch rear panels

Reasons to buy
+AiroShock technology+Premium build+Diverse style range

One of the most advanced cases in this list, the Mous Limitless delivers a case that is built from an AiroShock smart material that specialises in absorbing huge impacts. The tech works by injecting the case's build material with micro crystals that turn into micro air pockets at high temperatures and act as tiny springs, dampening the impact of any fall.

The fact that the Limitless is available with a selection of simply delicious rear panels made from wood, real leather, Carbon Fibre and even marble, mean that this case is on point in both protection and style.

Price: £29.99 | Buy Mous Limitless Case

14. Tech21 Evo Check Evoke Edition

Super durable and features a bold, eye-catching floral design

Reasons to buy
+Superlative drop protection+Lovely floral design+Lightweight and thin

As well as looking good thanks to a tasteful floral design available in both pink and blue, the Evo Check Evoke Edition is also one of the most drop-proof cases for iPhone X currently available, with repeated 3m/10ft drop protection delivered. This is largely down to the case's three-layer FlexShock construction system, which spreads out and absorbs impact energy, preventing it from entering the contained phone.

Price: £39.95 | Buy Evo Check Evoke Edition

15. Carl Friedrik iPhone X Case

All leather and soft curves

Reasons to buy
+Premium natural leather+Microfibre lining+Can be personalised

Carl Friedrik always produces classy cases and here, with the iPhone X Case, it is business as usual. Made from premium natural leather with folded edges, this case just looks fabulous and, thanks to a super soft interior microfibre lining, it is also holds the iPhone X with kid gloves. In a neat touch, the case can also be personalised with plain, silver or gold embossing too, meaning that names or initials can be adorned to the back plate. Tasteful.

Price: £44 | Buy Carl Friedrik iPhone X Case

16. Gear4 Windsor iPhone X

An ice cool bumper case with an elegant fit and finish

Reasons to buy
+Frosted back plate+Slim and lightweight+D3O® Technology

The inclusion of Gear4's D3O® Technology, a material tech that locks together and disperses energy when subjected to shocks, means that the Windsor iPhone X offers excellent drop protection. Thanks to an elegant slim fit and stylish frosted back plate it also offers serious style, allowing the iPhone X's naturally attractive lines to breathe.

Price: £29.99 | Buy Gear4 Windsor iPhone X