On the 8th March, the Apple Peek Performance event (opens in new tab) officially announced its new product releases, including the iPad Air, Mac Studio and iPhone SE 2022 handset.
The iPhone SE 2022 (3rd generation) is the cheapest iPhone model on the market today. It’s the same size as the iPhone SE (2020) but has an Apple A15 chip for faster speeds and better battery life. The camera has also vastly improved, the glass is tougher and it comes with 5G connectivity.
The best iPhone SE 2022 order deals (opens in new tab) kicked off on the 11th March before the official release on the 18th March. If you've just bought the iPhone SE 2022, now is the right time to start looking for a phone case that will protect your phone and look good at the same time.
To help narrow down your choices, we’ve found the best phone case manufacturers and the best iPhone SE 2022 cases available today or for pre-order.
Where to find the best iPhone SE 2022 cases
- Amazon: Affordable cases starting at just £4.99 (opens in new tab)
- Apple: Apple’s own designed and certified accessories (opens in new tab)
- Argos: Cases from Apple and Proporta (opens in new tab)
- Box: Classic cases from tech21 and Otterbox (opens in new tab)
- CASETiFY: Colourful sustainable impact cases (opens in new tab)
- Gear4: Battersea, Crystal Palace, Piccadilly & Wembley cases (opens in new tab)
- John Lewis: Cheap Apple silicone cases (opens in new tab)
- Mobile Fun: 50+ iPhone SE 2022 phone case options (opens in new tab)
- Mous: Limitless magnetic cases (opens in new tab)
- Olixar: Protective card cases & pouches (opens in new tab)
- Otterbox: Super grip cases (opens in new tab)
- Proporta: Stylish designer cases (opens in new tab)
- Snakehive: Vintage leather wallets (opens in new tab)
- Speck: Tough cases and screen protectors (opens in new tab)
- Spigen: Armour, liquid and hybrid cases (opens in new tab)
- Torro: Leather wallets and flip cases (opens in new tab)
- Zagg: Full 360-degree protection (opens in new tab)
Will my iPhone SE (2020) case fit the iPhone SE 3 (2022)?
As the iPhone SE (2020) (opens in new tab) and the iPhone SE 2022 are the same size, you can use the same case if you already have the previous model or you can buy an iPhone SE (2020) case. The iPhone SE 2022 will also fit into iPhone 8 cases too. Both the 2020 and 2022 versions are being sold under the same category at most retailers so you can easily find the best case for you.
However, if you haven’t got an old iPhone SE or iPhone 8, read on to find the best case designs for the iPhone SE 2022.
What is the best design for an iPhone SE 2022 case?
Depending on what style and material you want (and how clumsy you are!), there are many phone case options on the market. Apple has many phone case styles but it’s regularly pushing and promoting its silicone cases. Silicone cases feel nice, fit snugly on your phone without adding any bulk and protect the corners, buttons and outlets.
If you’re not a silicone fan, you can find loads of phone case options from retailers who use different materials, including leather, plastic and even bamboo. Make sure to look out for shock absorption if you drop your phone easily, screen protectors if your phone is always on display and wallet cases if you like to keep your phone and cards in one place. There are also plenty of colour and design options, including glitter, neon and doodles so you can cater your phone case to your personal style.
The best iPhone SE 2022 cases available today
It’s always a good idea to take a look at the accessories from the company who made the phone, as they know best what kind of protection the phone needs. The Apple iPhone SE Silicone Case (opens in new tab) is designed to compliment the iPhone SE 2022 and fits snugly over the volume, side buttons and corners of your device. It’s been thoroughly tested and is built to protect against scratches and drops, all without adding any bulk.
The silicone material has a nice feel to it and is available in Abyss Blue, Chalk Pink, Midnight and Red colours. It’s a super simple case and the silicone design is completely plain so we recommend you look elsewhere if you want a more exciting look.
The Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet (opens in new tab) is a premium hand stitched leather wallet folio, ideal for those who like to keep their phone and cards in the same place. This case is super stylish and available in navy, plum, teal, black and chestnut brown colours. It can be personalised with up to three initials so you can make the case completely your own.
The leather is ethically sourced and sanded to give a soft suede look and feel. The leather can take on marks a little easily but that doesn’t take away from its colour or design. The main attraction to this case is the amount of storage and function you get out of it. There are multiple card slots inside, a stand function for hands-free viewing and a sturdy magnetic clasp to keep everything together.
If you drop your phone a lot, you need a case that offers a great amount of protection. Enter the Gear4 Battersea (opens in new tab). The Gear4 Battersea has ultimate impact protection and uses D30 material which is used by professional athletes and military personnel so you know your case has been tested by the best.
The material is soft and has a textured surface for extra grip. Despite it’s tough and strong materials, the Gear4 Battersea is extremely slim and lightweight so you don’t have to worry about too much bulk. This case is also wireless charging compatible. While it might be a little pricier than other competitors, you’re getting what you paid for in terms of protection.
The Mous Limitless 2.0 (opens in new tab) is extremely impressive with its use of AiroShock and AutoAlign technology. With AiroShock, this phone case provides serious impact protection and AutoAlign means it can connect to multiple magnetic accessories. This is handy in terms of connecting to mounts and stands but you will have to buy other Mous accessories to really get the most out of this feature.
The Limitless 2.0 is ultra sleek, slim and doesn’t add too much bulk. It’s available in bamboo, aramid fibre, black leather and walnut. The Mous Limitless 4.0 (opens in new tab) is also available for the iPhone SE 2022 model but it won’t be out until May, so you’ll need to head to the Mous website to pre-order.
Another top quality protective phone case is the Olixar Carbon Fibre case (opens in new tab). It has a flexible TPU body that protects your phone from any bumps or scratches. The carbon fibre print has a textured pattern and is non-slip so you shouldn’t find it too hard to hold on to!
The Carbon Fibre case from Olixar has fluid press buttons that hug them nicely for protection but doesn’t interfere with their use. It also offers easy access to any ports or connectors. It’s not the most exciting to look at but it’s well priced and protects your phone well.
The Spigen Tough Armour (opens in new tab) has a dual layered design that’s made out of TPU and polycarbonate. All put together, the materials make this phone case super durable and built to sustain and eliminate drops and scratches. The air cushion technology means it fits well to the phone and in particular, hugs the corners to prevent any chipping.
It has a super slim design and a built-in kickstand for hands-free watching. If you’re looking for a strong yet simple design in a phone case, this is a great option as it prioritises function over style. It could look a bit more impressive but it lets its protection do the talking.
Finally, the Otterbox + Pop Symmetry (opens in new tab) phone case is a fun and colourful design that’s made out of synthetic rubber and polycarbonate. It has good drop protection and is a smooth ultra slim design for easy carrying and slipping in and out of your pockets.
In collaboration with PopSockets, this phone case features a built-in PopGrip that snaps out and lets you easily grip your phone and take better pictures and videos. You can also swap out the socket to change up your style. This case is a great mix of style and substance and while it’s slightly pricey, you are paying for a fun collaboration.