Got yourself an iPhone X? Then you need protection! If you're looking for the very best iPhone X cases on the planet right now then you've come to the right place.
After scouring through a plethora of cases released for Apple's smartphone, here we present the crème de la crème from the best case manufacturers that you can buy today in 2018.
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.
We've also provided a list of who we consider to be the best iPhone X case makers right now, as well as some general case buying advice to make sure you are fully prepared to choose the perfect case for you.
What's the best iPhone X case?
There is a lot of choice when it comes round to iPhone X cases, so making sure you choose one that is appropriate to your lifestyle is crucial.
The best iPhone X case is, foremost, one that is appropriate to your intended usage scenarios, with degrees of protection, features and financial outlay secondary considerations.
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, X-Doria, Griffin, Proporta, Speck, Native Union, Tech21, Spigen, Ringke, Carl Friedrik, Mujjo, Gear4, Caseology, Olixar, Mous, Casetify and VRS Design.
What follows is some of their best work to date.
Best iPhone X cases
Native Union really knows what it is doing in terms of smartphone case manufacture and here, in the Clic Marquetry, it has excelled itself. A stunningly simple yet modern and effective colour-block design is made available in three distinctive and classy colourways, including Petrol Blue, Rose, and our favourite (shown above) Canary. The panels are made from genuine Italian Nappa leather as well, making the case feel premium in the hand, and a solid bumper rim provides solid drop protection, too. It's expensive but worth it.
For the money this is one heck of an iPhone X case from Proporta. The Carbon Ultra delivers a piece of protection that features a carbon-fibre backed shell, super thin 2mm anti-shock frame, and ultra modern textured surface, as well as a lifetime exchange warranty too. Excellent port and button access, as well as a slick raised edge, screen protecting design make it an even more attractive proposition - well, providing the lack of other colourways doesn't turn you off.
Price: £20 | Buy Proporta iPhone X Carbon Ultra
Here's a quality and topical piece of protection for your iPhone X this summer, Presidio's World Cup themed case. The Presidio Grip World Edition comes in a variety of national flag-themed colour schemes, with England, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Italy selectable, and delivers a two-layer case (polycarbonate and Impactium rubber) that has been designed to protect its phone against drops from up to 10 feet. A no-slip grip, raised bezel screen protection, and a most welcome lifetime limited warranty complete a very tidy package. Now, if England can just not mess it up…
Before you go looking for cases from some of our recommended brands, take a look at some of the minimal options from Apple first. This silicone case is achingly simple, but stays true to Apple’s iconic design with clean lines and a pared down style. The case fits snugly around your new iPhone X without any added bulk and has a smooth, soft-touch finish. You can choose from a wide range of colours, including yellow, red, white and blue.
If you do a lot of travelling then this ruggedly futuristic case could be perfect for you, with the Damda Folder Series for iPhone X not only delivering big protection - thanks to a multi-tier design - but also on the storage front also. It accomplishes this latter feat thanks to a dedicated, rear-mounted, card enclosure, which is accessed via a flip-down cover. Six bold and punchy colourways and a mid-tier price-point are most welcome.
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.
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.
The Shannon Mirror Folio is an elegant case that looks premium yet protective. It consists of a streamlined, leather effect black case in a folio style to keep your screen safe when you’re not using it. But there’s a shock-absorbing polycarbonate back shell inside, so it’s tough as well as good-looking. It features a large mirror in the inside for on-the-go makeup touch-ups, as well as rose gold finishings for a bit of added opulence.
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.
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.
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.
There are plenty of great case options out there on the market for your shiny new iPhone X, but Apple isn’t just good at creating phones, it created good cases too. This super simple but stylish case is crafted from French leather that feels soft on the outside and will gradually develop a natural patina. It comes in a range of rich colours, including dark aubergine, grey and brown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to show off the great design and features of the iPhone X, opt for a case that’s mostly clear, like this one from Snugg. It consists of a clear, tough TPU shell and then a colourful bumper wraps around the edges for maximum cushioning. The colour options are subtle and simple to match the style of the iPhone, including gold, rose gold, grey and black.
If you like keeping your important things all in one place, get your hands on this leather folio from Apple. It’s designed to fit your iPhone X, as well as your credit cards, cash and anything else in the slot on the inner side. It’s made of tanned and finished French leather so looks and feels premium. A nice touch is that if you open the folio your iPhone X, close it and it goes back to sleep again. It comes in four simple, rich shades, including red berry and navy blue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like many cases on the list, this one has a dual-layered design, which consists of a TPU shell and then a shock-resistant polycarbonate bumper for added protection against knocks and falls. It also has a raised lip around the screen, so if you drop it there’s less chance of your screen smashing. Another great thing about this case is you can switch out different coloured bumpers, including red, grey, gold and rose gold.
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.
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.
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.
A member of a range of new attractive Casetify cases, the iPhone X Essential Impact Case delivers a minimalist, lightweight, and transparent case that thanks to its innovative qìtech™ build material offers huge shock protection. The rigid crystalline structure of qìtech™ delivers top impact resistance, as well as excellent durability and depth that help it to withstand high temperature transitions too. A screen-protecting raised bezel and ridged outer grip complete the package, which at £35 is well priced.
Although iPhones are created with minimal design principles in mind that doesn’t mean you can’t add a touch of your own style to them too. This golden case from Gear4 is mostly clear, but overlays your new smartphone with a simple, glittering geometric design. It provides easy access to all ports and is integrated with Gear4’s impact-absorbing tech to keep your smartphone safe and sound.
This super thin and lightweight case from Olixar has a streamlined shell that simply clicks onto your device. It also provides added protection with a glass screen protector that slots into the front and tactile buttons that don’t distract from the design of the iPhone. Although it comes in black and red as well, the rose gold shade is perfect for the form factor of the new iPhone X and is bound to be a hit among those who can’t get enough of the metallic pink trend.
A super durable polycarbonate snap-on casing is elevated here with a genuine bamboo backplate inlay, which grants this attractive number from Foxwood more than a snifter of recherché. Adding to the tasteful choice of materials is a slim, streamlined design that remains suitable unshowy, letting the Foxwood logo-engraved rear panel do all the talking. With a sub-£20 price point it also offers top value for money.
With clean lines, a tough polycarbonate and TPU construction, and unique diamond pattern textured back, the Lite Case for iPhone X is a lovely understated package. Unlike some cases it doesn't scream look at me, with the snap-on content to provide top protection with a good dollop of subtle elegance. It is easy to grip as well and rather slim too, smoothly sliding in and out of pockets or bags. Go for one of the lighter, more neutral colours such as Rose Gold, Ivory or Gunmetal for the optimal look.
This smart snap-on case from Hex is just lovely, with its soft, premium leather adding a seriously classy finish. A soft microfibre inner helps keep the iPhone X scratch and scuff free, while the case's raised edges mean you can place the phone face down and avoid any issues. Unlike cheap snap-ons, the Focus Case also has a bespoke, custom-moulded polycarbonate cavity, meaning that the phone remains incredibly snug and secure even when jostled.
Here's a lovely new entry at the start of 2018. The Tech 21 Pure Clear CNY Edition iPhone X has been designed by Hong Kong-born cut paper artist Bovey Lee, and features a quite lovely Chinese New Year design. If you look closely at the design it depicts China's transformation from agricultural state, to a modern urban environment. Naturally for a Tech21 case, you also get top protection, with a dual-layer construction offering excellent impact energy absorption.
If you like the slim form factor of a regular case but the look and feel of leather, the Knightsbridge from Gear4 is a mix of the two. The case fits snugly around your smartphone with a shock-absorbing TPU material on the inside. But the outside is scratch resistant genuine leather. It comes in two shades, black and pale brown.
Just because you want a clear case to be able to swoon at your iPhone X doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice on protection. This case from Olixar is crystal clear but has a strong bumper and reinforced corners to protect against knocks and falls. There are also raised bezels to provide extra protection for your screen and your camera lens.