The 10 Best iPhone X Cases

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in October of 2017. You probably spent a lot of money on your brand new iPhone X, so you shouldn't skimp when it comes to protecting that investment. We've picked out a variety of case styles to suit every need, from feature-packed wallet hybrids that can hold credit cards to sleek, minimalist models that slide easily in and out of a pocket. Whether you want something professional or flashy, we have it here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. OtterBox Defender

2. Smartish Kung Fu

3. Snakehive Vintage

Editor's Notes

September 01, 2020:

Even when it comes to older models like the iPhone X, smartphone cases are always being improved upon and changing. To that end, we removed about half this list to make room for more on-trend options and reliable choices to replace unavailable or inferior units.

We wanted to maintain a balance between minimalistic and slim cases such as the Olixar Ultra-Thin, Ruky Quicksand Series, and Smartish Kung Fu, which should have no issues fitting into slip pockets in purses and backpacks or many smartphone armbands, and rugged selections like the OtterBox Defender and Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro. We also favored multifunctional items like the Samonpow Hybrid, Dockem Luxe, ZVE Slim Leather, and Snakehive Vintage, which all do double-duty as wallets to some degree.

We prioritized thoughtful designs that don't hinder wireless charging, contactless payments, or buttons and incorporate raised lips to protect the screen, ports, and camera, reinforced corners for shock absorption and drop protection, and nonslip textures and grips. That being said, even the most intense case won't protect your phone from every single mishap that might happen to it, and sometimes the angle at which you drop a device can spell doom no matter the level of protection. It still pays to be careful and invest in a glass screen protector if your case doesn't come with an integrated cover already.

April 04, 2019:

There is no question that everybody needs a sturdy case to protect their phone. If you often pull your device out at work or during meetings, you will probably want to consider a professional-looking model, like the iCarercase Flip Folio, ZVE Slim Leather, and Belk Simple Retro. Along with the Samonpow Hybrid, these last two feature credit card slots, allowing them to double as wallets. If you live an active life, you may need something extremely durable to provide the highest level of protection possible. In this case, you should look at the Rokform Rugged Series and Anker Karapax Shield. On the other hand, if you only need minimum protection and just want something that won't feel bulky in a pocket, the Olixar Ultra-Thin and Casy Mall Hybrid are your best options.

Special Honors

Vintage Rebellion Distressed Wallet Case Handmade from high-quality, full-grain distressed leather, this durable case from Vintage Rebellion looks good even as it ages. It's designed with a magnet to keep your phone secure but also allows for the ability to remove it easily. It features one large compartment and four slots for cards and ID, and sports a charming snap closure.

Loewe Calfskin Elephant Hailing from Spanish design house Loewe, this origami-inspired elephant face adds a three-dimensional effect to a handcrafted calfskin case that protects your iPhone while showcasing the label's artful leatherwork. It sports an adjustable, detachable strap that can be worn crossbody or around the waist or the neck. It's as functional as it is stylish, with the trunk doubling as a stand.

PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer Smartphones are a breeding ground for bacteria, which is where this easy-to-use sanitizer and charger comes in. It helps zap most of those germs via ultra-violet lights and has built-in acoustic amplifiers so you can keep listening to music or use your phone's alarm during use. It also works with other small personal items, like a smartwatch, AirPods, and credit cards.

4. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

5. ZVE Slim Leather

6. Dockem Luxe

7. Anker Karapax Shield

8. Ruky Quicksand Series

9. Olixar Ultra-Thin

10. Samonpow Hybrid

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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