It can be tempting to carry around your expensive new iPhone without a case. Some cases are ugly, or too bulky for your phone. But there are plenty of good looking cases that can suit your style.
There are a variety of iPhone XS cases out there, and none of them are created equal. Some are thick, some are thin, and a few can be used as wallets or portable batteries. You should take some time to think about what you want or need from a phone case before buying one, just to make sure that you’re going for a product that fits your needs. After all, you’re going to look at that phone case every time you pull out your iPhone.
Once you know what kind of case you want, it can still be hard to find a product that matches your needs. That’s why we’ve taken the time to find the best iPhone XS cases in a variety of styles.
Note: All of the following cases will work just as well on your iPhone X as your iPhone XS, so if you’re still rocking the perfectly great iPhone X you can shop with confidence.
Spigen Tough Armor Case ($16)
Spigen has been a big name in the world of phone cases for a few years now, and their Tough Armor case is a great example of a durable, yet comfortable phone case. Surprisingly, this Spigen case is only 0.15″ thick, yet it provides two layers of impact cushion to ensure that your phone doesn’t fall apart after a hard drop.
This case is so thin that it supports wireless charging, which is a bit of a surprise. It doesn’t obscure your phone’s lightning port, but it does cover the phone’s volume controls with some tactile buttons, which can be a turn off for some people. But don’t worry, they’re nice clicky buttons.
OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES Case ($18)
OtterBox is another big name in the world of phone cases. They’re known for their bulky cases, but they’ve spent the last few years introducing slimmer cases to their product lines. The OtterBox SYMMETRY SERIES case for the iPhone XS is thick, yet still comfortable. It has a soft design that bevels around the edge of the iPhone’s screen to prevent screen damage, and it’s thin enough to support wireless charging.
This case comes in a variety of styles, so it’s a good option for people that are trying to avoid the dull rubber design of most phone cases. It doesn’t obscure the iPhone’s lightning port, but it does cover the phone’s volume controls with little rubber buttons.
TORRAS Thin Love Series Case ($17)
Some people just want a simple, super-slim case for their iPhone XS. The TORRAS Love Series case is an extremely low-profile hard case, and it comes in a variety of colors that can appeal to peoples’ different styles. You can still use wireless charging with this case, and it doesn’t cover your phone’s lightning port. It’s lined with a microfiber material that will prevent any scratches from forming on the back of your phone.
Although the TORRAS case will add a touch of durability to your iPhone XS, it won’t provide the same protection as a rubber case. It’s a great option for people that want a really slim case, but if you have butterfingers (like I do), then you may want something a bit sturdier.
Smiphee 4000mAh Battery Case ($40)
Phone cases that double as portable batteries aren’t very popular, as they tend to be heavy and expensive. But the Smiphee battery case is an exception to the rule. It’s a lightweight case that can double your phone’s battery life while protecting it from any falls or throws. It’s lined with a microfiber material that protects your phone from scratches, so you won’t cause any accidental damage or lower your iPhone XS’s resale value.
This case doesn’t obstruct your lightning port, but it’s a bit too thick for wireless charging. But if you’re using the Smiphee, then you’ll be charging your iPhone less often, so consider it a trade-off.
Zover Leather Wallet Case ($40)
If you’re looking to save room in your pocket or purse, then you should consider grabbing the Zover wallet case. It’s a magnetic fold-out case that protects both sides of your phone, while also keeping your cards and cash safe.
Unlike some other iPhone XS cases, the Zover is thin enough to support wireless charging. And its soft material doesn’t obscure your phone’s lightning port or buttons, which is a dream.