OK, the Apple iPhone X has just dropped and sold out within minutes. So whether you’re one of the lucky ones or are hoping to get yours at a later date the first thing you need to start looking for is a good case for your new purchase.
In our best iPhone X Cases buying guide, we take a look at two categories of cases. The first section is for those looking for a great looking case with decent protection and the second section is for those who want the benefits of heavy-duty protection.
STYLISH iPhone X CASES
If you’re looking for an iPhone X case to show off the beauty of your phone along with protecting it then you’ll want to consider one of these stylish iPhone X cases. These cases range from ones made from premium Napa leather and other precious metals like Titanium. Whatever the aesthetic you’re looking for there is something in this section for you.
MUJJO FULL LEATHER WALLET IPHONE X CASE
If you want a leather iPhone X case that’s stylish, has a hint of masculinity and can hold the cards you need during a night out, then the Mujjo Full Leather Wallet iPhone X Case ($70) is for you. This Mujjo is probably our favorite iPhone X Wallet case on the list. It was completely redesigned from scratch using a brand new molding process. By wrapping the case in premium quality full-grain leather, they’ve made a super-slim profile that protects your iPhone X and carries 2 to 3 of your essential cards in one sleek package.
Additional details include buttons that are fully covered in leather. Don’t worry about ease of use. The buttons have been optimised and tested for responsiveness and ease of use.The camera opening and mute button feature a leather chamfer that subtly curves inwards. As well as complementing the design’s sleek aesthetic, this also makes it effortless to use the mute button.
The Mujjo Full Leather Wallet was designed to make your daily life more convenient while adding a little style to your everyday carry arsenal.
EXO-X IPHONE X CASE
The EXO-X iPhone X Case ($75) is a case that definitely makes a statement. Its contemporary looks will attract gazes wherever you go. The EXO-X will come in two versions. One will have a covered back with a beautiful wood inlay as well as an iPhone X bumper case with an open back. Both versions will have amazing looks as well as a secure, easy to open clasp. At the time of this writing, these cases are in the pre-order phase. If you order during pre-order you will receive a 25% discount of off retail. All deposits are fully refundable.
GROVEMADE WALNUT IPHONE X CASE
Grovemade was one of the first brands we wrote about on Muted and they’re still going strong years later. Their current offering is a Grovemade Walnut iPhone X Case ($99) that wraps your iPhone X in a beautiful walnut hardwood. The case is designed to add minimal bulk to your phone while providing ample protection. One thing to keep in mind is this case has a backplate that adheres directly to your phone with a single-use adhesive. If you remove it the adhesive will need to be reapplied.
HARDGRAFT DUSTY IPHONE X COVER IN BLACK
If you’ve seen Hardgraft gear on Muted then you’ve seen some of the most beautiful everyday carry products available. Their latest iPhone X Cases are no exception. In this write-up, we’re going to take a look at the Hardgraft Dusty iPhone X Cover In Black ($TBA). It hasn’t been released yet, but you can sign-up for their email notification. The case, just as the name states, has a soft and dusty looking surface that’s made from premium Nubuck leather. Features include folded edges for durability, soft microsuede lining to protect your phone’s surfaces, and full access cutouts for all buttons and ports.
ADVENT TITANIUM iPHONE X CASE
OK, the Advent Titanium iPhone X Case ($645) is the most expensive case on the list and may not be for everyone. But if you’re looking to make a luxury statement for your new $1000 phone, this is the case you want. The Advent is made from a solid block of aerospace grade 5 titanium that’s been machined to a textured finish & hand polished into a contemporary design to show the inventive spirit of the young brand. The case comes with 1 black TPE housing and a laser engraved serial number. A perfect gift for the person who has everything.
APPLE IPHONE X LEATHER CASE – SADDLE BROWN
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t show you one of our favorite Apple iPhone X Cases. The Apple iPhone X Leather Case In Saddle Brown ($49) is surprisingly one of the more affordable options on the list. As with other phones on the list, this leather-clad case fits snugly over the curves of your iPhone without adding much bulk. It’s made from specially tanned and finished European leather, so the outside feels soft to the touch and develops a natural patina over time. The machined aluminum buttons match the finish of the leather case, while a microfiber lining inside helps protect your iPhone. And you can keep it on all the time, even when you’re charging wirelessly. One concern is there is no mention if there is a raised screen edge to protect the phone against flat drops.
HEAVY DUTY iPHONE X CASES
The phones in this section sacrifice some of the looks of the cases above to provide incredible protection. Whether you’re looking for phones that have been drop tested or can protect against moisture then we’ve got some great options for you.
OTTERBOX DEFENDER SERIES CASE FOR IPHONE X
First up for our heavy-duty iPhone X cases is the Otterbox Defender Series iPhone X Case ($31). These cases are bulkier than their stylish counterparts, but if you’re accident prone, they’re the way to go. The Defender will protect your phone from drops, dirt, and minor spills. It doesn’t come with a polycarbonate screen so you’ll need a screen protector but all the other features are nice. It features a solid internal shell with a resilient outer slipcover, and a holster the doubles as a kickstand for hands-free viewing. If you’re looking for a case that can keep up with your daily adventures, this is a great bet.
Supcase Beetle Pro Series iPhone X Case
The Supcase Beetle Pro Series iPhone X Case ($23) is one of the lesser known brands, but what it lacks in notoriety, it makes up for in great specs. The Supcase is a full-body holster case with a built-in screen protector. Designed specifically for the iPhone X it features a dual layer, a shock-resistant case with a PC hard shell that protects against drops and accidental falls. While the front cover with built-in screen protector prevents scratches without compromising sensitivity. The case securely clips into a rotatable belt clip holster for hands-free convenience. And precise cutouts won’t interfere with smartphone functionality, while fold-out port covers keep out dust, debris, and moisture. I great all around case with an excellent price point.
UAG FOLIO IPHONE X METROPOLIS CASE
The UAG Folio iPhone X Metropolis Case ($40) is another heavy-duty case with a great price point. The case was engineered to provide maximum protection with minimal weight, UAG’s Metropolis Series case features 360-degrees of coverage with a folio cover that doubles as a stand, and fuses an impact-resistant soft core with durable corner bumpers for complete drop and shock protection. UAG’s stylish design allows full access to the touchscreen and volume buttons, with oversized ports for compatibility with 3rd party charging cables.
UAG’s case incorporates feather-light construction with a tactile grip exterior which provides solid grip while using the device. It also provides wireless compatibility, allowing users to effortlessly access their wireless connections.
SPECK IPHONE X PRESIDIO CLEAR CASE
All of my family’s phones are wrapped in Speck cases. They offer a high degree of protection, come in a variety of colors and styles and are some of the better-looking cases in the heavy-duty section. If you’re looking for a clear iPhone X case the Speck iPhone X Presidio Clear Case ($40) is a great option. This Speck case is made from a dual-layer clear Impactium Clear Polycarbonate (ICP). Impactium clear is a dynamic shock-absorbing material that absorbs and disperses force away from your iPhone. It resists yellowing from ultraviolet rays and has raised bezel guards that protect the screen from direct drops onto the phone face and prevents Damage when lying flat. To make sure the Presidio offers the best protection it was successfully tested by a third-party laboratory from a height of 8ft.
LIFEPROOF NËXT FOR iPHONE X CASE
The Lifeproof NËXT for iPhone X Case ($80) may be one of the most highly rated cases on the list. The brand says that because it doesn’t have to worry about water protection it can focus on defending your phone against tougher stuff like drops, dust, and snow. The Lifeproof Next iPhone X Case is a new class of case from Lifeproof. It is fortified with their proprietary Hexprotect system. The system features six layers of next-level protection. These include a raised case front for drop and screen protection. An outer bumper that wraps the phones full perimeter. An inner mold which secures the phone and blocks dirt, while a speaker mesh stops dust in its tracks. A rigid case back adds additional drop protection and scratch protection to keep your case looking nice. And don’t worry about reaching for your lightning cable. The Lifeproof NËXT case lets you charge with a Qi wireless charging base with the case on.