Walking around with a naked iPhone can lead to all sorts of scrapes, scratches, and scuffs. If you want to wrap your iPhone X in a protective layer, you might as well buy a case for it! The Spigen Neo Hybrid is an excellent choice, but there are a lot of exceptional iPhone X cases. Our list of the best cases for the iPhone X is a great way to find protection that will keep your device in pristine condition. Note that the iPhone XS is the same size, with a very slightly different size camera bump, so most iPhone XS will fit the iPhone X as well. It’s always best to check the listing of each case to be sure.
Best Overall: Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone X
It offers excellent protection, has enough style to stand out from ordinary cases. The seamless two-piece design is delightful to hold and gives you confidence every time you pick up your iPhone X. It won’t add too much bulk to your iPhone X, and it will even allow it to charge wirelessly without having to take off the case.
- Slim form factor
- Reasonably priced
- Variety of colors available
- The look isn’t for everyone
Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone X
Slim and rugged
The seamless two-piece design is delightful to hold, won’t add too much bulk to your iPhone X.
Best Grip: Otter + Pop Symmetry Series for iPhone X/XS
OtterBox and PopSocket had a baby, and this is it. This Symmetry Series case has a PopSocket PopGrip built right in; it lies nearly flush with the case when not in use. Choose from a handful of case colors and swap out different PopGrips for even more customization.
- Built-in PopSocket PopGrip
- Huge variety of color/pattern combos
Otter + Pop Symmetry Series for iPhone X/XS
Get a grip on your iPhone with this OtterBox and PopSocket brainchild. Mix and match pieces for an endless variety of looks.
Best Minimal Style: GVIEWIN Marble iPhone Case for iPhone X/XS
This ultra-slim case offers more scratch protection than drop protection, but it is thoughtfully designed and fits your iPhone like a glove. It’s soft TPU, not actual marble, of course, and it comes in five pretty color schemes.
- Gorgeous colors and patterns
- Not ultra-protective
GVIEWIN Marble iPhone Case for iPhone X/XS
With its on-trend styles and colors, this gorgeously minimal case enhances rather than obscures the lines of your iPhone.
Best Designer Case: Kate Spade New York Case for iPhone X/XS
This case is just a bit thicker and more protective than minimalist cases while still being very slim. Do you want compliments on your iPhone case? Pick up one of these adorable Kate Spade cases.
- Gorgeous designer looks
- Slim profile
Best Designer Case
Kate Spade New York Case for iPhone X/XS
If you’re a Kate Spade fan, you’ll be sure to love her slim TPU case available in a variety of whimsical, pretty designs.
Best Clear Case: Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS
Protect your iPhone while letting its beauty shine through. The bumper around the phone is black, but the back is crystal clear. Mous cases are designed to be protective while still being reasonably slim.
- Not too bulky
Best Clear Case
Mous Clarity Case for iPhone X/XS
Let the beauty of your iPhone shine through this crystal clear, protective, non-bulky case.
Best Wallet Folio: Snakehive Wallet for iPhone X/XS
Snakehive offers excellent quality cases at reasonable prices. This wallet portfolio case has three card slots plus a cash slot, and the suede-like nubuck cover stays closed with a magnetic tab. And it can be folded back into a kickstand for video viewing.
- Carry ID/cards
- Kickstand for video viewing
- Suede-like nubuck
- Variety of color options
- Bulkier than non-folio cases
Best Wallet Folio
Snakehive Wallet for iPhone X/XS
Form plus function
Great looks, fair pricing, protection, and multi-functionality define this wallet folio case from Snakehive.
Best Value: Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case
Smartish (formerly known as Silk) cases are well-designed but inexpensive. This is a basic plastic case with a matte finish and grippy edges to help prevent drops. It comes in several color and pattern choices; each case includes a free screen protector.
- Nicely priced
- Variety of colors and styles
Smartish iPhone Xs/X Slim Case
Get a lot of protection from this simple, protective, and colorful case from Silk. The low price includes a screen protector.
Most Stylish: Native Union CLIC Canvas Case Compatible with iPhone X/XS
Native Union has some of the most stylish Apple accessories on the market. Its Canvas case has a unique design bound to stand out from the crowd while protecting your iPhone X.
- Stunning looks
Native Union CLIC Canvas Case Compatible with iPhone X/XS
Style and protection
Bring on the compliments. Your iPhone will stand out from the crowd with this stunning case.
Thinnest: Totallee Thin iPhone X Case
This is a super thin and lightweight case. It’s well-built and made of durable polypropylene, so it offers grip and protection without the added bulk. At only 0.02 inches in thickness, this case won’t detract from the sleek design of your shiny phone.
- Absolute minimal case
- Doesn’t hide the iPhone’s lines
- Doesn’t protect against drops
Totallee Thin iPhone X Case
When you want a case, but not really, Totallee is the case for you. A little bit of protection is better than none.
Best Two-Layer Case: Speck Presidio for iPhone X/XS
Speck’s Presidio iPhone X cases sport a two-layer design with 10-foot drop protection and come in a pretty wide variety of styles, so you can find one that suits your individual preferences and needs. It also bears mentioning that these cases come with a lifetime warranty.
- 10-foot drop protection
- Variety of colors and styles
- Bulkier than some cases
Best Two-Layer Case
Speck Presidio for iPhone X/XS
Speck is a popular case-maker for a good reason. The cases are ultra-protective without being overly bulky.
Most Protective: SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro series has everything you need in a heavy-duty case. A hard polycarbonate shell protects all sides and edges of the iPhone X, and a built-in screen protector and dust covers protect the Lightning port. Plus, it comes with a front cover that acts as a screen protector, meaning that huge, almost bezel-less display won’t get scratched.
- Built-in screen protector
- Not as attractive as some cases
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle PRO for iPhone X
When you need top-to-bottom, front-to-back protection, only a true heavy-duty case like the Supcase Unicorn Beetle PRO will do.
Best Battery Case: Lonlif Battery Case for iPhone X/XS/10
Double the battery life of your iPhone X with this 4000mAh battery case. It’s relatively slim, so it doesn’t bulk up your phone too much. The Lightning port is still fully accessible, so you can charge the battery case and the phone simultaneously.
- Double iPhone battery life
- Slimmer battery case
- Charge case and phone simultaneously
- Not a beautiful case
Best Battery Case
Lonlif Battery Case for iPhone X/XS/10
Charge your iPhone X and this slim 4000mAh battery case simultaneously. You’ll roughly double the battery life of your iPhone X.
Buying a case for your iPhone X gives you peace of mind knowing that you don’t have to worry every time your iPhone takes a minor tumble. Not to mention if you ever choose to try and sell your phone at a later date, keeping the iPhone X in mint condition will help its resale value.
I have been using the Spigen Neo Hybrid on my iPhone X for months and love it. It manages to offer fantastic protection while maintaining a relatively slim profile that doesn’t mess with the iPhone X’s ability to wireless charge. If you prefer a battery iPhone X case to extend your usage time on the go, we’ve got you covered. We’ve also rounded up waterproof iPhone X cases and iPhone X wallet cases.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Luke Filipowicz is iMore’s Apps and Games editor. He specializes in combing through the App Store’s many (many) titles and finding gems — and playing far too many games, of course.
Karen S. Freeman is a teacher, writer, social media person, and family woman. She loves to travel, play with tech stuff, drink coffee, discover amazing new restaurants, and experience new things.