The 8 Best iPhone 11 Pro Cases of 2019

Protect your iPhone 11 Pro

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The Rundown

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: OtterBox - Defender Pro Series Case

What We Like

  • One of the best cases for all-around protection against drops, dirt, or damage

  • Built-in antimicrobial defense

What We Don't Like

  • A bit bulky

  • The multi-piece kit means removal takes a little longer

From one of the best-known brands when it comes to rugged and effective phone cases, OtterBox’s Defender Pro is the best line of defense against drops, falls, or dirt. The case comes in several parts, and assembly and removal are a bit fiddly, but it’s worth it for the protection provided by the Defender Pro. The case includes an inner and outer shell plus an optional holster clip if you prefer to attach the case to a belt or bag. 

The case is solidly made and holds up well over time, and the built-in OtterArmor Microbial Defense protects against germs. While it provides great peace of mind for owners of expensive iPhones, it might be too thick and chunky for some.

Take a peek at some of the other best OtterBox cases you can buy.

Best Splurge: iPhone 11 Pro Leather Folio

What We Like

  • Quality elegant leather wallet

  • Automatic sleep mode activated when case is closed

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive, similar wallets on the market at lower prices

Purists to the Apple brand will love the Phone 11 Pro Leather Folio, the company’s official iPhone 11 Pro wallet case. As with all of Apple’s cases, it is designed to perfectly compliment the phone. It provides an elegant and compact wallet with space for cards and notes, however, storage is limited so the wallet may not be large enough for your needs.

The Pro Leather Folio comes in at a higher price point than most other cases reviewed here, but it’s a quality case that lives up to the cost. Users report it can be scratched easily, so if you’re rough with phone cases, this might not be right for you.

See more reviews of our favorite leather iPhone cases available for purchase.

Runner-Up, Best Wallet: Spigen iPhone 11 Pro Case Slim Armor CS

What We Like

  • Slim case provides protection and doubles as a wallet

  • Wallet compartment is hidden, adding an additional security

What We Don't Like

  • Wallet storage space is limited, as are color options

Despite the outward appearance of a typical phone case, the Slim Armor CS is also a wallet. Thanks to a nondescript, sliding storage compartment you can carry cash and cards without detection. It’s also slim and compact, with only 0.15 inches of added depth, leaving you with slightly less wallet space than some of the competitors.

It's shock absorbent and will shield your iPhone from drops while protecting your valuables on the go. Since the wallet compartment isn’t obvious, it may appear to be less of a target to thieves.

Although the color choices are limited, it’s a solid option for those who don’t need a ton of wallet space and prefer the added security of a hidden compartment.

Best for Fashionistas: Smartish iPhone 11 Pro Crossbody Case

What We Like

  • Go hands-free with this fun, quality case, turning your phone into a crossbody bag or wristlet with detachable straps

  • Wallet space for up to 5 cards/cash

What We Don't Like

  • Might be too busy for some who prefer a simpler case

The Smartish Pro Crossbody goes beyond replacing your wallet by turning into a crossbody bag with a detachable strap along with a removable wrist strap. It’s a really fun case and perfect for carrying your phone and wallet hands-free. The straps mean accidental drops are far less likely, as the phone is secured to your body or wrist. 

The Pro Crossbody can hold up to five cards, cash, and even has a loop for carrying lipstick or chapstick. The case is solidly constructed and a lot of fun to carry. While it will surely be a hit with students or a younger crowd, it may have too many bells and whistles for someone who just wants a simple phone case.

Best Clear Case: Tech21 - Evo Check

What We Like

  • Slim, hardshell case is translucent and provides drop protection of up to 12 feet

  • Unique check design stands out in a crowd

What We Don't Like

  • Limited color options available

This smart-looking case will fit in anywhere from a board meeting to a day at the beach. It’s reserved, but the fun, check-pattern design is overlaid onto a clear case, allowing the phone to still shine through.

The Evo Check is a hardshell case made from FlexShock material, unique to Tech21, which protects the iPhone 11 Pro from accidental drops from up to 12 feet. It’s also treated with an antimicrobial coating, helping to keep germs at bay. 

It’s a slim case that provides reliable protection and easily fits into your pocket, but buyers should note that screen protection needs to be added separately. Although the check pattern is unique, it may be too busy for some.

Best for Protection: Griffin Survivor Endurance

Griffin Survivor Endurance for iPhone 11 Pro

Courtesy of Griffin 

What We Like

  • A featherweight case that protects from falls up to 11 feet

  • Pebbled grips on the edge make it easy to hold and use

What We Don't Like

  • Uninspiring color palette

As you’d expect from a product named the Survivor Endurance, this case from Griffin provides heavy-duty protection for the long haul. Its shock-absorption technology works to protect your delicate iPhone from falls up to 11 feet, yet the case maintains a lightweight construction. Stand-out features include tactile button covers, great for using your phone in dim light, a translucent back casing, and compatibility with wireless charging.

The Survivor Endurance is only let down by limited color palettes and a lack of screen protection. Overall, it’s a sturdy case that guarantees peace of mind when it comes to keeping your phone safe.

Best for Frequent Travelers: Bellroy Phone Case - 3 Card

Bellroy Phone Case - 3 Card

 Courtesy of Bellroy

What We Like

  • Innovative design that functions as a phone case, iPhone stand, and wallet

  • Great features for frequent travelers, including a hidden wallet and additional sim card holder

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive

We love the design and color options of the Bellroy Phone Case - 3 Card, especially the upbeat coral hue. It’s a practical case that has a hidden wallet component and a little kick-stand that pulls out to become a stand for your iPhone. The stand is perfect for watching entertainment in transit or a video conference while you’re on the road. It maintains a slim design while offering functional storage space, something you don’t see in most cases. 

Although the wallet compartment is small, it’s enough space for two or three essentials. It also offers a small sim card holder, perfect for international travelers who switch out sims regularly. Although it’s a more expensive model, the ingenuity of the design makes it worth the splurge.

Best for Gamers: Razer Arctech Slim

What We Like

  • The best option for iPhone gamers, thanks to special features to prevent overheating

  • Ergonomically friendly and reasonably priced

What We Don't Like

  • If you’re not a gamer, you’re missing out on the main features of the case

If you’re on your phone frequently for gaming or watching videos, overheating may be a concern. If so, enter the Razer Arctech Slim. Razer as a brand specializes in products for gamers, and this iPhone case is no exception. It’s designed with vented channels to dissipate heat and increase airflow, preventing overheating which is a common symptom of graphics-heavy mobile gaming.

The case is ergonomically friendly, easy to hold and use, and compatible with wireless charging. Color options are limited, and non-gamers probably won’t enjoy the benefits of the Archtech Slim’s specially designed technology.

Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best iPhone cases of the year.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 6 hours researching the most popular iPhone 11 Pro cases on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 15 different cases overall, screened options from 12 different brands and manufacturers, read over 200 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 2 of the cases themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.