The 10 Best iPhone Cases to Buy in 2018

Protect your iPhone with these top battery, wallet and waterproof cases

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iPhone cases are a saturated market, making it almost impossible for a consumer to find the right one. So we've compiled a list of the best iPhone cases in terms of size, design, as well as functionality, all while making sure they don’t break the bank. Whether you’re looking to extend your battery life or go swimming with your phone to take pictures underwater, we've got you covered with the top iPhone cases to buy in 2018.

Our Top Picks

Best iPhone X Case: TOZO iPhone X Case

The iPhone X is one of the most beautiful phones to come out in recent years (strictly because it is basically 100 percent screen), so you don’t want a big bulky case taking away from the aesthetic. But, by the same token, you also don’t want your new investment to be destroyed on the first drop. The TOZO case fits both bills. For starters, it’s only 0.35mm thick, so it fits the phone like a glove, but it’s also made of a hard, matte, semi-transparent black plastic that will prevent it from slipping out of your hand and protect it from scratches and minor drops.

The area just around the camera (which, itself, protrudes a bit from the phone) is raised with a lip so that a drop on the back won’t crack the camera lens. Also, because the case is so slim and form-fitting, there are holes cut out precisely for the volume rockers, the lightning input and even tiny individual holes for each of the bottom microphone ports. All in all, it’s a pretty meat and potatoes case that will let the beauty of the phone shine through without leaving it as vulnerable as if the phone didn’t have a case.

Best iPhone X Battery Case: Alpatronix iPhone X Battery Case

The iPhone X battery case from Alpatronix is has a 4,200 mAh battery provides 150 percent additional charge, giving you essentially two and a half full charges on your phone on a single go. The case protects with a 360-degree scratch guard that has been officially Apple-certified to work with all the functions and buttons on the phone, so you get protection and functionality tied together.

The two-piece construction allows for easy, slide-on installation that won’t force you to bend your phone out of the case. The USB charger passes the connection through, too, so you can leave your phone in the case when charging and syncing. But the real calling card for the case is that it passes through the Qi wireless charging that Apple put into the phone. It’s a big deal ​because this is the first time Apple has included wireless charging on their phone out of the box, so it would be a shame to cover it up with a case. This case doesn’t do that.

Best iPhone 7/iPhone 8 Case Overall: Caseology Envoy Series

Caseology Envoy Series
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One of the iPhone’s strongest selling points is its elegant design. So why hide the sleek phone behind a bulky or bland case? Caseology’s Envoy series offers a variety of sophisticated designs that accentuate the iPhone 7/iPhone 8’s slim profile while protecting the phone with a well-engineered case.

The case’s protective prowess relies on raised bezel protection to protect your screen while allowing easy access to ports and buttons. A combination of shock absorbent TPU and durable polycarbonate provide a dual-layer defense that has been drop tested to ensure that your phone remains safe.

You can choose from a number of sleek designs, one of which is sure to fit your style. A carbon fiber textured black case is clean-cut and understated, while leather beige and cherry oak add more visual flair without appearing gaudy. All cases are easy to snap on and off your phone, meaning you can even change out styles depending on your mood.

Check out our other reviews of the best iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 cases available on the market today.

Best iPhone 7/iPhone 8 Battery Case: Nero7

Best iPhone 7 Battery Case: Nero7
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You want three things out of an iPhone battery case: an Apple certified connector, durable design and a powerful battery that keeps your phone charged. The Nero7 checks all three categories, and even has a few extra features to boot.

First, the phone has a MFI-certified lightning connector so you don’t have to worry about a cheap connector damaging your battery or delivering a low-quality charge. Instead, you benefit from the powerful rechargeable battery that fills up your phone at the same speed as a lightning charger.

But a fully charged battery doesn’t mean much on a broken phone. The Nero7 is designed to be as durable as the best protective cases, with a dual-injected bumper and a hard-shell back-plate to protect against any accidental drops. The slim black design is low-key with an attractive finish, and forward facing acoustic speaker ports redirect sound to increase volume. 

Best Battery Case for 6/6S: Anker Ultra Slim

Anker Ultra Slim Battery Case
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The Anker iPhone 6/6s Battery Case has been featured in Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and is often touted as the No. 1 iPhone 6 battery case.

If you’re tired of having to constantly recharge your iPhone just to get a full day of battery life, this case is for you. Its 2850mAh battery capacity provides an extra 60 hours of audio, 16 hours of 3G talk time, 13 hours of video, 12 hours web browsing or 3 hours of 3D gaming for your iPhone 6.

The case isn’t too bulky either, only adding .23 inches to your iPhone, measuring 6.02 x 2.74 x .53 inches and weighing only 3.04 ounces. And you won’t have to worry about compatibility issues since the case is Apple MFi certified, which allows for a complete charge and sync without the hang-ups or disconnections. You can also transfer data or charge your phone using the included Micro USB cable so you won’t have to ever remove the battery case. The case is made of a drop-tested polycarbonate shell with raised edges designed to protect your phone against bumps and drops, and is finished a deluxe matte that ensures a secure grip.

Amazon users reported that the material used for the case seems a bit cheap, but they’re satisfied overall with the provided battery life. Other users have said that there’s no clear indication of checking the battery charge level, and that once you plug it into an outlet, both the case and iPhone charge simultaneously – thus taking awhile to reach a full charge for both batteries.

The whole package includes the case, a Micro USB cable, an audio jack extender, welcome guide and an 18-month warranty along with customer service that Amazon users have stated is top-notch in assuring quality assurance.

Best Wallet Case: Premium PU Leather

FYY [Top-Notch Series] Premium PU Leather Wallet Case
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FYY’s wallet cellphone case is the No. 1 best seller for wallet cell phone cases on Amazon. (I bought this case because I prefer having all my valuables in one place, and it’s been a worthwhile investment.)

The FYY iPhone 6S wallet case is made of high quality premium PU leather. Its interior features three card slots designed for you to put in your debit card, credit card or ID card while on-the-go. On the back of case is a kickstand, which comes in handy when watching movies or video chatting. The case measures 8.5 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches and weighs four ounces, so it isn’t too bulky and feels like a full wallet.

Unlike a traditional wallet, you may have to get used to the small pocket that pouches your money. (I wind up having to fold my dollar bills at least three times in order for them to fit.) On the plus, side, all ports are easily accessible. And there are a wide range of colors and designs to choose from, including gold, red, brown and lavender, leopard print and more.

Best for Radiation Protection: Pong Sleek iPhone 6/6s Case

Pong Sleek iPhone 6/6s Radiation Protection Case
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Worried about radiation? There’s an iPhone case for that. Made for your iPhone 6 or 6s, the Pong Sleek can lower your exposure to radiation by up to 67 percent compared to a bare phone (or up to 89 percent more than the FCC SAR limit.)

Once you snap in your smartphone, the Pong antenna will pair automatically with the antenna inside your iPhone 6/6s. It’s been tested in the same independent labs that verify conformance of wireless devices to the requirements of the US (FCC), European (CE), Canadian (CA) and Australian (ACA) governments – a strict measure needed for a serious case that stands by its claims. The patented RF technology will protect you from your antenna’s radiation all while maintaining your phone’s signal.

Besides its ability to reduce cancer-causing emissions, this case is also great for providing protection for your iPhone itself. Tested by U.S. military drop standards, the case can provide protection from four-foot drops. And it's not too bulky: The case measures 6.75 x 1.25 x 4.25 inches, weighs only .3 ounces and provides open access to all ports and functions. Pong provides a 60-day money back guarantee if you’re not happy with the product. Colors come in black and white.

Best Waterproof Case: JOTO CellPhone Dry Bag

JOTO CellPhone Dry Bag
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Looking to swim this summer but you want to snap some pictures or avoid keeping an eye on it from afar? Take it with you in the pool or sea with the JOTO CellPhone Dry Bag case (available for the 6, 6S or 6S Plus). It’s the No. 1 best seller on Amazon for waterproof cellphone cases.

The JOTO CellPhone Dry Bag case is IPX8 Certified waterproof, meaning it can handle a depth of 100 feet. The case features a simple snap and lock access which keeps out water, snow, dust, sand and dirt, and maintains full touch-screen capability. 

Though the case is somewhat bulky, giving off the feeling of a bag, it only measures .2 x 6.7 x 3.9 inches. There’s a clear window on both the front and back sides, so you won’t have trouble taking pictures, watching videos or checking your e-mails while you’re in the water. The case can fit any smartphone measuring 6 inches diagonally and comes with a neck strap for convenient carrying. Colors come in every style: black, white, green, blue, magenta and camo. 

Best Exercise Case: Trianium ArmTrek Sports Exercise Armband

Trianium ArmTrek Sports Exercise Armband
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Users who are more active, and don't want to leave their smartphone at home whiling exercising should invest in the Trianium ArmTrek sports armband case for the Apple iPhone 6 or 6s.

The case is made of stretch resistant neoprene, so it easily bends, flexes, twists and folds without the warping. It comes with a comfort-grip that keeps the band firmly on your arm during workouts and running, and has precision cut-outs for easy access to the charger and headphone outlets. The whole thing measures 7.1 x 6.3 x .4 inches and weighs 2.4 ounces, making it a little bit bigger than the other cases on the list, due to its active expectations.

The case is equipped with a multi-slot adjustable velcro iPhone armband that will fit any arm size up to 14 inches. Its touch-screen compatibility allows for you to use your iPhone through the protective screen cover, making it easy to answer calls, manage your playlist or active your stopwatch without removing your phone. The case is also water resistant and sweat-proof. Another nifty feature: On the edge of a band is a built-in key pocket that stores your house key while exercising.

The company provides a lifetime warranty incase you happen to break the case. Some Amazon users love that the case doesn't irritate their arm, while others have stated that the velcro seems to have trouble staying in place. Colors come in black, blue, gray, green, pink, purple, red and white.

Check out our other reviews of the best fitness armbands available on the market today.

Best Design: Caseology Skyfall Series Scratch-Resistant

Caseology Skyfall Series Scratch-Resistant Case
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Caseology’s Skyfall series of cases is super sleek and minimalist, measuring 3.6 x 0.6 x 6.5 inches and weighing only .3 ounces. The case is designed with comfort in mind with rounded edges and a soft coating to make for a comfortable and easy grip. Despite its simple design, the case has reliable protection with its TPU sleeve and polycarbonate bumper that provide two layers of drop protection. Its high-grade scratch resistant coating keeps the back of the case clear and pristine. Amazon users have praised the case for its design and protection capabilities, stating it’s one of the best on the market. Colors come in gold, silver, charcoal black, and sepia gold.