Starting at $999, £999 and AU$1,579, the iPhone X is definitely a phone you'll want to protect if you choose to buy one. And while it doesn't ship until Nov. 3, we've got plenty of iPhone X cases in-house already and more on the way. So get started early on picking that perfect case that will protect your investment (and be compatible with wireless charging).
We're making judgments on these cases based on the experiences we've had with their predecessors designed for earlier iPhone 6/6S/7 models and their Plus equivalents.
The OtterBox Symmetry Series is the company's most stylish case and is both fairly slim and protective (it's similar to Speck's cases, which certainly influenced OtterBox's design). It comes in a variety of color options and starts at $40 (£30, no Australian shipping but roughly converts to AU$50).
One of my favorite folio cases -- the OtterBox Strada -- is back for the Phone X. It's highly protective and has a card slot on the inside of the cover that allows you to store a single credit card and perhaps a driver's license or some money. Handy, since Apple Pay still isn't universally accepted yet.
Speck's Presidio Series is 20 percent thinner than its earlier Candyshell Series and 52 percent more shock absorbent, drop tested to 10 feet. It comes in various flavors, including the Grip, Clear, Wallet and Show (shown here -- $40). The Show is also available in versions that have black, pink and red trims, as well as a totally clear model. The black version is currently $20 on Amazon.
If you're looking for an extra layer protection, Speck now makes its Presido Ultra tough case. Designed to compete with OtterBox Defender cases, it's a standard Presidio case that comes with a removable bumper. It also comes with a holster in case you want to strap your phone to your belt. It's available in a few color options for $50.
Thanks to decent designs and affordable prices, Korean company Spigen has sold thousands (probably millions) of phone cases on Amazon. Its Ultra Hybrid is its simple clear case, selling for around $12 (£9 or AU$11 on sale).
Tech21 has a handful of cases for the iPhone X, including the Pure Clear, Evo Tactical and Evo Wallet, which looks like the Tactical but has an integrated cover. The Evo Tactical is drop tested to 3 meters (9.9 feet). Prices start at $40 (£30 or AU$45 not including shipping).
Rokform makes cases with an integrated dual mounting system, with both the RokSafe magnet and RokLock that's compatible with Rokform's line of mount accessories for bikes, motorcycles, cars and more. Its Crystal Case has a slimmer design than its Rugged Case and starts at $50 (£40 or AU$65 converted). Available in multiple color options, it includes a magnetic car-mount and magnetic lanyard accessories.
Here are its key specs:
Dual compound, six-sided protection Thin design keeps small feel of the deviceShock absorbing soft inner liner Tough outer polycarbonate shell BAM CNC machined aluminum magnetic mount BAM magnetic grip (mount your phone to almost any magnetic surface) Simple snap-in installation Works with all Rokform RokLock accessories iPhone X Case: $50 (£40 or AU$65 converted)
This is Rokform's Rugged Case, which also starts at $50 (£40 or AU$65 converted) and is available in multiple color options. Like the Crystal, it includes a magnetic car mount and magnetic lanyard accessories.
Nomad's making a variety of cases for the iPhone X, including its two-tone clear case that features a partial leather back. It's $40 -- £30 or AU$45 converted -- and the genuine Horween leather is supposed to wear in well, darkening up a bit with a nice patina.
This is Nomad's $40 Card Case (approximately £30 or AU$50). We're still waiting to confirm whether you'll be able to wirelessly charge your iPhone X with this case on since it's a little bit thicker than Nomad's other cases.
Skech's Vortex is a pretty interesting case. It has 360-degree rotating ring holder that converts into a kickstand, as well as a built-in metal plate for the included magnetic air-vent car mount. It's available in black and gold for $45.
Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is bringing its full line of cases to the iPhone X, which start at $40 (£30 or AU$45 converted). I personally like the Plasma, which features a translucent design in a few color options, and the Metropolis, which is a folio case with a slot for storing credit cards and cash (the Trooper also has a card holder). The extra-tough Monarch Series costs $60 (£48 or AU$78 converted, free worldwide shipping).
If you want the "official" case, Apple's swanky Leather Folio is available in cosmos blue, taupe, black and berry for $99, £99 or AU$145. With a built-in screen cover, it's designed to fully protect the iPhone X's new OLED display.
Other Apple case option include its more standard iPhone X Silicone ($39, £39, AU$59) and iPhone X Leather ($49, £49, AU$75) cases. They come in a variety of color options.
Bodyguardz, which is known for its screen protectors, makes a few iPhone X cases that feature the company's TPU lined with the same patented Unequal "technology" professional athletes use on the field for impact protection (the material is apparently used in football helmets). I like the Trainr (pictured) and the Ace Pro. Both feature transparent backs and cost $35 (£28 or AU$45 converted). They're good cases but I'd like to see them be about $10 less expensive.
Pad & Quill, which makes swanky handmade folio-style wallet cases, has an iPhone X version of its Little Pocket Book case, my personal P&Q favorite, for $80 (converts to £65 or AU$105). It comes in brown or black and ships in mid-November.
Incipio makes a bunch of iPhone X cases. I like the Reprieve Sport ($40 -- £30 or AU$45), a translucent case with a colored bumper and reinforced corners (it's drop-tested to 12 feet). It comes in three color options.
Spigen's Rugged Armor case gives you a little more protection than some of the company's slim cases. Like Spigen's other cases it's affordable, costing $13 (£11 or AU$16 converted). The $17 (£13 or AU$22) Tough Armor is even tougher, but it's not a particularly attractive case.
Nodus is making some luxurious leather cases for the iPhone X in both folio and nonfolio options. This is the Shell Case, which comes in more standard colors like black and brown but is pictured in teal. It's $60 or £45 (about AU$75).
Silk makes several affordable cases for the iPhone X. Available in a few different colors, its Grip Base case is a simple plastic case, but it costs $12 (£10 or AU$15 converted), is slim and has a textured finish that helps keep your phone from sliding out of your hand.
My favorite new Silk case is the $14 (£12 or AU$20 converted) PureView case, which is also referred to as the Queen of Diamonds case for its textured finish.
Gear4's new Battersea is a nicely textured (grippy) slim case that's also protective, thanks to an inner lining of D3O impact protection material. The case is $45 or £35 (AU$55 converted) and comes in black with orange or blue trim.
The Q-Card wallet case has been around for a while and now it comes in an iPhone X version in multiple color options. It formerly cost $35, but it's come down in price and is now $25 -- £22 or AU$30 converted. It's also worth mentioning that the case is set up to use a credit card as a kickstand for watching videos.
Caseology is another company that sells affordable, stylish cases direct on Amazon. It has a few different versions of the same case but with different textured backs. This one's called the Apex and comes in a few different colors for $15 (£12 or AU$20 converted). I also like the Parallax ($15).
Grovemade makes exquisite handmade wood cases for iPhones and iPads in maple and walnut. They aren't cheap.
We're showing its new Minimalist Tough case in walnut, which costs $99 (about £75 or AU$125). It comes in other finishes, including maple and leather. They're all due to ship in December after the iPhone X ships.
Mujjo makes a couple of slick-looking slim leather cases for the iPhone X that come in black, gray and tan. The Wallet version pictured here costs $50 while the non-wallet version costs $45. I'd like to see Mujjo do a folio case.
Casetify's X line of iPhone X cases starts at $28 and goes up to around $50. They're relatively slim, sleek-looking cases that seem to offer a decent though not exceptional amount of protection. The Essential Woven case is probably the most eye-catching because of the design of the integrated card holder on the back.
If you're looking for an inexpensive iPhone X case, the Bovon Clear Case is a good choice (we bought one to try it out). It's only $8 (£7 in the UK) on Amazon and is equipped with bumpers on the corners. We've seen this design from other case manufacturers so you might call it a knock-off -- but it's a good knock-off.
Element Case's Roll Cage is an interesting tough case because it has an outer shell that you can flip around to the front to protect your screen when needed. It's not hard to make the flip, but it's also not as easy as it should be.
It's available in a few different color options for $50.