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6 Best iPhone X Cases to Protect Your $1,000 Phone

November 8, 2017

10:50 am

You may have heard by now: Research from SquareTrade has named the iPhone X one of the most fragile smartphones in history and easily the most fragile iPhone to ever hit the market. That hasn't stopped people from buying them, of course: At launch, Apple sold 3 million of them in just a few minutes. Add those two facts up, and you'll realize that millions of iPhone X cases are going to have to start pulling their weight immediately. Here's a look at the absolute best iPhone X cases on the market, to help you protect your new $1,000 phone.

Totallee Thin iPhone X Case

At 0.02 inches thick, this is your thinnest option for a case that won't be conspicuous. It's more for protecting the device from scratches and scrapes than long falls, so you might want something sturdier. But if appearances are a big concern, it's tough to get a case slicker than this.

Price: $16.99

Spigen Air Skin iPhone X Case

Another option for the less noticeable case is the “air skin” iphone X case, which comes in semi-transparent lightweight material that includes black or clear as colors.

Price: $13.99

Black LUPA Case

Looking for a protective yet affordable option? Look no further: Amazon's personal recommendation is this chunky black case, which comes with a “Military Grade Shock Absorption” that incorporates dual-layer (hard & soft) materials in order to absorb impacts. And there's a one-year-long money-back guarantee.

Price: $12.99

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet

Want a place to stash your credit card while out on the town? This all-leather case comes with a leather card pocket that fits 2 to 3 ID, commuter or bank cards. Colors include black, tan, olive, and grey.

Price: $45.95

Nomad All-Leather Folio

For those who love the leather but hate the “wallet” pocket, try out this sleek folio to class up your iPhone X. You'll wind up with a minimalist look that's still rugged enough to protect from scrapes and, thanks to a semi-rigid edge, protect against drops as well.

Price: $54.95

X-Doria Defense Shield

Protection against ten-foot drops is the goal with this iPhone X case, but it also boasts an “integrated front facing audio channel amplifies sound and redirects audio to the front of the phone for a better surround sound experience.”

Price: $29.95

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Adam is a writer at Tech.co and has worked as a tech writer, blogger and copy editor for the last decade. He's also a Forbes Contributor on the publishing industry (and Digital Book World 2018 award finalist) and has appeared in publications including Popular Mechanics and IDG Connect. When not glued to TechMeme, he loves obsessing over 1970s sci-fi art.