The Best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Cases

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 15 Sep 2018

Pre-ordered the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max? Or plan on buying one directly from an Apple Store or a nearby retailer on launch day? Whatever the case might be, phones like the iPhone XS and XS Max need a case to go along with it due to their glass design.

Since the iPhone XS has the same design as the iPhone X, you will already find plenty of cases for it, especially since iPhone X cases are compatible with the iPhone XS. And given that iPhones sell like hot cakes, you will find plenty of cases in various shapes and size for the XS and XS Max. If you are in the market for some iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max cases, check out our list of the best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max cases below.

Spigen iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Cases

Spigen makes among the best cases for any smartphone out there. Period. The same stands true for its iPhone XS and XS Max lineup. The company offers a variety of XS and XS Max cases — slim, minimalistic, tough, hybrid, wallet, and more. Depending on your requirement, Spigen will have an appropriate case for your new iPhone.

Below are some of my personal recommendations from Spigen’s lineup.

Thin Fit 360

This slim fit case is made from polycarbonate back and offers enough protection against scratches and scuffs. While its also adequate protection against minor dings and drops, it might not provide sufficient protection to the display against major falls.

iPhone XS Thin Fit Case

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Slim Armor Crystal

Want a slim case for your new iPhone XS that also shows off its beautiful design? The Slim Armor Crystal case from Spigen has a hybrid design which means it comes with a shock-absorbing bumper and a clear back for the best of both worlds — design and protection.

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Neo Hybrid

The Neo Hybrid case from Spigen features a bumper and a flexible TPU back combined into one for optimal protection. Its a relatively thin case that offers ample protection, with cut-outs for the physical buttons and ports on the device. The rear of the case has a herringbone pattern to ensure it does not attract fingerprints or dust easily. It also makes it easier to grip the phone.

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RhinoShield iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Cases 

If you are a person who prefers bumpers to cases, you should have a look at RhinoShield’s CrashGuard NX lineup. The bumper will fit snuggly and provide ample side protection to your iPhone XS or XS Max. It leaves the rear of the phone completely exposed, though since the bumper is thicker than the phone’s body, it will protect the rear glass panel in case of a drop. One can also customize the bumper according to their liking by selecting a different rim color to make it stand out.

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If you are looking for slightly more premium cases, RhinoShield’s SolidSuit series will have you covered. The company offers this particular lineup in leather, carbon, wood, brushed steel, and microfiber finish to suit everyone’s taste.

All cases have a premium look and feel, with the company’s ShockSpread material spread across the shell for added durability and protection.

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Case-Mate iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Cases

iPhone XS Case Mate

If you want some blingy cases for your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, Case-Mate has you covered. It offers cases for the new iPhones in different blingy colors and leather finish in case you like such cases.

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Official Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Cases

If you don’t mind spending a bit extra, Apple offers its own set of official Leather and Silicone cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max. They are definitely on the expensive side but they are among the most premium cases in the market as well, with excellent fit and finish. The Silicone case starts from $39, while the leather case starts from $49. They are available in a variety of colors as well.

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Dbrand iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Skins

iPhone XS Dbrand

I am not really a case person since they tend to add bulk to a phone and hide its beautiful design. But that does not change the fact that the rear glass panel of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max needs protection. This is where vinyl skins from Dbrand come in. You can slap their high-quality 3M skin on the back of your iPhone XS and XS Max and call it a day.

While barebones, it will offer adequate protection to ensure the glass panel does not crack or shatter due to any regular drop or ding. The skins are also available in a variety of finishes which will help in making your iPhone XS stand out from the crowd.

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Ringke iPhone XS and iPhone XS Cases

Like Spigen, Ringke offers a variety of cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in different styles, fit, and finish. Irrespective of what kind of a case person you are, Ringke will have a case for you. Some notable ones from the company’s lineup can be found below.

Ringke Slim

Ringke boasts of its hard case being the slimmest in the world. Despite its thin design, it offers all-around protection, with the raised lip at the front ensuring protection for the display in case of a drop.

Ringke Slim iPhone XS

Ringke Air

As their name suggests, there are extremely thin and light cases for people who don’t like bulky cases.

Make sure to go through Rinkge’s entire lineup of cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max from here.

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OtterBox iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Cases

OtterBox is another renowned case maker out there with a huge lineup of cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max. The company’s cases are known for their excellent fit and finish and ample protection. Some notable offerings from OtterBox include:

Symmetry Leather Series

If you are fond of leather cases, definitely check out OtterBox’s Leather series of cases. They are handcrafted and while they do add a noticeable amount of bulk to your iPhone XS or XS Max, they look and feel very premium.

iPhone XS Symmetry

Symmetry Thin Design

Want a thin case but not with the same old boring design? The Symmetry Thin Design comes in a variety of colors and designs to help spice up the good old boring thin cases.

Symmetry Thin Design

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Pad & Quill

Pad and Quill offers among the most quality cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. They are made from full-grain leather and hewn from FSC certified hardwoods which gives them a level of quality and fit and finish unrivaled by other cases.

Bella Fino iPhone XS Wallet Case

Pad & Quill’s leather wallet case is among the slimmest case in the market. It is available in three different colors, with the option of selecting the interior color of the case also being available. The wallet case allows users to store anywhere between 5 to 7 cards as well.

iPhone XS Wallet Case

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Speck iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Cases

Speck offers a variety of cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to cater to a wide range of customers.

Presidio Wallet

iPhone XS Speck Presidio Case

The Presidio wallet case for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has a very unique design. Instead of a flip design, the wallet case comes with 3 card slots at its rear. It also offers drop protection against a height of up to 10 feet.

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We will continue updating this post with more cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max over time so make sure to bookmark this page and keep checking it periodically.

What is your favorite iPhone XS case? Drop a comment below and let us know about them.