The iPhone X is finally here, which means it’s time to start worrying about breaking it.
With an all-glass back and huge bezel-less screen, the iPhone X is practically begging to be dropped and shattered. Plus, iPhone X screen repairs are expensive ($US280 if you don’t have AppleCare+) and the fixing the back could be even pricier.
So, you have two choices: Forgo a case to show off your beautiful new phone, or choose from any number of stylish, durable, and useful cases to protect your investment.
Business Insider compiled some of its top picks for iPhone X cases. Here are our favourites so far:
Apple's leather cases have long been a great option for any new iPhone. With the X, Apple is rolling out new colours for both its silicone and leather cases, including the dark aubergine case pictured above, fuchsia, and bright blue.
And if you're a fan of folio cases, Apple also introduced a brand-new premium leather folio case that costs $US99.
Apple's standard leather case costs $US49 and is available in stores or on Apple's website.
There's a line of thinking that says if you're going to spend more than $US1,000 on a phone, you shouldn't hide it underneath a case. That's where clear cases come in.
A crystal clear case like this one from Spigen will offer a bit of protection for your phone without hiding the design. Spigen's is slim, simple, and works with wireless chargers.
The case costs $US12.99 on Amazon (it's available for Prime, too).
I've been a fan of Sonix cases for over a year for two reasons: they're stylish and they have small bumpers to help prevent screen breakage.
While most of Sonix's cases are clear with overlaid prints, the company recently launched a new line of leather and tortoise cases. The tortoise finish is subtle, fashionable, and matches the high-end vibe of the iPhone X.
The Sonix brown tortoise case costs $US45 and is available through the Sonix website, as well as several third-party retailers.
There are people out there who know they're supposed to have a case, but don't want to spend a lot of money on it. They assume it's going to break or get scratched up anyway, and don't really care what it looks like. For those people, there's AmazonBasics.
Amazon doesn't offer a lot of options for its phone cases -- for the iPhone X, there appear to be only three styles and a handful of colours right now -- but you can't beat the price and convenience. When it wears out, you can order another one with a few clicks and get it in two days.
Amazon's textured iPhone X case comes in blue, grey, and black and costs $US11.99 on Amazon's website (it's available for Prime, too).
The iPhone X is undeniably high-end, so the thinking goes that your case should be high-end too. Enter Roxxlyn's marble iPhone X case.
Roxxlyn says the case is hand-made from 'genuine Nero Marquina marble sourced from Antolini, Italy,' which is then turned into thin, shatter-resistant layers. Besides the super cool finish, the case is also unique in that it fits closely around the camera, eliminating the thick camera bump.
Roxxlyn's case is made to order and costs $US156.25 on the company's website.
There's no denying the convenience of a folio case -- everything you could possibly need is all in one small, neat package.
While there are a lot of options out there, OtterBox makes a leather folio case with an expensive look for a reasonable price. The case comes in three colours -- black, brown, and white -- and has enough room for credit cards and cash.
OtterBox's folio case costs $US49.95 and is available on the company's website.
Sure, you can keep everything in one place with a folio case. But having to open the cover whenever you want to use your phone adds an extra step.
With a wallet case like this one from Speck, your phone will be protected but you'll still have room for credit cards and ID on the back.
Speck's wallet case costs $US44.95 on the company's website.
When the new Google Pixel 2 came out, I was hit with a wave of Pixel envy. Not so much for the Pixel itself -- although it's a fantastic, reliable phone -- but for the cases Google made to go with it.
The fabric cases are fun, versatile, and unlike anything Apple makes. They give the phone a cool, hip vibe and add a little bit of extra grippy-ness. Luckily, a company called Incipio just came out with something similar for the iPhone X.
The Incipio fabric case comes in grey and black and costs $US24.99 on the company's website.
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