The iPhone X is hands-down the best iPhone yet. I was skeptical at first because Apple took away many of the features that I love, but I’ve changed my mind since the X has come out. Apple is what I consider a luxury brand and it shows with its most premium phone to date. The OLED screen is seriously beautiful and it’s amazing that the iPhone X is only slightly larger than the iPhone 8 with a bigger screen than the iPhone 8 Plus. The decision to switch the back to a glass back is convenient for wireless charging, but it doesn’t inspire much confidence in terms of durability. In fact, Ars Technica performed a drop test and concluded that the iPhone X is “the most breakable iPhone”. If you don’t feel like dropping $279 on a new screen, invest in a case. I know many people who like to buy the cheapest case possible to protect their phone. I used to be in that party, but as I’ve gotten older I don’t mind spending extra for a premium case. If you don’t mind balling out a bit, here are our favorite luxury iPhone X cases.
1. BRUCEGAO CROCODILE IPHONE X CASE – $200
One of the most luxurious cases we’ve come across is the true crocodile leather case for the iPhone X from BRUCEGAO. Each case is handcrafted in Hong Kong using genuine crocodile hide which not only keeps your iPhone X safe but also unique and stylish too. It comes in black or brown and each case has its own unique look meaning your X gets the look it deserves.
2.Official iPhone X Leather Case $49
You can’t have a top ten luxury case list without including Apple’s official leather case. They’re made from specially tanned European leather, with a soft microfiber lining to prevent scratches inside. The outside develops a natural patina over time, which is produced by wear and makes it look like weathered leather.
3. HEX Leather Icon Wallet Case $49.95
The Icon Wallet incorporates a slim, modern profile that is reinforced for strength. The case is wrapped with premium genuine leather for a solid look and feel. When closed, the cover is held in place by an elastic closure, providing protection for your phone and valuables. The Icon has three card slots for ID and credit cards as well as some space for cash.
4. UAG Monarch Series $55.95
The Monarch Series case encompasses a premium design and precise engineering to provide a case that meets military standard drop protection. The case features handcrafted, feather-light construction with five layers of protection. Weighing in at only 1.4 ounces, it is the perfect case for those who want sleek style and maximum protection without bulk.
5. Grovemade Leather iPhone Case $109
Grovemade makes premium wood-inspired tech accessories. The Grovemade Leather iPhone case is made from hand-sanded domestic walnut and a vegetable-tanned leather for a classy look with a modern touch. The leather has been minimally treated to retain its inherent beauty, which through everyday handling will create a rich patina.
6. Bellroy Card Case $49.95
The Bellroy card case is made of premium hides and dyed through so they age gracefully. The woven fabrics are sustainably produced and chosen for their durability and lightweight performance. The case holds one card and is Apple Pay friendly. Like all Bellroy products, it is backed by its 3-year warranty.
7. Moshi StealthCover $39.95
If you like the Samsung Galaxy flip case, you’re going to like Moshi’s StealthCover. Now that the iPhone X removed the home button, you’ll be seeing more cases like this one. The StealthCover is a slim folio-style case that features 360-degree military grade drop protection. The StealthCover mirrors the glass look and feel of your iPhone with an opalescent finish for an added touch of sophistication.
8. Bonaventura Leather Flip Wallet Cover Case $119
The BONAVENTURA folio flip leather case is made of full-grain calf leather from the prestigious Perlinger tannery in Germany. It ages beautifully as it develops a patina: the more you use it, the more beautiful your leather case will look. The leather is shrunk, which not only increases its durability and accentuates the beauty of the grain, it also retains its delicate softness to the touch. It boasts a lifetime warranty if the case’s plastic holder cracks.
9. ZOVER Genuine Leather Wallet Case $54.99
The ZOVER wallet case is made from specially tanned, durable cowhide leather and has its own veins and natural pores. This case fully protects your iPhone, while holding three cards and case. The magnetic clip allows for quick fastening and access without any hassle.
10. Alpatronix iPhone X Battery Case $59.95
The Alpatronix iPhone X battery case is the first and only Qi-enabled wireless iPhone X battery case. You can use any Qi wireless charging pad to charge both the phone and the battery case together. The case is smart enough to let your iPhone X charge first. It features a rechargeable 4200 mAh battery that can keep your phone charged the entire day.
11. ROXXLYN Marble Case Invisible Grey $156.25
The Marble Case Invisible Grey is hand-made from genuine marble stone mined and extracted in Turkey. The interior is made from the finest Alcantara for a smooth, firm grip to your phone. The exterior features polished layers of stone combined with an anodized aluminum body. This Invisible Grey marble is from the Antolini Exclusive Collection and is one of the most exclusive marble stones in the world.
12. Alto Metro Leather Wallet Case $62.00
The Alto Metro leather wallet case is capable of holding 1-2 cards and some cash. The minimal design is convenient and lightweight, which is perfect for urban life. The unique patina develops over time to represent who you are.
13. OtterBox Strada Series $49.95
The Strada Series folio is the only leather smartphone case backed with OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection. OtterBox is known for protection and this case is the combination of that expertise with a stylish premium leather. It really combines the best of both worlds. Guarding against damage from drops, bumps, and tumbles, this folio case is a stylish powerhouse.
The iPhone X is luxurious in every aspect. The build quality is premium along with a premium OLED screen. Of course, Apple thought it would be a great idea to make this the most fragile iPhone yet. It would be a shame to cover this beautiful phone with a cheap, plastic case. Do you buy a Ferrari and fill it up with the cheapest, lowest quality gas? Probably not. Some things are worth spending extra money on, especially if its going to protect a $1000 phone. Think about it this way, $50-100 dollars is a hell of a lot cheaper than replacing the screen for $280.