.We’re big fans of the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max. There’s not much to dislike about them. They’ve got great cameras, beautiful displays, massive storage, incredible processors, and gorgeous builds. The one thing to dislike is their hefty price tags. The iPhone XS is also incredibly expensive to fix, and with an all-glass build that makes them quite fragile, we recommend you put a case on your XS (and Max) to keep it safe. While cases offer great protection, they don’t have to be ugly and bulky. We’ve rounded up our favorite 10 real leather cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max to keep your phone looking good while keeping it safe from falls.
In case, you’re wondering the cost to fix an iPhone XS display (without accidental damage protection), you’ll need to shell out $279 to get it to factory specs. If you have an iPhone XS Max with a broken display, be ready to drop $329 for a new screen. Lastly, if you break the back glass on the iPhone XS or XS Max, expect to spend $549 and $599 to repair your respective iPhones.
The cost of a luxurious case is well worth the investment based on repair costs alone. Check out our top 10 luxurious leather iPhone XS and XS Max cases.
Apple’s own leather case for the XS and XS Max is one of our favorites. It’s the one I personally use on my own iPhone because it looks good, wears well like all good leathers, and is sleek. The buttons are made from aluminum which is anodized in colors that accentuate the color of the case you choose. It comes in a variety of colors: Peony Pink, Cape Cod Blue, Forest Green, Taupe, Midnight Blue, Saddle Brown, Black, and Red. If you’re someone who drops their phone regularly, this case probably isn’t for you. It’s only made to protect the XS and XS Max against light drops with its slim design
Native Union Clic Card Case
The Clic card case from Native Union is another top leather case. It adds extra protection around the edges for those of you who are tougher on their phones. It still comes in genuine luxurious leather and is affordably priced at $49 for the XS Max at
Nomad Folio Tri-Fold Leather Case – $79.95 at
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The Tri-Fold Leather Case from Hello Nomad is for those of you who want to carry cash, credit cards, and ID all with your smartphone. It looks great, wears even better and offers excellent protection in Saddle Brown or Black colors. It’s made with genuine Horween leather from the USA.
With enough room to store three credit cards, the MUJJO full leather case is one of the best you can get for the XS or XS Max. It’s made with natural tanned leather with beautiful stitching to make it stand out as a luxurious case. It comes in four colors: blue, green, black, and natural and will look better with wear.
Louis Vuitton Folio Case – Starting at $345 at Louis Vuitton (XS and XS Max)
If you want to make a statement with your iPhone XS or XS Max case then you can’t go wrong with splurging on a Louis Vuitton Folio. The folio case comes with full phone protection with a front flap that doubles as a screen protector and slim wallet. It comes in several Louis Vuitton signature designs and is arguably one of the most luxurious cases on the planet for your iPhone.
Bellroy is one of our favorite brands to make this list. The XS leather case is a perfect example of a Bellroy product: minimalist, smart, and very usable. It’s also one of the most affordable luxury leather cases on this list at $40, and it also has quite a bit of protection in the areas where you need it most. It comes with a full three-year warranty which speaks to Bellroy’s durability, and it comes in five popular colors: coral, black, gray, navy, and caramel.
Bellroy is the only brand to make this list twice. We love Bellroy cases for their protection, durability, and natural water-resistance. The 3-card case is not only protective, but it’s functional as you can bring along three credit cards and use the flap as a stand for easy screen viewing on your iPhone XS or XS Max. It has a soft microfiber lining to ensure your glass back doesn’t scratch while it rests in the case.
If you want more color in your life then you need to get your hands on a case from Kulor. Not only are the cases loaded with color options, but you can also get them embossed with personalization if you order direct from the manufacturer. The case is fully wrapped in high-quality leather to ensure a luxurious look that will grab attention.
Tumi’s Folio leather case for the iPhone XS and XS Max is pure luxury. It’s not cheap at $100, but Tumi has made high-quality goods for over 40 years so you can expect good things from its Folio case. The Folio is a two-piece case which means you can remove your phone from the wallet anytime you want to leave it behind. It’s made from high-grade pebbled leather and is thin enough to allow for wireless charging without the need to remove the iPhone from the case.
Journal for iPhone XS Max – $79.99 at Twelve South
The Twelve South Journal for the iPhone XS Max is one of the most luxurious full wallet cases you can get today. It’s not cheap at $79.99, but its price is well earned by it high-grade leather and top notch craftsmanship. It’s a full wallet case that can hold three credit cards and one ID in the clear view window. It also has an interior shell that keeps your iPhone XS Max protected against accidental drops. The Journal will wear quite well with the oils from your hands and should outlast your iPhone.