These are some of the best cases for your new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. We’ve been reviewing iPhone cases at sadat global for a long time, and often the best cases are the same year after year, so it’s not surprising to see that’s the case with the iPhone 11 as well.
What’s new this year in iPhone 11 cases is, of course, a bigger camera cutout, and the buttons on the side are moved a little bit. So if you’re planning on taking your favorite iPhone 10 case and just cutting a bigger hole to accommodate the camera, it’s not going to work.
My favorite basic case for the iPhone 11 is the Smartish Kung Fu Grip. It looks pretty basic, but there’s actually a lot of really clever things going on here. It’s made out of TPU which is a flexible plastic.
The back panel is smooth, so it slides in and out of your pocket very easily, but the edges have a pebbly texture which means you get some grip, and new for the iPhone 11 this year, they’ve added very subtle ridges along the edge, so you can actually get an even better hold on your phone and hopefully not drop it.
It comes in some really nice colors, or as you can, also get prints on it. You could also custom print your own from their website. The next style of case we looked at is leather cases, and our favorite leather case is the:
Surprisingly, no one makes anything that really competes with the Apple Leather Case that’s as thin or as attractive, especially not at price.
So for 50 bucks, you get this thin, beautiful leather case, and the only real downsides is it doesn’t really wear super well over a year.
We’ve had a few writers and editors here at sadat global find that in the space of about a year, it’ll start to tear and get ratty.
Now my favorite transparent case comes from a company called Spigen, and it’s called the Liquid Crystal. There’s a lot of transparent cases out there right now, and it makes sense because the iPhone 11 comes in some really beautiful colors, and you want to show those off.
So you can see that it’s totally transparent, looks really great. The reason I love the Liquid Crystal compared to other transparent cases is it’s made of TPU plastic, and that material does not show fingerprints as readily as say a hard, rigid plastic.
So while every transparent case is going to get fingerprint over time, they’re a little bit more hidden on the Liquid Crystal. All transparent cases are also going to yellow over time.
If you are unhappy with that yellowing. I will do wallet next. All right, so say you’d rather carry all of your cards with your phone and ditch your wallet.
We recommend the Wallet Slayer, Vol. 1 which is also from Smartish. It’s actually pretty much the same case as the Kung Fu Grip.
The big difference being it has this wallet pocket on the back. So you can take a credit card or up to three actually, slide it right in, and just pop it out when you need it. It really is the same case just with the cardholder.
Naturally, because it can hold cards in the back, the Wallet Slayer Vol. 1 is thicker than other iPhone cases, but the curves actually do a really good job of fitting into your hand and not feeling so thick.
Which phone is that?
That’s, where’d that phone, oh, it’s okay. So one of the downsides of wallet cases that keep your cards on the back is they don’t necessarily play well with the wireless charging.
So if you want to carry your cards but also want to wirelessly charge, we like folio-style cases that have room for your cards inside a front cover, and our favorite is the
The Presidio Folio has this cover with room for up to three cards inside and this door securely snaps shut, so they’re not gonna fall out.
You can even use it as a viewing stand if you’re watching a movie. Just prop it up like that. More protective and then thin, okay.
While no case is going to guarantee that if you drop your phone, it’s not going to break, we think Speck’s Presidio Pro is worth it if you want a little bit more protection.
What we really like about the Presidio Pro is its dual layers, so there’s plastic on the outside and rubber inside, which means it’ll do really great at absorbing shocks if you drop the phone, and there are air pockets on the inside edges, which again will help with shock absorption.
Finally, we have one style that we don’t necessarily recommend, but we know some people are looking for, and that’s the:
So with these cases, you’re not really getting the kind of protection we like from a case. You’re not getting real shock absorption. You’re not getting a protective lip around the screen.
What you are getting is a super, super thin layer, almost like a plastic skin. Our favorite right now is Caudabe’s Veil. It is a simple piece of plastic that is almost imperceptibly thin, and it has a nice textured finish to it, but it doesn’t really offer any shock absorption, and there’s no lip around the screen to prevent damage to your phone if you drop it.
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