Best iPhone X Cases: Protection for your super-expensive smartphone

The iPhone X is an impressive phone. Also an impressively priced phone. So, naturally, having blown a grand on your new shiny Apple toy, you’ll want to keep it nice.

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As you might expect, the accessories market was busily beavering away, ready to supply an assortment of cases before you could even get your hands on the smartphones to go in them. And the assembly line hasn’t stopped running since launch.

Here’s a carefully curated selection of the best iPhone X cases we’ve seen so far…

Greenwich Maia Collection

New for spring 2018 is a sumptuous range of premium leather cases from Greenwich. The Maia Collection comprises a number of the company’s Blake leather folio cases available in some very springy hues: Beach House (pastel blue), Pale Gravel (off-white), Blake Blossom (pastel pinky-peach), Scarlet Red (just red, to be honest), Tahiti Blue (pictured above) and Canary Yellow (as described).

In addition to the beautifully coloured leather outer, you get a folio cover with an Alcantara lining and credit card holder, as well as an electroplated metal shell for extra durability. None of this comes cheap, but neither did your phone.

Buy your Maia Collection case for £139 directly from Greenwich.

Ted Baker

Ted Baker’s 2018 range of iPhone X cases is made in partnership with that most expert encaser of gadgety things, Proporta.

As you’d expect from such a team-up, you get top-class design – scalloped edges, appliquéd flowers and all that – as well as reliable levels of protection.

You can grab one starting from £29.95 directly from Proporta.

Mous Limitless

This range of impressive cases provides your iPhone X with military-grade protection, whether it happens to accidentally topple off a desk or slip from your clumsy fingers.

It’s also incredibly slim, and comes in a variety of tasty finishes, such as wood, leather and marble. The latter will go perfectly with the statue of yourself that you can probably afford to commission if you’ve got the top-end 256GB iPhone X incoming.

Retailing from £29.99, you’ll be able to pick one up here.

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Proporta Carbon Ultra Flash

Carbon fibre is super-strong, but also light and thin. Perfect for a case, in other words. The Proporta Carbon Ultra will only add 2mm to your iPhone X’s backside, while offering a whole heap of extra protection. This Flash version also features a layer of resistive leather near the bottom, to give a grippier surface for a more secure hand-hold.

Buy Now: Proporta Carbon Ultra Flash at Amazon

Proporta Carbon Opus

If you fancy the carbon-fibre protection of the Ultra Flash above, but with the additional screen covering of a folio case, Proporta’s Carbon Opus might be the choice for you.

The space-age weave is covered in luxurious, soft-touch nappa leather, and the securely fitting screen protector can be folded into a stand for a spot of Netflix bingeing.

Buy Now: Proporta Carbon Opus at Amazon

Greenwich Walker Alcantara

Alcantara is the material of the moment. After decades of only really being used on fancy seats in boy-racers’ cars, it’s recently been given renewed cachet by Microsoft, who used it on the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop keyboards.

And now luxury brand Greenwich has chosen this durable material for its top-end iPhone X folio case, the Walker. Delve beneath the impeccably tailored Alcantara, though, and you’ll also discover a shotgun-proof carbon-fibre lining. Clay-pigeon shooters, we got you covered.

You can buy the gorgeous Walker for £159 directly from Greenwich. If that’s a little too rich for you, however… Well, maybe you should’ve bought a cheaper phone, eh? But, nevertheless, the range starts from £95.

X-Doria Defense Lux

The Defense Lux comes with a carbon fibre or leather back, but we’re rather fond of the ballistic nylon in the pic below. Sounds like it could take a bullet – which is just the protection we demand if we’re dropping £1000 on a smartphone.

Buy Now: X-Doria Defense Lux at Amazon

GEAR4 Piccadilly

Just want a clear case that lets Apple’s styling shine through? The Piccadilly is one of the best such cases, and is now available for the iPhone X.

It’s not totally devoid of design flair, however, with a choice of black, rose, white or gold (as shown below) accents around the edge. A UV-resistant, scratch-proof coating should ensure clarity until it’s time for the iPhone XI. Or iPhone 11. Whatever.

GEAR4 Knightsbridge

Fancy something fairly simple, but quite obviously classy? The Knightsbridge is a classy snap-on number with real leather, available in a choice of black or tan, hand-wrapped around protective layers of impact-absorbing TPU and D3O.

Urban Armor Gear Monarch

Work on a building site? Or in a warzone? Or somewhere really hazardous, like an all-girls school? The Monarch is the case to keep your iPhone X unscathed. Five layers of protection result in it meeting military shock-proofing standards, while a honeycomb traction grip on the edges mean it shouldn’t slip out of your hands.

Sure, it screams I’M RUGGED rather than softly whispering that you can afford a silly-money phone, but where would Beauty be without The Beast?

Buy Now: Urban Armor Gear Monarch at Amazon

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