It may not have the 4K HDR screen of its Premium sibling, but the Sony Xperia XZ still offers many of the great features you’d expect from a flagship smartphone.
Whether you’ve chosen the XZ for its waterproof credentials or impressive camera improvements, you’ll want to keep the fancy metal rear and glass front well-protected.
There are a vast swathe of cases to choose from for the Sony Xperia XZ, but we’ve managed to pick out 10 of our favorites for your delectation.
Whether you’re after a leather folio to replace your wallet, a super-slim protective cover or a rugged go-anywhere case, we’ve shortlisted a selection that are sure to cater for every taste.
These are the 10 best Sony Xperia XZ cases around right now.
Note: we've ranked these from cheapest to most expensive according to prices at time of writing.
The three most common materials phone cases are made from are soft silicone, semi-rigid thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and hard polycarbonate.
SLEO’s rubberized back case cover is made from the latter material, which feels great in the hand and provides a hard protective shell that easily snaps onto your Sony Xperia XZ.
The only downside of polycarbonate cases such as this, is that they can break quite easily when dropped, meaning they may have to be replaced if damaged. Fortunately, at such a low price it’s a risk worth taking for such a slim, light and comfortable design.
Want something simple that’ll help you stand out from the crowd? It may not be the most revolutionary case around but the slim and light KWMobile Crystal Case for the Sony Xperia XZ comes in 28 intricate patterns that will certainly make your phone look unique.
Unlike some other decorative cases, this particular case has the pattern printed on the inside, ensuring that it won’t fade or scratch over time. As the case is made from transparent TPU silicone, the parts that aren’t obscured by the design still allow the elegant styling of the Xperia XZ to show through.
While a lot of slim protective cases are made purely from polycarbonate, the AVIDET Back Case Cover incorporates aluminum to offer a more premium feel than most cheap shells available for the Sony Xperia XZ.
Rubber bumpers on all four corners offer good shielding from drops and bumps, and the case comes in a variety of colors. AVIDET also offers a “no-hassle” warranty that promises lifetime protection for your Sony smartphone. Unlike some cases, this one splits into two parts to create a snug fit.
If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to Sony’s official Style Cover Stand, the Meiya Fashion Flip Case is a great-value option for the Sony Xperia XZ that offers complete protection and a premium leather feel.
Inside the PU leather case is a flexible silicone shell, offering double the protection of some cases. The case has a magnetic clasp to keep it closed when the phone is not in use, but disappointingly it doesn’t automatically lock the phone.
Want a case that doesn’t obstruct the looks of your brand-new Sony Xperia XZ? The Ringke [FUSION] Crystal Clear Case is possibly one of the best options available.
Unlike many of the other transparent cases on the market it fully protects all edges of the phone, and even comes with hinged dust covers to protect the charging port and the headphone socket.
Despite this novel feature, the case adds minimal bulk to the Xperia XZ, following the rounded edges of the phone. And although it’s a relatively slim case, Ringke claims that the advanced coating and double layer provides Military Grade Drop Protection to keep your smartphone safe.
Looking for a truly hard-wearing case for your Sony Xperia XZ? The Olixar ArmourDillo Protective Case combines an embossed TPU back cover with textured polycarbonate edges that together protect your phone from high-impact shocks and drops.
Although the rugged looks might not be to everyone’s taste, there is no denying that your phone will be kept incredibly safe in this case, and what’s more, the ArmourDillo also incorporates a handy folding kickstand for hands-free video viewing.
Some people hate the idea of constantly covering their brand-new smartphone in an ugly case, and when your new phone is as well-made as the Sony Xperia XZ, it’s easy to see why.
The fitBAG Tailored Sleeve is an ideal solution for protecting your smartphone whilst not in use, and although you can’t use the phone when tucked away (like a regular clip-on plastic or silicone case), it does guarantee stylish protection for minimal inconvenience.
The fitBAG Tailored Sleeve comes in a huge range of colors and is made from fine lamb-skin nappa leather, whilst the inside is covered in a microfiber lining that wipes down your phone every time you remove it.
RhinoShield cases are designed in Cambridge, England by some talented folk who’ve put genuine intelligence into the design of this particular case for the Sony Xperia XZ.
The RhinoShield PlayProof Case is made from a hybrid dual layer design that offers great protection against drops and other physical trauma. A full wrap-around design offers plenty of protection whilst retaining easy access to the fingerprint reader and all other ports and buttons.
Inside the rear of the case you’ll find a honeycomb pattern which offers additional protection, and the case is surprisingly slim for something so protective.
There are seemingly endless fake leather cases around for the Sony Xperia XZ, but if you’re after a case that’s made from the real deal, the StilGut UltraSlim Leather Case is a fine choice.
Unlike many other wallet designs, this StilGut case opens vertically, which some may prefer when taking calls or using the phone for extended periods of time.
As with any other real leather product, the material will be prone to fading and marking over time, though unlike other worn materials, leather only gains character with age.
There are few better options for protecting your Sony Xperia XZ than the official Sony Style Cover Case. Although it’s one of the most expensive cases available for Sony’s flagship, the Style Cover offers oodles of signature Sony style without adding any significant weight or bulk.
Whilst front, rear and long edges of the Sony Xperia XZ are fully protected, the top and bottom edges of the phone are left exposed, which may be a little off-putting for the clumsier among us. Handily, the case also doubles as a stand, allowing you to watch videos hands-free on the 1080p display.