The Sony Xperia Z1 is one of the company’s finest smartphones till date, and a deserving contender for the title of the best Android smartphone of 2013. With its high-end specs, a great design and a minimalistic UI, the Xperia Z1 has proved to be a very popular phone around the world.
There are a lot of great accessories for the Sony Xperia Z1, and today, we’ll be focusing on one type of accessory in particular – cases. Be it for style, comfort, convenience, and of course, protection, here are some of the best cases available for the Sony Xperia Z1. Let’s get started!
Note: These cases are specifically for the Sony Xperia Z1, and are not compatible with the T-Mobile Xperia Z1S, which features some differences in the placement of ports and size.
Slim Fit Cases
GMYLE Hard Shell Case
The GMYLE Hard Shell case is an easy install snap on case, that will protect your device from scratches and accidental bumps. The slim-fit case adds practically no bulk to the device, and easy access to all buttons, controls, and ports are available without needing to remove the case. While overall protection is somewhat limited, this case is one of the few available that allow use with the Sony magnetic charger with the case on. Buy now on Amazon for $6.98.
IVSO VSTN Ultra-Thin PC Case
The IVSO VSTN case is made with a durable polycarbonate material that protects your device from dust, scratches, and bumps. Precise cutouts for all ports, buttons, and camera are available, along with a cutout for access to to the magnetic charging point. Multiple color options for the case are available, including black, brown, white, and red. Buy now on Amazon for $10.99.
The dual-layered design of the CaseMate Tough case features an impact resistant polycarbonate hard shell and a shock-absorbing interior cushion. The accompanying flexible bumper provides a secure fit and sleek color contrast, for both protection and style. A rugged, textured finish makes it easy to hold and grip the device, and the raised bezel design on the front of the phone protects the display from direct contact with any surface. Buy now on Amazon for $35.
The Incipio DualPro case offers dual layer protection with its impact resistant silicone core and a hard shell Plextonium frame. The case also features protection for the button layout at the back of the device, without affecting response. The case offers great overall protection without adding too much bulk. The Incipio DualPro is available in multiple color options, such as white, black, pink, and cyan. Buy now on Amazon for $12.85.
The Cover Faux Leather Wallet case features a super slim and understated design, providing the perfect blend of protection and sophistication. The case also includes a built-in folding stand functionality, allowing for media viewing in landscape orientation. The rubberized housing enclosure preserves the surface finish of your device while holding it securely. The wallet case also has storage slots for credit cards. Buy now on Amazon for $10.95.
Noreve Leather Wallet
The Noreve Leather Wallet is a premium wallet case for the Sony Xperia Z1, featuring top quality handcrafted leather. The slim and padded design offers great protection for the device, while being very elegant. The case comes with three slots for credit cards or ID. A magnetic closure keeps the flap closed and protects the display, in case of an accidental fall. A leather stand on the back allows you to prop the device up in landscape orientation. Multiple color options for the exterior fabric is available, and an additional cost allows you to customize the color of the interior lining as well. It’s certainly an expensive case, but the premium feel and quality makes up for it. Available from Noreve for ~$63.
Orzly Executive Wallet
The Orzly Executive Wallet Case is made of a synthetic leather material that is hand-stitched for superior quality. It is a functional accessory that not only protects your handset against bumps and surface damage, but can also be converted into a stand, ideal for media viewing in landscape orientation. The case also features pocket slots on the inner flap, two for credit cards or ID, and a wide pocket for cash. An internal holder and outer clasp also ensure that the phone remains securely in the case, with the flip cover staying shut, to protect against a face down fall. Opening and closing the flip cover automatically wakes or puts the device to sleep respectively. Buy now on Amazon for $11.31.
The ApexGears Hybrid Cover case provides your device with maximum protection against scratches and scuffs, and is made with high quality material. This case is durable, long lasting, and features a soft and comfortable interior for shock absorption. Precise cutouts allow access to the dock connector, charger, speaker, camera, and rear button layout. Another feature of the case is the built-in kickstand that is ideal for media viewing in landscape mode. The package also includes a free stylus and ApexGears phone bag. Buy now on Amazon for $4.51.
The Smays case is made with a plastic material with a rubberized coating and rugged stripe surface design making it very easy to grip. The beltclip can be locked into 12 different positions, with a 180 degree rotation. The beltclip also doubles as a stand, with several fixed intervals in the side of the clip for convenient positioning. The rubberized holster features a soft interior lining which keeps the device scratch free when the phone is slid in. Buy now on Amazon for $10.98.
Pdair Flip Top Case
The Pdair Flip Top Case is made from soft genuine leather, with a white stitching across the border for an elegant finish and look. The removable beltclip can rotate 360 degrees, and can be fixed according to your convenience. The vertical flip cover is held in place with a magnetic clasp, keeping the flap closed, and the screen protected, in case of an accidental fall. Buy now on Amazon for $32.
The Ballistic SG case offers advanced dual layer protection as well as reinforced corner protection. A raised lip around the front ensures that the screen never touches the surface when the device is placed face down, and also features a no-slip grip when it’s laid flat. Accurate cutouts give you access to all controls and ports, except the magnetic charging port, while the buttons are covered, but very easy to press. These cases offer protection equivalent to most rugged cases, but are still comparatively light and don’t add too much bulk to the device. Buy now on Amazon for $23.79.
Mugen Power 3,000 mAh
The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with a good 3,000 mAh battery, but if you’re hoping to keep your device running longer, the Mugen Power Battery case promises to effectively double the battery life of your smartphone, with its built-in 3,000 mAh battery. The extra size and weight is a minor inconvenience if longevity of your battery life is a big concern. Blue LED indicators show you the current battery level available on the case. The Mugen Power Battery case also offers some protection for the device against bumps and scratches as well. Buy now from Mugen for $89.50.