Whether you own an iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, or 6 Plus, we’ve highlighted our favorite iPhone case models. These iPhone case models are all solid offerings, no matter what your budget or lifestyle may be. Throughout this article, we’ll be providing rough price information for various models of iPhone cases. Do note, however, that the price of each case model can vary, depending on the colors you select, as well as the iPhone model they are designed to fit. Older iPhone cases will generally cost less than the cases for the newest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
1. LifeProof Fre iPhone Case
Check out a review of this case in the video above.
LifeProof makes rugged iPhone cases that are shockproof, snowproof, dirtproof, and waterproof. While they are expensive, they are great cases for anyone who works outdoors, or anyone who spends time near the water. There are also some additional accessories that are compatible with this case, such as a “LifeJacket” flotation device. This orange floater can be paired with this case for use in (and under) the water.
You may also like the LifeProof Nuud, which doesn’t have a screen protector. This means better screen sensitivity, and yet the phone case retains its waterproof quality. Note that some older iPhone LifeProof cases do not have an option between the Fre and the Nuud.
Are you always doing something cool outside? The Hitcase is by far your best iPhone waterproof case option if you love photography. It’s also ideal for swimmers and underwater photographers, as it offers the best waterproof protection on our list. The tie-in app Vidometer is ideal for recording your experiences with the case, such as during a bike ride or while performing a skateboard trick. The built-in lens has a wide angle 170 degree field of view, and this case is waterproof up to 30 feet.
Available for: iPhone 4s, 5, 5s
Want to learn more about this case? See how the Incipio Atlas case held up against the Otterbox Preserver case in the video above.
The Incipio Atlas series provides waterproof protection for your iPhone. The case is rugged and easy to grip, even when wet. The brand has a solid reputation. The Atlas series is easy to install, and it costs a lot less than comparable cases from other makers. While the Atlas case isn’t available for the iPhone 6 yet, it is expected to become available very soon.
Get a closer look at this case in the video above. If you’re looking for a rugged case, this is one of your best options. It’s designed to withstand windblown dirt, sand, and rain, as well as shock and vibration. That being said, this water-resistant iPhone case isn’t designed to be totally submerged in water.
In the video review above, the Jailbreak Nation team puts this iPhone case to the ultimate test: throwing it off the roof of a house.
The Otterbox Defender case is rugged, yet with a relatively slender profile. While the case does retain some bulk, it can also take a beating. If you’re looking for a case that offers great protection, but for a fraction of what you’d pay for a premium waterproof case, this is a case worth considering.
Available for: iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6 Plus
Mophie is arguably the most respected name in iPhone battery cases. The Space Pack is a cool twist on a traditional battery case. In addition to adding to your phone’s battery life, the Space Pack case also adds extra storage to your device. This case comes in 16GB and 32GB options, and adds 1700mAh of battery life (equivalent to another six or eight hours of talk time, depending on your network.) While not yet available for the iPhone 6, Mophie fans shouldn’t have too much longer to wait.
Available for: iPhone 5, 5s
Perfect for people who spend a lot of time outdoors, or for fans of extreme sports, this case boasts a rugged construction. This SnowLizard case is expensive, but is jam-packed with tons of great features. You can get a closer look in the video above. While this case may not be available for a lot of different iPhone models, it’s a great option for anyone who spends time in the snow.
Get a closer look at this case for the iPhone 5s in the video above.
Otterbox makes one of the best wallet-style cases for the iPhone line. The Commuter Wallet case has a slider that makes it easy to access your cards, even with one hand. The compartment for cards will hold 2-3 cards and a bill fairly easily. The case is durable and resistant to impacts. If you want to combine your wallet and phone case into one seamless unit, this is a great option.
Available for: iPhone 5, 5s, 6
Speck has been making the CandyShell Grip cases for many generations of iPhones now, and iPhone fans keep getting the same case from Speck, year after year. This case has such a devoted fan following for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it comes in a huge array of colors. Secondly, the grippy lines on the case make it easy to hold onto when your hands are a bit sweaty from hitting the gym. Finally, despite its low price, this phone has been military-grade drop tested.
Available for: iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6 Plus
The Incipio Dualpro case offers a blend of form and function. You can use this phone with confidence at the gym, while running, or just on the go. The impact-absorbing design and grippable case texture make you feel like your iPhone is protected, no matter what.
Available for: iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6 Plus