Best cases for iPhone: 31 iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 cases that you will love

The 31 best cases for iPhone

Whether you're looking for style, protection, added functionality or all of the above, this round-up features an iPhone case to suit you.

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  • Apple iPhone cases
  • iPhone 5s & iPhone 5 shell cases
  • Tech21 Impact Band
  • Incipio Stowaway
  • In1 Multi-Tool Utility case
  • Case Scenario Pantone Collection
  • Proporta & Ted Baker Collection
  • Incipio Focal Camera case
  • Belkin View Case
  • Otterbox Symmetry
  • Belkin's Lego Cases
  • Cygnett Alternates Series
  • Case-Mate Madison
  • MediaDevil Grafikcase
  • Nuvango HardCase
  • Goo.ey Case
  • QDOS Nightlife
  • Denim by The Joy Factory
  • Evutec Karbon SP
  • Proporta Carbon Fibre cases
  • Maroo iPhone wallet
  • SurfacePad
  • BookBook
  • Knomo iPhone Folio Wristlet
  • Pipetto Classic Flip Case
  • Capulet Emma purse
  • Slim Folio Case by Covert
  • Proporta Leather Pouch
  • Knomo Leather Slim
  • Mophie Juice Pack Helium
  • Mophie Space Pack
  • iPhone 6 cases
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Best iPhone cases

Whether you're looking for style, protection, added functionality or all of the above, this round-up features an iPhone case to suit you. Here, we round-up the best iPhone 5s we've seen, most of which will fit the iPhone 5, too.

See also: Best cases for iPhone 5C, or, for a more unusual approach, take a look at The 24 weirdest iPhone cases ever.

It's worth noting that the iPhone 5s has a bigger flash, which could be partially obscured by some cases, and also has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor beneath the Home button, so you won't want a case that covers that. We've added a note to any of the iPhone 5 cases we're unsure about.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to take a look through all of the brilliant iPhone 5S cases we've selected.

Apple's iPhone 5s cases 

£35.00

First up is Apple's own offering. The company has launched its official iPhone 5s cases. They're made with genuine leather and have a soft, microfibre lining to protect the interior of your iPhone too. They're precision crafted to fit the iPhone 5s, which means they're a really snug fit. This also means it can be difficult to remove them, though.

Apple's leather cases are available in six colours: Brown, Beige, Black, Yellow, Blue and Red. They cover the back and sides of the iPhone, leaving only the camera, mute switch and from of the device exposed. This means that the colour of your iPhone is disguised though. If you've got the gold iPhone 5s with one of these cases protecting it, you'll hardly know it's gold at all, which seems a shame.

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Whether you're looking for style, protection, added functionality or all of the above, this round-up features an iPhone case to suit you. Here, we round-up the best iPhone 5s we've seen, most of which will fit the iPhone 5, too.

See also: Best cases for iPhone 5C, or, for a more unusual approach, take a look at The 24 weirdest iPhone cases ever.

It's worth noting that the iPhone 5s has a bigger flash, which could be partially obscured by some cases, and also has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor beneath the Home button, so you won't want a case that covers that. We've added a note to any of the iPhone 5 cases we're unsure about.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to take a look through all of the brilliant iPhone 5S cases we've selected.

Apple's iPhone 5s cases 

£35.00

First up is Apple's own offering. The company has launched its official iPhone 5s cases. They're made with genuine leather and have a soft, microfibre lining to protect the interior of your iPhone too. They're precision crafted to fit the iPhone 5s, which means they're a really snug fit. This also means it can be difficult to remove them, though.

Apple's leather cases are available in six colours: Brown, Beige, Black, Yellow, Blue and Red. They cover the back and sides of the iPhone, leaving only the camera, mute switch and from of the device exposed. This means that the colour of your iPhone is disguised though. If you've got the gold iPhone 5s with one of these cases protecting it, you'll hardly know it's gold at all, which seems a shame.

Griffin Harris Tweed

Shell cases protect the back and sides of the iPhone, but leave the front bare. They're among the most popular type of case, but it's worth highlighting that you might want to pair a shell case with a screen protector. Many shell cases come with a screen protector included, so check before buying to find out whether your chosen case does too.

Griffin Harris Tweed

£29.99

Griffin's Harris Tweed case for iPhone 5/5s comes in two stylish designs made using fabrics sourced from the Outer Hebrides and spun, dyed and hand woven by hand.

Tech21 Impact Band

£24.99

Tech21's Impact Band protects the back and sides of the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s using what the company calls "Impactology," designed for protection from bumps and knocks. It comes in a variety of colours, some more pleasing to the eye than others, but overall, this case offers good protection in a fairly slimline manner. Plus, there's access to all ports and buttons, too. 

See also: The 14 weirdest iPhone cases

Incipio Stowaway for iPhone 5/5s

£29.99

Incipio's Stowaway case for iPhone 5s or iPhone 5 is designed to be impact resistant, stylish and practical. Available in eight colours, the new iPhone case has a back compartment that can hold up to three credit cards and also doubles as a handy stand.

It will add a significant amount of thickness to your iPhone though, as it's 13.32mm compared to the 7.6mm that the iPhone 5s is without a case. However, with the ability to store three cards, it could mean you no longer need to carry your wallet or purse around with you, therefore freeing up space in your bag or pocket.

In1 Multi-Tool Utility case

£29

This practical case transforms your iPhone into a Swiss Army Knife. Concealed below the coloured portions of the In 1 Multi-Tool case are removable tools, including two precision screwdrivers, two ballpoint pens, a nail file, a pair of tweezers and some scissors. The case has a built-in kickstand to prop up your iPhone while typing or watching a film.

Case Scenario Pantone Collection

£20

There are more than 15 different Pantone colours to choose from in Case Scenario's collection, adding a splash of colour and some added fun to your iPhone 5s. 

Proporta & Ted Baker Collection

£29.95

Proporta has teamed up with fashion house Ted Baker London to bring iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s owners a collection of stylish cases to protect the device. There are also iPad versions of the Ted Baker cases available.

Incipio Focal Camera case

£49

Incipio has introduced a case for the iPhone 5/5S that will appeal to photography enthusiasts. The Focal Camera Case not only protects your iPhone from bumps and scratches, but also aims to help you take better photographs with the device. The case includes dedicated shutter- and zoom buttons that connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth, helpfully reducing camera shake by removing the need for you to touch the iPhone's screen. Incipio also offers a free inCamera companion app.

Belkin View Case for iPhone 5/5s

£19.99

Belkin's View Case has transparent design to show off the back plate of the device while protecting it from bumps and scratches. It's available in black, green, white, red and pink.

Otterbox Symmetry for iPhone 5/5s

£24

The Otterbox Symmetry case is both good-looking and super-durable. It has a dual material construction for extra iPhone protection, but doesn't add too much bulk. It's available in a fab range of 14 colours and designs.

Belkin's Lego Cases for iPhone 5/5s

£24.99

Belkin has teamed up with Lego to launch the Lego Builder Case for iPhone 5/5s – every big kid's dream. Turn your iPhone into a buildable brick while also protecting it from bumps and scratches.

Cygnett Alternates Series for iPhone 5/5s

£19.95

We rather like Cygnett's Alternates series for iPhone 5/5s. The cases stick to the iPhone's two-tone style, and also use the same anodised aluminium as the iPhone5's backplate, giving you the opportunity to switch up the colour the top and bottom portions of your device. While at work, you might prefer to have an all black or white case for your iPhone, but when you're out of the office you could add a splash of green, blue or pink to suit your mood.

Case-Mate Madison

£60

For something a little more glamorous (and pricier too) you might like Case-Mate's Madison iPhone 5/5s case, which features Swarovski crystals and is made with real leather.

MediaDevil Grafikcase

£19.97

If you fancy adding your own personal touch to your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, MediaDevil allows customers to choose their own photograph to be transformed into a protective Grafikcase for £19.97. Despite being quite flimsy, here at Macworld we've been using one of the Grafikcases on our iPhone for more than a year and still love having our very own photograph on the back of our device.

Find out more in our Grafikcase review.

Nuvango HardCase for iPhone 5/5s

£20

Nuvango (previously known as Gelaskins) has made its popular HardCase available for iPhone 5/5s, so customers can choose their own photograph to be printed onto the case or pick from a variety of stunning designs that have been pre-made.

The pre-made cases come with matching wallpapers to bring the design of the case all the way to your Home screen.

Goo.ey Case for iPhone 5s

£20

This clever case for the iPhone 5s allows you to stick your iPhone to any flat, glossy surface. Goo.ey comes in several colours, and it also doubles as an anti-theft device, as it'll stick to tables and bars to prevent an opportunist quickly swiping your iPhone.

QDOS Nightlife

£19.99

If you're looking to add a bit of sparkle to your iPhone, then the QDOS Nightlife range might do the trick. It comes in various colours and has rhinestones scattered across it, which are embedded into the polycarbonate case to prevent them from falling off. 

Denim by The Joy Factory

£15

If you’re bummed about the fact that your iPhone 5 can’t easily fit in the pocket of your jeans, this case might be the one for you. Denim by the Joy Factory brings the familiar, casual, stylish denim feeling straight to your iPhone 5 with a denim exterior and a hard-shell interior. The functioning outer pocket can fit IDs, credit cards, cash, and so on. The case comes in three different varieties: indigo, smoke and khaki.

Evutec Karbon SP

£39.95

The Evutec Karbon SP snap case is a great choice for someone looking for a simple, office-friendly, functional case. It has an interesting texture while remaining smooth and has a non-slip coating. This shockproof case contains DuPont Kevlar fibres – a lightweight and strong material with five times the strength of steel on an equal-weight basis. However, the case doesn’t contain any metal properties so it will not block your GPS, Wi-Fi, or mobile signal. It is a little difficult to press the sleep and volume buttons because they are covered, but other than that this case does its job well.

iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s flip/folio Cases

Flip and folio iPhone 5 cases protect both the front and back of the device. They are a little less popular due to the inconvenience of having to open the front flap before being able to access the touchscreen.

Proporta Carbon Fibre cases for iPhone 5/5S  

£29.95

Proporta's Carbon Fibre cases aim to provide top-quality protection for your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s without adding too much weight or thickness. The case features a leather exterior with a carbon fibre lining and microfibre interior. It has a magnetic closure tab system for added security and cut outs for all ports, buttons and lenses.

Maroo iPhone 5/5s wallet

£34.99

Maroo's Wallet cases for iPhone come in three different colours: Carbon Black, Saddle Brown and Magenta Plum. They include storage space for credit cards, iD and other cards, and a magnetic clasp for extra security. They're made from geniune leather, too, so they're oozing with style.

SurfacePad for iPhone 5/5s

£22.70

Designed for iPhone owners who want to protect their device but would prefer no case at all, the SurfacePad is an ultrathin cover that weighs just 24g. While it won't protect your iPhone from a fall or spillage, the SurfacePad will prevent scratches without disguising your iPhone or adding bulk. What's more, the case also acts as a landscape stand for your handset, making it ideal for watching videos or making FaceTime calls.

Available in three colours, the SurfacePad could be just the case to put your mind at rest, while keeping your iPhone's minimalist design intact.

BookBook for iPhone 5/5s

£50

We still love the quirky BookBook range from TwelveSouth, which has now launched an iPhone 5/5s version of the case that doubles as a wallet. Designed to look like an antique book, the genuine leather flip case has a built-in camera hole, and provides space for cards, notes, ID and other bits and bobs.

Book lovers will enjoy wrapping their iPhone in this protective case.

Knomo iPhone 5/5s Leather Folio Wristlet

£50 (currently on sale for £30)

Knomo's iPhone 5/5s Leather Folio Wristlet has a lush, soft pebbled leather exterior available in black or teaberry, combined with a fairly sturdy moulded plastic shell which aims to protect your iPhone on your travels.

You can find out more in our full review.

Pipetto Classic Flip Case for iPhone 5S

£39.95

iPhone 5/5s owners might like British fashion case maker Pipetto's iPhone 5/5s cases, which include the stylish Classic Flip Case, which is available in six trendy colours. It also fits the iPhone 5C, too.

Capulet Emma iPhone 5 purse

£199

This cute iPhone 5/5s case from Capulet is made with leather, and fits an iPhone 5/5s, credit card, cash, coins and keys all in one place. It also has a detachable wrist strap for extra security. It'll set you back a whopping £199 though. There are several colours of the Capulet Emma case available.

Slim Folio Case by Covert

£19.99

The Slim Folio case by Covert is a nice option for those who want a wallet-like case without the bulkiness that often comes with it. This faux leather case has two card holding places, a non-slip viewing stand, and full access to all buttons and ports. The folio has a sleek magnet closure, but the strap tends to get in the way when viewing in portrait mode or even just using normally. This folio comes in pink or light blue.

You can find out more in our full review.

iPhone 5/5s pouches & sleeves

If you prefer not to have your iPhone in a case at all while you're using it, then perhaps you should consider a pouch or a sleeve. These protect the iPhone 5 while in a bag, for example, but leave the iPhone in its naked form when in use.

Proporta iPhone 5/5s Leather Pouch

£29.95

The Proporta iPhone 5s Leather Pouch has an aluminium lining and a pull-tab system to enable quick access to your device. It's available in Piccadilly Blue and Slate Black.

Knomo iPhone 5/5s Leather Slim

£25 (on sale for £15 as of 17 July)

Knomo's iPhone 5/5s Leather Slim is available in Black, Burnt Ochre or Teaberry colours. It's cushioned with a microfibre lining to protect your device from scratches.

iPhone 5s battery boosters

£69.95

Mophie's popular Juice Pack Helium battery pack case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s now has five stylish new colours: blue, purple, pink, green and red. Already a good-looking case, the battery-booster now has added appeal, and that's before we've mentioned that it can provide up to 80 per cent more battery life to your iPhone. Of course, in addition to more power, you'll also get protection from bumps, knocks and scratches for the back and sides of your iPhone.

Mophie Space Pack

£90

This is an exciting product from Mophie. It's the world's first battery case for iPhone that comes complete with built-in storage. Available to pre-order for iPhone 5 or 5s, the Space Pack is available in 16- or 32GB models in black or white. If you've got a 16GB iPhone and find yourself regularly running out of space, here's your solution. You'll be able to add an extra 16,000 photos, 14 hours of video and 9,000 songs. What's more, the Space Pack could double the battery life of your iPhone. Cool, right?

iPhone 6 cases

Despite the fact that the iPhone 6 isn't expected to be released until September, we've spotted third-party cases floating around the web ahead of the upcoming Apple unveiling.

In Particular, case manufacturer Spigen has put several iPhone 6 cases on Amazon, and says that they'll be in stock from 30 September.

We'll update this article with more iPhone 6 cases as they come in.

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REM said: I am looking for a case that has the following capabilities:1. Extended battery Life2. A surface that has texture to increase the ability to hold the phone in weak hands3. Protects the iPhone from Damage when dropped4. A belt holster that allows for easy accessI have seen may that have one or two of the above but none that all of them.

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