Best iPhone XR cases 2020

The iPhone XR was one of the best selling phones of 2019. We've rounded up the best rugged, decorative, wallet and protective cases to keep your iPhone looking new and scratch-free.

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Best iPhone XR cases

The iPhone XR may have since been replaced by the iPhone 11, but it remains an excellent option. This was the first time Apple released a more affordable option alongside its flagship smartphone, and it has proven to be very popular. 

It's hardly surprising, given the solid build quality, powerful internals and excellent cameras. It has also held up well over time, and should have three more years of software updates if Apple sticks to its current schedule. 

Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone XR to reflect its age, and you can now pick it up for £629 (64GB) or £679 (128GB). However, the lower prices don't mean you won't want to take good care of it. Check out our round-up of the best iPhone XR deals, updated monthly, as well as our full iPhone XR review.

The good news is that there are plenty of cases on the market, which cater to a whole range of different styles and budgets. Here's our round-up of the very best you can buy.

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The iPhone XR may have since been replaced by the iPhone 11, but it remains an excellent option. This was the first time Apple released a more affordable option alongside its flagship smartphone, and it has proven to be very popular. 

It's hardly surprising, given the solid build quality, powerful internals and excellent cameras. It has also held up well over time, and should have three more years of software updates if Apple sticks to its current schedule. 

Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone XR to reflect its age, and you can now pick it up for £629 (64GB) or £679 (128GB). However, the lower prices don't mean you won't want to take good care of it. Check out our round-up of the best iPhone XR deals, updated monthly, as well as our full iPhone XR review.

The good news is that there are plenty of cases on the market, which cater to a whole range of different styles and budgets. Here's our round-up of the very best you can buy.

 

Tech21 Evo Check for iPhone XR

A firm office favourite, the Evo Check from Tech21 is just as good for the iPhone XR. The fit is snug and has been tested to withstand a 12ft drop.

The check design is subtle and it's available in several colours. It's slim too and doesn't add much weight and you can still use a wireless charger with it on the phone.

Also available on Amazon both in the UK and US and directly from Tech21 in the UK at a reduced price.

 

Woolnut leather iPhone XR case

Apple itself doesn't make a leather case for the XR, so Woolnut has stepped up and made the next best thing. This case, available in brown or black, is incredibly well-made with vegetable tanned soft grain leather and a microfibre lining. 

It's slim but robust and will save the corners of your phone from dents and dings. The lip also comes around the edges enough to place the phone face down without scratching the display. A great case.

Available directly from Woolnut (€39.00), which ships internationally and from Amazon (£39/US$39/AUD$59.77).

 

Encased iPhone XR Rebel Armor

Encased offers a series of shock-resistant cases, including this funky, neon-coloured one in teal and pink.

These cases are a part of Encased's Rebel series and feature a hard polycarbonate exterior and soft, shock-absorbent TPU lining. Together, the case offers military-grade protection. It also comes with a free screen protector.

Available on Amazon for £15.75/$14.98. See all cases for the iPhone XR from Encased here.

 

Snakehive Leather Wallet Case for iPhone XR

Snakehive is a favourite of ours. Its classy wallet cases are handcrafted from European full grain nubuck leather, but are available at a surprisingly affordable price. You can stow up to three credit cards inside and there's a compartment for cash too. Like many wallet cases, you can also fold the cover into a stand for hands-free landscape viewing.

Over time, the case should form a patina adding to its elegance. The Snakehive wallet case is ideal for executives, or simply anyone looking for a vintage style.

Plus, it's available in several colours, including softer pastel shades and two-tone options. You can buy it from Snakehive directly, or from Amazon (£26.95/US$34.99).

 

Bellroy leather iPhone XR case

This is perhaps the closest you can get to Apple's leather case, seeing as Apple doesn't offer any of its own. It's a well made case with a microfiber lining, decent snug fit and good feel.

Available in five different colours it has a plastic rim to aid protection from drops. It'll keep your phone slim while looking good and as it's leather will age nicely.

You can pick one up directly from Bellroy or on Amazon for £25/US$29.

 

Mous Limitless Case for iPhone XR

Mous is a longtime favourite of ours. The brand offers high-quality and well-designed cases that meet the demands of hectic, accident-prone lives. Plus, it comes with a free screen protector.

Mous's Limitless 2.0 case range for the iPhone XR comes in several finishes: Carbon Fibre, Walnut, Leather, Bamboo and Shell (pictured).

In terms of protection, Mous uses its trademark AiroShock technology, which insulates the precious iPhone XR with tiny air pockets and "cross linking polymer chains". Together, according to Mous, these act like springs to absorb shock and disperse it, leaving your phone unaffected from drops.

You can find Mous iPhone XR cases on Amazon or directly from Mous for £34.99/US$44.99.

 

Mous Clarity for iPhone XR

Another excellent case from Mous protects your XR while still showing off the bright bold colour you bought it for (or the black one!).

It's UV protected so it won't go yellow like cheaper see-through cases. Plus it has Mous's great protective design with a bumper that lets you set it down without the screen touching a surface.

Available directly from Mous for £39.99/US$49.99.

 

Element Case Shadow for iPhone XR

Element Case's Shadow is our favourite from its XR range. It's incredibly solid and has a cool soft touch back that is good to hold and wont show fingerprints like a glossy plastic case.

The colour-accented buttons are also some of the best case buttons we've ever used with a satisfying click to them rather than the mushiness you get when using other cases.

You can find it on Amazon too for £25.55. In the US it's cheaper, at $25.

 

Tech21 Pure Soda Case for iPhone XR

Tech21's Pure Soda case uses what it calls a "BulletShield" material which offers safeguarding from drops up to 10 feet. It's thin as well, weighing less than 20g and is compatible with wireless charging. You also get a lifetime warranty.

The case is available in two colours, Ice Blue (pictured) and Orchid, which is a light purple. The semi-transparency also lets you show off the colour of your iPhone XR.

You can pick one up directly from Tech21 for £29.95/US$39.95/AUD$59.95.

 

Casetify Confetti Snap Case for iPhone XR

Casetify – staying true to its motto, "Real Cute. Real Tough" – produce fun, lightweight and decorative cases that offer military grade protection.

The Confetti style case (pictured) from the Impact Cases series can withstand drops of nearly 7 feet. Casetify have a wonderful range of clear cases and semi-clear cases to choose from with bold patterns and graphics – which means you can show off your personality and the original colour of your iPhone XR at the same time.

You can also customize your case type too. Choose from a Snap On, Grip, Glitter (which swirls around on the back), and Impact (which includes a hard bumper edge). The price increases with the complexity of the case you choose however.

Pick up a case for your iPhone XR directly from Casetify from £16/US$24.

 

UAG Plasma Case for iPhone XR

UAG is a brand we often feature in our cases round ups so we are pleased to see options for the iPhone XR.

The case itself is lightweight and uses a combination of a hard shell and soft inner core. The Plasma case also meets military drop tests standards, so you can be sure that your iPhone XR will be safe from unexpected drops.

The case is also semi-transparent, which means you can show off your iPhone XR's very own vibrant colour.

Available on Amazon for £27.59/$29.18 or from UAG.

 

Proporta Flex for iPhone XR

This case from Proporta is a hardshell case made of TPU with a woven Grey Marl outer layer that improves grip –a good feature to have if you're butterfingered.

It offers anti-shock and anti-drop protection and also comes with a gunmetal kickstand so you can use it hands-free. The stand folds away neatly at the top edge of the case when you don't need it.

It's also compatible with wireless charging. Proporta offers a lifetime exchange warranty.

You can buy it directly from Proporta, where its now just £10.50/US$10.74, or from Amazon.

 

Incipio Stashback Case for iPhone XR

The Incipio Stashback's clever design combines protection and card storage. You can keep up to three credit cards or cash in the compartment at the back, which stays concealed under a sliding cover.

The case itself is shock absorbent and should keep your iPhone XR safe from drops. The case keeps buttons covered, keeping dust out, and the large overlays are flexible enough to preserve button controls and tactility.

Get one from Incipio's site – the company ships internationally, with free shipping on US orders.

 

Griffin Survivor Endurance for iPhone XR

Griffin is a trusted name in protective rugged case, and its Survivor series is practically a staple in our phone cases round ups.

The Griffin Survivor Endurance case can withstand drops of up to 3 meters (10 feet), which makes it ideal for those living an active, outdoorsy life. It uses a TPU core to absorb shock and has a textured edge for additional grip. But it's also surprisingly bulk-free.

The back of the case is frosted, so you can see a pop of your iPhone XR's original colour – and you can choose from either a black or grey outer bumper.

Available from Amazon for under £20/US$20 (AUD$44.95).

 

Mujjo iPhone XR Leather Wallet Case

If you’re after a quality leather case, consider the super-stylish Mujjo Leather Case and Leather Wallet Case - compatible with Apple's entry-level XR. The cases are made from premium full-grain leather and lined with the fine Japanese microfiber.

It is extremely lightweight but will protect your iPhone from everyday knocks, drops and scratches.

The top-of-the-range Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case (pictured £44.91/US$55.89/AUD$79.84) features a slot on the back for your credit, business or travel and ID cards. An option without the card. There is also an option available without the card slot.

Also available on Amazon £36.97/$38.79/AUD$59.03.

 

Speck Presidio iPhone XR Case

Speck Presidio cases are often a staple in our round ups. With 10-foot drop protection, double-layered insulation, scratch resistance, and even an anti-microbial treatment that stops bacteria growth, we'd be hard-pressed to exclude it.

Raised bezel prevent the screen from getting scratched. In terms of the build itself, it's made of a soft-to-touch polycarbonate outer shell that's melded with an inner "Impactium" lining that absorbs shock.

The case is also compatible with wireless charging and is backed with a lifetime warranty.

Available on Amazon too for £19.99/$17.58/AUD$26.94.

 

Otterbox Strada Folio Case for iPhone XR

OtterBox is one of the leading brands in protective cases. It offers rigorously tested Drop+ protection which you can read about here.

This folio case is made of premium leather over a tough polycarbonate shell. The front flap stays closed with a metal latch and there's also space for card or cash.

Available directly from Otterbox for £42.99 (Otterbox US site) or via Amazon (£29.06/US$26.95/AUD$43.78).

 

Bellroy 3 Card iPhone XR Case

Here's another premium leather case from Bellroy. It has a slot that can fit up to 3 cards and which stays fastened with a magnetic closure. The flap can also be converted to stand, which is useful. Inside the case, there's also a slot to store a spare SIM card.

This Bellroy case is available in a range of colours: Navy, Black, Caramel (pictured), Coral and Graphite. Bellroy also offers a 3 year warranty. Pick it up for £65/US$75.

 

Moshi Vesta Slim Hardshell for iPhone XR

The Vesta is a great looking case that offers equally great protection. The classy fabric bound exterior fashions minimalist colour accents, and the texture helps with grip too. The case is also compatible with the Moshi SnapTo magnetic mount which you can buy separately for £18.88/$18.95, but it's currently unavailable. 

In terms of protection, it's military grade drop-tested and has a 'TriClear' coating that's resistant to water, dirt and scuffs. It's compatible with wireless charging too.

It's available in pink and green too directly from Moshi or via Amazon for £44.95/$39.95.

 

Case-Mate Karat Case iPhone XR Case

If you're after something a bit more glitzy, Casemate has an incredible amount of case options for the iPhone XR (see the full collection). The Karat Petals case is particularly eye-catching with bits of genuine dried flowers and sterling silver– plus you get 10ft drop protection.

Right away, it's clear that the case feels tough and sturdy in hand, and doesn't bend under force. The sides are rubberized for additional grip, and the case is compatible with wireless charging too.

Pick it up directly from Casemate for £38.99/US$50.

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