The new iPhone SE is on sale now. More than four years after the original, Apple is back with a new small-screen phone, although the display now measures 4.7in compared to 4in.
You could be forgiven for thinking this was 2017's iPhone 8, but despite the similarities in design the iPhone SE has had a big upgrade to its internals. Chief among these is a move to the A13 bionic chip, thought to be the fastest in any smartphone to date. Here's all you need to know about the iPhone SE (2020).
One of the things it's also retained from more expensive siblings is a glass back, making protection of particular importance.
The good news is there's plenty of cases available. In addition to those designed specifically for the new model, cases from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 (but not Plus models!) will still work with this phone. Here are our top picks.
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Official Apple Leather
You can't go wrong with an official Apple case, and the leather one adds a touch of class to your phone.
Made from high quality French materials, it has been specially designed to fit the iPhone SE snugly without adding bulk. Apple states it has undergone thousands of hours of testing too, ensuring it's well protected from scratches and drops. It's even still compatible with wireless charging.
The big attraction of the (PRODUCT)RED variant is that all proceeds will be donated to charity. Usually this is to help combat HIV, but during the coronavirus pandemic it's going towards the fight against COVID-19.
If you'd prefer, the case is also available in Midnight Blue and Black.
Moshi has a long-standing reputation for solid Apple accessories, and its iPhone SE cases are among the most impressive around.
The Vesta's key selling point is its military-grade drop protection, which it achieves despite adding minimal bulk.
An unusual twill design adds plenty of grip to what can otherwise be a slippery phone, while it remains compatible with wireless charging.
We particularly like the Bahama Blue version (pictured), but it's also available in Herringbone Gray and Blossom Pink.
If you're looking for something a little more eye-catching, a Mous case could be the one to go for.
The Limitless 2.0 adds a number of useful features without compromising on protection. Utilising what Mous calls 'AiroShock' technology, this case is made from durable natural material to withstand impacts. There are also raised top and bottom edges to protect your phone's screen.
A major attraction of this case is its magnetic back, making it compatible with a range of Mous accessories. These include a wallet and two configurations of car mount.
The Walnut variant (pictured) is particularly eye-catching, but it's also available in Aramid Fire, Bamboo, Black Leather and Shell.
The Olixar X-Ranger is one of the most interesting cases we've tried in a long time. On first impressions, this looks like a sturdy yet unremarkable case, with a nice grippy back and understated jet black design.
However, hidden inside is a multi-tool, offering everything from a bottle opener to a saw blade.
In fact, there are 26 different use cases for the accessory, making it the perfect companion for hikes or camping trips. The fact you wouldn't even know it's there makes this it all the more impressive.
The tool is housed between the two parts of the case - a soft rubberised inner combines with a reinforced polycarbonate externals for enhanced drop protection.
You might have guessed it from the name, but Totallee's case provides excellent protection with almost zero bulk.
This helps the 4.7in iPhone SE remain incredibly pocketable, but the case still ensures the phone is safe from bumps, scratches, drops and dirt.
The Frosted Clear version (pictured) allows you to appreciate the design of the iPhone SE, although it's also available in Frosted Black.
Both are made from a flexible plastic blend which extends support to the camera cutout, while it maintains full wireless charging compatibility.
You can buy it now for US$35, which translates to approximately £28.25.
Ted Baker Folio
If you're looking for something more expressive, Ted Baker's folio case could be a great option.
Featuring a pretty floral design and gold trim, this is a stand out case in more ways than one.
Its most notable feature comes in the form of a built-in mirror, meaning you can easily check your appearance while out and about.
Building on Ted Baker's strong reputation in fashion, this case offers excellent protection for your phone. It's been tested specifically to cope with the bumps and scratches of everyday life.
If you're looking for a more affordable version of Apple's silicone case, Olixar's version could be the
There's very little difference between the two in terms of design, while the Olixar case still boasts excellent damage protection and a slimline fit with minimal bulk.
The durable gel material also adds excellent grip to what can be a slippery phone. A raised edge helps protect the screen, while there's still full port access and wireless charging compatibility.