Best iPhone SE cases & iPhone 5s cases

We round up the best cases, covers and sleeves, for iPhone 5S and SE. Protect your iPhone from drops and breakage with these excellent cases.

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Apple iPhone SE Leather Case

Apple's iPhone SE case comes in black, Saddle Brown (tan) and an attractive Midnight Blue. It's made from tanned leather and a soft microfibre lining on the inside. 

It’s not too offensively priced for an Apple item that's made of leather either! It’s a good snug fit, which probably means you won't want to take it in and out too often, but it’s slim, so you’ll probably forget it’s even on after a while.

If you're looking for other iPhone accessories, see our round-up of the best accessories for iPhone here. For iPhone 5s and iPhone SE cases, continue reading.

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Apple's iPhone SE case comes in black, Saddle Brown (tan) and an attractive Midnight Blue. It's made from tanned leather and a soft microfibre lining on the inside. 

It’s not too offensively priced for an Apple item that's made of leather either! It’s a good snug fit, which probably means you won't want to take it in and out too often, but it’s slim, so you’ll probably forget it’s even on after a while.

If you're looking for other iPhone accessories, see our round-up of the best accessories for iPhone here. For iPhone 5s and iPhone SE cases, continue reading.

 

tech21 Evo Mesh Case for iPhone SE

tech21 is a great company that specialises in excellent protective cases for tech products, and the iPhone 5s and SE are not exceptions. We recommend the Evo Mesh case, which boasts the company’s FlexShock system – basically a segmented, rubberised bumper that absorbs shock if and when you drop your phone.

 

Caseable iPhone SE cases

Caseable makes to-order cases for tons of different tech products. We've picked out this Ice Blue as an example - it's a snap on case that protects the back and sides of the iPhone, while being grippy enough to stop its sleek body slipping around.

Check out the full Caseable range here - you can even send in your own designs to be put onto their accessories. 

 

Snakehive Wood Back case for iPhone SE

This affordable, well-made wooden case from Snakehive is a smart choice for the iPhone SE. We really like the bamboo (pictured) but you can also opt for rosewood, walnut or cherrywood.

Also compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5s, the case offers sturdy drop protection and access to all ports and buttons. If you're buying through Amazon, the US version only specifies a fit with the iPhone 5 and 5S, though we think it will probably fit the SE as well.

If you don't want to risk it, we recommend checking out the cherrywood or walnut SE-compatible options directly from Snakehive's website. You can check out the rest of Snakehive's iPhone SE case range here too (US visitors can click here).

 

Belkin View Case for iPhone 5s

If you want a decent case for protecting your iPhone but don’t want to hide its premium look and feel, a case like this from Belkin is a good option. 

The transparent back means you can show off that shiny new rose gold iPhone SE without damaging it.

This case is unavailable in the UK at the moment.

 

Otterbox Symmetry Cover Case for iPhone SE

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 black, clear & black, dark blue, grey, and red. It is also pleasingly slim for such a protective case.

 

Casetify iPhone SE range

Casetify offers a seemingly endless range of iPhone 5s and SE cases with free shipping to the UK. Its range is a tad on the feminine side, but with so many to choose from we think there will be a design for everyone.

The design is a simple snap case, and there’s also an option to design your own, so get creative with it!

 

Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone SE

This case by Twelve South, which also makes the popular BookBook range for iPhone 5/5S/SE is a great choice if you want a protective case that keeps your phone elegant and slim.

 

Twelve South BookBook for iPhone SE

We love the quirky BookBook range from TwelveSouth, which has been available for a while but is still going strong for iPhone 5s and SE. 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. 

 

Gear4 Piccadilly Case for iPhone SE/5S/5

The Piccadilly case from Gear4 is a style that's available for several phones. It's clear so you don't have to hide the iPhone itself away in a bulky case.

It offers D3O protection, Gear4's patented material, that's used in helmets, gloves and other robust gear used by soldiers, athletes and industrial workers – so it's sure to keep your phone safe.

 

Spigen iPhone SE/5s Case

Spigen is another trusted brand when it comes to phone protection, and we've featured them in many of our round ups previously. The Tough Armor offers military certified drop protection in a bulk-free frame.

It uses a combination of hard plastic on the exterior and soft TPU (silicone) on the interior to keep your iPhone protected from all sides. The raised lip also protects your iPhone screen from scratches.

 

Ted Baker Folio Case for iPhone SE/5s/5

Ted Baker's selections are some of the most eye-catching options out there – you can see other designs here.

The Porcelain Rose option here is on the more feminine side and features the floral print on faux leather. The front cover closes magnetically, and there's also a nifty mirror inside. It's ideal for protection from day-to-day wear.

 

Speck CandyShell Case for iPhone SE/5s/5

Speck cases provide affordable and hardy protection for your iPhone – it's another brand we recommend often.

The CandyShell Grip case comes with rubber-textured sides for additional, well, grip. It's a shock absorbent case too and like Spigen, also offers military grade protection. Plus, Speck backs its products with a one-year warranty.

In the US, there's a broad range of CandyShell case options for iPhone SE.

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