Best iPhone 12 Cases to protect your device in April 2021: Spigen, Otterbox, Torras, and more!
As the iPhone becomes more expensive, it becomes even more important to invest in a protective case. After splurging your hard-earned money on the latest and greatest iPhone, the last thing you want is to drop your shiny, new toy on the sidewalk and watch it shatter.
Obviously, there are many different versions of the iPhone out there, but at the time of writing, the newest one is the iPhone 12 (as well as the 12 Pro, Pro Max, and Mini). We’ll be focusing today on protective cases for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro (since they are both the same size-wise), and of course, we will include ones at various price points, depending on your budget. You’ll be amazed at the choice available and just how price-friendly they really are.
The highly-rated Spigon case protects your expensive phone, while at the same time holds 2-3 cards in an exterior card slot. No need to ever carry a purse or wallet anymore.
Made with a soft synthetic rubber slipcover and a hard polycarbonate shell, the Otterbox Commuter series case can withstand 3 times as many drops as the military standard. It also has an antimicrobial property that actively prevents bacterial growth on the case exterior.
Apple’s official silicone case feels great in the hand and has a soft microfiber lining for extra protection. It also has perfectly aligned magnets for a faster charging experience with a MagSafe or Qi-certified charger.
The best Apple Silicone case alternative
This silicone case from LEOMARON is a perfect alternative to the official iPhone 12 silicone case. Made with soft silicone, the case has raised lips for added protection to the display and the camera and a soft microfiber lining that won’t scratch the back.
CASEKOO’s hybrid case claims to withstand drops from up to 8ft and has a raised lip around screen and camera for protection against surface scratches. Its rubber frame provides a secure hand grip and a clean, minimal design lends an understated look to your iPhone 12.
The Cordking silicone case gives you a clean back with no logos or prints whatsoever and comes in a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing colors. You also don’t have to take it off while using a wireless charger.
Great protection on a budget
Featuring a TPU bumper and polycarbonate back, the Spigen Tough Armor will keep your iPhone 12 safe against accidental drops and scratches. The Air Cushion technology adds an extra layer of shock resistance and you also get a reinforced kickstand.
The Torras case will protect your phone from accidental drops of up to 6 feet. A 1.2mm enhanced screen guard also ensures your screen is not scratched.
Sometimes a simple case is the way to go. Temdan is a see-through case so you can appreciate the cool design of your iPhone 12. The case is also scratch resistant and has shockproof corners.
Built-in screen protector
Instead of buying a separate screen protector, Diaclara provides a built-in one which clips onto the case. This case is guaranteed to protect your phone from bumps and scrapes.
Tech21 has what they call a BioShield which fights microbes and helps keep your case hygienically clean every 24 hours. A very unique selling point!
For the non-wallet carriers
If you dislike carrying a purse or wallet, the FYY case may be interesting for you. This leather wallet case will hold your phone, as well as your cash and credit cards.
Wireless charging compatible
The ESR Air Armor is tough and robust, but at the same time is thin enough for a wireless charging pad to work properly. There's no need to remove the cover.
Ideal for the great outdoors
The Jaagd case is a rugged affair which is perfect for anyone who is an outdoorsy sporty type of person. Available in three different colors.
This transparent case comes with an extremely handy kickstand, which can be used for watching videos, making video calls, and anything else that will free up your hands.
As you can see, there are so many great options when it comes to iPhone 12 cases that fit every budget and need.
If you want the ultimate protection, Spigen Tough Armor or the CASEKOO are our top recommendations. Many within the XDA team use protective cases, and Spigen is a regular purchase for us, so you can’t go wrong with them, especially with other protective options like the Ultra Hybrid, or fancier options like the Liquid Crystal Glitter case. Which one you finally choose will depend on what your needs are and whether you are inclined more towards looks or practicality.
Quite often, you can get the best of both worlds for a reasonable price, usually around the $20 price mark — LEOMARON’s and Cordking’s silicone cases are the best examples of this, with both offerings priced well below the $20 mark. If you’re not limited by budget, we also recommend checking out Apple’s Silicone Case and Otterbox’s Commuter series case, both of which are very well built and offer great compatibility.