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Best iPhone 11 cases: cases with drop protection, smart styling or smart features

Best iPhone 11 cases
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Obviously the best iPhone 11 cases cost a little more, but these are not cheap phones so why scrimp and save on something as important as a phone case? 

Apple released its flagship products, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in 2019, and since then manufacturers have been busy producing a variety of stunning and versatile smartphone cases, to suit all sorts of tastes and budgets.

It may be the baby of the range, but the Apple iPhone 11 is a premium smartphone with an all-glass front and back design – the chances are, you'll want to safeguard it against dents, cracks, and shattered displays, but with so many options, what cell phone case should you go for?

To help to make your decision, we've highlighted nine of the best iPhone 11 cases currently available, covering various styles and budgets, for you below. 

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1. Mous Limitless 3.0

Extremely protective and impact-absorbing

Looks great
Slim build
Mous AiroShock technology
Little bit pricey

This iPhone 11 Limitless 3.0 case is made from poly-carbonate and TPU (the same material that's used in riot shields). Mous has also developed its own material, AiroShock, which is capable absorbing tremendous impact, even from huge heights. The cell case features a slot inside to hold a spare sim card and the official Apple SIM tray extractor – a great additional detail.

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2. Mujjo Leather Wallet Case

Functional and stylish

Attractive and elegant
Less protection than some offer

This effective case from Mujjo is crafted out of high-quality, vegetable-tanned leather, and comes with a handy pouch on the back for storing essential cards – it comfortably holds about three. 

The Mujjo case will protect your iPhone from basic falls, and it has been designed to withstand the damage caused by rough materials, such as jean pockets.

This case for the iPhone 11 comes in various colors, including Tan, Alpine green, as well as Monaco blue (pictured above) and black.

Best iPhone 11 cases: Clckr Phone Stand and Grip

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3. Clckr Phone Stand and Grip

Not just a case, but a kick-stand and a photography grip too

Nice materials and finish
Integrated stand
More secure one-handed grip
Clckr catch needs a little practice

The Clckr Phone Case has a special trick. There's a strip on the back that pulls out to form a rigid 'loop' to put your hand through for a more secure grip when holding your iPhone one-handed or grabbing a selfie. That's not all. You can fold one section back against the rear of the case to produce a kickstand for placing your iPhone on a desk or table for hands-free movie watching or Facetime calls, either in vertical or horizontal orientation. It works really well, though on our sample there was a knack to getting the Clckr mechanism to snap shut properly (one side then the other, not both at once). With the Clickr stand shut, it's like any other phone case. There's a choice of nicely finished colors and materials, the phone buttons work fine without any wooliness or stiffness, and the case is drop-tested to a height of 2m. Nice!

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4. Apple Clear Case

Official case for everyday use

Well made
Sleek and light
No frills

This official cell case from the makers of the iPhone fits perfectly. Made from a blend of optically clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials (the material used in riot shields!), the iPhone 11 Clear Case provides a solid, comfortable feel. The back is designed to be sturdy while the sides are made from a softer, more flexible material that fits right over the buttons for an improved grip. 

Apple has also applied a scratch-resistant coating to both the interior and exterior. And all materials and coatings are optimized to prevent them from turning yellow over time. 

If you're after a simple case that will protect your phone from everyday bumps, this is one to go for.

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5. Caseology Parallax case

Unique styling and good protection

Multi-layer protection
Good value
Apple branding isn't clear

This iPhone 11 case pretty much covers the iPhone's design, so if you like showing people that you have an iPhone, you probably won't opt for this one – however, the Parallax case's geometric styling is incredibly eye-catching, so you might not mind that it does.

The Parallex case has a slim functional design that feels absolutely fantastic to handle. The protective form provides additional grip on the sides and the durable corner cushion safeguards against accidental drops and bumps. 

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6. Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet

Affordable and well built

Top-quality
Good value
Other products offer more protection

This case from Snakehive is high-quality, affordable and comes in various colors: Black, Brown, Honey gold, Dark green, Navy and Plum. The case is nice and tactile, with a matte-finish leather that lends itself to great ergonomics. 

If you're the sort of person who likes to carry cards around with you, then this style of case should suit you – it has a slot for credit cards and notes (in case you still like using cash!)

And, it's got a neat feature for people who like to watch videos on their iPhones, you can can simply adjust the case so that it holds the screen in the perfect viewing position. This case offers a good balance of style and functionality.

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7. OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 11

Best drop and scratch protection

Robust and rugged design
Lots of colors and styles
Quite bulky

When it comes to protective phone cases, the Otterbox Defender is about as good as it gets. The OtterBox Defender has a three-layer design to protect your iPhone 11 against dust, drops and scratches, and the reinforced polycarbonate inner and a thick silicone outer absorbs impact.

The case might not be the most elegant one on the market, and will undoubtably add some bulk to your slim iPhone 11 – so it's not a great option if you like carrying your phone in your pocket, or want to show off its form – but if you're serious about protecting your iPhone 11, this is the case to go for.

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8. Woolnut Leather Case Cover

Good protection at a great price

Made from premium leather
No screen protection 

Made with premium Scandinavian full-grain leather, this carefully crafted case is perfect for discerning iPhone users who like a touch of class. 

The Woolnut case keeps the slim design of your iPhone 11, so it's great for great for everyday professional use. And it's available in a variety of colors: Cognac Brown, Racing Green and Black.

It might not be as durable as other cell cases highlighted here – the inside of the case is made of a soft microfiber lining – but it will gently protect your phone from basic drops and bumps.

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9. Spigen Neo Hybrid

Good case for everyday use

Slim design
Dual-layered protection
Not as protective as some others here

With enhanced shock absorption, slim grip design and a dual-layered structure for extra protection, the Neo Hyrid won’t add as much bulk to your phone as some other cases, but you’ll get great daily protection.

The Herringbone-textured rubber looks great and is smooth but grippy, so you can rest assured that your phone won't slip while you're taking photos.

Bear in mind that it isn't as tough as the most protective ranges on the market, so if you're prone to dropping your iPhone, for instance, then a phone case like the Otterbox Defender (number six in this list) would be a better choice. But if you're looking for a balance of style, functionality and usability, this is one of the best cell cases you can buy.

It comes in a variety of colors: Shiny Black, Gunmetal, Burgundy, Arctic Silver, Pale Dogwood and Lilac Purple.

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