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Best iPhone 11 Pro Max cases: from battery cases to defensive designs...

Best iPhone 11 Pro Max cases
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You’ve just bought an Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, it’s powerful and beautiful, and is fitted with one of the best cameras that’s currently available on a smartphone, but your device is made of glass, and it's fragile. We know that you’ll want protect your investment as much as possible, and fortunately, there are hundreds of options for you to choose from.

In fact, since the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s release in 2019, the market has been flooded with rugged-design cases, battery cases that prolong the battery life of your iPhone, and slim-line designs that enable you to show off your iPhone 11 Pro Max to the max. There are even options for gamers: did you know that special cases exist that'll stop your iPhone from overheating?

We’ve trawled the internet, searching for the best protective iPhone 11 Pro Max cases, to make your decision on what one to go for easier. We hope you find what you’re looking for today, but if not, please note that we are constantly updating our buying guides to bring you the latest models at the very best prices.

NB: The cases in this selection are for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, not the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, so make sure you check out our other buying guides for those devices.

Best iPhone 11 Pro Max cases

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1. Defender Series case for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Otterbox’s wet-weather case: functional and stylish offering

Reasons to buy
+All-round protection+Includes holster+Elegant soft-touch design
Reasons to avoid
-Pretty bulky

If you're serious about looking after you fragile iPhone 11 Pro Max, The Defender Series case by Otterbox is a great option. It has been designed with a soft rubber slipcover that wraps around your phone, and this sits into a hard polycarbonate shell that covers the back and sides of your device. There's a belt-clip holster included that doubles as a kickstand for hands-free media viewing and it can be clipped to the front of the case to protect all sides of your iPhone 11 Pro. The case has microbial defense to help to keep your phone free from germs.

Best iPhone 11 Pro Max cases

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2. Symmetry Clear Series case for iPhone 11 Pro Max 

A clear, ultra-slim case that's ultra protective

Reasons to buy
+Minimalist design+Quality Otterbox build
Reasons to avoid
-Less protection than some offer

This case is the slimmest, lightweight case available for the iPhone 11 Pro Max from Otterbox. The Symmetry Clear Series case fits snugly over the contours of your device without adding any bulk and it has a minimalist design to perfectly showcase your phone's elegant design, while protecting against drops and scratches. Being super slim, you'll find that this case is incredibly pocket friendly. The case also has a raised, bevelled edges that help to further protect your screen and the camera.

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3. Speck GemShell case for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Affordable clear protective slim tough cover

Reasons to buy
+Clear design+Good drop protection
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't guard as well as others

This sleek, clear case from Speck fits the iPhone 11 Pro Max perfectly and enables you to show off the beauty of your Apple device. It has been designed using a dual-layer perimeter: There's a hard polycarbonate outer shell with a second TPU layer around the perimeter which protects against impact and absorbs shock. A raised bezel helps to protect your screen from scratching and shattering if your phone falls and lands face-down.

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4. Ringke Fusion Matte Case for iPhone 11 Max Pro

Clear case with unique smooth and silky matte finish

Reasons to buy
+Great value+Textured surface

There's something quite unique about this clear case from Ringke – it has been designed with a smooth and silky matte finish on the back that mimics the texture of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. This gives the case an anti-slip feeling and provides excellent grip. The Fusion case is built using durable PC and flexible TPU to offer great scratch and shock resistance, and to protect your device against accidental drops. There's also a 'Quikcatch' lanyard hole so that you can attach a strap for added security.

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5. Woolnut Leather case for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Stylish, leather case with good impact protection

Reasons to buy
+Quality leather case+Good color options
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't feel like it will protect

This luxury, leather case from Woolnut oozes with style and elegance – and not only does it look fantastic, but it feels great to handle it too. The case has a protective shell for your iPhone 11 Pro Max with precision cutouts and button covers, and is covered seamlessly in full-grain leather. Inside you'll find a super-soft, microfiber lining that helps to cushion your device. The case comes in some really attractive colors, and since the material used is leather, the case develops a beautiful patina with time and use. It's available in Green, Cognac Brown and Black.

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6. Razer Arctech Pro case for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Affordable protection that prevents your phone from over heating

Reasons to buy
+Multi-layer protection+Handy venting system
Reasons to avoid
-A little bulky

If you find your phone overheats easily when you're playing games or watching films, this might be the case for you. Razer has built this case from the ground up to reduce heat buildup common in most other cell phone cases, thereby aiding long-term battery health and boosting your iPhone 11 Pro Max's performance. As the iPhone 11 Pro features a powerful CPU and GPU combination, and supports fast charging, it has lots of opportunities to heat up, however, the Arctech Pro case for iPhone 11 Pro Max is designed with a special layer that absorbs the phone’s heat, and perforations in the case enable airflow so that your device stays cool. The case comes in Matte Black, Quartz Pink or Mercury White color options.

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7. Lonlif Battery Case for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Smart battery case that will extend your device's power

Reasons to buy
+Robust design+Provides extra 120% battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't support wireless charging

While the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a superb battery life, you might find that you need that little bit more battery life for days when you use your device more heavily. This is where a battery case comes in handy: this powerful 5000mAh iPhone 11 Pro Max case will easily keep your phone juiced up and ready to go all day. It's ultra slim and lightweight, so barely adds any bulk to your iPhone 11 Pro Max and it provides an extra 120 per cent battery life for your iPhone 11 Pro Max, while also protecting your phone from drops, scratches and other daily wear or tear.

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8. Apple Smart Battery Case with Wireless Charging for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Extends the life of your device by 50%

Reasons to buy
+Quality Apple design+Available in Pink Sand, Black and White
Reasons to avoid
-Can feel bulky at first

If you’re often on the move, and don’t have a charger to hand, you might like to consider a smart battery case, so that you can juice up your phone wherever you are. This smart battery case from Apple feels like the standard Apple silicone case, in that it’s soft to the touch, has good grip and fits the iPhone perfectly. On the reverse side of the case there's a bump that houses two 1,430mAh cells for charging, but it doesn't feel bulky and still fits in your pocket easily. The smart battery case also features a neat button which launches your camera when pressed. This case might be expensive, but the high-quality material and protection this case affords you makes it well worth the outlay.

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9. Torras Slim Fit iPhone 11 Pro Max Case

Stylish lightweight, ultra-slim case

Reasons to buy
+Ultra-slimline case+Quality design and feel
Reasons to avoid
-Other cases offer more protection

At just 0.03 inch, the Torras Slim Fit iPhone 11 Pro Max Case is one of the thinnest and lightest iPhone 11 Pro Max cases currently available. This hard plastic, thin case is a perfect fit for your beautiful device. The minimalist design has been carefully thought out and there's easy access to all features and buttons, plus the case is really easy to put on and take off, and as it's so slim it's incredibly pocket-friendly. The case features enhanced raised edges, so that you can be sure that your screen and the camera will be protected against scratches or scuffs.

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