June 1, 2023

$18 at Amazon

Spigen Robust Armor

Robust case with built-in kickstand

$16 at Amazon


Incipio NGP

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The iPhone SE (2022), also called the third-gen iPhone SE, has the identical configuration because the iPhone 7 and eight however has upgraded inside elements, akin to Apple’s A15 Bionic processor and 5G assist.

On the whole, case-makers will label their SE instances as being appropriate with the iPhone 7, 8, iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone SE (2022). iPhone 7 and eight instances will even match the 2022 SE. On account of this backward compatibility, among the iPhone SE instances on this record are ones we tried with earlier iPhone fashions and we will suggest them primarily based on our earlier expertise utilizing them.

Whereas I’ve included all kinds of instances, I’ve put an emphasis on instances which can be additionally worth. If you happen to’re shopping for a so-called worth telephone just like the iPhone SE, you most likely do not wish to spend an excessive amount of on a case. And since a few of these instances have been in the marketplace for some time, you will notice some good reductions on wonderful iPhone SE instances. There are additionally some listed with particular options akin to a built-in pockets or kickstand.

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Speck makes a number of instances for the iPhone SE3 and you will discover a number of on sale at Amazon for lower than $15. The 2 instances pictured listed here are a part of the Presidio Grip Sequence, which is available in a wide range of coloration choices (costs fluctuate by coloration). Listed below are some extra offers on Speck SE3 instances:

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My two favourite Otterbox instances are the Commuter Sequence and Symmetry Sequence, each of which are available in a wide range of colours. The twin-layer Commuter Sequence is a bit more protecting and has a latch that covers the charging port. Costs fluctuate by coloration.

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Zagg’s Gear4 instances for the iPhone SE are related in high quality to Speck and Otterbox instances. I initially linked to the Piccadilly (pictured above), which is promoting for less than $10. The Crystal Palace ($10) could be very related however utterly clear.

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Spigen’s Robust Armor instances have been round for some time and are notable for his or her round cutout exposing the Apple brand and their built-in kickstand. They do supply respectable safety and maintain up pretty nicely over time, although not fairly in addition to some Otterbox and Speck instances. The Robust Armor is accessible in a number of coloration choices.

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Otterbox’s Symmetry Sequence is available in a wide range of coloration choices, together with a transparent model with glitter. As I mentioned, the Otterbox’s Commuter Sequence case gives barely extra safety however you may’t go fallacious with its Symmetry Sequence instances.

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Spigen Slim Armor CS is available in a wide range of coloration choices and has a slot that permits you to retailer a few bank cards (or a single bank card and a few money) contained in the case. The one draw back is that it isn’t appropriate with wi-fi charging.

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City Armor Gear gives just a few completely different case designs for the iPhone SE in a wide range of colours. I personally just like the Plasma, however the Armor, Pathfinder and Plyo are additionally good, with the Plyo having the slimmest design. UAG’s instances all function good nook safety and meet navy drop-test requirements.

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Incipio’s NGP case is a straightforward translucent case that gives respectable safety in a slim package deal. The blue model is presently $6 at Amazon. It is listed as being appropriate for the iPhone 8 however will match the iPhone SE, each 2022 and 2020 fashions.

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Spigen’s sister model Cyrill makes just a few completely different instances for the iPhone SE. I just like the Leather-based Brick (it is “vegan” leather-based, not actual leather-based), however all of Cyrill’s instances are well-designed and respectable for the cash. The Leather-based Brick is accessible in just a few coloration choices.

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LifeProof’s Wake case is made out of recycled ocean plastic. Whereas I would not name it supertough — it is not enclosed on the backside — it is rated for 6-foot drop safety and is attractively designed. Obtainable in three coloration choices, worth varies by coloration.

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Smartish makes three instances for the SE, the Gripmunk, Pockets Slayer Vol. 1 and Pockets Slayer Vol. 2 (the latter two are pockets instances). I am barely extra keen on the Slayer Vol. 2, which is available in a few coloration choices for the SE. It is a fairly fundamental case however gives respectable grip and may maintain a few bank cards together with some money. You should utilize your bank card as a kickstand by inserting it into the slot behind the case.

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I purchased an identical model of this case to make use of with a Samsung telephone. It is a faux-leather pockets case that has a magnetic clasp with room on the within for 3 bank cards and a few money. It additionally converts right into a kickstand for watching video.

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Obtainable in just a few colours, Raptic’s Defend case prices lower than an OtterBox case and gives related toughness with 10-foot drop safety. Presently, the rose gold model is just $10, whereas the opposite colours, together with the purple mannequin pictured, are $20.

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Griffin’s Survivor instances supply 6-foot drop safety with strengthened (and raised) corners that may assist your telephone keep away from harm ought to it fall facedown.

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Incipio’s Organicore case is one other eco-friendly case that Incipio says is 100% compostable. The oat-colored model is on sale for $10.

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The third-gen iPhone SE has an IP67 water resistance score, which implies it might survive being dunked in as much as 1 meter of water for half-hour. However in order for you an much more waterproof choice, LifeProof’s Fre case is the way in which to go. This once-popular case (earlier than the iPhone bought some waterproofing) continues to be fairly costly nevertheless it does supply most safety in your telephone.

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