Best Apple iPhone SE Case for 2023

The third-generation iPhone SE, aka the iPhone SE (2022), has the identical chassis because the iPhone 7 and eight with upgraded inside elements, together with Apple’s A15 Bionic processor and 5G help.

Most iPhone 7 and eight instances will match the 2022 SE and case makers are inclined to label their SE instances as being suitable with the iPhone 7 and eight in addition to with the iPhone SE (2020) and now the iPhone SE (2022). On account of this backward compatibility, a number of the instances on this record are ones we tried with earlier iPhone fashions and might advocate 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 are additionally a superb worth. When you’re shopping for a so-called worth smartphone 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 glorious iPhone SE instances.

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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 below are a part of the Presidio Grip Collection, which is available in quite a lot of coloration choices (costs fluctuate by coloration). Listed below are some further offers on Speck SE3 instances:

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My two favourite Otterbox instances are the Commuter Collection and Symmetry Collection, each of which are available quite a lot of colours. The twin-layer Commuter Collection 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 comparable in high quality to Speck and Otterbox instances. I initially linked to the Piccadilly (pictured above), which was promoting for under $8, however that is at the moment bought out. The Crystal Palace ($11) may be very comparable however fully clear.

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Spigen’s Powerful 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 provide respectable safety and maintain up pretty effectively over time, although not fairly in addition to some Otterbox and Speck instances. The Powerful Armor is obtainable in a number of coloration choices.

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Otterbox’s Symmetry Collection is available in quite a lot of coloration choices, together with a transparent model with glitter. As I stated, the Otterbox’s Commuter Collection case affords barely extra safety however you’ll be able to’t go mistaken with its Symmetry Collection instances.

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Spigen Slim Armor CS is available in quite a lot of coloration choices and has a slot that lets you 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 is not suitable with wi-fi charging.

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City Armor Gear  affords a couple of totally different case designs for the iPhone SE in quite a lot 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 army drop-test requirements.

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Incipio’s NGP case is a straightforward translucent case that provides respectable safety in a slim package deal. The blue model is at the moment $6 at Amazon. It is listed as being suitable 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 a couple of totally 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 obtainable in a couple of 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. Out there in three coloration choices, value 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 primary case however affords respectable grip and might maintain a few bank cards together with some money. You should use your bank card as a kickstand by inserting it into the slot behind the case.

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I purchased an analogous model of this case to make use of with a Samsung cellphone. 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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Out there in a couple of colours, Raptic’s Defend case prices lower than an OtterBox case and affords comparable toughness with 10-foot drop safety. At present, the rose gold model is just $10, whereas the opposite colours, together with the pink mannequin pictured, are $20.

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Griffin’s Survivor instances provide 6-foot drop safety with strengthened (and raised) corners that may assist your cellphone 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 ranking, which implies it may 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 best way to go. This once-popular case (earlier than the iPhone obtained some waterproofing) remains to be fairly costly but it surely does provide most safety to your cellphone.

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