The iPhone XS Max commands the biggest asking price for any iPhone ever, with the entry-level model costing $1,099. Prices spike up to $1,449, if you want to max out storage to 512GB. Clearly, that big of an investment requires a case to keep your iPhone XS Max safe from harm.
Fortunately, case makers have cranked out a wide array of iPhone XS Max accessories, including cases. We've found more than a dozen that can keep your new phone safe while also augmenting its distinctive style.
Incipio has brought its dual-layer protective case to Apple's super-sized iPhone. With Incipio's DualPro, you get a scratch-resistant polycarbonate shell on the outside and a shock-absorbing inner core. Put them together and your iPhone XS Max should be able to survive a 10-foot drop. Incipio also includes a year warranty with the DualPro.
Tech21's latest edition to its Pure lineup offers some protection for your iPhone XS Max without obscuring its striking looks. The Pure Shimmer case features Tech21's Bullet impact material for absorbing blows should your phone take a tumble. The $40 case also boasts a thin design that won’t add noticeable bulk to Apple's supersize iPhone. And you can pick between pink or blue to give your iPhone an iridescent tint.
Who says the iPhone XR is the only new model allowed to show some color? Grab one of Bellroy's $45 Phone Cases for the iPhone XS Max, and you can make sure that Apple's big-screen phone flashes some color too, whether it's the coral model pictured or the four other options (graphite, caramel, navy and a more traditional black). Bellroy's cases aren't just about color: they feature a blend of environmentally certified leather and polymer, and a microfiber lining nestles your XS Max when it's enclosed in the super slim case. The Phone Case comes with a three-year warranty, which means your case is still covered long after you've paid off your $1,099 phone.
If you're someone who appreciates the iPhone XS Max design, and you don't want to mask it, consider the Silk Nudist Clear Case. As its name might suggest, the case is clear, so you can see the iPhone XS Max's design inside. The case has a cover for the buttons, too, which will improve the "tactile click response," according to Silk. And at less than $15, the Silk Nudist Clear Case is one of the cheapest options we've found.
At $50, the Lifeproof Slam is on the higher end of case pricing. But for that, you'll get a case that comes with a thick barrier around the spine to protect your phone. On the rear, the case is clear so you can see the iPhone XS Max's color from the outside. According to Lifeproof, the case is designed to be used with wireless chargers, so you don’t need to take it out to boost your charge. And if you drop your phone on concrete, Lifeproof promises to keep your handset safe "with barely a scratch."
Case-Mate Sprinkles is undoubtedly the most colorful — and perhaps, interesting — case in this roundup. The case, which costs $40, has a sprinkle design on the back that's made of "multi-colored ceramic beads." According to Case-Mate, the case is designed to be "eye-catching," but it should also give you some protection. In fact, it'll keep your iPhone XS Max safe should your phone ever face a 10-foot drop, according to the company. To add more design flair to the Sprinkles, Case-Mate protects your iPhone's button with pink metallic buttons.
Otterbox's Pursuit Series is another hefty case that's designed to keep your iPhone XS Max safe. It comes with seals and port covers, and an internal impact liner can absorb shock during a fall. The Pursuit Series is clear on the back, so you can still see your phone's color, and a thick band around your spine will absorb shock with its internal impact liner. Be aware, however, that the Otterbox Pursuit Series is awfully expensive at $79.95.