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Top 10 Best iPhone 5 cases

Updated on June 1, 2014

The iPhone 5 is built to last because it is made from high-quality materials while following strict quality standards. But then again, this famous mobile device from Apple is still not completely safe from known electronic damage culprits such as dust, dirt, and accidental bumps. If left unprotected, your precious iPhone 5 is bound to suffer from light or even serious damages through years of usage especially if you are always on the go due to an active and demanding lifestyle. You spent hundreds of dollars to own an iPhone 5 so protecting it should be among your priorities.

It’s true that installing a durable iPhone 5 case will solve this problem but choosing one amidst hundreds of available models offered in both local and online mobile accessory shops today won’t be easy. Read further to know more about the Top 10 Best iPhone 5 cases so you can find one that perfectly matches with your personality, fashion preference, and budget.

eForcity rubber iPhone 5 case
eForcity rubber iPhone 5 case

Are you searching for an iPhone 5 case which perfectly combines elegance and strength? The eForcity rubber iPhone 5 case might be the one you are looking for. Rubber is a very strong material as it won’t crack even if exposed to immense pressure. It can also provide cushioning allowing your mobile phone to survive unscratched even after a serious fall. Although it’s a bit expensive compared to majority of its competitors, you’ll surely be satisfied as to how the eForcity rubber iPhone 5 case protects your handheld device while improving its overall aesthetic value. This iPhone 5 case also comes in various colors so you don’t have to worry about not finding one that compliments with your fashion likings.

PROS: made from durable material, lightweight

CONS: does not provide protection against water exposure, limited style

Otterbox defender series iPhone 5 case
Otterbox defender series iPhone 5 case

The Otterbox defender series iPhone 5 case lives up to its name by providing superior protection. It is designed to serve as your mobile phone’s armor against dust, dirt, water, scratch, and other known causes of electronic damage. This enclosure is among the best-sellers in Amazon and other known online shopping sites and already received thousands of good reviews and feedback from recent buyers. But perhaps the main factor which made the Otterbox defender series for iPhone 5 a favorite is its reasonable price. Anyone can grab this high-performance iPhone 5 case without spending more than $25, a deal only a few iPhone 5 users who want optimum protection for their handheld device can resist.

PROS: superior protection for your mobile

CONS: bulky, expensive

Otterbox defender series iPhone 5 case video review!

Belkin grip candy iPhone 5 case
Belkin grip candy iPhone 5 case

Affordability and overall quality are two main features which made the Belkin Grip candy sheer iPhone 5 case stand out among hundreds of competing models. It also boasts an easy-grip feature which allows users to grab their mobile phone firmly and avoid accidental falls. This iPhone 5 enclosure is a great pick for those who need to use their mobile phone even under extreme weather conditions. Travelers, campers, bikers, and people are hooked to outdoor physical activities consider the Belkin Grip candy sheer iPhone 5 case as their best partner in keeping their mobile phone totally safe while using it to make their endeavors safer and more enjoyable.

PROS: reasonably priced, improves your mobile experience

CONS: limited style, hard to install

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Incipio dual pro iPhone 5 case
Incipio dual pro iPhone 5 case

The Incipio Dual Pro iPhone 5 case earned its spot in this list of the Top 10 Best iPhone 5 cases by offering innovative security features. This iPhone 5 case offers both protection and support. Installing this mobile enclosure guarantees that your handheld device will have enough strength to cope with your busy and demanding lifestyle. The Incipio Dual Pro case for iPhone 5 also features a sleek and timeless design. With this iPhone 5 case at your disposal, your mobile phone will remain fashionable and visually attractive even after several years of usage. Imagine how much you can save by avoiding frequent iPhone 5 case purchases by simply grabbing this unique and innovative model.

PROS: unique and creative style, comes in various colors

CONS: does not provide protection against water exposure, adds a considerable amount of weight to your mobile

Otterbox commuter series iPhone 5 case
Otterbox commuter series iPhone 5 case

Otterbox commuter series iPhone 5 case video review!

If the Otterbox defender series iPhone 5 case failed to impress you, try to check its counterpart models aimed for casual users namely the Otterbox commuter series for iPhone 5. These enclosures are specifically designed to combine beauty and performance. They are not as bulky compared to those that belong to the defender series but still offer great protection for your mobile, keeping it safe from all sorts of damages. Otterbox is a brand known worldwide for offering high-quality mobile phone accessories so you are guaranteed that their commuter series for iPhone 5 will meet or even surpass your expectations. Just make sure to purchase an authentic model so you won’t face regrets later on.

PROS: fashionable, provides cushioning and superior protection

CONS: bulky

Ultra-thin iPhone 5 case
Ultra-thin iPhone 5 case

Ultra-thin iPhone 5 case video review

Do you find it hard to place your iPhone 5 on a pocket because of its bulky case? Worry no more since all you need to do is grab and install the Ultra-thin iPhone 5 case. Despite its thin structure, this iPhone 5 case offers the same level of protection compared to its oversized counterparts. You’ll enjoy both protection and ease of use which are two benefits majority of iPhone 5 users are searching for from a mobile phone enclosure. The Ultra-thin iPhone 5 case is an excellent choice not just for teens who want to protect their precious mobile without compromising its chic innate look but also for professionals who aims to impress their associates by showing off a mobile phone that expresses how they do business; simple but effective.

PROS: ingenious design, affordable

CONS: hard to install, does not provide cushioning

3d cartoon iPhone 5 case
3d cartoon iPhone 5 case

Is your little one’s special day drawing near and you are still clueless about what gift can please him most? A 3d cartoon iPhone 5 case is undoubtedly one of your best options. Since there are countless models available, pick a case that features his favorite cartoon character. You don’t need to invest so much time and effort in the process regardless if he is a fan of Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, or Goofy since virtually every famous cartoon character is featured in various 3D iPhone 5 cases nowadays. Just be sure to pick one that does not only boast a colorful and vibrant design but also promises optimum protection for your kid’s handheld device. Keep in mind that kids are less conscious about the safety of their things so installing a durable case on their iPhone 5 is very important.

PROS: perfect for women and kids

CONS: bulky, makes the phone hard to handle

Lifeproof iPhone 5 case
Lifeproof iPhone 5 case

Lifeproof iPhone 5 case video review and water test!

Life is filled with unexpected adventures and challenging moments. Lifeproof mobile accessories including their popular iPhone 5 case are built to be anyone’s partner in facing all the hardships and surprises that life introduces every day. This enclosure can keep your device protected under any circumstance with its highly durable and supportive structure. Although the iPhone 5 is known as one of the toughest Smartphones in the market today, constant bumps and falls will render it completely damaged if you don’t do something about it. Why choose to spend hundreds of dollars for a new mobile phone if you only need a few to grab a high-performance Lifeproof iPhone 5 case which encourages your current mobile to last for several years more?

PROS: waterproofing, very fashionable, does not conflict with any of your phone's operations

CONS: expensive

Aduro shell holster combo iPhone 5 case
Aduro shell holster combo iPhone 5 case

There are several reasons behind the growing fame of Aduro Shell Holster Combo iPhone 5 cases but what really made the difference is their chic and exquisite design. This iPhone 5 enclosure is a favorite especially among the youth who want to stand out during parties and special events by incorporating a fashionable mobile phone with their getup. Those who aim for a sleek and professional design will also love the Aduro Shell Holster Combo iPhone 5 case as it features perfect curves, a dashing structure, and a one of a kind look which can help anyone express their own fashion statement. Many tried to imitate this iPhone 5 case but they simply can’t equal its overall package which includes superior quality, superb design, and impressive convenience.

PROS: perfect for traveling, offers great support for your mobile

CONS: a bit bulky, dull design

Urban armor iPhone 5 case
Urban armor iPhone 5 case

Urban armor iPhone 5 case video review!

Tech geeks across the globe celebrated during the release of the Urban Armor iPhone 5 case. This mobile accessory does not only guarantee the best possible protection for your mobile phone but can also improve it visually. This iPhone 5 case is one of the few sold in the market nowadays that comes with a lifetime warranty. Such high confidence from its manufacturer is an obvious indication that the Tech Armor iPhone 5 case will never fail you especially during moments where your handheld device needs protection the most. IPhone 5 cases nowadays are more than simple accessories. By installing one that you can trust like the Tech Armor iPhone 5 case, you’ll be rewarded with peace of mind knowing that your investment is totally safe as you go along with your busy and highly demanding lifestyle.

PROS: futuristic design, offers decent protection, very affordable, sold in various colors, the best choice if you want a geeky look for your iPhone 5

CONS: definitely not for the ladies, no waterproofing

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    • dailytop10 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Davao City

      A flip case truly has wonderful features. I'll think about editing this list to add a flip case. Thanks for sharing your experience and have a great day!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My iphone case didn't make your top 10...I have a flip case that I bought on ebay. It's only $5 and I've been using them for about 4 years (been thru 4 of them) the case protects the fron and back of my phone...when it's time to upgrade, my phone is flawless. I actually dropped it a few times (in the flip case) and no issues. I do like the cartoon case :)

    • dailytop10 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you for those kind words.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      6 years ago from Hawaii

      This was a really interesting read.


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