First iPhone XR cases: What you can buy right now

Buying the new iPhone XR? You'll need a case to keep it safe.

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Apple has announced a fleet of new iPhones. The most affordable of the bunch is the iPhone XR, starting at $749. The 6.1-inch phone has many of the premium features found in the more expensive iPhone Xs and Xs Max, and comes in six different colors. (See why we think the iPhone XR is a worthy upgrade to the iPhone X.)

It might be the more affordable option, but it’s still a significant expense, so you’re going to want a case to protect it. Fortunately, there are already some nice case options to choose from. We rounded up our top picks to help you decide. We’ll add more to the list as new cases become available, so watch this space.

Totallee Thin iPhone XR Case

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Price: $25

Colors: Matte frosted clear, matte frosted black, matte solid black, matte grey, matte navy blue, glossy clear, glossy jet white, glossy jet black

Wireless charging support: Yes

Highlights: At 0.02 inches thin and 0.1 ounces light, this case from Totallee is among the thinnest and lightest you can buy right now. It may be simple in design, but it comes in a wide range of neutral colors in both matte and glossy finishes. The aesthetic is subdued but elegant and reasonably priced at $25. 

It also comes with a 2-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Orders over $35 ship worldwide for free within one business day, so it might be worth buying two cases. If not, you can pay $4.99 for 2-5 business day shipping or $8.99 for 1-3 day express shipping.

Totallee Thin Leather iPhone XR Case

totallee thin leather

Price: $29

Colors: Black

Wireless charging support: Yes

Highlights: This case from Totallee is just as thin and light as the company’s plastic cases. Except it’s leather and will set you back an additional $4. If you’re a leather lover, then this is a great deal for a protective case.

Just like the other cases, Totallee provides a 2-year warranty and a 30-day money back policy. Standard shipping will cost $4.99 for 2-5 business days or $8.99 for 1-3 business days. Orders over $35 include free shipping worldwide.

Nodus iPhone XR Shell Case II

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Price: $51.70

Colors: Chestnut brown, dark teal, ebony black, taupe grey

Wireless charging support: Yes

Highlights: UK-based case maker Nodus makes some pricier, higher-end cases, and the company’s latest Italian leather shell case is no exception. The case sports a shock-absorbing poly-carbonate core, built-in magnetic shielding, microfibre lining, and “super responsive” leather buttons. The Nodus Shell Case II also comes with a magnetic micro-dock, which allows you to magnetically mount your iPhone anywhere (watch how it works here).

Nodus provides a 2-year warranty and includes free shipping since it’s an order over £30. Despite being available for pre-order, the case won’t ship until late October, unfortunately. But this is definitely the most lux case we’ve seen available yet, and likely one of the first you can get your hands on.

Nodus iPhone XR Access Case III

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Price: $51.70

Colors: Chestnut brown, dark teal, ebony black, taupe grey

Wireless charging support: Yes

Highlights: Another lux leather case from Nodus, but this time aimed at people who want a front cover for their iPhone in a portfolio style. The case is made from vegetable tanned Italian leather, attaches to the phone via micro suctions, and sports a soft microfibre lining with no clips or plastic cradles. You’ll also find an internal sleeve to store up to three cards or however many bills you can fit.

Nodus provides a 2-year warranty and includes shipping since it’s an order over £30. As with the Case II above, it’s available for pre-order, but won’t ship until late October. 

Olixar ArmourDillo iPhone XR Protective Case

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Price: $10.99

Colors: Black

Wireless charging: Not listed

Highlights: Looking to give your new iPhone XR a rugged look? This case from Olixar is up to the task. The ArmourDillo is made up of two layers for shock absorption, with the outermost layer made of an impact-resistant polycarbonate skeleton. It even has a nifty flip-out stand for landscape viewing. Wireless charging compatibility is not listed in the specs. 

Right now, this case can be ordered through Mobile Fun, which charges $2.99 for standard shipping and takes 10-15 business days through the USPS or $10.99 for expedited shipping in 4-6 business days.

Olixar NovaShield iPhone XR Bumper Case

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Price: $19.39

Colors: Black

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: Here’s a sleek, transparent case from Olixar for the iPhone XR. The Novashield sports your typical bumper case design, shockproof dual-layered protection, and cut-outs for access to all your iPhone’s ports. 

Right now, this case can be ordered through Mobile Fun, which charges $2.99 for standard shipping and takes 10-15 business days through the USPS or $10.99 for expedited shipping in 4-6 business days.

Speck Presidio Stay Clear iPhone XR Case

speck presidio stay clear

Price: $39.95

Colors: Clear

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: Speck’s Presidio Stay Clear case is perfect for showing off the six different colors the iPhone XR comes in. The case has two layers of protection and a raised bezel, which is meant to protect your phone from drops up to 8 feet. It also claims to absorb UV rays and oil to prevent smudging. 

Speck provides free shipping and returns in the U.S. And if you’re so inclined, you can pay an extra $5 for two-day shipping.

UAG Plyo iPhone XR Case

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Price: $39.95

Colors: Ice, ash, crimson, glacier

Wireless charging: Yes

Highlights: The Plyo might not be as rugged as other UAG cases, but it still holds up to military-grade drop tests. It also has the nice touch of oversized buttons with a tactile grip. And the case has a semi-clear design so the color of the iPhone XR should shine through just a bit.

UAG’s cases come with a 1-year warranty and include shipping in the United States.

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