If you’re prepared to drop at least £999 on a phone wrapping it up in a case seems like a smart idea, which is why we’ve collated a line-up of premium protection worth your consideration.
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Ghostek Exec Series Wallet Case – £19.99
The fabric finish and card pouch on the back make this a great option for business users or just those looking for a smarter, more formal aesthetic. Don’t be fooled by its stylings though, the Ghostek Exec also features a dual-layer design with a form-fitting TPU skin surrounded by a hard polycarbonate outer shell with Air Bump impact absorption corner protection.
The holder on the back of the case can accommodate up to five cards at once and features an integrated magnetic plate for easy mounting too.
The case can be had in red, black, brown, silver, pink or purple, all of which are available from MobileFun.
Olixar MeshTex Case – £12.99
If you want lightweight protection and an eye-catching metallic look all in one case then Olixar’s MeshTex range is a great choice. This case adds minimal bulk to the body of the iPhone X whilst intelligently placed cut-outs allow for easy access to all the device’s ports and buttons, as well as easy installation and removal, all from a single-piece design.
The perforated mesh back not only looks good but also offers better grip and according to Olixar, allows for better thermal performance from the phone, so you can pull off more intensive actions, like gaming, for longer.
We think it looks particularly good in Brazen Red but it also comes in Tactical Black, Deep Ocean Blue and Rose Gold. All colours are available from MobileFun.
Patchworks Flexguard Case – £19.99
Patchworks’ Flexguard Case is our go-to choice if you’re looking for functional, understated protection that you can depend on. The textured sides and patterned back lend themselves perfectly to providing excellent levels of grip whilst each corner is reinforced with a material called PORON XRD Extreme Impact Absorber, which sounds so hardcore it has to be good.
It’s the least eye-catching offering in our line-up but maybe fewer people eyeballing your £1000 smartphone is a good thing?
You can have it in any colour as long as it’s black. Available from MobileFun, right now.
Olixar X-Ranger Survival Case – £19.99
Do you see yourself as the next Bear Grylls (but without the whole ‘drinking your own urine’ thing), then check out Olixar’s X-Ranger case series. The case itself adopts a faux brushed metal finish that looks the part and provides additional grip thanks to a textured midsection.
Where the X-Ranger really stands out is with the compartment concealed along its bottom edge. Not only does the compartment door double as a media stand but it conceals a credit card-sized metal multi-tool that squeezes in a whopping 26 functions.
Here’s the feature rundown, direct from Olixar: ruler (metric and imperial), filer, screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, cable peeler, protractor, phone stand (to be used with a credit card or similar), letter opener, puller, knife blade, side blade, saw blade, keyring hole, butterfly wrench, a hex bolt wrenches in sizes ranging #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13 and #15.
We tested out the Marine Blue options but it also comes in the ever-popular Tactical Black. Available from MobileFun.
Zizo Bolt Series Tough Case – £24.99
For those who value protection above all else, Zizo’s Bolt Series tough case doesn’t mess about. Sure, you might miss the iPhone X’s slim profile but if that means your precious smartphone can take a tumble off a building and come out the other side unscathed, we’d call that a fair trade.
The dual-layer case is Military Standard 810-G drop test compliant and its rugged design ensures exceptional in-hand grip as well as offering an integrated kickstand for enjoying media. For your money, you also get a 9H tempered glass screen protector to repel scratches better than a standard plastic effort, whilst a belt clip with a 360-degree hinge is also included because Zizo knows that with this tank of a case on your phone, you’d need clown pockets to keep it concealed on your person.
Comes in red on black or the more tactical black on black (plus a 40cm lanyard), all for under £25. MobileFun sells both, so what are you waiting for?
You can pick the iPhone X up from O2 right now from as low as £58 a month, which includes a free cinema pass. Find out more about available tariffs, offers and pricing on O2’s site, here.