The Apple iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever. It's also officially the most breakable iPhone ever, according to the billion or so drop tests cluttering up YouTube recently.
Put these two facts together and you have either a recipe for disaster or a cast-iron need for a good case. But fear not, because we can help you out!
We’ve rounded up some of the best cases available for your shiny new X, taking in everything from super-stylish leather sheaths to super-practical wallet-hybrids.
GRIFFIN SURVIVOR EXTREME (₹3,367)
The Griffin Survivor Extreme excels at keeping your precious nice and safe. It'll help the phone withstand drops of up to 10ft on to concrete and will also protect it from rain and mud; useful if you're taking it with you on your next Tough Mudder run.
No, it isn't the prettiest thing out there. But then again, with a name like that it was never going be - and if you're more bothered about fashion than practicality, then you should simply scroll down to the next entry...
Now this is pretty cool. At first glance the MagBak is a fairly minimalist case available in either red, blue, grey or black. However lurking inside it are several strong magnets which let it attach to any metal surface - perfect for slapping it on to the fridge when you're cooking Spag Bol (pro tip: spice it up). It's also wireless-charging compatible and comes with two MagSticks, which you stick on to a non-magnetic surface so you can then attach your phone to, for instance, your car dashboard.
See: the MagBak is certainly no half-baked idea. Now we’re hungry.
CASEOLOGY PARALLAX (₹1,432)
Phone cases can be both functional and stylish at the same time. Enter, stage right, the Apex from Caseology, with its military-grade protection and 3D pattern on the back.
These cases have apparently been drop-tested 26 times each, but they also offer an air of elegance that won’t make it look like you’re taking an industrial tech-product out of your dinner jacket at that high-powered business meeting. No, we don't really go to high-powered business meetings.
OLIXAR CARBON FIBRE CARD POUCH CASE (₹1,432)
Plenty of people like to keep their essential cards in a case together with their phone, but not everyone loves the wraparound style of wallet-cases.
This alternative gives you a hardy, carbon-fibre body, doesn’t add too much weight, and lets you slot a few credit or store cards into its back without bulking up too much. Simple, effective, but does the job. Like Stuff. Ahem.
Otterbox Symmetry Series - Drop And Shock Protection (₹3,100)
If you’re sceptical about putting a case, Otterbox has got your back and your iPhone. Thanks to that drop protection certification. They are known to excel in apple accessories and cases.
Get this case if you’re looking for something compact, sleek and uniform. The minimalist design and the thick curvy edges ought to keep that ₹89,000 iPhone safe and secure.
APPLE LEATHER FOLIO (₹8,600)
We know you’ve probably given Apple enough of your cash just by buying the phone, but never write off the people who made the device in the first place when it comes to protecting it.
The Leather Folio by Apple is a simple, elegant case that’s designed to the specifications of the phone and comes in four different colours: black, berry, taupe, and cosmos blue. What, you expected them not to have silly names?
CASEDODO CLASSIC (₹695)
So you've just spent ₹89,000 on a super-sexy and fairly thin smartphone - does it really make sense to hide it away inside a wallet and add a load of bulk to it?
Possibly not. In which case, look no further than the no-frills Casedodo Classic.
While it won’t ever find itself being displayed in art galleries, it's cheap, super-slim, available in two colours and adds a layer of protection to your phone without hiding it. Ideal for the X-owner who hates cases and wants everyone to know what phone he or she has.
Nomad Case for iPhone X (₹4,275)
Sometimes you just want a case that goes on every jean and jacket you own. The iPhone X costs almost a lac and if you're known to have butter fingers with a good sense of dressing, this is the case you should buy.
Although, you may think twice before spending another four grand on a leather case, but before you change your mind, this is a kind of Nomad that loves the rugged life. Now your sub-₹1lac iPhone looks good from the outside and from the inside.
Otterbox symmetry clear series (₹3,100)
Let’s be honest. You bought the most expensive smartphone because you deserve it or because you want others to feel that you deserve it. Funny. Either way, your inner-mind is still cautious about the iPhone breaking. But at the same time you want to flaunt it to the world.
Good news, there is a way. Get Otterbox’s symmetry clear series case and leave all your woes behind. Now if your iPhone drops it’s going to be safe, sound and shiny too.