The best iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro cases

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The iPhone 15 is lots of things, but it isn’t indestructible. Drop it, knock it, or scratch it, and it will suffer damage that no one would wish on their expensive new purchase.

The most obvious way to protect your iPhone 15, 15 Pro, 15 Plus, or 15 Pro Max—aside from leaving it in the box—is to buy a case that will take the hard knocks and scrapes, leaving your iPhone as Apple intended.

A case is more than just a pretty backplate, so we have some expert tips for you to start.

if you want to jump straight to the case reviews below, we start with best clear cases, then look at more colorful cases, followed by the best protective cases for iPhone 15 and then best leather and leather-alternative cases for iPhone 15, and at the end two models of battery case for the iPhone 15 family.

We have tested plain cases, wallet cases, cases that support bike and car mounts, pouches, sleeves and cases with belt-clips.

What to look for in an iPhone case

Protection: According to surveys in the U.S., 45 percent of phone owners will accidentally damage their phones, on average only 10 weeks after purchase. Keep your iPhone in a case and, whichever way it lands, it should be protected from everyday drops. Make sure the case has a raised lip around the front, which will save the screen from a crack when dropped or scratch when placed face down. Look also for a raised edge around the cameras at the back—1mm should be your minimum; some goes as high as 3.6mm.

Apple doesn’t bother, but many case makers claim their cases either meet or exceed “certified military-grade protection”, usually MIL-STD-810G, which is a series of U.S. Department of Defense tests to determine the “overall durability of material system design” of objects. This doesn’t mean you can take them into combat, but does imply that the protection offered is robust and tested. The product should have been sequentially dropped onto each face, edge, and corner for a total of 26 drops onto two-inch thick plywood over concrete.

Big and bulky doesn’t guarantee protection but it’s a fact that for superior protection your case will add more bulk to your iPhone than a flimsy one.

Materials: Thin, soft, and rubbery silicone is a popular phone case material that provides a comfortable grip while not adding any real bulk of the phone. It’s great at protecting a phone from abrasions and scratches but not for fall/drop protection. Silicone can attract dirt more easily and is less durable so you might have to change your case more often than products made with tougher materials. Sand-based silicone is a more sustainable material than oil-based plastic.

More rigid cases are usually built with polycarbonate plastic. Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are more flexible and softer to the touch than Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU), which are also flexible but more rigid. Both are more resistant to scratches, shock, and abrasion than basic polycarbonate. While not as thin as silicone, they aren’t very bulky and are more durable. However, cheaper clear TPU cases can turn yellow after a year or so due to ultraviolet rays. Look for clear cases with anti-yellowing properties.

Stronger still is Kevlar, which you might know is the material used to make bulletproof vests; it’s also known as Aramid Fiber.

Graphene is even stronger. Zagg claims the graphene used in its Denali Snap case is “harder than a diamond, yet more elastic than rubber, and up to 200x stronger than steel”. That suggests a fall onto the pavement might not be fatal for your phone.

Metal button covers feel more robust than plastic. Some cases leave some buttons exposed. This is especially true for the iPhone 15’s new Action button that seems to have caught out a few case manufacturers.

Below our list of the best iPhone 15 cases, we look deeper into which materials offer the best iPhone protection.

Fit: Aside from protective features, make sure you choose the right case for your exact model. That will ensure that it fits correctly over the buttons for uninterrupted use. Note that some case makers have had problems with the new Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, with their cutouts sometimes not fitting exactly. Such problems will be ironed out quickly by trusted case manufacturers, such as those in our iPhone 15 case reviews below, but cheaper online brands may pose more of a risk in this regard.

MagSafe: Also ensure that the case is MagSafe compatible so that you can charge wirelessly with a MagSafe charger while your iPhone 15 stays in its case. Check out our tests of the best MagSafe wireless chargers. You can, of course, still charge via a cable—which will always be the fastest way to charge an iPhone—but make sure you use a USB-C to USB-C cable for iPhone 15 and at least a 20W USB-C charger—we recommend you start with a 30W or 45W charger; check out our recommended best iPhone chargers.

Style: Finally, while protection and charging are key factors to your iPhone 15 case, many of us appreciate some individuality to mark out the phone as ours. If this is important to you, look out for color choice and customization options. The iPhone 15 colors aren’t overly exciting and one of the joys of buying a new phone is getting a new look, as most other things stay the same even with a brand new iPhone.

How we tested

All cases were tested using an iPhone 15 Pro; case weights listed below are for cases designed for that model.

We didn’t throw our phone out of speeding cars or from the top of tall buildings. We have included only trusted brands so we have to take their word for the actual drop testing. But we have had days of hand-on experience with each case reviewed here.

Here we round up the best cases for the Apple iPhone 15 line, from Apple’s own range of cases, which for the first time doesn’t include any leather options, to third-party options that offer leather and other features, colors, and designs that Apple doesn’t.

Clear cases are the best if you want to see the original iPhone color but remember that to support MagSafe each case needs some magnets, which usually means a giant white ring on the back of compatible clear cases. Colored, patterned or leather cases hide their magnets better.

Want to buy a new iPhone 15? Don’t pay more than you need to! We have also collected the best deals for the iPhone 15-series in the U.K. and the best deals for the iPhone 15-series in the U.S. in separate articles.

Best iPhone cases for iPhone 15, 15 Plus, Pro and Pro Max

Scroll on for Best Clear Cases, Best Design Cases, Best Protective Cases, Best Leather Cases, Best Phone Pouches and more…

Apple iPhone 15 Clear Case with MagSafe – Best clear iPhone 15 case

Pros

Made by Apple

Shows off iPhone’s color

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Expensive




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₹4,900 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 29g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Clear

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

This simple, rigid iPhone 15 protective case from Apple is thin and light and doesn’t cover the color of your iPhone 15 that you purposefully chose when you purchased it. Why pick out a pink or yellow iPhone 15, only to cover it up in a black plastic case? With Apple’s Clear case, you get decent protection without ruining the look of the phone, although the prominent MagSafe icon on the back isn’t necessary, surely.

It’s made from a blend of optically clear polycarbonate and other flexible materials, with a scratch-resistant coating on both the inside and outside. While it’s more protective than silicone cases and features a robust-looking 2mm camera lip, you can find tougher cases, which we have reviewed below.

At 29g it’s super light, and while the rigid case adds a little bulk, it’s worth a little compromise for that layer of protection

There are also cheaper clear cases, which we have also tested for you. But the Apple badge is a sure sign of quality, as you’d expect.

The colors on the new iPhone 15 models aren’t exactly exciting, though, so we wouldn’t blame you for deciding on something more joyful.

ESR iPhone 15 Zero Clear Case – Budget clear iPhone 15 case

Pros

Shows off iPhone’s color

Affordable

Cons

Not MagSafe compatible



MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 28g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Clear

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you want basic protection for your new iPhone 15, the clear ESR Zero Clear Case has a 1.2mm front edge to protect the screen and a smaller-than-most 0.7mm camera guard. It’s made from a crystal-clear polymer, which ESR claims resists yellowing for longer than cheaper cases.

It isn’t wireless compatible so you’ll need to flip the case off if charging wirelessly. While it’s not too big a deal, I’d still pay extra upfront not to have to do that every time I want to charge wirelessly.

This bendable case weighs just 28g, although that’s only 1g lighter than Apple’s Clear Case reviewed above.

QDOS Hybrid Cases for iPhone 15 – Budget clear iPhone 15 cases

Pros

Shows off iPhone’s color

Metal buttons on Soft + Snap Case

Affordable

Cons

Basic clear case isn’t MagSafe compatible



MagSafe compatible: Yes, except basic Hybrid Clear case

Weight: 39g (Soft + Snap)

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Clear, Clear/Blue, Clear/Green, Clear/Pink, Clear/Gray, Clear/Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

QDOS has a range of similar but subtly different cases for the iPhone 15 family.

The most basic is the Hybrid Clear Case, which is affordable and does, unlike the ESR Zero case, support wireless charging, although not the faster MagSafe. It has a TPU frame.

One level up is the flexible Hybrid Soft + Snap Case that’s available in a range of clear/colored tones. The Snap part of its name relates to its MagSafe compatibility. MagSafe means a more secure connection, and therefore more efficient power exchange, resulting in a faster charge. It promises superior drop protection with its TPU bumpers, metal buttons, and raised edges protecting the screen and camera lens.

The metal camera guard is one of the toughest we’ve seen in our tests. It weighs 39g—that’s 10g heavier than the Apple Clear Case but hardly a difference you’ll notice in hand or pocket. QDOS claims that 50-73% of the case is made from recycled materials.

The Hybrid Force + Snap Case has a rigid polycarbonate back and a flexible TPU frame with air cushions, compared to the Hybrid Soft’s soft-touch polycarbonate back panel and TPU bumper. It weighs 30g, so is a little lighter—possibly because its button covers are plastic rather than metal. It also has an antimicrobial treatment that QDOS claims “eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria”. The camera lip is a protective 2mm but plastic rather than the metal as found on the Soft + Snap Case.

All three cases can absorb falls up to 2m, claims QDOS, and feature an anti-yellowing agent for “long-lasting transparency”.

Aside from its clear cases, QDOS also sells a Touch Pure + Snap Case range of colored cases that are MagSafe compatible, in blue, green, pink, gray, and black. It features a rigid polycarbonate back with a liquid silicone coating.

ESR iPhone 15 Classic Hybrid Case with Stash Stand – Best clear iPhone 15 case with stand

Pros

Shows off iPhone’s true color

MagSafe compatible

Built-in kickstand



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Clear, Clear/Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

A more functional clear option is ESR’s Classic Hybrid Case with Stash Stand, available for all models of the iPhone 15 family. Make sure you choose your exact model.

It is transparent aside from the giant MagSafe icon, MagSafe compatible and more affordable than the Apple clear case. And the kickstand is an added bonus, working in both landscape and portrait modes.

The metal stand is an extra camera guard when not in use. ESR even suggests you can use it to carry your iPhone on your finger when your hands are full. If so, you’ll be interested in the protection it offers if it slides off your finger…

There’s the usual tough talk of military-grade protection, with the case featuring shock-absorbing AirGuard corners and a decent 1.6mm camera lip. At 40g, it’s one of the heavier clear cases, which is caused by the handy kickstand.

ESR

ESR has a range of iPhone 15 cases. The toughest is the iPhone 15 Armor Tough Case with Stash Stand (above), which features a two-part rugged MagSafe case with Stash Stand, built-in tempered-glass screen protector, dual-layer edges and even individual Armorite lens protectors. Unlike the Hybrid Case it covers the iPhone’s Action button for extra protection.

iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Thinborne iPhone 15 Pro Aramid Fiber Case – Super-thin iPhone 15 case

Pros

Minimal design

Cons

Minimal protection

Difficult to remove



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 22g

Button covers: None

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you don’t want to add weight or bulk to your iPhone, this wafer of a case is barely noticeable and is easily the lightest and thinnest case we have tested.

The buttons are not covered, which makes them more responsive than under the button covers of some of the other cases reviewed here.

The compromise for the sleekness is minimal level of protection. Made of 600D Aramid Fiber (aka bullet-proof Kevlar) it is tough and will save the back of your iPhone from scratches and everyday wear and tear, but it doesn’t offer any real drop protection. The case certainly adds some grip to the phone, which should make it less likely to fall from your hand in the first place, and the corners of the phone are covered but with no true impact resistance.

We also found the case to be the hardest to prise off the iPhone. There’s no real reason to remove it as it is MagSafe compatible but if you do feel the need for your phone to be free, you’ll have to follow video instructions to work out how (basically press the case up from the top corners).

Apple iPhone 15 Silicone Case with MagSafe – Popular, Apple-branded colorful case range

Pros

Made by Apple

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Not as protective as others

Expensive




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₹4,900 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 30g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Guava, Orange Sorbet, Winter Blue, Black, Storm Blue, Clay. Light Pink, Cypress

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The smooth Apple Silicone case is a classic, popular protective iPhone covering—available in the widest range of colors. There’s enough choice here to satisfy most people, but if you prefer to see the color of the iPhone itself, look to a clear case; see above.

Inside, the lining is soft microfiber to protect the iPhone itself from scratches.

There’s nothing particularly special about this Apple case apart from the fact that it’s made by Apple and has the famous logo on the back, but it is colorful and as protective as you need for everyday calamities except big falls. If you are prone to dropping your phone, look for cases made from TPU, Kevlar or Graphene.

Pleasingly, you get the Apple logo on the back of the case rather than the huge MagSafe ring on the clear cases.

You can’t go wrong buying an Apple-made case, but you can find more options elsewhere. For an even wider range of colors in a more protective shell, look at the OtterBox Symmetry cases, described later in this article.

Casetify Ultra Bounce Case – Best custom iPhone 15 cases

Pros

Plenty of customization options

Protection levels

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

Expensive




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$72 at Casetify

MagSafe compatible: Yes (where stated)

Weight: 69g (Ultra Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Multiple customization options

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Admit it… the iPhone 15 colors are, well, dull. The yellow one is particularly soft compared to the canary yellow found with the iPhone 14. Covering it up might be the best way to add some preoper personality.

The most customizable range of iPhone 15 cases we’ve seen are from Casetify, where you can choose colors, patterns, prints, artists, and personalization options, as well as several levels of protection.

These cases are more expensive than the standard, but you pay for the widest range of design options. The level of choice is almost overwhelming and you’ll have fun choosing the case that looks just right for you.

You can add a name or short word, plus add hearts and stars, fonts, and text colors if you desire.

Casetify also offers a range of protection levels: Basic (4.9ft drop protection), Strong (8.2ft drop protection, 3x MIL-STD-810G), Extreme (Bounce corners, 21.3 ft. drop protection, 6x MIL-STD-810G) and, for the 15 Pro and Pro Max, Ultra (Ultra Bounce corners, 32.8 ft. drop protection, 10x MIL-STD-810G, 6-layered rugged protection).

We tested the Ultra, and it looks and feels impressively robust with giant corner protectors, camera lens covers and a grippy feels. As such it is quite bulky, and at 69g heavier than most—but if you’re after piece of mind, then this level of case protection is hard to beat.

The Impact Ring case features the tallest camera-protecting lip at 3.6mm, the biggest we’ve seen in our tests. The other Casetify cases have camera lips between 1.4mm (Mirror) and 1.7mm (Impact and Bounce)—better than the 1mm seen on some cases.

Some cases feature a pull-out ring stand, which is otherwise hidden in the camera ring.

You’ll find all the customization options direct from Casetify—see the links above—and a wide selection on Amazon.com for U.S. customers. Casetify also sells a range of attachable lanyard rope and chain straps, plus one that floats.

Casely iPhone 15 Classic and Bold Cases – Best iPhone 15 case for colorful protection

Pros

Optional protection levels

MagSafe Compatible

Design options




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$30 at Casely

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 51g (Bold Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Over 60 designs available

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

While not quite as customizable as the Casetify iPhone 15 cases, the range of Casely design options is almost overwhelming. You might end up buying more than one!

Aside from the 60+ designs, you can choose between the Classic and Bold case models for each type of iPhone 15. The Classic Collection is lighter and more flexible with a glossy finish, while the Bold Collection is more protective and comes with a matte finish.

We particularly liked the ribbed sides on the Bold models, which adds real grip, making it less likely that you’ll drop your iPhone in the first place—but if you do there’s impressive 8-foot drop protection and a 3mm raised screen lip (only 1mm on the Classic), one of the highest we’ve tested. The camera edge could be a little higher but we are big fans nonetheless.

Casely adds small shipping fees, which are calculated at final checkout. A sample of the cases are also available on Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K. (15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max).

STM Focus iPhone 15 Cases – Best iPhone 15 case for mindfulness

Pros

Mindfulness features

MagSafe Compatible




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₹4,039 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g (Reveal Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Three designs, each in two colors

Available for: iPhone 15 all models

STM has an interesting take on the iPhone case, with its Focus range offering wellness and mindfulness features. There are three models for each of the iPhone 15 family, each with built-in interactive elements such as stress-relief textures, flowing sand and heat-responsive images that encourage tactile interaction and focus.

Mindfulness and focusing on the present have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, and even lower blood pressure and improve sleep.

The Reawaken case features a contoured surface that you can run your fingers across for tactile feedback to take your mind off the busy day and back to yourself.

Relax boasts Focuscape flowing sand technology that you can watch slowly descend as you rotate your phone, like a slow-motion snow globe. In our testing, this case garnered a lot of positive attention from people who played with it.

Reveal includes a heat-reactive overlay that uncovers colors when touched by your body heat, again making you focus on the present and momentarily forget the stresses of the day.

Each MagSafe-ready case is made of polycarbonate and impact-absorbing TPU for scratch and drop protection.

Mous Limitless 5.0, Collabs and Clarity Cases for iPhone 15 – Wide range of designs

Pros

High protection level

MagSafe Compatible

Design options




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₹15,405 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 44g (Limitless Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Walnut, Bamboo, Speckled Black, Black Leather, Aramid Fiber, Silver Pearl, plus Atlantic Blue and Forest Green cases (Pro/Max only); Collabs designs

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

London-based Mous made a viral name for itself by showcasing the durability of its Limitless phone cases through extreme stunts, such as dropping phones from helicopters, cranes and bungee jumps, throwing them from speeding F1 cars, and freefalling from a 100mph zipline.

The wide range of colored and textured Limitless 5.0 cases offer impact protection with “AiroShock defensive technology”, a camera bump and rigid TPU materials. Each case features “rippled grip ribs” to prevent slips, plus eyelets to work with wrist straps and phone slings.

Mous also offers a clear case called Clarity with the same protective features but transparent, with anti-yellowing UV resistance. For the iPhone 15, Mous has partnered with artists and brands such as Kelly Anna, Henry Fraser, Ben Eine and Storror to create the Collabs range of unique, vibrant case designs for the Clarity that you won’t find elsewhere. At the moment the Collabs range is available only in the U.K.

There is also a range of Mous mounts for bikes, cars and motorbiles that work with the company’s Interlock Case.

Bonus points for having recyclable packaging.

Wave Case for iPhone 15 – Best Sustainable iPhone 15 Eco Case

Pros

Biodegradable and plastic-free

MagSafe-compatible option

Color options

Cons

Not all models are MagSafe compatible



MagSafe compatible: Yes (where stated)

Weight: 39g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black, Yellow, Turquoise, Pink, Khaki, Red, Blue, White

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

With the Wave range of biodegradable iPhone cases you can protect your phone and the planet, reducing your plastic consumption.

The plant-based phone cases are made from two commonly used biodegradable polymers. Known for its rigid and transparent properties PLA (Polylactic Acid) is derived from renewable resources such as wheat straw. PBAT (Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate) is a biodegradable copolyester that offers flexibility and durability. Together they make an eco-friendly material that works well for phone protection.

Despite being plastic free the smooth but grippy Wave cases have “been “military grade” drop protection, shock absorbing corners and also feature a generous protective 2mm lip around the screen and camera.

Sustainable products can be boring but the Wave cases come in a wide range of bright colors and printed designs. The case material adds a natural fleck to the design.

The standard and Etched case designs aren’t MagSafe compatible but will charge wirelessly. However, you can pay a little more for an integrated magnet that makes the case MagSafe compatible.

The Wave case won’t biodegrade before you buy your replacement phone, and you can either dispose of it using industrial composting facilities or post it back to Wave to recycle, who will then send you a 20% discount on your next case.

Atom Studios Wood Fiber iPhone 15 Case – Sustainable iPhone 15 Eco Case

Pros

Sustainably conscious materials

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

U.S. only



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 50g (Wood Fiber), 41g (Silicone)

Button covers: Wood Fiber or Silicone

Action button: Covered

Colors: Blue (Wood Fiber), Carbon Black (Silicone), Stone Beige (Silicone)

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Another company with sustainability top of its mind is Atom Studios, which has a small but attractive range of iPhone cases available to U.S.-based customers only.

All models of iPhone 15 have two options of the stylish Silicone Case, either in black or beige. They look great, and it’s heartening to know that sand-based silicone is more sustainable than single-use plastic.

The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max cases include the silicone cases and add a unique-looking case mostly made from recycled Wood Fiber. This Wood Fiber Case includes a ridged back that adds extra grip.

The top part of each of the case backs, including the camera ring, are made from recycled anodized aluminum. All packaging is 100% recyclable, and even uses plant-based inks.

Atom Studios claims the cases have 10-foot drop protection.

OtterBox OtterGrip Symmetry – Best iPhone 15 Case with grip

Pros

Built-in grip

MagSafe Compatible

Design options




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₹8,379 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 51g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Yellow, Camo Gray, Spotty Brown, Green (plant), Blue

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

OtterBox is a well-known accessory maker, particularly in its protective phone cases. It has a wide range of well-made and trustworthy iPhone 15 cases.

If you like a case with an added something, the OtterGrip provides you with a an integrated pull-out grip that pings back flat when not in use. Pressed flat you wouldn’t know it is there, and it works well with MagSafe charging. Its rigid polycarbonate shell with shock-absorbing sides feels solid without adding much bulk, and OtterBox claims it is tested to “3x military standards”.

OtterBox’s seriously protective case goes by the tough title of Defender Series XT. The Woodland Camo color option looks the toughest—which lives up to its claimed 5x military testing—but this case is also available in a flowery Orchid design. It’s a two-piece pressure-fitted design that means you won’t want to be removing it often but you shouldn’t have to as it charges via MagSafe even in the rugged super-grippy case. The camera bump feels super-robust, and the charging port is covered for extra dust and dirt protection. The Defender Series XT has an optional $15 belt-clip holster, and you can add a lanyard to the standard case.

Other OtterBox iPhone 15 cases offer even more color and design choices. The Symmetry range comes in cool colors such as Soft Sunset, Green Juice and Sunstone, and there’s a fancy new clear Passport case (for 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max) with maps of iconic cities such as New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.

AmazingThing Titan Pro Magnetic Case Wallet Set

Pros

Detachable grip/stand/wallet

MagSafe Compatible

Color options



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 35g (86g with stand/wallet)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Neon Green, Neon Pink, Blue, Gray, Black

Available for: iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

AmazingThing’s really amazing thing is its surprisingly affordable Titan Pro Magnetic Case Wallet in bright neon green or pink… plus blue, black and gray. We haven’t seen as eye-catching a case as these neon versions. You won’t need FindMyPhone to locate your missing device if it’s wrapped in one of these!

The wallet can hold three cards and is detachable from the iPhone case. It also includes a stand (lanscape and portrait modes) that doubles up as a grip.

There’s also a less-neon Titan Pro Magnetic Case Grip Ring Set that swaps the wallet for a metal ring grip that also works as a stand.

Note that you need to take off the grip/wallet/stand to achieve MagSafe charging.

Both cases feel robust and the company makes the usual US Military Standard MIL-STD-810H 516.8 claims. It also proud of its “German Anti-Yellowing Material” that resists clouding and discoloration.

Incipio Cru iPhone 15 Case – Wide range of designs

Pros

High protection level

MagSafe Compatible

Design options

Cons

U.S. only




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₹14,671 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black/Blue (Twill), Black/Grey (Twill), Milky Way, Horizon, Overture, Rhapsody

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

These TPU-constructed iPhone 15 cru and forme cases from Incipio claim that the have been drop tested from between 8 and 10 feet, which is one of the highest claims we’ve seen, aside from the Mous cases, reviewed above, that have been dropped from cranes and hot-air balloons.

They come in a variety of designs from tough camo looks to delicate flower motifs. The cru case comes in faux leather, textile, or camo. Forme is available in Eternal Spring, Digital Disruption, Interstellar and a very over-the-top Pop Pink Glitter design.

Packaging is recycled and recyclable.

Torras UPro iPhone 15 Case – Wide range of colored clear stand cases

Pros

MagSafe Compatible

Built-in stand options

Color options




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₹6,905 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 41g (OStand)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Navy Blue, Light Blue, Pink, Purple, Clear Glitter, Light Green, Alpine Green

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The Torras range of cases is special in its wide range of tints and different options for types of stand. These are some of the best iPhone stand cases we’ve tested.

There are three versions of stand: rotatable OStand (which cleverly uses the magnetic ring as the stand, and doubles as a ring holder for one-finger handling), PStand (a straight stand at the foot of the case, apparently inspired by sports-car door handles), and LStand (using the case’s protective camera ring).

The cases are slim but still offer decent protection. Torras claims its shock-absorbing “ShockMAT technology” gives 12-foot drop protection, and the clear cases are resistant to yellowing.

Zagg Denali Snap Case for iPhone 15 – Best Protective iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Super protection level

Kickstand option

MagSafe Compatible

Color options




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₹14,791 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 52g (Denali Snap)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Rust, Moss, Navy, Purple (Black only outside the U.S.)

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Boasting a claimed 16-foot (5m) drop protection, the Zagg Denali Snap is an ultra-protective iPhone 15 case that is surprisingly not as bulky as a brick.

This is down to its Graphene-infused back plate. Graphene is the strongest material known to man, and, I presume, any animal. See below this list of recommended iPhone 15 cases for more on the most protective phone case materials. The case’s border features TPU. The camera lip isn’t as high as on some cases but it should protect the lenses when the phone is placed down flat.

Zagg even offers a “limited” lifetime warranty against wear and damage. You’re unlikely to still be needing an iPhone 15 case in a decade or so, but we appreciate the warranty.

Its rugged, textured finish adds a good grip, and when it’s not in your hand there’s an option for an integrated metal kickstand that works in both landscape and portrait modes.

An antimicrobial treatment promises no smelly bacteria taking home on your case.

Zagg has a few iPhone 15 case models to choose from, including a clear case called Crystal Palace, available in MagSafe (Crystal Palace Snap) or non-MagSafe versions. Its 13-foot (4m) drop protection is still impressive.

Benks MagClap ArmorPro – Best Slim Protective iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Nice woven kevlar design

Extremely protective but slim

Metal buttons on the ArmorPro

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

Buttons less protected on the ArmorAir.



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 38g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you want something to really shield your new iPhone, the Benks MagClap ArmorPro is a grippy protective case that the maker is very proud to tell you is made from “3X military standard aerospace-grade 600D DuPont Kavlar fiber”—a super-strong material used in body armor and bulletproof vests, so it should be up to the job. It’s a woven fiber, which gives it a very slight textured feel, which should help stop the iPhone from falling out of your hand. That said, it still feels pretty smooth in our hands-on experience with the case.

On the back, you’ll find a metal frame giving raised protection around the camera lenses—one of the best we’ve seen. The buttons on the sides are nicely solid in the TPU frame that offers superior shock resistance.

It weighs 39g, which is light for a case offering such protection.

Benks also sells a lighter MagClap ArmorAir model that has exposed buttons and no TPU frame. The ArmorPro can withstand a 6-foot drop; the ArmorAir just 4ft.

Both are MagSafe compatible, and priced the same.

The iPhone 15 version of the Benks case also fitted our iPhone 13, so we’d expect the same for the 15 Plus.

Rokform Rugged or Crystal Case – Best Protective iPhone 15 Case with mounts and magnets

Pros

Super protection level

MagSafe Compatible

Magnetic case

Bike/Car mount system

Cons

Slightly chunkier than others




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₹17,282 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 77g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black or Clear

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The most protective iPhone 15 cases we’ve seen are Rokform’s aptly named Rugged Case and its transparent sibling, the Crystal Case, which is less aptly named for such a shatter-proof case…

These are especially interesting as they both feature N52 Neodymium magnets that mean you can very securely clamp your encased iPhone onto any metal surface, plus Rokform’s RokLock twist-lock mounting system for twist lock bike mounts, motorcycle mounts and car and golf-cart mounts.

Both impact-resistant polycarbonate protective shells feature reinforced corners and extra camera protection that makes them a little chunkier than standard cases but reassuringly so, and not ridiculous. It is more rigid than the Zagg Denali Snap case, which also features a slightly more raised lip around the camera.

The Action button is a cutout rather than a button, and the buttons are plastic rather than the metal found on some other cases.

At 77g, these Rokform cases are the heaviest we’ve tested—nearly twice the weight of the Benks ArmorPro reviewed above—which is probably due to the magnetic nature of the whole case.

Rokform claims both can withstand drops of up to 6 feet (1.8m), one of the highest we’ve seen.

The Rugged Case comes in black only, while the Crystal Case will show off the iPhone’s true body color.

Rokform is soon to announce a new golf-focused iPhone protector with mount attachment, called the Eagle Case.

Pitaka MagEZ Case Pro 4 for iPhone 15 – Slim Protective iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Nice woven aramid fiber design

Smooth texture

MagSafe Compatible

Strong metal camera and button protection




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$69.99 at Pitaka

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 39g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black/Blue (Twill), Black/Grey (Twill), Milky Way, Horizon, Overture, Rhapsody

Available for: All iPhone 15 models

Pitaka is rightly proud of the protective quality of its materials, including aramid fiber, also known as Kevlar. We were most impressed by the high and sturdy camera bump protection, plus the metal button covers.

There are three models of Pitaka cases, with the MagEZ Case Pro 4, as you’d expect, the most protective, built with TPU, Nappa leather and aluminum alloy as well as aramid fiber. It has sturdy metal button covers. The Black/Blue (Twill) is one of my favorite iPhone 15 design looks, and the case feels smooth while still retaining some grip.

Many of the designs offer a cool pixelated look.

The MagEZ Case 4 and StarPeak MagEZ Case 4 have cut-outs for the buttons and are thinner and lighter than the Pro, with “fusion weaving” for a more patterned backplate.

Each case has a built-in NFC chip and serial code that allows you to check the case’s authenticity, as well as access games, wallpapers, and music from PitaStudio.

Extra marks for having all-biodegradable packaging.

Vena vArmor Holster Case – Best protective iPhone 15 case with belt clip holster

Pros

Super protection level

Case fits into robust belt clip holster

USB-C port cover

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

Bulky

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 53g (119g with belt clip)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you don’t want to ruin your suit lining by stuffing a phone into your pocket or your work requires easy access to your phone, a belt-clip holster is a handy way to carry your phone.

The Vena vArmor Holster Case is a two-piece case plus detachable holster that not only offers the belt clip but super protection, too.

Out of the holster, the vArmor case is ultra-robust with dual-layer polycarbonate and TPU corner guards. It looks like a sleek armored tactical vehicle, built for the combat zone—and indeed it claims to be tested to MIL STD 810G-516.6 grade protection. In the holster, it could be Robocop’s phone case. Vena claims it has been tested to drops from above 4 feet. It looks like it could drop from a greater height and just bounce without breaking—we didn’t test this!

While the camera bezel is quite low at 0.75mm, there are individual camera-lens cutouts and even a cover for the USB-C port, which is the first we’ve seen in an iPhone 15 case. This makes it especially useful if you are on a building site or dusty terrain. The front lip is raised 1.8mm.

The clip can swivel up to 270° and can act as a kickstand when not hanging from your belt. Out of the holster the vArmor is MagSafe compatible.

Alternatively from the same manufacturer, the Vena vCommute Wallet Case that cleverly hides a card slot in the removable backplate, but the—up to three—stored cards don’t interfere with a standard Apple pay transaction.

Despite not looking as tough as the vArmor, vena claims that the vCommute has been tested to drops of over 8 feet.

The wallet’s flap can act as a kickstand. You need to remove the wallet case for MagSafe charging. It’s available in three colors: Space Gray/Black; Slate Black; Rose Gold/Red/Black; and Silver/Blue/Black.

Vena’s vCommuteX Case, on the other hand, has a removable wallet attachment within the case that lets you use MagSafe charging without removing the entirety of the case from your phone.

Atom Studios EMF Protection iPhone 15 Case – Best iPhone 15 case with radation protection

Pros

Alara radiation protection

Sustainably conscious materials

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

U.S. only



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 39g

Button covers: Silicone

Action button: Covered

Colors: Arctic Gray, Taupe, Powder Blue, Midnight Plum

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Atom Studios makes iPhone cases with sustainable materials, as reviewed earlier in this feature. Its latest case adds electromagnetic field (EMF) protection that the company claims reduces exposure to cellphone radiation by up to 75%.

To achieve this, Atom uses ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) technology that reshapes a wireless device’s EMF. It doesn’t block or shield your signal—an embedded silver antenna works with your phone to divert cellphone radiation away from your body.

While scientific studies largely state that mobile phone radiation isn’t a major health concern, France recently forced the iPhone 12 off shelves due to radiation worries—although Apple was able to fix the problem with a software update.

All phones emit a electromagnetic radiation called RF, radio frequency—the same type transmitting FM and DAB radio so is everywhere. It becomes a potential problem only when someone is exposed to an unusually high amount of it.

If iPhone radiation worries you, then this case may allay your fears more than other cases.

Apple iPhone 15 FineWoven Case with MagSafe – Replaces Apple’s leather cases, badly

Pros

Smooth texture

Made by Apple

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Stains too easily

Expensive




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₹4,999 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Pacific Blue, Mulberry, Evergreen, Taupe, Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you aren’t bothered about the actual color of your iPhone 15 and are happy to choose a different Apple-approved color for your case, the FineWoven Case adds protection and a soft, almost suede-like feel…

…but not ‘real’ suede as Apple has banished animal leather from its products, which would have pleased vegan co-founder Steve Jobs. Apple hasn’t gone the polyurethane vegan leather route either—it’s all in on anti-leather.

This case is instead made from durable micro twill, a fabric material known for its smooth texture, durability, and subtle diagonal pattern.

Apple does warn that the FineWoven material “may show wear over time”, and that using MagSafe accessories “will leave slight imprints”. However, multiple reports damn the FineWoven Case for easily picking up stains from just about anything they come into contact with.

If you want a leather alternative we recommend the vegan leather MOFT Movas case, reviewed above.

if you are happier with the real thing, there are some great leather cases to choose from, as you’ll find by reading on.

Woolnut Leather Case for iPhone 15 – Best leather iPhone 15 case

Pros

Quality leather

MagSafe compatible

Good protection

Metal buttons



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Green, Black, Gray, Cognac

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Slim but with TPU protective sidewalls and polycarbonate frame plus aluminum buttons, this is a premium leather case that is subtle in its style with full-grain Scandinavian leather shell.

The camera is protected with a 1mm lip, and the screen is protected with raised edges. The new Action button is accessed via a cutout rather than a cover as found on similar leather cases, such as the Mujjo Full Leather Case, reviewed below, which has proper Action buttons on the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max cases but not the 15 and 15 Plus.

The case is blessed with leather’s natural grippiness, although the sides are smooth.

The Woolnut colors are understated but have the luxury air of a plush members club. The Woolnut Leather Case makes the already classy iPhone 15 even more elegant.

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 15 – Best leather iPhone 15 case with wallet card holder

Pros

Stylish

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Cards prevent wireless charging



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 35g (Full Leather Wallet Case)

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered (Pro & Max)

Colors: Light Tan, Black, Monaco Blue, Steel Blue

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Another leather iPhone case maker is Dutch designer Mujjo.

Mujjo has four different cases available for the iPhone 15, and all of them are crafted from premium leather—a material now abandoned by Apple itself.

Eager to win some green points, the company points out that sustainable “DriTan water-free leather tanning” is involved—this uses the moisture already present in the hides. The buttons, camera bump, microfibre lining, and polycarbonate inner shell are made from recycled plastic.

All the cases feature machined-metal buttons and a metal rear camera bump for superior protection.

Mujjo claims that its case for iPhone 13/14 and iPhone 14 Plus fit those models of the iPhone 15, but this compatibility goes against Apple and other case makers’ advice that the new iPhone is very similar in size but different enough to warrant a specific case rather than a case that fits older models. In our tests, the case worked well with the iPhone 15 Pro.

As a result, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus cases feature a cutout rather than a button for the latest iPhone’s Action button, which sits where the old Mute switch was on previous models.

The Mujjo iPhone 15 Pro Shield Case (for iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max) is designed to be super protective, as the name suggests, and is available for the two Pro models of the 15. Mujjo claims that drop protection is rated to 15 feet (5m), and it features an “ImpactCore internal bumper”. Take your choice of colors from Black or Steel Blue. From $64/£59/€59, depending on iPhone model: iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The Mujjo Full Leather Case for iPhone 15 (all models) is a more classic leather case, with a machined-metal rear camera bump that protects lenses. It’s available in Light Tan, Black, or Monaco Blue. (From $49/£49/€49, depending on iPhone model: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone Pro Max)

The Mujjo Full Leather MagSafe Wallet Case for iPhone 15 (all models) turns your iPhone into a physical as well as digital wallet. The leather card pocket can hold two or three bank, ID or travel cards.
Note that the cards must be removed for wireless charging—even with cards removed, the magnetic connection is not as strong as with the cases that don’t include a wallet at the back, although it does still work with MagSafe chargers. To be fair, the same is true for all wallet-cases we tested. Available in Light Tan, Black, or Monaco Blue. From $54/£54/€54, depending on the iPhone model. (iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max)

MOFT Snap Phone Case MOVAS – Best vegan leather iPhone 15 case

Pros

Smooth texture

Vegan leather

Lanyard option

MagSafe compatible



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 32g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Sapphire, Seafoam, Jet Black, Misty Cove

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Somewhere in between real leather and Apple’s FineWoven is vegan leather, and this MOFT case is a great example of the apparently oxymoronic material done well.

The company makes a big deal about the case cover resisting dirt and stains, and not fading, as well as fending off “scratches from everyday items”—so don’t go cutting it with industrial diamonds. We will comment further when we’ve tried the cases for a longer period of time.

It’s soft and smooth with a subtle fake leathery pattern. The case is polycarbonate, with robust aluminum buttons.

You can attach a quick-release lanyard—sold separately—on anchors at the bottom, if you want to keep it with you but out of hand and pocket.

MOFT also sells a Snap Case, in Clear or a rather fine Radiant White—the white model has clear sides. MOFT claims it’s been tested at 5 feet; its front bevel raises 0.92mm above the iPhone screen. The polycarbonate Snap Case has TPE cushioning. The company claims that it has passed a “168-hour yellowing resistance test that is equivalent to over a full year of UV exposure”.

Both types of case have a reassuringly robust 1.2mm camera lip, higher than some cases tested here.

Bellroy Phone Case (3 Card) – Lovely leather iPhone 15 case with card holder and stand

Pros

Stylish

Enclosed 3-card holder

Stand function

Cons

Not MagSafe compatible



MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 43g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Cobalt, Everglade, Terracotta

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you’re not a regular wireless charger, this premium leather iPhone case looks great and offers decent—if not military-level—protection. It looks and feels super-luxe, but it’s not as protective as some of the other cases tested here.

Its hidden bonus is an enclosed wallet card holder—with magnetic closure—that keeps cards more secure than some phone case wallets as it closes tightly shut. When opened it can also act as a phone stand in landscape orientation. Cards slip in and out with ease.

There’s even a little SIM card slot on the inside of the case.

If you do want to wirelessly charge your iPhone, you’ll need to remove the phone from the case, which is simply done.

Aside from the MagSafe limitation, which to be fair is the same as all wallet cases, the compromise you’ll make to have as lovely a case as this is the level of protection. Your phone will be much safer than left without a case but we found the camera and screen lips to be on the low side. That said, it’s a gorgeous phone case.

Decoded Leather Detachable Wallet – Best Wraparound Wallet iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Detachable full wrap cover

Wallet card slots

MagSafe Compatible

Metal buttons

Cons

Heavy



MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 114g (Detachable Wallet Case); 35g without wallet cover

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, True Navy, Clay, Tan

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

While a back case with 1mm raised edges around the front and the camera ring should protect the iPhone from most everyday falls, a full wrap case offers greater all-round protection from scratches and scrapes.

The MagSafe-compliant Decoded iPhone 15 Detachable Wallet Case, crafted from premium full-grain aniline leather and with tougher metal buttons, merges a card or cash wallet and back cover. A magnetic snap band keeps the front of the iPhone securely covered.

There are three card slots, and behind these you could store a few old-fashioned bank notes. One advantage of having the cards facing the front of the iPhone rather than being at the back is a stronger magnetic connection when MagSafe charging.

It’s a modular design, with the phone case magnetically held into the detachable wraparound cover. You can pull it out if you want to revert to just a simple back case. As a combo it’s quite heavy but the ability to detach that part reduces the weight to a more normal 35g.

The company claims it is resilient to drops as high as 1.2m.

Decoded also offers a colorful range of its MagSafe-friendly AntiMicrobial Silicone Back Cover, in the wonderfully named Galactic Blue, Apricot, Astro Dust, Graphene, Lavender and Sage Leaf Green.

Harber Magnetic Envelope Sleeve For iPhone – Best iPhone pouch

Pros

Stylish protective over

Magnetic closure

Felt lining

Can charge within case



MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 70g

Button covers: n/a

Action button: n/a

Colors: Ta, Black, Deep Brown

Available for: iPhone 15/Pro | iPhone 15 Plus/Max

If I could find the snuggest place to keep my iPhone, it would be inside this felt-lined premium full-grain leather sleeve, hand-made in Spain.

Available in three colors, the Harber Magnetic Envelope Sleeve is the height of luxury if you can bear to cover your iPhone’s screen. This is where you can keep your phone when you want some digital detox time away from all that screen temptation. Your eyes, wellbeing and—in this sleeve—your phone will thank you.

The super-soft 100% wool felt lining is anti-static and moisture resistant.

While the screen remains toastily encased, a cutout means you can charge via cable, although certainly not wirelessly. This is where it differs from the Bellroy Phone Pocket, reviewed below, which fully encases the iPhone and has space to spare for cards, notes and even small gadgets yet weighs only 7g more.

You can customize the Harber sleeve with a name or message for a few bucks extra.

Bellroy Phone Pocket – Best fully covered iPhone wallet/pouch

Pros

Completely covers iPhone

Wallet for card, notes and coins

Water resistant leather and zip

Key loop

Cons

Completely covers iPhone



MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 78g

Button covers: n/a

Action button: n/a

Colors: Ink, Bronze

Available for: iPhone 15/Pro | iPhone 15 Plus/Max

This premium leather but tough and water-resistant pouch/wallet can hold your phone plus cards, banknotes and even coins—basically anything you can fit inside. Bellroy claims that it is especially favored by cyclists who like its all-weather protection.

A stretch mesh pocket keeps your phone secured, while a slip pocket holds a couple of cards and a rear pocket holds folded bills. You can also attach a key to the exterior loop.

There are two sizes—one for 6-inch phones such as the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro, and another for larger phones such as the 15 Plus and 15 Pro Max.

Newdery Battery Case – Best battery case for iPhone 15/Pro/Plus/Max

Pros

Built-in high capacity power bank

Cons

Adds bulk to your iPhone



MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 132g (5000mAh), 202g (10000mAh)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15/Pro | iPhone 15 Plus/Max

Since Apple stopped making its own Smart Battery Case for iPhone, we have trusted Newdery’s iPhone battery cases and this continues with the company’s offering for the iPhone 15 family.

There are two models: one with a 5000mAh battery capacity and another with a fat 10000mAh battery. In our tests the 5000mAh battery case recharged an iPhone 15 Pro to very nearly 100%, while the 10000mAh model recharged it over 1.5 times.

The 10000mAh battery case will certainly get you the furthest but is decidedly chunky in order to carry such as large battery pack. It also features magnetic wireless charging for itself but not the phone inside, which charges via the integrated USB-C connector.

The 5000mAh battery case can give you a full recharge—ok, in our tests 95%—and is noticeably thinner although deeper than most of the other cases reviewed here. This lower-capacity model doesn’t charge wirelessly.

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Newdery Battery Case for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro review

Torro Leather iPhone 15 Case – Wide range of leather iPhone 15 cases

Pros

Variety of styles

Wallet-style features stand

Cons

Wallet Case is not MagSafe




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₹9,727 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Leather Bumper Case (yes); Leather Wallet Case (no)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Tan, Dark Brown, Red, Navy Blue, Green

iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

All the Torro cases are handcrafted from premium top-grain US Aniline cowhide leather—in defiance of Apple’s cow-friendly eco strategy.

For protection, Torro claims that its GEO-AS-3 frame includes “specially designed thermoplastic elastomer into the internal structure of the frame”.

The Leather Wallet Case gives an all-around covering and includes an integrated stand function. You can store up to three credit/travel cards, and there’s even a compartment for old-school bank notes.

The iPhone 15 Bumper Case offers a good-looking leather back, TPE frame and side cover with a soft microfibre lining and a raised screen and camera lips for additional layers of protection.

The Leather Flip Case (Pro and Pro Max only) covers both the front and back of the iPhone and stores up to two credit or travel cards.

The Leather Pouch Case fits all 6.1-inch iPhones, including the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. As a holding pouch, this case lets you handle your iPhone as naked as Apple intended, but with drop and scratch protection while you’re on the move. Its quick push release at the base means you can easily remove the phone when you need it. You can charge your phone while it’s in the pouch, both via a USB-C cable and wirelessly at 7.5W.

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Custom design your own iPhone case

Aside from the off-the-shelf iPhone cases reviewed above, there are services that allow you to upload your own photos to be printed onto a variety of cases. You can resize the photos, add patterns and texts in different colors and fonts as well as layout templates.

We tested some of the best DIY iPhone custom design services, and were impressed by Zazzle, Casetify and SkinIt.

Does the iPhone 15 fit cases made for the iPhone 14 or 13?

Some case manufacturers—for example, Mujjo and Zagg—state that their iPhone 13/14 and iPhone 14 Plus cases will also fit the equivalent models of the 15 and that if you are upgrading from one of these models you might be able to switch out your case rather than need to buy a new one. No one claimed that the Pro or Pro Max models would fit earlier phones or vice versa.

However, other case makers specifically advise against this. Ashley Huang, MOFT co-founder and product manager, told Macworld that “the data size is completely different”.

“The corners of this generation of Apple are rounded and thinner than previous models. They do not match each other… Unless the mold is made very loose and not tightly matched, low-priced products that require a very low fit with the phone may have the opportunity to be compatible.”

Totallee stated that the sizes of the iPhone 13/14/15 are “similar but different”. “We design our cases to the exact specifications of each model to ensure an optimal fit.”

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Which phone case material is the strongest and most protective?

Most casemakers claim their products are super protective and pass “military grade” toughness tests.

Kevlar, an organic fiber in the aromatic polyamide (Aramid) family that combines high strength with light weight, is used in Benks and OtterBox cases. According to Scientific American, Kevlar is five times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis and provides reliable performance and solid strength.

It’s the material used for bulletproof vests, cut-resistant gloves and blast and flame barriers. That sounds like more than enough protection for a simple phone case.

But the new tough material on the block is Graphene, which scientists claim is the strongest material ever discovered. “Due to the strength of its 0.142 Nm-long carbon bonds, graphene [has an] ultimate tensile strength of 130,000,000,000 Pascals (or 130 gigapascals), compared to 400,000,000 for A36 structural steel, or 375,700,000 for Aramid (Kevlar)”.

Graphene is apparently 200 times stronger than steel, a substantial increase in strength over Kevlar (5x).

In ballistic tests, graphene was able to absorb approximately 0.92MJ/kg of projectile energy, while steel can typically absorb 0.08MJ/kg when both are being tested at similar speeds.

Graphene’s ability to dissipate energy is due to a high degree of stiffness combined with low density—meaning that energy can move through it very quickly, “allowing for the dissipation of energy from something traveling as fast as a bullet”.

Mobile Phone Accessories, Mobile Phone Cases and Covers

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The iPhone 15 is lots of things, but it isn’t indestructible. Drop it, knock it, or scratch it, and it will suffer damage that no one would wish on their expensive new purchase.

The most obvious way to protect your iPhone 15, 15 Pro, 15 Plus, or 15 Pro Max—aside from leaving it in the box—is to buy a case that will take the hard knocks and scrapes, leaving your iPhone as Apple intended.

A case is more than just a pretty backplate, so we have some expert tips for you to start.

if you want to jump straight to the case reviews below, we start with best clear cases, then look at more colorful cases, followed by the best protective cases for iPhone 15 and then best leather and leather-alternative cases for iPhone 15, and at the end two models of battery case for the iPhone 15 family.

We have tested plain cases, wallet cases, cases that support bike and car mounts, pouches, sleeves and cases with belt-clips.

What to look for in an iPhone case

Protection: According to surveys in the U.S., 45 percent of phone owners will accidentally damage their phones, on average only 10 weeks after purchase. Keep your iPhone in a case and, whichever way it lands, it should be protected from everyday drops. Make sure the case has a raised lip around the front, which will save the screen from a crack when dropped or scratch when placed face down. Look also for a raised edge around the cameras at the back—1mm should be your minimum; some goes as high as 3.6mm.

Apple doesn’t bother, but many case makers claim their cases either meet or exceed “certified military-grade protection”, usually MIL-STD-810G, which is a series of U.S. Department of Defense tests to determine the “overall durability of material system design” of objects. This doesn’t mean you can take them into combat, but does imply that the protection offered is robust and tested. The product should have been sequentially dropped onto each face, edge, and corner for a total of 26 drops onto two-inch thick plywood over concrete.

Big and bulky doesn’t guarantee protection but it’s a fact that for superior protection your case will add more bulk to your iPhone than a flimsy one.

Materials: Thin, soft, and rubbery silicone is a popular phone case material that provides a comfortable grip while not adding any real bulk of the phone. It’s great at protecting a phone from abrasions and scratches but not for fall/drop protection. Silicone can attract dirt more easily and is less durable so you might have to change your case more often than products made with tougher materials. Sand-based silicone is a more sustainable material than oil-based plastic.

More rigid cases are usually built with polycarbonate plastic. Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are more flexible and softer to the touch than Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU), which are also flexible but more rigid. Both are more resistant to scratches, shock, and abrasion than basic polycarbonate. While not as thin as silicone, they aren’t very bulky and are more durable. However, cheaper clear TPU cases can turn yellow after a year or so due to ultraviolet rays. Look for clear cases with anti-yellowing properties.

Stronger still is Kevlar, which you might know is the material used to make bulletproof vests; it’s also known as Aramid Fiber.

Graphene is even stronger. Zagg claims the graphene used in its Denali Snap case is “harder than a diamond, yet more elastic than rubber, and up to 200x stronger than steel”. That suggests a fall onto the pavement might not be fatal for your phone.

Metal button covers feel more robust than plastic. Some cases leave some buttons exposed. This is especially true for the iPhone 15’s new Action button that seems to have caught out a few case manufacturers.

Below our list of the best iPhone 15 cases, we look deeper into which materials offer the best iPhone protection.

Fit: Aside from protective features, make sure you choose the right case for your exact model. That will ensure that it fits correctly over the buttons for uninterrupted use. Note that some case makers have had problems with the new Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, with their cutouts sometimes not fitting exactly. Such problems will be ironed out quickly by trusted case manufacturers, such as those in our iPhone 15 case reviews below, but cheaper online brands may pose more of a risk in this regard.

MagSafe: Also ensure that the case is MagSafe compatible so that you can charge wirelessly with a MagSafe charger while your iPhone 15 stays in its case. Check out our tests of the best MagSafe wireless chargers. You can, of course, still charge via a cable—which will always be the fastest way to charge an iPhone—but make sure you use a USB-C to USB-C cable for iPhone 15 and at least a 20W USB-C charger—we recommend you start with a 30W or 45W charger; check out our recommended best iPhone chargers.

Style: Finally, while protection and charging are key factors to your iPhone 15 case, many of us appreciate some individuality to mark out the phone as ours. If this is important to you, look out for color choice and customization options. The iPhone 15 colors aren’t overly exciting and one of the joys of buying a new phone is getting a new look, as most other things stay the same even with a brand new iPhone.

How we tested

All cases were tested using an iPhone 15 Pro; case weights listed below are for cases designed for that model.

We didn’t throw our phone out of speeding cars or from the top of tall buildings. We have included only trusted brands so we have to take their word for the actual drop testing. But we have had days of hand-on experience with each case reviewed here.

Here we round up the best cases for the Apple iPhone 15 line, from Apple’s own range of cases, which for the first time doesn’t include any leather options, to third-party options that offer leather and other features, colors, and designs that Apple doesn’t.

Clear cases are the best if you want to see the original iPhone color but remember that to support MagSafe each case needs some magnets, which usually means a giant white ring on the back of compatible clear cases. Colored, patterned or leather cases hide their magnets better.

Want to buy a new iPhone 15? Don’t pay more than you need to! We have also collected the best deals for the iPhone 15-series in the U.K. and the best deals for the iPhone 15-series in the U.S. in separate articles.

Best iPhone cases for iPhone 15, 15 Plus, Pro and Pro Max

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Apple iPhone 15 Clear Case with MagSafe – Best clear iPhone 15 case

Pros

Made by Apple

Shows off iPhone’s color

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Expensive

Best Prices Today:

₹4,900 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 29g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Clear

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

This simple, rigid iPhone 15 protective case from Apple is thin and light and doesn’t cover the color of your iPhone 15 that you purposefully chose when you purchased it. Why pick out a pink or yellow iPhone 15, only to cover it up in a black plastic case? With Apple’s Clear case, you get decent protection without ruining the look of the phone, although the prominent MagSafe icon on the back isn’t necessary, surely.

It’s made from a blend of optically clear polycarbonate and other flexible materials, with a scratch-resistant coating on both the inside and outside. While it’s more protective than silicone cases and features a robust-looking 2mm camera lip, you can find tougher cases, which we have reviewed below.

At 29g it’s super light, and while the rigid case adds a little bulk, it’s worth a little compromise for that layer of protection

There are also cheaper clear cases, which we have also tested for you. But the Apple badge is a sure sign of quality, as you’d expect.

The colors on the new iPhone 15 models aren’t exactly exciting, though, so we wouldn’t blame you for deciding on something more joyful.

ESR iPhone 15 Zero Clear Case – Budget clear iPhone 15 case

Pros

Shows off iPhone’s color

Affordable

Cons

Not MagSafe compatible

MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 28g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Clear

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you want basic protection for your new iPhone 15, the clear ESR Zero Clear Case has a 1.2mm front edge to protect the screen and a smaller-than-most 0.7mm camera guard. It’s made from a crystal-clear polymer, which ESR claims resists yellowing for longer than cheaper cases.

It isn’t wireless compatible so you’ll need to flip the case off if charging wirelessly. While it’s not too big a deal, I’d still pay extra upfront not to have to do that every time I want to charge wirelessly.

This bendable case weighs just 28g, although that’s only 1g lighter than Apple’s Clear Case reviewed above.

QDOS Hybrid Cases for iPhone 15 – Budget clear iPhone 15 cases

Pros

Shows off iPhone’s color

Metal buttons on Soft + Snap Case

Affordable

Cons

Basic clear case isn’t MagSafe compatible

MagSafe compatible: Yes, except basic Hybrid Clear case

Weight: 39g (Soft + Snap)

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Clear, Clear/Blue, Clear/Green, Clear/Pink, Clear/Gray, Clear/Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

QDOS has a range of similar but subtly different cases for the iPhone 15 family.

The most basic is the Hybrid Clear Case, which is affordable and does, unlike the ESR Zero case, support wireless charging, although not the faster MagSafe. It has a TPU frame.

One level up is the flexible Hybrid Soft + Snap Case that’s available in a range of clear/colored tones. The Snap part of its name relates to its MagSafe compatibility. MagSafe means a more secure connection, and therefore more efficient power exchange, resulting in a faster charge. It promises superior drop protection with its TPU bumpers, metal buttons, and raised edges protecting the screen and camera lens.

The metal camera guard is one of the toughest we’ve seen in our tests. It weighs 39g—that’s 10g heavier than the Apple Clear Case but hardly a difference you’ll notice in hand or pocket. QDOS claims that 50-73% of the case is made from recycled materials.

The Hybrid Force + Snap Case has a rigid polycarbonate back and a flexible TPU frame with air cushions, compared to the Hybrid Soft’s soft-touch polycarbonate back panel and TPU bumper. It weighs 30g, so is a little lighter—possibly because its button covers are plastic rather than metal. It also has an antimicrobial treatment that QDOS claims “eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria”. The camera lip is a protective 2mm but plastic rather than the metal as found on the Soft + Snap Case.

All three cases can absorb falls up to 2m, claims QDOS, and feature an anti-yellowing agent for “long-lasting transparency”.

Aside from its clear cases, QDOS also sells a Touch Pure + Snap Case range of colored cases that are MagSafe compatible, in blue, green, pink, gray, and black. It features a rigid polycarbonate back with a liquid silicone coating.

ESR iPhone 15 Classic Hybrid Case with Stash Stand – Best clear iPhone 15 case with stand

Pros

Shows off iPhone’s true color

MagSafe compatible

Built-in kickstand

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Clear, Clear/Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

A more functional clear option is ESR’s Classic Hybrid Case with Stash Stand, available for all models of the iPhone 15 family. Make sure you choose your exact model.

It is transparent aside from the giant MagSafe icon, MagSafe compatible and more affordable than the Apple clear case. And the kickstand is an added bonus, working in both landscape and portrait modes.

The metal stand is an extra camera guard when not in use. ESR even suggests you can use it to carry your iPhone on your finger when your hands are full. If so, you’ll be interested in the protection it offers if it slides off your finger…

There’s the usual tough talk of military-grade protection, with the case featuring shock-absorbing AirGuard corners and a decent 1.6mm camera lip. At 40g, it’s one of the heavier clear cases, which is caused by the handy kickstand.

ESR

ESR has a range of iPhone 15 cases. The toughest is the iPhone 15 Armor Tough Case with Stash Stand (above), which features a two-part rugged MagSafe case with Stash Stand, built-in tempered-glass screen protector, dual-layer edges and even individual Armorite lens protectors. Unlike the Hybrid Case it covers the iPhone’s Action button for extra protection.

iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Thinborne iPhone 15 Pro Aramid Fiber Case – Super-thin iPhone 15 case

Pros

Minimal design

Cons

Minimal protection

Difficult to remove

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 22g

Button covers: None

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you don’t want to add weight or bulk to your iPhone, this wafer of a case is barely noticeable and is easily the lightest and thinnest case we have tested.

The buttons are not covered, which makes them more responsive than under the button covers of some of the other cases reviewed here.

The compromise for the sleekness is minimal level of protection. Made of 600D Aramid Fiber (aka bullet-proof Kevlar) it is tough and will save the back of your iPhone from scratches and everyday wear and tear, but it doesn’t offer any real drop protection. The case certainly adds some grip to the phone, which should make it less likely to fall from your hand in the first place, and the corners of the phone are covered but with no true impact resistance.

We also found the case to be the hardest to prise off the iPhone. There’s no real reason to remove it as it is MagSafe compatible but if you do feel the need for your phone to be free, you’ll have to follow video instructions to work out how (basically press the case up from the top corners).

Apple iPhone 15 Silicone Case with MagSafe – Popular, Apple-branded colorful case range

Pros

Made by Apple

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Not as protective as others

Expensive

Best Prices Today:

₹4,900 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 30g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Guava, Orange Sorbet, Winter Blue, Black, Storm Blue, Clay. Light Pink, Cypress

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The smooth Apple Silicone case is a classic, popular protective iPhone covering—available in the widest range of colors. There’s enough choice here to satisfy most people, but if you prefer to see the color of the iPhone itself, look to a clear case; see above.

Inside, the lining is soft microfiber to protect the iPhone itself from scratches.

There’s nothing particularly special about this Apple case apart from the fact that it’s made by Apple and has the famous logo on the back, but it is colorful and as protective as you need for everyday calamities except big falls. If you are prone to dropping your phone, look for cases made from TPU, Kevlar or Graphene.

Pleasingly, you get the Apple logo on the back of the case rather than the huge MagSafe ring on the clear cases.

You can’t go wrong buying an Apple-made case, but you can find more options elsewhere. For an even wider range of colors in a more protective shell, look at the OtterBox Symmetry cases, described later in this article.

Casetify Ultra Bounce Case – Best custom iPhone 15 cases

Pros

Plenty of customization options

Protection levels

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

Expensive

Best Prices Today:

$72 at Casetify

MagSafe compatible: Yes (where stated)

Weight: 69g (Ultra Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Multiple customization options

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Admit it… the iPhone 15 colors are, well, dull. The yellow one is particularly soft compared to the canary yellow found with the iPhone 14. Covering it up might be the best way to add some preoper personality.

The most customizable range of iPhone 15 cases we’ve seen are from Casetify, where you can choose colors, patterns, prints, artists, and personalization options, as well as several levels of protection.

These cases are more expensive than the standard, but you pay for the widest range of design options. The level of choice is almost overwhelming and you’ll have fun choosing the case that looks just right for you.

You can add a name or short word, plus add hearts and stars, fonts, and text colors if you desire.

Casetify also offers a range of protection levels: Basic (4.9ft drop protection), Strong (8.2ft drop protection, 3x MIL-STD-810G), Extreme (Bounce corners, 21.3 ft. drop protection, 6x MIL-STD-810G) and, for the 15 Pro and Pro Max, Ultra (Ultra Bounce corners, 32.8 ft. drop protection, 10x MIL-STD-810G, 6-layered rugged protection).

We tested the Ultra, and it looks and feels impressively robust with giant corner protectors, camera lens covers and a grippy feels. As such it is quite bulky, and at 69g heavier than most—but if you’re after piece of mind, then this level of case protection is hard to beat.

The Impact Ring case features the tallest camera-protecting lip at 3.6mm, the biggest we’ve seen in our tests. The other Casetify cases have camera lips between 1.4mm (Mirror) and 1.7mm (Impact and Bounce)—better than the 1mm seen on some cases.

Some cases feature a pull-out ring stand, which is otherwise hidden in the camera ring.

You’ll find all the customization options direct from Casetify—see the links above—and a wide selection on Amazon.com for U.S. customers. Casetify also sells a range of attachable lanyard rope and chain straps, plus one that floats.

Casely iPhone 15 Classic and Bold Cases – Best iPhone 15 case for colorful protection

Pros

Optional protection levels

MagSafe Compatible

Design options

Best Prices Today:

$30 at Casely

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 51g (Bold Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Over 60 designs available

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

While not quite as customizable as the Casetify iPhone 15 cases, the range of Casely design options is almost overwhelming. You might end up buying more than one!

Aside from the 60+ designs, you can choose between the Classic and Bold case models for each type of iPhone 15. The Classic Collection is lighter and more flexible with a glossy finish, while the Bold Collection is more protective and comes with a matte finish.

We particularly liked the ribbed sides on the Bold models, which adds real grip, making it less likely that you’ll drop your iPhone in the first place—but if you do there’s impressive 8-foot drop protection and a 3mm raised screen lip (only 1mm on the Classic), one of the highest we’ve tested. The camera edge could be a little higher but we are big fans nonetheless.

Casely adds small shipping fees, which are calculated at final checkout. A sample of the cases are also available on Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K. (15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max).

STM Focus iPhone 15 Cases – Best iPhone 15 case for mindfulness

Pros

Mindfulness features

MagSafe Compatible

Best Prices Today:

₹4,039 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g (Reveal Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Three designs, each in two colors

Available for: iPhone 15 all models

STM has an interesting take on the iPhone case, with its Focus range offering wellness and mindfulness features. There are three models for each of the iPhone 15 family, each with built-in interactive elements such as stress-relief textures, flowing sand and heat-responsive images that encourage tactile interaction and focus.

Mindfulness and focusing on the present have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, and even lower blood pressure and improve sleep.

The Reawaken case features a contoured surface that you can run your fingers across for tactile feedback to take your mind off the busy day and back to yourself.

Relax boasts Focuscape flowing sand technology that you can watch slowly descend as you rotate your phone, like a slow-motion snow globe. In our testing, this case garnered a lot of positive attention from people who played with it.

Reveal includes a heat-reactive overlay that uncovers colors when touched by your body heat, again making you focus on the present and momentarily forget the stresses of the day.

Each MagSafe-ready case is made of polycarbonate and impact-absorbing TPU for scratch and drop protection.

Mous Limitless 5.0, Collabs and Clarity Cases for iPhone 15 – Wide range of designs

Pros

High protection level

MagSafe Compatible

Design options

Best Prices Today:

₹15,405 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 44g (Limitless Case)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Walnut, Bamboo, Speckled Black, Black Leather, Aramid Fiber, Silver Pearl, plus Atlantic Blue and Forest Green cases (Pro/Max only); Collabs designs

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

London-based Mous made a viral name for itself by showcasing the durability of its Limitless phone cases through extreme stunts, such as dropping phones from helicopters, cranes and bungee jumps, throwing them from speeding F1 cars, and freefalling from a 100mph zipline.

The wide range of colored and textured Limitless 5.0 cases offer impact protection with “AiroShock defensive technology”, a camera bump and rigid TPU materials. Each case features “rippled grip ribs” to prevent slips, plus eyelets to work with wrist straps and phone slings.

Mous also offers a clear case called Clarity with the same protective features but transparent, with anti-yellowing UV resistance. For the iPhone 15, Mous has partnered with artists and brands such as Kelly Anna, Henry Fraser, Ben Eine and Storror to create the Collabs range of unique, vibrant case designs for the Clarity that you won’t find elsewhere. At the moment the Collabs range is available only in the U.K.

There is also a range of Mous mounts for bikes, cars and motorbiles that work with the company’s Interlock Case.

Bonus points for having recyclable packaging.

Wave Case for iPhone 15 – Best Sustainable iPhone 15 Eco Case

Pros

Biodegradable and plastic-free

MagSafe-compatible option

Color options

Cons

Not all models are MagSafe compatible

MagSafe compatible: Yes (where stated)

Weight: 39g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black, Yellow, Turquoise, Pink, Khaki, Red, Blue, White

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

With the Wave range of biodegradable iPhone cases you can protect your phone and the planet, reducing your plastic consumption.

The plant-based phone cases are made from two commonly used biodegradable polymers. Known for its rigid and transparent properties PLA (Polylactic Acid) is derived from renewable resources such as wheat straw. PBAT (Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate) is a biodegradable copolyester that offers flexibility and durability. Together they make an eco-friendly material that works well for phone protection.

Despite being plastic free the smooth but grippy Wave cases have “been “military grade” drop protection, shock absorbing corners and also feature a generous protective 2mm lip around the screen and camera.

Sustainable products can be boring but the Wave cases come in a wide range of bright colors and printed designs. The case material adds a natural fleck to the design.

The standard and Etched case designs aren’t MagSafe compatible but will charge wirelessly. However, you can pay a little more for an integrated magnet that makes the case MagSafe compatible.

The Wave case won’t biodegrade before you buy your replacement phone, and you can either dispose of it using industrial composting facilities or post it back to Wave to recycle, who will then send you a 20% discount on your next case.

Atom Studios Wood Fiber iPhone 15 Case – Sustainable iPhone 15 Eco Case

Pros

Sustainably conscious materials

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

U.S. only

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 50g (Wood Fiber), 41g (Silicone)

Button covers: Wood Fiber or Silicone

Action button: Covered

Colors: Blue (Wood Fiber), Carbon Black (Silicone), Stone Beige (Silicone)

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Another company with sustainability top of its mind is Atom Studios, which has a small but attractive range of iPhone cases available to U.S.-based customers only.

All models of iPhone 15 have two options of the stylish Silicone Case, either in black or beige. They look great, and it’s heartening to know that sand-based silicone is more sustainable than single-use plastic.

The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max cases include the silicone cases and add a unique-looking case mostly made from recycled Wood Fiber. This Wood Fiber Case includes a ridged back that adds extra grip.

The top part of each of the case backs, including the camera ring, are made from recycled anodized aluminum. All packaging is 100% recyclable, and even uses plant-based inks.

Atom Studios claims the cases have 10-foot drop protection.

OtterBox OtterGrip Symmetry – Best iPhone 15 Case with grip

Pros

Built-in grip

MagSafe Compatible

Design options

Best Prices Today:

₹8,379 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 51g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Yellow, Camo Gray, Spotty Brown, Green (plant), Blue

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

OtterBox is a well-known accessory maker, particularly in its protective phone cases. It has a wide range of well-made and trustworthy iPhone 15 cases.

If you like a case with an added something, the OtterGrip provides you with a an integrated pull-out grip that pings back flat when not in use. Pressed flat you wouldn’t know it is there, and it works well with MagSafe charging. Its rigid polycarbonate shell with shock-absorbing sides feels solid without adding much bulk, and OtterBox claims it is tested to “3x military standards”.

OtterBox’s seriously protective case goes by the tough title of Defender Series XT. The Woodland Camo color option looks the toughest—which lives up to its claimed 5x military testing—but this case is also available in a flowery Orchid design. It’s a two-piece pressure-fitted design that means you won’t want to be removing it often but you shouldn’t have to as it charges via MagSafe even in the rugged super-grippy case. The camera bump feels super-robust, and the charging port is covered for extra dust and dirt protection. The Defender Series XT has an optional $15 belt-clip holster, and you can add a lanyard to the standard case.

Other OtterBox iPhone 15 cases offer even more color and design choices. The Symmetry range comes in cool colors such as Soft Sunset, Green Juice and Sunstone, and there’s a fancy new clear Passport case (for 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max) with maps of iconic cities such as New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.

AmazingThing Titan Pro Magnetic Case Wallet Set

Pros

Detachable grip/stand/wallet

MagSafe Compatible

Color options

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 35g (86g with stand/wallet)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Neon Green, Neon Pink, Blue, Gray, Black

Available for: iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

AmazingThing’s really amazing thing is its surprisingly affordable Titan Pro Magnetic Case Wallet in bright neon green or pink… plus blue, black and gray. We haven’t seen as eye-catching a case as these neon versions. You won’t need FindMyPhone to locate your missing device if it’s wrapped in one of these!

The wallet can hold three cards and is detachable from the iPhone case. It also includes a stand (lanscape and portrait modes) that doubles up as a grip.

There’s also a less-neon Titan Pro Magnetic Case Grip Ring Set that swaps the wallet for a metal ring grip that also works as a stand.

Note that you need to take off the grip/wallet/stand to achieve MagSafe charging.

Both cases feel robust and the company makes the usual US Military Standard MIL-STD-810H 516.8 claims. It also proud of its “German Anti-Yellowing Material” that resists clouding and discoloration.

Incipio Cru iPhone 15 Case – Wide range of designs

Pros

High protection level

MagSafe Compatible

Design options

Cons

U.S. only

Best Prices Today:

₹14,671 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black/Blue (Twill), Black/Grey (Twill), Milky Way, Horizon, Overture, Rhapsody

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

These TPU-constructed iPhone 15 cru and forme cases from Incipio claim that the have been drop tested from between 8 and 10 feet, which is one of the highest claims we’ve seen, aside from the Mous cases, reviewed above, that have been dropped from cranes and hot-air balloons.

They come in a variety of designs from tough camo looks to delicate flower motifs. The cru case comes in faux leather, textile, or camo. Forme is available in Eternal Spring, Digital Disruption, Interstellar and a very over-the-top Pop Pink Glitter design.

Packaging is recycled and recyclable.

Torras UPro iPhone 15 Case – Wide range of colored clear stand cases

Pros

MagSafe Compatible

Built-in stand options

Color options

Best Prices Today:

₹6,905 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 41g (OStand)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Navy Blue, Light Blue, Pink, Purple, Clear Glitter, Light Green, Alpine Green

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The Torras range of cases is special in its wide range of tints and different options for types of stand. These are some of the best iPhone stand cases we’ve tested.

There are three versions of stand: rotatable OStand (which cleverly uses the magnetic ring as the stand, and doubles as a ring holder for one-finger handling), PStand (a straight stand at the foot of the case, apparently inspired by sports-car door handles), and LStand (using the case’s protective camera ring).

The cases are slim but still offer decent protection. Torras claims its shock-absorbing “ShockMAT technology” gives 12-foot drop protection, and the clear cases are resistant to yellowing.

Zagg Denali Snap Case for iPhone 15 – Best Protective iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Super protection level

Kickstand option

MagSafe Compatible

Color options

Best Prices Today:

₹14,791 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 52g (Denali Snap)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Rust, Moss, Navy, Purple (Black only outside the U.S.)

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Boasting a claimed 16-foot (5m) drop protection, the Zagg Denali Snap is an ultra-protective iPhone 15 case that is surprisingly not as bulky as a brick.

This is down to its Graphene-infused back plate. Graphene is the strongest material known to man, and, I presume, any animal. See below this list of recommended iPhone 15 cases for more on the most protective phone case materials. The case’s border features TPU. The camera lip isn’t as high as on some cases but it should protect the lenses when the phone is placed down flat.

Zagg even offers a “limited” lifetime warranty against wear and damage. You’re unlikely to still be needing an iPhone 15 case in a decade or so, but we appreciate the warranty.

Its rugged, textured finish adds a good grip, and when it’s not in your hand there’s an option for an integrated metal kickstand that works in both landscape and portrait modes.

An antimicrobial treatment promises no smelly bacteria taking home on your case.

Zagg has a few iPhone 15 case models to choose from, including a clear case called Crystal Palace, available in MagSafe (Crystal Palace Snap) or non-MagSafe versions. Its 13-foot (4m) drop protection is still impressive.

Benks MagClap ArmorPro – Best Slim Protective iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Nice woven kevlar design

Extremely protective but slim

Metal buttons on the ArmorPro

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

Buttons less protected on the ArmorAir.

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 38g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you want something to really shield your new iPhone, the Benks MagClap ArmorPro is a grippy protective case that the maker is very proud to tell you is made from “3X military standard aerospace-grade 600D DuPont Kavlar fiber”—a super-strong material used in body armor and bulletproof vests, so it should be up to the job. It’s a woven fiber, which gives it a very slight textured feel, which should help stop the iPhone from falling out of your hand. That said, it still feels pretty smooth in our hands-on experience with the case.

On the back, you’ll find a metal frame giving raised protection around the camera lenses—one of the best we’ve seen. The buttons on the sides are nicely solid in the TPU frame that offers superior shock resistance.

It weighs 39g, which is light for a case offering such protection.

Benks also sells a lighter MagClap ArmorAir model that has exposed buttons and no TPU frame. The ArmorPro can withstand a 6-foot drop; the ArmorAir just 4ft.

Both are MagSafe compatible, and priced the same.

The iPhone 15 version of the Benks case also fitted our iPhone 13, so we’d expect the same for the 15 Plus.

Rokform Rugged or Crystal Case – Best Protective iPhone 15 Case with mounts and magnets

Pros

Super protection level

MagSafe Compatible

Magnetic case

Bike/Car mount system

Cons

Slightly chunkier than others

Best Prices Today:

₹17,282 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 77g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black or Clear

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The most protective iPhone 15 cases we’ve seen are Rokform’s aptly named Rugged Case and its transparent sibling, the Crystal Case, which is less aptly named for such a shatter-proof case…

These are especially interesting as they both feature N52 Neodymium magnets that mean you can very securely clamp your encased iPhone onto any metal surface, plus Rokform’s RokLock twist-lock mounting system for twist lock bike mounts, motorcycle mounts and car and golf-cart mounts.

Both impact-resistant polycarbonate protective shells feature reinforced corners and extra camera protection that makes them a little chunkier than standard cases but reassuringly so, and not ridiculous. It is more rigid than the Zagg Denali Snap case, which also features a slightly more raised lip around the camera.

The Action button is a cutout rather than a button, and the buttons are plastic rather than the metal found on some other cases.

At 77g, these Rokform cases are the heaviest we’ve tested—nearly twice the weight of the Benks ArmorPro reviewed above—which is probably due to the magnetic nature of the whole case.

Rokform claims both can withstand drops of up to 6 feet (1.8m), one of the highest we’ve seen.

The Rugged Case comes in black only, while the Crystal Case will show off the iPhone’s true body color.

Rokform is soon to announce a new golf-focused iPhone protector with mount attachment, called the Eagle Case.

Pitaka MagEZ Case Pro 4 for iPhone 15 – Slim Protective iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Nice woven aramid fiber design

Smooth texture

MagSafe Compatible

Strong metal camera and button protection

Best Prices Today:

$69.99 at Pitaka

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 39g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black/Blue (Twill), Black/Grey (Twill), Milky Way, Horizon, Overture, Rhapsody

Available for: All iPhone 15 models

Pitaka is rightly proud of the protective quality of its materials, including aramid fiber, also known as Kevlar. We were most impressed by the high and sturdy camera bump protection, plus the metal button covers.

There are three models of Pitaka cases, with the MagEZ Case Pro 4, as you’d expect, the most protective, built with TPU, Nappa leather and aluminum alloy as well as aramid fiber. It has sturdy metal button covers. The Black/Blue (Twill) is one of my favorite iPhone 15 design looks, and the case feels smooth while still retaining some grip.

Many of the designs offer a cool pixelated look.

The MagEZ Case 4 and StarPeak MagEZ Case 4 have cut-outs for the buttons and are thinner and lighter than the Pro, with “fusion weaving” for a more patterned backplate.

Each case has a built-in NFC chip and serial code that allows you to check the case’s authenticity, as well as access games, wallpapers, and music from PitaStudio.

Extra marks for having all-biodegradable packaging.

Vena vArmor Holster Case – Best protective iPhone 15 case with belt clip holster

Pros

Super protection level

Case fits into robust belt clip holster

USB-C port cover

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

Bulky

Best Prices Today:

$39.99 at Vena₹6,463 at Amazon

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 53g (119g with belt clip)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you don’t want to ruin your suit lining by stuffing a phone into your pocket or your work requires easy access to your phone, a belt-clip holster is a handy way to carry your phone.

The Vena vArmor Holster Case is a two-piece case plus detachable holster that not only offers the belt clip but super protection, too.

Out of the holster, the vArmor case is ultra-robust with dual-layer polycarbonate and TPU corner guards. It looks like a sleek armored tactical vehicle, built for the combat zone—and indeed it claims to be tested to MIL STD 810G-516.6 grade protection. In the holster, it could be Robocop’s phone case. Vena claims it has been tested to drops from above 4 feet. It looks like it could drop from a greater height and just bounce without breaking—we didn’t test this!

While the camera bezel is quite low at 0.75mm, there are individual camera-lens cutouts and even a cover for the USB-C port, which is the first we’ve seen in an iPhone 15 case. This makes it especially useful if you are on a building site or dusty terrain. The front lip is raised 1.8mm.

The clip can swivel up to 270° and can act as a kickstand when not hanging from your belt. Out of the holster the vArmor is MagSafe compatible.

Alternatively from the same manufacturer, the Vena vCommute Wallet Case that cleverly hides a card slot in the removable backplate, but the—up to three—stored cards don’t interfere with a standard Apple pay transaction.

Despite not looking as tough as the vArmor, vena claims that the vCommute has been tested to drops of over 8 feet.

The wallet’s flap can act as a kickstand. You need to remove the wallet case for MagSafe charging. It’s available in three colors: Space Gray/Black; Slate Black; Rose Gold/Red/Black; and Silver/Blue/Black.

Vena’s vCommuteX Case, on the other hand, has a removable wallet attachment within the case that lets you use MagSafe charging without removing the entirety of the case from your phone.

Atom Studios EMF Protection iPhone 15 Case – Best iPhone 15 case with radation protection

Pros

Alara radiation protection

Sustainably conscious materials

MagSafe Compatible

Cons

U.S. only

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 39g

Button covers: Silicone

Action button: Covered

Colors: Arctic Gray, Taupe, Powder Blue, Midnight Plum

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Atom Studios makes iPhone cases with sustainable materials, as reviewed earlier in this feature. Its latest case adds electromagnetic field (EMF) protection that the company claims reduces exposure to cellphone radiation by up to 75%.

To achieve this, Atom uses ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) technology that reshapes a wireless device’s EMF. It doesn’t block or shield your signal—an embedded silver antenna works with your phone to divert cellphone radiation away from your body.

While scientific studies largely state that mobile phone radiation isn’t a major health concern, France recently forced the iPhone 12 off shelves due to radiation worries—although Apple was able to fix the problem with a software update.

All phones emit a electromagnetic radiation called RF, radio frequency—the same type transmitting FM and DAB radio so is everywhere. It becomes a potential problem only when someone is exposed to an unusually high amount of it.

If iPhone radiation worries you, then this case may allay your fears more than other cases.

Apple iPhone 15 FineWoven Case with MagSafe – Replaces Apple’s leather cases, badly

Pros

Smooth texture

Made by Apple

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Stains too easily

Expensive

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MagSafe compatible: Yes

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Pacific Blue, Mulberry, Evergreen, Taupe, Black

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you aren’t bothered about the actual color of your iPhone 15 and are happy to choose a different Apple-approved color for your case, the FineWoven Case adds protection and a soft, almost suede-like feel…

…but not ‘real’ suede as Apple has banished animal leather from its products, which would have pleased vegan co-founder Steve Jobs. Apple hasn’t gone the polyurethane vegan leather route either—it’s all in on anti-leather.

This case is instead made from durable micro twill, a fabric material known for its smooth texture, durability, and subtle diagonal pattern.

Apple does warn that the FineWoven material “may show wear over time”, and that using MagSafe accessories “will leave slight imprints”. However, multiple reports damn the FineWoven Case for easily picking up stains from just about anything they come into contact with.

If you want a leather alternative we recommend the vegan leather MOFT Movas case, reviewed above.

if you are happier with the real thing, there are some great leather cases to choose from, as you’ll find by reading on.

Woolnut Leather Case for iPhone 15 – Best leather iPhone 15 case

Pros

Quality leather

MagSafe compatible

Good protection

Metal buttons

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 40g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Green, Black, Gray, Cognac

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Slim but with TPU protective sidewalls and polycarbonate frame plus aluminum buttons, this is a premium leather case that is subtle in its style with full-grain Scandinavian leather shell.

The camera is protected with a 1mm lip, and the screen is protected with raised edges. The new Action button is accessed via a cutout rather than a cover as found on similar leather cases, such as the Mujjo Full Leather Case, reviewed below, which has proper Action buttons on the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max cases but not the 15 and 15 Plus.

The case is blessed with leather’s natural grippiness, although the sides are smooth.

The Woolnut colors are understated but have the luxury air of a plush members club. The Woolnut Leather Case makes the already classy iPhone 15 even more elegant.

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 15 – Best leather iPhone 15 case with wallet card holder

Pros

Stylish

MagSafe compatible

Cons

Cards prevent wireless charging

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 35g (Full Leather Wallet Case)

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered (Pro & Max)

Colors: Light Tan, Black, Monaco Blue, Steel Blue

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Another leather iPhone case maker is Dutch designer Mujjo.

Mujjo has four different cases available for the iPhone 15, and all of them are crafted from premium leather—a material now abandoned by Apple itself.

Eager to win some green points, the company points out that sustainable “DriTan water-free leather tanning” is involved—this uses the moisture already present in the hides. The buttons, camera bump, microfibre lining, and polycarbonate inner shell are made from recycled plastic.

All the cases feature machined-metal buttons and a metal rear camera bump for superior protection.

Mujjo claims that its case for iPhone 13/14 and iPhone 14 Plus fit those models of the iPhone 15, but this compatibility goes against Apple and other case makers’ advice that the new iPhone is very similar in size but different enough to warrant a specific case rather than a case that fits older models. In our tests, the case worked well with the iPhone 15 Pro.

As a result, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus cases feature a cutout rather than a button for the latest iPhone’s Action button, which sits where the old Mute switch was on previous models.

The Mujjo iPhone 15 Pro Shield Case (for iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max) is designed to be super protective, as the name suggests, and is available for the two Pro models of the 15. Mujjo claims that drop protection is rated to 15 feet (5m), and it features an “ImpactCore internal bumper”. Take your choice of colors from Black or Steel Blue. From $64/£59/€59, depending on iPhone model: iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

The Mujjo Full Leather Case for iPhone 15 (all models) is a more classic leather case, with a machined-metal rear camera bump that protects lenses. It’s available in Light Tan, Black, or Monaco Blue. (From $49/£49/€49, depending on iPhone model: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone Pro Max)

The Mujjo Full Leather MagSafe Wallet Case for iPhone 15 (all models) turns your iPhone into a physical as well as digital wallet. The leather card pocket can hold two or three bank, ID or travel cards.Note that the cards must be removed for wireless charging—even with cards removed, the magnetic connection is not as strong as with the cases that don’t include a wallet at the back, although it does still work with MagSafe chargers. To be fair, the same is true for all wallet-cases we tested. Available in Light Tan, Black, or Monaco Blue. From $54/£54/€54, depending on the iPhone model. (iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max)

MOFT Snap Phone Case MOVAS – Best vegan leather iPhone 15 case

Pros

Smooth texture

Vegan leather

Lanyard option

MagSafe compatible

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 32g

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Sapphire, Seafoam, Jet Black, Misty Cove

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

Somewhere in between real leather and Apple’s FineWoven is vegan leather, and this MOFT case is a great example of the apparently oxymoronic material done well.

The company makes a big deal about the case cover resisting dirt and stains, and not fading, as well as fending off “scratches from everyday items”—so don’t go cutting it with industrial diamonds. We will comment further when we’ve tried the cases for a longer period of time.

It’s soft and smooth with a subtle fake leathery pattern. The case is polycarbonate, with robust aluminum buttons.

You can attach a quick-release lanyard—sold separately—on anchors at the bottom, if you want to keep it with you but out of hand and pocket.

MOFT also sells a Snap Case, in Clear or a rather fine Radiant White—the white model has clear sides. MOFT claims it’s been tested at 5 feet; its front bevel raises 0.92mm above the iPhone screen. The polycarbonate Snap Case has TPE cushioning. The company claims that it has passed a “168-hour yellowing resistance test that is equivalent to over a full year of UV exposure”.

Both types of case have a reassuringly robust 1.2mm camera lip, higher than some cases tested here.

Bellroy Phone Case (3 Card) – Lovely leather iPhone 15 case with card holder and stand

Pros

Stylish

Enclosed 3-card holder

Stand function

Cons

Not MagSafe compatible

MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 43g

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Cobalt, Everglade, Terracotta

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

If you’re not a regular wireless charger, this premium leather iPhone case looks great and offers decent—if not military-level—protection. It looks and feels super-luxe, but it’s not as protective as some of the other cases tested here.

Its hidden bonus is an enclosed wallet card holder—with magnetic closure—that keeps cards more secure than some phone case wallets as it closes tightly shut. When opened it can also act as a phone stand in landscape orientation. Cards slip in and out with ease.

There’s even a little SIM card slot on the inside of the case.

If you do want to wirelessly charge your iPhone, you’ll need to remove the phone from the case, which is simply done.

Aside from the MagSafe limitation, which to be fair is the same as all wallet cases, the compromise you’ll make to have as lovely a case as this is the level of protection. Your phone will be much safer than left without a case but we found the camera and screen lips to be on the low side. That said, it’s a gorgeous phone case.

Decoded Leather Detachable Wallet – Best Wraparound Wallet iPhone 15 Case

Pros

Detachable full wrap cover

Wallet card slots

MagSafe Compatible

Metal buttons

Cons

Heavy

MagSafe compatible: Yes

Weight: 114g (Detachable Wallet Case); 35g without wallet cover

Button covers: Metal

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, True Navy, Clay, Tan

Available for: iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

While a back case with 1mm raised edges around the front and the camera ring should protect the iPhone from most everyday falls, a full wrap case offers greater all-round protection from scratches and scrapes.

The MagSafe-compliant Decoded iPhone 15 Detachable Wallet Case, crafted from premium full-grain aniline leather and with tougher metal buttons, merges a card or cash wallet and back cover. A magnetic snap band keeps the front of the iPhone securely covered.

There are three card slots, and behind these you could store a few old-fashioned bank notes. One advantage of having the cards facing the front of the iPhone rather than being at the back is a stronger magnetic connection when MagSafe charging.

It’s a modular design, with the phone case magnetically held into the detachable wraparound cover. You can pull it out if you want to revert to just a simple back case. As a combo it’s quite heavy but the ability to detach that part reduces the weight to a more normal 35g.

The company claims it is resilient to drops as high as 1.2m.

Decoded also offers a colorful range of its MagSafe-friendly AntiMicrobial Silicone Back Cover, in the wonderfully named Galactic Blue, Apricot, Astro Dust, Graphene, Lavender and Sage Leaf Green.

Harber Magnetic Envelope Sleeve For iPhone – Best iPhone pouch

Pros

Stylish protective over

Magnetic closure

Felt lining

Can charge within case

MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 70g

Button covers: n/a

Action button: n/a

Colors: Ta, Black, Deep Brown

Available for: iPhone 15/Pro | iPhone 15 Plus/Max

If I could find the snuggest place to keep my iPhone, it would be inside this felt-lined premium full-grain leather sleeve, hand-made in Spain.

Available in three colors, the Harber Magnetic Envelope Sleeve is the height of luxury if you can bear to cover your iPhone’s screen. This is where you can keep your phone when you want some digital detox time away from all that screen temptation. Your eyes, wellbeing and—in this sleeve—your phone will thank you.

The super-soft 100% wool felt lining is anti-static and moisture resistant.

While the screen remains toastily encased, a cutout means you can charge via cable, although certainly not wirelessly. This is where it differs from the Bellroy Phone Pocket, reviewed below, which fully encases the iPhone and has space to spare for cards, notes and even small gadgets yet weighs only 7g more.

You can customize the Harber sleeve with a name or message for a few bucks extra.

Bellroy Phone Pocket – Best fully covered iPhone wallet/pouch

Pros

Completely covers iPhone

Wallet for card, notes and coins

Water resistant leather and zip

Key loop

Cons

Completely covers iPhone

MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 78g

Button covers: n/a

Action button: n/a

Colors: Ink, Bronze

Available for: iPhone 15/Pro | iPhone 15 Plus/Max

This premium leather but tough and water-resistant pouch/wallet can hold your phone plus cards, banknotes and even coins—basically anything you can fit inside. Bellroy claims that it is especially favored by cyclists who like its all-weather protection.

A stretch mesh pocket keeps your phone secured, while a slip pocket holds a couple of cards and a rear pocket holds folded bills. You can also attach a key to the exterior loop.

There are two sizes—one for 6-inch phones such as the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro, and another for larger phones such as the 15 Plus and 15 Pro Max.

Newdery Battery Case – Best battery case for iPhone 15/Pro/Plus/Max

Pros

Built-in high capacity power bank

Cons

Adds bulk to your iPhone

MagSafe compatible: No

Weight: 132g (5000mAh), 202g (10000mAh)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Cutout

Colors: Black

Available for: iPhone 15/Pro | iPhone 15 Plus/Max

Since Apple stopped making its own Smart Battery Case for iPhone, we have trusted Newdery’s iPhone battery cases and this continues with the company’s offering for the iPhone 15 family.

There are two models: one with a 5000mAh battery capacity and another with a fat 10000mAh battery. In our tests the 5000mAh battery case recharged an iPhone 15 Pro to very nearly 100%, while the 10000mAh model recharged it over 1.5 times.

The 10000mAh battery case will certainly get you the furthest but is decidedly chunky in order to carry such as large battery pack. It also features magnetic wireless charging for itself but not the phone inside, which charges via the integrated USB-C connector.

The 5000mAh battery case can give you a full recharge—ok, in our tests 95%—and is noticeably thinner although deeper than most of the other cases reviewed here. This lower-capacity model doesn’t charge wirelessly.

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Newdery Battery Case for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro review

Torro Leather iPhone 15 Case – Wide range of leather iPhone 15 cases

Pros

Variety of styles

Wallet-style features stand

Cons

Wallet Case is not MagSafe

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MagSafe compatible: Leather Bumper Case (yes); Leather Wallet Case (no)

Button covers: Plastic

Action button: Covered

Colors: Black, Tan, Dark Brown, Red, Navy Blue, Green

iPhone 15 | iPhone 15 Plus | iPhone 15 Pro | iPhone 15 Pro Max

All the Torro cases are handcrafted from premium top-grain US Aniline cowhide leather—in defiance of Apple’s cow-friendly eco strategy.

For protection, Torro claims that its GEO-AS-3 frame includes “specially designed thermoplastic elastomer into the internal structure of the frame”.

The Leather Wallet Case gives an all-around covering and includes an integrated stand function. You can store up to three credit/travel cards, and there’s even a compartment for old-school bank notes.

The iPhone 15 Bumper Case offers a good-looking leather back, TPE frame and side cover with a soft microfibre lining and a raised screen and camera lips for additional layers of protection.

The Leather Flip Case (Pro and Pro Max only) covers both the front and back of the iPhone and stores up to two credit or travel cards.

The Leather Pouch Case fits all 6.1-inch iPhones, including the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. As a holding pouch, this case lets you handle your iPhone as naked as Apple intended, but with drop and scratch protection while you’re on the move. Its quick push release at the base means you can easily remove the phone when you need it. You can charge your phone while it’s in the pouch, both via a USB-C cable and wirelessly at 7.5W.

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Custom design your own iPhone case

Aside from the off-the-shelf iPhone cases reviewed above, there are services that allow you to upload your own photos to be printed onto a variety of cases. You can resize the photos, add patterns and texts in different colors and fonts as well as layout templates.

We tested some of the best DIY iPhone custom design services, and were impressed by Zazzle, Casetify and SkinIt.

Does the iPhone 15 fit cases made for the iPhone 14 or 13?

Some case manufacturers—for example, Mujjo and Zagg—state that their iPhone 13/14 and iPhone 14 Plus cases will also fit the equivalent models of the 15 and that if you are upgrading from one of these models you might be able to switch out your case rather than need to buy a new one. No one claimed that the Pro or Pro Max models would fit earlier phones or vice versa.

However, other case makers specifically advise against this. Ashley Huang, MOFT co-founder and product manager, told Macworld that “the data size is completely different”.

“The corners of this generation of Apple are rounded and thinner than previous models. They do not match each other… Unless the mold is made very loose and not tightly matched, low-priced products that require a very low fit with the phone may have the opportunity to be compatible.”

Totallee stated that the sizes of the iPhone 13/14/15 are “similar but different”. “We design our cases to the exact specifications of each model to ensure an optimal fit.”

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Which phone case material is the strongest and most protective?

Most casemakers claim their products are super protective and pass “military grade” toughness tests.

Kevlar, an organic fiber in the aromatic polyamide (Aramid) family that combines high strength with light weight, is used in Benks and OtterBox cases. According to Scientific American, Kevlar is five times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis and provides reliable performance and solid strength.

It’s the material used for bulletproof vests, cut-resistant gloves and blast and flame barriers. That sounds like more than enough protection for a simple phone case.

But the new tough material on the block is Graphene, which scientists claim is the strongest material ever discovered. “Due to the strength of its 0.142 Nm-long carbon bonds, graphene [has an] ultimate tensile strength of 130,000,000,000 Pascals (or 130 gigapascals), compared to 400,000,000 for A36 structural steel, or 375,700,000 for Aramid (Kevlar)”.

Graphene is apparently 200 times stronger than steel, a substantial increase in strength over Kevlar (5x).

In ballistic tests, graphene was able to absorb approximately 0.92MJ/kg of projectile energy, while steel can typically absorb 0.08MJ/kg when both are being tested at similar speeds.

Graphene’s ability to dissipate energy is due to a high degree of stiffness combined with low density—meaning that energy can move through it very quickly, “allowing for the dissipation of energy from something traveling as fast as a bullet”.

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