We’ve covered the best waterproof cases, best Case Mate cases, best cheapest cases, best leather cases, LifeProof cases, Otterbox cases and best Speck cases. For this final article on iPhone 5S cases we are going to cover the top 20 cases on Amazon from any category, niche and brand. Brace yourselves for this journey: the ultimate journey to finding the best case for your iPhone 5S.

Don’t forget that your iPhone is an important investment you can sell in the future if its still in good condition. If there are no scratches on your phone you could sell it for the same price you bought it and then buy another updated phone using that money.

 

Otterbox Defender Series

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This case protects your phone by wrapping it in three special layers. Although the Defender Series is kind of bulky, it offers protection from high drops, dust, dirt, mud and other debris. The only downside to this case is that its build quality sometimes isn’t the best and the three layers will not snap properly when putting the case onto your phone. The upside is that Otterbox replaces defective cases within a year of purchase. So if you ever have a problem or the case falls apart without it having been dropped significantly, then you can get it replaced.

Another great feature of this case is that it is compatible with the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner. The Defender Series also has a built-in screen protector, which is a great perk to have. Although the Defender Series for the iPhone 5S doesn’t have a whole lot of reviews, you shouldn’t worry. The iPhone 5S is a relatively new phone and so is the case.

 

Otterbox Commuter Series

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This case is a two layer case that protects your phone from a majority of accidents. Unlike the Defender Series, the Commuter Series does not have a built-in screen protector. This case works perfectly with the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner. As with all other cases on Amazon, customers always report them breaking after a while. This all depends on the way the case and phone was treated. If you ever have an issue with the Commuter case you can get it replaced just like with the Defender Series.

 

Ringke Slim

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This case is designed to be as thin and not noticeable as possible. Obviously it won’t offer as much protection as some of the bigger cases, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A slim case is easier to put into and pull out of your pockets. Also its less heavy and easier to hold in your hand. The majority of the reviews for this case are really stellar.

 

Caseology Retro Flex Series – Slim Fit TPU Protector Shock Absorbent Bumper Case

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The Retro Flex Series case from Caseology is just a polyurethane case. There’s nothing special about it. It’s thin and protects your phone from small drops and scuffs through a double layer casing. Basically there’s a strong plastic skeleton and then there’s rubber between the skeleton and phone to minimize shock.

 

Caseology Saffiano Hybrid Series – Premium Matte Leather Shock Absorbent TPU Bumper Case

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This case from Caseology has a matte leather back that prevents fingerprints and smudges. The Saffiano Hybrid Series has a similar dual layer casing like the Retro Flex Series.

 

Aduro COMBO Shell Case

Aduro COMBO Shell Case

The Aduro COMBO Shell case has a built in kickstand that makes it easy to view movies and other media on your phone. You can also attach a swiveling holster clip to your phone if you’d like to clip it to your belt or somewhere else. The great thing about this case is that its really easy to remove the phone from the holster without having to remove the phone from the case completely. It just slides out – really simple.

The majority of reviews for this case are really positive.

 

Acase iPhone 5s Case / iPhone 5 case – Superleggera PRO Dual Layer Protection case

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This case is made up of a major plastic skeleton that has rubber insides. A lot of the reviews for this case are positive and customers are happy about the durability of the case. The Acase Superleggera PRO Dual Layer Protection case is also quite good at shock absorption for being so cheap.

 

CaseCrown Lux Glider Case

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The CaseCrown Lux Glider case is a two-pieced plastic case and has a matte finish. Inside of “gliding” the two pieces just kind of slide into each other. This case is really good because it locks onto the phone and ensures an air-tight fit without letting debris get in. A small number of customers report having difficultly snapping the two pieces in. If there’s an issue then its quite easy to get a replacement through the manufacturer, so that’s nothing to worry about.

 

CaseCrown Bonbons Glider Case (Silver Spoon)

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This case works just like the one above it in this list. The only difference is that the Bonbons Glider case has a glossy finish.

 

Diztronic High Gloss Clear (Frosted Matte Inside) Case

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The idea behind clear cases is to see the beautiful iPhone it holds within. However, the designer of this case obviously doesn’t know that. Instead of providing customers with a see-through case, he provides them with a see-through case that is shamelessly ruined with a “Diztronic” logo. You can get cheaper clear cases out there without a spoiling logo on them.

The good thing about the Diztronic High Gloss Clear case is that its durable and provides decent shock absorption. And if you’re curious about the form-factor of this case: it’s just a one-piece snap-on case.

 

Diztronic GlitterFlex Flexible TPU Case

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This glitter effect is pretty cool but the big logo at the bottom of the case still ruins everything. If you’re not a heckler for these things then maybe this case is a good option for you. Personally, I would get something like Case Mate’s Barely There instead.

 

Diztronic Matte Back Flexible TPU Case

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The Diztronize Matte Case is exactly what the name suggests. You can expect the same build quality and shock absorption as the other cases in its line.

 

Spigen Tough Armor Case

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Spigen is not a well-known case brand but they have really outdone themselves with the Tough Armor Case. It is really great at protecting iPhones and has a solid track record on Amazon. In fact, this case is easily the first or second best rated case of all of the cases on this page. Customers report liking it better than their (more expensive) Otterbox case. Although this case doesn’t have a built-in screen protector like the Otterbox does, it certainly has better ratings. This is a case that needs your attention, because you’d be a sucker not to consider purchasing it.

 

Thinkcase Book Design Premium PU Leather Wallet Case

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This case comes with a stylus and provides a lot of value because that it doubles up as a wallet.

 

LUVVITTĀ® CLEARVIEW Scratch-Resistant Slim Clear Back Case with Bumper

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This case is better than the Diztronic alternative in my opnion. Nowhere on it can you see any annoying or flashy designer logo. This case is also one of the best-rated cases on this list. It’s simple and does the job it’s supposed to do: which is to stay out of the way, show the iPhone’s beauty and provide good shock protection.

 

Bear Motion Luxury Genuine Top Lambskin Leather Case for iPhone 5 – Brown

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Holy cow! This is a beautiful leather wallet, case and stand! What more could you want in a case? This case is highly rated and a great option for people who want to combine their wallet and iPhone. Granted, you can’t stuff that much stuff in there, but it’s enough for basic travel or shopping. This Bear Motion case is highly recommended.

 

elago S5 Outfit Aluminum and Polycarbonate Dual Case for the iPhone 5/5S

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I think that putting a beautiful woman in the case demo image is a cop-out from the designer. However, this case is really great regardless. The elago S5 Outfit really puts emphasis on getting along well with your phone. For example: the camera cutout is designed to not interfere with the iPhone’s flash. Isn’t that pretty thoughtful of them? The build quality and protection of this case is also really good according to Amazon customers.

 

Minisuit Clipster Kickstand Case

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This case comes with a holster and is really functional. For such a cheap price you get a lot of perks from the Minisuit Clipster Kickstand Case. You can easily slip your phone out of the holster without taking it out of its case. Not to mention that the kickstand works vertically and horizontally.

 

Cimo S-Line Back Case Flexible Cover TPU for Apple iPhone 5 / 5S

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The Cimo S-Line Back Case is a two-piece case that snaps together. Because its of its two-piece design it’s possible that it has an advantage at absorbing shock. The case is also highly rated and barely any customers report having issues with it.

 

Laza iPhone 5 iPhone 5s Slim Jelly Gloss Case Flexible Soft TPU Case

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This case comes in a lot of colors and is quite simple. It’s just a translucent one piece case that lets you see the Apple logo. The simplicity of it is actually really attractive. Customers report the case is tight fitting and perfect for their needs.

 

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