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Best iPhone Xs Max case 2022: Protect your top-of-the-range iPhone with these unbeatable cases

Shield your iPhone Xs Max from drops, cracks and splinters with these (pretty much) impenetrable cases

The iPhone Xs Max is, currently, the most expensive iPhone you can buy. Shifting SIM-free for up to £1,449, these babies aren’t cheap. Which makes dropping, cracking or breaking one even more stomach-churningly awful than it usually is when your grip slides on a smartphone.

And while it’s not likely you’ll want to fork out for a new case on top of a fiendishly expensive handset, investing in the right one could save you a lot of money in the future. With iPhone Xs Max screen repairs costing £326.44 in the UK – not to mention an arduous trip to the Apple Store – we heartily recommend using a case.

Read on for our pick of the best, most protective iPhone Xs Max cases out there.

Speck Presidio Sport: Best silicone iPhone Xs Max case 

Price: £30 | Buy now from Amazon

Speck specialises in protective silicone cases which are soft to the touch and ensure a no-slip grip on your iPhone. The three-layer phone case can withstand drops of up to 12 feet – perfect for those who usually drop their phone running for the bus, in a crowded bar, or just about anywhere from waist-height. Unless you’re dropping it from a balcony or a particularly high set of monkey bars, Speck’s Presidio Sport should have you covered.

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It’s nice-looking, too; the Presidio Sport comes in red, purple, teal or black, with a discreet asterisk logo in the upper right-hand corner of its back. Prices range from £24 to £30, depending on colour choice.

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Spigen Tough Armor: Best heavy-duty iPhone Xs Max case

Price: £13 | Buy now from Amazon

This chunky offering from Spigen offers near-impenetrable protection. Material-wise it’s as tough as they come, combining TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and polycarbonate. The camera and screen are protected by its raised lips, while its Air Cushion Technology serves to absorb all manner of shocks.

If you’re a big content consumer (and who isn’t these days?) it also comes equipped with a handy kickstand so you can prop up your phone and watch YouTube, Netflix and Prime Video to your heart’s content.

The stocky appearance may not be for everyone, but we reckon it does a decent job of not overshadowing the Xs Max’s elegant design while also maintaining top-notch protection. Spigen’s Tough Armor is available in black, gold and “gunmetal” (grey).

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Mous Protective: Most durable iPhone Xs Max case

Price: £48 | Buy now from Amazon

While it’s not the cheapest option out there, this uber protective case boasts AiroShock technology to minimise the impact of drops, while also maintaining a slim and attractive appearance. The case is designed to provide extra grip, making your iPhone less likely to accidentally depart from your sweaty grasp.

Plus, there’s a screen protector included, to prevent unwanted chips and scratches to your iPhone Xs Max’s 6.5in display. After all, there’s nothing worse than retrieving your phone from your bag to see it’s been marred by a wayward set of house keys.

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There are colours to suit everyone, too: Carbon Fibre is pared-down, while Bamboo radiates a natural feel. Black Leather is a chic classic, while the Real Shell finish has an air of 1920s Long Island to it. Walnut, however, is the aesthete’s choice: elegant, neutral and inconspicuous. Pretty impressive given it’s covering a massive smartphone.

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Ted Baker Folio iPhone Xs Max case: Best for whimsical design

Price: £32 | Buy now from Amazon

This floral case from Ted Baker offers some light relief from the more utilitarian cases out there, with its elegant design and gilded edges.

Don’t be fooled though; that delicate design belies some serious protective capabilities. The folio case shields both the front and back of the iPhone, ensuring your phone is fully covered. Plus, it’s got an electroplated back shell for extra protection.

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