Expected shipping dates for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have hit October already but for those that have secured their iPhones, the hunt for the perfect case is on.

Since iPhone 5s is quite similar in shape to the iPhone 5, it is expected that most cases designed for the iPhone 5 should fit the iPhone 5s.

However, a couple of things to note: the LED flash is pill-shaped so any case or screen guard that was designed specifically for a circular LED flash might come in the way. Two: any case that covers the home button won’t do because of TouchID.

Best iPhone 5s Cases

The big brands have already put up iPhone 5s case displays on the websites. It’s not hard to pick a quality case once you choose the brand – it’s only the cheap iPhone 5s cases where you’ll have to worry about the quality, mostly.

We picked some of the best iPhone 5s cases from brands that we specifically like: Case-Mate for a professional look, Spigen for variety, Incipio for creativity, Otterbox for the ultimate security and many more.

The Best Picks from All Types of iPhone 5s Cases:

1. Case-Mate Naked Tough iPhone

Case Mate Naked Tough iPhone 5s Case

Case Mate’s Naked Tough series is a two-piece case with a bumper around the iPhone 5s. Comes with metallic buttons to offer a complete protection. It’s built for the iPhone 5 but the design fits the iPhone 5s perfectly, letting the flash have enough room and the TouchID home button easily accessible.

Price: $35.00 ($17.08 on Amazon)
Buy Naked Touch iPhone 5s Cases from Case-Mate.com or Amazon.com.

2. Barely There

Case Mate Barely There iPhone 5s Case

Barely There comes with a ton of color options so this is one of those perfect replacements for Apple’s very own iPhone 5s leather cases. Barely There is very thin, standing up to its name.

Price: $25.00 (Range starts merely at $2.99 on Amazon)
Find more about Barely There iPhone 5s Cases from Case-Mate.com or Amazon.com.

3. Spigen Neo Hybrid

Spigen Neo Hybrid iPhone 5s Case

Spigen’s Neo Hybrid is one of the coolest bundles ever when it comes to iPhone cases. Designed for the iPhone 5, this case fits the iPhone 5s to and comes with five color options. It’s one of the most cost-effective highly-protective cases around.

Price: $29.99 ($19.99 on Amazon)
Buy Neo Hybrid iPhone 5s Cases from Amazon.com.

4. Slim Armor S

Spigen Slim Armor S iPhone 5s Case

Slim Armor S is a slimmer version of the already-slim armor case for the iPhone 5s. Spigen makes these out of high-grade materials like TPU. Buttons are protected well and the two-tone design can be quite attractive.

Price: $24.99 (Price starts at $17.99 on Amazon)
Buy Slim Armor S iPhone 5s Cases Amazon.com.

5. Incipio Feather

Incipio feather iPhone 5s case

feather is one of the coolest iPhone 5s cases in the market. Available in fourteen colors, feather comes with an ultra-light framework (Plextonium) that makes it truly light-weight. Easy to wrap around and a great level of protection.

Price: $24.99 (Price starts at $4.99 at Amazon)
Buy Feather iPhone 5s Case from Incipio.com or Amazon.com.

6. Watson

Incipio Watson iPhone 5s case

Watson is, at the moment, the best high-quality wallet/folio case that can fit your iPhone 5s perfectly. As with a folio case, you can have your credit cards and cash stashed away in the three slots provided.

Price: $44.99 (Price range starts at $21.98  on Amazon)
Buy Watson iPhone 5s Case from Incipio.com or Amazon.com.

7. Otterbox Defender Series

Otterbox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5s

The strongest in the line-up, the Defender Series is designed for the iPhone 5 but with the home button being accessible, Otterbox makes sure that the Defender armor case is a perfect match for iPhone 5s too. If you’re a hitchhiker and you got your iPhone 5s, this is a must-have case.

Price: $49.95 (Price range starts at $17.90 on Amazon)
Buy Otterbox’s Defender Series iPhone 5s case from Otterox.com or Amazon.com.

8. Reflex Series

Otterbox Reflex Series iPhone 5s Case
The Reflex is probably the most light-weight cases from Otterbox’s series. All it has is a screen protector and a polycarbonate outer layer. Perfect for anyone looking for the ultimate protection without the bulk that comes with it.

Price: $34.95 (Price range starts at $16.08)
Buy Otterbox’s Reflex Series iPhone 5s case from OtterBox.com or Amazon.com.

9. Otterbox Preserver: iPhone 5s Waterproof Case

Otterbox Preserver iPhone 5s Waterproof Case
One of the things that a lot of people are looking for is a waterproof iPhone 5s case where the TouchID functionality is not lost. Actually, under water, you can’t use the TouchID no matter what waterproof case you have on your iPhone 5s. But cases such as the Otterbox Preserver intend to make sure that you will be able to use the iPhone 5s / TouchID as soon as you are out of the water. All other functions are preserved and the protection is kickass.

Price: $89.99
Buy Otterbox Preserver

10. Belkin Grip iPhone 5s Battery Case
Belkin Grip iPhone 5s Battery CaseA battery case solves two things: it offers a decent/good level of protection to your iPhone and it enhances the battery life. In most cases, the battery case is a 2000mAh affair, increasing the battery life of your iPhone by as much as twice or more. The “Grip” for iPhone 5/5s from Belkin is a top-end battery case built to protect your iPhone and double the battery backup.

Price: $99.99 ($62.85 on Amazon)
Buy Belkin Grip from Belkin.com or Amazon.com.

11. CaseCrown Pathway iPhone 5s Wallet CaseCaseCrown Pathway iPhone 5s Wallet CaseOut of all the wallet cases that fit an iPhone5s, CaseCrown’s Pathway is probably the most aesthetically appealing one. It’s a very user-friendly wallet case: you can keep a few cards, some bills and papers and the iPhone is protected well. The magnetic snap-ons make sure the iPhone rests safely within the case. There are some very interesting color options to choose from.

Price: $20.00 ($14.12 on Amazon)
Buy CaseCrown Pathway from Amazon.com.

12. iPhone 5s Tough Xtreme Belt Clip from Case-MateCase-Mate Tough Xtreme Belt Clip for iPhone 5sCase-Mate’s Tough Xtreme case is a rugged, heavy-duty case for the iPhone 5s but it’s the opposite of bulk. It’s thin, light-weight and quite cool. The belt-clip is an add-on which lets you attach the Tough Xtreme case with itself to make a belt clip case. Other than Otterbox, this is probably the only belt clip case that comes with rugged, military-grade protection for your iPhone 5s.

Price: $40.00
Buy Xtreme Belt Clip from here or Amazon