We’ve been taking a look at some of the best iPhone 5 cases of different types and categories and posting about them on our blog. You can find cheap iPhone 5/5s cases that are under $20 (but of good quality, no doubt) or the ones with the kickstand so you can watch movies on your iPhone 5 easily. Or if you’re looking for some stylish, designer cases, we covered them too.

But what’s the best of them all?

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It’s a tough call to choose the best so we sat down, picked our favorites (because each one values style, design, function and every other feature differently) and came up with this list of best cases from across a variety of “types”. If you’re looking to buy an iPhone 5 case, but aren’t sure of what type to go with, this list might be helpful.

Best iPhone 5 Cases

Best iPhone 5 Cases

#1. Sturdy, Stylish, Bulky Protector: Otterbox DefenderOtterbox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5Otterbox is known for its Defender series of iPhone cases. The ones they’ve released for iPhone 5 are undeniably of the same quality that you’d expect from Otterbox: bulky, strong and sturdy and a functional design that doesn’t get in the way of usability.

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Price: $24.95
Buy Otterbox Defender iPhone 5 Case

#2. Affordable, Minimal and Stylish: Belkin View CaseBelkin View Case for iPhone 5The Belkin View Case is one of our top favorites. It’s one of the most simple, elegant and minimal iPhone 5 cases. But more than that, it’s a stylish case too. Unlike most minimal cases, the Belkin View comes with a relishing design. The case is flexible, easy on the grip, and has a TPU frame offering bevel that offers a bumper-like protection.

Price: $19.99
Buy Belkin View Case

#3. Even More Minimal: Elago Slim Fit 2Elago S5 Slim Fit 2 for iPhone 5sIn continuation of our love for minimal cases, the Elago Slim comes next. It’s a plain design case which has two purposes: be thin, be strong. It’s also very affordable (Elago cases sold on Amazon are very cheap). The case is a perfect solution if you’re looking for something professional and yet, light-weight and slim.

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Price: $9.99
Buy Elago Slim

#4. Style and Simplicity: Belkin Shield Pastels CaseBelkin Shield Pastels Case for iPhone 5Belkin Shield series is one of the finest cases in terms of stylish designs and a simple framework. The case is as clean as you’d expect with some really cool, abstract designs on the back. The polycarbonate cases are very flexible that makes it easy to fit them on the iPhone 5 and they’re quite strong too.

Price: $29.99
Buy Belkin Shield Pastels Case

#5. Ultra-thin And Stylish: Poetic Atmosphere

Poetic Atmosphere iPhone 5 Case

Poetic Cases for the iPhone 5 are truly poetic and aesthetic in their design sense. When we were looking for ultra-thin cases for the iPhone 5, this one caught our attention amidst a host of other boring slim iPhone 5 cases. Truth be told, this should actually be on top of Elago cases (but they’re cheaper!). The Poetic Atmosphere case is a fantastic iPhone 5 case if you’re looking for thin and lightweight iPhone 5 cases.

Price: $24.95
Buy Poetic Atmosphere

#6. Kickstand Holster: MiniSuite ClipsterMinisuit Clipster Kick Stand Holster Case for iPhone 5sThis case boasts of hard molded polycarbonate material that offers your iPhone complete protection from shock, scratches or fall. The grid design makes for a form-fitting look. The built-in kickstand lets you use your iPhone handsfree.

The interior of holster has been lined with microfiber to protect your device from scratches. The belt clip keeps your device in place. If you are hunting for an affordable case with rich quality, then MiniSuite deserves a try.

Price: $21.95 [$11.95 on Amazon while we are writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com

So those were our picks for the best iPhone 5 cases for the moment. What’s your pick? Let us know in the comments.

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