Since iPhone SE is quite similar in shape to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, it is expected that most cases designed for the iPhone 5/5s should fit the iPhone SE. Of course, we have a separate list of cases dedicated only for iPhone SE.
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 Touch ID.
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 cases for iPhone 5/5s and iPhone SE from brands that we specifically like: Case-Mate for a professional look, Spigen for variety, Incipio for creativity, Otterbox for the ultimate security and much more.
Best iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, and 5 Cases
#1. Case-Mate Naked Tough iPhone
Case Mate’s Naked Tough series is a two-piece case with a bumper around the iPhone SE, 5s and 5. Comes with metallic buttons to offer a complete protection. It’s built for the iPhone 5 but the design fits the iPhone 5s, iPhone SE perfectly, letting the flash have enough room and the TouchID home button easily accessible.
Price: $35.00 [$7.86 on Amazon while we are writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
#2. Barely There
Barely There comes with a ton of color options so this is one of those perfect replacements for Apple’s very own iPhone SE/5s leather cases. Barely There is very thin, standing up to its name.
Price: $25.00 [$4.93 on Amazon at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amzon.com
Dachui case for iPhone 5/5s and iPhone SE has a matt finish on the back, which gives you a firm grip while holding. The black back suits perfectly with the golden frame, making it look cool. The soft TPU resists the impact being forwarded to your device when fallen from a normal height. Lastly, there are six color choices available at the time of writing this.
Price: $21.99 [$7.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
The case from Coolden is a real beauty in every possible sense. It’s black exterior on the black along with a golden frame makes it one of the best cases for iPhone SE, 5s & 5 and also iPhone SE. Even with that beauty, the case is quite slim and hardly feels any bulk when put on. The TPU and polycarbonate leave no doubt about the safety of the device either.
Price: $24.99 [$7.99 on Amazon at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
#5. Incipio Feather
Feather is one of the coolest iPhone SE/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: $29.99 [$6.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
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 [$7.03 at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
#7. Otterbox Defender Series
The strongest in the line-up, the Defender Series is designed for the iPhone SE, 5s, and 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 [$7.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
#8. OtterBox Reflex Series
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 [$15 on Amazon at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
#9. Otterbox Preserver: iPhone SE, 5s, and 5 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, underwater, 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 SE/5s TouchID as soon as you are out of the water. All other functions are preserved and the protection is kickass.
Price: $89.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.
Buy it from Amazon.com
#10. Belkin Grip iPhone SE, 5s, and 5 Battery Case
A 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 SE, 5s and 5s from Belkin is a top-end battery case built to protect your iPhone and double the battery backup.
Price: $99.99 [$75.90 on Amazon at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
Leather cases have always been my favorite. That’s because they define the class of the person holding it. They are classy and elegant. This case from Belfen is made from genuine leather and is quite simple, but at the same time, very classy. The case perfectly fits on iPhone 5/5s and also on iPhone SE. Even being crafted from leather, there are five different color choices available.
Price: $25.99 [$11.99 on Amazon while we are writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com
One more leather case joins the list. Benuo leather case resembles a vintage book, crafted from genuine leather. It will certainly add an impact to your personality while holding it in your hands. It’s a flip case, where you can carry one of your cards. The case features kickstand facility as well. Lastly, it fits perfectly on your iPhone 5/5s and also iPhone SE.
Price: $49.99 [$21.99 on Amazon at the time of writing this.] Buy it from Amazon.com