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 for iPhone SE.
However, a couple of things to note: the LED flash is pill-shaped, so any case or screen guard explicitly designed 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 iPhone 5/5s and iPhone SE 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 much more.
1. 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 and it is is very thin, standing up to its name.
2. 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.
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.