The much-awaited iPhone SE 2020 is finally here and as expected, it retains the same exterior as the iPhone 8 from 2017. If you have picked up an iPhone SE 2020 already or if you are in India and are waiting to pick one up after the lockdown ends, you would surely want to slap a case on it given that it has a glass back. iPhones are generally very expensive to repair so you certainly don’t want the glass back or the display to shatter. If you’re looking for good cases that look good on your iPhone SE 2020 and would also protect it from a drop, here’s a list of cases for your iPhone SE 2020 that we think are the best.
Before we begin, do note that we are not mentioning definitive prices of every case due to the fact that most of them are not available to purchase at this moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hence, the prices are not displayed. However, we are including links to every case so make sure you visit the link and check the current price of the case of your choice before buying.
Best Cases/Covers for iPhone SE 2020
Light Protection cases for iPhone SE 2
The cases mentioned under this category provide somewhere between light to medium protection which means they’re mainly for protection against scuffs and scratches and will not guarantee you any sort of protection against drops due to their thin nature. If you’re someone who doesn’t want to add a lot of bulk to your smartphone, these are the cases for you.
Soft Silicone Case in Assorted Colors for iPhone SE 2020
If you like Apple’s colorful silicone cases but think they are too expensive, there are cheaper knockoffs on Amazon which look identical. They even come with the Apple logo on the back and you have about ten color options to choose from. If you’re looking for a case that looks exactly like the original from Apple, this is surely the one for your iPhone SE 2020. If you can afford the original ones from Apple, that would undoubtedly have better materials.
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MiraCase/Mcart Silicone Soft Case for iPhone SE 2020
These are exactly like the previously mentioned silicone case, but with two differences. There is no Apple logo on this one so if you want a more minimal finish without any branding, this will surely appeal to you. Secondly, the previous case does not cover the bottom portion of the phone just like the original, but this one covers that part too for some extra protection.
Medium Protection cases
These cases have slightly better protection when it comes to drops compared to the cases with light protection as they have adequate cushioning or padding on all four sides and corners. They aren’t heavy-duty though so they’re best for small and occasional drops. They do not add a lot of bulk to your smartphone.
Shamo’s/Egotude Crystal Clear Case for iPhone SE 2020
Both these cases follow a similar design language with a bumper on the sides and a clear back. If you want to show off the back of your iPhone SE 2020, this is the case for you. While you get to retain the original look of your phone, you also get adequate protection. You can even pick slightly tinted colors depending on your preference.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid for iPhone SE 2020
Spigen is one of the most well-known case makers for smartphones and they make a wide array of cases with different designs and protection levels. The Ultra Hybrid has a TPU bumper on the sides along with a hard polycarbonate back. You can pick up the case with varying bumper colors as per your liking. If you want to show off the back of your phone along with above-average protection, this is the right case for you.
Spigen Liquid Air Armor for iPhone SE 2020
This is another case from Spigen that provides good protection while being lightweight. The Liquid Air Armor, unlike the Ultra Hybrid, covers the back of the phone and is not transparent. The design on the Ultra Hybrid, though, looks appealing and the pattern also feels really good in the hand. If you want a stealthy look for your iPhone SE 2020, this is the one to go for.
Speck Presidio Grip Case for iPhone SE 2020
Speck is also a well-known case manufacturer mainly for its grippy cases. The Speck Presidio is one of the most common grippy cases that you can get with its ridged pattern on the back. This makes it easier to hold and grip the phone while you’re using it while offering a good amount of protection too with reinforced corners. If you use your phone one-handed most of the time, this case will let you hold the phone in a batter way.
Heavy Protection iPhone SE2 Cases
This set of cases provides heavy-duty protection even against drops. A lot of them are military-grade certified too so if you’re going to drop your phone in any of these cases, there’s a better chance for it to survive than any of the other previously mentioned cases. However, due to their thick nature, they can end up making your phone bulky.
Otterbox Symmetry/Achiever for iPhone SE 2020
Otterbox is one of the first brands that come to mind while speaking about tough cases with a lot of protection and for good reason. Cases from Otterbox are thick, well-built, and have a good amount of lip on the front to protect your iPhone SE 2020 even in case of harsh drops. They come in multiple designs and finishes so you can choose the one that suits you the best.
UAG Plasma Rugged Case for iPhone SE 2020
UAG or Urban Armor Gear is another brand that is known to make extremely good quality cases that are specially made for protection against drops. UAG cases are extremely heavy-duty and add a considerable amount of bulk so make sure you prepare yourself for that. They come in multiple colors and variants too so pick one up that’s best suited for you, and you’re covered against any sort of drops.
Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone SE 2020
As we mentioned earlier, Spigen makes a variety of cases for the iPhone SE 2020 and the Neo Hybrid is one that provides a good deal of protection. The Spigen Neo Hybrid is a two-part case which includes a TPU case along with a plastic external frame that goes all around the edges of the phone to provide additional protection during falls. The Spigen Neo Hybrid also has a nice pattern on the back which adds to the grip of the case.
Spigen Slim Armor CS for iPhone SE 2020
This is a slightly different type of a case due to the fact that you get a slot to store up to two credit cards so you can leave your wallet behind. While doing so, it also provides a good deal of protection for your smartphone. If you are looking for a wallet case, this is the best one out there.
Ringke Fusion X for iPhone SE 2020
Ringke makes good quality cases with ample protection at affordable prices which is a reason we’ve included it in this list. Just like the Spigen Ultra Hybrid, the Ringke Fusion X also has a polycarbonate transparent hardback but with reinforced sides and corners for added protection. If you want to retain the original look of your phone but also protect it against drops, the Ringke Fusion X is a good choice.
iPhone SE 2020 Battery Cases
The iPhone SE 2020 has a pretty small battery and while initial reviews say it does last an entire day, for the most part, it’s not a phone that you can rely on in terms of battery, especially if you travel a lot or do a lot of gaming on your phone. That’s where battery cases make your work more convenient. Unlike a power bank, a battery case just slips right onto your iPhone SE 2020, so you don’t have to carry around an additional accessory or cable with you all the time.
Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone SE 2020
Mophie is one of the most popular brands to make battery cases for iPhones. The Mophie Juice Pack adds an additional 2,252mAh of battery which according to the brand can charge your iPhone SE 2020 completely from 0-100% once, which is great when you’re in an emergency. It also adds a decent bit of protection. However, since you’re basically attaching another battery to your phone, it also adds a lot of bulk, which is a sacrifice you should be ready to make if you want better battery life.
Swaller Battery Case for iPhone SE 2020
If the Mophie Juice Pack is too expensive for you or if it is not available in your region, you can pick up a cheaper alternative which is the Swaller Battery Case. The Swaller Battery Case actually has a larger battery than the Mophie at 3200mAh. While the brand is not recognized like Mophie and is most probably not MFI certified, the reviews on Amazon are good which makes us believe that it indeed works as advertised.
These were our picks of some of the best cases that you can buy for your iPhone SE. Depending on your usage and how well you handle your phone, you can pick up any of these cases and you’re sure to be happy with your purchase. Watch out for sales or deals which keep happening regularly if you want to purchase a case that’s too expensive at the moment. If the link for your country is not included, just search the name of the case on Amazon or any e-commerce portal and you should be able to find it.