Hands on with 70 of our favorite cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max
The new iPhones may be durable, but there are still many reasons to pick up a case. Be it fashion, function, or protection, cases come in all different shapes and styles. We've compiled around 70 of our favorites for the new iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Updated 4/25/20 with new cases from Mujjo, Casetify, Woolnut, Hex, Grovemade, Lander, and Razer
Rather than generate a master list of cases from press releases, each case included in this roundup for the iPhone 11 Pro Max we've personally tried on our own phones.
We've chosen only our favorite cases to include, of which there happen to be many. Let's get into it. To see the cases for yourself, be sure to check out the video.
Mujjo is among our favorite leather cases and it has just taken the wraps off a new color way for its two case designs.
The new slate green looks sleek and perfectly accents the midnight green iPhone 11 Pro Max.
As with its other cases, the leather feels fantastic and is very soft while the inside is lined in a luxurious microfiber.
Both options are available from Mujjo for $46.19.
Woolnut is another excellent brand of leather cases. It offers cases in black, tan, and dark green. All colors that match well with the iPhone 11 Pro Max colors.
The cases are made from vegetable re-tanned full-grain Scandinavian leather. It is soft and and has a lightly pebbled texture to the outside. A Woolnut ram's head logo is stamped on the bottom.
Inside is a microfiber lining to help protect the phone as well.
We've used Woolnut cases for extended periods of time and the quality leather used ages beautifully. Each case is unique and with time gets even better and worn to your use.
Woolnut's cases sell for $49.90 at Amazon.
The Torrey case from Lander is something quite unique. They've made a number of design choices that are unlike most cases on our list.
Instead of perfectly rounded edges of the phone, Lander has tapered the Torrey edges to be slightly narrow. This creates an illusion when holding the case that the phone is thinner than it is. It also gives a bit more grip this way and doesn't slip from your hand.
Another benefit of that tapered edge is more drop protection. This case can withstand drops from up to ten feet.
The Torrey case also integrates a lanyard mount on the back. A nylon and metal lanyard is included in the box, color-matched to the case. It loops around this mount for extra protection when exploring.
Arguably the best feature of the case is the interior ThermoLine lining. This special layer of insulation allows your iPhone to keep working at more extreme temperatures. With ThermoLine, your iPhone should continue without issue from 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 95 degrees. If you've ever had your phone out in the sun for an extended period and seen the temperature alert you know how much of an issue it can be.
The Torrey case comes in multiple different colors, including the light blue seen here. Lander is currently discounting the Torrey case to $31.99 off its $39.99 regular price.
The Hex 4-in-1 case for iPhone 11 Pro Max is a great example of a multi-faceted case that doesn't skimp on quality.
It starts with a leather shell case. It has a TPU bumper around the outside and leather down the back. The inside is lined with microfiber for protecting the phone.
The second part of this three-part case is the folio. It wraps around the outside to add a pocket on the inside and screen protection. Here is where you can particularly feel the suppleness of the leather. The interior lining of the pocket feels so soft to the touch.
Magnets hold the shell case securely to the folio. It snaps right into place and doesn't move all unless you are trying to remove it. One aspect we don't like is the clasp. A magnetic clasp holds the folio closed but we also found those more annoying than helpful.
Part three is a magnetic wallet that can affix to the back. It too features shockingly strong magnets to keep it connected. We had no issue testing this case and having the wallet come free. It stayed put as designed. The magnets also had no ill effects on our credit cards.
This is a 4-in-1 case because you can use the shell case on its own, the shell case with the folio, the shell case just with the wallet, or the shell case with the folio and the wallet.
The Hex 4-in-1 case for Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max sells for $99.95 at Amazon.
Grovemade's cases are truly like no other. Particularly because they are made entirely out of leather and wood — nothing else. You won't find any plastic parts here.
The frame of the case is oil-rubbed walnut that has a very natural appearance. Even the buttons are intricately made of wood to match and are backed by leather to protect the phone and allow them to move easily.
The folio aspect of the case is thin pieces of wood on the inside behind the phone and the whole thing is wrapped in leather. There is a pocket on the inside for a card or two and a cutout towards the top where the earpiece is located. This lets you take calls with the folio closed.
For watching media, the case can be propped up in the folio to watch video or take a FaceTime call.
This case is a masterclass in build quality, with much needed to be finished by hand. If you are looking for a completely unique case that is shuns any artificial materials, then Grovemade's offering is for you.
The iPhone Wallet Case can be ordered for $130 from Grovemade directly.
Organicore by Incipio is a newer lineup of cases that put the environment first. It is made entirely from plants with no plastic material used. Additionally, the case is 100 percent biocompostable. In suitable conditions, it can entirely break down, reducing waste in landfills. Of course the packaging is only paper as well.
The case feels very strong, it isn't as thin as other eco cases we've tested. The exterior is very smooth but has a good non-slip grip to make sure it doesn't jostle free from your hand.
We checked out the pebbled tan model, though other colors are also available.
Shoppers can pick up Incipio's Organicore case for the iPhone 11 Pro Max for $39.99.
Razer is positioning its Arctech Slim as a case designed for gamers. It claims to keep the phone cool during use as, prioritize wireless charging, and optimize network performance. We can't verify all those claims but we can talk about the general design of the case itself.
It feels nice and rigid, clipping onto the phone but leaving open access to the ports and buttons. We love cases that leave these areas exposed because it is easier to hit them and they rarely are impacted during drops with corners and the screen being most vulnerable.
Inside is a material known as Thermaphene that is designed to dissipate heat to keep your phone cool. If the phone stays cool, the processor can continue to run at peak performance for longer.
To further help performance are vents on the back also keep the phone cooled.
We checked out the pink version of the case with grey accents but additional colors are also available.
The Razer Arctech Slim for the iPhone 11 Pro Max is currently on sale for $12.99 at Amazon.
Casetify has teamed up with Coke for its latest lineup of cases and accessories. Casetify has AirPods cases, MacBook sleeves, and much more. Here, we are specifically looking at its cases.
There are several designs available, of which we tried out two. These cases are standard Casetify cases styled with the Coca Cola script.
One of our cases, a simple snap-on shell case, is red with Coca Cola down the side and the signature Casetify ring around the camera bump. The other is a clutch-style with a braided-nylon strap.
Casetify is known for solid cases and these co-branded ones are no exception. If you like Coca-Cola, then there is no better way to show if off with this line of cases.
Shop the entire collection at Casetify.
Moment — maker of excellent mobile lenses — is still finishing up its lens-mount cases for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but in the interim, they've launched the Bio Case.
The Bio Case is partially made from plants and in a proper composting environment, will turn to dirt in just a year. That doesn't mean it feels cheap or loose on your phone, but rather has a great non-slip feel and textured pattern on the back.
Since the original iPhone launch, Moment has a wide variety of excellent cases available that work with or without their amazing mobile lenses. Even if you don't use Moment's glass for shooting, check out their cases because they are an excellent example of a practical iPhone case.
Grab them and many new models, from Moment.
The Lifeproof Flip case is a heavy-duty case that is designed to keep your cards and cash where you need them. Flip open the back panel to gain access to three card slots and a cash slot. It's drop-proof for up to two meters (six feet) and is QI wireless compatible.
We love the textured fabric material on the back of this case that does a good job of separating it from other leather wallet-style variants. It isn't too thick, but the flip case does block wireless charging from functioning.
The Lifeproof slam case is a one-piece, heavy-duty, drop-proof case with a slim profile. The Slam is designed to offer maximum protection in a slim case design. It helps your phone survive drops from two meters (six feet.)
For the Slam, the clear option is great to show off the new Midnight Green color of the 11 Pro Max, without having to resort to the flimsy silicone clear ones. It also gives a nice accent on the sides.
The Slam case is available from the Lifeproof website for $39.99 and comes in a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from.
Mujjo leather wallet case
The Mujjo Full Leather Wallet case is a simple, sleek case that combines your phone and wallet together, minimizing the things you need to carry every day.
It features a pouch in the back that securely carries a couple of your most used cards. Be sure not to overstuff the pocket as leather doesn't retract once stretched out.
Compared to most wallet cases, the are slot is angled down the side rather than horizontal. The blue is really vibrant and stunning, though probably meshes better with the silver or space grey iPhone.
Otterbox Commuter series
The Otterbox Commuter is one of Otterbox's all time best sellers. It features a two piece design that is designed to protect your phone from drops. The first layer is a polycarbonate shell which deflects impacts away from your phone. The second layer, a synthetic rubber slipcover, keeps your iPhone from sliding off the table or falling out of your back pocket.
It has less bulk than the Otterbox Defender but slightly bulkier than the Symmetry series.
Detachable Leather Case
If you're looking for a case that combines form and function, look no further. The Burkley detachable wallet leather case gives you the luxury of leather and the convenience of a wallet case.
The handcrafted leather wallet features three card slots, an ID slot, and a pocket for cash, and includes a magnetic, leather iPhone case. This case also doubles as a kickstand, giving you the option of using your phone completely hands free.
Benefits of the detachable wallet also can't be overstated. Wallet cases can be bulky and annoying when they aren't needed. Now the wallet can be ditched whenever and magnetically attach whenever heading out. The quality of the leather is also top-notch, even giving off a great genuine leather smell out of the box.
The detachable leather case is available from Burkley through Amazon for $69, and comes in distressed antique coffee, antique golden brown, burnished tan, pebble black, burnished red, nude pink, and ostrich blue.
If you're the type who uses their phone as a GPS when traveling, the MagCase might be for you. This case features magnetic plates inside the case, making it easy to attach to the Pitaka magnetic car mount. Even though it has the magnetic plates inside the super slim case, it works perfectly with any Qi-enabled wireless charger.
It's also made of 100% aramid, a high-tech, light-weight material that offers a scratch-resistant, enhanced-grip texture, it's five times stronger than steel. It is one of the thinnest, strongest cases out there on the market and we've been fans for years.
The sole downside is that it fits so well and is so thin that it can be difficult to remove easily.
Pitaka also has the oustanding MagMount Qi car charger. It uses a similar aramid fiber surface with fast Qi charging. It perfectly connects to the magnetic plates embedded in the case. It is powered up over USB-C and clips onto almost any vent.
The MagCase is available in a black/gray twill pattern for $49.99 from Pikata.
We checked out two X-Doria cases this year, the Air and the Shield. Both are quite similar, but the Shield has a bit more of the metal accents down the sides than the Air.
The Defense Shield is a drop-resistant, heavy duty iPhone case that is wireless charging compatible. It has been tested to survive drops onto concrete from ten feet and features a machined metal frame to keep the edges of your new iPhone 11 Pro Max safe.
All cases in the Defense Shield line feature a clear back, but the metal frames are available in iridecent, purple, red, black, or rose gold for $29.99 from Defense Brand, with limited color options also available on Amazon.com.
The Defense Air is a heavy-duty, drop-resistant iPhone case. It's rated to withstand a 10-foot drop on to concrete and exceeds military grade drop test standards.
A single piece construction means its easy to swap out cases depending on your mood. An integrated front-facing audio channel redirects audio to the front of your iPhone for a better listening experience.
It has metal accents on the top and the bottom of the case, with plastic constituting the rest.
The Defense Air comes in purple, black, but is currently sold out on Amazon.
Neon Crystal Palace
The Neon Crystal Palace is an eye-catching case designed to protect your iPhone 11 Pro Max from 13 foot drops. It's wireless charging compatible, fingerprint resistant, and features a slim, single-piece design.
While it has the bright, jelly case look, it actually has a more rigid structure. The colors are also a fun alternative to the otherwise long list of browns and blacks.
The backs of the cases are brightly colored but they have a two-tone look with clear material down the sides.
The Neon Crystal Palace is available in neon pink, blue, or yellow for $39.49 from Amazon.
Nomad has a large lineup of cases, but our favorites are two in particular. The Rugged Leather and the new Active Leahter.
Featuring a high-grade polycarbonate body wrapped in supple Horween leather, the Nomad Rugged leather case is both stylish and sturdy.
Over time, the case will develop a unique patina, giving it a stylish, aged look.
Nomad Active Rugged
The Nomad Active Rugged case is designed for those who want a case that looks good and stays strong. Wrapped in a hydrophobic leather, the Active Rugged case repels spill, sweat, and splashes unlike normal leather cases.
It still has a great leather feel, but it doesn't get quite the same patina over time as the Rugged Leather does.
The Nomad Active Rugged is available in black or brown for $49.95 from Nomad's website.
RhinoShield Mod NX
An extra tough case with a stylish design? That's what you'll get when you snag yourself a Mod NX case from RhinoShield.
A modular case that can have individual elements swapped out, the Mod NX lets you change your case with your style.
Each case consists of a rim or back panel, a bumper, and buttons. You can choose to just rock a bumper, or swap out that rim for a back panel. Each of those above components can be installed in a different color.
RhinoShield Solid Suit
Simple, stylish, and tough — that's the RhinoShield Solid Suit. The single-piece construction means it's easy to put on, and the tough polycarbonate body protects your phone from drops.
Available in several different designs and finishes, you're sure to find something that fits your personal style.
Leather Wallet Case
The cowhide leather-wrapped wallet case from Torro features a microfiber lining to keep your iPhone 11 Pro Max in pristine condition. It holds three cards and features a pocket for cash.
Hidden magnets also keep your wallet case closed, preventing possible scratches that could come from tabs or clasps. Flip the card flap back and use it as a horizontal phone stand for watching videos hands-free.
The Torro leather wallet case is available in tan, dark brown, red, black, or black with red detail, on Amazon for $38.00.
Leather Pocket Case
Alto's Metro case is a fashionable snap-on, light-duty case that looks great. It features premium aniline leather that patinas over time to a unique finish. The pouch can fit 1-2 cards or a small amount of cash.
The Italian leather is very soft and feels very much of quality and takes to the colors very well. We took a look at the Metro case, though a non-pocketed version is available, in Raven and Caramel.
The Metro is available in Cement, Navy, and Lime from Alto's website for $53.
A flexible TPU exterior wraps around a solid polycarbonate layer, making the Mogul a military-grade drop resistant case with a low-profile, slim design.
Its slightly rubbery design means you won't need to worry about it sliding off tables or out of your back pocket. Not to mention, it's guaranteed for life, so if you break it, Pelican will replace it.
The Mogul is available in Purple/Silver from Amazon for $37.26.
The Pelican Rogue case features a unique waffle pattern TPU surface. It is designed to absorb, redirect, and disperse the force of impact, preventing damage to your iPhone.
The Rogue is available in taupe or black for $24.99 at Amazon.
Don't make a compromise between style and safety with the Traveler iPhone 11 Pro Max case from Pelican. The slim, soft-touch case has a streamlined exterior and decorative stitching offers a touch of class to this simple case.
The Traveler is tested to military specifications to survive multiple drops, and if the case ever breaks, Pelican will replace it.
The Traveler is available in Taupe or Black from Amazon for the discounted price of $44.79.
Protector EMS Recharge
If you need to keep your phone at hand to use as a GPS, but are looking to keep it charged, check out the Protector + EMS by Pelican. This case and charger combo keeps your iPhone 11 Pro Max charged and protected.
The battery pack — which charges over micro USB — magnetically snaps into place on the back of the standard case. It powers up your iPhone 11 Pro Max when you need it, but can be ditched when you don't. Best of both worlds between a battery case and a normal case.
The Protector + EMS Car Charger is available in black on Amazon for $74.99.
The Aerolite by Incipio is a slim-form case. It features reinforced corners and shock-dispersing ridges to keep your phone safe from drops.
The Aerolite is available in black, clear, or sea blue from Incipio on Amazon for $39.99.
The NGP Pure is a slim case with an enhanced grip texture. It's rated for five feet of drop protection and keeps your iPhone scratch-free.
The NGP Pure iPhone 11 Pro Max case is available in black, clear, red, blue, and sea blue from Incipio on Amazon for $19.99.
The DualPro case by Incipio has two layers of defense, providing military-grade drop protection. The scratch-resistant polycarbonate layer keeps your iPhone dent free and the inner layer absorbs shock.
The DualPro case is available in black, clear, midnight blue, red and black, and rose gold for $29.99.
The Wallet Slayer by Smartish is an ultra-grippy, slip-proof wallet case for your iPhone 11 Pro Max. It features a pocket that will hold three cards plus cash, and a kickstand to hold your phone in portrait orientation. There are also two different versions of Wallet Slayer, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, of which we checked out the latter.
The Wallet Slayer Vol. 2 is available in black, purple, and blue from Smartish on Amazon for $24.99.
Gripzilla is a heavy-duty case by Smartish. It features grooved sides to enhance your grip, a raised edge to save your screen, and a thick protective shell to absorb and deflect impact away from your iPhone.
Caudabe's Veil line is an extremely thin case designed for those who prefer a minimalist aesthetic. While this case won't protect your iPhone from drops, it will keep it scratch-free.
The Veil is available in white or black from Caudabe for $20.95.
Rated to protect your phone from a 2 meter drop, the Sheath is an ultra-thin case that keeps your phone safe without adding bulk. Made from a soft, gel-like polymer to keep your phone safe from everyday bumps and drops.
The Sheath is available in gray or black from Caudabe for $25.95.
The Synthesis is designed to keep your iPhone 11 Pro Max safe from drops as high as two meters. Manufactured from Caudabe's shock-absorbing polymer, this case also features a hard-back shell to deflect impact away from your phone. This case also features a laser-etched diamond pattern around the edges to provide extra grip.
The Synthesis is available in black or gray from Caudabe for $30.95.
Thin iPhone 11 Pro Max Case
The Totallee Thin iPhone 11 Pro Max Case is a light-protection case that keeps your iPhone scratch free. The think profile won't take up much space in your back pocket
The Overture is a vegan-leather wrapped wallet case that provides military-grade drop protection. It boasts two card slots and a full-length pocket for cash.
Non-toxic and BPA free, the Altra is a slim case designed to help keep your phone scratch-free. It features a patterned back and a detachable wrist strap to help guard against accidental drops.
The Altra is available in black or beige from Moshi on Amazon for $49.95
Case Mate's Tough Speckled case boasts 10-foot drop protection, a snap-on/snap-off one piece design, and is wireless charging compatible. The simple case also features a speckled accent on the edge, giving it a fun, sporty vibe.
Normally $40.00, the Tough Speckled case is available in white or black at Amazon for $32.00.
This UV-reactive, ultra-bright case makes a statement while keeping your new iPhone 11 Pro Max safe from drops up to 10 feet. It boasts a one-piece, snap-on design, metallic buttons, and an enhanced side bumper for extra grip.
The Tough Neon, which also retails for $40.00, is available in yellow, purple, or pink from Amazon for the discounted price of $32.00.
Add a bit of fun to your phone with Case Mate's Waterfall case. Glitter freely swirls up and down in this eye-catching case, which is capable of protecting your iPhone from drops of up to 10 feet.
The UAG Plasma case boasts a tough armor shell and an impact resistant soft core, as well as reinforced corners to keep your phone dent-free. The textured back also prevents your phone from being accidentally knocked off a table or slipping from your hands.
The Plasma Series is available in clear, black, red, and blue from Urban Armor Gear on Amazon for $39.95.
The Monarch series by UAG features five-layer protection to keep your iPhone safe. It meets 2X military drop test standards, making this the case for those who are seriously tough on their phones.
There are different layers of material and protection including TPU, leather, and anodized aluminum.
The Monarch is available in black, crimson, and carbon fiber for $59.95 from UAG on Amazon.
Full Grain Leather Flip Wallet
The Full Grain Leather Flip Wallet by iPulse Cases is wrapped in Italian leather and boasts a timeless design. It provides light drop protection and allows you to carry two credit cards, an ID, and a small amount of cash.
The Full Grain Leather Flip Wallet is available in black for $29.98 from iPulse on Amazon.
The ArmadilloTek Vanguard series is an ultra-heavy duty case designed to exceed double the military drop rating standard. It features two-piece design, built in screen protector, three layers of protection, and a flip-out kickstand.
The Vanguard is available in black, orange or blue from ArmadilloTek on Amazon starting at $18.98.
Featuring built-in antimicrobial protection and made from plant based materials, the Studio Colour case is as useful as it is stylish. It comes in a wide variety of colors to match your mood.
The Studio Colour is available from Tech21 for $29.95 and comes in in pewter, green, black, coral, blue, mauve, rust, and yellow.
Featuring Griffin's proprietary FortiCore bumper technology, the Survivor Endurance protects your phone against 11-foot drops. The pebbled texture along the sides helps to keep your phone from slipping out of your hands, and the textured button covers make finding your phones buttons easy.
The Survivor Endurance is available from Griffin on Amazon in black or black with yellow accents for $34.99.
Vintage Leather Wallet
Wrapped in full-grain European cowhide lather, it's both stylish and convenient. It features three credit card slots and a larger compartment to hold your cash.
The Vintage Leather Wallet is available in green, plum, golden yellow, black, navy, and chestnut brown.
Black Ops Elite
For the heavy duty user looking for ultimate protection, Element Case's Black Ops Elite for the iPhone 11 Pro Max features CNC machined G10 and aircraft-grade aluminum. Coupled with Element Case's DropShock technology, which covers the entire case body, the Black Ops Elite is built tough.
In person, the case looks absolutely incredible with many small details.
The buttons on the sides have a nice grip-able knurling and are made of CNC machined aluminum that are very tactile and feel as responsive as the iPhone's own buttons.
There is a removable stainless steel clip that sits right above the integrated kickstand.
Inside the box Element Case also included a screwdriver and a paracord keychain which can be connected to the bottom of the case.
Waterfield designs some incredible leather products, of which we looked at three for the new iPhone 11 Pro Max.
This sleeve will fit an iPhone 11 Pro Max, even with a thin case. It has an amazing clasp that requires a user to pull down to open, but to close it can hit straight-on. A second pocket up front can be used for carrying additional items such as a few cards or a small cord.
Around back is a belt loop which is held in place with a very strong magnet. The Waterfield Ranger Pouch retails for $89.
The Executive Sleeve is quite thin, but too fitting an iPhone wearing a case akin to Apple's own.
There is a small loop on the back to affix a carabiner or other tether. It is great for those times you want a minimal case but at times need some added protection or storage.
The Executive Sleeve for the iPhone 11 Pro Max can be ordered directly from Waterfield for $69.
Lastly, we fell in love with the camera bag from Waterfield design.
This distressed chocolate-color leather is super strong and durable with several pockets inside for mobile lenses from Moment, OlloClip, Sandmarc, etc. There is also a pouch on the inside to fit any iPhone and a zipper pocket for cords or adapters. Waterfield's camera bag starts at $99.
We tried out the Momentum and Ace Pro cases from BodyGuardz, with the latter becoming one of our favorites.
The Momentum case is designed for the outdoors. The green color matched our Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro Max perfectly.
On the back is a series of foam hills that were inspired by performance sneakers, though it almost reminds us of a puffy life jacket.
There is an optional lanyard on the bottom and a neat textured interior.
The BodyGuardz Moment is available on Amazon for $44.95.
Casery Marble Case
Casery mixes standard snap-on shell cases with fun designs. We tried out the faux marble option and it looks great on our iPhone 11 Pro Max.
They add drop protection, scratch protection, and style in a thin, minimalist case.
It is available to own on Amazon for $19.99.
The Grip2U case is a thoughtful implementation of a useful feature, especially on the larger iPhone 11 Pro Max.
A silicone grip along the back expands out to easily hold onto the phone. It retracts back when not in use and still lets the phone charge wirelessly compared to PopSockets.
Pick it up in clear, black, or white for $29.99 on Amazon.
QuadLock case systems
The Australian QuadLock case is unique because of its support for the entire QuadLock mounting system.
A connector on the back allows it to easily match up with any QuadLock mount, including the car mount, Qi charger, desk stand, and more.
Our favorite was the desk stand which had a micro suction bottom and a swivel ball head that allowed the iPhone to tilt and twist in several different directions. Great way to keep your iPhone on your desk.
Pad & Quill
Pad & Quill's leather folio for iPhone 11 Pro Max has a genuine leather shell and an elastic cord to keep it from coming open accidentally.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is housed inside a rigid shell across from a series of pockets.
It is available in several different colors of natural leather, with prices starting at $79.95.
Twelve South updates the BookBook line each year with an all new spine design and this year is no different.
The big change this year is that the case is now fully detachable without using clips. It instead relies on magnets for a more seamless experience.
Your phone can be propped up for watching videos and the shell case itself features a leather back.
It can be grabbed on Amazon for $69.99.
Glass Elite screen protectors
There are several versions of the InvisibleShield screen protectors. The most impressive is the Glass Elite Visionguard+ which is the most protective, plus blocks some of the harmful blue light emitted by the phone.