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Pick the perfect case for your iPhone SE (2020)

Your new second-generation iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch display that needs protection. Consider one of the many cases available for the budget iPhone to protect your investment, including our favorite pick below. Get the case (or cases) that match your style, and enjoy! Are you looking to purchase a new iPhone? Consider our favorites of the year.

Official choice

iPhone SE Silicone Case

Staff Pick

Apple’s silicone case for the iPhone SE (2020) is available in white, pink sand, and black only. The durable case is designed to fit snugly over your iPhone’s volume buttons, side button, and curves. On the outside, you’ll find a silky, soft-touch finish that will hold up over time.

$35 at Apple

Take No. 2

iPhone SE Leather Case

Another long-time favorite for iPhone users is this leather case, which Apple creates using specially tanned and finished European leather. The case is soft to the touch and develops a natural patina over time. Despite this, it never loses its durability.

$45 at Apple

Stylish and practical

iPhone Wallet Case by Moment

This slim wallet case can hold up to three cards. Better still, you can use it with a Moment lens on your new iPhone. It’s available as a black case with natural leather or black canvas with black leather. The bottom includes a strap attachment to work with any standard wrist strap.

$30 at Moment

Super shock absorption

Spigen Tough Armor

Tough Armor is military-grade drop-tested and features Spigen’s signature air cushions in the corners for just-about-as-good-as-it-gets shock absorption. There’s a hard shell that slips onto the back, and once it’s on, it’s secure and almost becomes one with the TPU inner lining.

From $17 at Amazon

Make it your own

CASETiFY Impact

One of the most popular names in iPhone accessories, CASETiFY, offers a full lineup of cases for the iPhone SE (2020) in various styles. You can also create a case to better match your tastes.

$35 at CASETiFY

Colorful

BodyGuardz Harmony Case

For something different, consider the Harmony, made with BodyGuardz’s patented Kevlar material that absorbs impact. The case is gorgeous too. It’s adorned with classic metallic buttons, a thin wire mesh and comes in rose quartz, amethyst, shade, green, and the multicolor unicorn.

$40 at BodyGuardz

Textured for extra grip

Caseology Parallax

The Parallax is a dual-layer case with a TPU shell. The secondary layer is a polycarbonate frame that fits around the edges of your phone. It takes the brunt of the devastating smacks to the corners that have felled many an iPhone. The back diamond pattern is covered in a matte coating that offers extra grip.

From $9 at Amazon

Sea this

LifeProof WĀKE CASE

WĀKE cases are crafted from salvaged fishing gear and made up of 85% ocean-based recycled plastic. With each purchase, you can donate a dollar to one of LifeProof’s nonprofit partners. Available in multiple colors.

From $36 at Amazon

Sparkles

Twinkle by Case-Mate

The Twinkle offers drop protection up to 10 feet, a one-piece platform design, and anti-scratch technology. It’s also available in four great colors. Offering refined metallic buttons, the case is just of the many available by Case-Mate.

$40 at Case-Mate

Clear and thin

Ringke Fusion

The polycarbonate back of the Ringke Fusion is more transparent than most clear cases. The natural beauty of your new iPhone can shine through almost better than if there were no case at all. You’ll be trying to tell that little kid in The Matrix that you have an excellent case, and he’s going to be all “there is no case.”

From $11 at Amazon

Heavy-duty protection

UAG Plasma

UAG calls this case a “feather-light composite” since it comprises a hard outer shell and a softer, more flexible inner core. It disperses the force across the whole phone instead of having it concentrated on the area of impact. It’s been drop-tested to meet military standards.

From $40 at Amazon

Choose your color

Gear4 Wembley Palette

The lightweight Wembley case features impact-absorbing TPU reinforced with D3O for added protection, where you need it most. Available in blue, red, gray, green, and purple.

$30 at Zagg

Go back in time

TNCYOLL iPhone SE 2020 Case Cool Retro

Look at those old-school videotapes on display on this unique slim case. Value-priced, the case also comes with a screen protector.

$9 at Amazon

Eco-friendly

Honey (Bee Edition)

Pela cases are beautifully designed and eco-friendly. They’re durable enough to protect your phone but also 100% compostable. This limited-edition model comes in a great color with drawings of bees on the back.

$45 at Pela

Kick it

ESR Metal Kickstand

Soft and durable, this case lets you stand up your iPhone vertically and horizontally, allowing you to watch videos or FaceTime your way.

$15 at Amazon

Minimalist case

TORRAS Slim Fit

The TORRAS Slim Fit is a thin plastic case that is scratch resistant and fits your iPhone super snug. It even sports a tiny raised edge around the back camera and flash so you can lay it down on a flat surface and not worry about scratching your lens.

From $13 at Amazon

Timeless look

Vesta Hardshell Case

Designed with classic twill to give your phone a timeless look. Featuring military-grade drop protection. Available in Blossom Pink and Bahama Blue

$20 at Amazon

Tough and reliable

Spigen Ultra Hybrid S

Spigen is known for its exceptional cases, and the Ultra Hybrid S iPhone case is no exception. Made from polycarbonate with sturdy but flexible TPU around the edges, the Ultra Hybrid S offers protection without extreme rigidity. It also has a flip-out stand to prop your phone up in landscape mode for watching videos.

From $12 at Amazon

Textured for extra grip

Caseology Wavelength

This beautifully designed iPhone SE (2020) case by Caseology offers dual-layer protection and shock absorption in a slim design. It’s available in matte black, burgundy, coral pink, and navy blue.

$8 at Amazon

Lightweight leather

Casery Agate iPhone SE Case

Designed in Los Angeles, California, the Agate case from Casery provides 360-degree edge-to-edge protection in a design that pops with vibrant colors. Made of top-quality American polymers.

$32 at Casery

Everything in one place

Vena vCommute

The vCommute by Vena is one of our favorite wallet cases for iPhone thanks to its hearty protection and multifunctional card cover. While the cover protects your credit cards and ID when the case is in your pocket, it can slide down to become a kickstand.

$28 at Amazon

Various flower selections

GVIEWIN Clear Flower Case

To date, there are seven uniquely designed flower cases from GVIEWIN available on Amazon. Take a look at all of the designs and stock up!

$15 at Amazon

Crystal clear protection

Speck Presidio

The case provides a solid layer of protection designed to take impact, and it won’t yellow over time so that it will remain crystal clear. The case has a scratch-resistant coating that ensures that both your phone and case stay looking great, and the cutouts make accessing your ports a breeze.

$18 at Amazon

Fight the microbes

Tech 21 Studio Colour

The Studio Colour case features microbe-fighting protection for a hygienically clean case. Made with plant-based materials, it offers an ultra-thin profile. Buy one in coral, teal, black, and gray.

$30 at Tech-21

Under wraps

Twelve South SurfacePad

Keep your iPhone protected on both the front and back with this leather folio case from Twelve South. It also serves as a wallet case with slots for a couple of cards.

$40 at Twelve South

A woody alternative

Mous – Protective Case

You can purchase a Mous case with walnut, bamboo, black leather, and more. The case comes with a TPU anti-shock screen protector in the box, and the AiroShock technology protects your device from drops and shocks.

$40 at Amazon

Impactful

Pelican Protector

Available in various color combination, this case features angled edges that divert energy and protects the screen from surface contact—tested to military specifications to survive multiple drops.

$40 at Pelican

Budget

Crave Strong Guard

With a slim, lightweight design, the Crave Strong Guard protects your investment while also saving you money. Check out the seven color choices.

$12 at Amazon

Two-in-one

Otter + Pop

This series from Otterbox adds fun and functionality to its Symmetry and Defender series with swappable PopTops. The grip is recessed into the case when not in use, making it pocketable and is easy to pop up for pro-level FaceTime sessions.

$50 at Otterbox

Planet safe

UAG Biodegradable Outback Series

The Biodegradable Outback Series is made from 100% recyclable packaging with soy-based-inks. Smooth with an ergonomic design, the case is available in olive, lilac, and black.

$40 at UAG

Something unique

Endura Ultra Durable Case

Extreme protection with military-grade drop protection tested to 10 ft. IPX5 water and dust resistance. Armband and Handlebar Mount compatible.

$55 at Moshi

It’s your choice

When buying a new case for your iPhone SE (2020), make sure it matches your style, provides plenty of protection, and fits within your budget. Whether it’s the iPhone SE Silicone Case or the smooth iPhone SE Leather Case by Apple, you can’t go wrong with either pick.

If you’re looking for something different like the Honey (Bee Edition by Pela, these cases get the job done. There really are limitless options. Whatever you do, have fun with your selection. Better yet, buy a few cases so you can change the look at any time!

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