The Best 2021 iPhone 12 cases are designed with hi-tech features and materials. Firstly, a good case is designed to add another layer of protection to your iPhone 12. Manufacturers have designed additional characteristics to reflect users lifestyles, budgets and color preferences. This review considers these premises and also the desirability factor of each case, providing you with The Best 2021 iphone 12 Cases.
The right case can give you peace of mind, your investment is protected throughout each day and improve the overall functions of your iPhone 12. I have handpicked my top selection of the year, that are in my opinion, the most competitively priced.
- Pitaka Aramid – Best Magsafe with Accessories
- Ghostek Nautical Series – Best Modern Waterproof Case
- Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe – Best Classic
- Pela – Best Environment Friendly Case
- Raptic – Best Modern Clear Case
- Ghostek Iron Armor 3 – Best Super Protection & value
- MOSNOVO Lemon Pattern – Best Artwork
- Spigen Liquid Crystal Glitter – Best Budget Case
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The aramid fiber case is super thin and very light. It looks great when it’s snapped on to the phone. A raised lip keeps lenses safe andallows the phone to be placed on a hard surface with out the worry of dirtying or scratching you screen.
The moment of magic with the Pitaka is when you use the magnetic feature; embedded metal plates allow the case to work with the Mag EZ accessories such as their card holder and their car mount. The card holder simply sticks to the case. Overall the case looks stylish with diagonal grip stripes. Your phone will also work well with wireless charging.
This case literally ticks all the boxes if you partake in marine activities and want great protection. This case is very durable and shockproof; there is often a time when we drop our phones. With heavy-duty military-grade drop protection, able to withstand drops of twelve feet the Ghostek is tough. It’s water resistant capabilities are also top drawer. Encased in a complete shell, your iPhone 12 will be able to take clear photos and films down to a depth of twenty feet.
A protective screen will keep out dust and dirt and is fully functional with your usual iPhone touchscreen. It supports MagSafe and wireless charging so the case doesn’t need to come off.
This multi purpose case is sold in Clear Frost and Glossy Black. I like the glossy black; you can still see large areas of the beautiful iPhone 12. The case keeps the phone feeling slimline. A slight detracting quality is that I felt I lost a few percent of sound loudness – not much to be too concerned about.
This classic case is like a decade old Mercedes: the outside remains almost staid looking but it’s well made, very functional and still very up to date with top class features. What am I talking about? Mede from silicone, this classic design supports MagSafe.
Although some users prefer a case that looks more rugged, this Apple case counters that with an array of wonderful colors to choose from. Notwithstanding that you know that thousands of hours of testing will have gone into an apple product to keep you phone free from scratches and bump breakages.
The inner lining adds more protection and feels almost like suede and overall it keeps your iPhone 12 feeling slimline yet not slippery to the touch and the finger marks some people complain about seem endearing to me, like fingerprints on your favorite suede pants. The MagSafe charger easily well with this case.
Pela: Environment friendly iPhone 12 Case, 6.1 inch Screen – 100% Compostable and Biodegradable – Eco-Friendly – Made from Plants
Nowadays an environmentally friendly phone case gets a lot of brownie points in my opinion. The case is verified to meet ASTM D6400 standards for compostability which is the US Standard and the European Standard EN 13432; in lay mans terms this means the case ‘will compost satisfactorily’, in reasonable conditions; you can read more here The nice people at Pela say you can even send it back to them for composting when your finished with the case.
With the green stuff apart what have you got? Firstly the case feels soft and bendy enough to easily fit on your phone. The case has a raised, smooth edge on the back and front, so you can lay your phone on a flat surface without fear of scratches. The power buttons are covered yet still feel responsive. With natural shock absorbing qualities the Pela also is compatible with wireless charging.
The clear, see through design of some cases have the aestehtic benefit you can see the original and delightful color of your iPhone 12 – many users don’t want to hide their new prized possession. The Raptic Clear Case is one with a hatful of other benefits too.
A ‘drop shield’ outer raised rim with bumpers on the corners protects the phone from drops and protects the screen from scratches. PolyOne bubble pattern liner absorbs and deflects impacts.Â The case has a comfy rubbery feel but is still very smooth.
This is one of the most rugged cases on the market; if you work on a building site or you’re a rock climber or a user who wants protection in extreme environments the Ghostek has a simple feature that makes the difference. That feature is a belt clip.
The Ghostek also comes with a separate glass screen protector. The case and holster section come in two parts. The case itself, has all the right cut outs for lens and volume controls and tactile buttons. The case also has a handy slot for a card (not more than one) and a useful feature is the kickstand: great for hands free movie watching.
The kickstand cleverly allows you to wantch the screen in universal or upright mode – useful for video calls. Magsafe charging does not work – pity. However, for the price I can say that the Ghostek Iron Armor 3 is a great buy.
Some cases manufacturers place patterns and artwork as a primary feature os their cases. Mosnovo is one such brand. If you want a case head to foot in flamingoes, pineapples or lemons look no further. Infact there are over 35 designes of artwork to choose from.
Lets look into what else this phone case has to offer on the protection front; firstly its made from TPU. Wikipedia says TPU is a plastic with elasticity, transparency, and resistance to oil, grease and abrasion which sounds relevant: read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoplastic_polyurethane
Bumpers on each corner are military shock proof standard and over all the case is nice and slimline. The back of the case is hard, while the surrounding lip is raised to protect the phone from falls. Overall the price is not unreasonable.
Whether you opted for the black, white, red, mint green or blue, the glitter, clear case by Spigen is a beautiful option for those who like a lightweight, slimline case that has a twist on the clear theme. Many people don’t like to hide their iPhone 12 and that’s understandable.
The glitter in this case simply beautifies that clarity. Made from a plyable TPU the case easily fits on your phone. TPU assures the flexability of this case while keeping it strong and light. The caseÂ has tactile buttons and feels protective. This has to be one of the best budget cases that lets your phone look great.
Wireless charging is supported too. For the price of two bistro coffees you may as well buy it and another case to see which one you like better.
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