Best iPhone 12 cases currently on the market: OtterBox, LifeProof, Casetify, and more

Best iPhone 12 cases currently on the market: OtterBox, LifeProof, Casetify, and more

Plan ahead

Text: Cheryl Lai-Lim

Image: Instagram | @casetify

We love to plan ahead. Even if Apple's iPhone 12 fleet is only dropping this Friday (23 October), you can already shop for other accessories that are already available. Whether you're opting for the compact iPhone 12 mini or going big with the iPhone 12 Pro Max with its largest ever display, there's always that inclination to dress up your shiny new toy with a phone case. The suite of new iPhones might have Ceramic Shield front covers that are supposedly more durable than glass, but all-around protection is probably the best way to ensure your new phone purchase will survive a tumultuous drop. Below, the phone cases currently on the market, so you can whip around your new iPhone 12 without worrying about potential accidents.


Together with the launch of iPhone 12, Apple also introduced the MagSafe ecosystem of accessories. These Apple-designed cases have built-in magnets that will align perfectly with your iPhone 12, allowing for a seamless wireless charging experience. The magnets also make it possible to snap on magnetic accessories like wallet cases, so you'll never forget your credit card when you leave the house again. Opt for the clear case if you're looking to show off your new mint green iPhone 12, or the silicone case if you prefer a silkier touch.


Dust-proof, drop-proof, and life-proof your new phone with LifeProof's latest line-up of sustainable iPhone 12 cases. Created to help address the issue of plastics in oceans, the WĀKE series of iPhone 12 cases are constructed from salvaged fishing gear. Don't look down on its protective abilities  this 85% ocean-based recycled case is able to protect your phone from drops up to 6.6 feet. Similarly sustainable, LifeProof's NËXT series of iPhone 12 cases are made with more than 50% recycled materials. This series features clear cases with added dashes of colour around the sides, allowing you to display the colour of your chosen iPhone 12 to shine through without compromising on its performance.


OtterBox has every kind of iPhone 12 phone case available for all the possible scenarios. Perfect for protecting yourself against the pandemic, the Symmetry series of cases are manufactured with antimicrobial technology to help protect your case exterior from common bacteria. The Defender series will provide the ultimate protection for your iPhone 12, with its multi-layer construction shielding your phone from drops, dirt, scrapes and bumps. If you're extra clumsy, get the award-winning Otter+Pop case, which comes with an interchangeable phone grip that will help you ensure a firmer grip on your phone. The Commuter series, as its namesake suggests, is prefect for those constantly on-the-go. Designed to withstand heavy usage, the series of cases are pocket-friendly, have an added grip, and also contain integrated antimicrobial technology.


Instagram-friendly as always, Casetify has rolled out their millennial-approved iPhone 12 cases, complete with their DEFENSiFY antimicrobial coating, which helps eliminate up to 99% of bacteria. Shop various cases from their signature Impact and Pro Impact series, which provides up to 9.8 feet drop protection. Choose from an assortment of colourful cases and fun prints, or customise your personalised dream case  complete with neon sand and your name emblazoned in giant letters.


If you're constantly rummaging through your bag searching for your phone, this necklace phone case is perfect for you. Berlin-based brand XOUXOU allows you to know where your phone is constantly, whilst keeping your hands free. Snap up a clear silicone hard case with their Basic Necklace, or go for their Modular silicone cases, available in a myriad of colours with rope cords or flat lanyards. You'll never drop your phone  it'll literally be connected to you. Besides protecting your iPhone 12, the phone case also acts as a fashion statement, and the adjustable cords can be worn in front or cross-body.