Before we begin, here are some factors that determine what products make this list or not:
This cannot be overemphasized and is important for cases and other accessories. The iPhone is a beautiful device and it would be a travesty to clothe it, so to speak, in an ugly, malformed casing.
This is just as important as the design of the case. Features such as shock absorption and heat protection, are a prerequisite these days and not just an added feature.
VALUE FOR QUALITY
While sometimes true, it is not a cemented fact that the most expensive products are the best products. When buying a case, ensure that you are getting exactly what you pay for. These days, with the market overflowing with various kinds of cases it is significantly harder to locate one of good quality, but that just makes it easier to appreciate when you do. In this list, amidst a strong comparison between the latest protective cases for the iPhone 5S, one will notice the OtterBox commuter and defender series still coming out on top. Another famous competitor is the Spigen SGP. The impressive Lifeproof Fre series, however, manages to leave the others behind to emerge as an all time favorite and the best when it comes to all round weather and condition protection for your iPhone Why The Lucky Stiff.
This list is not written in any particular order as customer tastes and preferences differ. It is as follows:
1.) OBLIQ - SKYLINE SERIES
This product features a hard shell with dual layered construction and still manages to remain light and sleek. The series uses a similar design with the Xtreme Pro. It offers you a special way of engaging landscape view with a special card insert stand.
2.) BELKIN - GRIP CANDY SHEER SERIES
This case features a slender, slim design made to fit your pocket. The case will protect your iPhone 5S from medium impacts as well as scratches. It comes with a one year warranty which will make sure you get the best quality. It has various cuts to grant access to your various ports.
3.) FOSMON - DURA-HOLOGRAM SERIES
This is a lightweight choice, both price and bulk wise. The case is a hybrid, with a TPU interior and PC exterior and will ensure your phone stays slim while providing a 3D effect on the exterior, and making a space from which the apple logo can shine. While the screen is not protected, you can rest easy knowing that your phone is protected against light bumps and drops. Ports are also easily accessible.
4.) ULAK - PANDAMIMI SERIES
This case right here is cheap and offers sleek and elegant design. The cases are specially made to fit your iPhone 5S perfectly while providing scratch and bump protection. With this case, which is made from very durable PC as well as smooth surface TPU, one can rest easy, knowing that their phone is safe.
5.) SPIGEN SGP - NEO HYBRID SERIES
Spigen SGP brings us one of its more lightweight and slimmer cases. It possesses all the elegance and innovative features of Spigen complete with a sleek design. This case will fit your iPhone like a glove. Famous for the strength and durability of their products, you can be sure that with Spigen, you are covered.
6.) OTTERBOX - COMMUTER SERIES
Compared to Defender, this series is a lightweight choice but is just as famous. It features little, negligible bulk while providing two layers of protection to ensure that your phone stays safe and slim.
7.) OBLIQ - XTREME PRO SERIES
This case possesses a hard shell and two layers while being sleek and light. The series has a similar design to the Skyline and the back of the case, features a lovely, metallic shimmer logo which only makes it that much better.
8.) SPIGEN SGP - TOUGH ARMOR SERIES
Spigen SGP is one of the most recognizable names in the mobile accessories market and has been around since 2004. They are incredibly popular because of the incredible prices they offer for similarly incredible quality. These series are defined by their spider-web inspired TPU construction located on the inner surface of the case which is actually a shock absorbing feature that uses air cushion technology. The design also fosters air circulation to prevent overheating.
9.) OTTERBOX - DEFENDER SERIES
This is possibly one of the most popular names in the protective case business. The defender features three layers of protection, hence you can rest assured that your phone is very well protected. Granted, this protection comes with some bulk, but hey, it only adds to the beauty.
10.) LIFEPROOF - FRE SERIES
This is both expensive and widely sought after. It provides premium protection for your iPhone. How does waterproof, snow/dirt proof and drop proof all at once, sound? Incredible right? That's what the Fre series offers. It protects your phone while simultaneously giving you unhindered access to the Touch ID, camera, and everything else. This case has been proven to hold drops from as high as 2 meters and it lasts underwater for more than an hour at a depth of 2 meters.
It has an anti-reflective optical-glass camera lens and does not hinder access to your ports. The market is filled with a very wide collection of cases from various producers and most times, selection can be hard and mistakes are often made. This list aims at making that selection process easier. Go through it and you should be able to best decide what case suits your preferences and go for it.