2016 Top 5 iPhone Cases

In 2016, there are more than 100 million iPhones reported in use. Most iPhone users have upgraded their older iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s to the more recently released models: iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus, and the new iPhone SE. With the new updates, consumers received higher resolution displays, and with it came a higher out of pocket price tag if one of those screens happens to break. It’s no wonder why the cell phone case market, particularly for iPhones, has become a multi-billion-dollar industry with hundreds of cell phone case manufacturers and thousands of different designs. Undoubtedly consumers shopping for a cell phone case will find that the whole experience may get a little overwhelming.

With this in mind, we’ve decided to do the homework, and to delve deeper into the industry in an attempt to find the 5 best protective cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. With such a wide array of cases available for iPhone 6/6s, we decided to use a grading system to help us sort through the clutter and narrow down our top contenders.

We’ve rated each phone case by evaluating how they score under each of the following attributes we felt were most important, and assigned a score from 1 to 5, 5 being the best and 1 worst:

  • Aesthetics – overall look of the case
  • Ergonomics – feel, ease of use, access to buttons and ports
  • Protection – capability to safeguard the entire phone, including the display screen
  • Price – customers’ cost to purchase the case in comparison to other cases
  • Customer Reviews – what customers are saying about the case

Using these qualifications, we’ve named the top 5 iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s cases of 2016. Here are Wireless Association’s top 5 picks:

#5 Spigen Neo Hybrid

Aesthetics: This case is certainly sleek and attractive with its metallic finish polycarbonate bumper and TPU mesh backing, which explains why it is one of the most popular cases on the market. Rating: 4 out of 5 in aesthetics.

Ergonomics: The Neo Hybrid doesn’t veer too far from the feel...

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#4 Tech21 Evo Mesh

Aesthetics: The Evo Mesh is an excellent thin, sleek and attractive case, available in a wide range of colors. The clear mesh backing allows you to showcase your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. Rating: 4 out of 5 in aesthetics.

Ergonomics: Perhaps the best thing about this case...

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#3 Spigen Tough Armor

Aesthetics: Similar to the Neo Hybrid, the Spigen Tough Armor is beautifully designed to complement the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s with its slim look and metallic finish. Available in Rose Gold, Gold, Gunmetal, Silver and Black, the Tough Armor is a fan favorite. Rating: 4 out of 5 in aesthetics.

Ergonomics: The metallic finish of the Tough Armor captures...

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#2 OtterBox Defender

Aesthetics: The OtterBox is a staple when it comes to iPhone cases. It provides quality protection, but not without sacrificing style. While certainly slimmer than previous models, many have complained that the OtterBox Defender looks too bulky and unattractive. Rating: 3 out of 5 in aesthetics.

Ergonomics: Due to its rugged design, the iPhone buttons...

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#1 SaharaCase Classic

Aesthetics: The SaharaCase Classic is great for those who want protection but do not want all that bulk that comes in an OtterBox. We found the design to be unique and beautifully slim. It’s design makes the case stand out in a crowded market. Rating: 4 out of 5 in aesthetics.

Ergonomics: Its slim and sleek design makes it...

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