Best phone cases for the iPhone 13

September 17, 2021

The Apple iPhone 13 is here with pre-orders starting today Friday 17 Sep. If you’re considering upgrading your phone, it is a no-brainer that you are also going to want to consider purchasing a protective case. But with so many brands, styles and price points to consider, the choice can be overwhelming.

To help make that decision easier for you, we’ve rounded up our top iPhone 13 protective cases, based on features that customers have said they value most. All of these will be available to purchase directly online or in-store at JB HiFi, Harvey Norman, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Happytel.

Incipio Duo Magsafe

Models: iPhone 13, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max

The highly popular Incipio Duo Magsafe case appears on almost every ‘top phone case’ list not only for affordability but also quality. The Duo case, as the name suggests, carries a two-piece protective case system with a soft inner portion and harder outer shell.

Like its previous versions, the Duo also has Incipio’s ‘Antimicrobial Defense’ feature and works with MagSafe and wireless charging accessories. Drop tested to just under 12ft (3.5m).

Impact Zero Kevlar

Models: iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max

3sixT introduces the Impact Zero Case range, the Kevlar model uses one of the strongest yet lightweight and durable materials in the industry. Every drop is dispersed away from the device in a matter of milliseconds. A silver-ion additive is added at a molecular level during manufacturing, which provides round the clock protection, dramatically reducing and eradicating harmful bacterial build-ups. Purposefully designed to provide unparalleled device protection from all aspects of life. Magsafe & wireless charging compatible. Drop tested to 12ft (3.7m).

Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell

Models: iPhone 13, 13 Mini 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max

The Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell Case in signature Kate Spade New York print fuses high fashion with everyday convenience. This case is as chic as it is protective. Pairing co-moulded construction with a shock-resistant bumper, this case has you covered in the event of a drop. The lightweight profile of this Kate Spade New York Protective Hardshell case fits easily in your hand for a nonslip grip.

Survivor All-Terrain Earth

Models: iPhone 13, 13 Mini 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max

The new All-Terrain Earth is the first reverse-engineered sustainable rugged case crafted from a blend of recycled plastics and other sustainable materials. It features the best protection in Survivor’s history, defending against drops up to 20-feet (6.096m).

Additional features include covered ports and mute switch to keep out dust and debris, textured tactile grip on the sides and back for a superb hold, 2.12mm raised bezel to protect the screen, antimicrobial protection eliminating 99.9% of surface bacteria and germs, scratch resistance and discolouration defence. It is also Wireless & MagSafe charging compatible.

Tech21 EvoMax with Holster

Models: iPhone 13, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max

Brand new in 2021 from Tech21 is their EvoMax, a rugged and durable case made for the toughest adventures. The EvoMax includes a kickstand belt clip, sliding camera protection and port covers.

OtterBox Symmetry Series

Models: iPhone 13, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max

The Symmetry case offers a good balance between protection and style for most everyday users. With a single-piece design, the case is super easy to install and remove. Rated to three times military drop standards which translates into 78 x drops from 4ft (1.2m), the case is also infused with a silver-based additive that helps defend the case exterior against many common bacteria. It’s available in a variety of colours and works with Apple’s MagSafe chargers and Qi wireless charging accessories.

UAG Metropolis Series

Models: iPhone 13, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max

With a unique wrap-around design, UAG’s Metropolis Series provides 360-degree device protection. Using lightweight premium Kevlar material, the folio-style cover comes with three card storage in the inner tab, as well as impact-resistant bumpers & oversized tactile buttons. This is the ideal way of protecting your phone and providing card storage. It is wireless charging compatible and drop tested to 16ft (4.8m).