With phones getting bigger with each passing year, Apple quietly joins the iPhone 12 Mini trend. The small and compact nature of the phone makes it easy to grip and carry. And if you have bought this compact iPhone, it’s all but natural that you would want to protect it at all costs. Because at the end of the day, the Corning glass may be tough, but it's not invincible. At the same time, you wouldn’t want to cover up this classy phone with a bulky armored cover or a printed cover either.
In situations such as this, it's best to opt for a clear or transparent case. These cases help retain the form factor and your phone's color while protecting the surface from scuff marks and regular wear and tear.
If you seek a clear case for your new iPhone Mini, you have come to the right place. In this post, we have compiled a list of the best clear case for your iPhone.
If you want an affordable case with a clean and simple look, you can look up the Fusion case by Ringkle. It's a flexible case and beings a combination of PC and TPU to the table. The good news is that it's lightweight and slim, and keeps scratches at bay. We liked that it has enough clear area at the back to show Apple's distinctive branding and the color of the phone as well.
It comes with the usual features found in phone cases such as raised bezels along the edges. The raised lips help keep the lens and the screen scratch-free when you keep the phone flat on any surface.
There are dedicated cutouts for the speaker and the charging port at the bottom. Interestingly, it also bundles lanyard holes at the bottom. When the time comes, you can hook a Shoulder strap (sold separately) to it for a hands-free experience.
Spigen's Ultra Hybrid case is a good buyfor your iPhone 12 Mini if flexible clear one isn't your thing. This a hard-shell case and has a combination of TPU and PC. And quite naturally, lets your phone's gorgeous color shine through while shielding it from minor scratches and drops. While the buttons are covered to keep out dust and grime, the ports' cutouts and the alert slider are precise and to-the-point.
Like the case above, the Ultra Hybrid packs raised bumpers to shield the screen and camera lenses from scratches when iPhone is kept facing downwards.
More importantly, the case is thin enough to preserve the original profile of the iPhone 12 Mini.
The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style Series for the iPhone 12 Mini brings the dual advantage of a soft TPU bumper and a hard polycarbonate back. Here, a ring of TPU encircles the case. And this ring gives the case a slightly unique look while helping to grip the phone better. The bumper is made of shock-absorbent material, which sounds like a boon for folks who are a bit clumsy.
The back is scratch-resistant, meaning it won't collect ugly, tiny scratches. Like the Spigen case above, this case offers dedicated cutouts at the bottom, allowing easy access to the charging port and audio to emit freely.
More importantly, the use of dual-color tones helps enhance the overall look of the phone and case. However, it has its share of flaws. For instance, the back can turn out to be a fingerprint magnet.
Do you often watch movies and TV Shows on your phone? If yes, you might want to try a case with a built-in kickstand like the ESR Metal Kickstand. This case protects your phone from abrasions and every day wear & tear, and the kickstand acts as an added functionality. The stand can be used to prop up the phone both vertically and horizontally, thereby making it easy to watch web-series and TV Shows handsfree.
The kickstand can be adjustable up to 60 degrees, giving you the flexibility to adjust the phone at your convenience. At the same time, the clear back of the phone case helps in yielding a better grip.
Even though the stand sits almost flush with the case, it adds its share of wobble to the phone, when kept on its back. On the upside, you will find all the other helpful features like raised bezels and precise cutouts.
When it comes to durability and build, ESR Metal Kickstands (for other phones) have been rated decently. The kickstand is sturdy and can hold the phone without toppling over, although it's recommended to use the horizontal setting more.
Do you drop your phone often? If you do, then you should certainly check out the grip case by Speck Products. Thanks to all the raised lines and rubbery textures, this case is great to hold. What makes it special is that the textures are on both sides of the case. Those textures provide a decent grip so that the phone doesn't slip out. The center is cleared of any lines or textures to let the Apple logo visible.
The Speck Products Grip Case is also secure and delivers its share of security to the phone. The company claims that the case has been drop-tested up to 13-foot. And the rubber compresses at the corners helps to absorb the brunt of falls and drops.
However, all this added security comes at the price, literally, since this phone case is expensive than its counterparts above. If you don't mind spending a bit more, you should certainly have a peek at this clear case for your iPhone 12 Mini.
The in-house Clear Case for the iPhone 12 Mini brings the advantage of MagSafe to that table. With this case, you'll be able to stick the MagSafe compatible leather case or any other MagSafe compatible accessories (when they are released) to the rear. It also contributes to keeping your phone safe from the elements of nature. For one, the corners are cushioned to lessen the impact of drops and falls. Plus, it's grippy enough to give you a comfortable hold on your phone.
Since this is an in-house case, you do not have to worry about the fit.
However, do note that the circle of MagSafe magnets at the back adds their share of bling and gives the case a bit of a unique look.
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Apart from the clear case from Apple, the other cases are not MagSafe compatible. Hopefully, over time, more MagSafe compatible products and accessories are released.
At the end of the day, note that clear cases do not protect your phone at the same level as rugged cases. And if luck is not on your side, your phone might end with an ugly ding or a shattered case. And well, we all know the high cost of Apple Care.
If you want to stay on the safe side, you can invest in a rugged case by the likes of Supcase or Otterbox.