Meet the toughest iPhone 5 cases money can buy

Meet the toughest iPhone 5 cases money can buy
As many would agree, the iPhone 5 is a beautiful, well-crafted smartphone. But at the same time, its lightweight aluminum body may easily bend or scratch if the handset is not handled with care. That explains why there's plenty of protective iPhone 5 cases on the market, ranging from the sleek and barely noticeable, to the tough and extremely durable. This post is about the latter kind. After doing a little digging, we came up with a pretty solid selection listing the most damage-resistant iPhone 5 cases available on the market. No matter what stands on top of your priority list – shock, dust, dirt, or water resistance – chances are you'll find the right case among the ones we've picked. Check them out!

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Some looks lovely and some are very ugly.

15. shatterarmor

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The Strongest Case on the Internet is at iPhoneArmor.com Its completely shatterproof and sold at a ridiculous price

2. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

The orange lifreproof fre case is pathetic and 99% unlikely to ever be seen used by an iPhone owner....

5. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I have seen girls slap on a big doraemon or minion case, or cases which makes the phone twice as bulky with ears or something. But if you need such a case for daily use, you must be pathetic enough to break your phones so frequently that you require an armor for it... It would be a different story if you are going for a hiking or outdoor adventure though.

12. Taonuviel

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Pathetic? Aren't you a gem. I bought the 3gs in Fall 2010 and upgraded to the 5 in Spring 2013 and had never damaged either until a couple weeks ago. I chose cases by how they looked as long as they were fairly sturdy, and used stick-on screen protectors. I dropped the 3gs twice, the 5 maybe once until a few months ago, when I started dropping all kinds of things. I was dropping my 5 often, but its' case protected it until I dropped it hard three weeks ago, face-down, shattering the glass - thankfully held together by the screen protector. Replacing it cost about $90, which was still much less than other local repair shops, especially the Apple store. I'm switching to a tough case now until/if I stop dropping stuff.

6. luizsenos

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Not exactly, if you have a boat that may be useful...

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

"As many would agree, the iPhone 5 is a beautiful, well-crafted smartphone." I do not agree with this.

4. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

So why are you commenting..even looking at an article about iphone cases seeing as you just bore with your childish hate Reported

8. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

So basically you are reporting someone for expressing his opinion without trolling nor using offensive words. Talking about being childish, pff..

9. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

if you dont know that this account is constantly trolling apple articles saying how he doesnt care or doesnt like then dont get involved thanks needless trolls need reporting,if your alrite with him fine move on

10. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Iphone is beautiful it does need those ugly cases

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Spigen makes the best looking cases; they actually improve the look of the phone.

11. Hbs929

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

One of my favorite rugged cases is the Ballistic HC case. I have always had better luck with Ballistic rather than with Otterbox who I find to make a cheaper cases with less durability. Of course I have tried Waterproof cases but I think that even though it has a guarantee I don;t want my phone to have the risk of drowning and being useless. I found a good review of the Ballistic case I have here iphantastic(dotcom)/agf-ballistic-hc-rugged-shell-​case/

13. cjawe321

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

The turtlebox iphone 5 case I have works great and it's waterproof drop proof and only 49.99. Sometimes it's on sale for 38.99 on turtleboxcases.weebly.com

14. cjawe321

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

The turtlebox iphone 5 case I have works great and it's waterproof drop proof and only 49.99. Sometimes it's on sale for 38.99 on turtleboxcases.weebly.com

16. shatterarmor

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

THE STRONGEST CASE ON EARTH IS AT IPHONEARMOR.COM. BEST PROTECTION BEST VALUE AND SHATTERPROOF YOU JUST CANT BEAT THAT!

17. shatterarmor

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

THE STRONGEST IPHONE 6 CASE ON EARTH IS AT IPHONEARMOR.COM. BEST PROTECTION BEST VALUE AND SHATTERPROOF YOU JUST CANT BEAT THAT!

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