I Bought/Tested Over 65 iPhone 12 Cases – Which Were Best?

I Bought/Tested Over 65 iPhone 12 Cases – Which Were Best?

We spent over $1300 dollars on iPhone 12 cases in the last month. Most of them were pretty bad. Some were great. Which ones were best?

With the up-designed iPhone 12, we had to adjust our scoring system. We’ve put more emphasis on using the iPhone 12 and little less on durability given that the iPhone 12 is the toughest iPhone to date.

Here’s are the power rankings along with our affiliate links as wells as codes that we’ve collected over the last few years:

1. Mous Limitless 3.0 – http://mreh.ca/GetAMous
2. Casetify Ultra Impact – https://mreh.ca/3eNKmDV
3. Catalyst Influence – https://mreh.ca/32r1NFs
4. Ghostek Iron Armor 3 – https://mreh.ca/3n7IUPw
5. Otterbox Defender – https://mreh.ca/2IjB2LH
6. Loopy Case – Use “MRE5” @ https://Loopycases.com for $5 off
7. Otter+Pop Symmetry – https://mreh.ca/3ldpOah
8. Urban Armor Gear Monarch – https://mreh.ca/2U40bwz
9. Rhinoshield MOD NX/SolidSuit – https://mreh.ca/357hTWv
10. Apple Silicone MagSafe Case – https://mreh.ca/3jL6xLR

We’re reviewers, not influencers. No influencer is going to drop $1300 dollars on cases to figure out which one is best. Reviewers do that. This channel is un-sponsered, our videos are sponser-free and we plan on keeping it that way.

In this video:

0:00 Intro
0:48 Above Average Cases (7-10)
7:26 Pretty Great Cases (4-6)
12:52 Cream of the Crop Cases (2-3)
16:17 The Fallen
18:59 The Best of the Best

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MagSafe Case Teardown: https://youtu.be/Hj6Gen7L4yA

Best Accessories for the iPhone 12? https://youtu.be/u8oHKskECCA

Best Charging Cables – https://youtu.be/mhVR-5UUFGQ

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I do have to point out the cases that were proverbial residents on my Top 10 lists for years and after the iPhone 12, have fallen out of the top 10.

The first are the Grip cases from Speck. They’ve dropped down to #19. They’ve been updated for the iPhone 12 and instead of having grips on the cases being made from the grippy and semi-soft TPU material that cradles your iPhone, it’s now just extensions of the PC back.

Which means this case now slides around almost like an air hockey puck and the ribs on the case are hard which makes the case feel way too abrasive.

The second case that seems to make the Top 10 all the time is the Spigen Tough Armor. It’s #11 so it barely make the cut.

The Tough Armor is still a great case. Handles decently, is tough BUT the Apple Silicone case beats it out because you can use the Magsafe features on the iPhone 12.

Other notable cases that didn’t make the Top 10 cut include the Magbak due to build quality issues, the Raptic Lux because dropping a case with a metal bumper is terrible, and the Tech 21 Evo Check because it comes off like an old sock.

Do I sound annoyed? It’s because I am because dropping $100’s of dollars on cases that are terrible, is a really hard thing to do. Stuff like this Mellow case that cost more than my #1 case and doesn’t fit my iPhone properly, or having to pay shipping and custom fees to bring over the Incipio case that handles like a wet bar of soap.
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  1. I Ghost141 I on March 3, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Does the casetify have work with magsafe

  2. Ken on March 3, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I appreciate your insight into what to look for… I tried a Spigen, and it is just too slippery every where. My hands are drying out with the winter and Covid care… but I would also like a case that has “gription” on the back so I can use a magnetic mount (spigen cd player slot mount) in the car.
    The best overall for how it “feels” (ignoring drop protection since I baby my phone in a leather holster) is the “ORNARTO Shockproof Designed for iPhone 12 Mini”. It has great grippy sides, with the bevel on the top and bottom for swiping.
    I am considering eGrips for the back panel since I have not seen anything that fits my usage and style (I do not want to change who I am just because I have the new 12 mini).
    Thanks for getting me started.

  3. Outback Chicken on March 3, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Excellent. Thanks

  4. Subconscious Guidance on March 3, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Those guns though

  5. Ürün Tanıtım Shopping TV on March 3, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    You are the king of reviewers 👍🤙🏻💪🏻

  6. David O. on March 3, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    My Mous case broke the back glass of my iPhone 10x… not sure how it got rated as the best case lol. I tend to find the $10 bulky cases provide the most protection from personal experience of some serious throws and falls. Love the effort this guy puts into reviewing cases though and that dog gets a video like from me haha

  7. Jason Miller on March 3, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    I have the outer box defender and it’s awesome

  8. Jeff Tyler on March 3, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Learning a LOT from your videos, thank you for the effort. One question….Most cases protect from 10 foot falls if it hits the corner. My fear is a fall that lands face down. It seems like cases now have a minimal lip on the front. I would like to see a higher lip at top and bottom of phone to give face down impact and it can be lowered somewhat down the sides to allow easier reach across phone. Any ideas/thoughts where I can find a case that fits my concerns???

  9. DivisionV on March 3, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Mous Limitless 3.0..? Nah is old.. the Limitless 4.0 is better

  10. M Thib on March 3, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Just went a purchased a Mous case. Bit pricey but I’m putting my faith in ya lol.

  11. Scoobyxxxsnax on March 3, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    zizo cases are great too. ive bought a bunch but still end up putting my zizo cases back on since iphone 7

  12. Joshua Ragbir on March 3, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Can you please review the Pelican cases

  13. Miranda Reborn Baby Maker on March 3, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I just bought the defender for my 11 pro max and love it. I also love that little tie on your adorable puppy 🙂

  14. Michael on March 3, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    DO NOT GET A WHITE MOUS CASE OR FLOLAB Screen protector. I bought both and the case got dirty immediately (if I didn’t get white it may be a great case.) Also dont buy the mous case he recommends. It’s $25 more expensive than the case without magnets and you don’t need that useless shit. Flolab’s screen protector broke right away and the application method was hard as fuck.
    I am not a bot nor being paid. I don’t believe he’s not being paid. Reply to me and I’ll tell you about my experience

  15. Capture the moments for memories on March 3, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    The dog is super chill. Much better listener then me lol

  16. ShowNoMercy on March 3, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Watching this after I broke my iPhone 12 lol.

  17. Robin Saghbini on March 3, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Is king kong armor super protection any good?

  18. kim a on March 3, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Really like your videos and always come here for advice! Can you do a review on the CASELY CASE brand?? And compare it to the CASETIFY .

  19. Ryan N on March 3, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Agreed that the new Speck Presidio Grip is awful. They REALLY need to go back to the TPU grips.

  20. Edward Kauffman on March 3, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    How do you NOT pet that dog every time he looks up to you? How? HOW?!?
    Very informative video. thanks.

  21. You Tube only on March 3, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    do these cases go for 12 pro as well? or are the cases for 12 pro completely different?

  22. Mouse World Music on March 3, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    If you like the otterbox defender they make one with MagSafe but have to buy the holster separately

  23. Dalilah B. on March 3, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    PLEASE do a video on the best waterproof cases for the iPhone 12 pro max. I always watch these hoping to see more cases than just little sleeves as I’m a very clumsy person and need my expensive phone quite literally in a sealed box😂

  24. Lady Swan on March 3, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    I love your dog 🐶 awesome reviews Thanks!

  25. Cornhole Watermelon on March 3, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    What do you do with all the cases after?

  26. Thomas Brown on March 3, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I would say that the best one is the one I got from ichargair,com 🙂

  27. Steph Villanueva on March 3, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Huhu I get why he’s frustrated. I wouldn’t wanna purchase anything and not get any bang for my buck. Great review btw! I recently dropped my ip6s then got my screen crack. This is the FIRST TIME that’s happened so when I get a new ip12/12s, I’d def invest in one of these. Thank youuuuuu to this well-made and helpful videoooo!👏🏻

  28. athletejmv on March 3, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I liked the Apple Silicone case, but seems little too fragile. The edges aren’t that great and for some reason get chips in them… I didn’t have that issue with previous apple phones with silicone case.

  29. Nsp on March 3, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Does Monty have a Instagram account? He is such a good boy!

  30. Mo O on March 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    What is the difference between the limitless 3.0 and 4.0 for Mous? Thanks!

  31. Help Me, my spaghetti is trying to eat me on March 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    I honestly hate the IPhone 12 Pro Apple silicone case with those stupid lip around the camera cut out

  32. Of The Way Ministries on March 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    As always, top-notch reviews. I have always been a fan of Catalyst cases. Others have mentioned that the new Catalyst Influence clear case seems to fade and gets dingy within a week or so. Have you noticed/experienced the same thing? Thanks.

  33. Ashley DeVries on March 4, 2021 at 12:01 am

    They actually make a PopSocket wireless charger that works with the otter pop cases there is a hole in the middle.

  34. N Sama on March 4, 2021 at 12:01 am

    What drugs did you feed your dog?

  35. Ozturw on March 4, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Thank you, top notch

  36. John Sotomayor on March 4, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Have you tested the mous 4.0?

  37. Bennett on March 4, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Watching this as I hold my phone with my Mous case

  38. Cassie’s Corner Review’s on March 4, 2021 at 12:05 am

    I think the spigen though armor should be much higher on your list it’s easily my #1 case. Used it for years and my phone has survived constant drops from varying heights to varying surfaces. Once I left it on top of my car and at pretty good speed it went flying off and the case got scratched but that was it. In my opinion armor like that trumps not being able to use the MagSafe. They do have a mag safe armor version out now so maybe check that out. The point of a case is protection and that should be the #1 factor. Because I would rather have a case that saves me from buying a 1000 dollar phone.

  39. Edwin Sosa on March 4, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Love it how the puppy 🐶 pay attention to his owner while they doing cases reviews

  40. Eric Senecal on March 4, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Thanks for the video and links! Purchased 2 Mous cases.

  41. foolishevil on March 4, 2021 at 12:07 am

    this guy the real mvp

  42. Bella mc on March 4, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Love the reviews.

  43. Jen Ven on March 4, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Aww Monty so cute!
    I can honestly say I do like the Speck products, Speck has always been my go to product for my ipad/iphone. Recently purchased the Speck Presidio cover for my 12pro max only had the phone for 4 days and dropped it 6 times already! The case is very slippery, plus is doesn’t help if you’re clumsy like myself. This is the first time I felt that buying this particular case was a bust! On the search for a new one. Thanks for the info, great video! I subscribed cause Monty is adorable with his tie.

  44. Tyler .c on March 4, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Till this day is mous the best phone case? I don’t have apple care on my phone and I’m looking for a case that has the best protection with out the bulk and not have to worry about braking my phone what do you suggest?

  45. Josh Fischer on March 4, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Carved cases are the best

  46. Bendiman on March 4, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Can you test X-One case and screen protector too? Thanks.

  47. Elizabeth Ross on March 4, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Love your Review! But I have a question which case would be your top pic the mous or the defender?

  48. Bendiman on March 4, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Appreciate you can do review/test for Rebel Gen 2 case. Thanks

  49. Travis on March 4, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Do you have any plans to review the Otterbox Defender Pro XT? I was told my them that it was basically the same case as the Pursuit.

  50. Star Wars Jay on March 4, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Hey mate. Great video, thank you. Do any of these cases have lens protection? You don’t want to scratch those on a nice, new and shiny iPhone.