Apple’s biggest phone brings back its 6.7-inch display and triple camera setup, and you’ll want to keep those in the best condition possible.
Thankfully, there are plenty of case options available for your shiny new iPhone 13 Pro Max already – it’s just a case of picking the right one for you. All of them add some protection on top of Apple’s own Ceramic shield tech, but many offer all kinds of additional features and hidden bonuses.
Here are our picks for the best iPhone 13 Pro Max cases.
We haven’t had all of these iPhone 13 Pro Max cases in our test labs yet, but based on our experts’ opinion and knowledge of the most reputable brands around, we think these are worth looking at.
Our selections take into account online reviews, brand reputation, product capability, or unique features, to help you pick through the maze of choices available to you.
In case you missed the iPhone 12, MagSafe is Apple’s new wireless charging technology that allows for a more consistent way of charging, while also offering a way to attach multiple accessories to piggyback off your iPhone.
From car mounts to card-holding wallets, there’s a whole new ecosystem, and this silicone case is a great way to get started. While it is pretty expensive for what it is, it’s actually the same price as the iPhone 13 Pro version – so you’re not paying more for a larger case.
With Apple rolling out another series of iPhone colors this year, you could be forgiven for wanting to show off your hue of choice. Thankfully, the company has an option to do just that.
This clear case may not be the cheapest, but it does still support MagSafe charging, as well as offering a look at your phone’s color choice without compromising on protection. If you don’t use MagSafe, though, there are plenty of cheaper clear options (including one on this very list).
Apple’s final effort on this list (we promise) the leather case comes in five color options with the snug fit you’d expect from an Apple case. Unlike the silicone or clear cases, it’ll look better with age, too – since it’ll develop its own unique patina over time.
That’s on top of Apple’s now-standard MagSafe compatibility, meaning you can expect faster wireless charging and the option to add an additional accessory – although as you can imagine, these will cost you more.
Mous has made a name for its wood-style cases like the one here, but this MagSafe Pro Max option actually comes in a few different versions, including one with a carbon-fiber rear panel and a speckled fabric that offers extra style points.
Whichever one you go for, though, you’ll get the company’s AiroShock tech to protect your device, as well as the convenience of MagSafe, all in Mous’ thinnest design yet.
If you’re looking for protection for your device’s huge display as well as its rear and edges, there’s good news – Greenwich Design, a boutique case manufacturer, has just the thing.
The bad news, though, is that it costs roughly a tenth of your phone’s price. Still, for that price you’ll get a gorgeous leather case that wraps around to the front, a card-holder inside, and MagSafe compatibility.
Mujjo is earning a name for itself as a company that offers smart-looking accessories that aren’t too pricey, and its 13 Pro Max effort continues that trajectory with microfiber innards for your phone’s, as well as a high-quality leather exterior for fashion and durability on the outside.
The integrated card-holder on the back is handy, too, because Mujjo’s leather wallet case doesn’t offer Apple’s new charging tech. If you don’t need the wallet, there’s a cheaper version, too.
Zagg’s Gear4 iPhone 13 Pro Max case offers a staggering amount of protection for the same price as one of Apple’s leather cases, with an antimicrobial coating to prevent the spread of bacteria and up to 16-feet of drop protection.
It still supports MagSafe, though, and standard wireless charging. A cheaper version is available without the former, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in protection – and in the moment your phone is hurtling toward the floor, you’ll be thankful you have it.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a big phone by anyone’s standards, so it makes sense that you’d want to add as little bulk to it as possible. Step forward Totallee, then, with their entirely transparent, 0.03” thick design that still manages to support MagSafe charging.
It’s ideal for showing off your phone’s chosen color, but it also has some smart features like a raised lip around the camera system to stop it being scraped when you set it down. That said, it’s worth noting its protection, while fine in everyday situations, will pale in comparison to something like the next option on our list.
Otterbox has long been the go-to brand for the kind of case that makes your iPhone feel like it has its own secret bunker, and the 13 Pro Max option in the Defender series doesn’t change that. Here, there’s a multi-layer defense with both inner and outer shells, as well as the almost comically strong drop protection.
While wireless charging is supported, MagSafe isn’t, but if you’re expecting to be around rugged terrain or heavy machinery, it’s an obvious choice. Oh, and the belt clip is also a handy kickstand, too, for when you need to take a break from climbing that mountain.
While Razer has traditionally been a company associated with gamers, the company’s case offering for the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a solid one.
It offers additional ventilation for those players that know the irritation of your phone getting warmer within a case during a gaming marathon, but also offers reinforced corners for moments where things get too exciting.
Sadly, there’s no MagSafe functionality, but it does have an antimicrobial coating to keep germs off, and it shouldn’t affect your 5G signal, either.
For everyday use, the OtterBox Figure Series Case has you covered. It uses an ultra-slim profile that follows the phone’s precision lines so it looks and feels good. Raised edges keep your camera and screen protected while still being easy to access.
Compatibility with MagSafe chargers proves useful but you can always easily slip the case on or off quickly if needed.
The Urbanarmor Monarch Series iPhone 13 Pro Max Kevlar Case is perfectly suited for those with particularly rugged lifestyles. It has a five layer construction that means it can handle mostly anything you throw at it including up to 20 feet of drop protection. One layer is made up of Kevlar too, meaning you’re sure of some extra safety.
With a soft impact-resistant core and a protective screen surround, you know your expensive phone will be safe here. It also offers great traction grip and some oversized tactile buttons for when you need less fine controls than usual.
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