The best cases for the Sony Xperia X

Sony’s latest flagship smartphone is the Xperia X, which replaces the Z series of phones for the company. The X is simple, sleek and oh-so breakable, as with most smartphones. Here are the best cases to avoid that heart sinking moment after you inevitably drop it.

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Sony Style Cover Flip

If you like to keep things official, then this might be the case for you. It’s a full cover flip design, but best for those who don’t want the bulkier wallet option. There’s no space for your cards here.

It comes in a range of colours to match your handset of choice and has a soft microfiber lining to stop that pristine screen picking up ungainly scratches. It also turns the screen on and off when you open and close it, which is a great touch.

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If you like to keep things official, then this might be the case for you. It’s a full cover flip design, but best for those who don’t want the bulkier wallet option. There’s no space for your cards here.

It comes in a range of colours to match your handset of choice and has a soft microfiber lining to stop that pristine screen picking up ungainly scratches. It also turns the screen on and off when you open and close it, which is a great touch.

Sony Style Cover Touch

This case from Sony for the Xperia X is really cool – you can use apps even while it’s closed. Most cases like this have limited functionality when closed but here you can use everything as normal with full, branded protection. What more could you want?

If you do actually want more then that’s OK – get the colour to match your taste/phone! It is pretty expensive though.

Hotcool anti-scratch and shock case

Clean, simple, functional, cheap. The big four. Get them all hwere for well under £10 and keep your Xperia X free from everyday scratches and short drops. It won’t survive a massive phone-to-floor situation but it will keep the sleek look of the phone on show for all to admire.

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Tech21 Evo Wallet Case for Sony Xperia X

This case manages to offer maximum protection for the glass-backed Xperia X while looking slick and slim.

The fastening is a clever magnetic strip that folds around the back of the device and keeps the screen safe from scratches. There's also room for one credit card or travel card, and the rubber bumper around the edges still allows access to the thumb print scanner.

Olixar ArmourDillo Protective Case

This is a truly hardwearing case. Olixar’s ArmourDillo range no prizes for guessing, are plated style protection for many gadgets and Xperia X is the latest to get the treatment. 

We really like the subtle addition of a little plastic stand on the back for landscape video watching – and it’s in two parts, so you can actually remove the entire hard plastic back and still have a rubberised inner shell. Great stuff.

YouSave wallet

This case is made by YouSave, and, frankly, you really do save. This case is only £4.99 and is a perfectly good quality PU leather wallet case for the Xperia X. 

It’s got what you’d expect in a magnetic tab closure and slots for two credit cards. Smart, understated and affordable.

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Caseable pouch

Caseable is great company that offers accessories in a plethora of great, colourful designs. There’s even the option to create your own designs on any of their products.

This pouch for the Xperia X is really smart and you can be as subtle or as vibrant as you want with the customisable options. We quite like this flamingo design, but the choice is really yours.

Case-Mate Barely There

As the name suggest, this case is very slight while still offering great cover for your Sony Xperia X.

It’s clear, not black as the picture may look, so if you’ve got the white, gold or green Xperia X, this won’t dull down your handset. Its corners are slightly prominent and rounded to prevent major damage if and when dropped.

Roxfit Pro-2 Gel Shell

Another clear protective case for the Xperia X is this cool gel option from Roxfit. It’s really well made, with a black bumper round the edge helping with grip and protection from drops. 

It’s an officially ‘made for Xperia’ accessory, so while not Sony-made, it’s a perfect fit.

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Snakehive Leather Wallet for Sony Xperia X

For those after a classy look, then this affordable Snakhive wallet is a good bet.

Made from full grain cowhide nubuck leather and secured with a magnetic tab. There's full access to all ports and the camera and even space for three cards.

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