How to Pick the Perfect Mobile Phone Case for the New iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

September 18, 2018

How to Pick the Perfect Mobile Phone Case for the New iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

How to Pick a Mobile Phone Case for the New iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

Details of the new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are emerging. So it's time to start planning which case you want to know. Here's how to pick a mobile phone case.

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Apple's newest iPhone   releases have just dropped. If you're an Apple enthusiast, you're already planning your upgrade and which phone is going to suit your lifestyle.

Whether its wider screen or better camera, there are a million reasons to purchase a new iPhone. And there are a million and one reasons why you should protect that iPhone with a durable mobile phone case.

If you're a fashionista, you're probably already coordinating which phone color you're after and which case to pair it with. And we have designs for every taste.

In this article, we'll talk about how to pick the best mobile phone cases for your shiny new phone.

What's All the Buzz About the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR?

Each year in September, Apple releases a new line of products. They didn't disappoint with their latest offerings, three new iPhones to add to the mix.

Typically, the company drops two iPhones. But every so often, they have switched it up with just one phone or three phones.

This time, they graced us Apple nerds with three to choose from. And for some, that choice might be pretty difficult.

The biggest feature for this new brand of iPhone is its larger screen. While some people already think the iPhone 8 Plus is big enough, it seems Apple didn't think so. Now, the company has merged tablet design with an iPhone to create something that's kind of a hybrid of both.

The iPhones of yesteryear have a frame around them with a home button. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR pretty much have a fluid screen throughout. This will be fantastic for gamers and movie lovers who want to experience as much as the action as possible. Though this might be frustrating to those who like the ensure their fingerprints aren't on their phone.

So what else is new with the models besides the bigger screens? Let's take a look at each one.

The iPhone XS and XS Max

The   iPhone XS  and   iPhone XS Max  are comparable to past iPhone debuts with an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Think of the XS as the "regular" iPhone, and the XS Max as the "Plus" version.

iPhone XS Specs

The XS comes with a huge storage capacity for a phone. It has even more than some computers. You can choose between a 64GB, 256GB and a 512GB capacity. This means you'll probably never run out of space. Unless you're filming entire multiple feature-length movies on the device.

It's 5.65 inches high, 2.79 inches wide and 0.30 inches deep. It weighs in at a total of 6 ounces.

It has a Super Retina HD display with a 5.8-inch screen (measured diagonally) of all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display.

It also features an HDR display with a pixel resolution of 2436-by-1125 at 458 PPI.

The cameras on both the XS and XS Max are truly exceptional. They both feature Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras. They have a wide-angle: ?/1.8 aperture and a telephoto: ?/2.4 aperture. This makes for professional quality photos with just your iPhone.

They can both record video at 4K, 1080HD and 720 HD.

The iPhone XS lasts approximately 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X.

Both the XS and XS Max are water resistant up to two meters underwater and for 30 minutes at a time.

You can also choose between silver, space grey, and gold in both models.

The price for the XS starts at $999 upfront.

What Makes the XS Max different?

The XS Max is very similar to the XS, though it is a bit bigger. It features the same capacity choices as its smaller sibling, as well as the same camera display and ability.

One charge can last approximately a half hour longer than the iPhone XS.

It's Super Retina HD display screen is 6.5 inches diagonally and has a slightly better pixel resolution of 2688-by-1242 at 458 PPI.

Its measurements are a bit bigger than the iPhone XS. It stands at 6.20 inches tall, 3.05 inches wide and 0.30 inches deep. It weighs in at 7.34 ounces, just a little bit bigger than the XS.

The price of the XS Max starts at $1099 upfront.

The How is the XR Different?

The   iPhone XR  slightly different than the other two models. It features a Liquid Retina HD display, which is unique to the iPhone. It's display size, at 6.1 inches across, is somewhere in between that of the iPhone XS and XS Max. But, like its cousins, the screen also stretches all the way out to the barriers of the phone.

The phone is only water resistant to one meter underwater and has a smaller storage capacity. Users can choose between 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

It's pixel resolution isn't as fine as the XS and XS Max. Instead, it's 1792-by-828-pixel resolution at 326 PPI.

It stands at 5.94 inches tall, 2.98 inches wide and 0.33 inches deep. It weighs 6.84 ounces.

Although it does feature a wide angle aperture of ?/1.8, it doesn't have the telephoto feature that its cousins have.

All models of the new iPhone are equipped with the iconic portrait mode, which has become famous since the iPhone X's debut. While it does have portrait lighting, it only features three effects, while the XS and XR feature five effects.

No matter what phone you choose, you're sure to take your photography and cinematography to the next level.

The XR comes in black, white, blue, coral, yellow and red.

It is a slightly cheaper option, coming in at $749 upfront.

All phones can be purchased for a per month fee with a service provider. This means you will pay a portion of your phone bill toward the phone's price as well as your phone services.

Why Do I Need a Mobile Phone Case?

You need a mobile phone case so you can not only show off your personal designs and personality but also protect your new asset. With the cheapest new iPhone costing $750, you're not going to want to be dropping that new phone any time soon.

Although most of us love the technology of smartphones, they also make the older folks miss the days gone by when phones were super durable. While iPhones are made of durable glass, anyone who has ever dropped one knows they're not built to withstand a big fall.

Remember when you could basically drop your cell phone off of a ledge and it would come out all right? Well, those days are long gone.

Just one fall out of your purse onto the pavement and your screen is shattered. This can cause serious issues with the phone itself, not to mention cut your fingers. It can also cause things from outside of the phone to fly into it, making it malfunction.

You can, of course, get your screen replaced. But that is really expensive. Most places charge a couple hundred dollars at a bare minimum. And that's a lot of money when you've already shelled out nearly $1,000 for a new phone.

Luckily the newest phones are waterproof to a degree, so it's not an emergency anymore if your child drops it in the bath or takes it swimming in the toilet. But they still haven't made the crack proof. And until they do, we're here to help keep your phone safe.

Why Choose Custom Envy?

At Custom Envy, we have several options for the   new iPhones. They're ready to go as soon as Apple's ready to start selling their phones. Our phone cases range from extra protective to a light shell that simply protects the back of your phone from falls.

All you have to do is decorate it with your special design and then place your order. We'll ship it to you ASAP so you can start using your new technological toy immediately.

Which Cases Can I Choose From?

We have   four cases  at Custom Envy, all of which are available for the three new iPhones. Because of this, be extra careful when you check out to ensure that you have the correct iPhone case in your basket. While returns are easy and honored within 30 days of purchase, we want you to start using your new case with your new phone immediately.

The Ultimate Protection

If you're really paranoid about your phone being smashed (which isn't an unfounded fear!), you should go for our Custom Extra Protective cases.

You can print your own photo or design on the back. It has an inner TPU liner with an outer hard plastic shell. It's a bit heavier than most of our other cases, but that's partially because it exceeds military drop list standards. It's the perfect case for those don't want anything to happen to their phone.

Wallet Folio

Ever wanted to just keep   your phone  and wallet it one place? The wallet folio case does that for you. It also exceeds military drop standards and provides the ultimate in protection.

You can custom design the case with a photo that folds over the iPhone itself. When you open the folio, there is room for your cash, ID, credit cards and any other information you might need while you're out. This is perfect for the quick runs to the grocery store, or those of us who forget everything.

There's also an inner clear protective case you can affix to the screen for extra protection.

A Slim Case

The slim case is for the individual that isn't overly cautious. Or, if you keep your iPhone at home most of the time and don't have a big drop risk, this one could be your best bet.

The slim case allows you, just like all other Custom Envy cases, to provide a photo or design for the back of the case. It snaps onto the back of the phone with no protection for the front of the screen. It's very slim and lightweight, but it will make sure the hardware of your phone stays in its place. It won't protect against a drop in which your iPhone hits the ground face down. But the protection it provides can help keep the back of your phone in working order.

Clear Case

The clear case is for the iPhone user who wants to show off their phone's beautiful colors. A transparent case, it provides premium TPU sides and hard plastic back. This way, if you drop it, there will be serious shock absorption. Your phone is more likely to survive a fall on the back or the side without making a dent if you have this case on it.

All phone cases allow access to all necessary ports and cameras.

Which Case Should I Choose?

You want to protect your investment and protect it wisely. This is why you should always go for a mobile phone case that offers some serious protection. While you may not like the clunky look, it is better that your phone is protected than to have a sleeker looking case that allows the phone to fall apart.

Make sure your new iPhone is in good hands and stays intact!

But the best part about Custom Envy is that you get to showcase your own personality and style as you protect your newest technological toy. Having pictures of friends, family or other loved ones makes using your phone so much more fun. It might even bring a little smile to your face on a stressful day.

To browse some of our other amazing custom-made products you can purchase,   click here.

Help Me Decide

Extra Protective

Two-piece design that features rubber liner for shock protection. Outer shell is ultra durable premium plastic. Learn More - See Photo & Video

Clear Extra Protective

One-piece design that features rubber sides and hard plastic back. Case is clear allowing your phone colors to show. Learn More - See Photo & Video


Single piece design made out of durable premium plastic. Learn More - See Photo & Video

Wallet Folio

Protective and Stylish faux leather with room to hold cash, ID and credit cards. Includes clear protective case insert. VIDEO COMING SOON