The best case for the iPhone 6 Plus depends on who you are, your protection priorities, and how often you drop your Apple iPhone. From slim cases to heavy-duty rugged cases — and everything in between — there are now enough decent case options on the market that you should be able to find the right case for you. Most of these manufacturers also produce versions for the iPhone 6, as well as other iPhone models, but if you’re looking specifically for iPhone 6 cases, also check out 23 Best iPhone 6 Cases.

In addition to grip and drop protection, a case is even more useful now that the rear camera protrudes from the back — by “filling out” the rest of the rear of the iPhone 6 Plus with a case, you can get a completely flat backside that won’t let the camera touch whatever you leave your iPhone on. Personally, I’ll sometimes prop my iPhone on something to read or watch a video, and a case usually makes propping easier, especially if your camera is protected. For the front, a raised bezel will not only will help protect the curved glass at the edges but also let you rest your iPhone on its face, which gives you a little privacy as messages, calls, and notifications arrive. If you prefer the barely there super-thin case option, I recommend a screen protector so you can set your iPhone face down without risking a scratch.

So beyond the obvious fumble-fingers drop protection, there’s other reasons to cover your iPhone 6 Plus with a case. Here are some of the best iPhone 6 Plus cases to choose from:

Best Apple iPhone 6 Plus Cases

1. Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case

The Specks Products CandyShell Grip Case features raised rubber lines for tactile feedback and grip when you hold your iPhone 6 Plus horizontally or vertically. In addition to the raise rubber bezel for screen and edge protection, this case comes together to make it easier to use your phone without paying so much attention to how you hold it. Better still, this case is certified to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G drop test standards. It offers one of the best blends of slimness with protection. Learn more about the CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

2. OtterBox Defender Series

What the OtterBox Defender Series case for iPhone 6 Plus lacks in slimness, it makes up in tightly honed protection. It includes a polycarbonate shell, a silicone slipcover, and a built-in screen protector. It also has easy-access flaps that will keep dirt, debris, and pocket lint out of your Lightning and headphone ports. Best for active, adventurous users — or anyone with clumsy hands. Comes with a belt clip holster if you’re a belt clip sort of person. Learn more about the Defender Series for iPhone 6 Plus.

3. Incipio DualPro for iPhone 6 Plus

This case features a two-piece impact resistant Plextonium polycarbonate frame with a shock-absorbing dLAST TPE inner core. The two layers interlock to provide solid protection in a reasonably slim package. Learn more about the DualPro for iPhone 6 Plus.

4. Incipio NGP for iPhone 6 Plus

This classic design is a soft-shell case that is smooth but grippy that uses a shock adsorbing polymer that is stretch and tear-resistant. Learn more about the NGP Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

5. Urban Armor Gear Composite Case

If you want hard-core protection in a form factor that seems to taunt you in a challenge to throw your iPhone 6 Plus against a brick wall, the Urban Armor Gear Composite Case is for you. While the striking design will likely appeal to men who appreciate assault vehicles and all-terrain tires, the Urban Armor Gear Composite Case looks surprisingly good in pink, too. Makes a statement, certainly. Learn more about the Urban Armor Gear Composite Case for iPhone 6.

6. Griffin Survivor Core

This deceptively simple case blends a polycarbonate back with tough TPE bumpers at the edges and corners to absorb shop, giving it 6.6 feet of drop protection onto concrete. The result is a sleek-but-practical case. Learn more about the Survivor Core for iPhone 6.

7. Speck Products CandyShell Inked iPhone 6 Plus Case

The Speck Products Inked CandyShell Case isn’t quite on the market yet, but it’s based on the high-quality Speck Products CandyShell line. Similar to the CandyShell Grip, the Inked version forgoes the extra rubber in favor of a more pocketable shell in three graphic options — a super nova galaxy, lush orchids, and rainbow rain drops. Also features the raised bezel so you can set your iPhone 6 facedown. Learn more about the CandyShell Case for iPhone 6.

8. Griffin Reveal for iPhone 6 Plus

The Griffin Reveal is an ultra-thin one-piece polycarbonate shell with an thin interior rubber lining and accents. It adds just a little over one millimeter in thickness, helping to keep your thin iPhone 6 Plus pocketable even with a case. Learn more about the Reveal for iPhone 6 Plus.

9. Power Support Air Jacket

If you want a super-thin case to help with scratches, get the Power Support Air Jacket. It’s slim and feels fantastic. If you want your iPhone 6 Plus to look like an iPhone 6 Plus, this is the case for you. Comes in clear, clear matte, smoke, and rubber black. The impact protection is minimal, but at least your iPhone 6 Plus will feel more similar to the way Apple designed it. Learn more about the Air Jacket for iPhone 6 Plus.

10. Tech21 Classic Frame

The Tech21 Classic manages to have a smooth finish with a good grip as well as shock absorption. Uses D3O military-grade impact protection material, slim but durable. Learn more about the Classic Frame for iPhone 6 Plus.

11. Pelican ProGear Voyager

Features rubber inside a rigid polycarbonate shell for shock protection, super solid, includes a screen protector and holster that also works as a kickstand. Learn more about the ProGear Voyager Phone Case + Kickstand for iPhone 6 Plus.

12. Speck Products CandyShell Card Case

The Speck Products CandyShell Card Case lets you securely carry up to 3 cards in the patented, side-loading slot. It boasts military-grade drop protection with a “snappy thumb release” for the cards. Learn more about the CandyShell Card Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

13. Body Glove Rise Case

Body Glove is known in the scuba industry for scuba suits, but Body Glove has a mobile brand, too. The Body Glove Rise features a tactile raised pattern for grip and a gel perimeter with reinforced corners for drop protection. Learn more about the Body Glove Rise Case for iPhone 6.

14. Body Glove Satin Case

The Body Glove Satin Case is a sleek, ultra-thin case that offers some shock absorption. Easily accessible cutouts for the iPhone 6 Plus buttons. Learn more about the Body Glove Satin Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

15. Apple Leather Case

Leather with snap-on form factor by Apple, fits snuggly, hand-selected leather treated with high-quality aniline dye, has the Apple logo on it. Apple also has an old-school Silicone Case, too. Learn more about the Apple Leather Case for iPhone 6.

16. New Trent Trentium iPhone 6 Plus Case

This two-piece case uses a TPU shell with three polycarbonate covers in black, silver, or gold that can be easily removed and interchanged. It has a built-in screen protector. Learn more about the Trentium for iPhone 6 Plus.

17. Spigen Air Cushion Ultra Hybrid Series

Spigen needs to be slapped for the obnoxious naming scheme on Amazon, but the Air Cushion case itself is a best seller. It has a basic construction that uses a clear hard back panel with a flexible matte edge. Headphone port is cutout to fit larger headphones. Learn more about the Air Cushion Ultra Hybrid Series for the iPhone 6 Plus.

18. CM4 Q Card Case

This wallet case will hold three cards and cash with a soft-touch rubber and leather-like fabric for the cards. Raised bezel lets you lay the iPhone down on its face, protecting the screen. Comes in black, gold, or green. Learn more about the Q Card Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

19. MarBlue Elite Case

The MarBlue Elite Case features colorful geometric patterns and a solid overall design that combines an impact resistant polycarbonate shell with TPU rubber on the inside. Learn more about the Elite Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

20. ZAGG InvisibleShield Orbit Case

This minimalist case wraps the iPhone 6 Plus edges with soft and durable TPU with a layer of harder polycarbonate, offering side and corner impact protection. The back is open, but the front is covered by the included ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass screen protector. Learn more about the InvisibleShield Orbit Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

21. Incipio Feather Shine iPhone 6 Plus Case

The Incipio Feather Shine is a sleek, ultra-thin rigid hardshell polycarbonate case with a brushed aluminum style finish. Learn more about the Incipio Feather Shine for the iPhone 6 Plus.


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