Hard Shell iPhone 5 Case Reviews

If you are like me, you are a ‘certified phone breaker”.  Being the iPhone, these things crack before they hit the ground.  Over the years I have broken a number of iPhones, in fact I broke on on the very first day I got the iPhone 4s!  Because of this I now stick with hard shell cases, ones that will not only look asethically pleasing, but protect your phone.

If you are looking for a hard shell iPhone 5 case, I have reviewed a ton of different brands and styles.  These are some of the more popular ones online.

Amzer Hard Shell Snap on Slim Fit Case -  iPhone 5 Version

The Amzer hard shell iPhone 5 case is an easy snap-on case that will retain the “black” cool look of your phone as well as provide you with a very lightweight and robust protection.  The rubberized case is great for grip and the cut outs offer you easy access to all of the ports and controls.  This is case is simple, but sleek and is for those that don’t like to tamper with the look of their phone will being able to protect it at the same time. Amzer Hard Shell iPhone 5 Case

Price: $7.52
Average Customer Rank: 4/5


  • Form fit features cover back and sides of phone firmly
  • Snap on case for easy installation
  • Feels and looks like part of the phone (leaves phone in natural state)
  • Quick and easy access to all iPhone features Screen Display, Dock Connector, Headphone port, microphone, and Camera Lens

Available Colors: Black
Where to Buy:  Amazon.com


Luvvitt CRISTAL Hard Shell Anti-Scratch Case – iPhone 5 Version

This case truly combines the classic low profile protection, with a sleek innovative looking design.   This case is made of high-quality Japaense polycarbonate and has been getting some of the best case reviews out of any of the new iPhone 5 cases.  Although a little more expensive than some of the cases, sometimes you have to pay a little more for quality!Luvvitt Cristal Hard Shell Case

Price: $14.95

  • Clear anti-scratch coating
  • Low profile look and feel and fits firmly to your iphone
  • Polycarbonate for ultimate protection
  • Easy access to all the ports and buttons

Available Colors: Silver/Clear
Where to Buy:  Amazon.com


Otterbox Defender – iPhone 5 Version

Probably one of the most famous hard shell cases out there, the Otterbox Defender is popular amongst people in jobs where they need their phoneOtter Box Defender - Protect Your iPhone 5 to be tough.   Phones get dropped on the job site, plain and simple.  If you have the Otterbox Defender on your side you will not have to run to the store every week.  It is one of the more costly iPhone cases, but remains the top “industrial” iPhone 5 case on the market.

Price: $31.24

  • Easy installation
  • Provides the ultimate protection on a job site
  • Quick and easy access to all iPhone buttons and ports
  • Plastic film integrated into the case and provides ultimate screen protection

Available Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Gray
Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

i-Blason SlimShell Slim Feather Ultralight Shell Case – i  Phone 5 Version

This is a slim fitting hard shell case that will be popular for those that want to retain the look of the iphone, yet have a sound protective covering ati Blason Hard Shell Case the same time.  It is a very sleek case and contains all the Apple branding on the case. 

 $14.95 and under
Average Customer Rank: 3/5

  • i-Blason (TM) Logo Bearing Slim Case for Apple New iPhone 5
  • Ultra slim snap on case for iPhone 5 with perfect fit.
  • Polycarbonate for ultimate protection from scratches and virtually unnoticeable weigh increase.
  • Quick and easy access to all iPhone features Screen Display, Dock Connector, Headphone port, microphone, and Camera Lens
  • Bonus screen protector and logo protection film for iPhone 5
  • Signature logo opening in the back
  • Multi-color to Choose From and Customize to Your Own Taste

Available Colors:  Black, Blue, Pink, Red & White
Where to Buy:  Amazon.com


Case Square Premium Hard Phone Case -  iPhone 5 Version

This is a case that fits firmly around your iPhone 5 and has a clear backing on it.   There have been a few complaints that the sound buttons are a little bit difficult to utilize once the case is on, but overall it is a good phone for protecting yourself from the day to day bumps and bruises your phone may suffer.Case Square Hard Shell Casehere.

Price: $2.98
Average Customer Rank: 2/5


  • Premium protective cover
  • Stylish baby blue design
  • Clear backing
  • Great protection for your phone

Available Colors: baby blue|
Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

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