Whether you’ve got a brand new phone to protect or you just want to give your old handset a refresh, a new case can make all the difference. Finding the right one can give your phone a stylish edge or help save it from oblivion next time you lose grip of it.

Made from a variety of materials that all have their own advantages, we’re big fans of cases that use a combination of layers to provide the best of each. For example, a soft layer to provide cushioning for falls, as well as a harder exterior to take some of the heavier hits.

If you’re looking for maximum protection be prepared that these cases will likely be a lot bulkier and may ruin the style of the phone, whereas more stylish cases may not be much use protecting your phone from big drops.

We’ve collected a range of options that should suit most people and will fit both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S handsets.

Best iPhone 6/6S cases

Snakehive Wilderness wooden iPhone 6 Case

Snakehive iphone 6 caseIf you’re looking to give your iPhone a natural look these cases from Snakehive are made from real wood and give a finely finished look to your phone. It’s fairly light on protection, the case itself only covers the back and sides of your phone, but it is well made and looks fantastic. The rubberised holder inside does provide a certain amount of padding, but if you’re looking for something that can take a lot of punishment it would be better to look elsewhere.

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Centopi TPU gel case

Centopi iPhone 6 caseIf you want a see-through case to provide protection without changing the look of your phone this option from Centopi is a great choice. By providing a lip on the front and covering the whole phone it provides a decent level of protection.

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Leather IPHOX case

IPHOX leather iphone 6 caseThis flip case folds out and can be used as a kickstand for your phone, as well as providing all around protection when the case is closed. With pockets for cards and case you can use it as a wallet replacement, keeping all your valuables in one place – just don’t lose it! Available in a range of colours to suit various styles, this case even includes a wrist strap to help prevent drops

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Otterbox Defender

For ultimate protection this model from Otterbox has 3 layers of protection to help stop damage from drops, scratches or exposure to dust. This rugged case certainly bulks up your phone, but the hard case, silicone layer and screen protector should make your phone about as safe as it possibly can be. While Otterbox hasn’t got a reputation for the most stylish cases, the latest versions of the Defender (at least in black) are a lot sleeker and maintain some of the iPhone’s style.

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Caseology Wavelength

Caseology iPhone 6 caseThese cases offer a nice balance of style and protection, with a double layer TPU and polycarbonate case to provide cushioning and strength to the case. It comes in a wide variety of colours so you should be able to find one that suits you. It is worth noting that it doesn’t provide any protection from scratches to the screen, although the case does have a lip over the edge of the screen which will help protect it against most drops.

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