iPhone X cases on the iPhone Xs

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#1

I just joined the tennis club and got an iPhone XS yesterday. Unfortunately, we have a very poor selection of iPhone Xs cases but there are many more X cases. I’ve read that the X cases should fit, as long as they aren’t close fit, but I’ve also read concerns about covering the video mic so I was wondering if anyone has first hand experience of using a X case on an Xs.

Apologies if this has been discussed before, I searched but couldn’t find it.


#2

I can echo the issue of cases that are too closely fitted not working on the XS.

Unfortunately my 3 Bellroy cases (one wallet-style, one back-only) didn’t fit - the bottom part of the camera cutout was too tight. In fact I raised this with Bellroy (as they advertised the cases as cross-compatible) but they said I should just push it in hard to click it into place. I wasn’t that keen on putting unnecessary pressure on the camera bump so have currently switched to a combo of a sleeve case (Hard Graft) and the Apple case.

It will come down to how tightly the X case was designed to circle the camera bump - I’m now aware of issues with the video mic though, sorry.


#3

Interesting. I picked up an inexpensive iPhone X battery case from Amazon about two weeks ago. I put it on the iPhone XS for a few minutes and found it successfully charged the iPhone, and I could use apps and the camera. But I haven’t done anything more with it.

I hate to go out for a full day and not have a battery case in my bag. When I’m working in my home office, as I usually am, I can keep the phone charging all day but it runs out of gas when I’m on the road.


#4

So I picked up an official apple iPhone X case…and I haven’t noticed any issues (yet). I then found another store nearby with a bounty of iPhone XS cases :man_facepalming: Murphy’s law.


#6

I had an Apple leather case for my iPhone X. I tried it on the XS but the camera opening was slightly off which caused the volume and sleep buttons to need more force to work. I tried to expand the camera opening a bit after going as far as I was comfortable I wasn’t completely happy with the feel so picked up a new XS case.

I have heard some manufacturers don’t have such tight tolerances on their cases so their cases fit on both models.


#7

Does anyone know if Xs case fits on an iPhone X? My wife needs a new one and likes the silicon apple one but has a X and it doesn’t appear they sell them anymore.


#8

Sat in the Apple Store the other day and saw someone trying an XS case by Apple (the silicon one I believe) on their X - there was a slightly large gap around the camera bump but we’re talking fractions of a millimetre.


#9

Are you still having good luck with your 3rd party battery case for the XS. I really like them for traveling but don’t want to spend the money for the Apple version.


#10

Ask me again in a week! I’m taking a trip with it now.

I never use it when I’m home, and to tell the truth, when I’m out I usually can go a day without the battery case. But it’s worth it for the peace of mind.

I have had excellent results with third-party cases for iPhones. I’ve bought a new phone every two years, and a third-party battery case for every one.


#11

Bought this one and I am VERY pleased: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HK2JB2Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It has a switch that you can turn on on the back of the case. . .once the phone is charged up, switch it off and save battery!

Getting ready to travel and am quite relaxed to not charge along the way.


#12

I’ve used this case

a few times and I’ve been very happy with it. Phone slides in and out easily, it’s got enough charge to get me through a full day of moderately heavy use, and it feels good in my hands.

One very nice touch: It charges with a Lightning cable. Every other charging case I’ve owned, for previous iPhones, used a micro-USB cable. I didn’t care about the Lightning cable support when I got this case. But man, Lightning cable support is great. It means I can charge the phone and case with the SAME cable. One less thing to worry about!


#13

Mine charges with the lightning cable also. Phone can stay in case. Yours looks nice, too. I’ll save the info just in case (ha!)


#14

I’m surprised how much of a difference the lightning cable support makes to me.


#15

The Bellroy cases are so nice though. I have the 3 card wallet case on my iPhone XS Max. Using their MAAP all conditions wallet. Hard Graft makes some amazing products too. I love my Offhand Shoulder bag.