The new iPhone SE is a great option for those who want a smaller smartphone. But as with so many iPhones before it, the SE falls short when it comes to battery life. The battery is a mere 1642 mAh affair, which is significantly smaller than the batteries on many flagship Android phones. While early reviews indicate that the iPhone SE has surprisingly good battery life given the size of the battery, those who use GPS or battery-intensive games during the day may find they still need a top up by mid-afternoon. If you want to extend your battery life and keep your phone going strong all day long, a battery case is a great way to double (or more than double) your battery life. We’ve rounded up five battery cases that are on sale now, and designed to fit the iPhone SE. Read on to see our top picks.
Want recommendations for outfitting all of your Apple devices? You should check out our post on the best iPhone SE cases, as well as our iPhone cases shopping guide section. You might also be interested in our guides to the best Apple Watch replacement bands and the best 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases. Getting ready to upgrade to iPhone 7? Check out our guide to the best iPhone 7 cases.
1. Skiva PowerFlow 2000mAh iPhone SE Battery Case
This battery case from Skiva more than doubles your phone’s battery life. The surface is designed to be easy to grip, which is handy if you have a history of dropping your phone. A cool design feature here is PowerFlow, which gives you freedom to use any third-party headphone or lightning cable of your choice. If you’ve had bulky cases interfere with your cables in the past, this is a nice feature.
We haven’t had a chance to go hands-on with this case yet, but I generally trust Skiva products. We previously featured Skiva’s PowerVault Lightning External Battery Pack in our guide to the best portable battery chargers for smartphones. If you’re looking for an affordable case that meets Apple’s MFi certification standards, this is a nice option to consider. It is also certified by CE, FCC, and RoHS, so you can use it with confidence.
Price: $29.99 (70 percent off MSRP)
2. EnerPlex Surfr Ultra Slim Battery Backup & Solar Powered Case for iPhone SE
A battery case is great, but power users may find that they drain the phone’s battery and the backup battery in the case before they get home. If you find yourself in that camp, and are concerned that you won’t have access to a power source to charge your case, a solar battery case may be the best product for your lifestyle. This cool case from EnerPlex fits the SE, as well as the 5 and 5S, which have the same dimensions. It has a 2000 mAh battery, and can be charged with the electricity in your home or the integrated solar panel on the back of the case.
Price: $29.44 (41 percent off MSRP)
3. ZeroLemon 4600mAh Removable Rugged Juicer Triple Layer Extended Battery Case for iPhone SE
Not happy with a battery case that more than doubles your battery life? The ZeroLemon battery case nearly triples your battery life, which is great for those who need a lot of battery power to get through the day. We previously featured a ZeroLemon battery case in our guide to the best iPhone 6 cases. I’ve used ZeroLemon battery cases in the past, and found them to be perfectly serviceable, so the SE cases made by the same company should also be solid. A belt clip and built-in screen protector round out a feature-rich case.
Buy the ZeroLemon 4600mAh Removable Rugged Juicer Triple Layer Extended Battery Case for iPhone SE here.
4. Alpatronix® [BX120SE] MFi Apple Certified 2400mAh Ultra Portable Slim Removable Protective Charging Case for iPhone SE
The overwhelming majority of battery cases out there are black, which can be kind of boring. If you like cases with a pop of color, express your personality with one of these colorful cases from Alpatronix. Available case colors include gold, silver, slate, gray, and matte black. A screen protector is included, and this case has slightly more power than the Skiva and EnerPlex cases featured earlier in our guide.
Price: $36.95 (63 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Alpatronix® [BX120SE] MFi Apple Certified 2400mAh Ultra Portable Slim Removable Protective Charging Case for iPhone SE here.
5. Maxdara 2700 mAh Capacity Battery Backup Power Bank Case with Kickstand for iPhone SE
This case is available in white, gold, and black. It has a kickstand, which is a relatively rare feature on a battery case. We also like the rear LED indicators, which help you get a ballpark estimate on remaining battery life.
Price: $22.99 (74 percent off MSRP)