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If you recently bought the iPhone SE, you probably have few reasons to complain about it. Apple made the right call by adding the A13 Bionic chip to the iPhone SE. Because of this, the tiny iPhone SE can compete with even some of the most powerful Android smartphones available.
Unfortunately, you can’t have such a powerful, small iPhone without making some compromises. And the biggest drawback the iPhone SE has is its battery.
Just like in the older iPhone 8, the iPhone SE has a little 1,821 mAh battery. Sure, it’s possible to go a full day without charging it. But if you’re more of a power user, then your iPhone SE will need to have a little extra power to last the whole day.
There are some tweaks you can do to expand your iPhone SE’s battery life. But, even after that, the battery might fall short if you use your iPhone constantly.
Luckily, there’s a simple solution to this problem. Use a battery case. A case that both protects your brand new iPhone and gives you extra power to last an entire day without having to think about outlets.
Now, if you have a battery case for your iPhone 8, I’ve got some good news for you. It’s possible that your older battery case works on your newer iPhone SE, so you can give it a go before thinking about buying a new one.
If you don’t have an older battery case, you can also try getting a new one today. There are a bunch of options to choose from, but here are our top picks for the best iPhone SE battery cases.
The sides and corners are reinforced to prevent any damage from falls. And, on the back, you’ll find an LED light that’ll tell you how much battery you have left, as well as a little stand so you can rest your iPhone.
The battery in this case is huge. It’s got a 5,500 mAh battery that’ll give your iPhone three times as much battery life.
There is a downside though and is that the Runsy Battery Case doesn’t support wireless charging. If you use wireless charging often, you’ll want to skip this one.
The U-good battery case is a slimmer, more discrete case option for your iPhone SE. It’s thinner than some other options on the list, so if you’re looking for a case you’ll barely notice, U-good might be for you. Plus, if you get this battery case, you’ll also get a screen protector.
The design on the U-good battery case is very minimal. On the back it has the power button with four small lights, each one represents 25% of its battery power. All you need to do is press the button, and you’ll know how much power you have left.
Sadly, just like the iPhone SE itself, the case’s smaller form factor also means a smaller battery. This case only has a 3,200 mAh battery. That doesn’t mean you won’t get enough power to last an extra day or two, but it is technically smaller than other options on the list.
If you’re someone who often drops their iPhone, you might want to consider the Alpatronix Battery Case.
This case protects your iPhone on the back, and it also has a raised bezel to protect the front as well. It’s made out of two layers that absorb the shocks from falls and the back is tough enough to resist harder drops.
The one downside with the Alpatronix’s design is the bottom. As you can see in the picture, the bottom part has a bumper frame to add extra protection. The protection is nice, but if you bought the iPhone SE, it’s probably because you like the feel of smaller phones.
Still, it’s a very protective case with a battery that gives your iPhone 120% more battery life. Also, this battery case does support wireless charging, which is a big plus if you’re already charging your iPhone SE this way.
Are you getting ready for when Apple decides to go full wireless presumably on next year’s iPhone? Then you need to start using wireless chargers more often.
Not all battery cases are compatible with wireless charging, however, the good news is, there are some cases that will fit all of your wireless needs. The Newdery Battery Case is a great example.
This case offers a 3,200 mAh battery and the option to wireless charge your case and the iPhone at the same time. But it still lets you use your port to sync your iPhone or to charge it normally.
What’s good about the Newdery case is that it’s easy to install and remove. All this while still offering a great deal of protection for your iPhone.
If you want a bigger battery on your iPhone SE while keeping the option for wireless charging whenever you want, the GIN Foxy Battery Case might be the one for you.
This battery case has a 5,000 mAh battery on its back, which should give you enough power to last a few extra days without charging your iPhone SE. And, in case you’re not using your iPhone, you can just place it on a charging pad and the case will charge itself and the iPhone wirelessly.
The Foxy battery case is also made of some tough materials. It uses TPU to protect your iPhone from drops and is apparently also fire-resistant. Although, I wouldn’t test how fire-resistant it actually is if I were you.
If you’re into photography, and you’re planning on using your iPhone to snap some pictures while you’re on the go, you should consider the Moment Battery Case.
This case offers a minimal design, great protection, and a 3,800 mAh battery to keep you going through your day.
You might say the design is a little odd. Around the camera, the case is flat, but once you get into the middle of the iPhone, you’ll get this big bump that’s where the battery is. However, there’s a reason for this design.
Moment combines the case with other camera accessories for your iPhone SE. That way, you can keep your battery life intact while taking better pictures with Moment’s camera lenses. And, in case you were wondering, this case also supports wireless charging.