The best iPhone 8 Plus cases and covers

Avoid scratches and dents with the 20 best iPhone 8 Plus cases

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Apple’s latest iPhone range includes the most desirable iPhones yet. The iPhone 8 Plus is the biggest of the bunch, with a beefed-up A11 processor, a dual-camera setup, and more power than you can shake a stick at. It’s no ugly nerd, either. Thanks to an all-new glass back, the new iPhone 8 Plus has looks to go along with its brains.

With those stylish new looks come new dangers. Smartphone glass has improved in leaps and bounds, but when you’re spending hundreds of dollars on an iPhone, do you really want to run the gauntlet with it? No one wants their iPhone to sport cracks, scratches, or worse — that’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best iPhone 8 Plus cases to keep your pride and joy safe and sound.

By the way, if you’re upgrading from an iPhone 7 Plus, then your existing case will work just fine. All the changes to the iPhone 8 Plus are internal, so our iPhone 7 Plus case picks will also serve you well. But there’s always an argument for getting a new case for your new phone — so check out our picks below!

Slickwraps Retro Apple Case ($37)

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Apple hasn’t always been the world-straddling behemoth it is now, and there was once a time when Apple was known for making kooky little Macintosh computers. While it’s unlikely any Apple fan would want a return to those days, some might miss the unforgettable style of those early machines. This case from Slickwraps emulates those original machines, complete with beige styling and a rainbow-colored Apple logo. It’s made from hard polycarbonate with a soft TPU bumper, and should resist damage well. It also has a raised bezel to stop the phone from resting on harmful surfaces, and the button covers are large, easy to find, and protective.

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Tech21 Evo Mesh ($40)

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Tech21 specializes in light and stylish cases that deliver fantastic protection against drops, and the Evo Mesh case is no exception to that rule. It’s made from three layers of TPU and includes Tech21’s special FlexShock material, which makes the Evo Mesh case 30 percent slimmer and 60 percent lighter than other similar cases, while also providing drop protection that’s been tested up to 3 meters (10 feet). It comes with a sturdy bumper outside the case for additional grip, and the unique mesh pattern on the rear of the case lends a cool style, while also allowing the Apple logo to show through.

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Otterbox Strada Shadow Leather Case ($60)

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Otterbox is one of the most prominent names in protection, but it has a stylish side too. Otterbox’s Strada series of cases feature all the usual protective qualities that you’d expect from the case manufacturer — they are tested exhaustively to earn Otterbox’s Certified Drop+ Protection designation — but they also packing some serious style. Soft premium leather covers the case, adding grip to your phone and lending a classy air. As a folio wallet case, it also includes a cover that protects the screen when not in use, and has a handy card slot on the inside so you can take some spare cash or a payment card with you. It’s on the expensive side, but it’s strong and exceptionally good-looking.

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Zizo Ion Series ($17)

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A strong new name in device protection, Zizo offers some great cases at competitive prices. The Ion series for the iPhone 8 Plus uses three layers of protection to get the job done. The inner core is made from shock-absorbent and flexible TPU that is sandwiched between two hard polycarbonate plates to help keep your device protected from scratches and other hazards. It’s been drop tested to be compliant with military standard 810-G, while still managing to be lightweight. A raised lip around the edges of the case keeps your phone elevated, while a nonslip coating helps with grip, and dust covers keep small particles out of your device’s ports. It even comes with a glass screen protector for full protection.

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LifeProof Nüüd Case ($100)

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If you’re headed out into the wilderness, you’re probably right to worry about the state of your phone. The iPhone 8 Plus is sturdy, but pit it against the multiple hazards present in the great outdoors and the result may not be pretty. That’s where LifeProof comes in. The Nüüd case is able to stay submerged up to 20 meters for an hour, and is fully sealed to guard against snow, dirt, debris, and pretty much anything that can harm your phone. Even better, it’s drop tested up to a height of 2 meters, and shields all the vulnerable areas of your phone. It’s clear, so you can still show off your phone. It’s expensive, but an awful lot less expensive than buying a replacement phone.

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Peel Super Thin Case ($25)

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One of the worst things about cases can be the feeling that there’s something between you and your phone. Apple has spent millions of hours ensuring that the iPhone 8 Plus is as thin as possible, so why ruin that with a bulky protective case? Peel’s superthin case is designed to make you forget it’s even there. At only 0.35mm thick, it’s minimalist to the extreme — even forgoing a Peel logo — and it’s thin enough for the Apple logo to show right through it. Despite its thinness, it still provides decent protection against hazards, thanks to impact-absorbing material. A very slight protrusion on the rear camera helps to keep those lenses elevated from surfaces, and it doesn’t interfere with wireless charging. With a range of colors to choose from, you can select a color that matches your iPhone, ensuring it all but disappears once it’s on there.

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Incipio Stashback Case ($40)

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Tired of carrying around your wallet as well as your phone? If you’re not one for wallet cases, you could try out this stylish case from Incipio. The Stashback comes with a shock-absorbing exterior design that still manages to be slim. The case’s name comes from the back panel that opens to reveal a space handy for keeping credit cards, travel passes, or a bit of spare cash. It’s built to Incipio’s usual high standards, with button covers around the sides of the case and a raised lip to protect your phone when placed facedown on surfaces. It’s definitely on the pricier side, but we’ve always been impressed by Incipio’s offerings, and this is no different.

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Moment Photo Case ($30)

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The iPhone 8 Plus has one of the best phone cameras in the business — good enough to top our list of the best smartphone cameras. So if you’re serious about your photography, why not get a case that complements it? Moment is dedicated to upping your photography game, and this case is the first step. Made from a hard thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the case has a textured back panel that helps you maintain a good grip. Button covers on the side ensure complete protection, and an optional lanyard attachment means you won’t be dropping your phone on the floor while taking those tricky shots. The real stars here are the additional lenses that attach to the case, adding functionality for macro shots, wide-angle, or fish eye effects. Easy to use and attach, Moment’s photography package is great for anyone who wants to up their game.

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Noreve Leather Wallet Case (from $50)

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No gimmicks here — just some of the best leather wallet cases you can buy. Noreve’s quality is second to none, with a design based on Saint-Tropezt. Noreve offers the largest amount of choice of any case on this list. Do you want durable and easy-to-maintain PU leather or extravagant saffiano leather? In a natural tan or a deep blue ocean color? Finally, with or without a belt clip? The breadth of choice is astounding, and although you’ll be paying a premium for the most luxurious options, it’s worth it if you want to make sure you’re wrapping your iPhone 8 Plus in a leather case that’s 100 percent your style.

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Nomad Clear Case ($40)

Nomad has always impressed with its designs, but the company has outdone itself with the Clear Case for the iPhone 8 Plus. A clear polycarbonate rear shell provides great protection and shows off your phone’s gorgeous design. Softer TPU sides aid grip, and a wonderfully tactile and classy Horween leather panel gets better-looking with time. Inside is a soft microfiber lining. The fit is excellent on our iPhone 8 Plus, and the 6-foot drop protection puts our minds at rest. A version is also available for the iPhone 8. We love it, find it very comfortable to hold, and it hasn’t left our iPhone yet.

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