Few things are more frightening than dropping your unprotected cell phone face down on the sidewalk. Breaking your screen can be hazardous to your fingers and expensive to fix. Worse yet, if you drop your phone forcefully enough, you may break it entirely. Investing in a quality phone case is the best way to keep your valuable iPhone 7 Plus safe and sound.
From folios and wallet cases to sleek and streamlined versions, read on as we take a look at the best phone cases to protect your prized iPhone.
Speck Presidio Perfect Case
Here’s a case that retains the original appearance of your iPhone 7 Plus while also offering some high-grade protection. Its sides and corners benefit from air cushioning technology, with Speck claiming it offers drop protection of up to 13 feet. It also has raised bezels, so that the phone’s screen and rear camera lenses are protected from any stray impacts. The clear material used by Speck for the case resists discoloration and yellowing, so it will retain its crystalline transparency for the duration. Meanwhile, its slim profile will help you get it in and out of your pocket with ease.
Apple Silicone Case
Who would’ve thought that a case made by Apple would be such a great fit for the iPhone? The Apple Silicone case gives the iPhone 7 Plus a soft and silky-smooth finish, making what many would consider a large phone very comfortable to hold. Inside is a microfiber lining that keeps the iPhone snug and scratch-free. While there are more protective offerings out there, the silicone case shields your device without adding bulk. The case is minimal and available in a variety of colors so there’s bound to be one that matches your taste.
Spigen Tough Armor Case
If you’re looking for the toughest shield for your iPhone, consider the Spigen Tough Armour Case, which offers dual-layer protection derived from a TPU body and polycarbonate back. The cover integrates a reinforced prop and watch kickstand with raised lips and tactile buttons with precise cutouts and raised lips for the ultimate protection of your phone’s screen and camera. It features certified drop protection and air cushion technology for its anti-shock features.
Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case
Olixar’s wallet case for the iPhone 7 Plus is a great way of combining protection for your phone with the practicalities of carrying around ID or bank cards. Its faux leather outer material is tough against scratches and scuffs, preserving its original look and feel very well for as long as you’re likely to use it. Meanwhile, the use of harder PC material underlying the leather provides considerable drop protection. At the same time, the case doubles as a very convenient stand that can be adjusted to your preferred angle. It’s also compatible with wireless charging, so it’s pretty much as functional as any other case out there, while also adding frontal coverage for your phone and two card slots.
Ghostek Belt Holster Phone Case
Here’s a supremely durable case that also offers a belt clip holster and built-in adjustable kickstand, so you can watch media on your phone without cramping your wrists. It uses a dual-layer design that offers military-grade drop resistance, with the shockproof bumpers adding to its overall durability. Despite being relatively heavy-duty, it’s not especially thick and supports wireless charging. It also features anti-slip grip materials, so the case shouldn’t slide out of your hands accidentally.
i-Blason Armorbox Case
A rugged lifestyle requires a rugged case, and that’s where the i-Blason Armorbox comes in. Priced under $20, the case is not only affordable but also offers some of the best protection for your iPhone 7 Plus. It’s made with a dual-layer design of flexible TPU and a hard polycarbonate shell. What sets the Armorbox apart from the rest is the included front cover screen protector — the case literally covers your whole phone. The rubberized port plug, another unique feature at the bottom, keeps dust and debris from building up inside the device.
Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet
Made from European cowhide nubuck leather, the Snakehive Leather Wallet is one you’ll just want to hold in your hand all the time because it feels so good. It’s all thanks to a wonderfully soft texture on the outside, which has been smoothed out for extra protection on the inside. The iPhone is held in a slim, clear plastic case, with wide cutouts for the volume and power buttons, along with the speakers and charging port. Opposite are three card slots and a pocket for cash, plus a magnetic clasp that keeps the case closed. The folio case can fold out into a stand for your iPhone 7 Plus so you can watch video. This super-stylish, real leather folio case is available in the burgundy seen here, or in chestnut brown and navy colors, all at an excellent price.
Native Union Clic Crystal Case
If you’re not keen on masking your iPhone 7 Plus from view, then the Native Union Clic Crystal Case could be what you want. Made with Native Union’s characteristic care and attention, the Clic Crystal follows the trend toward transparent sections to show off your phone’s color. It’s a classic TPU case that will absorb the shock of any fall or collision, it has a UV coating, and it’s resistant to scratches. If you’re looking for an easy-to-grip case with a gorgeous style that showcases your phone, this is it.
Speck CandyShell Grip Case
You get reliable drop protection from this case, which sports a stylish ribbed finish that also enhances your grip on your iPhone 7 Plus. It’s a dual-layer case, mixing a hard shell with flexible rubber sections. The fit is perfect, the cutouts are large enough for easy access, and the button covers work well. It does add some bulk, but if you want to be sure your phone will survive a fall, then you won’t mind the trade-off. The CandyShell has been replaced by the Presidio now, which is a slightly different design, so grab this while you still can.
Sena Lugano Wallet
Sena’s Lugano Wallet case covers all the key bases for your iPhone. It protects the body with hard-wearing leather and reinforced plastic, along with softer silicone surrounds for the buttons and speakers. There’s also a herringbone design lining to keep the phone free from scratches when it’s inside the case. The edge is raised to keep the screen away from the surface if the phone is placed face down, and the case provides rugged shock absorption. There are also three credit card slots built into the case. It’s available in cognac, black, and denim for the iPhone 7 Plus for $25.
Pad & Quill Bella Fino Case
Made from a single piece of leather and embossed with the Pad & Quill name and logo, this folio case for the iPhone 7 Plus has a sticky pad to keep it in place rather than a clip. The pad is made by 3M and leaves no residue if you decide to remove it in the future. The folio case has four credit card holders, an ID window, and space for some cash. The leather feels superb, and the stitching adds character, while the whole case stays relatively slim and lightweight. It’s quite stiff to start with and needs a few days in a pocket before it softens up and closes properly. It’s also expensive at $80.
Tech21 Evo Tactical Extreme Edition
This is a two-piece protective case that features a second section with a belt clip to fasten your phone. It consists of a clip-on front cover and an impact-absorbing wrap-around case, which then slides safely into the belt clip. Once inside, your phone’s protected even from a 4-meter fall. It’s not subtle and does add considerable size to the phone, but you can use it only when needed. Manufacturer’s test processes for rugged cases vary, but Tech21’s is one of the most stringent, so you can be confident about the drop protection here.
JETech Shock-Absorption Bumper Case
Here’s proof that you don’t need to spend a small wad of cash to give your iPhone 7 Plus great protection. It combines a more flexible TPU frame with a hard PC back, ensuring that the sides and rear of the phone are protected from everyday damage. There also raised bezels for the screen and rear cameras, while the four corners have been designed to absorb shocks. It’s also worth pointing out that the case is conveniently slim, while the transparent back shows off your Apple logo.
OtterBox Strada Series Folio Case
When it comes to protecting your phone from drops, Otterbox cases are some of the most reliable products on the market. The Strada case doesn’t sacrifice durability for functionality like you sometimes get with built-in wallet cases. The case’s exterior is a sturdy layer of polycarbonate topped with genuine leather. A retractable flap, secured with a metal hook, reveals useful storage slots for credit cards and a phone pocket. It’s attractive, durable, and efficient. This case is available in brown and green or black designs.
Miracase Shockproof Silicone Case
This cover from Miracase combines a silicone outer layer with an inner microfiber cushion, which together allow for decent protection while providing considerable flexibility and grip. The case is also scratch-resistant, while its surface repels fingerprint smudges. Because it’s lightweight and slimline, you can charge your iPhone wirelessly without removing the case. Lastly, the silicone material used provides a softer, warmer feel that some people prefer to hard plastic cases, although that obviously depends on your own personal preferences.
Nodus Shell Case
Leather is a popular material for cases because it’s rigid but feels nice in your hand. It’s also an undeniably stylish material, making it an excellent choice for a shell case. Nodus created this case made of vegetable-tanned, traditional Italian leather. Its core is composed of polycarbonate, covered by a brown, teal, grey, black, or yellow leather exterior with a soft microfiber layer.
This case fits your phone like a second skin, keeping it safely in place. Perfectly placed cutouts give you access to the camera, while subtly elevated leather buttons cover the power and volume keys. You can also mount your phone for GPS use by pairing this case with a magnetic system.