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The iPhone 7 is a great piece of tech. But it's an older phone now, so you need a great case to keep it protected, scratch-free, and stylish! While there are thousands of different cases available, some are better than others. Here are some of our favorites cases for the iPhone 7. Note that the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and the 2020 iPhone SE are all the same size, so the cases are interchangeable.

Clear with a kickstand: Spigen Ultra Hybrid S

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Spigen makes excellent phone cases at nice prices. I've tested them extensively with a bunch of different phones, and the same is true every time. They fit well, they feel great, and they work. This model has a kickstand with a magnetic latch that pops open when you want to use it and closes securely when you don't.

Textured for extra grip: Caseology Parallax

The Parallax is a dual-layer case with a TPU shell. The secondary layer is a polycarbonate frame that fits around the edges of your phone. It takes the brunt of the devastating smacks to the corners that have felled many an iPhone. The back diamond pattern is covered in a matte coating that offers extra grip.

Clear and thin: Ringke Fusion

The polycarbonate back of the Ringke Fusion is clearer than most clear cases. The natural beauty of your new iPhone can shine through almost better than if there were no case at all. You'll be trying to tell that little kid in The Matrix that you have an awesome case, and he's gonna be all "there is no case."

Heavy-duty protection: UAG Plasma

UAG calls this case a "feather-light composite" since it comprises a hard outer shell and a softer, more flexible inner core. It disperses the force across the whole phone instead of having it concentrated on the area of impact. It's been drop-tested to meet military standards.

Super shock absorbtion: Spigen Tough Armor

Tough Armor is military-grade drop-tested and features Spigen's signature air cushions in the corners for just-about-as-good-as-it-gets shock absorption. There's a hard shell that slips onto the back, and once it's on, it's secure and almost becomes one with the TPU inner lining.

From $16 at Amazon

Protective wallet case: Vena vCommute

Every Vena case I've ever tried has fit perfectly, and the vCommute does just that while being the perfect trade-off between protective case and wallet case. The magnetic rear flap is a three-tiered cover to the card compartment, which can very comfortably hold three cards and a bit of cash.

Minimalist case: TORRAS Slim Fit

The TORRAS Slim Fit is a thin plastic case that is scratch resistant and fits your iPhone 7 super snug. It even sports a tiny raised edge around the back camera and flash so you can lay it down on a flat surface and not worry about scratching your lens.

From $11 at Amazon

Affordable Leather: Jisoncase leather back

Leather cases can be expensive, but Jisoncase makes a genuine leather case that doesn't break the bank. This simple case covers the back of your iPhone in glorious leather and the inside of the case as a soft microfiber cloth material that will prevent the case from scratching your phone.

$19 at Amazon

More battery power: Apple Smart Battery Case

Apple's battery case nearly doubles the life of your iPhone 7 on a single charge, and you can charge the case and your phone simultaneously. It has a soft microfiber lining that protects your phone from scratches and absorbs bumps. The outside is made of smooth silicone that's soft and silky.

Protection and grip: OtterBox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series

OtterBox and PopSocket had a baby, and this case is it! Otter + Pop combines the protection of an OtterBox Symmetry case and the convenience of a built-in PopSocket. The interchangeable PopGrip extends to give you a better grip or to be used as a kickstand for watching videos, and it lays flush with the case when not in use.

Tons of good options

There are no shortages of great cases for your iPhone 7, especially since you can use cases made for the iPhone 8 and 2020 iPhone SE as well. A great case is not only going to protect your phone but also suit your lifestyle and provide you with as little or as much functionality as you want.

I'm a huge fan of the Spigen Tough Armor because it offers great protection, and it's a little thinner than most heavy-duty cases. My pocket doesn't feel like it's going to rip off my pants when I'm carrying it around.

Heavy-duty cases aren't for everyone, which is why a slim and affordable option like the TORRAS Slim Fit exists. It's super thin, so your pocket, bag, or purse won't feel like you're carrying around a brick. Plus, it still protects the back of your iPhone 7 and the camera from getting scuffed or scratched.

Whether you like clear cases, minimalist cases, heavy-duty cases, or anything else, grabbing a great case from this list above will ensure your iPhone 7 stays in good working order!

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