The iPhone 8 Plus deserves an ultra cool case to keep it safe. Whether you are looking for a very protective one or just something to prevent scratches, there are a number of options available to you. Not only does Apple makes its own line of cases for the iPhone 8 Plus, but tons of third-party accessory makers do as well. Here are our favorite cases for the iPhone 8 Plus
- Apple Leather case
- MoKo Clear TPU
- Spigen Thin Fit
- Peel Super Thin iPhone 8 Plus Case
- i-Blason Transformer
- Otterbox Symmetry Series
Apple Leather case
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Apple has been making its own leather cases for a few years now, and they are some of the best cases that you can add to your iPhone 8 Plus. The cases fit snugly on your phone, provide a great layer of protection, and look great.
Being real leather, they all wear differently, so your case ends up becoming even more unique over time. They are available in a variety of colors to match your preference, from blue to grey to red.
While being a bit more expensive than other options, Apple's leather case is worth the money if you want a case that will look great and hold up for a long time. Check it out for $49.
MoKo Clear TPU
If you want to pick up one of Apple's new gold color, you are not going to want to hide it. Unfortunately, the new glass back is going to be a fingerprint magnet, and it is more likely to break than the metal back on its predecessor. A clear case is a great compromise in this situation so that you can still show off your color choice while keeping it protected.
The case is made from a scratch-resistant material, so it will stay looking great for the long term. It has precision cutouts for the ports, and the TPU material makes it easy to put on or take off and comfortable in the hand.
For about $10, it's a no-brainer to put one of these on your brand new iPhone 8 Plus.
Spigen Thin Fit
If clear cases aren't your thing, but you still want a thin layer of protection on your iPhone 8 Plus, Spigen's Thin Fit cases are the way to go.
Available in black, satin silver, gold, and rose gold, you can find one that matches your phone and doesn't add any bulk to it. The case clips over the phone and protects from scratches and dings to the back and four sides of the phone.
You'll have access to the buttons directly, as the case has cutouts for them instead of requiring you to press through the case to use them. For around $10 at Amazon, this is a great option for those who don't need a super protective case but still want to keep their phone safe.
Peel iPhone 8 Plus Case
If you're looking for a super thin iPhone case that'll have little to no bulk at all, then take a peek at the Super Thin iPhone 8 Plus Case from Peel!
Designed without any crazy designs or visible logos, and measuring around 0.35mm thin with a subtle lip to protect your camera lens, the Peel's Super Thin iPhone 8 Plus Case is perfect for people who really don't like having a case on their iPhone.
You can pick up your Peel Super Thin iPhone 8 Plus case in black, jet black, jet white, black, silver, gold, or rose gold, for about $25.
If protection is your main concern, i-Blason's Transformer case may be a great addition to your collection.
Made of two layers, the case has an impact-resistant exterior and a shock-absorbing inner sleeve to ensure that your phone stays safe inside of it. In addition, the Transformer case has a built-in kickstand, so you can keep the phone propped up when you're not holding it. The hard case clips into a belt holster so that you don't have to worry about it fitting in your pocket while transporting it.
You can pick up the two-piece case and holster combo for around $17 at Amazon.
Otterbox Symmetry Series
If you're in need of a more protective case but don't want something that looks bulky and ugly, Otterbox's Symmetry series is worth checking out.
The cases come in a variety of different colors and prints, and there's even a clear version. If you want to show off your phone while keeping it well protected, the clear version is probably the best choice.
If you'd rather add some flair of your own to your iPhone 8 Plus, you can do that as well with one of the other color choices. The Symmetry series offers a great amount of protection without a ton of bulk and only cost about $27.
Do you have a favorite that is not listed here? Be sure to drop a link in the comments as well as a brief explanation of why you like it!
Updated March 2018: These are still my favorite cases for the iPhone 8 Plus.
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Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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