The iPhone 8 Plus already provides water resistance to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes, but given its price, that might not be enough. For added protection, you should consider purchasing a waterproof case for your smartphone. Here are some of our favorites that get the job done.
Colorful and cheap
The Love Beidi case is IP68 certified, allowing you to submerge your case in two meters of water for up to one hour. The case comes in several gorgeous color combos, including cyan/green/mint and purple/rose/orchid. Love Beidi offers great protection in several colorways at a budget-friendly price. The company also promises to honor a 3-month warranty on its cases.
The Catalyst Waterproof Case for the iPhone 8 Plus (also for the iPhone 7 Plus) provides total protection so you can take it anywhere. Built with impact-resistant polycarbonate, the case offers transparent front and back housing sections without sacrificing functionality. Every unit tested IP68 waterproof to 10 meters. Available in black only.
Beautifully designed yet durable, the LifeProof Waterproof FRĒ is the case to get if you're looking for protection and style. Available in various color combinations with impactful names, including Night Lite, Drop In, Wipeout, Chakra, and Banzai, the case is water-, drop-, dirt-, and snowproof. Fully submersible to two meters for up to one hour.
Uniquely designed, the Seacosmo case is made from TPU and metal materials to protect against drops, bumps, and shock. Like many products on this list, it provides water protection up to 2 meters. If you're looking for a waterproof case that looks slightly different than other ones on the market, this is the one you should consider.
Great for outdoors
Available in black and pink, the NexCase for the iPhone 8 Plus provides a hard polycarbonate shell and TPU materials to create a sturdy and flexible case. Here, waterproof protection safeguards your phone for 30 minutes in depths up to 1.5 meters. The rugged casing will also offer some serious protection from unexpected falls and day-to-day bumps and scratches.
The deeper, the better
The F-color Waterproof Case may look a little different from the others on this list, but it's just as good. F-color opted to skip the traditional thick casing to offer a thin but protective clear pouch made from environmentally-friendly TPU. The pouch keeps your phone secure with a double locking mechanism while offering an IPX8 rating, which, according to the manufacturer, means you can submerge your case in up to 20 meters of water without issue.
It's always a good idea to invest in a waterproof case for your iPhone because you never know when it will come in handy. If I had to pick one case for my next underwater adventure, it would definitely be the Love Beidi (opens in new tab) case. The manufacturer lists an IP68 rating but notes that the case will likely exceed that, which means you are technically able to take your case deeper than two meters. There's also the added security of having a 3-month warranty. Love Beidi offers several color options, a solid waterproof rating, and great design for a price that won't hurt your wallet.
However, if money is no object when it comes to your tech accessories, you should consider splurging on the LifeProof FRĒ Series (opens in new tab) case for its similar color offerings and design but better overall protection. Finally, if you'd rather not stick to the typical case design, then there's always the pouch option from F-color (opens in new tab).
Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
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