Best iPhone 7 Cases 2020: Protection for the older iPhone iMore 2021
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 protection: Spigen Ultra Hybrid
- Textured for extra grip: Caseology Parallax
- Clear and thin: Ringke Fusion
- Heavy-duty protection: UAG Plasma
- Super shock absorbtion: Spigen Tough Armor
- Protective wallet case: Vena vCommute
- Minimalist case: TORRAS Slim Fit
- Affordable Leather: Jisoncase leather back
- More battery power: Apple Smart Battery Case
Clear protection: Spigen Ultra HybridStaff Pick
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 for iPhone7 has shock resistance in case of falls, and a responsive button so the phone can still be used.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tons of good options
There are no shortages of great cases for your iPhone 7. An exceptional 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.
We are huge fans of the Spigen Tough Armor because it offers great protection, and it's a little thinner than most heavy-duty cases. Your pocket doesn't feel like it's going to rip off your pants while 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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