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The Best iPhone 8 Cases

It's not the priciest iPhone but it is your prized possession, so make sure you protect it.

When Tim Cook took to the stage of the new Steve Jobs Theater on Sept. 12, you were in the market for an expensive new iPhone but not the most expensive new iPhone. So instead of getting the $1,000 iPhone X, you put down $300 less for the iPhone 8.

You don't love it any less. In fact, you probably like it more than iPhone X because it doesn't have that weird notch up top, and it doesn't scan your visage via Face ID. But iPhone 8 does have glass on the front and back, so you'll want to keep it safe from dents, scratches, and falls. Use the money you save by not buying iPhone X on a case.

The iPhone 8 is pretty much the same size as iPhone 7; it's slightly larger—0.01 inches taller, wider, and deeper, to be exact, so you can probably squeeze it into an iPhone 7 case. But you have a new phone, you should also get a new case. Read on for our top picks.

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  • 1

    Caseology Apex

    The Caseology Apex features a no-slip grip and an appealing design. at

  • 2

    Case-Mate Compact Mirror

    Carrying cards? Checking yourself out? The Case-Mate Compact Mirror has got you either way. A magnetic closure gives you quick access to up to four cards and a check before snapping selfies. at

  • 3

    Case-Mate Glow Waterfall

    Don't listen to TLC, if you want to chase waterfalls, go right ahead with the Case-Mate Glow Waterfall, which sparkles in the light and glows in the dark. at

  • 4

    Case-Mate Luminescent

    You must be a lucky star if you've scored the Case-Mate Luminescent. The availability of this beauty keeps changing but if you do get one, you'll have dual-layer protection and a case that lights up day or night. at

  • 5

    Case-Mate Tough ID

    The contrast stitching on the Case-Mate Tough ID gives the case a racing style while pockets give it practicality. There are two layers for some serious drop protection. at

  • 6

    Hitcase Crio

    If more is more for you, try the Hitcase Crio. You can add a wide, superwide, or macro lens to it as well as a car and wall mount. at

  • 7

    Incipio Stashback

    Whether you're paying with cash or credit, you can keep it in the Incipio Stashback. The back panel of the shock-absorbing case pops open for access to three cards or some cash. at

  • 8

    Caseology Parallax

    Parallel the parallax effect of iOS with the Caseology Parallax case. The grippy design gives you something to hold onto so your phone doesn't fall out of your hands if things get too trippy. at

  • 9

    WoodWe Twist Sea Shell

    Real shell makes the WoodWe Twist Sea Shell case a natural beauty. at

  • 10

    Incipio Design Series Lux

    For glitter that's not too much, try the Incipio Design Series Lux. It will keep its shine since the case is scratch-resistant. at

  • 11

    Nomad Leather

    Constructed of Horween leather, this Nomad case will wear to a beautiful patina. Raised edges and a polycarbonate frame work to ensure your phone lasts long enough for it to. at

  • 12

    Lifeproof Next

    Whatever you're into, the Lifeproof Next prevents it from getting into your phone. The Next blocks water, snow, dirt, and dust from ruining your phone and it also protects it from any drops from you. at

  • 13

    Case-Mate Folio Wristlet

    Forget your wallet—in a good way—with the Case-Mate Folio Wristlet. There's plenty of room for cards and cash and your phone snaps right in. It also props up your phone nicely for watching shows and movies. at

  • 14

    Peel Super Thin

    Looking for the least bulky, most lightweight case around? That would be the Peel. It comes in seven colors that are all designed to blend with the shades of the iPhone 8. at

  • 15

    OtterBox Symmetry

    OtterBox cases are generally about safety more than style. But the OtterBox Symmetry takes both into account. The series of cases has playful patterns but still gives your iPhone the protection you expect from the brand. at

  • 16

    Vena vLove

    The Vena vLove is the perfect case if you love your iPhone 8 a lot. It has a heart cutout for the Apple logo and has extra shock protection at the corners. at

  • 17

    Tmbrs Wood Monogram Arrows

    If you've ever carved your initials on a tree, this is the phone case for you. The Tmbrs Wood Monogram Arrows case has the same sweet charm and keeps your phone secure. at

  • 18

    tech21 Evo Check Evoke

    Spirographs give the tech21 Evo Check Evoke the feeling of movement and three layers of impact-resistant material protect your phone if it takes an actual tumble. at

  • 19


    It's a phone case. It's a place to stash cash. It's a card reader. It's a camera lens. It's all of the above with the OtterBox Universe. The case has a swappable bottom that can be changed out to make it multifunctional. at

  • 20

    X-Doria Defense Shield

    Forget plastic. The X-Doria Defense Shield wraps machined aluminum around your iPhone 8 for a case that's made to withstand drops of over 9 feet onto concrete. at

  • 21

    Sonic Tortoise

    This shiny Sonix case stays that way thanks to scratch-resistanct materials. A raised edge protects your screen, too. at

  • 22

    Sonix Tamarindo

    Statement plants are a real thing on design blogs. If you can barely keep a text conversation let alone a plant alive though, go with the Sonix Tamarindo.

  • 23

    Sonix Tamarindo

    Statement plants are a real thing on design blogs. If you can barely keep a text conversation let alone a plant alive though, go with the Sonix Tamarindo.

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