The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are all set to go on sale tomorrow (i.e. September 22) and if you have already pre-ordered one, it means that you are looking for a new case to go along with it as well. The use of glass panels at the front and back of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also makes it a necessity to use a case with the handsets.
After all, despite Apple’s claims, the glass used on the iPhone 8 is….glass and they can all just shatter or crack due to a fall. Thankfully, Apple works closely with case manufacturers even before the launch of a new iPhone to ensure that third-party cases for the handset are available in the market when the device hits the market. The same is the case with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus so when you pre-order the device tomorrow, you can also go ahead and buy a case for it to ensure it arrives before the device itself.
Now comes the major question: which case should you buy for your new iPhone 8? Well, to help solve that dilemma of yours, we have compiled a list of the best cases available for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in the market right now.
Spigen Thin Fit
Spigen is among the most renowned third-party case maker out there. The company has already updated its lineup with iPhone 8 support, so you have plenty of options to choose from. Depending on the level of protection you want, Spigen offers a variety of cases for you to select from. My personal favorite, however, is their Thin Fit case. Available in five different colors, Spigen’s Thin Fit case has a very sleek look and profile that barely adds any thickness to your device. It might not offer ample amount of protection, but it is still good enough to protect your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from dents, scuffs, and those odd falls.
Official Leather Case
If you are looking for a premium leather case for your iPhone, my vote goes for Apple’s official Leather case. While on the expensive side at $49, the case has a solid build quality and gives a very premium feel in the hand. It is on the thicker and heavier side and the added weight is definitely going to be noticeable. However, a plus side of this is that it will offer ample protection for your iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The official Leather case from Apple for the iPhone 8 is available in 9 different colors, including (Product) Red, Midnight Blue, and Pink Fuchsia.
Looking for a clear case for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to show off its rear glass design? But also want something that offers adequate protection? Olixar’s ExoShield case has you covered then. The case features a clear back with reinforced corners for shock protection against dents and drops. It also has a very slim profile with cutouts for the Lightning port, camera, and the bottom-firing speaker. The volume buttons are covered by the case for proper protection.
If you are someone who is not particularly fond of cases, have a look at skins. With the iPhone being so popular, you will find plenty of skins for the handsets. The most popular skins, however, come from Dbrand. The company offers its 3M skins in a variety of finishes and colors — marble and leather to name a few — to suit your taste and need. While Dbrand skins are not going to save your iPhone from major falls, they will still offer more than ample protection to the rear glass from scratches and cracks due to a normal fall.
If you don’t like our list of the best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases above, don’t worry. Over the next couple of weeks, you will find plenty of cases for the devices to hit the market. We will also continue updating this post with more iPhone 8 cases as we come across them. And if you have already decided on a case for your new iPhone, drop a comment and do share it with our readers.