Incase’s Pop Case for iPhone and for Plus appears good, however we desire both a rubber or dual-layer again panel as a substitute of the arduous again on this mannequin as a result of these supplies provide a bit extra shock safety. Caudabe’s The Synthesis for iPhone and for Plus has a really related design.
Spigen’s Liquid Air Armor for iPhone and for Plus is an effective alternate choose for an on a regular basis case. As a result of it’s somewhat thinner than the Smartish Kung Fu Grip, it doesn’t really feel fairly as protecting, and as a substitute of getting textured sides, there’s a raised sample on the again. If the Kung Fu Grip goes out of inventory, or if you happen to desire the look of this case, it’s choice.
Apple’s iPhone SE Silicone Case and iPhone 8/7 Plus Silicone Case are the identical dimension and form because the iPhone maker’s leather-based variations, they usually’re cheaper, however they’re nonetheless expensive in contrast with the competitors. They don’t have the machined steel buttons, and their grippy end is sweet if you’re holding the case however could make the case arduous to get into and out of a pants pocket, significantly with tight denims.
JimmyCase’s Pockets Case for iPhone and for Plus is dearer and bulkier than our pockets choose. The bigger dimension is particularly noticeable on the Plus model. That mentioned, we just like the real-wood panel and the elastic, six-card holder, so this case is price contemplating if you happen to’re keen to spend a bit extra.
The physique of Smartish’s Pockets Slayer Vol. 2 for iPhone and for Plus is an identical to that of the Pockets Slayer Vol. 1—the one distinction is the cardboard holder. On the Vol. 2, it’s made from a leather-like materials (Smartish calls it “govt stitched material”) that stretches to suit the variety of playing cards you’re carrying (it may well deal with as much as three). The Vol. 2 pockets space leaves extra of your bank cards uncovered, making it clear to anybody who sees the case that it holds playing cards (or cash). It’s additionally practically twice the worth of the Vol. 1, but it doesn’t provide any true advantages aside from aesthetics.
Sena’s Lugano Pockets for iPhone and for Plus, in addition to its Snap-On Pockets for iPhone and for Plus, are overly pricey pockets circumstances, owing largely to being made with actual leather-based. Each fashions maintain bank cards in pockets on the again, leaving extra of the playing cards uncovered than we like. The Snap-On holds solely two playing cards, with the one closest to the telephone troublesome to insert and take away. The Lugano merely prices an excessive amount of and feels too cumbersome.
OtterBox’s Commuter Collection for iPhone and for Plus leaves the telephone’s Apple brand uncovered. Different circumstances with out this opening are related sufficient that we don’t advocate this design.
OtterBox’s Defender Collection for iPhone and for Plus remains to be the go-to case if you wish to hold your telephone protected from just about something and every part—and are keen to place up with severe bulk to take action. We don’t assume most individuals want the extent of safety this flagship OtterBox case provides, however some individuals clearly do (or at the least assume they do), given the case’s recognition.
OtterBox’s Symmetry Collection for iPhone and for Plus is a direct competitor to Speck’s Presidio line, however the Speck circumstances are smaller in each dimension and weigh much less. We additionally desire the display screen lip on the Presidio, which isn’t as cumbersome because the lip on the OtterBox circumstances.
Smartish’s Silk Armor for iPhone and for Plus is the corporate’s tackle an reasonably priced, sturdy case. The value is especially spectacular contemplating that the case comes with two tempered-glass display screen protectors. All the pieces concerning the case feels strong, however we simply don’t dig its aesthetics. Should you do, it’s a wise purchase.
Incase’s Textured Snap for iPhone and for Plus ranks among the many uncommon case designs to include material on the outside. It appears nice, however some early proprietor opinions recommend that the material frays and stains rapidly. And urgent the buttons takes a bit extra stress than with different circumstances.
Incase’s Icon Case for iPhone and for Plus feels prefer it might stand as much as some fairly vital drops, but it surely’s bulkier than our principal choose due to that sturdiness. Though it isn’t truly a lot bigger, one thing about its mixture of dimension and form makes it really feel fairly a bit bulkier.
Speck’s Presidio for iPhone and for Plus is an identical to the Presidio Grip however with out the grip. We like the way in which the case appears and feels, however some homeowners have mentioned in opinions that they discover the end to be too slippery. The Presidio Inked for iPhone and for Plus is similar case however with a picture.
Incipio’s DualPro line has lengthy felt like the corporate’s reply to Speck’s CandyShell, with a two-layer, rubber-and-plastic design. The variations for iPhone and for Plus aren’t any completely different. We’ve all the time discovered them to really feel only a bit cheaper than the CandyShell, and the matte-black colour particularly exhibits pores and skin oil and smudges like loopy.
Additionally from Incipio, the Octane for iPhone and for Plus has a frosted-plastic again plate and a ridged, rubber border. The case is definitely fairly good. Nonetheless, though Incipio says it may well forestall harm from 6-foot drops, we desire one thing that mixes rubber and plastic alongside the again for additional safety. The identical goes for Incipio’s Reprieve Sport for iPhone, which has a transparent piece of plastic alongside the again and prolonged corners which will add additional drop safety however don’t look nice.
City Armor Gear’s Monarch for iPhone and for Plus has a particular place in our hearts for its military-inspired, leather-and-metal design, however the worth makes it a luxurious case that’s just for individuals who need that particular look and are keen to pay for it.
The design of Smartish’s PureView for iPhone and for Plus makes it far more troublesome to put in your telephone compared with the remainder of the clear circumstances we examined.
Very like the usual NGP, Incipio’s NGP Pure for iPhone has a lip that’s simply tall sufficient, whereas the lip on the Plus model is just too brief to offer correct display screen safety. The identical goes for Spigen’s Liquid Crystal for iPhone and for Plus.
Mophie’s Juice Pack Air for iPhone is the next-best battery case to Apple’s. The Mophie case has a higher-capacity battery (2,525 mAh in contrast with 2,365 mAh), however in our testing it offered an nearly an identical degree of cost in nearly the identical period of time. Just like the Plus model we advocate above, this Juice Pack Air is loaded with options, but it surely prevents you from utilizing wired headphones whereas it’s in your telephone, a restriction the Apple case doesn’t impose.
We’ve appreciated LifeProof circumstances prior to now, however the display screen cowl on the Frē for iPhone 7 sits too far-off from the telephone’s display screen, so you are feeling and listen to it each time you faucet. We’ve got not but examined the Frē for iPhone 7 Plus.
Caudabe’s The Veil XT for iPhone and for Plus is nearly as skinny as a case can get—it’s for somebody who desires to make use of a case with out having their telephone feeling like they’re utilizing a case. Don’t count on vital drop safety, although; this type is principally for stopping scratches. If that’s all you’re searching for, The Veil is a good choice. Aside from the feel, you possibly can’t actually inform it’s there.
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