It’s official. The new line of iPhones have been announced. As expected, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are a spec bump to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The upgraded features are a glass back that is capable of Qi wireless charging, True Tone display, and new A11 Bionic chip. The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone “ten”) has a new 5.8-inch OLED display that is nearly bezel-less. The home screen and Touch ID were taken out and replaced with Face ID. The base model starts off at a whopping $999 for the 64 GB model.
Despite the design overhaul, I will not be pulling the trigger on the iPhone X. I’ve always upgraded to the iPhone S series because I know what kind of phone to expect and I like the faster processor speeds. The price and omission of Touch ID (I love this feature) is the main driving point to why I will be buying an iPhone 8 Plus instead. I’ll take the extra $200 dollars I save and spend it frivolously somewhere else.
The iPhone 8 Plus is not a small phone. The introduction of a glass back does not inspire confidence of a durable phone. It’s going to be imperative to buy a slim fit case to minimize bulk and protect your expensive investment. For my fellow companions buying the iPhone 8 Plus, here are our favorite slim fit cases.
1. Caseology Legion Series $15.99
The Caseology iPhone 8 Plus case is our most rugged yet slim case that offers heavy-duty protection without extra bulk. The high-quality build and sleek design perfectly complements and protects the iPhone 8 Plus from hard drops and daily wear and tear. It’s slick without being slippery and the hard PC shell has raised edges on each corner to keep your phone elevated at all times.
2. Caseology Skyfall Series $15.99
The Caseology Skyfall iPhone 8 Plus case is a crystal clear cover with a protective frame that’s designed to match the iPhone 8 Plus in every color. The transparent cover has a special coating that prevents discoloration so your phone can always shine through. In addition to its slim fit and lightweight design, the Skyfall case features tactile button covers and a raised lip that protects the camera and screen on the iPhone 8 Plus. This versatile case is perfect for everyday use and provides long-lasting protection so you can use your favorite apps, perform important tasks, text friends and snap photos safely.
3. Spigen Slim Armor CS $17.99
Ditch the bulk of your wallet for the Slim Armor CS case for the iPhone 8 Plus. Its minimally designed card slot houses up to 2 cards while staying inconspicuous, giving you the ultimate convenience without sacrificing style and protection of your phone.
4. Spigen Ultra Hybrid 2 $13.99
The Ultra Hybrid 2 features reinforced camera protection and buttons but with the same clarity and protection as its first! Its hybrid makeup is perfect for clear-case enthusiasts that long to enjoy long-lasting clarity with all-around protection. The new and improved PC back is designed to leave no watermarks while maintaining its crystal clear back over time. Each corner is guarded with Air Cushion Technology while the bumper still remains strategically raised to steer clear from contact during impacts.
5. Case-Mate Barely There $18.99
Think thin with the original slim case. The Barely There case for 8 Plus forms a classic and protective design that shows off the slim profile of your device. The impact resistant hard shell covers the back and sides, while the lay-flat feature protects the front of your by extending the bezel above the screen. A phone case expresses your personality, accentuates your look, and – most importantly – protects your Apple iPhone 8 Plus. But just because it’s a practical necessity doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.
6. Case-Mate Naked Tough $34.99
Ultra clear, sleek, protective, easy peasy! This minimalist case has everything you need: a slim profile, military grade drop protection, and UV yellowing resistant materials. Sleek, and protective, the Ultra Clear Tough Clear case features a minimalistic design that will fit every occasion. This minimalist case has everything you need: a slim profile, military grade drop protection, and UV yellowing resistant materials. The case’s ultra-clear design allows you to show off the simplistic beauty of your Apple iPhone 8 Plus without having to worry about UV yellowing.
7. Silk Vault Armor $18.99
The Vault Armor is a durable wallet case for iPhone 8 Plus that comfortably fits 3 cards plus cash. The reinforced multi-layer design provides full-frame protection to guard your phone from drops and dings. High-grip textured sides enhance grip to prevent slipping and drops. The reinforced case offers extreme drop protection with air cushioned corners and a shock-absorbent design to disperse shocks away from your phone.
8. Silk Base Grip $11.99
The Base Grip case for iPhone 8 Plus provides the ultimate in grip and phone security while protecting your device from drops, dings, and scratches. The case features a patent pending grip design with high-grip textured edges to keep the phone securely in your hand in wet or dry conditions. The air cushioned corners provide shock absorption while the Lay-flat screen guard protects your screen from drops and scratches. All ports are easily accessible, with wide openings that allow for almost any accessory or adapter to fit comfortably.
9. iPhone 8 Plus Leather Case $49.00
These Apple-designed cases fit snugly over the curves of your iPhone without adding bulk. They’re made from specially tanned and finished European leather, so the outside feels soft to the touch and develops a natural patina over time. The machined aluminum buttons match the finish of your leather case, while a microfiber lining inside helps protect your iPhone. And you can keep it on all the time, even when you’re charging iPhone 8 Plus wirelessly.
10. X-Doria Defense Lux Series $34.95
The Defense Lux case starts from a solid block of metal, machined to the finest detail to create the ultimate device protection. With the use of CNC machines, the aluminum bumper of the Defense Lux gives your iPhone 8 Plus Military Grade Protection while maintaining an ultra-precise and slimming fit. Not only does the case snap on with ease, the quality construction will save your iPhone from drops, dings, and impacts it may encounter.
If you’re upgrading from a 7 Plus, you’re in luck. You’ll be able to use your current iPhone 7 Plus case with the iPhone 8 Plus because the dimensions are the same. You also don’t have to worry about your slim fit case interfering with wireless charging. Qi wireless charging works with distances of up to 4 cm (1.6 inches), which is much, much thicker than these cases. You can’t go wrong with any of these choices!