The price of the 64 GB base model iPhone 8 Plus is a hefty $799. You can get a solid laptop for that price! Apple claims the glass back on the iPhone 8 Plus is the hardest, most durable glass ever put on a smartphone. At the end of the day, durable glass is still glass. Apple’s claim doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence that dropping my $800 phone won’t shatter on impact. We recently put out an article on the top ten slim fit cases for the iPhone 8 Plus. However, if you’re a klutz or even an outdoor fanatic, you’re going to want a more rugged phone case that can weather the elements or be able to survive a five foot drop. Here are our top ten rugged iPhone 8 Plus cases.
1. UAG Metropolis Case $34.95
The Metropolis case features a flip folio with a hidden compartment that holds up to two cards. The design provides 360-degree protection and allows full access to your device’s controls and ports. Openings are designed for glare-free flash snapshots and uncompromised audio. The marriage of these design elements and materials working in unison maximizes protection for your device. UAG cases are Apply pay compatible and available in an array of vibrant colors.
2. UAG Feather-Light Case $29.99
The feather-light composite cases feature a hard-outer shell and a soft impact resistant core. Although visually striking, the unique shape of the case also provides strength while minimizing size and weight. The soft raised rubber screen-lip and rear ski pads provide 360-degree protection of your iPhone. The case meets military drop-test standards providing increased shock protection.
3. Silk Armor Touch Case $19.99
The Silk Armor tough case for iPhone 8 Plus is the ultimate choice for the iPhone user with a rugged, on-the-go lifestyle. The air cushioned corners provide extreme shock absorption, and the soft-touch rubber grips keep your iPhone securely in your hand. The Lay-Flat Screen Guard means you can lay your phone down anywhere without scratching your screen. The Silk Armor also includes two tempered glass screen protectors for ultimate screen protection and picture clarity.
4. OtterBox Defender Series $27.76
Engineered with three ultra-tough layers, including a build-in touchscreen protector, the Defender Series, guards your iPhone 8 Plus against drops, dirt, scrapes, and bumps. The included holster keeps you quick on calls and converts to a stand to watch videos, use apps and play games.
5. Zizo Bolt Series $17.99
The Zizo Bolt is a rugged, yet lightweight military grade product. It is engineered to disperse impact force throughout the case evenly. The Zizo Bolt meets the 12 foot military grade drop test. It has a built-in kickstand so you can watch your shows hands-free.
6. X-Doria Defense Shield Series $29.95
The Defense Shield case starts from a solid block of metal, machined to the finest detail to create the ultimate device protection. The aluminum bumper of the Defense Shield allows this case to fit your slim 8 Plus with ultra-precision, giving it Military Grade Protection, without covering up your device or weighing it down. Not only does the case snap on with ease, the quality construction will save your iPhone 8 Plus from any drops, dings, and impacts it may encounter.
7. Mascheri Carbon Fiber $12.99
The hybrid design is made with an inner TPU shell with an outer polycarbonate shell that absorbs and distributes shocks. The covered buttons keep dirt out, while the raised edge keeps your screen protect when it is face down. The carbon fiber pattern and two-toned design give it an edgy and unique look.
8. Gear Beast Ultra Protective Case $9.99
The Gear Beast Ultra Protective case is engineered and tested to exceed military drop test standards. This slim, lightweight case provides incredible protection from drops, bumps, fumbles, and scrapes while only adding 1 ounce to your iPhone 8 Plus. The unique channel design on the inside of the cover improves heat dissipation and allows for uncompromised sound quality.
9. Sahara Case Classic Protective Kit $18.99
The all-in-one kit comes with a ZeroDamage tempered glass screen protector. The built-in camera hood protects the camera lens against damage and scratches. The ergonomically designed case uses the highest quality rubberized and plastic materials, allowing easy access to buttons and ports.
10. Pelican Voyager Case $45.36
The same product found in equipment used by first responders and our armed forces can now save your phone. The Pelican Voyager case protects against impact, shock, dust, and sharp-edged attacks to your sreen. Four layers of rigid polycarbonate helps to survive multiple drops. There is a holster and integrated kickstand to help you read or view movies on a desk or airline tray table. Backed by Pelican’s legendary guarantee, if you break it, Pelican will replace it forever.
The iPhone 8 Plus has the exact same dimensions and layout as the iPhone 7 Plus. This means you can recycle your iPhone 7 Plus case if you are upgrading to the iPhone 8 Plus. The extra durability of our favorite rugged iPhone cases is perfect for adventurers who are always on the go. It is equally great for those clumsy folks who are susceptible to dropping their phone multiple times throughout the day. Protect your $800 dollar investment and check out these awesome rugged cases!