The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus just went up for pre sale yesterday. You might not know this one little fact – but both phones are almost identical in shape and size to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The major change was swapping the all metal build for a glass back so they could take advantage of wireless charging. If you’ve never owned an all glass phone, be aware that it will crack and scratch if you don’t take care of it properly. I’ve owned several glass phones: Galaxy Note 5, S6, S7 Edge, Note 7, S8, S8+ and now the Note 8. I’ve learned the hard way that it only takes one drop to shatter the glass back. When it shatters, not only does it look and feel bad, but the device also loses its ability to resist dust and water. Apple also increased the prices of fixing the current generation of iPhones which means you need to protect your device. There’s almost no excuse for going case free these days with an extreme abundance of third-party cases that cost well under $20. We got our hands on the Anstop 360 Full Body Case from Amazon and think it’s a great option for protecting your iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.
- iPhone 7 dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
- iPhone 8 dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)
Anstop 360 Slim Fit Cover
The Anstop 360 Slim Fit Cover is perfect for those of you who want a case that adds minimal bulk yet offers complete protection. This case from Anstop is one of the thinnest you can find as it adds just 1mm of thickness to outer dimensions of the phone. It’s a three part case: rear cover, front cover and glass tempered glass display cover. It’s not rugged with this thin design, but it does maintain the feel and size of the iPhone while adding scratch protection and some drop protection. It also keeps the beautiful display, which is known to crack, protected with the tempered glass screen protector.
Installation is easy. It only took me about 30 seconds to wipe down my iPhone with the included alcohol wipes, lint free polishing cloth and sticker for removing the tiny specs of dust. Snap on the back, front and then stick on the front cover (no bubbles on the first try) and the phone is protected. The case fits really well too. All of the seams match up perfectly around the sides, top and bottom of the phone. It matches up so well it looks like a one piece case.
You can see in the image below how clean the glass install is on the display of the iPhone 7.
While this case doesn’t offer extreme rugged protection like those cases from Otterbox or UAG, it does a nice job of keep the iPhone slim and protected for those of you who aren’t too tough on your phones. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are rather easy to hold onto since they are quite small. Dropping these two phones is much less likely than the Plus sized siblings, so there’s a good chance you won’t need all of that extra bulk anyways.
The Anstop 360 Slim Fit Cover is well made and is an incredible bargain at just $12.99 on Amazon.com with free Prime Shipping included. If you have the iPhone 8 pre ordered, make sure you get a case to protect it. All it takes is one drop and you’ll regret not investing a little more to keep it safe.
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