iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X Protective Cases – to protect your screen and glass back

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Need some extra protection for your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X with its glass screen and back, who doesn’t?

I dropped my iPhone for the first time in the history of owning iPhones and managed to crack the screen. From then on, I have decided that I won’t leave it to chance. A good protective case is as good an investment as the phone itself.


It is a fact that smartphones with glass on both front and back with a metal frame are prone to crack on impact if dropped from

The Story

As I alight from the car, I accidentally caught the charging cable and my iPhone came with me out of the door but was still hanging by the charging cable, dangling some 3-inches about the ground. It wasn’t long before the cable slips out of its charging pot and the iPhone landed on its top left corner.

My phone only had a slim sleeve and the drop caused the screen to crack with a line across the top bezel near the impact zone. While it did not block my view of the display given the pretty large top and bottom bezels, the fact that my iPhone now has a cracked screen does disappoint me a little.

Top 12 Best iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X Protective Cases

When considering the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and even more so the iPhone X, get a suitable case that offers protection from knocks, bumps and drops to keep your iPhone safe. Here, we look at some big names with well researched and proven case designs that not only look good but avoids putting you in a similar position as I was.

  1. OtterBox Strada Series 4.7s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X
  2. OtterBox Defender Case 4.4s Available for iPhone 6, 7 and 8
  3. OtterBox Achiever Case 4.3s Available for iPhone 7 and 8
  4. Griffin Survivor Extreme Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X
  5. Griffin Survivor Strong Wallet Case 4.1s
  6. Speck Presidio Grip Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7 and 8
  7. Speck Presidio Case 5s Available for iPhone X
  8. Griffin Survivor Strong Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X
  9. Griffin Survivor Clear Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X
  10. Speck Presidio Clear Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X
  11. Tech21 Evo Elite Case Available for iPhone 7 and 8
  12. OtterBox Clearly Protected Skin 3.8s Available for iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8 and X

So how do these cases measure up, lets take a closer look:

1. OtterBox Strada Series 4.7s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X – FOLIO

 


Notable features: Certified drop protection 24 tests over 238 hours. Slim folio case with low profile and pocket friendly. Soft touch finish, genuine leather outside, energy absorbing shell inside. Cover has a slot to carry card, cash or ID.

2. OtterBox Defender Case 4.4s Available for iPhone 6, 7 and 8 – RUGGED

Notable features: Certified Drop Plus Protection. Tough protection with three rugged layers: the impact-absorbing outer layer, solid plastic shell, built-in screen protector and included holster. Quick release snaps for easy installation. Port covers prevents dirt, dust and lint from getting into ports.

3. OtterBox Achiever Case 4.3s Available for iPhone 7 and 8 – RUGGED

Notable features: Certified drop protection 24 tests over 238 hours. Dual layer protection: soft inner material and durable outer cover deflect impact and cushion the phone. Slim design with distinctive profile with vents for breathability.

4. Griffin Survivor Extreme Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X – MAX PROTECTION

Notable features10-foot drop-tested on concrete. Sealed, mess-proof design rated IP-55 against water, sand and dirt incursion. Impact Dispersion System absorbs impact forces when you drop your phone. Designed to meet or exceed US Department of Defense Mil- 810-G standards.

5. Griffin Survivor Strong Wallet Case 4.1s – FOLIO

Notable featuresUltra-slim, 7 foot drop protective case onto concrete. designed and tested to meet or exceed Mil- 810-G standards for durability. Non-slip grip exterior slides easily into your pocket

6. Speck Presidio Grip Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7 and 8

Notable featuresImpaction shock barrier for impact protection, lab tested for scratch resistance, chemical resistance, and precision fit. The case’s hard exterior with grip lines also works to disperse shock away from your phone. Absorbs 52% more shock from impact than traditional TPE rubber

7. Speck Presidio Case 5s Available for iPhone X

Notable features:  Impaction shock barrier for impact protection, lab tested for scratch resistance, chemical resistance, and precision fit. The case’s hard exterior with matte finish also works to disperse shock away from your phone. Absorbs 52% more shock from impact than traditional TPE rubber

8. Griffin Survivor Strong Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X – CLEAR

Notable featuresUltra-slim, ultra-drop protective case for Apple iPhone, designed and tested to meet or exceed Mil- 810-G standards for durability. 7 foot drop protection onto concrete. Impact-resistant polycarbonate inner shell. Non-slip grip exterior slides easily into your pocket

9. Griffin Survivor Clear Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X – CLEAR

Notable features4 foot drop (1.2 meter) protection in a see-through shell. 6H-hardness rated scratch-resistant shell. Built-in Impact Dispersion System absorbs drop forces before they damage device

 

10. Speck Presidio Clear Case 4.1s Available for iPhone 7, 8 and X – CLEAR

Notable features: Presidio cases features the IMPACTIUM Shock Barrier, a shock-suppression technology that protects your device without adding bulk. It is used to line the interior of the case to absorb and disperse shock from impact.

11. Tech21 Evo Elite Case 3.9s Available for iPhone 7 and 8 – TRANSLUCENT

Notable featuresFlexShock impact protection material that enables the elegantly thin Evo Elite to offer protection from 2m/ 6.6 foot dropUltra-lightweight and super-slim, Evo Elite gives comfortable and precise access to all ports and function buttons. Up to 30% thinner and 60% lighter than most cases offering similar protection

12. OtterBox Clearly Protected Skin 3.8s Available for iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8 and X CLEAR

Notable featuresUV-Resistant: Transparent material won’t turn yellow or tarnish over time. Precision fit: One-piece design wraps around your phone for a tight fit. Screen bumper: Raised, bevelled edge helps protect the touchscreen. Ultra-thin: Lightweight, virtually invisible skin.