Dropping your smartphone on the concrete sidewalk and watching all the beautiful glass shatter into a million shards is a humbling, even heartbreaking experience, especially if you neglected to take precautions to protect it in the first instance. The smart play is to invest in some protection at the outset, especially for the notably fragile iPhone 7 Plus. There are plenty of different cases out there — some safeguard your phone against drops, others are all about the style, and some even add extra functionality.
We’ve been checking around and these are some of the best iPhone 7 Plus cases you can buy. Now, just pair your case with one of our picks for the best iPhone 7 screen protectors and your iPhone should last for a long, long time.
Yfwood Wooden Cover
Yfwood offers a different take on the mobile phone case concept with a unique and gorgeous case. Thin, light, and artistic looking, the Yfwood Wood Series is made from hybrid wood derived from natural wood and designed for optimal comfort. All materials are 100% real wood — no fake printed wood grain. The cover combines a natural wood layer and high-end TPU rubber. This heavy-duty rubber material serves to protect your iPhone against drops, providing additional impact absorption.
Spigen Tough Armor Case
If you’re looking for the toughest shield for your iPhone, consider the Spigen Tough Armour Case, which offers dual-layer protection derived from a TPU body and polycarbonate back. The cover integrates a reinforced prop and watch kickstand with raised lips and tactile buttons with precise cutouts and raised lips for the ultimate protection of your phone’s screen and camera. It features certified drop protection and air cushion technology for its anti-shock features.
Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet
Made from European cowhide nubuck leather, the Snakehive Leather Wallet is one you’ll just want to hold in your hand all the time because it feels so good. It’s all thanks to a wonderfully soft texture on the outside, which has been smoothed out for extra protection on the inside. The iPhone is held in a slim, clear plastic case, with wide cutouts for the volume and power buttons, along with the speakers and charging port. Opposite are three card slots and a pocket for cash, plus a magnetic clasp that keeps the case closed. The folio case can fold out into a stand for your iPhone 7 Plus so you can watch video. This super-stylish, real leather folio case is available in the burgundy seen here, or in chestnut brown and navy colors, all at an excellent price.
Native Union Clic Crystal Case
If you’re not keen on masking your iPhone 7 Plus from view, then the Native Union Clic Crystal Case could be what you want. Made with Native Union’s characteristic care and attention, the Clic Crystal follows the trend toward transparent sections to show off your phone’s color. It’s a classic TPU case that will absorb the shock of any fall or collision, it has a UV coating, and it’s resistant to scratches. If you’re looking for an easy-to-grip case with a gorgeous style that showcases your phone, this is it.
Totallee Scarf Slim Cover
If you’re not generally a big fan of cases and you want to retain the iPhone’s slim profile, then this super-slim cover might suit you. At just 0.02 inches thick, you’ll barely notice it as it improves grip and wards off scratches thanks to its durable polypropylene construction. It has a matte, frosted, translucent finish that comes in a variety of colors. We’re pleased to see that there’s no case maker logo on this minimalist offering. The fit is good and it has all the openings you need. Just be aware that it won’t provide drop protection, and because it’s thin it may wear quite quickly, though Totallee does offer a two-year warranty on the case.
Sena Lugano Wallet
Sena’s Lugano Wallet case covers all the key bases for your iPhone. It protects the body with hard-wearing leather and reinforced plastic, along with softer silicone surrounds for the buttons and speakers. There’s also a herringbone design lining to keep the phone free from scratches when it’s inside the case. The edge is raised to keep the screen away from the surface if the phone is placed face down, and the case provides rugged shock absorption. There are also three credit card slots built into the case. It’s available in cognac, black, and denim for the iPhone 7 Plus for $50.
Pad & Quill Bella Fino Case
Made from a single piece of leather and embossed with the Pad & Quill name and logo, this folio case for the iPhone 7 Plus has a sticky pad to keep it in place rather than a clip. The pad is made by 3M and leaves no residue if you decide to remove it in the future. The folio case has four credit card holders, an ID window, and space for some cash. The leather feels superb, and the stitching adds character, while the whole case stays relatively slim and lightweight. It’s quite stiff to start with and needs a few days in a pocket before it softens up and closes properly. It’s also expensive at $80.
The RhinoShield PlayProof wraps the iPhone 7 Plus very effectively, and features a substantial lip around the screen, plus a smooth polymer body that will absorb shocks if you drop the phone. The fit is excellent, and the subtle RhinoShield branding on the side looks great. It’s one of the most comfortable to hold cases we’ve tried, thanks to the sleek finish. It will also protect your iPhone 7 Plus from falls of up to 11 feet.
Tech21 Evo Tactical Extreme Edition
This is a two-piece protective case that features a second section with a belt clip to fasten your phone. It consists of a clip-on front cover and an impact-absorbing wrap-around case, which then slides safely into the belt clip. Once inside, your phone’s protected even from a 4-meter fall. It’s not subtle and does add considerable size to the phone, but you can use it only when needed. Manufacturer’s test processes for rugged cases vary, but Tech21’s is one of the most stringent, so you can be confident about the drop protection here.
Skech Polo Book
A combination of a classy folio case, protective hard case, and a handy stand, the Polo Book is suitable for all occasions. The hard case has a leather-like rear panel and a soft lining, but be aware, it’s made of very stiff plastic and once it’s on your phone, it’s a struggle to get it off. The folio section has two credit card slots and an ID window, plus the whole thing folds back to make a stand for the phone. The versatility of only using the folio section when needed, but still protecting your phone with a hardshell case, makes the Polo Book standout.
Grovemade Walnut & Leather Wallet Case
Crafted in Portland, Oregon, from gorgeous natural materials, Grovemade’s cases are unique. This one combines a walnut wood frame with a full-grain leather cover that wraps around the screen. There are tactile button covers and openings for the switch, port, and camera. Open it up, and you’ll find space for a couple of cards and bills. Because it’s wood and leather, this case is going to age and it’s not really designed for drop protection, though it will deflect scrapes and bumps. It does also add some bulk and it costs $140, but it looks fantastic.
Moshi Overture Wallet Case
The Overture combines a solid protective shell with a vegan (faux) leather exterior. The shell provides good drop protection, and when you open the cover, you’ll find four slots for cards and IDs and a larger money pocket, as well as a handy Neato microfiber pad to help keep the screen clean. There are button covers for volume and power, and large openings for the camera, port, and switch, so your iPhone 7 Plus can be used easily while it’s wearing this case. It comes finished in cream, pink, or black with neat stitching and a small metallic Moshi logo.
OtterBox Strada Series Folio Case
You can count on the drop protection you get from OtterBox cases, and it’s rare to find rugged drop protection in a folio or wallet-style case like this. The Strada features a tough polycarbonate shell with a real, premium leather skin on the top. There’s a cover that closes with a metal latch and when you open it up, you’ll find a single slot for an ID or credit card. This case is tough, stylish, and practical. It comes in two-tone brown or green, or plain black.
Nodus Shell Case
Leather is a great material for cases because it’s comfortable to hold, it looks great, and it’s pretty durable, but you may not necessarily want to have a wallet case. Nodus offers vegetable-tanned Italian leather in a traditional shell style with this case. The core is polycarbonate, but it’s covered in brown, black, teal, gray, or yellow leather with a soft microfiber lining. The case hugs the corners, but there are large cutouts on the top and bottom, and openings for the switch and camera. Subtly defined button covers mark the volume and power keys. This case is also compatible with the magnetic mounting system for easy docking.