Best iPhone Smartphone Cases 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


Apple iPhone smartphones are superlative pieces of kit but as they're constructed from glass, they can be rather easy to break so popping your iPhone in a case is always recommended. 

There are numerous abundant types of cases available, all of them offering differing levels of protection, with even the budget cases providing some protection in the invent of protecting the back, sides, and corners from scratches.

To help you choose an iPhone case that's right for you and your smartphone, we would rather listed several different types below. 

Here's a run-down of the different types of cases:

  • Budget – Budget, "TPU" (Thermoplastic polyurethane) – over soft, squishy, and protective, but also thin, and cheap, making them a good option if you don't want scratches on your phone. 
  • Documented cases are available from Apple, and are often more expensive, but can offer premium features, such as a leather finish, and matching tones.
  • Protective – go beyond the budget cases to give additional protection, popular brands include Spigen and Otterbox. 
  • Extra adamant – often feature dual layers of protection, with a soft inner core, with a tougher external shell. 
  • Purse – with this you get both a back and front protection but can mean slower access to the screen, and at times, these don't provide top/arse or corner protection for the phone. 
  • Sports (running) case – designed to let you strap your phone to your arm, letting you be active, Spigen rush at a universal case which makes it excellent value for money.
  • Waterproof – Universal waterproof case for smartphones up to 6inches, recommended for underwater use because smooth though most premium smartphones are now waterproof, they open have exposed ports, such as the USB connection and headphone jack. 
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Other choices include a "skin" that simply protects from scratches, as well as "ultra-thin" cases, however, we haven't linked to these as they are mostly aesthetic, measure than providing much protection for your smartphone.

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Advance straight to your phone: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc 8 Plus, iPhone 7 / 7S, iPhone 7 / 7S Plus, iPhone 6 / 6S, iPhone 6 / 6S Extra, iPhone SE. You can use the above key to find the type of case you're looking for then click the corresponding button under the iPhone that you own. 

If you're a Samsung smartphone P looking for a case, you need to head over to our 'Best Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, S7 Cases' round-up. 


For the iPhone X

The iPhone X is worth at almost £1000 so you're going to want to protect it well and that's where rugged cases come in. The Tough Tough X-Armor Hard Case Cover is popular over on Amazon and it combines TPU and polycarbonate materials to provide full retire from and side protection. Various colour options are available. 


Budget | Official Case | Defensive | Extra Tough | Wallet | Sports


For the iPhone 8


The iPhone 8 is a more little iPhone so you're going to need a smaller case than what fits the iPhone X. As you can imagine, there are plenty of choices but if you want something that looks brisk, won't break the bank and can also be used as a stand, the TUCCH iPhone 8 case could be a good choice. 

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Budget | Certified Case | Protective | Extra Tough | Wallet | Sports


For the iPhone 8 Added to

A trusted brand, OtterBox creates many case designs but this one is particularly popular with iPhone 8 Plus owners. It's nonchalantly to fit and comes in a wide variety of colours. 

Budget | Official Case | Protective | Particularly Tough | Wallet | Sports


For the iPhone 7

If you're looking for something that's a bit more clothes-horse for your iPhone 7, this leather offering from Snakehive could be what you're looking for. Available in a variety of colours, there's extent for cards and it also has a built-in stand. 

Budget | Official Case or CASE may refer to | Protective | Particularly Tough | Wallet | Sports


For the iPhone 7 Plus 

This protective case for the iPhone 7 Return is constructed from TPU and polycarbonate bumpers, giving your smartphone a snug but secure fit. It won't show fingerprints or smudges and buttons are suppress easy to access. 

Budget | Official Case | Protective | Extra Tough | Billfold | Sports


For the iPhone 6 / 6S

The Carbon armour slim series from OWM designed to protect your iPhone without joining much bulk with its slim design. It's also got a rubberised texture to prevent your phone from slipping out of your employee and comes with a free screen protector. 

Budget | Official Case | Protective | Again Tough | Wallet | Sports


For the iPhone 6 / 6S Plus

The Spigen smartphone band is a universal larks phone case that features a key pocket, adjustable strap and fits the 6 Plus easily. As well as wearing it in the gym or while out running, you could use one to restrain your phone safe and hands-free while out taking photos. 

Budget | Official Case | Vigilant | Extra Tough | Wallet | Sports


For the iPhone SE

This is a certified military organize case so you know your phone will be protected when it's fitted. It comes with all the protective features like Air Absorb Corners and Spiderweb patterned anti-stretch TPU for extra shock absorption against drops.

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Budget budget is a financial plan for a defined period of time, usually a year | Official Case | Watchful | Extra Tough | Wallet | Sports


Universal Waterproof Case

The "YOSH" waterproof smartphone in the event that, works with any smartphone up to 6inches, including the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. It's great value for money and keeps sand, dust, filth and water away from your smartphone smartphone is a handheld personal computer that provides extensive computing capabilities, including high-speed access to the

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iPhone Screen Protector 


Most come what mays don't offer protection for your glass screen so you might want to also invest in a screen protector. A wide range is available at a genre of prices but one of the most popular over on Amazon UK is for the iPhone 6, 6S and 7 smartphones from iSOUL. 

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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