The iPhone 7 & 7 Plus made their official debut September 16, 2016. Despite some controversial changes to the phone’s design, the launch shows that Apple innovation is as popular as ever.
With the addition of new benchmarks like dual 12MP camera lenses, an A10 four core CPU, and a massive 256 GB of internal storage, the value of the latest iPhone Plus has grown immensely.
The iPhone 7 Plus is now a DSLR camera, a powerful gaming machine, and a portable hard drive, all moreso than any phone has ever been. It is only appropriate that you should get a new case to keep every component of your phone safe.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite iPhone 7 Plus cases of all different types. Whether you are looking for extra battery life, the slimmest profile, or full-on protection from your destructive tendencies, you’ll find it all below.
1. Best Kickstand iPhone 7 Plus Case: Moonmini Shockproof Slim Case
As far as cases go, most people just want something to get the job done. Any extra features are a bonus as long your phone screen doesn’t look like a spider web after the first time you drop it.
This awesomely sleek shockproof case from Moonmini probably fits the most features into the smallest package, though. The bottom-most portion of the back panel swivels out to serve as a kickstand for hands-free viewing.
And underneath the kickstand is a card slot holder, where you can securely store your credit cards if you haven’t already converted all of your funds to Apple Pay. With a slim design and a nice suite of features, you can’t really go wrong.
2. Best iPhone 7 Plus Wallet Case: i-Blason Leather Wallet Case
Phone, wallet, keys. Many have repeated this mantra until it’s turned into nothing. Meaningless syllables. The rest have already decided to slim down their essentials to just two.
And that’s exactly why you might want a case like the Leather Wallet Case from i-Blason. This beautifuly crafted leather case offers both a form-fitting hard shell to secure your phone in place, plus plenty of space to hold ID, credit cards, and cash on the other side of the book fold.
The case is made from synthetic leather which does not scratch or scuff easily, and the design allows you to reconfigure it into a stand case for hands-free viewing. Just don’t leave this one at home.
3. Best Clear iPhone 7 Plus Case: Trianium Clarium Case
Given how much time goes into making every generation of the iPhone look better than the last, it always feels like a shame to immediately cover your elegant new phone up with a bulky case.
Thankfully, Amazon offers many clear cases that are both slim and transparent, so they can protect your phone without giving it an identity crisis. The Clarium case from manufacturer Trianium is a particularly durable clear case, which supplements its solid polycarbonate panels with a shock-absorbing frame around the edges of the device.
The Clarium has an extra tall bezel on its back to protect your wide-angle and telephoto rear cameras, and resists scratches on all surfaces. This minimalist case is a winner on all fronts, and for a very low price, will make sure your iPhone 7 Plus always looks just as it did on its first day.
Price: $9.99 (38 percent off MSRP)
4. Best Rugged iPhone 7 Plus Case: i-Blason ArmorBox Case
If you plan to take your new iPhone 7 Plus wherever you go, you will want a case that is as rugged as your sense of adventure. This heavy duty case is ready for anything, with air-cushioned bumper corners on all sides of its polycarbonate hard shell exterior.
The design adds grip to your phone, which will be handy if this is your first time with a plus-sized phone. It also has a front casing with a screen protector to defend your screen from scratches and scuffs as well.
As an added bonus, the back plate can clip into an included swivel belt clip, allowing you easy access to your phone. And belt clips are never going out of style.
5. Best Cool iPhone 7 Plus Case: Caseology Parallax Case
If you want a case with its own distinct style, the Parallax design from Caseology will bring some much needed dynamics to the smooth, plain surface of the iPhone 7 Plus.
Their stylish geometric pattern bring movement and variety to the relatively plain background of your phone, and offer a little more grip. The case has a flexible TPU sleeve and a rigid polycarbonate bumper frame.
Although I have a pretty good sense of what is and isn’t cool, it’s not fair of me to assume the same for my readers. If you need to see a few more options before you put faith in my taste, then you can browse more iPhone 7 Plus cases here.
Price: $14.99 (15 percent off MSRP)
6. Best iPhone 7 Plus Battery Case: Trianium Atomic Pro Case
Even though the 7 Plus will have an impressive 2810mAh capacity (slightly larger than the iPhone 6s Plus, demand for battery cases have still been on the rise due to battery-consuming apps like Pokémon Go and Snapchat dominating our lives.
The Atomic Pro Case from Trianium is a great solution to this problem, as it offers an extra 4000mAh of power to your battery, which is enough to add about 10 hours of web browsing time.
The case also has protective bumper corners to protect your phone and the external battery. The battery has an independent power-button, and allows pass-through charging so you’ll never have to take it off.
Battery cases are a super convenient case option, but just keep in mind that if you use this case, your phone will be no longer waterproof.
Price: $59.98 (25 percent off MSRP)
7. Best Cheap iPhone 7 Plus Case: MoKo Advanced Anti-Slip Case
Now that manufacturers realize how fast some people go through cases, pretty much any case you find out there will be pretty cheap. But if you are looking for bang for you buck, the Advanced Anti-Slip case from MoKo is an awesome deal.
This phone uses the same standard TPU and polycarbonate materials as the most expensive cases, and provides the same amount of protection, if not more.
The angular design is textured for extra grip, to ensure you are adequately protecting your smartphone investment.
And like most cases, this case has a lifetime warranty. Not bad for under $10!
8. Best Leather iPhone 7 Plus Case: X-Doria Defense Lux Case
It’s somewhat rare to find genuine leather on phone cases, but for many, it is a luxury worth the slightly higher price. The X-Doria Defense Lux Case offers a plush leather back which is supported from beneath by a hard polycarbonate shell.
This case packs about as much drop cushioning as is physically possible into a slim design, and tops it off with a stylish finish that exudes class.
It also has a raised lip around the screen, adding additional protection from screen cracks. This one is definitely a winner.
Price: $34.99 (30 percent off MSRP)
9. Best iPhone 7 Plus Armband Case: DeLong Armband Case
Not everyone is going to want to shell out $369 for the Apple Watch Series 2, but that shouldn’t stop you from using your iPhone 7 Plus for fitness purposes. The DeLong Armband Case makes carrying this 5.5-inch screen a breeze by getting your giant phone out of your pocket where it mercilessly bounces against your thigh.
Instead, it snugly secures your phone against your arm, offering a weather (and sweat) resistant cover over your screen.
You can still use the touchscreen, and when used in conjunction with some wireless headphones, can still help you plan running routes or control audio on the go.
This case is likely big enough to hold your phone in a protective case beneath it, as obviously you won’t want this to be your main case.
Price: $9.89 (48 percent off MSRP)
10. Best Cute iPhone 7 Plus Case: Lincde Linycase
There is no shortage of iPhone 7 Plus cases with cute designs, but I was especially pleased with the designs on the Lincde Linycase, which also has the benefit of a PU leather wallet design.
Lincde offers a number of printed designs, all of which employ bright colors and delightful patterns to add some cheer to your phone. Like all wallet cases, this one can serve as a phone stand as well as a place to store your ID, credit cards, and money.
If these cute case options don’t nail it for you, then you can browse more cute iPhone 7 Plus cases here.