The last time I went to buy a new iPhone, it was right around launch day. So, of course, there were only two compatible cases left in the whole store. One was black. The other was a weird, dingy purple. I left with the black case, just so I’d have something to protect my phone, but I really hated that case. It wasn’t very high quality, but I suppose it was better than leaving my phone naked. But more annoying than the poor quality of my case was the fact that it just didn’t have any personality. My phone is an extension of me, so I want a case that tells the world who I am.
If you’re like me, you’re looking for a cute iPhone case. We’ve rounded up protective cases that come in fun colors, interesting patterns, and even have some cool functionality built right in. Whether you’re buying a case in advance of buying your new iPhone 7, or already looking to swap out your boring “launch day” case, our guide is here to help you jazz up your new smartphone.
1. Vena vLove iPhone 7 Case
It doesn’t get much cuter than this. Whether you just want to show off your romantic nature, or prove just how much you love Apple, this cute case is a must for your new iPhone 7. Protective features we like in this case include reinforced corners, raised edges to protect the screen when your device is face-down, and protective button covers that just happen to have itty-bitty hearts on them.
We’ve seen lots of cut out cases over the years, but most of the time the cutouts are simple circles around the Apple logo. Here, the heart-shaped cutout has an asymmetry that’s very pleasing to the eye. Also attractive are the three color options on offer. In addition to the coral pink version above, you can also pick up a teal version of the case, or a white case with fuchsia accents. You can see all the color options available via the link below.
Price: $9.99 (33 percent off MSRP)
2. OtterBox ‘Halftone’ Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 7
OtterBox cases are built tough, so they’re great for the accident-prone iPhone owner. They’re also cheaper than LifeProof cases, which is great for those who have light wallets after splurging on a new phone. This particular OtterBox case has multiple colors and lots of personality. Backed by a one-year warranty, this case will offer you great peace of mind. Key features include dual-material construction to absorb shock, plus raised beveled edges to protect the screen when the phone is face down.
Want to see more versions of this case with different colors and patterns? Browse all of these iPhone 7 cases from OtterBox here.
3. X-Doria Case for iPhone 7
Like your cases cute and tough? This grippy case from X-Doria stands out because its military-grade drop tested. This case has been successfully drop tested from over six feet in the air onto hard concrete. We also like the styling on the edges, which makes it easy to keep a good grip on your phone. The color pictured above is rose gold, arguably the cutest color available. However, silver, black, and plain gold versions of this case style are also available. You can also browse more cases from this company on sale here.
Price: $29.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
4. Case-Mate Brilliance Case Cell Phone Case for Apple iPhone 7
Have some cash to burn? This is one of the most expensive cases on our list, but it’s also one of the most interesting, glittery, and fabulous. The color pictured above is “champagne” but you can also get this case style in a chic rose gold finish. This case also meets military drop test standards (MIL-STD-810G). This case includes over 800 genuine crystals, along with faceted metal accents for extra sparkle. Shining metal button covers and a one-year warranty are the icing on this cake. This is the kind of case that will get you compliments every time someone sees your phone for the first time.
5. Speck Products Presidio Clear+Glitter Case for iPhone 7
Don’t have $80 to drop on the glittery Case-Mate case? This sparkly case from Speck is about half the price, and actually has an edge over the Case-Mate case when it comes to durability. This case has been successfully drop tested from a height of eight feet, and the findings have been verified by third parties. Speck bills this sparkly little case as “the slimmest dual-layer case Speck has ever made without sacrificing protection.” The Presidio adds 20 percent less bulk to your device than previous Speck cases for iPhone. Clear, black, and pink versions of this glittery case are available.
6. Agent18 Constellations iPhone 7 Case
Like cute cases, but prefer a darker palette? This understated iPhone 7 case is perfect for anyone who loves the night sky. While not quite as rugged as other cases on our list (this style only passed a 3.3 foot military drop test), the Agent18 case is still perfectly acceptable for the average user, especially one who doesn’t have much of a history when it comes to shattering screens or dropping devices from great heights. Other cute patterns are also available, so check the link below to see even more cool phone case options.
Price: $19.96 (5 percent off MSRP)
7. CM4 iPhone 7 Wallet Case
Looking for a case that strikes a balance between form and function? We love gold iPhone cases, and we particularly love the fact that this gold case has storage for credit cards or ID. With room for up to three cards and a little cash, this is a nice option for folks who want all their necessaries in one place. Black, gray, and rose gold variants of this case are also available. A slot in the rear of the case allows you to use a credit card or ID to prop up your phone in a kickstand position.
8. Sunroyal Soft 3D Cartoon Rabbit iPhone 7 Case
Need a super cheap case at a super low price? This 3D case is really unusual, and it won’t break the bank. If you love bunnies and glitter, this is the phone case for you. It’s also available in green, pink, and white. A special urethane coating has been added to the case to prevent yellowing or discoloration over time.
9. MagicSky Studded Rhinestone iPhone 7 Case
This floral-meets-fractals iPhone 7 case is really beautiful, and unlike most other case designs out there. The addition of a few rhinestones really ups the glam factor. It’s also hard to argue with the price. A soft inner bumper helps to disperse shocks and bumps.
10. Swees Love Tree iPhone 7 Case
This cute “love tree” phone case is perfect for someone who loves nature or fairies. This is a whimsical design that’s perfect for the young at heart. The bright colors definitely reflect the fact that the owner has a sunny personality. This is a slim, lightweight case that has been treated to be color fast. While not the most rugged option our list, it’s arguably the cutest.
Still can’t decide on a new phone case? Browse more cute iPhone 7 cases on sale here.
Price: $7.99 (60 percent off MSRP)