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Best iPhone 8 case: Keep your iPhone protected with these stylish cases


Keep your iPhone 8 safe with the best protective cases on the market

The iPhone 8’s glass back is lovely to hold and it looks pretty cool, too. Unfortunately, it makes the phone highly vulnerable to scrapes, cracks and scratches.

If you’re a serial phone-dropper – or just take pride in keeping your phone looking fresh for as long as possible – a protective iPhone 8 case is a very worthwhile investment.

Here’s our guide to all the best iPhone 8 cases on the market, from the super-stylish to the extremely practical.

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1. Casetify Impact iPhone 8 case: Best for showing off

Price: £25 | Buy now from Casetify

Casetify is well known for its high-quality yet affordable Apple accessories, and its iPhone 8 cases certainly hit the mark. There’s a wide range of designs and case types to choose from. We think the Impact models are the best choice, as they’re fully drop-tested from a height of 6ft 6in.

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2. Apple silicone iPhone 8 case: Cheapest official case

Price: £26 | Buy now from John Lewis

If you’re Apple through and through, then the company’s own silicone case is a fine choice. It’s not too bulky and gives your phone a decent non-slip coating, with a soft microfibre lining to protect the phone inside and out. It’s pricey, but if you’re an Apple connoisseur, that probably won’t bother you too much – and it comes in a wide range of attractive colours.

Buy now from John Lewis

3. Apple leather iPhone 8 case: Best leather case

Price: £45 | Buy now from John Lewis

Apple's leather iPhone 8 cases are made from tanned, finished leather that feels smooth in the hand. They’re also attractive and perfectly fitted, although, in true Apple style, that comes at a price. As the leather is all-natural, it develops a patina over time, which may or may not be to your taste, but one plus point is that you can keep this case on whilst charging wirelessly. 

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4. Urban Armour Gear Plasma series iPhone 8 case: Best for extreme sports

Price: £24 | Buy now from Amazon

This might not be the prettiest case out there, but when it comes to protection, the UAG Plasma gets the job done. With a hard outer shell wrapped around a soft, impact-resistant core it meets military drop-test standards, while the raised rubber screen-lip and rear skid pads help protect your phone at every angle. And despite its hardcore construction, the light material keeps it from feeling too bulky.

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