Apple’s iPhone 7 family brought quite a few changes to the landscape back in 2016. It ditched the physical home button for a haptic one and skipped the headphone jack for the first time. Now, the iPhone 7 Plus is nearing the end of its days, but it can still be useful as an iPod replacement. Here are the best iPhone 7 Plus cases to extend the life of your device.
We’ve done our best to include cases from all of the major manufacturers. If you have an iPhone 8 Plus, you can also recycle cases as the two phones are the same size.
The best iPhone 7 Plus cases:
Editor’s note: We’ll add to this list as we find other iPhone 7 Plus cases, and we’ll be sure to remove sold-out options.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid
The Spigen Ultra Hybrid is a great case if you want to show off your carefully designed phone. It blends a clear back panel with either a matte bumper or a crystal clear option, and it adds almost no bulk to your iPhone 7 Plus. Right now you can choose from red or black bumpers, and the TPU construction is great against drops. Spigen even packed Air Cushion technology into the corners for added durability.
See also: Spigen cases: A buyer’s guide
Ringke Fusion iPhone 7 Plus case
Ringke’s Fusion is another solid pick if you want tough protection without a hefty case. It comes in crystal clear or Shadow Black, and the TPU bumper is easy to apply in seconds. If you’re hoping to add a lanyard or a wrist strap, the Fusion is equipped with Quik Catch holes to make life easier. The Fusion even offers raised bezels around the display and camera to keep your iPhone 7 Plus off of rough surfaces.
See also: The best Ringke cases you can buy
If you have your heart set on adventure, the UAG Plasma has you covered. It combines the style of a clear case with the functionality of the toughest options around. You can choose from Ash or Ice finishes, and the thick bumper should stand up to just about anything. UAG’s flagship case comes with a MIL-STD certification thanks to the exposed honeycomb pattern that helps absorb impacts.
The Caseology Parallax is a stylish hybrid case with a unique pattern. You should have no problems keeping a tight grip on the textured back panel, and the Air Space technology serves as a great backup. It employs a two-piece polycarbonate and TPU construction, though you’ll have to be careful with the exposed ports. The Parallax is available in black or navy blue.
See also: Caseology cases: A buyer’s guide
Arae iPhone 7 Plus wallet case
If you’re hoping to tote your iPhone 7 Plus in your pocket, you may be looking to free up some other space. One of the easiest ways to do so is by ditching your wallet. The Arae case can help you do just that by replacing it with four card slots and a cash pocket. It comes in a rainbow of colors, and the PU leather construction is soft and comfortable to hold. You can even flip the folio cover around to use it as a folding kickstand.
Spigen Slim Armor CS
Spigen’s Slim Armor CS is another handy solution to replace your wallet. It won’t be a great choice if you want a folding kickstand, but the rear-mounted design helps to save on space. Simply slide open the back panel and you have all of the access you need to cards and cash. Spigen kept its tried and true hybrid design, so you should be set against both drops and scratches. Right now, the Slim Armor CS comes in black, gunmetal, and rose gold.
Otterbox Defender iPhone 7 Plus case
The Otterbox Defender is one tough customer, and it comes complete with 360-degree protection. You’ll get hybrid TPU and polycarbonate protection around the back while a built-in screen protector guards the display. Of course, it’s not the most pocket-friendly of cases, so you’ll probably have to rely on the included belt holster. You won’t have to fear dirt or debris thanks to the rubber port covers.
Spigen Tough Armor
One more Spigen case, the Tough Armor, brings up the rear on our list of the best iPhone 7 Plus cases. It’s as tough as can be with two layers of protection, though you won’t find a screen protector this time around. Spigen did include a folding kickstand, which makes bingeing a breeze. You can opt for either a black or gunmetal finish to go along with your MIL-STD certification.