Guide: The Best Cases for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X

I’m sure you heard by now that Apple released 3 new iPhones. Yes, three! The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the highly anticipated iPhone X (pronounced ten, not ex). I wasn’t at the event, so there are no hands-on impressions from me. I won’t go into crazy detail about what’s new and what’s different. You can check out the specs for each of the phones below.

Guide - Best Cases - Apple iPhone 8 - iPhone 8 Plus -iPhone X Cases -

As with the new iPhone releases come new cases. I’ve rounded up some cases, to protect your new phone when you get it. I will update the post as more cases come along.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

 

iPhone 8 Specs: 

Display: 4.7 inch Retina HD | 1334 x 750 resolution (326 ppi)
Cameras: Rear-facing: 12 MP  (OIS) / 7-megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: A11 Bionic Chip with 64-bit architecture / Likely 2GB RAM
Memory: 64GB / 256GB Internal Memory (no expansion slot)
Battery: embedded battery / Qi Wireless Charging and Fast charge capable
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0/ Wi-Fi  / Lightning port  (no headphone jack) / Touch ID Sensor
OS: iOS 11
Features: Rated IP67 water and dust resistant

 

iPhone 8 Plus Specs: 

Display: 5.5 inch Retina HD | 1920 x 1080 resolution  (401 ppi)
Cameras: Rear-facing: 12 MP wide angle and 12MP telephoto (OIS) / 7-megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: A11 Bionic Chip with 64-bit architecture / Likely 2GB RAM
Memory: 64GB / 256GB Internal Memory (no expansion slot)
Battery: embedded battery / Qi Wireless Charging and Fast charge capable
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0/ Wi-Fi  / Lightning port  (no headphone jack)
OS: iOS 11
Features: Rated IP67 water and dust resistant / Portrait Mode / Portrait Lighting / Touch ID Sensor

iPhone X - iPhoneX

 Quick Thoughts

Everything is pretty similar between the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The major differences between those two are screen size, battery, and 8 Plus has 2 rear cameras. Many cases for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will work for The iPhone X is the biggest leap forward from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. With the iPhone X, the phone is all screen. You don’t have a TouchID home button to unlock the phone anymore. Take a look at iPhone X specs below.

 

 

iPhone X Specs: 

Display: 5.8 inch OLED 2436 x 1125 (458 ppi)
Cameras: Rear-facing: 12 MP wide angle and 12MP telephoto (OIS) / 7-megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: A11 Bionic Chip with 64-bit architecture / Likely 2GB RAM
Memory: 64GB / 256GB Internal Memory (no expansion slot)
Battery: embedded battery / Qi Wireless Charging, and Fast charge capable
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0/ Wi-Fi  / Lightning port  (no headphone jack)  / FaceID (no TouchID home button sensor)
OS: iOS 11
Features: Rated IP67 water and dust resistant / Portrait Mode / Portrait Lighting / FaceID

 

 


 

And finally on to some cases. Click the links to check pricing, availability. Make sure to pick the right case for your phone. The descriptions are from the sites where you can purchase them from. I’ve tried these case models on different phones and have found them to be long-lasting. The pictures you see, the iPhone models vary between the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

Clear Cases:

 

Caseology Skyfall Series

iPhone 8 - 8 plus - Caseology Skyfall Series

 

This thin, protective phone case for iPhone X combines an acrylic hardcover and impact resistant PC frame with shock absorbing corners. The crystal clear back panel has a scratch-resistant coating that also prevents discoloration over time—ideal for personalizing your phone.
Includes responsive button covers with crisp feedback, precise cutouts, and raised lip protection. Compatible with most third-party iPhone X accessories.

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

Speck Presidio Clear

iPhone X - Speck Presidio Clear

 

8 Foot drop tested. Resists UV yellowing and has scratch resistant coating. There are different versions of the Speck Clear cases.
You can get Clear, Clear with Glitter, and Clear with Print. Search around the site to find which one you like.

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

iPhone X - UAG Plyo Series

UAG Plyo Series

 

The Plyo Series case from UAG offers a sleek, translucent, minimalistic design that features a soft impact resistant core with air-soft corners for cushioning the impact.Scratch resistant skid pads and screen surround. The Plyo series case is Apple Pay compatible.
Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

Tech21 Pure Clear Case 

Tech21 Pure Clear Case - iPhone 8 Plus

 

Tech21 claims their Pure Clear case is significantly more transparent than any other clear case available today. Ultra-thin, lightweight and beautifully clear. Doesn’t seem to be available for the iPhone X yet.

 

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

IiPhone 8 - 8 Plus - Incipio Octane Pure Case ncipio Octane Pure Case

 

The case is precision engineered with a rigid Plextonium™ polycarbonate back shell and a shock absorbent Flex2O™ bumper. The Octane Pure is finished with a crystal clear back and contrasting colorful bumper.

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 


Caseology Apex Series

iPhone 8 - 8 Plus - Caseology Apex Series

 

The Apex case features a shock absorbing dual layer with a modern geometric design and impact resistant protection.

 

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

 

Speck Presidio Grip

iPhone X - Speck Presidio Grip

10-foot drop tested case has a scratch-resistant finish with protective no-slip grip. The Presidio Grip case has a raised bezel for a bit more screen and shock protection.

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

Incipio Carnaby Esquire Case

iPhone 8 - 8 Plus - Incipio Carnaby Esquire Case

 

The Carnaby Esquire case features a sleek co-molded design comprised of a sturdy hard shell and shock absorbing polymer material. Complete with protective TPU button coverage and an ultra-soft cotton finish.

 

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

 

Tech21 Evo Wallet Case

Tech21 Evo Wallet Case

 

Concealed storage for 2 cards. 3m/10ft Three-layer drop protection with FlexShock™. Inspired by the raw beauty of minerals, the Evo Wallet case combines durable materials with refined, contrasting textures. But you won’t just see them. You’ll feel them every time you pick up your phone.

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speck Presidio Wallet Case

iPhone - Speck Presidio Wallet Case

The Speck Presidio Wallet case offers two layers of protection. Raised bezel to protect screen and holds up to 3 cards. Just like other cases in the Presidio series, it has a slim design and scratch resistant finish.

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Series Case

iPhone 8 - Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Series Case

Feather-light impact resistant core. Water resistant tactile non-slip grip exterior. Credit card storage
Apple Pay compatible. Easy access to touchscreen and ports
Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

 

Incipio NGP Folio

iPhone 8 - 8 Plus - Incipio NGP Folio

 

The NGP Folio Case from Incipio features a protective front cover that closes over your screen like a book and an integrated pocket for quick access to an ID, credit card or cash.

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

Caseology Parallax Series

iPhone 8 - 8 Plus Caseology Parallax Series

 

The textured geometric pattern on the Parallax cover offers enhanced grip and adds, even more, shock absorption to this already protective case. Includes responsive button covers with crisp feedback, precise cutouts, and raised lip protection. 

 

iPhone 8                       iPhone 8 Plus               iPhone X

 

 

 

 

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Author: Analie Cruz

Analie Cruz is a Mobile Editor for Tech We Like. She specializes in mobile reviews for the site. A lover of all things technology, she uses gadgets for work and fun, but mostly fun. Your typical girly girl, one phone isn’t enough. Currently using an iPhone 7 Plus and a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You can find her playing with her many gadgets, pets or enjoying the many sites New York City has to offer. Her latest quest? Finding all things chic and geek! Follow her on social media as @YummyANA (on Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, and Snapchat) for updates!

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