Best iPhone 7 cases

Melisha Kaur

Once you get your hands on a sleek iPhone 7, the first thing you might want to do is start showing off its glorious design – but you should get it covered with a protective case before anything else.

Whether you need to guard it from drops, bumps or scratches, we’ve selected the best iPhone 7 cases on the market. One thing to consider is how you'll want to use your phone case. Do you need a phonecase/wallet combo? Do you have young kids that sometimes handle your phone where a more durable case would be needed to guard against stains? Or are you style focused? Perhaps looking for a full grain leather option.

Also worth considering is the level of protection, how snug it fits around the device and how well it retains its functionality.

From sleek, designer options to gym-ready tough - we've rounded up the best iphone cases to keep your phone in check.

Apple iPhone 8 / 7 Leather Case

Smooth yet sturdy, Apple’s leather iPhone case is designed to fit snugly over the curves of your device without adding extra bulk. The brand has also created this protector with a micro-fibre lining on the inside to reduce the damage from impact. Because it is made from specially tanned and finished French leather, the case develops a natural patina over time. What we like most is that it doesn’t hinder your phone from charging wirelessly. Available in 9 other colours, there are plenty of options to choose from, too.

£45 | Apple | Buy it now

Griffin Survivor Clear Case for iPhone 7/6/6s

The see-though Survivor case by Griffin is ideal if you want your case to showcase the design of your phone. Providing full access to all buttons and controls, this ultra-thin cover is made out of scratch-resistant polycarbonate material that protects your device from a drop height of up to 4-foot. Thanks to its special anti-yellow formulation, you can also expect it to look fresh for months on end.

£12.99 | Amazon | Buy it now

Apple Belkin Fitness Armband for iPhone 8/7

Fitness lovers will appreciate the easy fit of Apple’s armband case. One of the first running bands custom-made for the new iPhone, it attaches to your arm with a slim lyrca strap (sweat-resistant and washable). The sleek, minimal design offers access to all ports and the touch ID button. Its rigid case means you can expect a great level of protection from phone damage, too.

£34.95 | Apple | Buy it now

OFF-WHITE diagonal stripe print iPhone 7 case

Back in stock after selling out almost everywhere, the OFF-WHITE collabs show no sign of slowing down. The streetwear brand has been a crowing jewel in this years hottest trends, loaning a stripped back aesthetic to all it's best selling items.

To see more designer iphone cases click here.

£73 | Farfetch | Buy it now

Luvvitt Ultra Armor iPhone 7 Case

Here’s an extremely protective case for clumsy hands and butterfingers. With four colours to choose from, these tough covers will provide your phone with heavy duty whilst adding a sleek finish. The double layer construction is made from a shockproof material, making it durable enough to withstand the most sensational of falls.

£13.60 | Amazon | Buy it now

Incipio Esquire Series Wallet Case Cover for iPhone 7

This one is created with a pocket that holds up to two credit cards, while retaining the slim and sleek design of your phone. It is made with an impact-resistant TPU frame that disperses shock and impact from harsh bumps and drops. We also love the ultra-soft fabric finish.

£27.25 | Amazon | Buy it now

Moshi iGlaze Armour Case for iPhone 7

Moshi’s iGlaze Armour cases feature a diamond cut aluminium backplate and a dazzling metallic finish. They also have a shock-absorbing inner-shell to provide your iPhone with supreme protection and a raised bezel that protects the display when it is lying flat. It comes in a variety of striking hues, including rose gold and gunmetal grey. Our favourite is the satin gold.

£29.45 | Amazon | Buy it now

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Kate Spade New York Chevron Pattern Hard Case

Designed with a charming chevron pattern, this Kate Spade offering is undoubtedly stylish but also delivers superb protection from scratches and scrapes. The strong polycarbonate shell is fitted with rubberised bumpers to provide a secure grip, reducing the risk of the device slipping out of your hand.

£17.48 | John Lewis | Buy it now

Michael Kors Mercer Electronic Folio iPhone 7 Case

If you love the look of leather, then the super-chic Michael Kors Folio case is for you. Card slots and a slip pocket inside the cover mean you won’t need to carry a wallet, while a magnetic closure keeps everything secure. The case is finished with a gold-toned brand logo and a matching chain loop. It also allow camera access.

£64.99 | Zalando | Buy it now

iPhone 7 MNML Thin Case

Another see-through option, this ultra-thin case is designed with minimalists in mind. It measures at just 0.35mm – which is as thin as a playing card – yet still keeps your phone protected from everyday bumps and small drops. The precise cut-outs also allow easy access to buttons and ports.

£14.99 | Amazon | Buy it now

Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 8 / 7

This premium case from Mujjo is just the trick for those who want the luxe look. Crafted from high-quality leather, it comes in an incredibly chic tan hue (other colours available) and can store up to 3 of your bank cards without bringing bulk to the profile. It also feels great in hand. Style and great functionality? What more could we ask for.

£39.90 | Mujjo | Buy it now

Verdict

Apple’s iPhone 8 / 7 Leather Case wins every time for its impressively tight fit, sleek design and great durability. If you need something more price-friendly, then Griffin’s Survivor Clear Case, with its see-through yet sturdy design, is a good bet.