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Caseology Paralax iPhone 8 Case Credit: Reviewed.com / Michael Desjardin

The Best iPhone 8 Cases of 2022

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Caseology Paralax iPhone 8 Case Credit: Reviewed.com / Michael Desjardin

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Editor's Choice Product image of Caseology Parallax Series iPhone 8 / 7 Cover Case
Best Slim Case

Caseology Parallax Series iPhone 8 / 7 Cover Case

This dual-layer case is a great choice for moderate protection at an attractive price point. Just don't expect it to last forever. Read More

Pros

  • Elegant patterned design
  • Available in several two-tone color schemes
  • Offers moderate protection

Cons

  • Not built to withstand a lot of wear and tear
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Product image of Speck CandyShell iPhone 8 / 7 Case

Speck CandyShell iPhone 8 / 7 Case

The CandyShell is a pretty straightforward plastic case. It's not the most attractive thing in the world, but it offers a good amount of protection. Read More

Pros

  • Durable
  • Responsive

Cons

  • None that we could find
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Product image of Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro iPhone 8 / 7 Case

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro iPhone 8 / 7 Case

If you need heavy-duty protection for your phone, the Unicorn Beetle Pro is a good, affordable option. Read More

Pros

  • Multiple layers of protection

Cons

  • The screen protector feels useless
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Product image of AmazonBasics Leather Wallet iPhone 8 / 7 Case

AmazonBasics Leather Wallet iPhone 8 / 7 Case

The AmazonBasics wallet case is hard to recommend over similar options; the magnetic clasp is so strong that opening it can be pretty awkward. Read More

Pros

  • Comes in five different colors

Cons

  • Can be hard to open
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Product image of Kanvasa Leather iPhone 8 / 7 Case

Kanvasa Leather iPhone 8 / 7 Case

Our tester wasn't convinced by the Kanvasa's build quality. The leather is simply glued onto a layer of plastic, and not very well at that. Read More

Pros

  • None that we could find

Cons

  • A thin layer of leather glued onto a plastic case

The iPhone 8 is a top-shelf smartphone covered in glass—it might survive a tumble onto a carpet, but if your case-less new phone meets the sidewalk, you're probably going to walk away with a splintered screen.

Due to the wide selection of different smartphone case styles, we were reticent to crown an overall best choice, but our pick for the best slim case is the Caseology Parallax.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Caseology Paralax iPhone 8 Case
Credit: Reviewed.com / Michael Desjardin
Best Slim Case
Caseology Parallax

The Caseology Parallax is a dual-layer case with a simple, aesthetically pleasing design. It's available in several different two-tone options (though we picked up the burgundy variant to match our silver iPhone 8).

The Caseology Parallax is slim, making it a great fit for the already slim iPhone 8. In terms of durability, the case's stiff frame should offer moderate protection for short falls, but it probably isn't a good fit for a rugged, off-road lifestyle.

Customer reviews of the Parallax are generally positive, though a small percentage of people note that their case did not last as long as they would've liked. If you're in the market for a slim, basic case that offers moderate protection at a decent price, the Parallax series is available on Amazon.

Pros

  • Elegant patterned design

  • Available in several two-tone color schemes

  • Offers moderate protection

Cons

  • Not built to withstand a lot of wear and tear

Product image of Speck CandyShell iPhone 8 / 7 Case
Speck CandyShell

I don't find the glossy plastic design of the Speck CandyShell case to be particularly good-looking, but your mileage may vary. I can say, however, that its dual-layers and raised bezel inspire confidence when I imagine all of the nasty spills waiting to befall your iPhone 8.

The buttons are springy and responsive, the ringer switch hole is accommodating, and the entire package is relatively slim, given the protection you're likely to get out of the deal.

The Speck CandyShell is available in black-and-grey as well as a garish purple-and-orange variant that, I don't think I could look at for longer than five seconds without doing permanent damage to my eyes. But hey—maybe that's your thing!

Pros

  • Durable

  • Responsive

Cons

  • None that we could find

Product image of Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro iPhone 8 / 7 Case
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

Like most heavy-duty style iPhone cases, the Unicorn Beetle Pro from Supcase features multiple layers of protection, including a thin, plastic screen protector. Perhaps cases like these just aren't for me, but given the inherent strength of an iPhone's glass display and the thinness of the screen protector, I really don't see a use for this feature other than collecting a bunch of oily fingerprints. Put it this way: If your phone display manages to come away from a drop without cracking, it won't be because of this case's screen protector.

However, if you lead the type of lifestyle that demands heavy-duty smartphone protection (and you don't mind the plastic screen protector), the Unicorn Beetle Pro is a decent option that won't set you back very much. Its sturdy build and multi-layer design inspires the type of confidence you would hope for from a case of this style.

Pros

  • Multiple layers of protection

Cons

  • The screen protector feels useless

Product image of AmazonBasics Leather Wallet iPhone 8 / 7 Case
AmazonBasics Leather Wallet Case

This wallet case from Amazon's own brand, AmazonBasics, has a lot in common with the Dreem Fibonacci wallet case—both feature a bifold design, a magnetic clasp, and a few slots for cards and cash. The AmazonBasics wallet case, however, is about $10 less than Dreem's.

But you may want to consider ponying up the extra cash anyway, because the AmazonBasics take on this style is significantly clumsier. The problem stems from the clasp's magnet, which is too strong for its own good. The Dreem Fibonacci wallet's magnet is strong enough to stay shut but weak enough to open with one hand, but the AmazonBasics clasp is hard to undo.

Even when the top flap is disengaged from the bottom flap and pushed as far back as it can bend, the corner of it remains stuck to the bottom flap due to the magnet's strength. The result is that, nearly every time you reach for your phone, you have to fumble with the case's cover first.

Pros

  • Comes in five different colors

Cons

  • Can be hard to open

Product image of Kanvasa Leather iPhone 8 / 7 Case
Kanvasa One Leather Case

This one-piece leather case from Kanvasa looks good—from a distance. Upon closer inspection, you'll notice that the "genuine leather" used for this case is a thin layer that's been somewhat sloppily glued on top of a chintzy plastic case. On the one we purchased, this layer of leather is even peeling off in spots.

Given the case's slim profile and questionable build, I wouldn't expect more than moderate protection, mostly from potential scratches to your iPhone 8's glass back. I can only recommend this case to people in search of surface-level good looks for what might only end up being a few months before a replacement is needed.

Pros

  • None that we could find

Cons

  • A thin layer of leather glued onto a plastic case

Product image of OtterBox Defender Series iPhone 8 / 7 Case
OtterBox Defender

The OtterBox Defender Series is one of the more heavy-duty cases in our round-up. Unfortunately, despite the Defender Series' three layers of protection, the case is too frustrating to use and too costly for most users.

Right off the bat, I found the case's relatively chintzy pieces to be difficult to snap into place. Once settled, the case's awkward plastic screen protector put a distracting layer between my thumbs and the iPhone 8's screen. On Amazon, users are split between those who don't mind the plastic screen protector and those, like me, who can't stand it.

Pros

  • Built-in screen protector

  • High durability

Cons

  • Difficult to open

  • Buttons are hard to press

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Michael Desjardin

Michael Desjardin

Senior Staff Writer

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Michael Desjardin graduated from Emerson College after having studied media production and screenwriting. He specializes in tech for Reviewed, but also loves film criticism, weird ambient music, cooking, and food in general.

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