Do you love your new iPhone 8? You're not the only one. Apple sold an estimated 5.5 million iPhone 8s
after it was released in September 2017.
These phones have incredible technology, but they're still fragile, thanks to a glass back, fragile touchscreen and metal frame. So it's important to get the right iPhone 8 case to protect your expensive investment.
Not sure which case to buy for your new phone? Let's examine the options so you can make an informed decision.
Get An iPhone 8 Case That Matches Your Lifestyle
Your day-to-day life dictates the type of protective case you need for your new phone.
People with hands-on jobs (like in construction and other blue-collar fields) need a case that can withstand abuse, dirt, and drops from long distances.
These rugged cases can be pretty bulky, so they're probably not the best choice if you work in an office. In those cases, you can find similar protective cases with lower profiles, meaning they won't look out of place in your purse or wallet.
Look For Water-Repellant Cases
The first few generations of iPhones were sensitive to water -- and even a small amount could destroy the device. Apple fixed that issue in recent years and made iPhones more resistant to water
, but don't push your luck.
Instead, look for cases that guarantee to keep water out when submerged or even dropped into a pool or bathtub.
Consider Your Personal Style
Gone are the days when you only had one or two options for iPhone cases. Now you can find a case that matches your style, ranging from camouflage cases (for avid hunters) to wood grain and marbled cases for trendy iPhone owners.
Some customizable cases even give you the ability to personalize them by adding photos, words, custom designs and even inspirational quotes.
Would you rather just show off your phone? You can add a clear case.
These cases offer the same protection as an opaque iPhone 8 case but are made with either high-grade plastic or tempered glass so you can show off your new device.
Go For Grip If You Constantly Hold Your iPhone
Part of the iPhone's appeal is its sleek design, but it makes it easier to drop them (especially since the iPhone 8 has a glass back).
Combat that problem by outfitting your phone with a textured case made specifically for holding. These textured cases are designed to stay in your hand as long as you want it to, but also offer protection against accidental dropping.
Don't Forget to Protect Your Screen, Too
A cracked iPhone screen can be replaced, but you can save time -- and money -- by protecting your screen with a shatter-proof screen protector
made of tempered glass. Good screen protectors also have an oleophobic coating to keep fingerprints from smudging up your device.
Still not sure which case you need for your iPhone? Check out our full selection of cases and covers
. You're sure to find one that catches your eye.