The best iPhone 7 tough cases

The iPhone 7 remains a popular option this holiday season, but its fragile nature means that picking up a strong protective case is often a wise choice. Here are five of our favourite tough iPhone 7 cases, designed to keep your phone in peak condition even if it’s dropped, scratched or dunked in water. Let’s get right into it!

OtterBox Defender Series iPhone 7 Case - Black

5. Otterbox Defender

The Otterbox Defender is a classic name, and one that I’ve been writing about for the past five years! The case’s multi-layer construction, made from TPU and polycarbonate, allows it to pack a lot of armour into a very small space. It fits around your iPhone 7 perfectly too, with cutouts and button covers wherever necessary. The case also comes with detachable belt clip and kickstand, which is great for keeping this case within arm’s reach wherever you are.

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Zizo Bolt Series iPhone 7 Tough Case & Belt Clip - Red / Black

4. Zizo Bolt Series Tough Case

The Zizo Bolt Series is a relative newcomer, but it’s already attracted a lot of attention thanks to its rugged look and protective capabilities. The case meets the MIL-STD 810G drop test standard, and includes a 9H tempered glass screen protector. It also has a built-in kickstand and an optional rotating belt clip. The case comes in a variety of colour options too, from the red shown above to green, rose gold, blue, grey and gold. A very solid choice, and the cheapest option on our list.

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Griffin Survivor Summit iPhone 7 Case - Black

3. Griffin Survivor Summit

The Griffin Survivor has been turning up in our top cases lists for years, and this year’s Summit for the iPhone 7 is no exception. The case uses a four-layer design to protect against drops and scratches, and is capable of withstanding drops onto concrete from three metres up. The case is incredibly clever, and even comes with an integrated rotating belt clip that doubles up as a stand. Awesome.

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IOM Extreme GT iPhone 7 Stainless Steel Case - Black / Red

2. IOM Extreme GT Stainless Steel Case

The IOM Extreme GT is a new option that uses an unusual material for a phone case: aerospace-grade stainless steel. The case uses a patented Coolmesh technology to keep the phone inside at a safe temperature, while a polycarbonate lip protects the phone’s screen from drops. It looks good too, with a sleek appearance and red/black colour scheme that reminds me of cutting edge racing cars. Of all the cases on this list, the IOM Extreme is probably the most stylish.

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LifeProof Fre iPhone 7 Waterproof Case - Black

1. LifeProof Fre

The LifeProof Fre is the slimmer version of LifeProof’s original resist-everything case. It boasts IP68 resistance against water and dust, so you can use your phone underwater or just protect it from an accidental drop in the sink. It also complies with the UK military’s MIL-STD 810G standard for drop resistance, and is capable of surviving a drop onto concrete from two metres. If you want a case that will truly take a beating, the LifeProof Fre is an excellent choice.

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