Best protective cases for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

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The latest iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be coming to Malaysia very soon and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to use them without some form of protection. Any new phone with no exterior protection is a major risk as it could crack or shatter when dropped. Most buyers of the new iPhone will likely spend some extra cash to protect the full glass body. So, here is a list of the best protective cases for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.



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We all know how reliable Otterbox cases are. Their military grade casings have been protecting phones for years. With options ranging from rugged, bulky Otterbox Defender casings to more sedate but reliable options like the Otterbox Symmetry. Also for selected series, you can customise your casings for that added “pop” in colour.

Prices for the Otterbox Defender start from USD49.95 (MYR210.24) for the iPhone 8 and USD59.95 (MYR252.33) for the iPhone 8 Plus. The Otterbox Commuter for the iPhone 8 goes for USD34.95 (MYR147.10) and USD44.95 (MYR189.19) for the larger model. Finally, the Otterbox Achiever is priced at USD24.95 (MYR105.01) for the iPhone 8 and USD29.95 (MYR126.06) for the iPhone 8 Plus.


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Another option to choose from is the UK-based Tech21 cases. Some of you might not have heard of the brand, but I can assure you that their products are on par with some of the best in the market today. For your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, there are four styles to choose from. However, we’d recommend the Tech21 Evo Elite Case for your new iPhone as it has a simpler design, but of course, other options are available as well. As shown above, the Evo Elite is available in four hues: Black, Gold, Silver and Rose Gold. The case is priced at USD39.95 (MYR168.15) for the iPhone 8 and USD49.95 (MYR210.24) for the iPhone 8 Plus.

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Urban Armor Gear (UAG)

UAG is one of the great options for your new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It comes in various designs and case variations. Available models are the UAG Monarch Series (5-layer protection), UAG Pathfinder Series (2-layer protection), UAG Plasma Series (3-layer protection) and also the UAG Metropolis Series (360 degree protection) flip case. Available for both iPhone models with different colours.

Prices for the Monarch series is priced at USD59.95 (MYR252.33) for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

The Pathfinder series is priced at USD34.95 (RM147.10) for the iPhone 8 and USD39.95 (MYR168.15) for the iPhone 8 Plus.

The Plasma series goes for USD39.95 (MYR168.15) for both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models.

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The Metropolis series however, retails at USD39.95 (MYR168.15) for both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models.



From Irvine, California comes the Spigen brand. Their cases boast full protection standards. Albeit in a less bulky body. The Spigen Rugged Armor case combines both durability and usability with a price tag of only USD19.99 (MYR84.14). Colour options include black and deep blue. This makes the case a great value for money buy.


Speck is another popular option among iPhone buyers. Their Presidio Grip cases for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus prove to be both reliable and also unique in styling with multiple two-tone colour customisations. Prices for the Presidio Grip are USD39.95 (MYR168.15) for the iPhone 8 and USD44.95 (MYR189.01) for the bigger sibling.


If you want something flashy and screams “Terminator”, then the X-Doria Clear Case Defense is a suitable choice. It comes with three layers of protection that extends to the edges of your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to absorb shocks. Also included is a TPU shell in the rear which is raised to avoid the hard polycarbonate shell from touching the surfaces of the phone.

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Colour options are either White or Black. Prices for the Clear Case Defense is at USD24.99 (MYR105.04) for the iPhone 8 and USD29.99 (MYR126.06) for the iPhone 8 Plus.



The Caseology brand labels themselves as the best-selling stylish smartphone cases, and I actually agree with them. The cases on offer have a sense of quality with a sophisticated design. The Caseology Skyfall (with no relation to the actual movie), features a crystal clear design and also has a precision-matched coloured frame that blends in seamlessly with the actual phone itself.

Two colours are on offer: Black and White. The price of the Skyfall case is USD12.99 (MYR54.60) for both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.



You’ve seen the wide selection of military grade casings and flamboyant designs. But for those of you who’d prefer something from the fruity brand itself, we’ve got you covered. Apple casings come in two forms–a silicone-based casing and a leather casing. Both of which come in numerous colours and are available for both models.

Prices of the silicone casing for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are USD35.00 (MYR147.12) and USD39.00 (MYR163.93) respectively. The leather cases are priced at USD45.00 (MYR189.16) and USD49.00 (MYR205.97) respectively.

Source: AppleOtterbox Asia, Tech21, UAG, Spigen, Speck, X-Doria, Caseology, Amazon, 9to5Mac

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