Some heavy duty cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

By , Sep 23, 2016

iPhone 7 plus back side

Although Apple has taken some major steps this year to make the iPhone more durable, the device is still very susceptible to bumps and scratches. This is why we recommend putting a case on your smartphone if you want it to stay in like-new condition.

We’ve already recommended a number of different cases, but for those who work and use their phones in more harsh environments, a heavy-duty case is the only way to go. Here are a few we like so far that are available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right now.

OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus


The OtterBox brand is synonymous with heavy duty/rugged smartphone cases, and the Defender is one of its most popular lines. It features a robust, 3-layer design with built-in screen protector that helps your iPhone withstand scratches, drops and bumps. It also has a belt-clip holster, that doubles as a kickstands, and port covers to keep out dust and debris. Comes with a 1-year warranty.

You can buy the OtterBox Defender case for iPhone 7 for $50 and for the iPhone 7 Plus for $60.

i-Blason ArmorBox Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus


The ArmorBox case from i-Blason features a dual-layer design with a polycarbonate hard shell exterior and flexible TPU inner core. Like the Defender it too has a built-in bubble free screen protector and a built-in belt clip holster. Button covers and port plugs keep your handset free from dust and debris.

You can buy the i-Blason ArmorBox for iPhone 7 for $18 and for the iPhone 7 Plus for $19.

Spigen Rugged Armor Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus


The Rugged Armor case from Spigen isn’t nearly as heavy-duty as some of the other cases, but it’s a nice blend of portability and protection. It features a dual-layer design with a flexible tpu interior and then a tough polycarbonate exterior. Spigen says it offers military-grade protection and of course it looks sharp.

You can buy the Spigen Rugged Armor case for the iPhone 7 for $11 and for the iPhone 7 Plus for $12.

Supcase Rugged Holster for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus


Supcase has a fairly solid record on Amazon for creating well-made inexpensive cases, and it looks like the Rugged Holster case is no different. Early reviews are good for this dual layer case, which features a built-in screen protector and belt clip holster. This case comes in multiple colors and is available for both iPhone 7 models.

You can buy the Supcase Rugged Holster for the iPhone 7 for $20 and for the iPhone 7 Plus for $21.50.

Be sure to check out our other iPhone 7 accessory roundups:

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  • Dany Quirion

    ugliest case ever

    • Jerry

      im beginning to think these companies pay them for promotion because with a simple google search theres a ton of better ones

      • Hussain Alsanona

        They need promotions to be able write nice articles for you. Will you pay for their salary ?

      • John

        No but with the crazy number of ads on this site, I reckon they do pretty well but is there anything stopping them from letting us know it’s a sponsored article.

      • Not sponsored. If it was, it would clearly say in.

  • Jerry

    if anyone with the jetblack one puts any of these cases on it should be jailed lol

  • n0ahcruz3

    The spigen one is still acceptable everything else is.. atrocious.

  • SPigen great

  • Eliijah Moss

    I would advise everyone to check out elementcase’s website. Sole of the most beautiful cases. Yet they are expensive.