Need to combine your iPhone 7 and wallet into one package? Here’re 10 cases that might work for you
At Mobile Reviews Eh!, we base everything we do on actual usage which means our reviews and content take FOREVER to come out. But rest assured, when we publish something, you can be confident that you will know the best and worst parts of the product. We’re committed to our reviews which mean we’ll update the list as we get new products so come back every once in a while to see the current list. The list below has ten of the best wallet cases for the iPhone 7 that we’ve used so far. As we get new cases in, we’ll update the list because that’s what we do as responsible product reviewers. At the end of this list, we’ll cover one case that’s quite low regarding rating but if you find a similar product, let us know! We’ve got Top 10 Lists for slim and clear cases as well if you are interested in what we think of other case types. We’ve included all kinds of wallet cases (both full portfolio replacements and cases that we’ll call “on-the-go” cases). If you’re looking for the best complete wallet replacement, that title belongs to the Moshi Overture. For the best “on-the-go” case, that goes to the CM Q Card Case.
TL:DR version – Top 10 iPhone 7 Wallet Cases (and 7 Plus)
We evaluate all the cases, in the same manner, to ensure consistency and each product get used for at least a week before we sit down and create a review for the product.
Top 10 iPhone 7 Wallet Cases
#1 – Moshi Overture
The Moshi Overture is the highest rated wallet case because of all the extra functionality that the wallet case offers your iPhone. We’re big fans of Moshi’s products as they’re made from better materials and are better designed than the average case. With the Overture, the leather on the case is quite soft and has enough texture to keep the wallet from precariously slipping out of your hand. The iPhone sits in a bumper, so iPhone isn’t fully exposed like other cases. Unlike other flip wallet cases, you can easily access the volume buttons on the iPhone with the cover down. The wallet portion allows you to store up to four cards but also has two full-length slots for additional cards, several bills and even an access card. There is a bit of clearance between the iPhone’s screen and the card slots due to the removable microfibre cloth. This little extra, coupled with the kickstand ability and the full-length slots ensures that you’ll be able to carry everything you need to with your iPhone. With all things that work better and is made from better materials, the Moshi Overture is one of the most expensive cases on this list. Get it now on Amazon!
#2 – CM Q Card Case
Silk Innovation (owners of the CM brand) sent us a couple of boxes of cases the moment the iPhone 7 dropped. We’re usually quite leery when we get boxes of cases from a brand we haven’t heard of, but their products have been very refreshing. In fact, the Silk Innovation Silk Armor is one of the best deals that we’ve come across in our reviews. For the Q Card Case, we were most impressed with the size of the product. The wallet case when empty is no thicker than the average slim iPhone 7 case. Even with three cards and two bills in the sleeve, the thickness of the Q Card Case doesn’t surpass Silk Innovations own Vault wallet case. Though we will say that using three cards and two bills with this case is going to be a stretch. The pocket is made from leather (it doesn’t smell real) and has a cutout that allows you to quickly push the cards out which is an excellent handling feature. Silk Innovation also includes a tiny slot where you can insert a credit card to turn the case into a kickstand for your iPhone. Get it now on Amazon!
#3 – Urban Armor Gear Metropolis
The Urban Armor Gear Metropolis would be our goto case if all we had to do carry with our iPhones was one card. The standout feature of the Metropolis is the texture of the case. Urban Armor Gear has actually trademarked the texture as FrogSkinTM Grip (marketing fluff!). The Metropolis is officially drop-rated, but this case offers more protection than the average case because of the magnetic latch that keeps the cover on the screen. This design feature ensures that the cover doesn’t come off the iPhone if accidentally dropped. Our only complaint is that the case by itself doesn’t feel very rigid. And that’s a stretch of a complaint because once the iPhone is in it, you won’t notice the lack of rigidity. Get it now on Amazon!
#4 – Silk Innovation Vault Slim Wallet
So what’s the difference between Silk Innovations Q Card case and the Silk Innovation Vault? Mostly the size. And there isn’t a kickstand. And there’s no leather card slot. But they’re quite similar after that! Unlike other wallet cases, the Vault Slim Wallet has a small piece of plastic in the pocket that makes the cards incredibly easy to remove. We tend to find ourselves digging for the last card in a wallet case with our fingertips, but we don’t have that issue with the Vault Slim Wallet. During our usage period, we found that we were able to include four cards in the slot (and bills if we tried hard) which is higher than the stated three cards on the packaging. We’ll chalk that up as a bonus! Get it now on Amazon!
#5 – Spigen Wallet S
The Spigen Wallet S is Spigen’s largest case, but that’s ok since the Wallet S is full wallet replacement. The iPhone sits in a soft rubber coated Thin Fit case which makes using the iPhone better than other cases. The Wallet S is made from synthetic leather which might bother some people. The Wallet S can easily handle four cards and several bills. You could probably push a couple more cards into the slot, but the magnetic latch won’t close the cover as well. One of the neat things about this Spigen iPhone 7 case are the instructions. There is a paper slip that tells you to store your cards with the magnetic stripes away from the magnetic latch. Get it now on Amazon!
#6 – Danny P Wallet
The Danny P Wallet is another full wallet replacement and is one of Aaron’s favourite iPhone wallet cases. Why? Because it looks like an actual wallet. We called the Danny P wallet one of the best wallets for the iPhone 6s, but we updated our rating system, so the inability to access your iPhone inside the case hurts the score. The only thing that is accessible when the iPhone is in the case is the home button which means you can access your Apple Pay on the iPhone. So if you don’t like cases (or use a skin) and need a leather wallet, consider the Danny P. It is made from real leather and after our months of usage, starts showing the character that you would expect from a genuine leather product. We did try using the Danny P with an iPhone with a slim case or bumper but we were unable to get it to work. For all the details, check out the full review or you could see if any are on Amazon. Get it now on Amazon!
#7 – X-Doria Engage Folio
The X-Doria Engage Folio is another single card wallet case. The Engage Folio is one of the slimmest wallet cases that we’ve come across, but that slimness comes at a cost. The cover attaches magnetically to the side of the case which is different. Our biggest problem with the X-Doria Engage Folio is that you can’t use a decent glass screen protector with the iPhone. During our review period, we used an iPhone 7 with a Patchworks ITG silicate glass and the magnetic latch didn’t work as well. The thick screen protector incompatibility a problem for us because we’re not too fond of having part of a card rubbing against the face of an iPhone. If you are planning on getting this wallet case, consider going with a thinner iPhone screen protector like this PET one from Bodyguardz. Get it now on Amazon!
#8 – UOLO Wallet
The UOLO Wallet has several unique features that make it stand out against other wallet cases. However, this full wallet replacement also has features that make this wallet case a little more cumbersome to use. The UOLO Wallet is the only case that we’ve come across over the years that uses a zipper to keep the entire wallet closed. From a protection standpoint, this ensures that the iPhone will be protected from any accidental drops but accessing your iPhone means you need to undo a zipper first. Using the zipper wouldn’t be an issue if the action on the zipper was smooth. Unlike other cases that incorporate the camera cutout into the back of the case, UOLO decided to use a sliding mechanism that allows you to pop your iPhone up to take photos. We like the idea, and the nano-suction pad keeps the iPhone attached to the wallet case. Unlike the zipper, the sliding mechanism on the case is quite smooth. Get it now on Amazon!
#9 – Spigen Slim Armor CS
The Spigen Slim Armor, Hybrid Armor and Tough Armor are three of our favourite cases. As of right now, they’re ranking quite well in our Top 10 Slim iPhone cases list. For those cases, the soft rubber coating on those cases greatly improves the handling of your iPhone. This is not the case with the Spigen Slim Armor CS. The slot on the back offers enough space for two cards and a bill, so this is a decent case if you need to store your bus pass or need a credit card and ID for a night out on the town. Accessing the cards isn’t as slick as we would like as the slide could be smoother. The upside of this case is that your iPhone is fully protected from any accidental drop and so if going out on a bender is your thing, the Spigen Slim Armor CS is probably going to work out for you! Get it now on Amazon!
#10 – Incipio Esquire Credit Card Case
The Incipio Esquire Credit Card case is the last case on this list for now. This is an “on-the-go” wallet case as you won’t be able to store more than 2-3 cards and bills. The texture of the case is quite nice, and the fabric makes it look fancier when compared the polycarbonate back of the Spigen Slim Armor CS. We’re not terribly fond of how the back of the wallet portion exposes the iPhone. Incipio does include a back protector that you can stick to the iPhone to prevent damage to the back of the device. We’re assuming that Incipio designed the case in this manner to make the entire setup thinner than the average iPhone 7 wallet case. Have questions for our Top 10 iPhone 7 Wallet Cases? Please ask them below, or on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page. To stay up to date on everything we’re doing, check out our Twitter and Instagram feeds!