Wallet + iphone case = An uncanny combination
Do you need to bring your iPhone and your wallet without the bulk or maybe a bag? Well then, the wallet case is perfect for you, The tough question here however is which one should you get? Fear not as we’ve got you covered!
We have been reviewing wallet cases over the years and here are our Top 10 iPhone 8 Wallet Cases we recommend for you. As a side bonus we also included five honorable mentions.
three types of iPhone wallet cases
As written above, we have reviewed a lot of wallet cases, In fact, there are so many of them that we were able to recognize three types of wallet cases and give them each their own moniker; full on wallet replacement, a wallet cover and on-the-go wallet.
A full on replacement is a case that hold your iPhone and most of your cards. Any case that holds more than 3 cards and cash is a product we consider a full on replacement case.
For wallet cover cases, they are basically cases that only store 1-2 cards but come with a cover for the iPhone.
On-the-go wallet cases are cases that store your cards on the back of the case rather than in the cover
TL:DR: If you’re in a hurry or just passing through, here are our top picks for each of the type of wallet case
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top 10 iphone 8 wallet cases
In this list, we will specifically tackle about the specs of the cases like its wallet type, its storage capacity, its design and its extra features ,
Also as an ease of access, we also provided you our score for the case and the link for our in-depth review of the case (if we have done a full review before).
#1 UOLO 2 in 1 Case
UOLO 2-in-1 is an enormous case that rivals the storage capacity of the Moshi Overture, The case is designed to ensure that none of the cards make any contact to the iPhoneʼs screen.The case itself has a lot of texture and would be usable on itʼs own. The case latches together magnetically though not as strong as we hoped for, The detachable case for the iPhone does not also interfere with Qi-charging of the iPhone 8
The standout feature for the UOLO 2-in-1 case is the ability to easily remove the iPhone from the case. The case attaches magnetically to the back of the wallet portion and has the perfect amount of magnetic attraction to ensure your iPhone doesnʼt fall out every time you open the wallet case up. This feature is similar to the BUDU setup but UOLO uses only magnets.
Our only gripe for this product is the lack of protection for the iPhone as the top and bottom of the device is completely exposed.
#2 Budu Modular Case
*The BUDU Modular Case isn’t a wallet case out of the box. You’ll need to get the wallet attachment.
The BUDU Modular Case is well a modular case so it has a lot of large selection of accessories that can connect magnetically and mechanically to the back of the BUDU Case. One of these accessories is the wallet case. The wallet extension feels quite nice and has the same premium feel as the Otterbox Strada. The case can easily fit 3 cards and a couple of bills without any issue into the wallet portion. The magnetic latch is quite large so you could get away with overfilling the wallet if you needed to.
As written above the BUDU does not come out of the box with a wallet but this purchase is well worth it. One of our biggest gripe about wallet cases in general is the inability to use the iPhone well when you donʼt need to have a wallet with you. But BUDU and Uolo 2-in-1 solves that problem. If you donʼt need the wallet, you can easily take it off. This is a great setup for people on the go as we can easily mount the BUDU case when we’re driving, remove it once weʼve reached ourdestination and slap my wallet case on.
#3 Tech 21 Evo Check Wallet
The Tech 21 Evo Check wallet is the highest rated iPhone wallet cover case on this list because of its toughness. Tech 21 Evo Check also included a microfibre-esque flap in the middle of the case that holds an extra card and acts as a screen cleaner at the same time. The flap also attaches magnetically to the front of the case so it doesnʼt expose what youʼre carrying all the time. You could store a couple of bills in a pinch as well. The latch on the case also attaches securely on the edge of the case.
Tech 21 Evo Check removes our concern of the cards coming in contact with our iPhone with the help of the flap. We also like that Tech 21 decided to stay away from a magnetic latch since the mechanical latch will keep the case more together in the event of a bad drop .
However, we don’t like the size of the Evo Check Wallet. Tech 21ʼs cases are relatively thin but are wide so this wallet case is going to make the iPhone 8 Plus quite a bit larger.
#4 Moshi Overture
The Moshi Overture can hold almost everything we have in our existing wallet. At a minimum the Moshi Overture can store 4 cards, receipts and cash. Based on our usage, weʼve been able to double up on the cards, as well as use our RFID access card and cash with the Moshi Overture without any issue.
The Moshi Overture is the only case in this list that includes a built in screen cleaner. The screen cleaner is a small piece of microfibre cloth thatʼs temporarily stuck to the front of the case that you can remove to scrub your screen free of grease and grime.
Our only problem with the Moshi Overture is that it will become quite bulky and there isnʼt a latch to keep everything together. In the event of a bad drop, the cover won’t protect the iPhone screen much. Also it kinda looks like clutch than an average iPhone wallet case.
#5 Otterbox Strada
The Otterbox Strada is quite bulky when it comes to iPhone cases. Itʼs actually closer to the size of the Otterbox Commuter. However, with the extra bulk comes extra protection and your iPhone is definitely going to be protected from any sort of accidental drop.
The standout features of the Otterbox Strada is the leather thatʼs used on the case and the magnetic latch. The Otterbox Strada is actually one of the few cases on this list that we would say feels “premium” in this list. There are lots of faux-leather cases but we think the Otterbox Strada might actually use real leather since itʼs suppose to get better with age.
The magnetic latch on the Otterbox Strada is quite strong which adds to the drop protection of the iPhone. The shorter latch, coupled with a stronger magnet results in a very satisfying click which satisfies our need to fidget with something. The cover also attaches to the back of the case nicely because of the strong magnet.
The biggest kicker however is Otterbox Strada only holds one card. ONE CARD. All that bulk and you get to carry ONE CARD. If the bulk size and it’s measly one card capacity is an issue for you, we suggest Tech 21 Evo Check Wallet Case instead,
#6 Silk Innovation Q Card Case
The Silk Innovation (formerly the CM4) Q Card case is the best on-the-go wallet case on this list. The Q Card case has a leather back and a cutout to use one of the cards as a kickstand. The grip on the case is one of the best on any case.
Silk Innovation really doesnʼt beat around the bush when it comes to the texture as the moment you have your fingers around the edges, your iPhone is going to stay in your hand.
Silk Innovation also included a plastic screen protector thatʼs going to prevent the screen of your iPhone get scratched up. We’re quite impressed with Silk Innovation as they seem to be committed to producing decent products at decent prices. It’s hard to beat the value that they bring to their iPhone cases.
#7 UAG Metropolis
The UAG Metropolis has a nice soft texture but donʼt let that fool you, the UAG Metropolis can take a hit as well. The case has a small card carrying capacity but makes up for it with the cover design of the case. The magnetic latch wraps around the iPhone rather than on the front which means the cover will protect your screen better in the event of an accidental drop.
If youʼre looking to get a case for somebody who needs a case to store their bus pass, the UAG Metropolis is going to be a good choice.
Our only problem with the UAG Metropolis is one-hand usage of the iPhone is a little more clumsy than other cases. The latch is left hanging when you flip the cover over.
#8 Olixar X-Tome Book Case
The Olixar X-Tome Book Case is a fancier looking wallet cover case. The case reminds us of 12 South Book Book case. Despite itʼs larger size, the Olixar X-Tome Book Case can only hold two cards.
The standout feature of the Olixar X-Tome Book Case is the magnetic cover of the case. Most cases have a latch that is used to keep the cover on the case but Olixar X-Tome Book Case has managed to integrate the magnets directly into the cover and into the back of the case. This results in a cleaner design. However the magnetic cover isnʼt as strong as the one from Otterbox. Itʼs not going to stay together in the event of an accidental drop.
The Olixar X-Tome Book Case also doubles as a kickstand which is handy as well.
#9 Silk Innovation Vault
Innovation Vault is an on-the-go wallet that is a bit thicker than the average wallet case. The wallet portion of the case actually has a piece that pushes the cards to the top of the card area. This nifty feature ensures that every card is easily accessible. Even if there is only one.
The handling of the case is nice as the edges have a decent amount of texture but the case will slide around a bit more than the average wallet case. The bonus for the Silk Innovation Vault is the fact that it comes with a screen protector!
We here at MobileReviewsEh! are big fans of Silk Innovation products. They produce decent products at decent prices. The Silk Innovation BaseGrip is one of our favourite cases and itʼs great for people on a budget. Check out our list of Top iPhone cases $15 dollars, if you are curious what other cases are great for people with a budget.
#10 Spigen Wallet S
Spigen Wallet S is a standard full wallet replacement case. It will hold at least 3 cards and cash though weʼve been able to stuff more into the case. The faux-leather on the case has a nice texture and the iPhone actually sits in a Thin-Fit case which has a soft-rubber coating to it. The cover also attaches magnetically to the back of the case so one-handed usage isnʼt terrible.
Your only constraint is going to be the magnetic latch as it wonʼt keep the cover together if you put in too many cards.
Now let’s move to the honourable mentions. These cases we will present didnʼt have as much functionality but these are some notable products that might be interesting to you as well.
The Danny P Wallet is more of a wallet than an actual case. Access to your iPhone is quite limited but it is easy to pull out and use. The quality of the leather on the case is the best of any leather case weʼve used so far.
If youʼre looking for something thin and sleek, check out the slim Olixar WalletCase. Sure it only holds a couple of cards but it will minimize the bulk which is a problem we have with most of these wallet cases. your iPhone is a bit more exposed though.
The CaseMat Tough ID is probably the toughest case on this list. It was multiple layers, a leather back and is backwards compatible with the iPhone 6 so it makes it easier to give this case away if you donʼt want it