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Platinum - Case for Apple® iPhone® 8 Plus - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 851 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice holster for a big phone

    Posted
    Cheetahman
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    As much as I love the 7 plus, its a large phone. I got tired of putting it in my back pocket, let alone carrying it by hand all the time or front pocket of a pair of sweat pants which would make them droopy due to the weight of the phone. I found this holster to resolve those issues. Clip it to your belt and your hands are free. Love the easy twisting feature to angle the phone at your choice. There's a release lever that helps pop the phone out a little for you to easily get access. In the car I usually do one of 2 things, 1) while still on my belt I twist the angle horizontally while threading the seatbelt below/behind the holster, 2) Unclip it altogether. While seated in the car, twisting to vertical position is easy but you'll have to slide the holster along your belt to an acceptable position to let it hang and thread seat belt under/behind the phone (seat belt stem/female connection may make this option a bit cumbersome). Of course, if you have Bluetooth set up in your car with voice commands, keeping the phone holstered is not a problem if you choose. Kickstand is nice but only good for landscape position. Excellent complete coverage protection around the entire phone as I have dropped mine several times. Having said all this...it's an excellent holster to have in your arsenal of cell phone cases

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad cover for IPhone 7P

    Posted
    ByeByeBestBuy
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    The cover is blocking and weakening the signal, cause drop calls all the time. And, hard to removed from the phone. My worst experience when return it back to bestbuy (store location right at the corner of Orangethorpe and Harbor in fullerton, CA). Waiting in line for almost 42 minutes, and there's only one customer rep that help. Looking around, there're at least 4, or 5 other employees that standing around chit chat to each other without offering anny help to a long line of customers waiting. Here's my turn, Jessica, name of the 'General Manager' review my return item, get my information, and keep shaking her head "You cant return an item in this condition sir". The part still brand new. Im not sure why she said that. I told her just give me any credit due to the reason that I cant use this cover for my phone. I can take that credit and purchase another cover at Best Buy. Still, Jessica' head keep shaking, and the final word coming from the "General Manager' mouth was: Sorry, cant Help You. What a service! Especially from a BestBuy GM. Not sure what kindnof GM is this. Btw, i threw the case in the trash can, and get myself another a day latr at the mall for $10. No more Bestbuy for me

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    Posted
    Seand
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    I broke my clip on this phone case and the local Best Buy store told me to order one from Best Buy online because they stopped getting them in the store. I ordered online and received a new unopened case that was broken straight out of the box. I took the new case back to Best Buy the next day and reordered. My second case came in the mail today, 10-11-18 and it is broken too. The hinge breaks where it is attached to the case. BUYER BEWARE. This is the quality I’ve come to expect from Best Buy these past few years. The attached photo is moments after opening the shipping package and taking the brand new case out of the box.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too Small

    Posted
    Jmontgomery
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    This review is for the use of this case on an iPhone 8 Plus. I have been a devoted fan of this identical Platinum case for my iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. I really like having a "kickstand" built into the case. I automatically purchased the 8 Plus version because of my level of satisfaction in the past. Unfortunately my experience was disappointing. The case requires a substantial amount of force to push the phone into the 2 pieces of the case. This gave me the impression that it was a little bit too small for the phone. But the deal-breaker was that the upper and lower parts of the case, despite pushing very hard on them, remained just a millimeter or so separated and therefore the latch mechanism in the lower part would not engage securely. That allowed the 2 parts to separate easily. That wasn't acceptable, so I returned the case. It's too bad, because I really liked my prior cases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not sturdy

    Posted
    Sasquatch
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    I have purchased this case a few times. Primarily because of the rotating belt clip and ease of use. It s not as bulky as others and it provides decent protection. I really like how easily my phone goes in and out of the belt case. My only complaint--and it is significant--is that it is not the most robust case. Specifically, the pin that serves as the hinge for the belt clip is not very durable. It has broken/bent/slipped out several times and it is next to impossible to reinsert it and have the same quality as before. It doesn't come out on its own, rather it happens when I am getting out of the car or walking by something and it catches on something. My wish would be if they made it much stronger to handle my abuse. But if you are more careful than I, I would recommend this case for price, ease of use, and design

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    jwang
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    I have been using Platinum brand cases since my iphone 5, and starting using the holster ever since the 6 plus came out( big phones and dress pants don't mix well for me). It's a minimalistic slim case that covers every part of the phone not just the corners and back like some other cases without adding any bulk to the phone. It offers decent drop protection...great protection if by chance you drop it while it's in the holster. The kick stand can come in handy when you want to watch something and keep your hands free. Lasted almost a year before I had dropped it from about 6 ft landed on the corner and scuffed up the case BUT left the phone unscathed. I ended up buying a replacement just because I thought the scratch looked ugly. The case is well made and my phone is still as flawless as the day I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost a snap

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    NCArtist
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    The shellcase fits phone very well. What I like is that there is NO screen cover as on some cases - this allows me to use a separate screen protector, of my choice, to protect my screen. Cutouts and soft covers work with speakers and buttons. Snapping phone into holster is easy and it holds snuggly; releasing is easy, just press lever on top and phone is released. The clip on the holster swivels for vertical or horizontal orientation - or if you get boarded just keeping turning clip to here it click 360 degress. The hardest part is in separating the two parts of the shell to insert the phone. Yes, the directions show they come apart, but this is not as easy as removing a battery cover. If you like a side holster for you phone - instead of putting it in your pocket - or like to practice your quick draw - this is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Consistently Perfect

    Posted
    David
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    I found this case when I was using my iPhone 5. Perfect for belt clip and with the attached stand. When I got my iPhone 6 Plus, I got a new PLT case. Again I was pleased with the protection and function. This year I upgraded to the iPhone 7 Plus. There was an available clip case that came with the new iPhone. I got it as part of the package. Although useful was never as pleased. The PLT iPhone 7+ case was not at Best Buy yet. After a multitude of issues with the non-PLT ie. slipping out of holster, pinching clothing into holster, chipping the protective screen cover, I finally realized I would not be happy until I got the Platinum iPhone 7 Plus case. Also, the new case has a stand on the clip to accommodate the larger phone. I am happy with this case - for generations :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The case is sleek but broke the next month

    Posted
    Shopep
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    I am a physician and use my phone a lot. I needed a case with a clutch so I could just clip it to my coat pocket for safety from falling off. So one of the workers at Best Buy recommended me this case. I really love the case cause it's sleek and convenient. And not as Borgous as other cases . It doesn't make my phone look huge or thick. Unfortunately the clip broke 1 month after use. The plastic tiny part that holds the wire just crack. Not sure how . Cause I just noticed that it was crooked when I try to clip it to my coat pocket. And I really loved the functionality of the clip. I wonder what I can do to get it fixed or replaced and whether there is a warranty . Otherwise will have to switch to life proof case

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone Case

    Posted
    Dmac
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    The case is well made and includes the belt clip. No additional screen protection is included, but I found I didn't need it and prefer to not use anything additional on the screen when possible. This is my second case of the same type. The first belt clip was broken by me during an accident and was not a problem with the case. I am typically careful with my phone but have dropped it a few times from waist height without any damage. All glass surfaces (front and camera lens on back) are recessed and protected when the case is laid on a flat surface. I've used many cases and find this to be the best compromise of protection/functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Case Separates too Often

    Posted
    Socaljrr
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    While I enjoy the feel of the case, the protection it offers and the kickstand (the reason for this case) the problem is that the bottom half of the case separates from the top half on a consistent basis. It does not click securely into the top half. And since I bought a car mount that is magnetic, which required me to place the metal plate on the back of my case with double sided sticky tape, I know have to hopefully peel it off without ruining it and find something else to stick it to whatever new case I buy. Just wish the case would have been one piece or snapped together more securely.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best case out there.

    Posted
    Apple4Watch
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    Needless to say this case is not the best case because it is the best case out of so many I owned. Definitely it beats the otterbox defender by miles leaving behind (which broke within 3 months in use). The case snaps in and out so smoothly yet stays within the enclosure securely as well as the belt clip clips to the belt firmly and doesn't dangle around. Thus far everything I experienced with this case are positive ones. Angle and position is adjustable to fit your comfortable wearing posture. I had exact the same for my iPhone 6 and sold it at amazon.com for $18 after a year of use and still in its brand new condition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for iPhone

    Posted
    RayKenpo
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    When I upgraded to iPhone 6s Plus, I was hoping to get by with just an outer cover to protect my new iPhone, but I soon knew that I was going to need a holster with a belt clip. This Platinum case was what I was expecting to pay and it is worth the money. It stated that it was made for a iPhone 7/8 plus, but works fine with my 6s Plus. I have bumped the case a few times and thought I would have some scuff marks, but none yet. The belt clip is very sturdy and I feel it is great protection for my iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case, be careful of latch

    Posted
    Tris
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    I've been using these cases since my first iPhone which was a 5. In addition to protecting the phone very well, the hip holster is an added plus which you don't find in many iPhone cases today. I love it because I am an old techie and love to have my phones on my hip... Since using this case, I've dropped my iPhone from the top of a staircase multiple times and nothing happened to the phone. The only negative that I have is that the holster latch breaks rather easily if you bump into something or get it caught. Just be careful

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    MIlesbuilder
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    This is my second Platinum Case. I had one for my 6 Plus and grabbed it for my 7 Plus. I have NEVER had the phone fall out of the holster and it is easily adjustable to not be a pain in the side while on my belt. In almost 3 years of using these cases I have never had a phone get damaged when it was dropped or banged against something. Only negative is when new it is hard to separate to get phone out of case. But otherwise its great There are many more cases out there that cost more but this one is by far the best value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Posted
    Lovetech
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    Great case for those looking to get a belt clip for iPhone 8 Plus. Love this accessory for going on bike rides, runs or working out at the gym. Can handle weight of iPhone 8 Plus while exercising with no problem. Clip holder can fit other similarly sized iPhone 8 Plus cases. Case that comes with this product has a nice feal, but dislike the split pieces of the case. Will hold up from 5ft drop, but case might have to be repressed together. Kickstand on back of case is a nice feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case, surprised at how well it protects

    Posted
    Picky
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    This is my third case from Platinum. I have had this same case for 3 different phones and in every case, it out performed my expectations. The case is not as bulky as other cases and has a Matt finish that makes holding on to the phone easy. The belt clip will break before the case ever will. Be careful of the spring loaded clip, that’s what will break because you always squeeze the clip. I don’t mind because the case protects the phone so well. I’ve never had a cracked screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the same slim design

    Posted
    ShawnG
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    I have used the Platinum holster case for my previous 2 iphones and have no complaints. The case was very slim and the holster clip was very sturdy. They have changed the design for the iphone 7 cases and now the case is much larger and thicker, as is the holster. I have chosen this case in the past due to its thin minimalistic design. It is just too large for me now, and I will be forced to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great "Hands free" mobile phone set-up

    Posted
    Tony
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    I was pleased that your store had an excellent hands free vehicle mobile phone product that we could gift to one of our grandsons who had transferred to another university, and even more delighted you could install it in his vehicle. We know he's safer while driving now. As usual, your store personnel were wonderful in assisting me during the selection process, and it is that combination of courtesy as well as expertise that has me returning to Best Buy time and again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case, Great Protection

    Posted
    ChrisSpera
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    This case is a great case of the iPhone 7 Plus. It provides decent protection without adding a lot of bulk. it also works well with magnetic phone holders in my cars, as it allows you to attach a metal plate to the back without causing a problem for the device or the case. As with other cases of this class, I think they're a bit overpriced, but when you spend $800 plus on a phone, spending 5% of the total cost on a decent, protective case isn't unreasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend