Best Cell Phone Holsters in 2020



Aduro iPhone 8/7 Holster Case, Combo Shell & Holster Case - Super Slim Shell Case with Built-in Kickstand, Swivel Belt Clip Holster for Apple iPhone 8, 7 Review:


This is my 7th iPhone 7 holster in 3 months. I bought one at a cart in the mall, it seemed well made, but a "holder arm" broke off and they gave me a new part for $10. It broke a week later. Next one had a spring loaded clip at the top, and lost its hold in three days. The next one held the phone at the bottom and one on each side. One broke off in four days. Next one, I tried to rotate the belt clip, and it broke instantly in my hand. My new Aduro has a strong belt clip with the edge to catch the belt, just two "holders" and it slides in smoothly and doesn't need much force to get it in the holster unlike some others. It is easy to pull it out, one I my past holsters, you had to put it in upside down, so the top spring clip could catch the top, which didn't set well with me. The case has the unfolding plastic piece that allows it to stand in portrait or landscape position. Haven't found anything I don't like yet!



OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 (NOT Plus) - Retail Packaging - MARATHONER (COWABUNGA BLUE/GUNMETAL GREY) Review:


If you need to protect your iPhone, this is the way to do it. My special needs son got irritated by a game he was playing and THREW MY PHONE OUT THE WINDOW while I was driving. (No parent shaming please.). I was driving about 40 MPH at the time. In the time it took for me to turn around safely, I saw my phone get run over by 2 cars. While I was cringing, my Otter Box was busy living up to its reputation! My phone doesn’t have even a scratch on it! Everything is working exactly as it should. The only downfall? It’s a little dirty now. Big, huge thanks to OtterBox Defender!!!!!



SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case Designed for Samsung Galaxy S9+ Plus, with Built-In Screen Protector Full-body Rugged Holster Case for Galaxy S9+ Plus (2018 Release) (Black) Review:


Okay so here it is.. Fantastic case for someone who ends up dropping their phone more then they will admit. The only issue is the crap plastic "screen protector" that comes with it. I however found a way around it. When you get this case just pop out the crap plastic thing of the case. Its just glued on there... and then you can use whatever screen protector you want. I tried the film type but even if it was case friendly they started to come up.

However, I finally bought the OTAO Galaxy S9 Plus Screen Protector Tempered Glass on amazon and I put that on first. I clicked this case around it and it looks PERFECT!. Now its fully protected with a tempered glass screen protector. I cannot tell you how that glass will hold up but I can tell you these two products fit like a glove. The biggest issue with this case is that crap plastic protector and this is a way around it.



OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S9 - Frustration Free Packaging - Black Review:


Pros:
I really appreciate the case's texture - it's grippy enough to not slip out of your hand or off surfaces if bumped.

It doesn't make the phone look or feel bulky.

If you lay the phone face-down, there is a slight lip on the top and bottom of the case that prevents the screen from actually touching the surface you've laid it on. Definitely a well thought-out design.

Cons:
After 1.5 months of use, the edges that contact surfaces the most are starting to rub/wear very slightly. (See photo) . I have the purple case, and underneath a very dull gray is showing through along the edges of wear. This isn't terribly noticeable and I don't think it detracts from the overall look. I'd much rather the case take on the wear & tear! :-)

FYIs
It doesn't come with an actual screen protector, but I'm currently using an IQ shield wet-application soft screen protector and have had no issues.

The case is somewhat difficult to take off once it is snapped on, but I don't think this detracts from the quality. It's just built to stay in place if it drops!



OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 (Not Plus) - Frustration Free Packaging - Big Sur (Pale Beige/Corsair) Review:


So, I've always had OtterBoxes. Well, I've always had OtterBoxes since I bought my first one for a 4s. Over the years they have been exceptionally good products. The only times I've ever cracked my phones was when I took them out of the case for the day. Murphy's law I guess. This case for the iPhone 7 is no exception. I am in line construction and I carry this phone on my belt every day. It does not have a single scratch after months of abuse. I am very hard on my phone just due to the nature of the job. I've dropped it out of a bucket truck at 10 feet, dropped it in mud, had pvc glue spilled on it etc. This case is a perfect way to protect your investment if you go to trade in your phone. Zero scratches or cracks fetches a better trade price at your carrier.
I tried a Life Proof on an iPhone 5 one time and found it to be cheaply made and far too expensive. For me, the main advantages of Life Proof cases were the dust protection and water resistance. However, since the implementation of IP67, the Life Proof has completely lost its weight on the field in my opinion.
One should note that this case was made for a tough life. If your phone isn't going to be thrashed all day, every day, I might even call it overkill. It is very thick and bulky, and does not fit in the pocket of any of my pants - I must use the belt clip exclusively. Also the integrated screen protector has a mind of its own. There are reviews that state that the screen protector has excellent responsiveness - lies. It also renders the Touch ID essentially useless. I have found the best combination is to remove the plastic screen protector completely and install a glass protector on the phone itself. It's better protected this way and you get your Touch ID and responsiveness back.
The last gripe I have is that there seems to be a 'second skin' that has started peeling off on the back. It's nothing that would compromise the integrity of the case - it's just ugly. Try and fix this otterbox!

Overall, this is a fabulous case. It's a little heavy (which I like), it has an unparalleled protection factor, looks cool. The only reason for 4 stars are the gripes stated above, namely the outer onion layer peeling issue. Unless something major changes, I'll continue buying OtterBox!



Urvoix Black Army Camo Molle Bag for Mobile Phone Belt Pouch Holster Cover Case Size L Review:


I like large Android phones, hence I have owned a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Note 4, and currently Note 8. For the Note 2 I owned a horizontal case and vertical case, but preferred the vertical which worked best when wearing a suit jacket and sitting in the car. For my Note 8 I have only used vertical cases. For security and peace of mind I like cases that have belt loops instead of clips which tend to slip off of the belt or break if enough pressure is applied. Last year I purchased an Aubaddy Nylon Vertical Holster Case with belt loops from Amazon thinking I made a good choice. It did well for about 8 months, then the velcro closure began losing its effectiveness and a corner of the loop attaching to the case began to separate. I began hunting for a new case and saw the Urvoix Black Army Camo Molle Bag. The case looked quite rugged and reviews were good so I ordered one and I am so glad I did! This thing is awesome. I have had it a few weeks and have no complaints. The only issue is that the velcro is REALLY strong and lifting the flap can be very noisy. Initially I was concerned that the bottom of the two vertical loops attached to the case with snaps, but they are secure. What helps tremendously is that they can slide under the horizontal straps which takes pressure off of the snaps making a very secure attachment system that can fit belts with varying widths. It is definitely the best vertical case I have owned. If you are on the fence about getting this case go for it you'll be glad you did.



Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case Designed for iPhone 11 Pro Max 6.5 Inch (2019 Release), Built-in Screen Protector Full-Body Rugged Holster Case (Black) Review:


The Supcase unicorn beetle pro case seems pretty solid, honestly reminds me a lot of the heavier duty Otterbox Defender cases I’ve used with previous iPhones and iPads, except it’s about half the price. I think it will protect the phone very well, but be aware this is definitely on the bulky side! The rubberized edges are nice and grippy, although sometimes so much so that it is harder to slide the phone into your pocket. Hoping that with more use the rubber will lose some of the tack and slide a bit easier in and out of the pocket.

I have two main gripes with the case keeping me from leaving a 5 star review: 1) the color of the case in their promo photos does not match how it appears in person and 2) the built-in screen protector is pretty meh. The color in their photos appears to be a vibrant, almost metallic olive green, so I figured the phone would still have a little flash to it even if I was putting it in a large case. In person, it’s a drab matte olive green, almost like a military olive green. Not terrible but in my opinion, it is not really as-advertised. The screen protector has taken on a sort of rainbow effect (I noticed another reviewer mentioned the same thing, so I guess it’s not just me!) with use, not sure if it’s skin oil reacting with the material or something else entirely, but I’ve tried polishing it with a nice zeiss lens wipe and even that doesn’t remove it. I don’t think it’s a defective case because it was clear when I received it (before CS asks, yes, I took off the protective film on the inside and outside before putting the case on the phone), but given I’ve made several calls on the phone and held it up on my face for calls, that’s the only thing I can think of to explain it.

All in all, if you want a protective case and don’t care that it doesn’t look flashy, this is a solid option if you don’t want to pay $50 for an Otterbox case.



SupCase Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case Designed for iPhone 11 6.1 Inch (2019 Release), Built-in Screen Protector Full-Body Rugged Holster Case (MetallicRed) Review:


Fits perfectly. I bought the red one to go on my new red iPhone 11. Its very tightly put together in the box so getting it apart initially is a bit tough. I used something plastic like a old credit card or guitar pick to pry it apart so I wouldnt damage the plastic. Once apart your phone goes back in and it all snaps together, Keep the credit card handy as you'll need to pry the rubber around the openings near the lightning connector. Also I happened to be holding my OLD phone in the same hand as the new 11 in the new case and the old phone scratched the screen protector pretty easily. Make the screen protector a bit more resistant to scratches, please. I guess that's what its there for so no worries. The rubber is actually grippy unlike some other cheap iPhone cases on Amazon that almost seem like hard plastic that slips right out of your hands. I approve!



SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case Designed for iPhone 11 Pro Max 2019, Built-in Screen Protector Full-Body Rugged Holster Case (MetallicGreen) Review:


The Supcase unicorn beetle pro case seems pretty solid, honestly reminds me a lot of the heavier duty Otterbox Defender cases I’ve used with previous iPhones and iPads, except it’s about half the price. I think it will protect the phone very well, but be aware this is definitely on the bulky side! The rubberized edges are nice and grippy, although sometimes so much so that it is harder to slide the phone into your pocket. Hoping that with more use the rubber will lose some of the tack and slide a bit easier in and out of the pocket.

I have two main gripes with the case keeping me from leaving a 5 star review: 1) the color of the case in their promo photos does not match how it appears in person and 2) the built-in screen protector is pretty meh. The color in their photos appears to be a vibrant, almost metallic olive green, so I figured the phone would still have a little flash to it even if I was putting it in a large case. In person, it’s a drab matte olive green, almost like a military olive green. Not terrible but in my opinion, it is not really as-advertised. The screen protector has taken on a sort of rainbow effect (I noticed another reviewer mentioned the same thing, so I guess it’s not just me!) with use, not sure if it’s skin oil reacting with the material or something else entirely, but I’ve tried polishing it with a nice zeiss lens wipe and even that doesn’t remove it. I don’t think it’s a defective case because it was clear when I received it (before CS asks, yes, I took off the protective film on the inside and outside before putting the case on the phone), but given I’ve made several calls on the phone and held it up on my face for calls, that’s the only thing I can think of to explain it.

All in all, if you want a protective case and don’t care that it doesn’t look flashy, this is a solid option if you don’t want to pay $50 for an Otterbox case.



Bomea iPhone 8 6 6S iPhone 7 Leather Case Holster Belt Case with Clip/Loops Belt Pouch Holder for Apple iPhone 6 6S 7 8 Phone with a Slim Hard Case on - Built in ID Card Slot - Black Review:


I had a hard case on my phone that I have come to view as part of the phone. Of course it didn't with the hard case on. When I removed the case it fit fine and is a good value. I'm deciding if I'd rather take the case off but the item was as described and fits well without an added case. The Bomea people were willing to provide a free return but I will not penalize them because I didn't anticipate I'd have to make a choice. Nice product if you're ok with no extra case.