You know that heart-wrenching moment when your phone is dropping and you see it going down in slow-mo? If you have a sturdy case, you can eliminate this stress completely! A good phone cover can even extend your phone's lifetime for longer than intended.
In the past, phone cases were hard, bulky, and not very pleasant to look at (though durable and long-lasting) but as technology has evolved, so did the cases. Manufacturers of phone cases are using a combination of materials, which provides the highest protection possible. For example, a case made of silicon and durable plastic, with metal holders. These phone cases look smart while protecting every part of your phone.
Besides the looks, there are a bunch of things you should consider when shopping for a phone case. Here's the quick rundown:
Obviously, your primary concern should be to secure your phone from any damage. This includes looking at the environment around you and getting the protection tailored to you and your needs.
For example, if you tend to hang around dusty areas, you need to buy a cover that can protect the speaker and jacks from dirt getting inside them. Do you tend to drop your phone a lot? That's a screen replacement waiting to happen. In that case, a flip cover might be best for you.
There are thousands of phone cases available online. From bright silicon to handmade leather covers, you can get whatever you like. Since there is so much variety, look into what suits your personality best and purchase accordingly. You can even design and create your own unique case on sites like CaseApp or Zazzle.
To satisfy the protection level, here's a list of cases you should NOT get, even if you really like their design:
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When shopping for a new phone case it's easy to go down the rabbit hole searching for the design you like. Phone accessories vendors say the most common reasons for returns are size replacements. Meaning, customers who bought the wrong size of a case. Don't let it be you ;)
Besides the model compatibility, check the ports and slots in the covers. Are those made of a different material? How easy are they to open/close? Will they tear off after a while? Can you hook a stylus pen even if you don't have a built-in one?
So many options!
There are four categories in which you can divide the modern phone cases:
Single layer covers. sometimes barely seen from the front. These phone covers are not going to save your phone from every fall, but as a scratch protection and style statement they'll do. if you want to look smart at the cost of complete protection, choose thin cases.
Contrary to thin cases, the rugged cases are bulky and big, and will protect your phone at any cost. These cases are made for people who work in extreme conditions, or ones who tend to drop their phone often. Some of the new designs look even less bulky while still providing full protection.
If you want safety with style, hybrid cases should be the ones you purchase. Mixed cases have sleek designs while providing durability like the rugged cases. Most of those phone cases are made with a combination of TPU and polycarbonate, offering a thin dual layer on the phone’s body.
These cases act like a wallet where you can store your IDs and ATM cards with your phone. If you are the type who goes out a lot and you like your hands free, a wallet case might be just for you. Saving you the need to schlep the whole bag with you, a wallet case can hold just the few necessities so you never get to the cashier at Walmart just to find out your credit card was left at home.
The leader of rugged known to provide maximum safety for all needs. They even have waterproof cases in case you're looking for a solutions like that. The Otter + Pop series also features a pop socket for a firmer grip, lessening the chances of you dropping it by mistake.
A skinny case offers you rid of bulky, heavy covers. It is so thin that you barely feel it. Hence, it is ideal if you hate covers but want to protect them from scratches. Just don’t think that it will save your phone from heavy damages.
Spigen Liquid air is the perfect balance between being sleek yet giving flexibility and durability. It provides your phone shock-absorbent protection. Thus, you do not need to worry about shattered screens anymore.
With textured back, it can never slip from your wet hands. Style, comfort and roughness, all in one product
A sister company to Spigen, Caseology is breaking ground with a sleek design and consistently growing customer base. With their motto "Quality first, premium always", free shipping and 90 days warranty, Caseology is winning the market slowly but surely.
Nomad Gods never get old, giving you the classic leather feel with plenty of space to accommodate your cards and cash if needed. As a flip-style case it also protects your screen from cracks and scratches.
Nomad Rugged Folio is a perfect choice for business people who don't want to fill their pockets with thick wallets, but still need their cards on the go.
When nothing works, a clear case is always there to the rescue. The Gear 4 Piccadilly clear case is slim with solid sides and a transparent back. This is a perfect choice if you want to show off your device and its chic colors while keeping the protection intact.
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