Slipping out of your hand, falling on the concrete floor and your screen cracking wide open – this has to be one of the worst case scenarios when you are a proud owner of a smartphone. And for that very reason, you know what they say – it’s better to be safe than sorry. But whether you want to get the simplest see-through case or the bulkiest army type, I’m sure you don’t want to spend more money than you actually need to.
So, before splurging on a phone case, make sure to do your homework first and ask yourself – why do I really need a case for? Do I really need my phone to be super protected, or I just want it to look better? What kind of case do I want? Consider your wants and needs and choose accordingly. Now let’s talk more details.
Types and Features
If you are the super protective, extra paranoid type of person who cares about their phone as much as they do for their own life, you will love the rugged ultra protective, multi-layered type of phone case. These accessories are dust and scratch-resistant, drop-protective, covering all four angles of your phone – the perfect example being the Samsung galaxy s7 edge defender case. I specifically mentioned this one because I have it and it has served me pretty well all these years. This awesome phone accessory rocks all of these features, and in some cases (no pun intended) it comes with even more additions, like a kickstand to help you easily watch your favorite movie.
On the other side of the spectrum, if you want to keep the style of your phone more than its initial perfect form, your best bet is to go for the so-called ‘skins’. See-through rubbery or silicone-based skins are the perfect choice if you don’t need extreme protection and do not want to compromise the looks of your electronic pocket friend.You can find them anywhere, even at your local phone repair shop. Don’t let their rubbery look and feel fool you, as they are surprisingly tough for a simple looking transparent case that gives your phone a noticeably better design without covering up its design. My favorites from this style have to be Speck Presidio and Otterbox’s Statement Series clear cases. They certainly represent perfection and simplicity at their finest.
If you are a phone junkie who spends a great part of the day using their phone and finds it annoying to carry a power bank everywhere with you, you’ll definitely fall in love with the high tech battery charger cases that give your phone a bit under 100% extra battery. They can be a bit bulky, depending on how much mAh (milliamps per hour) they can provide you during the day, but overall they have some nice high-tech style finishes. These can mostly be found for Apple devices – there are a lot of brands designing them, the most popular ones being the Apple cases , of course.
Last but not least, if you are looking for a compact yet stylish design of a phone case which can fit your credit and ID card altogether, your best bet is to go for the wallet cases. Most of them have a folding mechanism which doubles the function of your phone as a wallet. Of course, this is the least protective type of case as its made from a thinner material which does not provide you with as nearly the same protection as the more rugged cases I mentioned above.
You probably splashed hundreds of dollars on a new smartphone, so it’s only natural that you’d want to ensure your new favorite gadget doesn’t get scratched or broken. So, if having the ultimate, high-end protection is what you want, then the Samsung galaxy s7 edge defender case from Otterbox’s