Phone cases have been around since the dawn of the compact cell phones. Even the basic phones that existed a decade or two ago like the Nokia bar phones which are considerable among the most durable cell phones in the history comes with cases. In our time now, the more smartphones become complex and technologically advanced, the more fragile it becomes. That is why mobile cases are needed all the more. Choosing the right cases or covers for your phone vary greatly on the type of phone you have, the extent of the protection that you need/want, and the design that suits your taste.
Color and style are no longer the main criteria when choosing a phone case. Apparently, this type of accessory has evolved all throughout the years, providing different type and extent of protection. Although cases nowadays vary from one type of phone to the other, their classification and build are the same. Below are the types so of cases and covers available in the market today:
This type of protection only surrounds all of the sides of the phone in order to protect its edges from dents, especially phones that have metallic edges like iPhones. This type of case comes in metal, rubber, and plastic. The metallic type of bumper case requires screws in order to be installed on the phone correctly. On the other hand, the rubber and the plastic types are flexible, the phone can easily be slipped into the bumper case. The focus of the protection of the bumper case are the sides of the phone, leaving its surface prone to scratches. However, you can best pair this with a screen protector or a tempered glass in order to avoid damages to the screen and its unprotected surface. The bumper case is good if you want to flaunt at least 80% of the looks of your phone while making sure that its free from dents.
This is the most common, available, and affordable type of case. It provides protection to the sides of the phone and its entire back, by covering it completely. The jelly case is flexible, so installation of this case to your phone is very easy. On the other hand, it's shocking absorbent (a few feet from the ground at least), giving your phone an extent of protection from falls and impact. The best thing about the Jelly case is that it can preserve the integrity of your phone’s back and sides effortlessly because it simply covers them away from external forces that may damage it.
This is the most expensive yet protective case for a smartphone. Hard cases are usually thick and bulky, as they are made to provide a complete protection from all kinds of damages: scratches, shock, and moisture. Hard cases are made of either silicon or rubber, in thick amounts, this is to provide a good shock absorbent cover to the phone. If you don’t really mind hiding the phone’s real beauty just to make sure that it remains physically flawless, this should be the case that will do the job for you.
Aside from the fact that smartphones are fragile and could easily get damaged, it cannot be denied that its value depreciates faster than our next birthday. In order to keep its value as high as possible by the time you buy a new phone, it’s important to keep it as physically flawless as possible. That’s why, whether you want your phone to avoid damage or simply want to keep it safe from wear and tear, cases and covers are the accessories that are necessary to make that happen.