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The different types of smartphone cases

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Manufacturers and designers are competing for ideas to create increasingly efficient and powerful smartphones. They thus use premium materials to make smartphones with a more attractive design, which tends to make the phones more fragile. In order to protect them from wear, cracks and falls, there is nothing better than cases. But between the panoply of models existing on the market, it is not always easy to make your choice. Here are the different types of smartphone cases.

Why buy a cover for your smartphone?

After buying a smartphone, it is better to get a screen protector as well as a case or cover. Smartphone cases thus provide a layer of protection for the phone in the event of a fall. They also provide a better grip for certain models of phones with a curved screen or a glass back that can easily slip between our hands without the shell.

Almost all smartphone manufacturers today rely on avant-garde design to make phones more attractive. However, any falls could damage your pretty smartphone without the protection of the shell. To find out more about the types of covers suitable for your smartphone, check with specialist shops or on dedicated websites. Betting on a smartphone case to the detriment of the design of the device is essential to avoid breakages and cracks in the event of a fall.

Know your needs to choose a smartphone case

In order to choose the best case for your smartphone, consider your budget and your needs. If you’re not careful enough or tend to be clumsy, go for a solid shell. Choosing a solid shell is also appropriate if you plan to resell your smartphone later. Thus, you preserve the smartphone in good condition and you can take advantage of a very advantageous price.

Choosing a soft case for your smartphone

Soft cases are the most popular among all types of smartphone cases. They are thinner and generally protect the back and edges of the smartphone . If you want to highlight the design of your smartphone, bet on transparent soft shells. On the other hand, be careful of smartphone cases that do not fit your phone, which may interfere with buttons and ports.

Thermoplastic polyurethane or TPU is a reference material for this type of shell . However, it is important to note that clear shells tend to deteriorate and yellow over time. You will find other models offering better protection against falls thanks to their rigid and thin backs.

Opt for a hard case to protect your smartphone

Halfway between rugged cases and soft cases, hard cases are also an excellent choice. They allow smartphones to withstand drops without sacrificing style or making it bulky. The outer layers of hard shells are usually made of hard polycarbonate . The inner silicone layer is more flexible and provides better impact protection.

Bet on a shockproof and robust smartphone case

Shockproof and rugged cases add considerable weight and size to the smartphone. However, they do not make smartphones too bulky. Rugged cases protect smartphones with reinforced corners and air pockets . For a better grip, these shockproof cases have a non-slip material. So even if your hands are wet or very sweaty, you won’t risk your phone slipping. On the other hand, this type of material has a disadvantage, it will indeed be more difficult for you to slip your smartphone into your pocket, due to its larger size.

Robust as desired, the anti-shock shells are very resistant to almost all accidents. They ensure the protection of your screen as well as the buttons of the telephone . However, rugged cases tend to limit the sensitivity of the touchscreen and buttons on the sides of your smartphone.

Some robust cases even have an IP or protection index. The IP rating provides another layer of protection against dust and water. More and more manufacturers include, for example, the MIL-STD-810 certification on rugged cases . This shows protection against temperature, pressure, shock and vibration. Even though these cases are much more expensive compared to other types of covers, they are an excellent choice if you want maximum protection for your smartphone.

Buy a foldable cover to protect the screen and the back of your smartphone

Foldable or flip-cover cases are an interesting alternative to protect the screen of the smartphone in addition to the back. They also bring a sleeker design and a more professional look to your phone without the bulk. Foldable cases protect smartphones against various accidents and falls. They also provide protection for the corners and sides of the smartphone .

For a more elegant and sophisticated design, you can, for example, turn to a genuine leather shell. Despite the hefty price tag, the genuine leather foldable case is well worth the cost for both its level of protection and its sleeker look. If you have a much tighter budget, you bet on the polyurethane or PU folio case. Folio cases also feature dedicated card slots. Credit card, name card, driver’s license… You can slip in all your small necessary cards . You can also store some cash in there for emergencies.

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