Nothing is more disheartening than dropping your phone and then bringing it up to see the entire screen broken into bits. Even though we appreciate the sleek design of an unprotected smartphone, we constantly protect our devices.
However, some phone covers will only do a little to prevent your phone from breaking, and some might make matters worse (by adding extra weight).
To assist you in navigating the world of phone cases, here is a quick explanation from Andar outlining the various ways your phone can be damaged and how phone cases can avoid substantial harm. Then, we will discuss the optimal phone case for you.
We'll also address the question that's on everyone's mind. Are phone cases indeed required?
HOW AND WHY PHONES BREAK
There are no restrictions on how a phone may be broken. We've witnessed everything, from tripping over it when it falls out of your pocket to washing it with your jeans.
But when it comes to the sort of damage your phone receives, there are essentially two fundamental categories that require distinct remedies:
CRACKED OR SHATTERED SCREEN
Most modern smartphones have huge glass displays susceptible to breaking and shattering.
Remember that dropping your phone produces potential energy that must be dissipated to comprehend the science behind why a screen breaks.
We will abandon some science: The impact of the drop converts the produced energy into surface energy, which is the primary cause of the fractures on your phone's display.
Depending on the drop's height and the fall's angle, you may observe small cracks in a specific region (such as the edges) or a continuous crack extending across the display.
Even if you have steel hands, there are other ways to harm your phone. Keeping your phone in your pocket, where it might brush against hard things, can cause significant scratches, for instance. Although not technically a fracture, the abrasion created by repeated rubbing might make your phone's display more prone to cracking.
Not all cell phones fail in the same manner. Depending on the hardness and durability of your phone, you can get away with a screen free of cracks and scratches. Unfortunately, this is different from the reality for the majority of us.
Every phone includes ports, also known as apertures, through which water can enter. Depending on your phone, this might be the charging port, the headphone jack, the speakers, the microphone, or even the vent. Even though many of the most recent smartphones are water-resistant, it is still possible to cause water damage by immersing the device in water, which is a widespread occurrence.
Once water enters your phone, it can interfere with several of its essential functions. In the worst-case situation, it might reach the inside circuitry of your phone and do severe harm. In any scenario, water damage can mute the phone's voice, interfere with its capacity to charge, and result in poor photographs. (This is just another reason to stock up on rice.)
PHONE CASES VS. SCREEN PROTECTORS
Now that we have a concept of the various ways a phone might be harmed let's examine the two primary methods of phone protection:
Screen protectors are designed to protect your smartphone from (at the very least) scratches and breakage. Screen protectors are a terrific remedy for scuffs and scratches. However, the judgment is still out on whether they give much protection from phone shattering.
This is primarily due to how phone screens crack in the first place: by sustaining an impact on the edges, which is how phones often fall to the ground. Screen covers provide minimal protection against edge breaking.
Tempered glass is the only screen protector that provides better protection against shattering. Despite being far thicker than most conventional screen protectors, they work as a second screen for your phone.
In either case, screen protectors are helpful for one thing: preventing scratches on your phone. Not only are scratches ugly, but they can compromise the integrity of your phone's screen. In addition, they decrease your phone's resale value should you move to a newer model.
The range of phone covers now available on the market might be daunting. Despite this, they cover the back and corners of your phone similarly.
A phone case will go a long way toward preserving the integrity of your screen, as edge fractures are the primary cause of screen damage. A thick phone cover may add significant weight to your device, which might be problematic if you drop your phone immediately face-down.
DO PHONE CASES HELP TO PREVENT DAMAGE?
The solution to this issue relies significantly on the type of phone case in question. Some smartphone covers are only accessories. Others will protect your phone against scuffs, marks, and scratches at best.
However, many covers protect your phone from all types of impact by covering the back and sides, while others guard against water damage.
This is precisely why browsing for the ideal phone case is essential. Once you've determined the level of protection you desire for your smartphone, you may choose a case that protects against the most frequent types of damage.
TYPES OF PHONE CASES
There are currently an infinite number of possibilities for phone cases.
While we could discuss the many sorts for days, here is an outline of some of the best options to consider:
A hard case is a casing for your phone. It protects your smartphone's back and corners, but only a little more. On the plus side, it attaches to your phone quickly and may be lightweight.
Hard phone covers are available in various colors and patterns, making them the ideal accessory if you only need an aesthetic touch and surface-level protection.
Silicone cases, like plastic covers, are designed to snap onto the phone. Due to their adaptability, they are pretty simple to put on. In addition, they feature an excellent grip to minimize unintentional loss of control.
Even while silicone covers aren't available in the same colors and styles as plastic cases, silicone phone cases have a definite advantage: they repel fingerprints with ease.
A leather case is our go-to for giving a smartphone an elegant appearance. Comparable in weight to a silicone phone cover but considerably more sumptuous to the touch.
Various hues are available for leather phone covers, which may create their own patina over time. Regarding longevity, leather phone covers may endure for years, making them an excellent long-term investment.
If you put your phone through a lot, you should search for a case that will survive any damage. Due to its raised, jagged edges, a rugged phone cover will protect your device from all sides.
Many of these phone covers are waterproof, which is an advantage. This is an excellent feature for both outdoor enthusiasts and beach bums.
WALLET CELLULAR CASE
If you want to carry as little as possible daily, a wallet phone cover is another choice.
This phone case's protection won't rescue your screen from a fall, but that's not exactly its goal. Instead, suppose you consider yourself a conscientious phone owner who seldom drops their device. In that case, this case can help you reduce the number of items you carry regularly.
SO, ARE PHONE CASES NECESSARY?
With the recent advent of colorful smartphones, Case-fit understand the urge to forgo a phone case in favor of your phone's exposed appearance. Unfortunately, accidents occur frequently, causing you to spend unnecessary time and money replacing your phone.
Even if you never drop your phone, it is still susceptible to scratches, especially if you carry coins, keys, and other abrasive things in your pockets. For this reason, we strongly advise purchasing a phone cover and if you choose a leather one, clean and maintain it well so that it lasts for many years.