The Best Ways To Protect Your Smartphone

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The Best Ways To Protect Your Smartphone

Smartphones are known for a lot of things but sadly, durability is not one of these major highlights.

This is a sharp contrast to the days of the rugged Nokia 3310 mobile phones but, sadly that is the current situation of things.

A fall or contact with water is all your smartphone needs to be out of commission.

Although it can be argued that there are durable smartphones on the market but the fact remains that such devices are usually too expensive for the average user.

How then do you protect your smartphone from damage? The answer is simple: get a protective case for it.

There are different smartphone protective cases on sale. These accessories are so popular with smartphone users that the designers have started infusing so much aesthetic appeal into the development of these cases. 

Some of the most popular cases are made of silicone or hard plastic. They can be inserted by simply slipping them over the phone.

However, these cases do not offer much protection to the screen at all. It seems that the main function of these cases is to add some sort of physical attractiveness to the phone.

They are known as designer cases and they are available in different colours, sizes and designs. Some websites even give users to ability to order a custom designed phone case.

Other types are flip cases. These are usually made of leather and are often more expensive than regular smartphone cases. This type of cases have a flip cover to protect the screen.

As a smartphone user, the choice you make on protective cases for your phone will most likely determine how long the phone lasts with you.

I have outlined some popular types of protective cases and I am sure this will go a long way in ensuring that you make the right choice for your smartphone.

Hybrid Cases

This offers full protection to your smartphone.

It comes with plugs that are designed to cover and protect every open port on the smartphone it is installed in.

It offers two tiered protection to your smartphone. A thick TBU rubber tubing offers the phone protection from the inside while an exterior layer of plastic casing protects the it from dust, water sprinkle, shock from falls, or light showers of rain.

Hybrid cases provide your smartphones full protection from normal falls.

The more expensive variety, however, has a three layered protective case that will protect your smartphone from falls from very high surfaces or dips in water. They are guaranteed to offer your phone the highest degree of protection.

Due to their sturdy appearance, hybrid cases are referred to as military cases. So, for the smartphone user who prefers protection over physical attractiveness, this case is for you.

Mobile Pouches

These are not so different from mobile socks. The only difference is that while mobile socks are made of wool or cotton, these are usually made of leather.

They range from synthetic leather, to suede, to neoprene material to tanned leather.

These cases are usually available in dark colours and they are often equipped with clips that can allow the user to attach them to their belts.

Mobile pouches are usually compatible with a lot of mobile phones.

Mobile Socks

These are woollen or cotton socks designed for the sole purpose of protecting your smartphone.

They are available in different sizes. Some are custom made for certain phones while others are a one-fits-all size.

This type of cover offers limited protection to your smartphone.

Sure, as long as your mobile phone is inside it is secure but what happens when you take it out of the socks?

Also, if the sock you purchase is not the right size for your phone, your smartphone will keep slipping out and this can result in loss or damage.

On the plus side, however, this protective case is one of the most attractive out there. I mean, your smartphone is literally encased in wool!

Little wonder this case is popular with the female folks.

Phone Skins

This type of case offers the least amount of protection to your mobile phone. It is more of a decorative accessory than a protective case.

Phone skins usually have a transparent back and they add a unique look to your smartphone. The skins are usually available in attractive and decorative styles.

They are often made of vinyl products and this gives them a glossy outlook. They are available in a wide variety of colours.

An advantage of this type of case is that it is not attached permanently to the phone. Therefore, the user can have three or more different colours of this skin. All he or she has to do is switch the skin to suit the occasion.

Some of these skins are made with flexible materials so they can be compatible with any mobile phone. They are also made with light materials so they do not add extra bulk to phones.

Any store that stocks these cases will most likely have them in different colours. Also, you can choose to order a design customized to your taste.

Face Plates

These are usually made from durable materials and they serve both decorative and protective functions.

Face plates are designed to cover the entire outer surface of your phone and they are usually more convenient than mobile pouches.

They are available in a wide variety of sizes, colours and shapes so it is probably a good bet that you will find one that will be a perfect fit for your smartpgone.

Like I said earlier, face plates also have a lot to offer in the way of aesthetic appeals.

Their finish ranges from matte to textured, to glossy. They can also be outfitted with glitterati materials like gems, rhinestones or shiny flakes.

Face plates also have a wide variety of designs. Some cases are shaped like superhero characters while others are modeled after Smileys, animal print or textured materials.

Another positive addition is that these protective cases can be switched. So, you can have a different case for every dress in your closet.