6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Mobile Phone Case

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In today’s world, owning a smartphone has become a must whether we like it or not. A smartphone essentially has everything you need, with some models also having additional outdoor features like a compass, pedometer, and an altimeter.

Due to mobile phones gaining such widespread popularity, manufacturers also started coming up with numerous mobile accessories to supplement smartphones. However, while some of these accessories are useful or even necessary others are simply amusing or useless.

A mobile cover or case falls in the necessary category. This is because mobile phone covers and cases are designed to protect your device from impacts (resulting from drops or falls) and other accidents.

Mobile Back Covers

Although the primary function of phone cases is to protect the phone from falls and other damages, one also needs to look at many factors – appearance, quality, functionality, materials used, and price – while shopping for a new Mobile back cover.

So in this article, we will be discussing the six things to consider while shopping for a new mobile phone cover.


1. Durability

Metal Mobile Phone Cases

The other important thing to look for while shopping for a new mobile cover is its resistance to wear and tear.

Different mobile back covers have varying degrees of durability, depending on a number of factors including material, quality and handling. Plastic cases are generally the least durable, while metal cases are the most resistant to wear and tear.

Ideally, you should invest in a durable case, if you work in a place where your phone is prone to damage for example a construction site or a military setting. If you have a regular 9-5 job or do business, then you can invest in a less durable mobile phone case.


2. Functionality

Light up phone case

As discussed above the main function of a mobile phone cover is to protect the phone from damages.

However, if you are looking to get more out of your mobile cases and covers, then you may want to check out cases with additional functionality.

Some mobile phone cases act as a wallet to hold your credit cards and cash. Some light up when you receive a call or a text. Other cases have an additional battery.


3. Design and Styling

designer cell phone cases

We all have personal preferences when it comes to fashion and style. For example, if you are a business professional you may prefer only wearing formal clothes.

Like apparel and clothes, mobile phone back covers and cases also come in a variety of styles and different designs. You can choose from very simple designs (plain cases in monochrome colours) to unique custom made ones depending on your taste.


4. Quality

Quality is another important factor that you should consider before investing in a new case. Most people feel that they can make out the quality of the mobile case by just “looking at it.” However, this is generally a bad idea as “looks can be deceiving.”


Leather Mobile Case


You should take many things into consideration while checking the quality of a particular mobile phone case including its layers, the material used, and most importantly durability.

A good way to access the quality of a particular mobile case is by carefully looking at the connecting line (this line is visible from the side of the case i.e. where the front and back portions snap together, enclosing the phone). If the line is more prominent than the quality of the case is low and vice versa.


5. Material

mobile accessories

Depending on your budget and personal preference, you can choose from a number of materials including plastic, silicone rubber, carbon fibre, leather, wood and metal.

While plastic, carbon fibre and silicone cases are normally inexpensive, leather, wood and metal mobile phone covers are costly.

If you are looking for a classy and durable case, then you are better off investing in a leather, wooden or a metal cover. However, if you are looking for something flashy but inexpensive, then you are better off buying a plastic, or silicone rubber mobile phone cover.


6. Price

It is common knowledge that a quality mobile phone case is generally pricey. However, the price of a particular mobile phone cover may also be dependent on a number of other factors including the material used, designs, features and added functionality.

Most mobile phone cases available on the market are generally reasonably priced, and one does not need to break the bank to get a quality case. However, you may have to shell out a few extra bucks if you are looking for something more exotic or unique.

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