Five simple tips before buying your next phone case

April 24, 2015

What’s the next best thing to getting a new phone? Buying a new phone case! Here are 5 simple tips to make your search for the perfect case just a little easier.

Are you my type? Cell phone cases are not universal, so first things first! When you see an awesome case you like, just stop and remind yourself before making that impulse buy to check your particular phone brand and model to be sure the case you are considering fits. You can find the manufacturer and model of your cell phone in several ways. Some brands will show the make and model on the intro screen when you power the device on. You can also check the original box or instruction manual for the model information. Some service providers will list your model type on your account info online as well.  

Ease of use. How does the case perform? It does you no good to have an awesome looking case if the buttons and features are difficult to reach, or the case makes your phone difficult to use. Is the case easy to get on and off? If you like to switch cases often, you don’t want to struggle for 10 minutes just to change the case. Does the case have decorations or Velcro that might get snagged on clothing? Will your phone still fit comfortably in your pocket or purse if the new case is larger than your current phone case? You may discover a larger, heavier case adds too much bulk for your taste.

Style. There are so many choices out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Take a few minutes to decide on what fits your personality and lifestyle. Are you more of a cute animal sort of person, or do you prefer the luxurious look of a leather case? Perhaps the sleek look and feel of a stylish aluminum case is more your taste. Do you have a tendency to drop your phone a lot? It might be wise to consider a more rugged, durable case. If you still aren’t satisfied with the choices you find, customize. It may cost a bit more, but you can get exactly what you want. Another thing to consider is how is this case going to look with the majority of the outfits I wear? If I’m going out on a date, or a night out with friends, is this case something I want to be seen with? Smartphones, whether we like it or not, are seen as an extension of us, so making sure it accurately reflects you is of upmost importance.

Keep it lookin’ good. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a cool case only to have it look like you fished it out of a dumpster a few months later! Try to find cases that not only look classy, but are durable and easy to care for. If you are particularly hard on your phone, you definitely want to be sure to pick a case that can take rough handling.

Protection. Cases should do more than look awesome. A good case should help protect your phone against scratches, dents, drops, and cracked screens. A tempered glass film guard can also give your phone screen added protection. You may decide you also want your case to be waterproof, shock proof, and dust proof. In this situation, a heavy-duty case would be a wise choice.

Following these few simple tips will have you sporting a new, awesome case in no time.

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