As much as we love gazing at our beautiful, shiny phones, sometimes hiding them away in a case is necessary to keep them looking their best. But which phone case should you get? There are all sorts of things to consider. Here are some helpful tips to inspire you.
A dash of colour, or not
Colour might be one of the first things you’ll consider. Do you want a case that transforms your phone into an eye-catching accessory, or one that’s almost invisible, but still offers protection?
You’ll probably go for the latter if you’re in love with your phone the way it already looks. If so, go for one of the many clear-coloured options. The colour filter function on the Carphone Warehouse website makes it easy to pick a colour that suits your style.
Make sure it’s tough enough
Along with colour, durability should be at the top of your thinking. How careful are you with your phone? Are you prone to dropping it? If so, you’ll need one of the many tough cases available. Some (such as this GEAR4 Oxford case) are built using impact-absorbing material to protect your phone from every angle.
A flipping great selection
Flip phone cases are a great alternative to sleeve style ones. They completely cover your phone for protection, and flip out to reveal the screen when you want to use it, while others have a small window so you can still see the display.
They also come in different materials such as leather for a more fancy, premium look. If you’re more concerned about how your phone looks than how much protection it offers, go for a flip case.
Get one that lets you use your phone
Not all phone cases are made equal. While most of them offer some degree of protection, not all of them give you full access to your phone’s features. Get a case that suits the layout of your phone, and doesn’t hide away the buttons.
Always make sure your case is compatible with your handset. Phone cases such as the Samsung Note9 LED cover are built exclusively for the device. It even has an LED display that shows your phone’s notifications, without you having to open it.
A place to store your essentials
A phone case doesn’t just have to be for your phone. Some have special compartments for your loose change, or credit cards. These cases can also serve as a handy place to store your train ticket. It means you won’t have to fiddle around in your pocket, while causing gridlock at the crowded ticket barrier during rush hour. These types of cases are usually of the flip variety, so that’s another reason to consider them.
And that rounds up our top phone case-hunting tips. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find plenty of choice at Carphone Warehouse.