Mobile Phone Cases: The best protection for your smartphone

Nowadays, the smartphone is no longer a simple everyday helper, but rather an extended arm. And as such, in continuous use: the smartphone is regularly exposed to its environment. Rain, dirt, falls, scratches - such a cell phone has to do a lot.

Nowadays, the smartphone is no longer a simple everyday helper, but rather an extended arm. And as such, in continuous use: the smartphone is regularly exposed to its environment. Rain, dirt, falls, scratches - such a cell phone has to do a lot.

Since the technology and housing of most mobile phones are still susceptible to this type of stress, a cell phone case is now essential. Ideally, it not only offers optimal protection against moisture, dirt, and shock but also enhances the appearance of the mobile phone. Mobile phone covers are now available in so many appealing designs that they are not only necessary or even annoying protection for users, but rather an additional eye-catcher that gives the smartphone a very personal touch. But given the abundance of different offers and looks, you can quickly lose track. Which case is best for which smartphone and what you should pay attention to when buying, this guide shows.


There is a sheer flood of different phone cases on the market. However, if you research a little longer, you will find that a distinction is made above all between bowls, covers and classic bags. But what can the individual variants - and what not?


The sturdy mobile phone cases are divided into hard and soft cases.

  • Hardcase: The Hardcase is, as the name suggests, a hard shell made of sturdy plastic or plastic, which is placed on the back of the smartphone and thus protects the sensitive back and the outer edges of the phone from bumps and scratches, but keys, Camera and headphone inputs can be used at any time - even the sensitive display, however, remains free and is thus largely unprotected. Hard cases are custom-made for the respective smartphone models. It is essential to make sure that the shape of the shell matches that of your device before you buy it. The advantage of hard cases and the reason why they are so trendy at the moment is the unique design. The smooth surface of the phone case is easy to print and can be personalized either with ready-made designs or even with your photos. Mitbedrucken the frame provides a particularly beautiful effect. A disadvantage of the smooth surface, however, is that it is heavy in hand and quickly becomes slippery.
  • Soft Case: A soft case cases especially in terms how soft it is because the soft shells made of silicone or other rubbery material enclose the smartphone entirely, adapt to its shape like a second skin and are firmly in the hand. The elastic cover is not only non-slip and therefore remains safe on desks or other surfaces, but also springs in a fall in addition, whereby the phone is optimally protected. One disadvantage is that the soft case of the soft case is not dirt-resistant and challenging to clean. Many users are also bothered by the look because the thick and usually monotonous held covers are not necessarily an eye-catcher. However, to ensure that the design of the phone is not entirely obscured, there are now many transparent soft cases.


Handybumper is a kind of "bumper" for the Smartphone: Only a thick frame is placed over the outer edges, the front remains free. Many experts, therefore, advise against the sole protection with a cell phone bumper, since especially the jump-sensitive display remains unprotected. Although most bumpers have an extra-thick edge that protrudes slightly at the front and absorbs falls, it still does not always provide adequate protection. And it is clear: A piece as expensive as a smartphone deserves sufficient protection!


Exceptionally beautiful and high-quality look mobile phone cover made of linen or synthetic leather. These protect the front and back of the smartphone with a hinged cover that opens either down or to the side - like a book or wallet. The cell phone is thus wholly protected - but only in the closed state. Since the cell phone usually falls when you're using it, so be careful here as well. Another disadvantage of the full wrapper is that you can not quickly scan notifications on the phone or operate the buttons without the cover before laboriously unfold. Many providers are, therefore experimenting with a transparent display window. A so-called wallet case even offers space for bank and business cards or cash - practically for all,

A classic mobile phone case, which is usually made of fabric or leather, probably offers the best all-round protection for the phone, because it "devours" the smartphone completely; Thus, the camera and all cable entries and openings are protected from moisture and small grains of sand, but also unusable. The cell phone pocket thus works much like the mobile phone socks, which for reasons of practicality and design are largely obsolete today, but fits better in hand, as well as Velcro or zippers on the top opening ensure that the phone can not slip out of the bag , An effective addition is the microfiber lining, which automatically cleans the phone. However, it offers less protection in firm bumps than a hard shell or a thick phone cover.

Another disadvantage is the usability: To use it, you always have to free the phone completely from the case - which is not only impractical but also quite dangerous, because just in this process slips the smartphone quickly out of hand. Mobile phone cases are therefore the best solution for users who like to protect their phone in their handbag or backpack well protected from shocks or flying keys and coins but do not have to bring it out every few minutes.