Choosing the right phone cover for your new smartphone

So it’s a typical Monday morning. Tech circles online are abuzz with rumors about an awaited phone launch by a renowned smart phone manufacturer. Forums are rife with speculations- what innovation is the manufacturer about to bring? How are they going to woo the buyers? And lo and behold! The curtain raises, the phone is unboxed! And it amazes everyone! Social media handles get flooded with passionate discussions about its features and accessories. What is surprising is that no sooner does the phone launch than do the online shopping portals get thronged with smart phone covers of every kind! Smart phone cover designers have so many materials and types to play with.

1: Rubber and Plastic Covers are the most common choice of designers. Among all phone covers, crystal clear hard plastic cases have been an all-time favourite with buyers.

  • Pros: They are inexpensive and provide a good grip to the phones. The thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material can be molded into whatever shape you want. Functionally, they cushion falls and protect the phone from damage effectively.
  • Cons: Plastic is not a sustainable material. It may have a strange smell that can be off-putting sometimes. Plastic cases, if very thin may not provide the required cushioning to protect the phone from damaging impact upon a fall. It may sometimes look cheap and unattractive.

2:Metal Cases are the next most popular choice for smart phone covers.

  • Pros: For users who love ruggedness and military finish, these cases are the best choice. Metal cases also look quite trendy and stylish. An added advantage is that the aluminum casing makes them shockproof and waterproof, protecting the phone from most damages.
  • Cons: Metal can block network signals sometimes. And it is more expensive when compared to plastic covers. Metal does not give a good grip as it can be quite slippery.

3: Wooden Cases are somewhat a novelty these days. Some designers are experimenting with hand-made vintage wood cases. Intricate patterns can be carved in the wood, making the case stand out.

  • Pros: Wood is very sustainable material. Wooden cases are mostly made by small companies and designers, giving the consumers unique and limited edition designs. It is easy to grip and hold.
  • Cons: Wooden cases are not widely available, and so can be highly expensive. Wood may not provide the cushioning feature most required in a case to protect the phone from damage by falls.

4: Leather & Synthetic Leather Covers are a favourite among office-goers. Flip cases and Mobile Pouches are mostly made of this soft and durable material.

  • Pros: Flip cases act as organizers as well, with compartments to hold money and cards. They provide a finished look and protect the phone against inadvertent dents. The material is quite durable and gives a trendy look to the case. It gives an easy grip and feels great while holding in the hand.
  • Cons: It can be expensive. While it can protect a phone from scratches, it might not do a great job of preventing damages due to a fall. A worn out cover does not look very stylish, with frayed edges.

With so many options available, one is bound to be spoilt for choice. However, no smart phone cover can completely provide protection to the phone. It does a good job in protecting the screen against scratches and minor falls but not against damages in case of those minor falls and scratches. Choose the OneAssist Mobile Protection Plan even before you think of buying that phone cover.

Live Assisted. #StayProtected.

OneAssist for Mobiles

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