Our Smartphone is such a valuable tool that it has become necessary to protect properly. To do this, there is nothing like equipping it with a suitable phone case. However, it is necessary that the shell in question provides a sufficient level of protection, otherwise it would be useless. So here is a little shopping guide to choose your phone case as it should be.
It goes without saying that the main mission of a phone case is to protect your device from shocks, scratches, and other external aggressions that can damage it. To do this, it is essential that the shell in question is made of suitable materials. Depending on the material used, the level of protection of the shell will be different.
- The rigid shell
Rigid shells are generally made of transparent polycarbonate. They are hard, and give your Smartphone a nice design, thanks to its ability to retain inks and decorative paints. On the other hand, these shells are brittle, and offer less good protection in the event of a fall. True, when breaking, they absorb the bulk of the shock, but some of the impact force is still transferred to the Smartphone, which can be dangerous.
- The silicone case
Silicone is appreciated for its ability to protect your phone from all kinds of shocks. Indeed, thanks to its special properties, shocks are significantly attenuated, so much so that in the event of a fall, the shell allows the Smartphone to bounce back. The shock received is therefore not strong enough to break your device.
Silicone can be found in different colors. iBetter's colorful cases for Huawei P30 Lite are perfect representations of this. This material also has very practical anti-scratch properties, such as the silicone case for OnePlus 7T from Oretech for example.
- The Bumper shockproof shell
The Bumper shell differs from other shells by its greater thickness, especially at the corners. It can be rigid or flexible, depending on the material used. For example, the Bumper Case for iPhone from ESR consists of a metal frame for optimal protection of the corners of the Smartphone.
These characteristics allow it to offer excellent protection against falls. On the other hand, the protections in question focus mainly on the corners of your device. Therefore, it is not your entire Smartphone that is protected.
- The soft shell
The soft shell is generally the one that is most recommended for daily use. The materials used to obtain this kind of shell are varied. Some are made of polyurethane. It is an ultra-resistant material that has the advantage of being easy to apply, soft to the touch and transparent.
Other famous manufacturers like Rhinoshield use ShockSpread polymer, a material they have developed and which equips all their shells. This material offers a great shockproof protection while remaining flexible.
More natural materials can be used to obtain soft phone cases. So you can find on the market shells based one biodegradable polymers and bamboo fiber such as those of Bamboo Electronics.
2. The raised edges
Nowadays, we often find phone cases with raised edges. “What can they be used for?”, you will ask yourself. Know that these edges help protect the screen of your Smartphone from scratches. We can cite as an example the shells from Tigra Sport.
These cases usually offer a beautiful design to your Smartphone. On the other hand, it must be admitted that they do not offer optimal protection in the event of a fall. Indeed, its protection is often limited to scratches.
To make this kind of shell more effective, you canz pair it with a bumper shell for example. Thus, in addition to scratch protections, your Smartphone will also be protected from shocks. But the fact remains that your Smartphone will still not be fully protected. In addition, the fact of combining two shells will double your expenses. The ideal would therefore be to opt for a shell that directly includes raised edges among its other protective technologies.
3. The tempered glass
With our current smartphones, which are almost all touch-sensitive, it has become essential to offer a minimum of protection to our screens. Indeed, simple scratches on our screen could ruin our experience of using the device, since we have it in hand several times during the day. And too damaged a screen could simply make our Smartphone unusable.
For optimal protection of your screen, it is strongly recommended to opt for ae Tempered glass screen protector, such as that of the JETech brand for example. These protections can often be delivered in packs of two or three, which is a valuable plus.
However, one should not rush to the brand offering the largest amount of protections in its pack. Rather, give preference to quality over quantity. Meme, be sure to purchase your tempered glass protection pack from a reliable supplier, whose product quality has already been demonstrated and recognized.
Finally, pay attention when laying the tempered glass on your screen. Indeed, the operation requires some fingering. You need to make sure that no dust is left between the screen and the film. Any bubble formation should also be avoided. In the event that you do not feel able to perform the laying yourself, then entrust this task to a professional. This will prevent you from spoiling a glass of your pack for nothing.
4. The end of life
We have already talked about the materials used in the manufacture of phone cases. And as you could see, they are quite diverse. In addition to assessing the level of protection they offer, it would also be responsible to take into consideration their lifespan, as well as the impact they will have on nature, once they will no longer be able to properly protect your Smartphone.
Of course, the shells made from plastic derivatives are the ones that will last the most over time, and that will also take the longest to degrade. Of course, they offer extended protection for your Smartphone, but on the other hand, once they are no longer usable, they will have to be thrown away. These shells would then risk polluting our environment, provided they are recycled.
On the contrary, phone cases made of natural and biodegradable materials are more environmentally friendly. They not only offer excellent protection to your smartphone thanks to their high strength and flexibility, but they are also less polluting when thrown away.
In addition, do you know that there are phone cases that combine all the features that we have stated earlier? Indeed, Bamboo Electronics puts at your disposal a series of ultra effective cases in terms of protection for your phone, made with perfectly eco-responsible materials.
An example is the organic pack iPhone Bamboo Electronics bringing together everything you need to best protect your precious Smartphone. The shell is made of biodegradable polymer as well as bamboo fibers. It then benefits from high strength as well as excellent flexibility, enough to protect your Smartphone from scratches, shocks and falls.
For the protection of your screen, the Bamboo Electronics bio pack case has semi-flexible raised edges that completely surround the edges of your Smartphone. In this pack you will also find tempered glass protection for total protection of your Smartphone. And since the shell is made of biodegradable products certified by the EN13432 standard, it is completely compostable.