Seven Tips for Buying the Perfect iPhone Case

Every year, we share the very best cases for your shiny new iPhone. This year did not become

exception for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

However, one of many things that became apparent tome - this is that there are so many cases on the market and the general impression of them is so subjective that sometimes it seems to me a completely useless exercise to try to describe each of them.

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However, given my experience of usingiPhone cases, most likely I'll stick with 3-4 cases for each iPhone model and I think I can give you some advice on what to look out for before buying a case.

Tips for Buying the Perfect iPhone Case

# 1. Cover type

There are different types of cases for iPhone. You first need to decide what you are buying an iPhone case for. For screen protection? To protect your back from scratches if you buy a glossy black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus?

If you are not worried about the screen protection, then you can consider the offer of super thin cases from the company totallee's minimalistic case.

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# 2. Thickened front of the case to protect the screen (raised front edge of the case)

If you have paranoid fears aboutthe integrity of the screen of your iPhone, then you should pay attention to cases with a relatively thickened front wall (or raised front edge), which will reliably protect the screen of your device when it falls screen down. The downside of iPhone cases with a thicker front is the slight inconvenience when swiping the iPhone screen to return to the previous screen.

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Number 3. Transparent covers

If you, like me, believe that usingiPhone case kills the design of the device, but paranoia arises when using the iPhone without a case, the best choice would be to use a transparent case. However, when purchasing a case like this, you should consider one of the many problems that comes with using a case made of clear plastic material. They quickly develop scratches on the surface and over time they acquire a yellowish color.

No. 4. Cover material used

One of my favorite iPhone cases is Spigen NeoHybridwhich I purchased for my iPhone 6s Plus. The case provides good screen protection as it has a thickened front wall (raised front edge). But this case is made of special TPU shockproof material that does not fit well in the suction cup of the iPhone car holder. Because of this case, I had to install a completely different type of smartphone holder in my car.

Therefore, if you are planning to buy a cover, thenpay attention to the material from which it is made. In some cases, the cover is out of work due to the use of cheap material for its manufacture.

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No. 5. Holes for Lightning connectors / headphone minijack

Another point that followsBe careful when buying a case - check for holes on the bottom of the device like Apple's leather and silicone cases, or check for Lightning connectors and headphone minijacks (for iPhone 6s and below).

If the thickness of the cover is too thick, thenthere may be problems when trying to insert a headphone jack or when trying to dock the iPhone. For example, the 3.5mm jack is hard to hold in the jack when using Spigen's NeoHybrid case. If the cover was a little thicker, then it would not be possible to install a headphone jack at all.

No. 6. How much heavier does the used case weigh on your device?

One more factor should be considered when choosingcover, namely how much the intended cover will increase the weight of your iPhone. The lighter the cover is, the more comfortable it will be for you to hold your smartphone during long phone calls and other circumstances of its long-term use.

Here, those are not many factors that you needConsider before purchasing an iPhone case. As you might have guessed, due to the many factors to consider before purchasing a case, it is best to physically try it on on your iPhone.

Try leather cases

If you need minimal protection for yoursmartphone, then try leather cases from Dbrand or Slickwraps. Leather can give your device a better look and even sufficient abrasion protection, but they are unlikely to be useful in protecting your smartphone from damage from dropping.