Beyond making sure you buy a case for your model and phone size, here’s a quick rundown of other factors to consider:
✔️Durability You want a case that protects your phone, no matter how many times it drops. Check out manufacturer claims on drop tests, materials and how long it will last. IPX ratings denote how rugged and weather-resistant products are. The first number after IP refers to solids (i.e. dust) and the second for liquids (i.e. water). Higher means more protection!
✔️Protection Nobody wants to see their beloved iPhone cracked or broken. Choose a case made of a shock-absorbent material (like silicone or rubber) that covers your phone’s vulnerable corners.
✔️Weight Some cases are lightweight and thin, some a bit bulkier. Decide what is important to you, as the heavier options generally offer more features like a built-in battery charger or extra rubber.
✔️Usability Is the case easy to take on and off? Does it have easy access to the charging cord? Can accessories such as camera lenses be added and used without any fuss? Can you access all of your buttons?
✔️Cost Some cases run under ten bucks, some well over $50. Figure out what your budget is beforehand, and see what you can afford that meets all of your needs.