There are two types of people in this world: those with naked iPhones and those who stick their shiny new handset into a case as soon as it comes out of the box. If you identify with the latter group, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices you have when it comes to iPhone cases. There are tons out there, and that could make it very easy to want to avoid decision fatigue and default to Apple’s own iPhone cases. You could do that — but unless you really love Apple’s FineWoven designs for whatever reason, you can get cases that are just as good without spending the same amount of money. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are a ridiculous number of dirt-cheap iPhone cases out there that are just not worth your money. To help, we’ve tested a bunch of the latest iPhone cases to find the best ones that will both protect your investment and let you show off some of your own personality, too.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Magfit
Cyrill Kajuk Mag
Peak Design Everyday Case
Pelican Shield Kevlar
What is the most protective brand of phone cases?
There is no one “most protective” brand of phone cases, but rather there are many that tout extra security for your handset. Some of the most protective phone cases we’ve tried come from Otterbox; most of the brand’s cases have a bit more protection than your standard phone case, even the ones that are designed to be on the slim side. Otterbox also makes a wide variety of phone cases, so there’s a good chance you’ll find one that suits your style and provides the level of protection you’re looking for. Otterbox’s Defender series is one of the best you can get if you care first and foremost about making sure your phone survives all kinds of accidents (save for a dunk in a pool).
Silicone vs hard case: Which one is better?
Neither silicone nor hard cases are better than the other. Silicone cases tend to be thinner and feel soft to the touch, and they’re often easier to put on and take off of phones. Hard cases can be on the thicker side, but they provide a bit more drop protection than silicone cases. Which type of case is best for you depends on the type of experience you want from your phone. It’s also worth nothing that both silicone cases and hard cases come in a variety of colors, designs and styles, so you have plenty of choose from to match your personality on both sides.
This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/best-iphone-cases-153035988.html?src=rss