How to choose a cover for your smartphone

When choosing a cover for a smartphone, you should pay attention to the type and materials of this accessory.

How to choose a cover for your smartphone: what to look for

choose a cover for a smartphone

The main criteria for choosing a cover are:

  1. Compatibility;

  2. Type of cover;

  3. Case Material;

  4. Additional functions.

Selection options

Various technical characteristics of covers determine their practicality and durability. But any such accessories protect smartphone – regardless of material and other specifications.


There are two types of covers – designed for a specific smartphone and universal. The first are distinguished by maximum compatibility with a specific device model – they do not close noise canceling microphones, do not block access to external connectors, etc.

Universal ones are cheaper and easier to find – as in retail shopping centers and online stores. But such cases can loose fit to the smartphone, as well as close the necessary functional holes – camera, charging connector, speaker, microphone, etc. Therefore, when buying a universal accessory costs pay attention to its compatibility with existing a smartphone.

Case Type

The following types of covers are available:

  1. Bumper. High-density outer shell for smartphone. Closes back panel and side faces, and also protects the screen in the fall on the floor. Works as a tread protector. The disadvantage is makes a smartphone larger and heavier;

  2. Case. The “bag” in which the smartphone is placed. Disadvantage lies in the fact that being outside the case, the device becomes vulnerable to bumps, drops and scratches;

  3. Flip case. Cover covering both the rear panel and the side faces, and smartphone screen. Opens by folding cover up. It protects the smartphone well;

  4. “Book”. Similar to a flip case, only opens to the side – like a book.


For everyday use, bumpers, “books” and flip cases.

Case Material

Covers can be made of the following materials:

  1. Silicone or rubber. Protects from scratches and light blows;

  2. Leather. Protects from scratches and light blows;

  3. Plastic. Protects from scratches and strong blows.

  4. There are combined options – for example, plastic with rubber or silicone edges, or rubber or silicone with plastic inserts. Provide better protection when falls.

Additional functions


Among the most practical additional features you can highlight:

  1. Compatible with NFC. Allows you to use Android Pay and other contactless payment systems;

  2. Compatible with wireless charging. Can induction charge the smartphone without removing the case;

  3. “Windows” – cutouts on the cover of the cover through which the screen is visible a smartphone. In some cases, they even allow you to answer a call, without removing the opening cover;

  4. Built-in extra battery. Charges the smartphone when use;

  5. Mounts With their help, you can lock the phone in your hands, on a belt or any surface;

  6. Extreme protection. Covers completely prevent hit moisture and dust in the smartphone, and also act as a tread on impacts. Unfortunately, using the device in them is practically impossible.

It is worth choosing covers with additional functions only when necessary.

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Attention! This material is subjective opinion of the authors of the project and is not a buying guide.

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