Cell Phone Cases-Do You Really Need One?

Cell phone cases

I bet the next time you are out and about, if you take just a second to stop and look around, almost everyone you see will either be using a cell phone or at the very least have one in their back pocket. Cell phones are extremely popular and everyone from little children like 5 to the elderly has and uses some type of cell phone these days.

Cell phone cases

But, how many of these people use a cell phone case? Probably numerous them do. Some people use it for decoration and help show off some of their personality, while others use cell phone cases to help protect their phone from being damaged.

Do you have a cell phone case? Why would you need one anyway? And if you decided you do need one, what type of information should you know before you start looking for one?

All of these are very great and reasonable questions! And guess what once again I have some very interesting information for you! But wait, do you know if you should just get one for looks or if you are a person who would be better off with a cell phone case that offers protection?

Of course these are also some very good questions indeed! So don’t worry, I will make sure to help you out with all of these questions and for a bonus I will even help you with what to expect on pricing! How about we go ahead and get this ball rolling that way you can find out exactly what you need and want!

Do You Need A Cell Phone Case?

Do you need a cell phone case? Well if you want my honest opinion I would say yes! You see no matter if you were to get a cheap one or expensive one, both would offer some protection for your phone.

Me, well I am one of those that seem to always a have a case of the dropsies. And honestly without a case I would be having to either do a screen repair or buy a new phone probably every month. So cell phone cases can save you money in the long run.

But even if you are a person who never drops your phone, look at all the other possibilities that could also happen. For instance let’s say you have it in your back pocket and someone bumps into you, which pushes you back into a counter. Well with no case on your phone, chance are your phone is ruined. However, if you happen to have a case on your phone you might have just saved your self some money.

I say there are just too many possibilities out there of things that could happen to your phone not to have a case to help protect it. Of course there is an exception to this, and that is if you still have the flip style phone. They don’t make cases for these, nor do you need a case since it flip shut and lessens the exposure to your screen.

Like I suggested, I think cell phones do need cases, but what should you know before you start looking? Some of you may already know the answers to this question, however, if you need some tips first, I will be helping you with this next.

Pink cell phone case

What You Need To Know First!

So you decided that you need a phone case right? Good choice I must say! Buying a cell phone case can be pretty easy for the most part. However, there are a few things you need to consider and figure out before you just hop on the train and go buy one. What are those things?

Well first off the most important thing to look at is, what kind of phone do you have? The reason I brought this up is that each kind of case will only fit a certain phone. So let’s say you have a LG phone, if you go looking for cases an iPhone 7 phone case will not fit an LG style phone. So it is very important to know what kind of phone you have first.

Another thing you might want to take into consideration is, how much protection you need for your phone. I mean are you someone who just occasionally drags out their phone to have a small conversation, or are you a person who has your phone on you at all times.

If you are a person who for the most part has their phone tucked away and just uses it in case of emergency or need to basis, you could probably get away with getting a cheaper phone case that offers a little protection. But now if you happen to be like most of us and always has it handy, well you probably are going to be better off looking for a cell phone case that offers great protection.

You see if you have it on you at all times, even if you are super careful, accidents do happen. And if you have it protected then your phone itself is less likely to be damaged. So you may want to give this a little thought before you purchase one.

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Looks VS. Protection!

I am sure at some point you have either seen cell phone cases on display or have gone looking for them on the internet. If you have then you probably already know there is a ton to choose from! You have some that are the cheaper plastic covers that are decorative with a design like circles then are some that even have a character theme like Harry Potter.

But I am sure you also noticed other cell phone cases that were much more expensive. Some of them probably did have some type of design or mix of colors, but most of them were one solid color like ocean blue or teal green. So what is the difference. Well how about we talk about looks vs. protection.

Now those pricier one’s like an OtterBox is phone cases that are more likely to give you way better protection. Now using OtterBox as an example, they have warranties ranging anywhere from dropping your phone and it cracks, all the way up to lifetime warranties. It really depends on how much coverage you think you will need as to which one you would be getting.

However, yes these will offer you outstanding protection for you cell phone, they do not offer as many choices of designs or colors to choose from as one of the cheaper plastic cell phone cases would. But, with that being said they do have some different colors and a few designs to choose from. And from what I have seen and read they are working on coming up with more to choose from.

So choosing a phone case like this would be ideal, especially if you suffer from the dropsies a lot. However, if you are person who really wants a phone case to match your personality and you like the backs with the liquid in them or even you have a favorite character like Betty Boop, well you might have to look into one of the cheaper plastic phone cases.

But, please keep in mind if you are deciding to go this route, these phone cases will offer you some protection for your phone, but not nearly as much as if you were to go with a company like OtterBox.

This is where you will have to make a decision. Whether you will need more protection and still be able to choose from a cell phone case with great protection but not as many options with designs and colors. Or whether you think you could slide by with a less protection and get a phone that matches your personality. This just happens to be another one of those deals, you get what you pay for.

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As I mentioned above, the prices for cell phone cases can vary vastly. You can get a cheap cell phone case for as little as $5.00 or $10.00. But, just make sure you are aware if you are getting a case this cheap most likely it is not going to offer a great protection. It also most likely will not come with a warranty. These lower price cell phone cases are mainly for looks.

On the other end you can find cases that get up into the $200-$300 range. But with these you will be getting a great deal with most of them. You can find things like waterproof, no break drop guarantees, and yep like I said before even lifetime warranties. I know one of the lifetime warranties OtterBox has says you can even run over your phone and it is guarantee not to bust your phone.

I know there is a lot of people out there on a tight budget and can not afford a higher end cell phone case, but I recommend if you can afford a case like the OtterBox, your phone is in much better hands.

And on the other hand there are people who just simply want a phone case because it appeals to them. This is not a bad choice by any means either. I just want to warn you that just because you put a $20.00 case on there doesn’t mean it is fully protected, so be careful.

With all of this being said this is the normal of what you can find. However, there are going to be a few $20.00-$30.00 cases that very well could offer you some kind of warranty as well. So just because you want a certain design doesn’t always mean you have to do without protection for your cell phone.

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What Did I Miss?

Now I know this post was a general idea for cell phone cases. I mainly wanted to show you why it is a good idea to have one along with some ideas on what to look for and what kind of options are out there. However, I will have more posts coming with different cell phone cases. So if you are looking for a certain kind, please let me know. If I have not already made a post about it I will make sure to add it to my list for you.

In My Opinion OtterBox Is One Of The Better Cell Phone Cases Out There.

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I hope I was able to help you understand cell phone cases a little better and how great they can be to have and use. Some people use them for decorations, while others like me, know that you are rough on your phones and need more protection. Either way I hope I have helped you out in some way to answer some of your questions. If not please let me know I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Thank you so much for taking the time out to read about cell phone cases. I enjoy having you stop by for a visit. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to leave them in my comment box below. I will be happy to answer you.

Thank you again and have a wonderful day!


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  1. Hello
    I agree with you if you have a cell phone you should purchase a cell phone case, I have a cheap basic cell phone which I use only for when I am on the road for emergency, but i have dropped my cell phone so many times it often does not want to work properly any more.

    You have done an awesome job helping people like me think about why we need a cell phone case and what to consider when shopping for a cell phone case.

    1. Hi Jeff.
      I am glad that you got a chance to stop by. There are a lot of people who do mainly just use their cell phone for emergencies and most of the time a cheap phone case will do the trick but honestly you still have to be very careful. Those type of cases are mainly just for decoration and not so much for protection.
      I am very glad that I helped you understand this a little better. I also hope this will help you decide what kind of case that would better suite your needs.
      Thank you so much for stopping by to chat with me. Feel free to come back anytime. And have a wonderful day!

  2. Hi!

    I believe it is very important to keep your cell phone protected with a case, one that is durable and can withstand drops that sometimes happen.

    Two years ago, I had gotten a cheaper case and when my phone fell to the ground, it did not work properly anymore … despite all the things I tried to “fix it.” So, I ended up buying a new phone.

    Last year, after I got my Smartphone, I headed over to Radio Shack and purchased an OtterBox. At first, I was looking for something stylish but those were flimsy cases.

    The OtterBox would not have been my first choice since it is just a “plain case,” but I figured it would protect my phone better than the cheaper, flimsy cases. I got a basic white and grey and since that time I purchased, my phone has been dropped at least half a dozen times. One time when it was dropped on cement, the phone did suffer a small crack in the upper right-hand corner, but my Smartphone still works perfectly fine.

    I would have to say that the OtterBox cases would be a very wise choice to make when looking for a sturdy cell phone case that can withstand abuse. It is well worth spending more on a quality case rather than buying a cheap cell phone case and having to go out and purchase a new phone.


    1. Hi Cathy. I am so glad we are on the same page with the whole case thing. I was like you and started off with a cheap decorative flimsy case, honestly because it was cute. However, by a big trial and error I realized it really wasn’t worth it at all. I also ended up realizing that I was way better off with an OtterBox. Smart phones are way to expensive not to keep fully protected to the best of our abilities. And as it seems OtterBox has taken the number one spot in my eyes in protection for my phone. I highly recommend it to everyone.
      I am so glad I got a chance to visit with. Hope to hear from you again very soon.
      Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Thanks for this informative article, Melissa. Like you, I also have a case of the ‘droppies’ at times and have actually ruined a phone as a result of this.

    As a result of this experience, I went out a purchased an Otterbox which has served me well. It has done a great job of protecting my phone and has been worth every penny I paid for it.

    Like you pointed out, there are a number of options out there for individuals in choosing a case. Some sort of protection is better than none.

    Thanks again, Melissa.

    1. Hi Luke it is nice to see you again. Yea I am sure you understand how there are days it just seems like our hands really don’t want to work at all. I am very glad to hear you have an OtterBox now. In my opinion it is one of the best phone cases available today. I haven’t found one that offers more warranty or that is as reliable.
      I am so glad I got to talk to you. Hope I get to visit with you again soon.
      Thank you so much for coming by. Have a wonderful day!

  4. HI
    I wouldn’t use a cell phone without a case myself, simply because I can’t take a chance on damaging a $1000 computer disguised as a cell phone, right?

    And like you, I think the OtterBox cell phone cases are the best to use. I believe, but won’t be trying, I could run over my cell pone with the otterbox case with my car and not even damage it?

    I think every phone should come would a case….

    1. Hi Mike.
      I had to learn this lesson the hard way. I dropped several phones before I decided I needed a case. And even then I started off with those cheaper cases thinking I was doing some good. Little did I know how bad I was with my phone. Now I have an OtterBox and I have to say even though it cost more than I wanted to spend at the time it has been well worth it and saved me a ton of money in the end.
      I am so glad you got a chance to come by and visit. I hope you stop back by soon.
      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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