Will a cover really help to protect my phone?

Will a cover really help to protect my phone?

These days, most modern smartphones are sleek, slim and stylish. Beautifully designed and finished in a range of elegant colours and effects, smartphones are fast becoming things of really beauty. As a result, a lot of people try to avoid using cases or covers. Bulky and unwieldy, smartphone covers can make your device look more like a house brick than a cutting edge gadget.

Ask your friends whether they think a smartphone cover is an essential accessory and opinion will probably be sharply divided. So can a case really help to protect your phone or is it just a waste of money and pocket space?

Shock absorbing

Though the glass in your phone is made from tougher stuff than your window or wine glass, it will still shatter or crack when dropped from a height. Just like a helmet protects your head when you fall off your bike, your phone cover will help to absorb the shock of your phone’s unfortunate tumble.

For best results, choose a cover that’s soft or squidgy to the touch. If you opt for a case that’s too rigid, the shock of the fall will pass through the cover and could damage your phone anyway.

Scratches and scuffs

Though some people might be good at storing their phone somewhere safe and soft at all times, most of us will end up with a few scratches and scuffs on our screens and cases before too long. A cover that wraps around your handset will help to prevent things in your bag or your pocket from damaging your phone, helping it to stay looking good for longer.

As well as giving you a device to be proud of, a phone that’s scratch and scruff free will have a higher resale value, allowing you to make some money back on your investment.


Though some covers are bulky, heavy and unattractive, there is a fantastic choice of cases now on the market and many designs are smart, stylish and streamlined. A lot of cases are now just a few millimetres thick, allowing you to protect your device without stretching your pockets.

Some cases can also be customised using photos, graphic designs and colours, giving you the chance to stamp your style on your device and make your phone stand out from the crowd.

To find out more about looking after your phone and fixing any damage that is done, have a look around our blog today.