An expensive mobile phone is easily damaged, with everything from the smallest of impacts to a small drop to submersion in water. A useful option to protect the phone is a case that not only has the stylish looks, but will also give a high level of protection from unexpected accidents. Here are three of the worthwhile reasons to invest in the mobile phone case:

Great protection

The primary criteria of the mobile phone case is the ability to keep it safe and undamaged. Other things like style, functionality and design should be secondary. The type of protection will vary with the different cases. A key area to give protection is the screen. If a case isn't able to protect this part of the phone, it isn't likely to be much more than a fashion piece. Also, a case with the ability to absorb shock on impact is very appealing. Any smartphone dropped from a relatively short height can easily crack, chip or shatter when no suitable protection is in place.

No impact on functionality

Make sure to buy the type of mobile phone case that is intended to be used on the specific make and model of your smartphone. This will make it easier to use the phone and will ensure the camera, ports, and other features aren't covered or blocked in any way. While there are plenty of generic cases that will fit your phone, they will be a lot of hassle to use if they stop the phone performing its normal actions. In general, invest in a case that doesn't limit the functionality, isn't bulky, and is easy to use.

Stylish designs

Beyond the protective qualities of a case, the style and design are also important points in the process of buying a mobile phone case. They can range from the non intrusive cases in light colours or transparent to the ones with vivid colours and images. A few of the most popular materials include plastic (polyurethane, polycarbonate, etc.), carbon fibre, wood, leather, metal and silicone.

Leather is a classic choice that is very stylish and elegant with a rich, quality feel, as well as being waterproof and long-lasting. Metal is certain to appeal to those in search of ultimate protection against big impacts, while wood is unique and customisable. Also, the plastic cases can be useful, especially those made in polycarbonate which is a very tough and durable material. They even have the ability to give protection against heavy drops up to 15 feet.

Source by Leo Eigenberg