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5 Best Cell Phone Case Brands With Their Respective Top Case

Best Phone Case Brands

When purchasing a cell phone, you will realize that all models of phones are made differently with their own features. Many of these features are advertised and easy to figure out, but something that isn’t always advertised is how durable a phone is. Because of this, many people have stopped trusting mobile phone providers to make an unbreakable phone but have instead put the trust in themselves to pick a phone case to protect their phone.

Choosing can be difficult and this greatly depends on the smartphone you are using. There are not many cases that fits them all. You can browse our category list for find the specific case for the smartphone you are using, but here, you will find the best phone case brands with their respective best case.

1. Spigen

Spigen is a company that specializes in manufacturing and selling phone accessories. They make products such as chargers, stands, selfie sticks, and of course phone cases. The main focus of their business is with phone cases however, as they have over 500 different phone cases available for purchase.

Top Phone Case: Spigen Ultra Hybrid iPhone X Case

We chose this model because it offers a combination of having the slim and sleek look you can commonly find on weaker, more flimsy phone cases while actually being a stronger case. This allows you to get the stylish sleek look without having to sacrifice the potential safety of your device. This is all while maintaining a lower price point than many of the sturdier cases that offer good protection.

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This iPhone X phone case made by Spigen is one of the nicest looking phone cases you will find. Many phone cases are incredibly bulky, unappealing to look at, and people feel they overtake the look of the phone. The reason for this is that you need to have a case that covers the entirety of the phone with the exception of the screen and camera. Choosing a case that doesn’t cover everything may be more appealing but will risk potential damage to your device if the uncovered area faces impact.

Something that this phone case offers that many others lack is the effect of the intense transparency located on the back of the case. This allows the user to enjoy the benefits of having full phone protection on the entirety of the phone and still enjoying the natural look of the device. Another great feature of this phone case are the raised bezels located on the edges of the case.

The cameras and screen need to be visible in order to be used with a phone case, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be protected. The bevels slightly raise the height of the phone when it’s laying flat on either the front or back. This allows you to place your device down without worry of your screen or the cameras being damaged. Along with having a very stylish look, this case does come with some security. The clear hard PC case and TPU bumper will give you the protection from minor falls that you need and also act as grip to help prevent you from dropping it to cause those minor falls.

One area this case can improve upon is the durability. It will give you the protection you need from minor falls, but it won’t save your phone from the higher drops and definitely won’t have the unbreakable feeling you may get from using a sturdier case such as an OtterBox. With that being said, this is still a great case to purchase for a combination of style and security.

Pros

  • Wireless Charging Compatible
  • Transparent Back
  • TPU Bumper Grip
  • Clear PC Case
  • Sleek Design
  • Multiple Colors Available

Cons

  • No Screen Protection
  • Limited or No Warranty

2. SUPCASE

SUPCASE is a company that makes cases for smart devices. These cases are made for just about any smart device you can think of. From making cases for your LG, Samsung, Apple, or Google smartphones to ones for iPads, iPods, Galaxy tablets, or even for your Amazon kindle!

Top Phone Case: SUPCASE Samsung Galaxy S9 Case

The reason we chose this specific model out of the very many cases they make is because this model offers a very strong, sturdy case, while having the added benefit of a built-in screen protector which is very seldom found when purchasing a phone case by itself.

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Purchasing a phone can be very expensive, and that’s usually just the price of the phone. On top of that we usually have to buy a case and then also a screen protector if we want our screen to be both protected and free of finger smudges. Fortunately, this phone case from SUPCASE comes with a built-in screen protector and a very good one at that.

Many screen protectors are simply a very thin layer of plastic to prevent fingerprint smudges, but in this phone case it is actually built in and is strong enough to withstand impact. It could even possibly save your device in scenarios when using another case could result in a cracked screen.

The main purpose of using this phone case is for safety and not for looks, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t also have options in that area. If black isn’t your color then you also have the choice of purchasing the case in blue, red, or white. Since safety is the primary concern with using this case, in order to test it, the makers at SUPCASE actually tested dropping it from a four-foot height 26 times, exceeding military shock standards.

A common drawback with having a bulkier phone case is that it may not fit in your pocket. To help ease that concern this case comes with a built-in belt clip holster so that you don’t have to keep your device in your pocket at all times.

The areas that this case could improve upon would be style, comfortability, and price. The design is nothing to get excited about, especially when it covers a beautiful phone like the S9. While it does have a belt clip, that option may be unappealing or not possible for some. The price is still relatively low as with most phone cases, but some people may find it difficult to justify spending nearly $20 on a phone case.

At the end of the day, if you’re looking for only protection with your phone case you can do almost no better.

Pros

  • Built-in Screen Protector
  • Belt-Clip Holster
  • Military Standard Drop-Tested
  • Many Colors Available
  • TPU Bumper Grip
  • PC Protection
  • Wireless Charging Compatible

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Bulky
  • Unappealing

3. Nicexx

Nicexx is a company that produces and sells sleek and stylish iPhone cases. Most of the phone cases sold by Nicexx have style and comfortability in mind specifically. You won’t find any of the more bulky, durable phone cases with Nicexx but you will find some of the nicest and most appealing cases to look at.

Top Phone Case: Nicexx iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone 8 Plus Case

The reason we’ve selected this model is for the sheer comfortability of handling the device both in-hand and in your pockets. Along with this, it is a phone case that has the slightly underutilized testing method of drop-testing to ensure the user knows how durable their phone case is.

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One of the best features of having your phone protected by this model from Nicexx is the pure comfort and ease of it. To start it’s incredibly lightweight, weighing only a total of 2.4 ounces so you will not feel any noticeable change in weight when handling your device. Along with that, if you’re someone who feels the need to remove their phone case at any time or even like to switch to other phone cases at times, you’ll be pleased by the easy to slip on/off nature of the phone case.

On top of these things the case is made in a layer of TPU plastic to give it both a flexible and durable feel. In order to test the durability of the case it was tested to be able to withstand drops up to 10 feet.

An area the case could improve upon is the simplicity of the product. Many other phone cases come with extra features such as built in screen protectors, kickstands, or even provide extra protection. This is a very vanilla case and will get the job done for almost all situations, but likely won’t amaze you.

Pros

  • TPU Plastic
  • Many Colors Available
  • Drop-Tested 10 Feet
  • Sleek Design

Cons

  • Limited or No Warranty
  • No Extra Features
  • No Screen Protection

4. BUDDIBOX

BUDDIBOX manufactures and sells phone cases. Many of the cases and/or companies reviewed previously were known for making stylish and sleek cases but BUDDIBOX is the opposite. Many of the cases created by them are durable and armored cases. Even some of their more stylish options like their completely clear cases also come with the added benefit of being very well protected.

Top Phone Case: BUDDIBOX iPhone 6s Case

The reason we’ve selected this model is because it combines having a nearly indestructible case with many amazing features and at a surprisingly low price point for a durable phone case.

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This tank of a case from BUDDIBOX is made with two layers of strong protective plastic. The inner layer is TPU plastic which is the sole protection for many phone cases, and then it’s also reinforced with an extra layer of PC plastic which just gives it that much more added protection. On top of this, the case promises to be shatter resistant. In some cases, after a fall, the case and outer area of the phone can be protected, but the shock from impact could result in a cracked screen.

This case should help a great deal if that’s an issue you commonly face. Included amongst the previously listed features are also raised screen bezels which allow you to place your device on it’s front or back without worry of damaging the cameras or screen, and a complimentary screen protector to further aid in that endeavor. Finally, if you enjoy watching movies or TV on your phone there is also a build-in foldable kickstand to allow you or anyone to watch completely hands-free.

An aspect this model could improve upon is the bulkiness and discomfort of using it. Bulky phone cases can be annoying to deal with in your pocket and having a foldable kickstand on the back of your phone case only adds to the space it takes up in your pocket.

Pros

  • TPU and PC Plastic
  • Many Colors Available
  • Foldable Kickstand
  • Screen Protector Provided
  • Shatter Resistant

Cons

  • Limited or No Warranty
  • Bulky
  • Uncomfortable to Handle

5. OtterBox

OtterBox is the premier name when it comes to phone cases. They were one of the first companies to come out with the sturdy, durable style of phone case and they’ve definitely pioneered the industry.

Top Phone Case: OtterBox iPhone 6/6s Case

We’ve selected this model because it’s a part of their Commuter Series which aims to appeal to people who are on the go, specifically for business, and need their space. The goal is to make a slim and comfortable case with all the security benefits of OtterBox.

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This case from OtterBox is covered with two-layer protection. It combines having a hard high-impact polycarbonate shell for protection with a synthetic rubber interior slipcover to give it the smooth, slim feeling when sliding in or out of your pocket.

This case also comes with scratch and dust protection, with a screen protector and port plugs. The screen protector goes over your phone’s screen and protects it from any scratches while the port plugs cover your ports when not being used to prevent any dust from getting inside and reducing the lifespan of your device. Along with being comparatively more comfortable in your pocket than other OtterBox cases, it also comes in a multitude of colors being white, red, blue, pink, green, or black.

An area this case, and many other OtterBox cases can improve in, is simply the price. OtterBox has gotten a name for making some of the best cases money can buy, but they are considerably pricier than buying a different brand’s phone case.

Pros

  • TPU Plastic
  • Light weight
  • Protects against drops, bumps and dusts
  • Screen Protector Provided
  • Scratch resistant

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Only one color available
  • No kickstand

Conclusion

Buying a phone case can be tricky, but the choice largely depends on the phone that you have. Many companies make many great phone cases but the unfortunate reality is they may not make a case for your phone. With this in mind it is our personal recommendation to select an OtterBox phone case. OtterBox makes many phone cases for many devices and is known for making the most durable cases. They can be slightly more expensive but at the end of the day they are only a few dollars more than some of the least expensive ones so if you’re interested in total security with some style, then OtterBox is the clear choice.

About the author

Odira Ndubuisi

I started using smartphones when they were dumb phones.

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