So your expensive phone finally arrived. You get enthusiastic, test the display, run a game, import contact list and then you remember you have to go buy some groceries. Perfect time for the first trip with your new phone. But then the universe decides it’s time for you to pay for every bad karma you gathered in your life. The phone suddenly becomes sentient, gets extra slippery and just jumps out of your hand or pocket and lands onto the pavement. The screen is now broken and you are in anguish, thinking what could you have done to prevent this situation.
If it didn’t happen to you yet, I am absolutely sure you know at least one friend who has experienced this horror story.
Everybody drops their phone sooner or later so what can you do to protect it? Buy a case or a protective screen? But wouldn’t a case make my phone look cheap and like a brick?
These questions are natural, you can’t compare the feeling of the phone the way it was designed, in it’s nude state (metal, glass or leather) with the somewhat cheap, bulky feeling of a protective phone case.
In an attempt to deliver a better phone experience some companies offer an interesting warranty offer. For example, the HTC One M9 will get replaced once if your phone gets damaged, including accidental drops or screen cracks.
But most companies will charge you extra fees (up to 200$) in order to repair your phone if you accidentally drop it.
So in order to keep your phone safe, but without it looking ugly or cheap, let’s have a look at what case manufacturers have to offer in order to satisfy both safety and design needs.
Note: A case will keep your phone’s value in case you want to resell it.
Since the appearance of the iPhone 6 and 6+, it has been observed that this phone is more prone to taking damage than the other high end phones (Samsung Galaxy S6 is also on the top list also because of its glass and metal build). From the occasional scratches to screen cracks, we definitely need to protect our expensive phones. So we have compiled a top 10 list of the best iPhone 6 cases that, hopefully, won’t empty your pocket.
1. Apple Leather Case
One of the first options you get when considering UWELL Kalmia buying a case for your iPhone is actually from its manufacturer. Apple offers two types of cases for its iPhone 6, silicone and leather. We will have a look at the leather case.
Apple took on a more non-invasive, minimalistic design using a soft leather cover that doesn’t take away form the premium feel of the phone.
The case is durable, provides a sturdy grip and what we enjoyed the most is that it adds almost nothing in terms of bulk (5.91×2.76×0.59 inches) or weight(1.76 ounces).
Another good factor is the fact that the case is easy to snap in place and very easy to remove. It wraps around the back and the three sides (all corners are covered).
Note: On the back rests the Apple logo.
The Apple Leather Case comes in black, midnight blue, red, soft pink and olive brown.
The Apple Leather Case offers protection against daily use, average drops (around 6 feet) or scratches. If better protection is needed in rougher environments we recommend a tougher case (Otterbox and LifeProof are a good alternative).
Inside the case there is a microfiber that keeps the iPhone from getting scratches when you remove it or put it in your pocket.
Also, the case is thick enough to protect the camera lens and the screen.
The case has holes for headphone jack, lighting cable, speaker and mute button, basically leaving the bottom of the phone completely exposed.
The buttons are responsive under the case and although the buttons were a bit hard to press at first, after a couple of days, they eased up. In the camera cavity there is a black anti-glare section.