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20 Cases That'll Actually Protect Your Phone

Drops and falls WILL happen, and you have to be prepared!

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1. A dependable Otterbox with a hard shell to deflect any kind of life-changing impact to your mobile device so it can be as flawless as the day you bought it.

This case also comes with a lifetime warranty so you'll also be buying some peace of mind! Promising review: "I was looking for a case that offered great protection without being too bulky. Very pleased with the outcome. The inner part is a very good fit and the outer shell is strong enough to hold up for my use. Slides into a front shirt pocket or pants pocket easily. Definitely a great value." —Mr. ForkerGet it from Amazon for $17.10 (fits iPhone 7 and 8).
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This case also comes with a lifetime warranty so you'll also be buying some peace of mind!

Promising review: "I was looking for a case that offered great protection without being too bulky. Very pleased with the outcome. The inner part is a very good fit and the outer shell is strong enough to hold up for my use. Slides into a front shirt pocket or pants pocket easily. Definitely a great value." —Mr. Forker

Get it from Amazon for $17.10 (fits iPhone 7 and 8).

2. An ultra-slim gel case to protect your camera lens from getting unsightly scratches so all your travel pics will be clear.

Promising review: "I love the slim fit of this case. I ordered the clear with the red trim, and it looks great." —Chris Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four colors, fits iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).
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Promising review: "I love the slim fit of this case. I ordered the clear with the red trim, and it looks great." —Chris

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four colors, fits iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).

3. A clear option made with raised sides for extra protection against scratches and cracks.

Promising review: "After having this phone case for only a week, I have already put its durability to the test. My phone hit the parking lot pavement and survived with only a few nicks on the side of the case. The bumper/sides seem to be thicker, which helped absorb the impact of the fall. It also provides a good grip and feels more secure in your hands. The case snaps on and off easily without a struggle and you won't feel like the case will get ruined." —J YuGet it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four colors, fits iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).
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Promising review: "After having this phone case for only a week, I have already put its durability to the test. My phone hit the parking lot pavement and survived with only a few nicks on the side of the case. The bumper/sides seem to be thicker, which helped absorb the impact of the fall. It also provides a good grip and feels more secure in your hands. The case snaps on and off easily without a struggle and you won't feel like the case will get ruined." —J Yu

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four colors, fits iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).

4. An anti-shock case that provides reliable drop protection, since the air cushion gives your phone a little more leeway as it hits the ground.

Promising review: "This is my second Spigen case, the first was for my iPhone 6 plus and I really like both. They are well made, protect your phone without being too bulky and of course, have the handy kickstand for watching movies or whatever." —MylezGet it from Amazon for $15.99 (fits the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).
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Promising review: "This is my second Spigen case, the first was for my iPhone 6 plus and I really like both. They are well made, protect your phone without being too bulky and of course, have the handy kickstand for watching movies or whatever." —Mylez

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (fits the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).

5. An air-cushioned case with strategically placed grips so even the most slippery of fingers won't be able to drop your phone.

Promising review: "This case is exactly what I wanted. It's slim and minimalist and at the same time creates a non-slip grip so you're confident in holding your phone." —James J. Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (fits the Galaxy Note 9).
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Promising review: "This case is exactly what I wanted. It's slim and minimalist and at the same time creates a non-slip grip so you're confident in holding your phone." —James J.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (fits the Galaxy Note 9).

6. A carbon fiber case that has a raised lip to cover the edges of your phone when it decides that it wants to take a great leap of faith from the table to your living room floor.

Promising review: "Already dropped my phone a few times. But thanks to this case, which wrapped phone on all four corners and sides, so no harm done." —Hapy ThinkerGet it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors, fits the Galaxy S7 Edge).
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Promising review: "Already dropped my phone a few times. But thanks to this case, which wrapped phone on all four corners and sides, so no harm done." —Hapy Thinker

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors, fits the Galaxy S7 Edge).

7. An iPhone case with 360-degree protection against the elements, which means if you spill a bit of water on your baby, it'll be fine.

Promising review: "I got this case because I always drop my phone and after getting a new phone, I wanted to fully protect mine. I love that the case protects the entire phone. Safely snugs it into the bottom and then snap on the top and then finally the rubber part seals both sides. Easily to be removed too. Port holes and buttons match perfectly. Great price for the item. I have dropped mine a couple of times by accident and so far it has completely protected it. I liked it so much, my friend saw it and loved it." —Avalina Earthis Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 10 colors, fits the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).
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Promising review: "I got this case because I always drop my phone and after getting a new phone, I wanted to fully protect mine. I love that the case protects the entire phone. Safely snugs it into the bottom and then snap on the top and then finally the rubber part seals both sides. Easily to be removed too. Port holes and buttons match perfectly. Great price for the item. I have dropped mine a couple of times by accident and so far it has completely protected it. I liked it so much, my friend saw it and loved it." —Avalina Earthis

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 10 colors, fits the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).

8. A clear Trianium case that has reinforced corners to absorb any shock your phone may go through after taking a tumble.

This phone can still be wirelessly charged in this case!  Promising review: "This case has a simple sleek design and it lets others see your beautiful phone. I've already dropped my phone twice with the case on and nothing has happened. It has great shock absorbency. Once again, Trianium never disappoints. Great quality!" —Patricia LangfordGet it from Amazon for $7.49 (fits the Galaxy Note 9).
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This phone can still be wirelessly charged in this case!

Promising review: "This case has a simple sleek design and it lets others see your beautiful phone. I've already dropped my phone twice with the case on and nothing has happened. It has great shock absorbency. Once again, Trianium never disappoints. Great quality!" —Patricia Langford

Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (fits the Galaxy Note 9).

9. A wallet case to hold all your cash just in case you wanna go for a quick lunch run without bringing ALL your valuables. Plus, it has high-grip sides so your phone won't slide out your back pocket when you go to tinkle.

This case has a customizable case option at checkout. Promising review: "I love this phone case!! I have had this phone case for seven months now and it hasn't worn at all from taking my cards in and out of the pocket!! I keep three cards in the case at all times and have no problem at all. I was also able to put a popsocket on the case since it is hard enough. This case isn't just convenient it is also protective I have dropped my phone way too often and my phone still has no damage. This is the longest I have ever had a phone case and I think I will never get any other brand!!" —CharisseGet it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors, fits the iPhone 7, 8, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus).
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This case has a customizable case option at checkout.

Promising review: "I love this phone case!! I have had this phone case for seven months now and it hasn't worn at all from taking my cards in and out of the pocket!! I keep three cards in the case at all times and have no problem at all. I was also able to put a popsocket on the case since it is hard enough. This case isn't just convenient it is also protective I have dropped my phone way too often and my phone still has no damage. This is the longest I have ever had a phone case and I think I will never get any other brand!!" —Charisse

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors, fits the iPhone 7, 8, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus).

10. A rugged iPhone case that can stand up to mutiple drops without denting what's inside.

Promising review: "Love this case! It isn’t too bulky and I love that it comes in different colors. Have a pink one for my phone and just ordered a black one for my husband. I feel that my phone is well protected in this case and haven’t had any issues with it whatsoever. It’s easy to use the side buttons and pop out the bottom to charge the phone." —CRSGet it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors, fits the iPhone 7 and 8).
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Promising review: "Love this case! It isn’t too bulky and I love that it comes in different colors. Have a pink one for my phone and just ordered a black one for my husband. I feel that my phone is well protected in this case and haven’t had any issues with it whatsoever. It’s easy to use the side buttons and pop out the bottom to charge the phone." —CRS

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors, fits the iPhone 7 and 8).

11. A case with extra screen protection so it won't get scratches when you roughly place it on a table or desk.

Promising review: "Great phone case! Super cute, the case has a front bumper that will keep my phone from shattering if it falls. It also keeps the back of my phone very protected, including the camera. The grey inner layer is somewhat flexible and the outer pink layer is very rigid." —Mary K. Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors, fits the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).
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Promising review: "Great phone case! Super cute, the case has a front bumper that will keep my phone from shattering if it falls. It also keeps the back of my phone very protected, including the camera. The grey inner layer is somewhat flexible and the outer pink layer is very rigid." —Mary K.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors, fits the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus).

12. A lightweight and flexible Galaxy Note 9 case that has an easy grip pattern so your phone doesn't slip through your fingers onto the cold ground.

Promising review: "Fits snug like a glove. The phone has good grip and should be fine taking a daily drop. Spigen makes good and affordable cases. I've bought them more often than any other cases for my phones and they hold up to the test." —EdGet it from Amazon for $11.99 (fits the Galaxy Note 9).
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Promising review: "Fits snug like a glove. The phone has good grip and should be fine taking a daily drop. Spigen makes good and affordable cases. I've bought them more often than any other cases for my phones and they hold up to the test." —Ed

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (fits the Galaxy Note 9).

13. A heavy duty case with a built-in screen protector, because trying to take a decent selfie while 70 percent of your screen is cracked just doesn't sound ideal.

Promising review: "This case is rugged, stylish, and practical. It is a perfect solution if you are weary of higher priced protection in two separate pieces. This single set covers the screen of your phone and protects the rest of the device. Wireless charging works fine with this case." —Chris MorrisGet it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in eight colors, fits the Galaxy Note 9).
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Promising review: "This case is rugged, stylish, and practical. It is a perfect solution if you are weary of higher priced protection in two separate pieces. This single set covers the screen of your phone and protects the rest of the device. Wireless charging works fine with this case." —Chris Morris

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in eight colors, fits the Galaxy Note 9).

14. A three-in-one iPhone X case to provide a sure grip that can be absolutely scratch-proof for tiny drops with its solid plastic backing.

Promising review: "LOVE IT!! Makes my iPhone X even more special. The feel is nice and rich with enough grip to make you feel safe using an iPhone X. It's well made from quality material." —Kaisen Way Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors, fits the iPhone X).
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Promising review: "LOVE IT!! Makes my iPhone X even more special. The feel is nice and rich with enough grip to make you feel safe using an iPhone X. It's well made from quality material." —Kaisen Way

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors, fits the iPhone X).

15. A Galaxy S9 case with reinforced protection and layers so you'll have double the protection if (and when) your phone tragically falls from above.

Promising review: "This case is amazing! I left my phone (actually my wife lol) on the hood of my car. I pulled onto the highway and after getting up to about 35-40 MPH, the phone flew into my windshield, flipped up over my roof and I saw my phone fly though the air in my side view mirror and land in the highway. Lucky for me, it landed on the lines of the highway, so it didn't get run over! I picked it up, PERFECT! Not a mark on it and still was working flawlessly. The case took a major scuff to a bottom corner (must be where it landed) but that was it." —Tracy McCoskeyGet it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors, fits the Galaxy S9).
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Promising review: "This case is amazing! I left my phone (actually my wife lol) on the hood of my car. I pulled onto the highway and after getting up to about 35-40 MPH, the phone flew into my windshield, flipped up over my roof and I saw my phone fly though the air in my side view mirror and land in the highway. Lucky for me, it landed on the lines of the highway, so it didn't get run over! I picked it up, PERFECT! Not a mark on it and still was working flawlessly. The case took a major scuff to a bottom corner (must be where it landed) but that was it." —Tracy McCoskey

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors, fits the Galaxy S9).

16. An Anker case that is super rugged, dust-proof, and has a built-in screen protector for extra piece of mind.

Promising review: "The other day I was trying to blow up a raft and didn't have any pockets, so I placed my cell phone with the Anker case on the car. I left to pick up someone at the airport. After a lot of searching, I found my iPhone on the side of I-90. It had flown off the car at 70 mph! Expecting it to be crushed and shattered, we pulled off to the side and found the phone to be in perfect condition!" –Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $9.59 (fits the iPhone 7 Plus).
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Promising review: "The other day I was trying to blow up a raft and didn't have any pockets, so I placed my cell phone with the Anker case on the car. I left to pick up someone at the airport. After a lot of searching, I found my iPhone on the side of I-90. It had flown off the car at 70 mph! Expecting it to be crushed and shattered, we pulled off to the side and found the phone to be in perfect condition!" –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.59 (fits the iPhone 7 Plus).

17. A super slim, flexible case intergrated with high strength TPU (textured polyurethane) to protect your phone from unsightly scratches or cracks.

Promising review: "I ordered this case for my brother and it was just what he was looking for. It fits perfect and protects his new phone from his clumsy tendencies." —AustinGet it from Amazon for $8.48 (available in four colors, fits the Google Pixel 3XL).
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Promising review: "I ordered this case for my brother and it was just what he was looking for. It fits perfect and protects his new phone from his clumsy tendencies." —Austin

Get it from Amazon for $8.48 (available in four colors, fits the Google Pixel 3XL).

18. A dual-layered slim armor case made with a little compartment to hold your ID and a couple of credit cards, because sometimes a wallet or purse is too cumbersome.

Promising review: "Well, I've already dropped my phone from about 7 feet. From my truck seat, when I took off the seat belt, it flew out of the seat belt pocket I keep the phone in, went out the door, bounced off my top step, (where the fuel tank is on a 18 wheeler), from there it bounced off the concrete at the fuel island, before landing slightly under the truck. I fished it out, wiped it off, and can't even tell where it hit, no scratches, cracks, or any damage whatsoever. So I can testify to the protection it provides the phone." —H Trans SvcsGet it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors, fits the Galaxy Note 9).
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Promising review: "Well, I've already dropped my phone from about 7 feet. From my truck seat, when I took off the seat belt, it flew out of the seat belt pocket I keep the phone in, went out the door, bounced off my top step, (where the fuel tank is on a 18 wheeler), from there it bounced off the concrete at the fuel island, before landing slightly under the truck. I fished it out, wiped it off, and can't even tell where it hit, no scratches, cracks, or any damage whatsoever. So I can testify to the protection it provides the phone." —H Trans Svcs

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors, fits the Galaxy Note 9).

19. A durable, form-fitted iPhone 8 case to take up the least amount of space in your pocket, but prevent scratches and damages with its eyes closed (if a case could have eyes).

Promising review: "Simple but solid protection for my iPhone. I know that I was extremely fortunate, but I did drop my phone with this case on it into a toilet full of clean water. Once I got over my shock, I quickly retrieved the phone and placed it on the nearby sink. Resigned to the fact that my phone was probably ruined, I proceeded with my business. Then I washed my hands and while drying off my hands, I dried off the phone. It still worked perfectly, and I know that I was extremely lucky. But I attribute part of that luck to this tight-fitting phone case. And I don't intend on testing my theory again, at least not on purpose!" —Michael L. SoskiGet it from Amazon for $10.97 (fits the iPhone 8).
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Promising review: "Simple but solid protection for my iPhone. I know that I was extremely fortunate, but I did drop my phone with this case on it into a toilet full of clean water. Once I got over my shock, I quickly retrieved the phone and placed it on the nearby sink. Resigned to the fact that my phone was probably ruined, I proceeded with my business. Then I washed my hands and while drying off my hands, I dried off the phone. It still worked perfectly, and I know that I was extremely lucky. But I attribute part of that luck to this tight-fitting phone case. And I don't intend on testing my theory again, at least not on purpose!" —Michael L. Soski

Get it from Amazon for $10.97 (fits the iPhone 8).

20. A matte iPhone X case with air cushion technology to soften the blow of the concrete your phone will eventually meet one day (or another).

Promising review: "I've had a version of this case on my phones for the past 5 years. It's affordable, it's not bulky, and it prevents butterfingers like me from absolutely destroying their phones. The clear back means you can update your cover with whatever you want by simply sandwiching some paper between the phone and the cover so it's like having infinity cases." —Lau VelazquezGet it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors, fits the iPhone X).
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Promising review: "I've had a version of this case on my phones for the past 5 years. It's affordable, it's not bulky, and it prevents butterfingers like me from absolutely destroying their phones. The clear back means you can update your cover with whatever you want by simply sandwiching some paper between the phone and the cover so it's like having infinity cases." —Lau Velazquez

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors, fits the iPhone X).

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