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24 Phone Cases That People Actually Swear By

The perfect case today will keep a cracked screen away.


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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best phone cases they've ever purchased. Here's the full roundup of cases that may save you from the heartbreaking drama of a damaged phone:

1. A gleaming Getta Grip case that features an elastic piece on the back for extra security while holding your phone.

“My Getta Grip phone case has never failed me! It has an elastic piece at the back where you can slip a few fingers in so you can literally get a good grip of your phone. The front of the phone has good protection as well, so it’ll never get scratched or cracked. But the best part about this case is that I’ve never dropped my phone on my face while laying in bed since I purchased it.” —VMC

Get it from Amazon for $29.95. Available in five colors.

2. A clever Incipio Stashback case that lets you store as many as three cards or IDs in its rear compartment.

“The Incipio Stashback case is great! I rarely use a wallet anymore since I can fit my credit card, student ID, and real ID all into the back. It’s not bulky like a lot of other wallet cases and is super secure. I’ve only ever had two phone cases, and the only reason I ever got another is when I upgraded phones. It is the best iPhone case I’ve ever bought.” —Ninae

Get it from Amazon for $29.98. Available in four colors.

3. A clear Mosnovo case with gorgeous white Henna detailing.

“My favorite case right now is the Mosnovo clear bumper case in 'White Henna'. About three days after I got my brand new iPhone 7 Plus, I dropped it and shattered the screen. I was devastated and immediately I started searching to find a new case. I cross-referenced all my Amazon searches and finally found this one! It’s amazing quality and they have amazing customer service. They included a phone stand for free and had a hand-written thank you message.” —Dangel3272

Get it from Amazon for $14.99. Available in eight Henna styles.

4. A Lifeproof case that is waterproof and features a built-in scratch protector for your screen.

“My dad got a Lifeproof case for his iPhone 6. One day, he was at the gas station and put his phone on top of his car. He forgot it was there and drove off. Upon getting home, he realized what he did and drove back to find it. He found it on the side of the road and it had obviously been run over. The case even had tire marks on it. But the phone still works to this day. So get a LifeProof case!” —Once Upon A Fan Girl

Get it on Amazon for $43.80+. Available in nine colors.

5. A pretty Kate Spade New York phone case that comes in a variety of colorful options and styles.,

“My phone case is literally just a Kate Spade case. It has managed to hold its own, and I’m very clumsy.” —Rosie P

Get one from Kate Spade New York for $40+.

6. An oversized silicone case that looks like a pack of cigarettes.

“I use one of those goofy silicone cases that looks like a pack of cigarettes. It is huge and bouncy and does a great job protecting my phone.” —Daniel Forsythe

Get it from Selfridges for $53.

7. A basically indestructible Otterbox Defender Series case that will protect your phone from almost anything.

“The case comes in two pieces -- a hard plastic shell with a screen protector and a silicone outer cover that goes around the back of the phone — and it’s basically indestructible. Trust me, I'm the biggest klutz I know, and I actually had people shocked at what good condition my phone was in when I brought it back to trade it in after a couple of years. I refuse to buy a phone without having a Defender Series case ready and waiting for it. My phone goes straight from the box into that case.” —Leslie Solis

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+. Available in eight colors.

8. A three-in-one Ulak case made from shock-absorbing silicone.

“I have the Ulak case and it is so damn amazing. I’ve had one phone eaten by a dog (the dog was ok), many phones dropped and smashed, a laptop snapped in half, and a Nintendo DS stabbed with a stylus. Yet, this phone lives on thanks to my trusty and incredibly cheap case. It's basically a cheap version of the Otterbox Defender Series case for all you broke klutzes out there” —Naomi Bailey

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+. Available in seven colors.

9. A vibrant Cath Kidston case that comes in a range of options to perfectly fit your style and protect your phone.

“The greatest phone case for me has to be my first Cath Kidston one. It wasn’t cheap and I had to pay for delivery, but I still have it.” —Pinky Lilac

Get one from Cath Kinston for $17.88+.

10. A minimal Apple case that is lined with microfiber to keep your phone from being damaged by the cover.

“I really like the silicon iPhone cases they sell at the Apple Store. They’re soft, protective, and simple.” —Lafs123

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+. Available in 14 colors.

11. A Redbubble case that you can personalize with lots of amazing drawings, illustrations, and photos.

“Redbubble's tough cases are the only ones I buy. I drop my phone face down more times than I care to admit, and there's never any damage done. Plus, the design possibilities are pretty much endless.” —Casey Ausherman

Get it from RedBubble for $22.91+.

12. A Case-Mate Iridescent case that features a clear outer shell and sleek profile.

“Casemate's Iridescent phone case is super chic, and it also protects my phone very well.” —Nicole

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ or Case-Mate for $18. Available in four colors.

13. A luxurious leather Oberon Design bumper case with an intricate embossed illustration.

“Oberon Design makes drool-worthy leather goods that are completely worth it. I have a gorgeous wallet case with a beautiful tree embossed on it. The leather is so thick and rugged that it's basically a tank. And they make regular cases too!” —Apollina Vita

Get it on Amazon for $37+. Available in nine colors.

14. A beyond sturdy Spigen Tough Armor case with dual layers of construction for added protection from drops.

“The Spigen Tough Armor case I got for my iPhone 6S is one of the best investments I have put toward my phone! The price is relatively cheap compared to Lifeproof and Otterbox cases, and it is extremely durable. I have dropped my phone facedown countless times and my screen has never cracked.” —Lindscee

Get it from Amazon for $17.49+. Available in six colors.

15. A Pelican Voyager case that includes a kickstand and a holster with a swiveling clip.

“Pelican's iPhone case is military grade but thin, so you can actually put it in the front pocket of your jeans. It comes with a belt attachment and it has a built-in kickstand so you can watch shows on your phone. It also has covers to keep water and dirt out of your phone’s ports.” —Hannah R

Get it from Amazon for $23+. Available in six colors.

16. A Caseology Wavelength case, which has a cute 3D pattern on its back and a raised lip to shield your screen from scratches.

“The Caseology Wavelength case protects your phone so well! I’ve dropped my phone many times and the screen isn’t cracked at all.” —Corey M

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+. Available in four colors.

17. A transparent Luvvitt case with a shock-absorbing bumper and scratch-resistant coating.

“Luvvitt cases are super awesome! I’ve been using them for a few years now and haven’t had an issue at all. They keep my iPhone super safe throughout all of the falls and drops it endures daily. I’ve only had to replace the case because I got bored with the color.” —Leah Beah

Get it Amazon for $12.99. Available in 11 colors.

18. A simple Cellto faux-leather wallet case that includes an ID pocket and magnetic closure.

“I use a Cellto wallet case from Amazon. I have dropped my phone so many times, and have still had nary a crack.” —Some Kind A Wonderful

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+. Available in five colors.

19. A semi-flexible Spigen Capella case with a hard back cover and air cushion corners to combat drops.

“Out of all the covers I’ve bought for my phone, the Spigen Capella case is one of the best! It keeps it nice and protected and even looks good. The price point is also good, and I would definitely buy it again in a different color." —Pooki

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+. Available in three colors.

20. A Ballistic case with reinforced corners to help prevent your screen from shattering when you drop your phone on its side. / Via Ballistic

“Ballistic cases are by far the best I’ve ever had. I’ve dropped my phone a million times in every way possible, and I don’t even worry because I know it’ll be fine. Every time I upgrade my phone, I make sure to buy a Ballistic case for it.” —ErikaS9

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+. Available in two colors.

21. A thin Rhino Shield Play Proof case and screen protector that expertly protect your phone from falls without any extra bulk. / Via Rhino Shield, / Via Rhino Shield

“The Rhino Shield Play Proof case is basically indestructible, which was useful when I was upgrading from my thrice smashed iPhone 4 to a brand new iPhone 6S. I got the bumper and the screen protector and they are amazing! Plus, the case has a lifetime guarantee. So if it starts looking worn — like mine does because I’ve dropped, lost, and sat on my phone countless times — you get a free replacement!” —Dominique Karisa

Get the case from Amazon for $24.97+. Available in five colors.

Get the screen protector for $24.95.

22. An Incipio Dual Pro case that is lightweight and features a tough polycarbonate outer shell. / Via Incipio

“The Incipio Dual Pro case is awesome! You get a case that isn’t bulky and will seriously protect your phone without getting damaged itself. I’ve had one on my phone for two years with no breaks, and I drop my phone on the daily. And it comes in awesome colors.” —Kim H

Get it from Amazon for $5.90+. Available in 15 colors.

23. A deliciously cute Speck Candy case that is roomy enough to pair with a screen protector.

“I have the clear Speck Candy Case and it’s amazing. It’s protective and and it still fits your phone even if you use one of those thick screen protectors!” —Emalynw

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+. Available in four colors.

24. A Case-Mate Tough Air case with metal button detailing and a slim design.

“I had the Casemate Tough Air case for well over a year before it got too yellow to use anymore. Paired with a self-healing phone screen, it was invincible. In my six years with an iPhone, I’ve never loved a case more. It’s both sleek and protective.” —Jenna Corleyc

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ or from Case-Mate for $15. Available in three colors.

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