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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.

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

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“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.

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

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

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

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“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.

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“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.

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

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“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.

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“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.

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“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 Casemate Iridescent case that features a clear outer shell and sleek profile.

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

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“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.

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

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

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

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

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“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.

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

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“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.

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

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“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.

24. A Casemate Tough Air case with metal button detailing and a slim design.

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