Most of us have been cellphone holders now for a decade-plus (perhaps even longer), which means we've all been "there" at least once. You're distracted, having a bad day, a clumsy moment, etc., and boom—you drop your phone. For some of us, those drops have meant phone cracks that aren't just unattractive, but cause serious damage to the point where the phone is kind of struggling to, ya know...work. For others, those drops have meant their phones were broken altogether, and there's nothing worse than breaking a phone before you're done paying it off (or after you've just paid it off). While phones have definitely gotten sturdier compared to let's just say ten years ago, you still need a phone case for ultimate protection the same way you need cases/covers for your earbuds and tablets. No worries! We've put together a guide on the best phone cases for protection in 2023 and beyond that are reviewed and vetted to a T.
We reviewed tons of different cases and can vouch for our selections getting the job done when it comes to preventing cracks, scratches, dents, or the worst case scenario of the phone being permanently broken. We tested dozens of cases for both iPhone and Android, and while we don't recommend dropping your phone on purpose to test it yourself, we're confident that if in the instance you do drop your phone, it will still look fresh out of the box. From our best overall pick of the Otterbox Symmetry Series Antimicrobial ($39.96) to the very affordable SPIDERCASE Designed for iPhone 13 Case ($10.64), not only are these cases heavy duty, they are also quite stylish and fun to have on your phone.