Friday, November 18, 2011

Tell Me, Are Smart Phone Casings Really Necessary?

Before the emergence and era of smart phones, cell phones had original casings that go with the unit which can be removed and replaced, else their "intestines" (parts or boards) and keypads will be exposed and be out of place. There's no debate on whether or not the phone casing is a must here because it's part of the body itself.


On the contrary, smart phones do not need casings because they already are cased in with an outer shell, which is irremovable. 

But turn to your left, right, front and back. In all levels and degrees, smart phone users have fit another casing made up of either jelly, plastic, rubber, leather, silicone, metal, steel, fabric or other unique materials. 


Does this case or protector stand as an artsy unneeded dazzle or an indispensable vital armor? If it's really needed then why didn't Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia and other phone manufacturers include this together with the phone in the box? Tell Me, Are Smart Phone Casings Really Necessary?

I've asked some phone sellers for their thoughts and rationalizations, to validate or counter my understanding.

To summarize, I'm sold to the idea that buying and installing a case is a must if you want to keep your phone in a good and stable condition.

Adding up another phone case helps protect the phone's surface and screen from scratches, dents and breakage. When it comes to functionality, some cases may offer just mere covering and nice design, while others promise a snug fit, a good grip and optimal protection from scratches, breaks, bumps, falls, water, dirt and dust. The phone case-slash-accessory also draws movements created accidentally to better display images in Portrait or Landscape, whichever implicitly put or acted upon by the user.