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How to choose the right protective case for your Galaxy S10

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A smartphone is a considerable purchase. If you’re looking at a flagship device, like the Galaxy S10 for example, then you’ll be paying at least RM2,600 for one but a smartphone is also fragile. One seemingly harmless drop and it could be game over.

In one study, it is estimated that over 70% of Malaysian mobile users are using damaged smartphones. They continue to use damaged phones due to the high cost of repairs.

A replacement for the 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display on the Galaxy S10+, for example, cost RM780 – the screen alone in almost 1/3 the price of the phone itself.

And phones get damaged more often than we would like. By some estimates close to 30% of new phones get damaged within just three months of being purchased. On average, Malaysians spend over RM500 on smartphone repairs while over 68% of Malaysian smartphone users say that they would rather use a damaged phone than spend money on repairs because of the high costs.

So, it makes sense to get a protective case together with your new phone, right? Many Malaysians believe so too. Almost 60% of new phone buyers claim that they bought a protective case together with their new phones.

But when it comes to phone cases, many of us tend to buy the cheapest one we can get and many more choose design over function. However, not all phone cases are the same and some do offer considerably better protection.

So how do you separate a case that provides great protection and one that doesn’t Here are FIVE things you need to consider when getting a case for your Galaxy S10

1. Get a case that provides all-round protection

This may sound obvious, but you’ll be surprised to know that a lot of cases that you can buy right now don’t even get this right. A good case needs to provide protection from all exposed sides and consider the curvature of the display and the protrusion of the camera.

2. Have some standards, please

Having a case that covers all the critical sides of your device is not enough. You can wrap your device with paper and still have all sides covered but does that mean your device is protected? Not at all. In addition to ample coverage, check if the protective case meets or exceeds rigorous standards like United States Military Standard for shock protection (MIL-STD 810G) and IP-rating (IP5X) for water and dust protection.

Most protective cases act as a layer but without these standards, most are defenceless against the rigours of everyday use.

3. A built-in screen protector would be good too

While most protective case covers the body of the device, the screen is the most vulnerable and expensive part of a smartphone. As mentioned before, a replacement for the display on the Galaxy S10+ can set you back RM780.

While some prefer to get a smartphone case and a screen protector separately, it’s good to consider getting a case with a built-in screen protector. This allows the two to work together as a system providing even better protection than a screen protector and case that’s not designed to work together.

4. You don’t want something that’s too bulky

Of course, it’s easy to make a big fat case that offers all the protection in the world but what good would that be if it makes your phone bulky, heavy and difficult to use? The best cases strike a balance between providing the best protection and making sure that your phone remains comfortable to hold just like it would be without a case.

The best cases take this step further by incorporating the various protection standards to ensure that your device is not just covered but reassuringly protected from whatever your life throws at it.

5. You want something that doesn’t hide the beautiful design of your device

The Galaxy S10 is a stunning device with an amazing design and it would be a shame if you have to hide it inside a protective case. If you’re getting a case for your Galaxy S10 make sure that it’s one that has been meticulously designed to complement the design of your device rather than hide it.

But this is easier said that done as most cases are designed based on a template and some that offer a good degree of protection are too bulky and hide the device.

So, you’ve just bought a brand-new Galaxy S10 for yourself and now you want to protect it with a case that can withstand more than just the occasional drop, which case should you get?

If you’re getting a case for your Galaxy S10, you better make sure it’s LifeProof

When it comes to providing assured protection for your Galaxy S10, LifeProof has got you covered. LifeProof FRĒ are waterproof, dustproof and drop proof, meeting and exceeding the MIL-STD 810G-516.6 standard withstanding repeated drops from 2 metres. LifeProof FRĒ for the Galaxy S10 is also IP-rated which means your device is sealed from water, dust and dirt.

Because when you have a phone that’s capable of taking stunning pictures and sharing it to the world in an instant, you want it to keep up with your active lifestyle. That’s why LifeProof has created two distinct types of rugged, protective cases for the Galaxy S10 range – The NËXT and the FRĒ.

LifeProof NËXT for the Galaxy S10 range – Protection when it matters

The NËXT from LifeProof fulfils all the criteria that make for a well-designed protective case. The NËXT is MIL-STD 810G-516.6 and IP5X certified to withstand the elements with protection from dust, dirt and snow and safeguards phones from drops up to 2 metres (6.6 feet).

The case has an open-faced design for unhindered direct access to the Infinity O-Display on the Galaxy S10 while its raised, bevelled edge helps protect against scratches and scuffs when the device is placed face-down falls.

The slim profile makes the NËXT pocketable for capturing memories on the go while transparent back allows you to show off the colour of your Galaxy S10, the case also has a pop of colour around the edges for a hint of personal style.

LifeProof FRĒ for the Galaxy S10 range – the complete life proof protection for your device

If you’re the outdoors type of person, then you’ll want to take device protection up a notch with the LifeProof FRĒ.

The FRĒ, with its built-in screen protector and two-piece design, seals your Galaxy S10 from the elements. The case is MIL-STD 810G-516.6 and IP68 certified for watertight protection in waters up to 2 metres (6.6 feet) deep and it can stay submerged for up to an hour. The case also protects your device against dust, snow and drops up to 2 metres (6.6 feet) and is available in a variety of colours to suit your taste.

The NËXT is available now for Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e for RM259, Galaxy S10+ for RM299. While FRĒ will be coming soon for Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ price at RM329 and RM359 respectively.

LifeProof cases, because your phone should follow you, not the other way around.

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