So, how much do you usually pay for a smartphone case?

So, how much do you usually pay for a smartphone case?
Smartphones are not getting cheaper, but they certainly are getting more brittle. Or at least that's how it looks, with all this glass pressed against a metal frame being the current go-to design language.

Even if you don't use a case as a daily accessory, we're pretty sure that most people out there will have on hand just for the odd occasion. It may be a trip or a hike or any situation where one's phone is placed at a high risk of a drop over the cold and emotionless concrete.

And there are tons of cases to pick from. From the super-cheap with $1-$2 shells to official manufacturer skins that can set you back $50 or more, to insane collector-style cases that can go for more than $100.

Anyway, where do you sit? How much would you pay for the item that's supposed to prevent phone damages and actual expensive repairs?

How much do you spend on a smartphone case?

Up to $2, no more
I'd go as high as $10
$20 usually gets me a nice case
Up to $50 for the brand-name stuff
Up to $100 - I want a really, really nice case
I'd go $100+ for the right case



16. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I used to spend up to $50 a few years back because I preferred Otterbox cases. Nowadays I can purchase Otterbox like cases for no more than $20 so that's the route I go.

15. MrFreeman

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Cant go wrong with tech21, they have good drop protection and a range of styles to match. But I also got a spigen liquid air armour and hybrid for my note8. I would roughly spend 20 to about 50 AUD for a good case.

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i spend alot on a case. i go for design and its function.

10. Brewski

Posts: 739; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

$0 for me. There's no option for "I don't spend my money on cases because I take care of my belongings..."

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

20 $ max most of the time, Samsung and Apple cases go as high up as 100$ here in the UAE, so I instead go for Spigen cases which are nice though.

8. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I have the Samsung Alcantara for my Note8.

6. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Majority of android phones don’t have great case support, just the typical Chinese brands, and they usually are too flashy. So for them, maybe 10-15 avg. You have to buy a few to find one you like. I did buy the official saddle brown leather case for the 6s I used to have, I think around $45, but the quality and class was worth it. Being my first iPhone, it was next level.

5. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

$5 - $8.95: eBay. :-)

4. KingSam

Posts: 1557; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

$50 because... dbrand

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, because 5 layers of dbrand wraps is better than rugged case /s

3. libra89

Posts: 2357; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ooh this is a hard poll. I prefer no more than $10 but sometimes the cases I want are a little more like 12-15, so I went with the $20 option.

13. Deadeye37

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Exactly how it works out for me too!

2. gamehead unregistered

$20 is good enough. Anything higher is pushing it.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I have a OP3 and I use their original case, which is about $20 here. They're snug, protective and good enough.

1. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

UAG cases have really good drop protection in my experience, and I personally like the design, although it may not be for everyone. That being said, does anyone know of a good case that includes a gap for the SIM card tray?

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