How many times have you heard the story of a friend who bought a cheap phone case because it fit his phone perfectly, but the case cracked, spilling liquid everywhere?
You’re not alone.
In some cases, the liquid is so viscous, you could literally drown in it.
In many cases, this kind of damage is actually a sign that the phone case isn’t waterproof.
Here’s why you should always be skeptical of the phone cases that claim to be waterproof, and which can actually leak.1.
The case is too thick The thickness of the case will make it difficult to fit a water bottle inside.
If you’re using a phone with a thicker case, you’ll need to use an additional cap to keep the liquid in.
If your phone’s case is thinner than that, you may want to consider a case with a lower thickness, such as the MicroUSB to USB Cable.2.
The phone case has an embedded camera or sensor When you’re buying a phone, it’s important to keep in mind that not all cases are created equal.
While a case may protect your phone, you should also take into consideration the potential for damage to the camera or sensors inside.
For example, a phone may have a camera built-in, but it could also be attached to the front of the camera, and you may not want to expose that camera.
For those reasons, you might consider using a case that has an integrated camera.3.
The camera is too small If you’ve purchased a phone from a reseller, you’ve probably heard that a phone is waterproof if its front camera is at least 5mm thick.
That means that the front camera must be a minimum of 1.5mm thick, or more than twice the thickness of your phone.
This means that if you buy a case, it may not be waterproof.
For that reason, it is best to use a case for a phone that has a front camera that’s at least 1.25mm thick and less than twice as thick as your phone and has a camera sensor that’s more than 1.75mm thick (or more than 3 times the thickness).4.
The front camera does not fit inside the case When you buy your phone case, make sure the front-facing camera has a sensor that is no thicker than 3mm.
If it’s too thick, the camera won’t work properly, and it may spill liquid on your phone (or spill on other parts of your bag).5.
The rear camera does more than fit inside of the iPhone or iPad caseWhen you buy an iPhone or an iPad case, be sure to ensure the rear camera is a minimum 1.7mm thick to accommodate the front and rear cameras.
You’ll also want to ensure that the rear-facing rear camera has the same thickness as the front one.
The iPhone or tablet case is made to fit into the iPhone and iPad case.6.
The back case has a hard edge or cut outIf you buy the iPhone, iPad, or Mac cases, you’re likely to have an extra edge or piece of the back that will need to be cut out.
This is to prevent damage to your device if you cut or break it.
When cutting or cutting the edges of the front or rear camera, make certain that they’re not sharp.7.
The screen does not match the phone’s designWhen you get a phone back, make a note of which side of the screen you get.
If the screen is a phone’s screen, make an extra note of that.
If not, don’t worry.8.
The design is too thinWhen you’ve bought a phone or iPad, make it clear which side you get when you buy.
If there’s an extra piece of your backside on the phone, make that visible.9.
The device is too largeIf you purchase an iPhone case, try to use it as a case of sorts for the other cases.
When you’ve finished, try not to worry about whether it fits your phone correctly.
The best thing to do is to leave the phone in its case for about 15 minutes and then return it.
The same thing applies to tablets.