|Preventing your iPhone 5 from getting scratches or damaged.
Posted on 25 October 2012
You've got your new iPhone 5 after a year's wait, and you want to keep it in perfect condition. We could tell you to be super careful, keep coins and keys in a different pocket, or even point you to the nearest pharmacist to buy some cotton wool to wrap it in. But instead of that, here's what Carphone Warehouse would do to keep an iPhone 5 scratch, problem and damage free.
There's a new 4" screen on iPhone 5, and to some that can just mean more screen to scratch, not an extra row of apps and better movie viewing. Screen protectors are now extremely durable and no problem to fit, protecting screens from everything from the odd scratch to punishment from electronic drills.
Perfect for: Fully protecting your touchscreen from scratches.
What about the aluminium?! No problem, get yourself a case. Silicone cases are stretchy, light and super grippy. Because they're stretchy they're a really tight fit, and don't add much bulk to your iPhone 5. They're also often available in some fantastic colours, and scratches can't cut through them either.
Perfect for: Case protection and improving grip.
A leather case will also keep scratches and damage from spoiling the body of your iPhone, and although not as funky as silicone ones, they are far more professional and sleek. Leather is hard wearing and feels far more natural to the touch too.
Perfect for: Case & screen protection while looking professional.
Want the best protection to stop your iPhone 5 from getting damaged? Well hard cases are a good bet, and although they do add more bulk to your phone, they'll ensure heavy knocks and drops won't affect your iPhone. Many even come with screen protectors for front and back damage shielding.
Perfect for: Super high protection from heavy damage.
Full body protective films.
If you want to keep your iPhone 5's shape, size, weight and even colour practically untouched, full body transparent protective films are the way they go. They offer scratch and knock protection for almost 100% of iPhone 5's surface. Your phone will feel a little plasticky, but the protective layers stand up extremely well to some pretty harsh punishments.
Perfect for: Protecting the front and back while preserving iPhone 5's look and size.