Protect Your Galaxy S 4 with a Good Case and Screen Cover - dummies

Protect Your Galaxy S 4 with a Good Case and Screen Cover

By Bill Hughes

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is sleek and beautiful even without a good case. Plus, the front is made of Gorilla Glass from Corning. This stuff is durable and scratch resistant.

So why would you ever cover this all up? It’s like buying a fancy dress for a prom or wedding and wearing a coat all night. Yup. It is necessary for safe mobile computing.

Dropping a phone on concrete can break some of the innards. The glass may be fine, but the LCD can still crack or the connections become loose. This can happen if you simply keep your phone in a pocket.

There are lots of choices for cases. The most popular are made of silicone, plastic, or leather. There are different styles that meet your needs from many manufacturers. Otterbox is a brand that makes a series of cases made for multiple levels of protection. An example is seen in this figure.


You don’t just use a good case so you can hand off a clean used phone to the next lucky owner. A case makes it a little less likely that you will lose it.

More significantly, a case protects your phone against damage. If your phone is damaged, you need to mail it or bring it to a repair shop. The problem is that many people who bring their phone in for repair do not wipe the personal information off their device. You really hope that they can pop off the broken piece, pop on a new one, and send you one your way.

It is rarely that easy. Typically, you need to leave it in the hands of a stranger for some period of time. For the duration of the repair, those people have access to the information on your phone.

The good news is that most workers who repair phones are professional and will probably delete any information from the phone before they start fixing it.

However, are you sure that you want to trust the professionalism of a stranger? Also, do you really want the hassle of getting a new phone? Probably not, so invest in a good case and screen cover.