The flip covers provide a complete protection by securing both the screen and back from smudges, scratches and also prevents accidental touch inputs on the screen. Some flip covers can even be transformed and used as a stand which helps if you want to watch a movie resting the device on a flat top. But on the downside, flip covers turn your stylish phone into a bulky one and interfere with the one-handed operation of your device. Also with flip covers, taking pictures using the rear camera in landscape mode becomes difficult with the flip part dangling outside.
The back covers, on the other hand, provides less protection than flip covers but scores on the other points where the flips fail. Back covers are available in different colors and custom designs which sometimes enhance your smartphone's look and feel. Also, one-handed operation faces no hindrance with the back covers. But with these on, you might have to use a screen protector to protect the screen from getting shattered during a fall.
So, what are your preferences with the protection options for your smartphone? Voice your opinion in the comments below.
Now I am a huge hater of bulky smartphones. Lightweight works best for me and therefore I kept the idea of getting any kind of cover for my smartphone at bay. But now that I had broken the glass of my smartphone, I started seriously considering getting some kind of cover, and realised that Mi offers flip covers that aren't that heavy in weight. Got myself that.
Now the difference between a back cover and a flip cover is such that, one covers only the rear end while other one covers both sides.
One of my friends always cringes when anyone pulls a smartphone on the table-top as it leaves scratches on the smartphone's rear end and she has a big OCD about
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Which one do you think can keep your smartphone more safe and secure? I think in the battle of back cover vs. flip cover, the latter wins hands down because it gives much more safety against scratches, dirt etc. Whereas back cover seems like more of a fashionable accessory and nothing else.
Trust me, it doesn't work. I have seen SO many smartphone falls and glass break cases, that I find Gorilla Glass is a sham. 😁Dipankar Gangulyscreen protector to protect the screen from getting shattered during a fall
Would love to hear more thoughts on this.
When it comes to protection, flip covers are better for sure. But if we consider the other aspects, like convenience, then the back covers scores more. 👍 I used both flip and back covers for my previous smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5. And with the flip cover on, it was very difficult to take up phone calls, check notifications or even time in one hand in crowded situations like bus/metro. Clicking pictures with the rear camera is also very inconvenient.Ankita KatdareI think in the battle of back cover vs. flip cover, the latter wins hands down because it gives much more safety against scratches, dirt etc.
Back covers have no such issue but provide lesser protection. For me, it is fine, as with the flips, I have to deal with the inconvenience daily in an attempt to protect my phone from that unlikely event of a shattering drop. So, with my new Galaxy S7, I chose a transparent back cover and a tempered glass for protection. 😎
If you hate covers outright whether its back or flip but still need protection for your smartphone then I might suggest looking into this. This is called Grip and has been made by the company dbrand that also makes phone skins. You can use the Grip to protect the phone from falls without adding any bulk or hiding your smartphone’s outer beauty. Sadly this product is brand new and has been made for premium smartphones like the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S and Note series, Pixel and OnePlus.
If you usually keep your phone in bag/purse with other items like keys/pens flip cover can be a good option since it protects the screen from scratches effectively. It is a bit difficult however for one hand use. The back covers are easy to use with one hand and ideal if you tend to keep your phone in pocket. Most new-age phones come with Gorilla Glass protection so they are scratch proof; however not shatter proof. So if you drop your phone, back covers wont be of much help.
I think the choice really depends on one's usage and convenience. Since each option has its own advantages and fall-outs there is no one-size-fits all solution for this.
~Rude Boy 😁
It's 2020 and I still haven't figured out what is a better idea for my phone. I am using a back cover since 6 months for my smartphone, but it gets easily cracked on the edges ? as I basically am the kind of person who drops her phone randomly. I switched to a flip cover over a year ago, but it made my smartphone so BULKY that it was too heavy for my jeans' front pocket.
I have tried plastic as well as silicon back covers but never the costly versions. What have you guys tried? What works best for you?
Actually there is no much difference between Flip cover and Back cover..
By using flip cover that will protect your screen and by using back cover that will not provide much secure for your phone.. Flip cover will attract the persons compare to back cover so i prefer if you are senior use flip cover for college student back cover is ok for them...
Coverless works good for me.I had Redmi note 3in the past and now using a Iphone 5s .i bought Redmi note 3 during its launch due to its shiny gold finish.I hate putting some covers over it.Many people who had initial Redmi models would have observed that its little slippery but its ok for me.Now in iphone too,i dont use a back cover instead using both side temper glass for the only reason people who get phone from me returns the phone to table which indeed leaves scratches on it.Apart from it i go with coverless.
I can handle my phone safely almost,the reason behind this saying is this only one crack at a corner of my phone,that too on the tempered glass . I brought this smartphone in 2015 November, I am still using it.? because i am planning to buy my next smartphone with my First Salary? . Though Flip cover is protective than the back cover , I prefer "Back Cover".
As a civil engineer I always work on roads , when I earned my first wages then I bought redmi note 2 , a good device I bought a stylish back cover for it but it was bulky too , I used it for four months and after 4 months accidentally I dropped my phone and for my surprise even after having a tempered glass and a thick phone case cracks grew over it and covered the whole device I was shocked after looking at it I was literally crying inside that all my savings were flushed , then I started using a normal feature phone and then after 1 year I got a promotion and a salary increase after getting an increase I bought redmi note 4 , but this time I used my brain and bought a flip cover and since then from redmi note 4 to Apple iPhone XR , I still use flip cover because it protects my device and if you are also a working professional then you should use only and only a flip cover because it will protect your device , but if you are not pron to drop your phone then you can go caseless or you can use a simple back cover .
Well, whenever I am out of my home, I use a Fluffy Back cover (Fluffy enough to Withstand some fall damage)!But when I come back, I change the cover and apply an DIY Cover made by me with a water cooler attached at back!?LOL, Now My Phone becomes game beast at homee and teddy bear when i go out!