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Choosing a Case for Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Cases are designed to help protect smartphones from damage like scratches and dirt as well as let people show their style. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a wide range of available covers. These include a wallet, flip, and fitted.

What types of Galaxy Note 4 cases are available?

The types of cases available for the Galaxy Note 4 are flip, wallet, and fitted. A flip case has a front cover that you open to access the smartphone. As you would expect, a wallet case is a combination of a wallet and a smartphone case. Its exact design depends on the manufacturer. Typically, it is similar to a flip case but with a few slots for debit cards and larger pockets for cash. A fitted case, also called a skin, covers the smartphone without a flap that opens.

What materials are available?

After you know what type of phone case you want, consider material preferences. Some materials include leather, synthetic leather, rigid plastic, and rubber. Regardless of material, Galaxy Note 4 cases come in all sorts of colors, including purple, pink, black, white, and multicolor. Some cases are metallic or clear. Two types of plastic commonly used for smartphone cases are polyurethane and polycarbonate. Polyurethane can be soft or hard, and it's recyclable. Many cases made of polyurethane have patterns or designs, such as flowers, scrolls, and feathers. Some Galaxy Note 4 cases are bejeweled with crystals, plastic beads, or other gem materials.

What are some features of these cases?

Potential features include a kickstand, magnetic flap, and an S-view window. Galaxy Note 4 cases that have kickstands can be set up on a table or desk so that you can watch videos without holding your smartphone. The kickstand is usually located in the back of the case and can be pulled out to turn the case into a stand for your device. Cases that have magnetic flaps keep the cover closed via magnets. Lastly, an S-view window means that the case leaves part of your phone's screen visible while the case is on. Some flip cases have S-view windows.

How do you clean a leather phone case?

If the case you choose is made of leather, you can maintain it by washing with mild hand soap. Here are five simple steps to cleaning a smartphone cover made of this type of material:

  • Remove the case from your phone.
  • Dampen a cotton cloth with warm water and apply a small amount of mild hand soap. Rub the cloth together to help evenly spread the soap.
  • Gently clean the case with the cloth in circular motions.
  • An optional step is to rub it with saddle soap to condition the leather.
  • Let the case dry before putting it back over your phone.
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