How to Choose a Case for Your HTC 8S

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How to Choose a Case for Your HTC 8S

The HTC 8S mobile phone is a popular Windows phone, and a variety of cases are available. Cases are available which can meet many different needs. Extra strong, durable cases offer a great deal of protection for those who are concerned about damaging their phone, while wallet cases can store a phone along with credit cards and money, keeping everything together. A wide variety of phone cases, covers and skins can be found on eBay.

Features to Look for in a HTC 8S Case

There are a number of key aspects to keep in mind when looking for a phone case.

· Access to controls, such as volume buttons, and the touch screen of the 8S are important. The best way to ensure unrestricted access is to choose a case which is designed for use with the 8S.

· The protection a case offers to the phone, if damage is a concern. Some cases and skins also include screen protectors , which can help to keep the screen clean and free from scratches.

· Any additional features the case offers, such as clips which can attach it to a belt, or space to keep money and credit cards.

· Colour and style should also be taken into account. Many people use a phone case as a chance to personalise their phone, and a wide range of choices are available.

Types of HTC 8S Phone Case

There are a number of different types of phone case available.


Shells fit closely to the back of the phone. They leave the screen easily accessible, protect the phone from minor bumps and scratches to the back, and retain the phones original slimmer profile. However, they do not protect the screen and do little against larger impacts.


One of the simplest kinds of cases, socks are simple pouches which protect the phone from dirt and scratches. However, the phone has to be removed for use, and socks do not protect against drops.


Protecting both the front and back of the phone when closed, these cases can be flipped open. Flip cases also often provide additional storage space. These cases can, however, add a great deal of bulk to a phone.


Bumpers are thin strips, often made of rubber or silicone, which wrap around the edges of the phone. They cover up less of the phone, retaining its original style, and offer protection against minor bumps, but less against drops. They also do not protect the screen.


Skins are close fitting protective layers, typically made out of rubber or silicone. They offer protection against minor bumps and scratches, and can retain the phones original slim profile.

Extreme Protection

'Extreme protection' can describe a range of cases which place the protection of the phone above other concerns. These cases are often made out of metals or other sturdy materials, and protect the phone from drops as well as the elements. They add considerable bulk to a phone, and are not often used in day to day situations.


Armband cases are ideal for more active users. Often made from strong and sweat absorbing materials, these are often used by regular runners or gym-goers.

HTC 8S Phone Case Materials

Phone cases can also be made out of a variety of different materials.


Silicone or gel is a popular material for cases and covers. Durable and flexible, this material is also cheap. Rubber is also often used in cases designed for sports, and offers similar properties.


Leather is a popular choice for cases and covers, featuring a unique appearance. Cases made of leather can offer a good amount of protection, though are often more expensive.


Hard plastics are often used for shells. This material is affordable and lightweight, and can offer a great deal of protection.


Metal cases are strong, and are often used in cases designed to offer a great deal of protection. They are, however, often more expensive and can add weight to a phone.


Fabrics and cottons are used for sock type covers. Affordable and soft, they protect the phone from scratches and dirt.

How to Buy a Case for the HTC 8S on eBay

A wide variety of cases, covers and skins usable with the HTC 8S can be found on eBay.

· The full listing of mobile phone cases can be found under theCases, Covers, Skins section of the Mobile Accessories category. Cases for the HTC 8S can be found under HTC .

· Cases can be arranged by categories such as compatible brand, colour and price.

· Key information about a case, such as if it is designed for use with a specific phone, is often displayed in the item listing, making it easy to quickly establish if a case meets any key requirements.

· More detailed information about a case can be found on the item page. Also available on this page is information about the seller, such as feedback ratings and item reviews, helping to ensure that purchase can be made with confidence.

· If looking for a specific case, it may be easier to use the search function which can be found at the top of every page. Searches can be made to return results from within a selected category, or from across the whole site.

· Look out for any available deals on HTC 8S cases under Phones.


There are all kinds of phone cases, covers and skins available for the HTC 8S. Active users may prefer to use an armband cover while at the gym or going for a run, while those who are likely to take their phone outdoor and through extreme conditions may prefer an extreme protection case. Simpler skins and bumpers are also a widely popular choice. A wide range of skins and phone accessories can be found on eBay.

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