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Top 5 Best Amazon Fire Phone Cases

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The Amazon Fire Phone is cool, but it’s not the most rugged smartphone on the market. If you want to keep your Fire Phone safe from dings and scratches, check out our top five picks for the Fire Phone’s best cases.


1. Amazon Official Fire Phone Case (Polyurethane)

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This polyurethane case is an official Amazon product, so you know it will be perfectly spec’ed out to fit with your new phone. The Amazon case comes in five colors: black, blue, cayenne (red), citron (yellow), and “Royal” (purple.) In addition to a wide variety of colors, this case stands out because of its durable design and easy access to ports and controls.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Durable design
  • Lots of color options
  • Nice case texture
  • Slim profile
  • Easy access to controls and ports

  • Cons:

  • May not be rugged or waterproof enough for people who are active outdoors
  • Easy to snap on, but could easily snap off under the right impact circumstances
  • Not many bells and whistles, such as storage
  • No dust covers
  • No patterns or interesting designs

  • 2. i-Blason Amazon Fire Phone Case

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    This i-Blason case stands out for two reasons. Firstly, it is on sale from Amazon for under $2 as of this writing. Secondly, the case comes in two color options (clear and frost) that will allow people around you to see the Amazon logo on the back of the device. Since the Fire Phone is Amazon’s first smartphone, plenty of people will want to talk to you about your cool new phone…so a transparent case is a great way to start that conversation.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Anti-slip properties
  • Easy access to ports
  • Front raised edges protect screen
  • Comes in three colors: black, clear, and frost
  • Shows off the Amazon logo

  • Cons:

  • Limited drop protection
  • Some users may prefer more vivid color options for their phone cases
  • Warranty runs out after just one year
  • Doesn’t appear to come with a screen protector
  • No port/dust covers

  • 3. Amazon Official Fire Phone Case (Leather)

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    If you want your Fire Phone to be ensconced in a premium case, this leather case made by Amazon offers a luxe look and feel. While there are only two color options available, this case is worth waiting for. As long as you don’t mind the fact that this case comes out about two weeks after the actual phone ships, this Fire Phone case is a great option.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Premium natural leather
  • Feels nice in your hand
  • Likely to age well
  • Low-profile design
  • Fits easily in pocket, easy to remove from tight pockets as well

  • Cons:

  • Case drops August 7, about two weeks after the phone ships
  • Only available in two colors
  • Limited impact protection compared to more rugged cases
  • May stain if not maintained correctly over time
  • No added storage areas

  • 4. Cush Cases ‘Passport Edition’ Faux Leather Case for Fire Phone

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    If you’re looking for a Fire Phone case that offers more than just scratch protection, this “passport” case from Cush Cases is a cool option. In addition to featuring some bold colors, the case also acts as a stand for watching movies or chatting on Skype. This is a case that makes a statement.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Microfiber interior lining
  • Versatile design
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Faux leather is vegan-friendly
  • Phone sits in the adjustable shell frame adding extra protection

  • Cons:

  • Some faux leather products are prone to flaking and wear
  • Closure may not be as secure as some might like
  • Would be nice if the folio cover had some sort of card slot, pocket, or pouch for storage
  • Doesn’t protect against water damage
  • May not feel luxe or professional enough to some

  • 5. i-Blason ‘Prime Series’ Amazon Fire Phone Case

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    (i-Blason)

    This i-Blason case will appeal to those who want the option of a holster. The case consists of two pieces: a hard case that slides into a locking swivel holster. For those who prefer to keep their smartphone clipped to a belt so it’s always at the ready, this case is the natural choice. Plus, it won’t break the bank.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Rugged
  • Easy access to ports
  • Corners feature double-thick silicone
  • Newly improved holster clip design
  • Great grippable texture

  • Cons:

  • All three color combinations include black as the primary color
  • May be too bulky for some
  • Kickstand functionality may not appeal to all
  • Warranty is limited to one year
  • While rugged, case is not IP67 water resistant

  • Want more insight into the Amazon Fire Phone? Check out the hands-on video above from The Verge.


    You might also enjoy this slideshow featuring all kinds of Amazon Fire Phone case options.

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