It only takes one bad drop to break that brand new phone.
And with repairs costing as much as $500, make sure you have it covered.
If you have an all glass phone keeping it in a case is a must.
Even if you're not accident prone.
Skip the $5 flimsy one and go for something more substantial that will provide better protection.
Otterbox, Speck, and Mouse are just some case manufacturers that offer rugged cases that'll hold up to just about any fall.
Now that you've covered your back, don't forget about the front.
Screen protectors add an extra layer of protection to the surface that needs it the most.
Tempered glass will be your best bet against these type of accidents.
Lastly, get insurance.
Check if your phone carrier offers a protection plan that you can just tack onto your monthly bill, or go directly through the phone manufacturer.
Iphone users can buy AppleCare+ insurance for $129 or $200 for the iPhone X. Galaxy owners can try Samsung's Premium Care plan.
It offers similar coverage but for a monthly fee of only $11.99.
In San Francisco, I'm Vanessa Hand Orellana with cnet for CBS News.
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