many people don’t understand that there is a big difference between a $9 phone case and a $22 dollar phone case. First, the $9 phone case isn’t a case, is a plastic cover. It’s a great way to show you originality with your phone cover but they offer little protection. A phone case is just that, it’s a case for your phone and these $22 cases are a 3 piece protective case. The include a shock absorbing rubber insert and 2 piece hard plastic outer shell. Both are great ways to show off an one of a kind original unique iphone. But understand that one offers no protection and one offers substantial protection. It’s just a matter of personal preference and budget at that point.