Irritatingly, nearly every single phone case I see has a hole for the lens on the back.
Such lazy thinking in design!
Sure, it means the lens is recessed, but what happens if something hard and pointy happens to find its way (by mistake) into the same pocket or bag as the phone, when we’re in a hurry and we chuck everything together. Like house or car keys or pens. Or sand.
The only smart thinking people I can find online who are enlightened to this obvious need are https://eyepatchcase.com/ (I don’t work for them, nor affiliated with them in any way).
But, on the basis of what’s on their website, it seems like iPhones are the only type of phone that needs this kind of care. No cases listed for Android phones.
With the Sony Z3 Compact glass back, I was able to fit a stiff glass screen protector onto the back and protect the camera, with decent transmission of light through it not reducing quality. However, with the Z5 Compact, the back is a matt textured finish to which a glass screen protector does fit as well to as it did with the Z3 Compact.
Any ideas as to who might sell a case with a sliding lens protector built into the case?
I think Nokia had the right idea with the N95 and N82 with the built in sliding windows for their Carl Zeiss cameras. Shame phone makers don’t get this into their heads that people want to look after their phone lens properly.