Aluminum frame + TPU layer: signal loss?

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  1. c0venant macrumors regular

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    I was thinking of buying this new case but I'm worried it will affect my phone's signal. Does anyone with similar cases (with a rubber layer in-between) experience signal loss?

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    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KVRAVMY/
     
  2. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting.

    Verus (also a Korean company) seems to be unabashedly cloning some of Spigen's products. A Neo Hybrid with an Al bumper.

    I'd never heard of them before I saw some links here. Anybody know how long they've been around?
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I had a full metal case for my iPhone 4 - really killed the signal, was 2 bars better as soon as you took it off.
     
  4. c0venant thread starter macrumors regular

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    I too noticed they are very similar, it's just that I like this one better (the back). If the phone's signal weren't/isn't a problem I'd definitely pick this one.

    I know there are problems with full metal cases, I'd just like to know if people experience them with cases where you have a rubber layer in-between.
     
  5. sophiamendezzz1 macrumors regular

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    http://www.amazon.com/Verus-Aluminu...2105&sr=8-1&keywords=verus+iron+shield+iphone

    I think you're talking about this one? I think it also looks pretty nice but I guess we're going to have to see once it's actually available. I'd like to see a review on it compared to the neo hybrid :)
     
  6. c0venant thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone already bought this one? would love a review :)
     
  7. Jalopybox, Jul 1, 2014
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    Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Any metal case will degrade your signal-even if the metal is not in direct contact with the phone. Same as stepping into a metal building-bye bye signal.
     
  8. tundra12 macrumors newbie

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    I was about to buy an aluminum bumper for my phone but now after reading this I having second thoughts.

    Is there an app that shows signal strength so I can test?
     
  9. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    I've owned over 10 metal cases and it doesn't matter whats in between, you will lose signal.
     
  10. RafixPhoenix, Jul 6, 2014
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    RafixPhoenix macrumors regular

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    I have an aluminum bumper with cutout holes for the antenna. I've experienced no signal loss.
     
  11. c0venant thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks. I purchased the Spigen Neo Hybrid instead. Where I live I usually only get 2 to 3 signal bars at most, so I'm definitely not going to risk spending money on a case that could leave my phone useless.:)
     
  12. Parkland macrumors newbie

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    I bought Airybody aero-alumium bumper, Signal, GPS, Wifi are OK!
     
  13. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    Which one? Where from? Picture + Link please?

    Nice. Would love to see this one.
     
  14. psychonaut, Jul 17, 2014
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    psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    This case is the real deal. Yeah, its a carbon of the Neo Hybrid by Spigen but still its pretty awesome.

    I review tons of cases and to date the Neo Hybrid has been my favorite however this case has now replaced it.

    I have all colors, tested it out, no signal loss, feels awesome in hand, weighs a little more than the neo hybrid, etc...

    I will be doing a full video and written review over the weekend and giving some away too.

    Any questions about it ask away...

    Update info: In the pic above it shows some branding on the bumper that says Iron Shield, all the ones I have do NOT have that branding... the only branding is on the back that says Verus... not very big either.
     

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