Is the iPhone X silicone case worth it?

robert1998

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Hello guys! I'm searching the web for a case for my iPhone X, but I've not seen something comparable to Apple Cases. Have you tested the silicon case? Is it ok for day-to-day use? Should I go leather instead?
 

saltd

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Silicone is a little thicker and grippier than the leather. Both are excellent choices. They probably are the most pleasant cases to use on the day to day, but they aren’t super protective. This is especially due to the open bottom design, which does makes swiping up gestures very smooth.

None of the silicone knock offs are even close to the quality of the real Apple ones.
 

Coffee50

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This is the first time I've used an apple silicone case & I'm happy with it. I most likely will continue to use apple cases in the future.

It might not be the most protect case (depending on what capacity you'll be using it) but for general day to day use, I think it's a solid case. (I'm planning on picking up a new color when the spring colors are introduced)
 

robert1998

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I heard someone saying that silicone cases from Apple are not pocket friendly and attract dust very easily...Is that true?
 

ApplePersonFreak

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I love mine. They’ve become my favorite cases. I’ve owned it since my 6S and have gotten them for every phone I’ve owned since, including the X. I plan on grabbing more colors for sure, but waiting to see what’s new with the spring edition.
 
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Hello guys! I'm searching the web for a case for my iPhone X, but I've not seen something comparable to Apple Cases. Have you tested the silicon case? Is it ok for day-to-day use? Should I go leather instead?
Apple made iPhone cases are never worth the price due to minimal protection and cheap material. They are more for fashion and people who are not satisfied or really happy with the original iPhone color they bought as they want to cover it up as soon as possible with other color.
 

csurfr

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I have a black leather Apple case for my X and it is insanely slippery. On the silicone front, I picked up a midnight blue Apple case less than two days ago and the edges are already getting shiny from being held.

I plan to return both.
 

aloper

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Hello guys! I'm searching the web for a case for my iPhone X, but I've not seen something comparable to Apple Cases. Have you tested the silicon case? Is it ok for day-to-day use? Should I go leather instead?
I have both the Apple leather and silicone cases for the iPhone X...although I've moved on to the Caudabe Sheath though as my day to day case. Anyways, I much prefer the leather case over the silicone case. Mainly because the silicone does pick up lint and dust. Every time I pulled the silicone case out, I would find myself rubbing the back of the case off, on my jeans or something...the lint and dirt just make the silicone case feel dirty a lot of the time...That's why I eventually moved to using the Sheath. It has a slightly rough texture, making it grippy, but it's made of a polymer, that isn't silicone...so it doesn't attract dust and lint...
 

Ta0jin

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I have a black leather Apple case for my X and it is insanely slippery. On the silicone front, I picked up a midnight blue Apple case less than two days ago and the edges are already getting shiny from being held.

I plan to return both.
They are slippery at first but my experience is they get grippier the longer you use them.
 
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csurfr

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They are slippery at first but my experience is they get grippier the longer you use them.
I’ve had the black for a couple of weeks. Just as slick as day one. In fact, I’m more likely to drop my phone with it on than without it.
 

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Apple silicone cases will attract dust lint for a while it lessens as you use it.
The silicone cases are also better fitting and better made than the leather for less money.
The inside microfiber actually comes up on the sides of the case as well. They’ve also updated the bottom corners without hard plastic so no more cracking they have just the silicone so it’s a nice snap to fit the corners.
 
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I've been using the original silicone cases with 5s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus and now X. I've tried many other but in my opinion these are the best overall.

+ excelent grip
+ quality material
+ microfiber all around (zero scratches after 1 year of use on the jet black 7 Plus)
+ good screen protection (lip over the screen, no protection against impact, obviously)
+ can be cleaned with water and soap

- collects lint like crazy, especially in cotton pockets, lint also tends to get into the lightning port, so you need to clean it like once a month
- gets shiny on the edges (most with darker colors, least with white)
- after 6-8 months one of the corners at the bottom breaks (they say they fixed this with X, we'll see...)


I've actually stopped looking at other cases now, I simply order this one with the new phone and then get another color after a couple of months.
 

Prozak0820

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I’ve had the silicone case for my iPhone 6 and 7 plus.

I’ve dropped my 6 way more than I should have and that was on tile and concrete. The case protected it perfectly. Also protected my phone when I dropped it from the first floor and it fell straight in between the wall and stairs and hit the tile floor. And the phone was fine. Used that case till it fell apart.

For my iPhone 7 Plus I’ve dropped it a few times. Mainly on concrete and hard wood. It even survived a fall from me standing on beer benches at Oktoberfest.

Most damage done to both cases was just the cracking and some silicone coming off. But for my 7 plus I went to Apple and replaced it. So I’d say they are pretty durable and great at protecting the phone. Lint was a small issue for about 2 months after that the case wouldn’t pick up lint. Also very good at keeping dust and dirt out. And kept my jet black 7 plus scratch free.
 
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Ralfi

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I've had my (black) Silicone case for a week now & am happy with it.

The open botton edge not only makes swipe up gestures easier, but it also makes disconnecting the Lightning cable with one hand easier as you can get a better grip on the plug - especially handy for my CarPlay setup.

Cleaning the case is surprisingly easy - just blowing the case removes most of the lint that collects & wiping it down with a damp tissue at the end of the day (before bed) returns it to an as-new condition.

The case is thin, minimalist & discreet + the internal felt lining on all edges puts your mind at ease, knowing all sides of your phone are protected.
 

Jaggrey

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I have both the Apple leather and silicone cases for the iPhone X...although I've moved on to the Caudabe Sheath though as my day to day case. Anyways, I much prefer the leather case over the silicone case. Mainly because the silicone does pick up lint and dust. Every time I pulled the silicone case out, I would find myself rubbing the back of the case off, on my jeans or something...the lint and dirt just make the silicone case feel dirty a lot of the time...That's why I eventually moved to using the Sheath. It has a slightly rough texture, making it grippy, but it's made of a polymer, that isn't silicone...so it doesn't attract dust and lint...
How grippy is the Sheath compared to the Apple Silicone case?