Silicone vs Leather Case for iPhone 6+

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bumfluff, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. bumfluff macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2014
    Considering #bend-gate and relative durability, liquid-resistance and maybe even sticky-ness (for not sliding around on a table or dashboard). What is the general consensus on the two :apple: cases?

    Anyone out there with both cases? Any insights?



    sooooooo many other threads on this sorry
  2. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I've got the leather one for my 6 and I love it. It looks sleek, professional, and adds a negligible amount of bulk to the phone.

    My wife has the silicone for her 5c and she likes it, but after a while the silicone started to degrade and is now peeling from the edges where the case and screen meet.

    No data on long term durability of the leather cases, maybe someone with a 5s can chime in.
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Tried my friends iPhone 6 silicone case, but it was too grippy and stuck to the inside of my suit pocket when I tried to take it out.

    Got a red leather case for my 6 Plus and I love it. Matches my iPad's Smart Case too.

    (This post is the first time typing on landscape on my 6 Plus... What are all these buttons!?! :p)
  4. PegasusTenma macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2014
    If the leather case it's like the one of the Iphone 5S DON'T BUY IT. It gets DISGUSTING after a couple of weeks, at least in the light colors.
  5. chrise2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    My only suggestion for the leather case would be to get a darker color one. My wife got the light blue leather case for her 5s last year and it got all dirty and gross looking pretty fast. My wife's not dirty. So don't go there. :)
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Never liked silicones cases. They attract dirt and grit and it can get between the case and you phone and actually damage the finish.
  7. bumfluff thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2014
    yikes! does not sound promising for either. i actually have never had a case on any of my iPhones, maybe thats a trend that should continue.

    ...unless incase come out with something radical
  8. MVallee macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I've got the red silicone case for my 6 Plus and I really like it. Its not the usual cheap silicone you find from eBay cases, its actually pretty much the same material as the iPad smart covers. Its grippy but like a soft touch kind of grippy, not sticky. I haven't tried the leather ones but I've seen pictures of the 5S ones and how they degraded so quickly so thats why I opted to try the silicone. So far its been good and it seems easy enough to keep clean by just wiping with a damp cloth.
  9. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    I also have the Product [RED] silicon case.

    I felt both the silicon and the leather ones.. and the leather ones felt more slippery to me.

    I have a red cover on my iPad Air as well... so I'm happy so far with my red silicon case :)
  10. dsi76 macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2012
    Silicone vs Leather Case for iPhone 6+

    The silicon is a little thicker than the leather ones but it feels much better and is more grippy in the hands. Because the leather one is so thin, it makes the phone feel more fragile than it would be with the silicone, and I worry that I am going to drop it.

    I had the leather case on the 6+ and I'd get stressed whenever I whipped the phone out of my pocket. LOL Almost the same feeling when using leather case with the 6 I am using now, so now I've gone with the silicone and am happy with it.

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