Stainless Steel Case for iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by cherishzm, May 12, 2015.

  1. cherishzm macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2011
    I don't like the aluminum case because it's so slippery! It forces me to use a sticky clear protector so I can get a good grip.

    A stainless steel case will cost more but I'm sure I will like it much better!
  2. frifra macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    It would reduce all your signals e.g. wifi, gsm and bluetooth.
  3. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
    I tried aluminum more than once but no more.
    Sure, they look amazing but ...
    Reduced signal. In my experience it's noticeable. At best it's minimal.
    Not as much protection as you'd think. The best protection has some flexible material or matrix for shock absorption. Pure aluminum cases transfer the shock directly to the phone. Most cases do have some inner soft buffering but this adds bulk.
    Case scratches easily. In order to preserve the sexy look you need to protect it from scratches. Over time just about every aluminum case looks beaten up - especially at the corners and especially ones that are colored.
    Expensive. Enough said.

    Any one of those is a potential deal breaker.

    In the end it's not worth it IMO.

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