Apple iPhone X Silicone vs Leather Cases (All Colors!)

by birtanpublished on November 1, 2020

What's up guys Mike here the Detroit Borg and I do something that's kind of crazy every year which is to compare every single color of Apple's case tiles now the cases are available in silicone and leather and we're gonna compare them in this video so you can see them side-by-side now there's nine colors for each style so nine for silicon and nine for leather the silicone retails for $39 the 11 retails for $49 now these colors are updated seasonally and they are designed to match other Apple accessories so there's consistency across the board so you have matching

Apple watch bands iPad cases and more so starting off with these silicone cases obviously there's a big difference in packaging we have a clear shell so we can see the case before we make the purchase and they make it pretty easy to crack into these I have to do is peel off the paper along the back and you can go ahead and try out the case so the colors here include cobalt blue rose red ultraviolet dark olive white pinks and midnight blue black and product red when it comes to the leather cases the packaging is much nicer it also means you don't have to destroy the packaging

In order to try out the case before you decide if you want it or not so in terms of this color selection we have cosmos blue pink fuchsia dark aubergine charcoal gray taupe saddle brown midnight blue black and of course product red now both these silicone and leather cases are lined in a microfiber material which is color matched to the case which cushions the phone and helps to stabilize any grit or sand that might grind against the phone and scratch it and that's especially important with stainless steel and for that reason I think the silicone cases might do a

Better job protecting the stainless steel frame just because that microfiber material wraps around the inside edge while the inside edge of the 11 case is just wrapped in the leather material so as always both cases are very precisely main although there are imperfections in leather and of course you will see the folding it's definitely far cleaner than any other leather case I've ever seen for the iPhone so between the leather and silicone cases we get four distinct blue colors but they're actually pretty close together in terms of their overall tone and style so again for the silicone

Cases we have blue cobalt and midnight blue in terms of the leather cases we have cosmos blue which is my personal favorite and midnight blue both silicon and leather also offer a dark pink color on silk it's called rose-red and a leather it's called pink fuchsia this order replaces the berry color from the leather case series from last generation now there's really only two lights colors available so we have white or pink sand on silicon but of course all the leather cases are darker because they just aged better if they're darker if you get a light

Leather case it definitely causes some problems once again product red is available in silicone and leather and in the case of this generation the leather color is much darker than the silicone case so if you compare them side-by-side you can see there's a distinct difference and if you compare the previous level case to the new one again you can see how much darker it is personally I really like the darker red and it should age better because any bright color again really picks up stains so a darker red should look better as it ages

We also get two Purple's to pick from so we have the silicone case in ultra violet and the leather case in dark Alber gene now the dark aubergine is actually more closer to black it's a very subtle purple while the ultra violet case is anything but so it's by far the most vibrant color to pick from here there's also a dark olive color on silicone and a charcoal gray on leather so they're kind of medium to dark grey colors obviously the silicone color is a little more green than great and in terms of leba colors we have two classics

Taupe and satella Brown we've seen this for a number of years I really liked hope it's a nice neutral color but it's also quite light for leather so this may stain more over time and then sailor Brown is really designed to weather lastly if you can't decide what colors to get there's always black and of course black will weather the best taking the close look at the design of these cases along the back we have the Apple logo on the leather its embossed and on the silicone cases it's actually printed in a slightly darker tone so it's a little more prominent both the

Leather and silicone cases are very precisely fitted to the camera module on the back of the iPhone 10 and the case is thick enough to keep the camera module recessed so the iPhone won't rock around on a table anymore and it prevents any damage that might happen to the camera module if you slide it across a table or drop it both cases cover up these side buns and leave an opening for the mute switch now of course with the leather case it's a little more premium so we have metallic buttons instead of silicone buns the metallic buttons are very nicely done and they even match the

Color of the leather and they provide plenty of tactile feedback so they feel just like the normal buttons on the phone the buttons the silicone case are a bit lighter and they're tinted a darker color so they stand out more now in some ways I think the buns on the silicone case will likely cause less damage to the stainless steel finish on those buns because again it's wrapped in microfiber while the liver case uses a harder insert which presses against these side buttons both cases have a raised lip around the edge of the glass to prevent

The curved glass from touching the table when you lay it flat and it should also protect the glass pretty well in any impacts there is a fairly large opening on the base of each case to allow the speaker microphone as well as the Lightning port to operate normally so you can dock this with accessories like the Lightning dock but there's still plenty of material around the corners and the back edge to prevent any damage from impacts there's a pretty big difference in the way these cases feel in the hand the silicone case has a really nice grip but that also means it

Likes to stick to your pocket and collect lint or dust but the leather case definitely feels more premium and it feels really nice with those metallic buttons but it's also a much more slippery case so it makes the phone feel bulkier than it does in the silicone case so it's easier to maneuver the phone in silicone than it is in leather when it comes to wear and tear both cases do weather differently so I think the lever case generally holds up better although it patinas in ways that not everybody likes so you'll see it get darker over time especially along the

Edges so to some people it just looks like it's getting dirty now the silicone case is pretty durable it cleans up pretty easily and stays looking new for a longer period of time but after a while the grippy edges of the case start to wear out so you'll see some inconsistencies in the finish of the case and that will happen after a few months of use especially taking it in and out of your pocket so the next question is what color goes with what iPhone and in the case of the iPhone 10 it doesn't matter at all because once the case is on the phone you can't see

The original iPhone 10's color that's because the front bezel is the same on both the silver and Space Gray and the rest of the phone is basically covered by the case itself so it's a pretty seamless fit now personally I think my favorite case here is the leather in cosmos blue I really like the feel of leather I like the metallic buttons but I have to admit that silicone has its advantages it's a lot more grippy while leather is quite a bit more slippery and as I mentioned I think the silicone case is going to do a better job protecting

The stainless steel finish on the phone than leather but of course time will tell and no matter what case you get it's still works with any wireless charger alrighty guys hope you enjoyed this look at the leather and silicone cases and what they want to know from you guys is what is your favorite color let me know in the comment section below and if you guys enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up to let me know and I'll see you again in my next video

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