Apple iPhone XS Max Silicone vs Leather Cases (All Colors!)

by birtanpublished on October 4, 2020

What's up guys Mike here the Detroit borgin once again Apple has released a bunch of new case colors for the fall to aligned with the new iPhone 10s and 10's Mac's of course these colors are also coming to other accessories like the Apple watch bands and some iPad cases so I thought be a good time to take a look at all the color side-by-side to help you pick the right one so we're gonna look at both the silicone cases and the leather cases and compare those I've been doing these videos for a number of years and they seem to be pretty popular so let's get started first up we have the silicone cases and they're $39 for

Both the 10s and 10's Mac so no difference in price between the sizes we have nine colors to pick from and the most vibrant of them is nectarine which is kind of an orange color we also get lavender gray which is kind of a muted lavender color more of a gray color Blue Horizon is another new blue color which is kind of a darker deeper blue we have stone which is sort of a taupe color but it's a little on the yellow side pink sand is a very very light pink it's almost white and comparison well so have midnight blue a color we're familiar with we've had this for a number of

Years it's kind of a deep dark grey blue product red as always is an Apple Store exclusive and portions of the proceeds go toward the product red foundation and of course we get white or black next up we have the leather cases available in eight colors and the retail for $49 for both sizes of the phone so they are about ten dollars more expensive and these are genuine leather cases so they're not vegan leather or synthetic leather by far the most vibrant color is peony pink it's kind of a medium or darker richer pink so it's not too light or too fluorescent it's just about right

So it's a pretty classic color for leather Cape Cod blue is another new color I really like so it's kind of a medium grayish blue color as the name suggests and I think it's just about right by far my favorite new color here however is forest green it's a very dark green color it's almost black in most lighting conditions so a little toward the blue side but I think it's a perfect complement for the gold stainless steel colors taupe is a familiar color we've had before again I really like this in leather I think it weathers really nicely midnight blue is not a new color

We've had this for a number of years and again we have a matching silicone case as well Sailor Brown is another are unique to the leather cases it's a very classic leather color and it tends to weather more naturally than the other colors once again we get product red which is an Apple Store exclusive and of course as always we get black as well so altogether we have about four or five distinct blue colors to pick from I think midnight blue is the closest between the silicon and the leather cases but there's still a very distinct shade the midnight blue leather has a

Darker indigo color compared to the more grey blue in silicon and of course Cape Cod blue is slightly lighter and more gray than the deeper blue horizon color lavender gray is more toward the blue side than lavender so it's kind of close but again I wouldn't really consider that blue both silicone and leather get a pink color but they're quite different obviously the leather pink is much more vibrant than the very soft and nearly white pink product red is once again quite different between the silicone and a lot of a case the lower case is a deeper red compared to the more orange

Red on silicon stone on silicon and taupe on leather are also variations of the same color obviously taupe is a bit darker which is appropriate for the leather color while stone is extremely light almost off-white in color there's a few other colors that don't really match between silicon and leather white is only available in silicon and we also have that tangerine or orange color saddle brown is only available in leather and of course we have that deep forest green both the silicon and leather cases are lined in a color matching microfiber material which does

A good job stabilizing any grit that might get between the phone and the case so it doesn't grind against the phone and scratch it however that microfiber material wraps around the inside edge on the silicone case but it doesn't do so on the leather case so I think the silicone case might provide a little more protection to the stainless steel edge of the iPhone 10s and 10's max but all the buttons are covered up with a cutout for the mute switch when it comes to those buttons only the leather case gets those metallic buttons which feel very much like the metallic buttons on

The iPhone so they're very tactile the silicone case have softer buttons with that contrasting color which matches the Apple logo both cases provide excellent protection for the camera along the back along with a nice edge around the front glass so when you lay the phone face down the glass isn't touching the surface both cases have really wide openings at the bottom of the phone for the Lightning connector the speaker in the microphone but this is also a gesture area where you swipe up to go home or swipe between your apps so you want to have some space here you don't

Want to be cramped by the case so I think this design is appropriate for the iPhone 10s and 10's max but of course many people are discouraged by the exposure here now there's plenty of edge protection so I've never really run into issues we're dropping the phone means you scratched or damaged this area you really have to land the phone just right to hit it generally speaking I think the Levesque case feels nicer in the hand but the material is more slippery it also adds a bit more bulk than the silicone cases which I think are a little tighter to the phone but the

Silicone cases are quite a bit more gripping the only issue is that the silicone cases although they don't age as quickly as a leather cases the leather cases when they do age add to the patina of the leather while the silicone cases just sort of wear out so the biggest issue with silicone is that that grippy surface wears out along the edges so that actually gets even stickier along the edges while the leather cases just sort of patina or get dirty especially along the edges which is more noticeable on the lighter colour which is why I generally recommend light

Colors for silicone and dark colors for leather one of the other cases available is the folio case which we saw with the iPhone 10 so that's been updated for the 10s and the 10s max now I've already done a review of this for the iPhone 10 and that review applies here as well so again we have a flap that covers the screen and wakes it up or puts it to sleep when you open and close it very similar to an iPad but what's kind of interesting is that the product red color on this case is a bit darker than it is on a standard case now first thing speaking I don't think there is a right

Color match basically they all look great no matter what iPhone you put in them but I think the color combination that I really liked this year is forest green and gold which is what I'm using at least right now it's a color combination I haven't really seen before on Apple and I think it works really good here there are a few third-party cases that I can recommend that might fit your needs a bit better spec has one of my favorite cases which is the presidio grip this is actually the case I used with my iPhone 10 and I use that for a full year it's kind of a hybrid

Case with a hard shell combined with a soft shell so you have lots of shock protection with lots of grip thanks to the ridges on the outside incipio also has a wide selection of cases to pick from one of my favorites is the Esquire series which has a fabric coating on the outside and lots of cushioning on the inside so it's a really nice case to grip the octane pure is a clear case with lots of shock protection along the edges so you can still appreciate the design of your phone with lots of protection around it the dual pro is a double layer case so

We have a silicone layer on the inside a hard shell on the outside but it's not too bulky but again it provides lots of protection to your phone for both shock as well as grip protection on the inside now something to keep in mind is that iPhone 10 cases generally will not work on the iPhone 10s that's because the camera module shifted down just slightly so it's been repositioned which means the camera cutout doesn't always line up anymore alright guys so that's gonna do for me in this video and what I want to know from you is what color or case do you personally prefer for your iPhone

Please let me know in the comment section below hope you guys enjoyed this video if you did please give it a like to let me know and I'll see you again in my next one

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