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Question Aluminum case?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Luxury-Motom...item25903a95fd

Will this case make my signal weaker and make the battery drain faster?
I really like the look of the case but this is my main concern


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It looks like from the photos, that the black plastic on the case is over the plastic strips where the antenna are located on the M8. If true, I would think it would have minimal or no effect on signal.

The brushed metal looks nice, and the colors are cool. But the shape reminds me of the nearly ubiquitous iPhone cases.
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I'm hesitant to get it because the front isn't protected , but I have a tempered glass protector. I don't know if that's enough protection
 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Luxury-Motom...item25903a95fd

Will this case make my signal weaker and make the battery drain faster?
I really like the look of the case but this is my main concern


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i think it looks like a really cool case. if you end up getting it please report back with feedback!
 
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i think it looks like a really cool case. if you end up getting it please report back with feedback!
I think I'll get it , it will take 2 weeks though
I'm not sure which color to get.
 
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Weak signal.
 
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Weak signal.
Even if the aluminum is on the outside of the best plastic shell?
 
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Weak signal.
No explanation or evidence given. Just an opinion or guess?

Anyway, what is the harm in checking it out? It costs $4 and looks cool.
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No explanation or evidence given. Just an opinion or guess?

Anyway, what is the harm in checking it out? It costs $4 and looks cool.
I'm going to order it, just undecided on color still
 
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Any protection on the inside? Metal on metal will produce some serious scratches....

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