Originally Posted by SSHGuru
Actually I think it wouldn't provide any drop protection. In fact it may make it worse. It's metal which makes the phone heavier. To have any drop protection you need a material that will flex on impact or cushion.
This does neither.
But everyone has different tastes. That's why there is such a great variety of cases.
If I had to have metal I'd want brushed titanium.
Maybe that's a valid point. However, bumpers do tend to have a little bit of cushioning on the inside.
What I was suggesting was that the impact would have further to travel before reaching the screen and so would dissipate slightly, especially as the bumper is much thicker than a regular case. Not all the energy would reach the phone's screen like it would if dropped naked.
Also, metals aren't as hard as you make out. Theyre malleable, not brittle like hard plastic. They have the ability to bend and dent, and surely if dropped they would do this, again lessening the impact on the phone? Maybe a soft TPU or silicone case of the same thickness would be better in terms of drop protection, but wouldn't that look ridiculous?
Sent from my GT-N7105