Custom iPhone Cases: Difference between Tough and Impact Cases

Custom iPhone Cases: Difference between Tough and Impact Cases

Do you adore your iPhone to the point where you consider it yours? If so, consider some materials before purchasing a phone case.


Phone cases protect your phone by helping it maintain its original state or appearance. People buy phone cases for costly smartphones under a particular plan to protect them from drops, bumps, and scratches. 


Here at Rulluma Emporium, we also sell phone cases with our custom designs that come with tough and impact materials that fitted for selected iPhone models. However, customers will always Google this question - which phone case material is better? Tough or Impact?


We answer this question as best as possible by highlighting the key differences to help you support your buying decision, and we start by asking these questions on our own below.


  • What will protect against drops and scratches? 
  • How thick is the protective shell?
  • These two materials have the same qualities; how do we distinguish both?
  • Why do people buy tough and impact cases?


Here's everything we've gathered so far.


Question 1: What will protect against drops and scratches? 


We recommend the tough Case since it offers more protection than the impact-resistant ones thanks to its Dual-layer polycarbonate feature. Common materials in both cases are plastic, rubber, and silicon, and the dual-layer polycarbonate makes the tough phone case stand out. 


However, tough phone cases are a bit heavier than impact-resistant ones, so we recommend the impact-resistant ones if you want something as lightweight as possible. Both can also be customized, allowing our designs to stand out. 



Question 2: How thick is the protective shell?


In terms of thickness, both Impact-Resistant and Tough cases have a thick protective shell, but Tough phone cases still win this question thanks to the Dual-layer polycarbonate. 


Like slim and transparent cases, the polycarbonate cases also include a variety of slots and holes for buttons, charging ports, speakers, cameras, ports, etc. Give users easy access while also providing a protective shell against damage.



Question 3: Both have the same qualities; how do we distinguish the two?


It's simple; the Impact-resistant Cases have more exposed parts and other features, plus it's slimmer than the Tough Cases. Aside from the Dual-layer polycarbonate, the Tough Cases also have an inner TPU rubber liner that provides extra protection and absorbs impact. 



Question 4: Why do people buy tough and impact cases?


There are numerous reasons why, and we list them below.


  • Protecting your phone from known damages such as scratches and dents is a critical aspect of owning one.
  • Phone cases also increase the value of smartphones.
  • Phone cases generally absorb the impact without damaging the inside components.  


Question 5: What is the only drawback?


Both materials are tested and certified for submersion- only one meter deep. The only drawback for both cases is that you cannot use them underwater. 


Key Takeaways


Each material has advantages and disadvantages. Impact and Tough cases are effective against various damages - from scratches, falls or drops, and whatnot. If you don't mind spending more money, then go for the Tough cases, but if you want something conservative, then we recommend the Impact-resistant cases. However, the best protection will always come with a price, so keep this in mind. 


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