So, you just bought a shiny new Apple iPhone XR and are out hunting for an eye-catching yet protective phone case. If you're in a dilemma about which such phone case to buy, we've got a solution for you. Two actually. Element Cases has come up with two new covers, the Vapour S and the Illusion, both of which provide exactly what you're looking for.
Element is a well-known company that has long been providing its users with high protective grade phone covers. With their new phone covers, they aim to make it as stylish as the colour palette of the iPhone XR.
Something new they have opted for in the Vapour S this time around is to have a bumper like design with hollow back and an adhesive-based glass protector. At all times, you can look at the glorious iPhone XR back while keeping the body protected from fall damage and the back from scratches.
The Vapour S takes a sturdy design language and makes it appealing. It's got rugged edges to fit your hand and protect the phone from fall damage from various heights and angles.
The other phone cover, Illusion, is one that is geared toward a more stylish and minimalist approach to what a phone case should be. Though it offers a high level of phone protection, it has simplistic yet appealing sides as well as top bands that do give it a more interesting and varied design.
Apart from that, the case also comes with a back design element that houses the camera module in a protective layer.
Both covers are unique in their own way. What makes the Vapour S stand out is it's design and the ergonomics that it brings. The phone feels more sturdy, without taking away from the build. However, it does make the phone larger, which essentially takes away the ease of using it with one hand. The chassis of the cover is aluminum built and held in place with a number of screws. The cover gives you extra grip and enhances the gaming experience in particular. Additionally, the cover offers ample openings for putting the phone on charge, using the alert slider and the speaker grille. The phone case offers rubberized volume rockers, giving it a more tactile feel.
The Illusion case, on the other hand, gives the phone a more simple look. The case is light and almost out of sight. The case houses your phone in a rubberized body that not only increase the grip on your phone but also keep it safe from fall damage. The cover has an interesting design language that makes it stand out while being subtle. Apart from being protective and stylish, the covers keep the phone functional and do not get in the way of everyday usage. A neat feature of the phone cases is that they manage to allow the iPhones to use wireless charging technology. We found it to be reliable enough and not add much bulk to the phone.
While testing out the phone cases, we noticed that the Vapour S case had a few scratches and tainted paint after a couple of weeks due to regular wear and tear. If you do buy the case, be sure to take care of it in the long run as it is rather susceptible to wearing off aesthetically. Your phone, however, will be kept well in its mint condition.
On the whole, the phone cases are one of a kind and offer probably the best kind of protection a mobile phone can get at this price point. These two phone cases are available for the iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and XS Max in a variety of colours. The two phone cases managed to live up to our expectations and we certainly find them to be worth the ₹4,990 that you'll be shelling out for the Vapour S and the ₹1,990 for the Illusion.