Does a Case Make Your Phone Slower?

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We test an iPhone Xs Max and a Samsung Galaxy S10+ with a variety of phone cases - including the Apple leather case - to see if a case can make your phone slower by affecting its thermal performance.
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  • Screen + max brightnes = heat traping all ways of heat exiting the phone = performance drops

    Wild_Beast from YTWild_Beast from YT21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • James drops the leather case I wonder if that's the secret to getting a job at LMG just put good at dropping things on your CV

    Chris SpaceyChris Spacey2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You could also test phones signals, if it gets affected.

    z4v3kz4v3k3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • U absolutely can side load on an iPhone

    Jack RushinskyJack Rushinsky8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Title: Does a case make your phone slower? Linus: Lets make these two phones work harder than an i9-9900k

    Anish KandhiAnish Kandhi8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Test with screen protector or battery cases

    Omen_ TemphookOmen_ Temphook9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Razor makes a case for thermal throttling

    Shawn cShawn c11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Aauaughaa -Ltt

    Fattest cunt with only shitty videos challengeFattest cunt with only shitty videos challenge13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The case might effect it in the long run

    Jervis DsouzaJervis Dsouza14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sam BarringerSam Barringer15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video. Next test, screen protectors (the plastic ones and the tempered glass ones).

    yuprulesingyuprulesing15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This needs to be done with the Razer arctech cases

    Ryu ERyu E16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Run on the iPhones the game GRID Autosport at the 60 FPS Setting with max brightness. It starts to fucking die after 5 minutes of gaming. It auto dims the screen and framerates start to go below 20 FPS.

    Luis Gerardo Jiménez ManzoLuis Gerardo Jiménez Manzo18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember I had an iPad 2 case that when I put it on, it disconnected from my network.

    HieuoyHieuoy19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Whos watching after razer releases the phone case?

    Despair SteepDespair Steep21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • LINUS IS OUT OF IDEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sanane Napcan AmqSanane Napcan Amq24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • but you can sideload on an iphone

    YAGAT The greatYAGAT The great24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • but using phones without case feels better

    rishi dugarrishi dugar24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great test!

    DijonDijon25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Come on, if u can’t think of a video you don’t have to make one.

    Billy KellyBilly Kelly28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Apple products are so expensive in Canada.

    22chachalaca22chachalaca29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Razer releazed their "arctech" cases, which should cool down your phone

    Adrian LemicAdrian Lemic29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Iphone Xs also does not have a built in cooling system like the s10. Imagine an optimized iphone with liquid could potentially do a lot better.

    TheBf666TheBf66629 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh my gosh thank you!!! This has driven me crazy for many years. Something I’ve also wondered. Where are the hot spots on common phones? Thermal cameras are so expensive but I’d love to see where the hot spots are on the flagships.

    Kevy KevKevy Kevหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Run this at 2x speed and it sound like they're arguing

  • Linus be like "let's go to the mall today"

    Kashyap RughaniKashyap Rughaniหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Hey! I have a really strange thought! My iPhone XS Max gets hot. I have a otter box case on with the rubber sides and a plastic see through backing. You said something very interesting here about apple using their screen as a sort of cooling system. What about glass screen protectors. Would this cause more throttling? Forever a fan of your knowledge. Alfie

    Alfie DriverAlfie Driverหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Try UAG and otterbox cases too!

    Sambhav JainSambhav Jainหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 70 C$ is like 45 €. That case costs about 60€ here Don’t fucking complain

    Belgian StarBelgian Starหลายเดือนก่อน
  • not the only issue i have xdoria case makes WiFi signal weak on galaxy note 9

    artistic zeroartistic zeroหลายเดือนก่อน
  • It’s a complete mad house in here, You do what others can’t think of.

    Anuj DubeyAnuj Dubeyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I had the desire to do this experiment but couldn't do. Thanks linus for doing it!

    Pinak Bhusan MohapatraPinak Bhusan Mohapatraหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Actually inverse happens

    Anil MhatreAnil Mhatreหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 3d mark CRASHED on iPhone XS Max??? Who said iPhones don't crash?

    Sandu ZmeuSandu Zmeuหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Next video: Does a Dbrand skin slow down your phone?

    Sandu ZmeuSandu Zmeuหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Plays with default controls like a pleb

    mrlitbottoms 69mrlitbottoms 69หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just slap a headsink on the dispkay and you'll be fine

  • You actually can sideload apps on the iPhone using a program on mac and windows called "Cydia Impactor"

    Hunter McPheeHunter McPheeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Very surprising results! For the longest time I was under the assumption, just based on basic thermodynamics, that cases (especially thick ones) would really mess with the thermals. But this is great news!

    sisir360 || TheLoneGun101sisir360 || TheLoneGun101หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I would never pay $70 for a case, look in other stores outside the mall, i pay like $5 for a very good case.

    ViniZan SanViniZan Sanหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Funny thing, when I was looking for a case for my 6s plus, I got a apple leather case for a 6 plus (same dimensions) for a heavily discounted price of 10euros because it was being discontinued. At the same time they were selling an identical 6s plus leather case for a price of 80 euros, which is literally the same case.

    • ViniZan San otter box cases have good drop protection for 30$~

  • Linus should've ended with "i rest my case"

    Arka ChandaArka Chandaหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Nice. 😆

      sisir360 || TheLoneGun101sisir360 || TheLoneGun101หลายเดือนก่อน
  • llol

  • Why would you want to edit videos on a phone?

  • 7:24 That is the face of a boss who is planning to fire somebody

    Chloe McCarthyChloe McCarthyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • You should try with the Love Mie case's

  • Just put the phone in the sun, it'll heat up real fast

    jet the gamerjet the gamerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • so most of the cooling comes off the screen and can u check does screen protector does the same as phone cases and pls conduct these test on mid rage devices rather than flagship devices as result will be more distinctly seen and looking for result

    Abhishek PatilAbhishek Patilหลายเดือนก่อน
  • You fools, you need to hold the phone the cold marble prolly isnt helping your control

    jarrett maltryjarrett maltryหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I was hoping to see something about does it slows down reception quality and effects on wifi

    Ashish SharmaAshish Sharmaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I get they're filming on a set... But why in a kitchen??? What's so tech embrcing about a kitchen in a tech channel? Dose Linus share studio with a food channel?! XD

    Jose Andres R. FigueroaJose Andres R. Figueroaหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Jose Andres R. Figueroa for a while they did everything out of a kitchen, at the new place they kept that set

  • i bought a phone cheese grater that was advertised as heat dissipating :P

  • Well now that we know that apple uses its screen to disperse heat, it is time to test screen protectors, vinyl vs tempered glass etc, and see if that reduces performance

  • why not use official samsung cases? like with the iphone

    Φοίβος ΓρυλλάκηςΦοίβος Γρυλλάκηςหลายเดือนก่อน
  • So, if covering the screen has a significant impact, how will this change the behaviour of the phone where screen protectors are used? Hmmm...

    Majid WarisMajid Warisหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Technically the granite counter top was helping the phone dissipate heat when it was lying flat without a case. Might I suggest you prop the phones up with something that doesn't leave the back flat on a conductor?

    Dan JacquesDan Jacques2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • "Can we return it?" -Linus 2019

    Eric Del ToroEric Del Toro2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • What about network

    RAJ KUMAR RRAJ KUMAR R2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • That jank ass case store is an accurate representation of the android consumer bases. 😂

    John EJohn E2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • omg they want u to use it without a case so that you have to buy apple care!

    stupidfish2stupidfish22 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • you shouldve done the same tests with the charging cable plugged in...

    TRSHxHobo EmeFanTRSHxHobo EmeFan2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • there was battle royale before pubg

    Chaython MeredithChaython Meredith2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Should do a test with those phones with each case to see how bad your wifi is affected as well as cellular reception

    John StansburyJohn Stansbury2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Cant Sideload? Cydia Impactor??

    Discardedwand82Discardedwand822 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Leather is for roadburn

    Derick WellerDerick Weller2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Employer: - Sir, can I help you? James: - Yes, I'm looking for a case that makes my phone run slower!

    Amílcar PereiraAmílcar Pereira2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Nice video topic! I ever wanted to know this! Thanks for making a video about this!

    Clarissa 1986Clarissa 19862 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I was in the middle of commenting about the screen being more of the heat sink that the back.... but it seems you came to that conclusion. Glass conducts heat better than plastic also the battery is on the back giving off it's own heat so it makes even more sense that the screen is the heat sink of the phone.

    A CordA Cord2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • use a love mei case!!!

    B4D-W0LFB4D-W0LF2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The sun makes my note 9 slower. I have my note 9 mounted up on the windshield with a wireless charger mount. When the sun hits it for about half an hour, the recharge goes nuts and the phone gets hot.....slowing way down. Does anyone make a sun shield to protect the phone from overheating in the sun? Does the color of the phone and or case make a difference when placed in the sun? I never have that problem at night while driving. My phone and case are black, should my next ones be white?

    Steve smithSteve smith2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • are the Mous Phone cases okay? o.O

    Christopher Mauro-BariasChristopher Mauro-Barias2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Does a Case Make Your Phone Slower?