For some time I have been looking for a decent case for my iPhone, initially wanting a sleeve, I then didn't like having to hold the phone whilst it was "naked" (repeat, it - not me!) to take photos, so I started looking at flip-cases. What a minefield!
I narrowed the vast choice - from all sorts of sites - down to three; the Melkco Luxe Handmade Leather Ultra Slimline, the StilGut Exclusive UltraSlim, and this Case-Mate one.
This Case-Mate one has been returned.
Don't get me wrong, it's actually not a bad case, it is very sturdy, and looks like it will suffer a lot of punishment without damaging the phone.
The case itself looks nice, and professional, but it does not feel much like leather; it is certainly not soft - so there may not be much of a cushion if dropped (Concern number 1). It fits the iPhone like a glove however, and as I mentioned earlier it looks pleasant enough. The phone slides in and out easily enough (Concern number 2: too easily?) and appears to be fully protected when the case is closed. It also appears that when closed, it would stay closed; the flap seems to sit quite tightly across the top of the phone (which is a good thing!)
Whilst I wanted a case that opened from the bottom because it seems more logical to avoid interference with the camera, there wasn't much give in the hinge (Concern number 3), I couldn't fold it back very far (probably not more than about 10 or 20 degrees from horizontal), without feeling I was going to break it, and it certainly wouldn't fold back completely underneath the phone. In my brief "play", I quickly realised it was going to get in my way when I was typing. I wanted a case that I could fold back, and hold in one hand, whilst typing with the other.
So, a good effort, Case-Mate, but not this time. See my other reviews for the other two cases.
If you're interested, I settled on the StilGut...