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Does protect phone, but over rated, over priced and fingers leave grease marks.
on 1 December 2013
Well, after reading the reviews I thought this was going to be superb.
It looks great in photos.
In person I was underwhelmed - It's ok.
I have the belkin black with clear back - and that is BETTER built than this one.
This looks ok, has a slightly softer feel back - on which greasy hands leave shiny marks easily showing up on the black matt surface.
The sides are of a metallic sheen - and cheap feeling, on mine the left side under the volume buttons (when viewed straight on) is lifted up and seems to be lifting off the silicon/plastic part it has been stuck on - I presume this is a removable bezel - but it doesn't add anything except a feeling of cheapness.
Does it protect the phone? Yes it does, the buttons and top and bottom are protected as is the back and the rim protrudes so placing the iPhone face down means the screen doesn't touch the table/surface and it fits snugly
My gripe is that it looks cheaper in person than in pictures, isn't well made as expected, and fingers leave marks on the back - along with scuff marks which easily show up.
And the mute vibrate switch is too deeply recessed so if you have thick fingers you'll be struggling to dig in and flick it.
It isn't a bad item at all and does protect the phone - but Over rated and over priced.
I'd look elsewhere for this money