Although my iphone is nice and shiny, I knew it wouldn't stay this way being buffeted around my handbag or accidentally dropped. Purple is my favourite colour and after scouring Amazon and reading hundreds of reviews, I decided on this case. Ok its not real leather, but neither is it pretending to be. I like the fact it closes via a magnet and not a press stud which would come loose with opening and closing it a hundred times a day.
Like previous reviewers have said, it does fit very snugly, so if you need to take your phone in and out of the cover then this probably isn't the cover for you, because even with decent fingernails, I really struggled to remove the cover and imagine that the plastic clips it fits into will weaken and eventually snap with repeated wear.
Also, I find that if I use the flash on night photos, then the photo whites out, and I think thats due to the hole for the camera lens not being quite big enough.
Overall I'm happy with this case and don't think spending an extra £20 on one would have made much difference to the quality judging by some of the reviews I've read on more expensive products.