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HTC One SV - cheap, cheerful, but you get what you pay for
on 18 December 2013
I bought this in May '13, as a protective case for my new phone. Usually don't bother, but as this was my first expensive smart phone I decided to buy a case.
Excellent design, perfect fit for the HTC One SV, very protective and functional. My phone hardly ever gets taken out of the case and looks as good as new when it is. Good magnetic clasp to hold the case closed and there are openings to allow access to the charging point, volume buttons, power button and the headphone socket at the top.
Downside is merely the quality of one element of this case. The plastic retainer that is fixed inside, that holds the phone securely in place, seems quite perishable. In only 7 months, I have hardly any plastic retainer left and whilst the phone still fits inside, it's not as secure and so the protection factor of this case has diminished somewhat.
All other apsects, quality of manufacture, the cushioning effect of the leather against the phone itself, look and feel are all very good but the one element, the plastic phone retainer inside, has let this product down.
Having said that, you get what you pay for, so for the protection it has offered me (and my phone), I give it a 4 out of 5. Since you only get what you pay for, I'm going to buy another one as the price is just about right.