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Excellent in every way
on 29 December 2013
I knew my wife was very kindly getting me the Nexus 5 for Christmas (love it!) and wanted a cheap case to put on it straight away whilst I shopped around for a nice one. Well, that won't be necessary.
It feels nice. The matte finish means it looks like leather, and gives you a decent grip, lessening the risk of dropping it. It feels nice on the hand, no rashes or irritation.
If you do drop the phone, despite the decent grip this case gives, then worry not. The case is very protective without being too bulky. It's the perfect balance between sturdiness and sleekness.
The reason I wanted one with a screen cover is to protect the screen whilst the phone is in my pocket from keys and coins. No worries with this cover.
The phone fits into the case perfectly. It is very difficult (though not impossible) to remove the phone from the case, which is exactly how it should be. Unlike other phone/tablet cases I've had experience with, the volume buttons and power button are just as easy to access whether the case is on or off, and the SIM card slot is accessible with the case still on. The USB port and headphone jack are also still easily accessible, and unlike my previous phone/case combo, the chunky bit of plastic around my headphone jack is not a problem.
I particularly like the tear-drop shape of the cutout hole for the camera and flash. It looks much classier than a large circle would.
The inner flap also features two credit card sized slots, which are great for carrying a card and a tenner if you need to pop out but don't want to carry a wallet or purse.
The case folds into a stand, although this only works in landscape mode. This is a nice feature, though admittedly I will very rarely use it. Maybe if you plan on using your phone to watch videos on a train, this could be a handy little feature.
2 bonuses from this cover that I wasn't really expecting with a sub £7 cover:
1.) When the case is opened/closed, the screen automatically turns on/off. This is a great feature when you quickly need access to your phone, and saves battery as you don't need to remember to turn the screen off when you close the cover.
2.) My wireless charging pad still works with this cover! My wife has a Nexus 7 with a case that unfortunately won't charge with the case on. Not a problem with this case!
All in all, it does EVERYTHING that I need a case to do, including looking and feeling good. I would definitely buy a case from this manufacturer again.