I purchased this pouch because I wanted a case to protect the phone's rear camera. Flip cases often have a cut-out to allow the camera to be used quickly without removing the phone from the case but such designs fail to protect the camera lens from grit and scratches. Some cases also include a magnetic latch which is expressly warned against in the phone's instructions. The pouch seems well made and looks to be real leather. Having the Samsung brand name on it also gives confidence that the design is suited to the phone. The pouch has a smooth suede internal surface which gives just the right amount of friction to hold the phone in place. When first purchased, I found the pouch to be rather tight, but after a small amount of stretching with a ballpoint pen I found the phone fitted well. There is one small cut-out near the bottom of the case to allow sound to escape from the speaker. After a short amount of use I found the phone's speaker grills lined up well with the cut-out. Extracting the phone is easy, and is best done by applying a slight squeezing pressure to the bottom of the case and then pulling the phone out by gripping the phone's upper sides. I am very pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone owning a Samsung Galaxy S2.