The feel in hands is great I have no complaints for that the textured grip adds for great stability, also if your like me, some cases make it impossible to put in pockets, my case fits fine. No shoving in pockets required it just slides in like butter.
The lip on the phone is not super thick but it does provide enough thickness so your phone's screen isn't flat on the surface if the screen is facing down. The lip covers the metal bezel on the front, it doesn't cover any of the glass.
The back is thick yes, I don't think it needs to be. I think the main reason is the place you can put a business card in case your phone is lost.
Sorry if photos are blurry used my newest old phone Samsung galaxy s 4g only has 5 megapixels
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