Originally Posted by Anderson2
That looks really nice. Let me know how you like it. Thanks.
Received it couple days ago; here's my thoughts on it. I'll try to keep it concise.
Feel: According to the box, the leather is actually synthetic and not actual leather. It's a $8 case so expecting leather would be too much of an overkill anyway. I have to say, it feels premium. The grip is tactile and the phone does not slip from hands.
Protection: My biggest peeve is that the leather does not extend beyond the tpu frame. The right side of the case is exposed making the right side the most vulnerable to damage. However, there is a strap that will protect your phone from a drop. That is if your phone drops completely parallel to the floor. Otherwise, it's up to the tpu frame to cushion your Nexus from possible injury. The rest of the phone is enveloped by synthetic leather and should be impregnable to drops and bumps. I have dropped my Nexus from pocket height and no damage was taken.
Functionality: The functionality is superior to the rest of the cases. The open top allows any headphone jack (regardless of size) to be compatible with your phone. Also, if you're watching movies, the stand comes in handy. Beware of the magnet though. The case takes advantage of the hall sensor built into the Nexus. Basically, the hall sensor turns the screen on and off by the detection of a magnet. Often times, my phone turned off unintentionally because my phone got too close to the magnet.
Durability: Over the course of couple days, I noticed some glue coming off. It's not that big of a deal because it's excess glue that won't affect the binding of the case.
Overall, this is a solid choice for only $8. If you're looking for functionality, this is the case to get. Thanks for reading.