EVO LTE My Case Reviews & Pics - TPU Amzer, TPU Diztronic, TPU Cruzerlite
Below is my quick review of three EVO LTE cases. I posted this before, but I intend to update it and add my review of the Cruzerlite case. I promised someone I would provide pictures so I wanted to get those up sooner rather than later.
I have 3 cases to compare against each other. This will be my quick and dirty review. This is my opinion so no need for argument.
Sprint Blue Silicone. - It's silicone. Same issues as any silicone case. Attracts dust, hair, etc. Case feels like it could come off easily.
eBay TPU Amzer Transparent "White" glossy case. - The color described and pictured in the listing did not match what I received but that isn't important to this review. The case fits well. The front of the case creates a lip that protects the glass when the phone is face down. All of the buttons are covered by TPU. It may seem like a bad thing but it's not when compared to the Diztronic. I can easily press any of the buttons while keeping a firm one-handed grip on the phone. The only openings are access ports, kickstand, speakers, and microphone. The phone feels well protected with the case on. The biggest flaw is that there isn't a raised lip around the back camera.
Diztronic TPU matte black case. - the case looks beautiful. The matte finish on the back and the glossy front looks sharp. Same lip on the front to protect the glass when the phone is face down. They have a nice raised lip around the back camera. All buttons and ports have cutouts in the TPU. The matte finish is less gripy than the glossy finish of the Amzer case.
The cutouts create the biggest issue for me and why I probably won't be using the Diztronic case. That issue can be broken into 2 parts. The first part is with the volume button cutout. The size of that cutout created a thin strip of TPU above the button near the screen. This strip of TPU is rather flimsy and is kind of "just there". I'd compare it to a hangnail.
The second part with the cutouts is the difficulty of pressing the buttons. It is most noticeable when I try to use the volume button with a firm one-handed grip. Because there is that thin flimsy piece of TPU near the volume button, I have to lift my thumb over the TPU and down to push the button. There is nothing below the button to really give your thumb a surface to grab onto. My thumb is no longer in a good position to hold the phone and the majority, if not all, of my grip has to come from my palm and my four fingers. On the Amzer case my thumb is still a strong part of my grip when I press the volume button.
Back to Diztronic, the cutouts for camera button and power button are harder to access. Imagine trying to hold the phone and press the camera button with one hand.
I have 3 cases coming from Cruzerlite to try. After trying the Diztronic, I had to go back and see if the Cruzerlite had similar cutouts. They do. We'll see how those feel.
Pics of the Amzer and Diztronic: