Originally Posted by Patbach
Please, let me know how it turns out.
I'm also very interested to know how well the belt clip holds as well as the build quality of the material use for the belt clip itself, something always overlooked in product description and reviews.
Just received the case. My first impression is that it's actually a fairly good quality case. Is it by any means an Otterbox? No, but for less than 1/5 the cost, the quality is up there. As far as I can tell, all of the port cutouts are done well, but without a phone I can't make sure how well they line up. I may go to ATT in a bit to see if they'll let me put the N3 in this case for a test fit.
I'm rarely one to use belt clips, but this one doubles as a stand. The clip has a metal support that pops out and has 4 different heights to vary viewing angles. As you can see from the pictures below, the clip is about half the thickness of an Otterbox clip, but feels sturdy. I always keep my phone in my pocket because I'm afraid of it falling out of the holster. The phone slides into the holster rather than clipping onto it. This may change with the phone actually in the case, but if you hold the holster upside down, the case will start to slide out. It would be nice if there was an extra plastic lip on the holster to prevent that from happening. The holster is also lined with felt on the inside so if, for whatever reason, the holster makes contact with the screen, it shouldn't get scratched.
As far as the case itself, it's a slightly flexible plastic, but seems to offer good protection. It's a TPU inner sleeve and a plastic outer shell. The corners and sides on the middle are protected by the plastic while the rest is just the TPU. I would estimate that the case gives a lip around the screen of approximately 3-4mm, on par with my Otterbox Defender for my S4. Since it is TPU, I do not see any reason that it would interfere with any of the glass screen protectors out if you wanted to go that route. The plastic shell also has a built in kickstand that offers a roughly 45 degree viewing angle and is not adjustable as the holster is.
I will still end up getting a few different cases, and will probably end up with an Otterbox Defender for my daily driver just to be extra cautious. I also ordered one of the above S-view cases, but it's coming from China, so it will be here in a few weeks I presume. For less than $9 I am pleased with this case and will update the post with anymore pictures you want. Please feel free to ask any questions as well and I will do my best to answer them.