Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Classy, cushy and very protective, comes with belt clip.
What's Not: The front cover clip might interfere with the Power button, holds heat.
Reviewed by: Tong Zhang on mobiletechreview.com
For those who enjoy dressing their device in supple leather, there are very few cases we've seen that can beat the style and protection the Noreve Tradition Leather Case provides. The HTC One X Tradition Leather Case covers the entire Android smartphone with thermoplastic polymer hard shell and soft leather surface. As with other Noreve Tradition Leather cases, you can customize the HTC One X case in a dozen colors with Napa smooth leather surface, and several textured surface options in various colors as well. We are using the Ivory Sleek P C12 White version in this review.
The Noreve HTC One X Tradition Leather Case is a very form fitting case. The large HTC One X fits perfectly inside, and it's easy to put it in or take it out of the case. The Noreve case is very rigid, especially the sides that hold the phone in place and provide structural support to shock damage. The interior has Noreve logo embossed soft leather lining, and the exterior soft high quality leather that looks classy. The back cover has just the rigid thermoplastic with two layers of leather surfaces to keep the case slim, but the front cover has extra soft padding to protect the more vulnerable display. The soft padding feels nice in hand, and there is also a small metal brand badge on the top right corner in the front. The Noreve HTC One X Tradition Leather Case is very effective at preventing any scratches, nicks or bumps that might happen in a travel bag or backpack. It weighs only 2.8 oz.
The case opens from top down on the front, and the front cover has a strong and rigid latch that grabs onto the phone and closes the case securely. While the latch secures the front cover nicely, it can slide on the top of the phone a little bit and press on the power button. We've experienced several reboots of the phone while this happened in our tests. The Noreve HTC One X Tradition Leather Case also comes with a slim but sturdy belt clip and an installation kit. You can cover the belt clip port with a metal cover if you don't need to use it.
The Noreve HTC One X Tradition Leather Case has all the necessary cutouts to make it very functional yet keeps the classy look of the case. The side cutouts are generous, giving you plenty of space to access the volume rocker and the sync/charge port. The top of the case is primarily open with only the front cover latch covering the middle, leaving the power button, the 3.5mm audio jack and the top mic open. The rear camera and flash cutout is quite precise, yet gives the flash enough space to fully illuminate. The case has a cutout for the speaker with metal mesh and hole cutouts for the official dock's connectors to pass through the case and connect with the phone.
While the sturdy case and supple leather provide super protection for the HTC One X smartphone, it also holds more heat noticeably. Playing 3D games and movies for a while, you can feel the heat radiating through the case; and the phone feels hot when you take it out of the case. So if you tend to play games and movies for more than half of an hour, you might want to take the phone out of the case.
It's hard to find a form fitting case that looks nearly as good as the Noreve Tradition Leather Case for the HTC One X. The case is very protective covering the entire phone, and has strong structural reinforcements underneath the high quality and fashionable leather. We like the large collection of colors and texture options that you can customize your case with, and the case uses high quality material and are handcrafted. The case is both functional and easy to use. The only two issues we have with it are the front cover sometimes presses on the power button when closed, and the case does hold the heat in noticeably.
Web site: Noreve