Is the $7 replacement only for manufacturing defects or does it apply to wear and tear?They're suppose to be good. No side guards is an issue not just for face plants but to prevent accidental touches when holding.
I've been using the Zizo Bolt, it can suck up 3-4 foot drops onto concrete. I've inadvertently tested close to a dozen times. Easy to hold, stays clean and easy to clean. It's very durable except for it's inner case kickstand. Gone through 3 in a year.
They will replace it for $7, the case is $20.
It offers excellent spen corner protection which is the preferred touchdown corner in drops
Because of its overall drop protection and ease of use, it's the only one I use. Because of possible material fatigue after a few hard corner hits it's best to replace it anyway. Coming up on the 2 year mark with zero damage to the 10+.
Always use a plastic screen protector, if you go bare the display will get scratched. Been using Gorilla IQ Sheild for over a year, on my second one. Cheap and durabwhen
Blk/blk is my favorite, have both.