Wanted a cover for Sony xperia Z1 Honami that would provide good hand grip, not too thick and generally protective. This cover has 2 surface textures - matt and shiny (which looks nice) but the sides are also crosshatched, which is good for holding. Has raised areas for buttons but only one cutout for the micro USB charger - nothing for magnetic charger. I don't have a magnetic charger yet, so this isn't a problem for me. If I get a magnetic charger, I might try cutting the case. I think as long as I am careful, it should be fine because I'd be cutting into the crosshatch area which might be more rigid. Other than that, I really like the case and it was a very good price (over in AU, a basic gel case without a screen protector is already $15 - this case was approx. $4 and included a screen protector). Note, the screen protector is a basic one - I might look at getting a protector that is non-glare and doesn't show fingerprints so easily.
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