37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly good case...screen protector not so much,
This review is from: AmazonBasics Protective TPU Case with Screen Protector for iPhone 5 (Smoke) (Wireless Phone Accessory)UPDATE
As many pointed out, the screen protector is bad. It's much harder to put on than other brands for some reason (don't know why because they use the same material..). The lock button works well IMO. Still, I'm lowering my review to 4 stars because of the screen protector and higher price point.
I ordered this TPU case in smoke along with the clear cover case that Amazon is also selling. I usually don't buy items unless there's a substancial amount of reviews but I figured it's only 10 dollars and it's from Amazon so there should be no trouble returning them if there was something wrong with it.
The case fits well. It's snug enough that it won't come loose but it's also not too tight like some other cases (i.e. Poetic cases). The camera hole is large and all the buttons feel natural when pressed. I'm not a big fan of the large cutout on the bottom (my other case from TechArmor, which is very similar to this one, has separate cutouts which is nice), but at least you won't have to worry about your connectors not fitting. There is enough lip on the front of the case so the screen doesn't touch the surface when faced down. The case itself is made of TPU which is sort of a hard but flexible plastic. What I really like is that there's no obtrusive branding on it like many other cases.
I already have a screen protector on my phone so I did not install the included one. From the looks of it, It does seem to be anti-glare and lines up with the phone. From a subjective standpoint, the smoke goes really well with the white iPhone 5. Overall, another great, quality product by Amazon.
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Initial post: Oct 3, 2012 2:14:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2012 2:15:23 PM PDT
thanks for being the first review. much appreciated! Are the buttons easy to press?
Posted on Oct 4, 2012 2:02:22 PM PDT
Can you still see the Apple logo through the smoke case?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2012 9:54:35 AM PDT
Michael Frank says:
Yes they are easy to press.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 10:19:51 AM PDT
It's disappointing that Amazon put's this case as first in the search results. I understand it's their site, but the rest of us have to work very hard to get ranked that high in the search results. Amazon just swoops in and puts there case in the #1 spot when you search for "diztronic iphone 5". It's not even a good case, it's just getting sales because of the high search ranking. Thankfully the reviews are starting to come in that reflect the true quality of this case.
Posted on Oct 6, 2012 7:44:45 PM PDT
HI Life says:
@Justin Yes you can still see the logo. It looks very good against a white iPhone. Can't speak for the black though.
@Diztronic Well, there aren't too much cases out for the iPhone 5 (as of my review) but since this case is only for basic protection (scratches, scuffs, etc but not for drops), it does its job well. As more manufacturers come out with cases, this product will be overlooked. Still, it's only 10 dollars to begin with.
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