I drop my phone maybe once every 3 months or so.. and I regularly take public transitDepends on personal use. I've been mostly caseless up until the iPhone 6+ because it's just too slippery to use without a case (imo). I take pretty good care of my phones and they're usually like new when I go to trade them in for an upgrade. So I never worry about my phone being all scratched up because it never is, so an open bottom is no problem for me and preferred (since I read on it a lot) - as I stated above.
What are your usage patterns like? What do your phones look like after a few years? Do you drop your phone a lot?
Then in that case, I might recommend against an open bottom. Do you read a lot? Open bottom is a MUST for me to read a lot, but as long as the case isn't sharp it shouldn't be too bad. The case in the picture that you posted looks like it has pretty good protection so unless it was dropped JUST RIGHT, you should be fine. I'd say try it if you really want it.I drop my phone maybe once every 3 months or so.. and I regularly take public transit
I don't have this case, so I can't say for sure, but I think (barring some extreme circumstance) you'd be perfectly fine with it. If you have any scratches on the bottom, I think they would be of minimal impact on your trade-in value.
Be careful with this case. I had the non-wallet version and the lower corners started to split on mine, twice. I know another user on the boards had the same problem. They offer a good warranty, but you may be sending it back a few times like I did.
Because protecting the bottom part of the phone usually makes the phone uncomfortable to hold one-handed. I rest my pinky under the lightning port when using it one-handed. Any case i've tried with something protecting the bottom is extremely uncomfortable and digs into my pinky. The Apple case is without a doubt the most comfortable case I've used.why can't manufacturer also makes it so that the bottom part is also protected??