Luvvitt CRISTAL Hard Shell Anti-Scratch Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by KoukiFC3S, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. KoukiFC3S, Sep 28, 2012
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    KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    Picked this up on Amazon for $15.

    It's a great case. It really lets you appreciate the iPhone 5 design while keeping the phone protected.

    I have been using it for 3 days now, and am really happy with it.

    Pros:
    -Cheap
    -Minimal Design
    -Scratch Resistant

    Cons:
    -No lay on table design
    -No protection on top and bottom

    Does the clear plastic scratch?
    It's been 3 days now, and to my surprise it still hasn't picked up any scratches! We'll see how it fares in the long run, but so far it's way more scratch resistant than my old Switcheasy Nude for my iPhone 4.


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  2. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a

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    LOts of choices for cases.
    And seems like more everyday are coming out.
     
  3. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    How do you think it will do as far as showing scratches? I had a clear case once and it showed ever tiny scratch.
     
  4. KoukiFC3S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got it yesterday, and so far it doesn't have any scratches.

    I'll report back on its durability after I use it more.
     
  5. darthastuart macrumors member

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    I do like the look of this one...does it have relatively rounded edges or is it sharp to the touch? Also, are the buttons covered or just open holes and they're exposed? I actually prefer them exposed. thanks.
     
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  7. KoukiFC3S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just ordered the SGP Glas.t. It will go great with this case.

    The case is really rounded. There are no sharp edges, it feels pretty nice in the hand.

    As for the buttons, good news, they are exposed. :D

    Hmm isn't that an issue with every case?
     
  8. KoukiFC3S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Added new pics. I can happy report that this case does not scratch easily. The back of it looks brand new even though I set the phone down on tables all weekend. This really makes me happy. :D
     
  9. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    Can you do us a favor? Go into a dark room and take a picture with the flash on, and post it. I would look too see how bad the glare is, since it's clear and doesn't have a black ring around the camera opening.:confused:
     
  10. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    Does the case come out further than the screen? When laying face down will it protect the screen?
     
  11. KoukiFC3S, Sep 30, 2012
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    KoukiFC3S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No it doesn't. I have a Glas.t in those pics.

    Sure thing.

    There you go. My bathroom in pitch dark. Turned out pretty well!
     

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  12. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    nice...I actually don't like the case to come out further than the screen to keep the naked front feel....I feel dirty after saying that...
     
  13. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    Rock on. That seems to look good.
     
  14. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you mentioned the switcheasy nude. That was the one I was referring to when I said clear shields get scratched easily. That thing looked AWFUL a week after I bought it...terrible shield.
     
  15. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

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    How is the fit? I have a clear case from Kays and it fits horribly. When you put it on, does it sort of click into place?
     
  16. KoukiFC3S, Oct 2, 2012
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    KoukiFC3S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it clicks into the aluminum band. I just checked my phone and the case didn't scratch it. Really happy with this case.

    It's almost been a week now. It did pick up some very light scratches, but they are virtually unnoticeable. Here's a pic with the flash to bring em out.
     

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  18. KoukiFC3S thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The fit is great. Clicks every time and it's easy to remove for cleaning.
     
  19. ShaolinX macrumors member

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    I'd love to buy this case, except when I go to order it off Amazon.com, it tells me it can't deliver it to my address! I'm in Canada, and it's not on the Canadian Amazon site.

    Too bad, as it looks like an alright case from your review.
     
  20. holyhandwalker macrumors newbie

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    Hi mate,

    Is the case very thin? Does it add noticeable bulk to the phone?
     
  21. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

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    Was hoping for an update. Still no scratches on the case? looking for a clear case but scratches show up so easily!
     

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