PureGear- Slim Shell iPhone 5/5S Case *Quick Review*

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jayburd, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. jayburd, Oct 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013

    jayburd macrumors newbie

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    I normally do not do reviews, I more or less read what others have to say about an accessory, then I decide to buy or not. But here goes.

    I picked up this case at Office Depot the other day. I was looking for something semi-cheap and slim for my iPhone 5S. I just happen to run across this PureGear one. For the Most part I'm really impressed by this case.

    PROS:

    -This case feels one with the phone! It reminds me of my Magpul I had at one point, however this case has even more of a tight fit than the Magpul.

    -The back of the case is "HARD" Polycarbonate, which is extremely rigid. The surrounding sides seems to made of rigid TPU material

    -SLIM SLIM SLIM, For this case to be as strong as it is, it has a very slim profile. This is even thinner than my previous owned Belkin Candy Sheer. The design made it capable of having a lip for a lay on the table design.

    -The ports at the bottom are completely open for the most part. As far as 3rd party accessories, I doubt you will have any issues.

    -I have no problems with the flash due to the flash ring.

    -You can use a glass or regular screen protector on here with no problems.

    - No obtrusive off the wall logo.


    CONS:

    -Granted this case is very rigid and hugs the phone tightly, it is VERY difficult to get the phone out the case.

    -The back is Glossy like the Speck CandyShell, over time I'm sure scratches will come to show their face (mainly on black and darker colors).

    -Fingerprint magnet, I bought the black one at first and returned it within 2 hours due to fingerprints and switched with a white one. It looks much better anyways.

    -The bottom part of the case has a thin support band of TPU. It's not as strong and rigid as I would. I'm not sure over time if it will sag. I wish they would have put more support, to help keep up it's structure over time.

    - I wish they would have integrated a button for where the sleep/wake function is, like they have done with the volume up and down buttons.

    All in all I REALLY like this case! It will stay for while! I hope you all enjoy! Feel free to ask any questions or leave any feedback.

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  2. ksoze macrumors regular

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  3. jayburd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you much!
     

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