Review: Speck CandyShell Clear - iPhone 6S Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by HoosBruce, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I know that there are a couple of other threads on this case around here, but I wanted to post my own review. I had heard mixed feelings floating around about this case, and have finally been able to give it a couple weeks of use and would like to give some feedback on the product.

    The first thing I noticed with this case, was how much more durable it felt than the Spigen UH Crystal Clear case I had previously been using. It actually feels like it will protect my phone from a drop, and on the second day of using it it did just that. It was a minor drop from about 3 1/2 feet onto concrete and it landed nearly face down but favoring the top right corner. The case has a slight scuff mark, but seemed to absorb the rest of the contact very well. I feel much more comfortable about having minor drops and falls here and there with this case over many others that I've had. While the case is durable and feels sturdy, it maintains a slim profile and does not add much bulk or weight to the phone at all.

    I am also impressed with the feel of the case overall and the buttons in particular. It is not a slippery case, even though it does look slick, and is fairly easy to hold even with sweaty hands. The covers to the volume and on/off buttons are quite grippy and are soft and easily clickable. The grip that they possess also allow you to maintain a good hold on the phone if the case is wet, your hands are sweaty etc.

    I will have to point out a few things I have not lived about the case, and I have not determined whether or not they would keep me from buying another one like this in the future. First off, as you can see in the photos, the case has accumulated quite a few scratches on it already. I can't say that I'm surprised all of them are there, but I think it's a little excessive particularly for how well I tend to handle my devices. Secondly, I am not a fan of how soft some of the edges around the volume buttons and the Lightning port are. It feels flimsy and like I can stretch it, bend it, break it, or anything else along those lines very easily. I'm not sure what the benefit of not having it be sturdy and rigid all over, but that really has bothered me. I have my phone in my back pocket (not sitting on it) while using my headphones a lot throughout the day, and I often and pulling my phone out by its bottom side, and I am constantly pushing that soft spot in and moving it around. The final issue I have encountered with the case, is that it looks like there's moisture under it at all times. I'm not sure how to best describe it, but you can kind of see it in one or two of the pictures I have posted and it just looks like there is moisture between the case and the phone when there is not. It's not a crisp, clean look, and it's something I would love to find out if it's a common issue or not.

    All in all, I have enjoyed the case a lot and feel comfortable using it in my day to day life. I'd most certainly recommend it to those looking for a sturdy, clear case for their iPhone, and I'm glad that I have one. I obviously have some cons to it as well, but in my opinion they have not outweighed the pros so far.

    4/5 stars - very solid, nice case for your new iPhone 6S/6S Plus ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445271166.979985.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445271184.131243.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445271194.466799.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445271204.218124.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445271220.635852.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445271231.539306.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445271240.072308.jpg
     
  2. HoosBruce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what happened within the tapatalk app, but all other threads can be closed and deleted. Sorry about that.
     
  3. HoosBruce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Something that I have now noticed after taking the case off and putting it back on is that the case seems loose now. The top right corner is easily movable and slides if I touch it and is clearly not closely attached to the phone. The power button portion of the case is also affected and no longer tight with the power button.

    Anytime that I press on that portion of the case it is noticeably separated from the phone and there is a gap in there that causes tactile and auditory feedback from the gap. It's hard to explain, but hopefully that makes some sense.
     

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