Very Good Case
I got this case because I wanted something that I could easily use with or without a holster with my iPhone 7, and something that did not leave the top and bottom of the phone's screen unprotected and subject to damage. This case (without the holster) provides protection all around the phone, and is relatively lightweight and less bulky vs some competitors. It is a 2 piece design with an inner part that you put on first, and then the outer shell. You then slide that entire assembly into the
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holster. All the buttons and ports on the phone are covered, although there are 2 grills in the case at the bottom. I have read where some people had difficulty with the mute button not working smoothly, but I have had no problem. To charge or use headphones with the lightning adapter, you need to open the port at the bottom. When I got this I was worried it might be too heavy for my car holder, but it is light enough that I can use my TechMatte car holder magnet to hold it; whether other brands of magnetic card holders would work, I don't know. It does not come with integrated screen protection, and I personally prefer not having that integrated. However, if you add a screen protector, it either needs to be perfectly centered (unlikely), or the side edges of the screen protector will be impacted by the edge of the case. I was using a Verizon Display Protector plastic screen protector, and it caused a bubble on the side where it was hitting that kept coming back because the case was just aligned so on that side it was slightly lifting the edge of the protector. I was able to cut off about 1 mm of the plastic screen protector on that side, and then the screen protector did not bubble up. On the top and bottom, the case overlaps the screen by 1-2 mm, so there is no issue there with the edge of the protector getting pushed up. I do not know if there would be an issue with the glass screen protectors, but if there was, you would not be able to cut them as needed. Another thing I like is that the case slides in and out of your pocket easily, but still has some tackiness so that it will not slide as easily of a computer or book if you are carrying your phone on top of them; many cases slide as if they were on ice. While many cases are very hard, this one has a bit of flexibility to it and I like the feel; that said, it is not soft. I have not dropped tested it (and hope I never do), but there are a number of videos that show the case protects the phone quite well. One downside on functionality - it seems that the speakerphone does not work as well in the case. Although there are grills on the bottom of the case, perhaps the microphone on the bottom is impacted. The other microphones at the top of the phone on the front and back are not blocked. One thing the case lacks is a kickstand for propping up the phone. The holster is made of very hard plastic. The clip rotates 360 degrees. My case fits a bit loosely into the holster and "rattles" just a bit, I would prefer a slightly more snug fit. Overall, this was the best holster case that I have found on the market at this time, although it is not perfect.