Only good thing is the leather quality. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the accessories to see what has changed and find out if they are compatible with the iPhone X. Too expensive of a case to not function properly. This has been a barrier for me, since most of their previous cases were more about looks than compelling functionality, with the Smart Cover being a notable exception. However, the Leather Folio adds a bit more in the functionality column, so it was well worth taking a look at in my book. I couldn't be happier with it.
As you can see in the photos above and below, the color Taupe, in the case of my review unit is completely uniform across the case, and the stitching unobtrusive and even throughout. As soon as the case was removed, both issues disappeared. Also have not had the cover flap flop open unintentionally, but I could imagine it might happen if it were to drop which could be a problem. This is a classy cover for those who appreciate more. More importantly, the fit and finish are spot on, and the addition of the pockets on the inside of the front cover lend it some usefulness. In that respect, the price is justified. There are also changes to the arrangement of the Hall Effect sensors between generations.
Still functional, but makes the case look cheap. With my leather folio it is already starting to show obvious signs of deterioration along the center seem separating the front and back, makes it look like and makes me wonder if this product is fake leather. I drop things all the time and not easy drops we are talking phone ending catastrophies. This is a quality folio case. Close it and it goes to sleep. This one has two small magnetic flaps that meet in the middle when the wallet is closed and all you have to do is open it. The case also arrived with a nice scuff and indention right above the rear camera lense.
Not sure if it was because of the magnets in the case or what, but when I was using it the phone's reception wasn't as strong and call quality dropped. There is a magnet but it's incredibly weak and is really only good for awaking the phone when opened or putting the phone to sleep when closed, it's not effective at all as a clasping mechanism. Actually, I find that it helps me text one handed because my hand can grip the phone better as I have small hands. Also, taking the iphone out of the case to charge it is a piece of cake. Have dropped the phone countless times and offers good protection.
Otherwise, the wallet feature is great. Over a few days I started liking it more and more. I've had mine for 4 months now, the wallet got bigger due to wear and tear, and it barely locks my screen when I close it anymore. The back pocket is completely open, making it an ideal spot for cash, receipts, and such. Awesome product, awesome price, even better customer service. That said, if Apple released a modified version of this case without the pockets on the front cover and with a magnetic closure front, I would be all over it.
A small inconspicuous strap around the outside would prevent this if you feel you need it. Not sure how that happens. Highly disappointed in this product. . The material is quality and the wallet is well made.
No snaps, no nothing to fool with. This thing is Heavy though! The Leather Folio is a perfect fit for situations where combining my wallet and phone make sense. Going back to my story, if I had a folio, I doubt that my X would have had any damage, so that is what I am buying for my new xs Max. I wouldn't put much more than a driver's license and maybe two other cards and no more than a few bills, but I'm a minimalist anyway so that doesn't bother me. I have not had a problem with the case moving and turning the phone on in my pocket that others have reported. When you hold it to take a picture you can move the flap to the left while you grip it with one hand to uncover the camera hole. I have owned the case for about Three weeks now.
The problem with most cases is they protect the sides and back well but not the front. But this case will protect it from keys and coins which is the real and more common threat and probably from most waist high drops. It suffered a small scratch on the bottom of the screen. The other downside, which doesn't have to do with form or function, is that it's incredibly expensive for what it is, but at least it really does feel super premium. But my favorite part is that the wireless charger still works. First off, Apple included two staggered pockets so the case can be used as a scaled down wallet or business card holder. The Vaja side flip case not a wallet case that I am currently reviewing has one layer of material removed from the closure flap so you can hear the other caller a little better, which is fine I guess.
We prefer this design as it allows easier access to ports and works seamlessly with many docks, but at the same time it opens more of the phone up to possible damage. Where to buy Right now, the cases are available. I have never busted a phone in a quality folio case. One big positive for Apple cases and covers is that they fit their devices like gloves without exception. I think it may be slightly overpriced so I did not give it 5 stars, but as folios go, I think it is the most classy and best feeling leather and has the perfect fit for the phone. I try to catch the phone only to make it go spinning wildly and gain more momentum. The folio will just not sit flat, up on both ends.