iPhone 5s Case Review: Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 5
What's Hot: Complete protection for the entire phone, high quality leather, card and cash slots, built-in stand, comes in many colors and textures.
What's Not: Does add bulk to the slim phone.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Anytime you hold a Noreve leather case, whether it's in smooth nappa leather or stitched in pattern or finished in texture, you can't help but marvel at how good the case looks. The quality of the leather is excellent, the finish classy and stitching flawless. The Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case is no exception. Noreve offers these leather cases in several styles including a leather cover case, a leather pouch case, a front flip leather case and the one we used for this review, the Tradition B - 2106TB model, that opens like a book and has credit card slots and a built-in stand for media viewing, video chatting and web browsing.
The Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case covers the entire phone and can protect it from scratches, bumps and even drop shock. The case opens like a book; the iPhone 5s holder is on the right side, molded to fit the iPhone 5s tightly and thermoplastic polymer frame that can take some hits in your bag or even drops without risking your iPhone 5s' structural integrity. The left side of the Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case functions like a display cover and has soft padding that protects the front glass of the phone. The case has a tab with magnet snap closure to keep the front cover shut securely.
As with most Noreve's collections, the Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case comes in an incredible 10 leather finishes and dozens of color options. These finishes include smooth nappa leather, stitched diamond leather, grained surface, shiny surface and more. The case pictured here is the Cerise Vintage in their Exception Selection. The Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case isn't very slim, but the added protection and extra card slots inside the front cover make the trade-off worthwhile. And for those who think the iPhone 5s is a bit too thin to handle easily, the Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case is just the answer.
The Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case is a very functional case. The phone holder on the right covers the corners of the iPhone 5s, but leaves out the top and bottom ports and buttons for easy access. You can easily use the power button on the top of the iPhone 5s, the 3.5mm audio jack and the Lightning port on the bottom without anything getting in your way. The bottom cutout also gives the speaker and mic space to let the sound through. The phone holder also has a generous cutout on the side to give you access to the silence button and the volume buttons. On the back of the case, you'll find a generous cutout for the rear camera and the dual LED.
The Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case offers a couple of extra features than a simple shell case. Inside the front display cover, you'll find two credit card sized slots that are good for an ID card, a couple of credit cards, or some paper bills. The slots are tight when the leather is still new but they're not too tight to slide your cards and cash in and out. On the back of the case, you'll find a sturdy built-in stand that can put your iPhone 5s in a 45-degree angle for viewing movies, video chatting and web browsing. The stand has a built-in snap that can secure the stand to the back of the case.
The Noreve Apple iPhone 5s Leather Case is an excellent choice to protect your iPhone 5s in style. Its sturdy frame, nicely padded front cover and magnet closure, all made for a great protective case. It's easy to use and offers extra card slots and a built-in stand. Your phone is very functional inside the case. But most of all, you'll love how the case looks and feels in your hand thanks to the high quality leather, excellent workmanship and rich color.