I set out looking for a simple case that wouldn’t add too much bulk, also an important thing for me was a case that wouldn’t hide the beautiful design of the iPhone 5 and this case fits perfectly. The rear of the case is made of a clear plastic about 2mm thick and the outer “bumper” is made from a black polycarbonate with a rubbery grip to it.
The build quality is pretty good, it feels solid in the hand and the phone is a snug fit in the case, but getting the phone out is a struggle. This doesn’t bother me too much because it means the phone has no chance of slipping out.
The cutouts on the case line up perfectly for the lightening and 3.5mm headphone jack. The mute switch cutout is perfect, too. There’s no flash glare coming from the camera cutout and there’s no protruding over the lens.
My only negative about the case is the clear back, you have to be really careful putting the phone in or you will scratch the plastic which saddened me because it happened as I put it in for the first time.
Overall this case is fantastic apart for that one problem, I really do like how it feels in the hand. I definitely do recommend it if you don’t want to hide the beauty of the iPhone 5.