Today, we are going to review a slim soft TPU casing with a marble design for iPhone X from ESR. This iPhone X casing is pretty light, weight about 30 gram. Apart from design, protection is also one crucial part to protect the iPhone X. let’s take a look at ESR Marble Case iPhone.
The case comes with a nice blue transparent box showing the beauty of the marble. simple yet attractive. It will be even great if we can choose to be shipped in a brown box (to support environmental friendly).
The back of the box showing the feature that this case has, including a one year warranty. A little bit bare at the back, perhaps more information over here would be great.
I was under impression that I’ll get a matte case for iPhone X (I prefer matte than shiny) but after I open the box, I’m pretty surprised that it’s a shiny instead of matte.
As mentioned before, I prefer matte but this case is an exception, it’s beautiful. The reflective layer makes the marble looks like a marble instead of a dull printed picture. When reflected over the light from the morning sun, it’s showing a green overcast, kind of hologram.
Thin and lightweight. The ESR iPhone X Marble Case doesn’t add any bulk and it’s easy to install. It’s even slimmer than some other bumper type. I like it, especially it’s blend pretty well with front part of iPhone X. The cutting, the corner and the joint are executed pretty well. I can’t find any sharp corner or joint. Great standard of quality.
The drawback: this casing is not scratch resistant. After using it for few days, I’ve quite a number of scratches. it’s a fingerprint magnet as well. that’s the disadvantage of using a reflective surface. guess you need to sacrifice either one beauty or scratch proof.
The ESR iPhone X Marble Case has a good cut out to access the lighting port and speaker. Maybe a large lighting cable will not fit in but normal third party lightning cable should be fine. I tested both with the original lighting cable and Verbatim Sync & Charge Lightning Cable, both fit in pretty well without any difficulties.
The opening for on and off button it’s a little bit hard to reach with a finger, you need to use your nail. the volume buttons and the side button are responsive with a nice click feedback. I don’t encounter any difficulties with the buttons so far.
Upon a closer inspection on each of the corner (facing inside), you can see that there’s a little hole or air pocket – the same technology that Spigen uses for its casing protection. I’m pretty sure it will able to protect when the phone dropped at the corner.
ESR mentioned that screen and camera protection has a raised camera lip 0.6mm. the raised screen lip is 0.4mm to protect your screen and camera from tabletops and other surfaces.
The camera lips offer minimum protection for your camera. If you are “lucky” enough that your phone drop on an even surface / small stone, you can only hope that it will not damage your camera.
For the raised screen lip 0.4mm, it will be less than that if you apply the screen protector. I can see that my screen protector is touching the surface instead of the raised lips.
I’ve got a mixed feeling for the grip, it’s not slippery but I feel that I don’t have enough friction when I’m holding it. If you take a look at it carefully the front part is a matte black while the back is glossy and slippery. I think that’s why I’ve got that mixed feeling. I would say it’s providing a average grip and so far it’s never slipping when I’m using my iPhone with one hand.
Overall, with featuring a slim body and lightweight. I think ESR iPhone X Marble Case can offer decent protection for a normal drop on an even surface. It may not provide enough protection when it fall on the screen.
It’s a beautiful case, it does look like glossy marble. you need to be aware of the fingerprint magnet, it’s not scratch proof (just like marble lol) and it may not protect your phone if it’s dropped flat on the screen. apart from that, the access button and build quality are great. it’s a good match with the ESR iPhone X Tempered Glass Screen Protector. it’s been reviewed as well by Unboxbear over here 🙂
Marble Case iPhone X Review ESR
Product Name: Marble Case ESR
Product Description: Exclusively designed for the Apple iPhone X
It’s a beautiful case, it does look like glossy marble. you need to be aware of the fingerprint magnet, it’s not scratch proof (just like marble lol) and it may not protect your phone if it’s dropped flat on the screen. apart from that, the access button and build quality are great