If you would like a small introduction, I can link that to you here. In regards to this case, i have mixed feelings, primarily because I have never liked cases that like to add bulk to the original phone. However, I won’t let that perspective affect this review. Firstly, the fact you can get a reasonable case offered at below £15 is amazing. The comfort of this case is also decent, the case is built out of plastic.
Installation of the product was simple enough, just use the pry tool in the right corner to take it apart, put the phone in, and put it all together. I had to unfortunately take off my screen protector in order to put on the case which is a drawback of this case. The case adds some reasonable protection as well, their claims are up to 2m, with the “shockproof” buzz word, evidently a marketing strategy.
The case claims to be waterproof to 1m for 30 mins, and they have every right to claim that. I put the case to the test by putting it under water (1m) for 30 mins, and then I dried it off, happy to see that no water got inside the case. However, ZVE do say you must check all seals on the case before dipping in water, otherwise that will consequently cause some issues.
In my use of the case, the buttons were like most other cases, in that the buttons are easy to press. ZVE’s clever solution around the mute button is that they made a turning switch, as their passthrough, which I thought was a nice addition. This may pose to be a negative for you, making it slightly more difficult to mute/unmute the device.
The absolute worst thing about this case is the plastic that protects it. Being £14, they couldn’t afford to make the case screen to have some quality in it, by that I mean the screen doesn’t even touch the transparent plastic. This translates into me having to press again on anything on my phone, what I think is too many times.
It usually occurs when I am really tired at the end of the day, and when I select an option for example, the plastic part doesn’t reach the screen, resulting in me having to press again harder. If this was fixed, this would definitely be a contender for one of the best cases under £15. Also, the sound is heavily muted as a result of the case being waterproof, the only real problem being is that the sound is re directed at the back, which is a horrible idea.
Availability And Specs
This case is available for £13.99/$19.
The specs for the case can be found below
- Compatible with BOTH iphone 6 and iPhone 6s. Not compatible with the majority of non-Apple branded USB to Lightning cables.
- IP68 standard Waterproof , designed and tested to submersible to over 6.6 ft deep for 30 minutes.Protect your phone from water/rain,perfect for swimming and daily use.Sealed from snow, ice, dirt & dust particles. You can use it even in the extreme outdoor environment without any worry or limit.
- Withstands drops from 6.6’/2 m – meets or exceeds MIL STD 810F-516. Add Non-slip mat in Bottom four corners.
- Fully compatible with all key functions like volume, charging, headphone jack, home button (Fingerprint ID), mute, power,camera etc.
Pros And Cons
Adds really good protection
Buttons are relatively easy to press
Plastic screen is too easy to scratch, screen is very unusable at times
Adds bulk to the phone (to be expected)
Awful sound directing
Overall, I have mixed feelings about this case. It will definitely cause some frustration to you if you don’t prod at you phone to take a picture. Although, at £15, the case does provide plenty for the price. I cannot though, fully recommend this case, if you want waterproofing. At this price, it is near impossible to get decent materials, that will provide the same screen experience as your iPhone without a case.