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Xperia Z1 Compact
25th April 2014
Very good protection- Good Fit
This case offers a clear back and very good side protection. The fit is considerably better than the Case Mate Naked (see my review). Its still a little bulky, but the soft silicon material of which the case is made ensures very good shock absorbency. Provided you can live with the print of the Bug Droid on the back of the case (which a good bit of fun)this is the ideal case for the user who needs good shock protection.
NB There is a cut out for the magnetic charging lead which works well.
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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
17th May 2014
Not a bad case/cover but not as good as the similar Flexishield...
I originally purchased this case as a direct replacement for the Flexishield case as I was somewhat concerned about the amount of pressure that case puts on both the power/standby and volume buttons down the right and side, and the lack of response when attempting to press the buttons through the case.
The CruzerLite/Android logo on the back of the case is a nice touch, that individualises the case, and helps with grip when holding the phone and/or putting it on a smooth surface.
The material the CruzerLite case is made of is also somewhat stiffer than that used on the FlexiShield case which may make it better able to resist damage if dropped, but as I will point out in a moment, this stiffness can be as much of a hindrance as it is a help.
As for the negatives, as stated above, the case is made out of pretty stiff rubberised plastic compound, which makes actually getting it on and off the phone somewhat difficult.
The front of the case has a more pronounced lip around the edge of the screen than the Flexishield that may cause interference with some types of screen protector, especially those of the tempered glass variety, like I use.
The cut-outs the case possesses are bigger than those on the FlexiShield. It's not a massive difference, but is noticeable. So while it makes accessing the waterproof flaps on the phone easier, it also leaves more of the chassis of the phone exposed to potential damage.
Finally, while the case fits the phone more tightly than the flexishield, it's overall 'fit' is not quite as good. The bigger cut-outs on the sides cause the sides on the screen to 'bow out' slightly, especially on the left-hand side. The fit of the FlexiShield is just better overall.
It somewhat comes down to personal preference with this case. If you like the cool looking design on the back, and need access to the port cut-outs regularly, then get this case, if you want the best amount of protection, with optimum fit, but don't open the flaps on the phone or use the ports so much, and preferred the solid glass-style screen protectors then go with the FlexiShield.
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- Flexibility of a silicone case with the protection of a tough case
- Offers lightweight and thin, durable protection for your phone
- Android inspired design gives your phone a personal touch
- Shock absorbent, shatterproof and anti-scratch material
- Made for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Flexibility of a silicone case with the protection of a tough case
These Cruzerlite gel cases are made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). They are slim-fitting and provide great protection for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from day to day use, to accidental knocks and drops.
Offers lightweight and thin, durable protection for your phone
The TPU Cruzerlite case is incredibly thin and light, keeping your Z1 Compact slim and streamlined, while still offering excellent protection against scratches and minor impacts. Additionally, the case fully wraps around the Z1 Compact, protecting your phone's screen when face down, thanks to its raised beveled edge.
Android inspired design gives your phone a personal touch
From the front, this case appears to be a standard gel case, but on the back, a unique Andy the Android inspired design can be found, giving your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact a personality of its own.
Shock absorbent, shatterproof and anti-scratch material
This form-fitting case absorbs shocks to protect your Z1 Compact against accidental bumps and scrapes. It is made from a shatterproof and anti-scratch material, so you can keep your Xperia Z1 Compact looking newer for longer.
Made for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
This case is designed specifically for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, so you can be sure of a perfect fit. It also features cut-outs for all the ports and buttons, so you can access the full functionality of your device while it's in the case.