• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Folio leather case review

    Case quality is 10/10
    Fit of iPhone X into case is ultra precise... But...
    Case flap has no means of permanent closure?
    Also on mine the flap seems un-even with rest of case when closed
    I thought when buying it there would be a magnetic firm closure
    So I am now looking for something to rap round it to keep it fixed in place
    Whilst in my pocket, otherwise I will need a screen protector, which I
    Would rather not use, that’s why I purchased this folio case!

    Apple could solve this problem with shipping some kind of protective band
    With case to go round case when closed!

    Pretty surprised Apple did not see this as a fault?
    As I see a lot of issues related to just this listed in the reviews!

    Would of been a 5* review if it wasn’t for these issues...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wear badly

    When you get this case you wil love it. Leather and feel are rich and luxurious. I had had mine for a few months and it looks terrible. Wearing out. Black lines with over worn leather where my credit cards are. Love it at first. Wears very badly. Hoping to replace it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case but offers no protection

    Stylish and nice but the bottom cut out designed for the speaker and lightning cable leaves your phone screen exposed at the very bottom to falls, etc. Your screen will break! Would NOT recommend. Very disappointed in this design. Not worth the price. You'll be spending $279 to get your screen repaired.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great

    I've been using this case for a while now and it just isn't that good.

    When I first saw this case with the Apple logo and the magnet awake feature and the super cool sleek leather design - I was like f-yeah this is gonna be the best thing since sliced bread. But in reality, it is not...

    The magnet phone awake & lock feature worked well for the first week or so. Now it hardly ever awakes/locks the phone when opening the case. Almost always have to tap the screen to awake, and close/open/close the case to lock.

    When in your pocket, the case screen cover skews sideways very easily. This sometimes awakes the phone too. There should be a tab attached to help secure the front cover to the back of the phone when closed like other cases on the market.

    Talking on the phone with this case is a little awkward and cumbersome, but I mainly use bluetooth, so it isn't really an issue for me.

    I honestly don't see the value in this product. I understand it's the brand you're paying for, but this is a bit over the top.

    It's nice leather tho. Feels good.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my X but Leather Folio blocks my cell voice unless held open.

    Have received numerous complaints from my callers and receivers of my calls they can not hear my voice-loud and clear. A long conversation with Apple revealed it is an issue they are aware and trying to resolve either through software fix or redesigned folio. In the meantime Apple recommended holding the Folio open like an open book while making calls. A bit awkward but it works as temporary fix.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I like the look of it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, good quality but problematic product.

    I purchased iPhone X and I wanted it buy the best cover case from Apple. I have been told that "iPhone X Leather Folio" is the best i can get. Since that time I started to have some problem with my phone the most important one is "hearing". No body was able to hear me (as should)! I have tried to find out what is the reason (wifi, Bluetooth, setting, combination, etc), I did several reboot, reset, etc. Finaly I found that the reason in my expensive authentic apple product " iPhone X Leather Folio"!!!! Once I replaced my expensive cover case with another non authentic and much cheaper the problem disappeared! I never expected this to be happened with Apple products what a shame. I don't know if there is any workaround from Apple but definitely is their fault and they should do something! My advice " do not by this product is not 100% compatible".

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, chemical smell

    Like the case, it looks great and I haven't noticed any operational issues with the phone. However.... instead of that nice leather smell, mine has a plastic-chemical smell. I've never really owned a leather product that smells so much like plastic. Not sure what is causing the smell... but there is no hint of leather in the fragrance of this product!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional but has its downsides

    On the plus side, the folio case is attractive and the quality of the leather and stitching is pretty good. Open-to-wake and other features work fine. The case adds a fair amount of protection.

    But the folio style hampers one-handed usage and, as others have mentioned, the flap covers the camera and rear microphone when folded over. I also find myself accidentally taking screen shots when I try to squeeze the power/sleep button and I'm holding the phone with the flap open (not folded), because my thumb ends up putting pressure on the volume button through the case. You can't use the phone with just your left hand with the flap open because the phone orientation won't reverse. I'm concerned about demagnetizing credit cards if I get a wireless charger. Also, I somewhat regret my color choice of black, because I can never see my phone when I put it down somewhere dark.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricy but worth it

    When you can buy iPhone X cases for less than $10, a $99 case needs to have a lot going for it. This one does. It looks and feels high-quality throughout. The stitching is even. The sides grip the phone securely. The leather is soft and feels wonderful in your hand, better than any leather wallet I've had. It's so good in fact that I occasionally find myself just rubbing the case with my fingers. I like that my phone wakes when I open the cover and sleeps when I close it. I don't have to remember to click the side button to make it sleep like I did with my iPhone 6. This case does not prevent my phone from charging on my wireless charging pad.

    I use a folio case because I want to protect the screen. I keep my phone in my pants pocket and after a year or so the oleophobic coating wears off. I don't like the glass or plastic screen protectors that just adhere to the screen. After going through a half-dozen unsatisfying screen protectors on my previous phones I finally gave up and started using a folio case.

    I left off one star because of two downsides. First, you end up with a thick and slightly bulky phone. Other folks can talk about how many cards this case can hold. I tried 2 and 3 cards but that made it too thick for me, so I don't keep any cards in it. Second, taking photos feels clumsy because you have to hold the cover out of the way while you shoot. If I know I"m going to be take a lot of photos I take my phone out of the case.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case for the iPhone X

    Great case in every respect. Excellent fit, color, (I went with the cosmos blue version), and to date, I've not had a single person complain that they cannot hear me when on calls with this case on my X. The area for cards is an added benefit for this outstanding cellphone case from Apple. Good job Apple.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone X Leather Folio - Black

    Had the leather folio case for a few days now, and I am really satisfied with it.
    Things to note:
    -Do not expect it to replace your wallet, you can fit around 3-4 cards at most in the card sleeve, and a few bills in the larger sleeve
    -Leather cover is very supple, and may be prone to cracks over time (haven’t had it long enough to experience color wear)
    -Magnetic cover, acts the same way as an iPad Smart Cover, where the screen locks when you close it
    -Great overall protection in a simple and sleek package

    Final thoughts: Highly recommend this case if you are someone who misplaces your wallet a lot and wants a case to keep all your important things together (at least that was my reasoning)

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great folio case but it has a major flaw

    It is impossible to use this case, because when you are talking to others while using the case, the other party cant hear you clearly. There is some compatibility issues with this case, it just does not work. This is really sad, because the case feels great and luxurious. The leather used is super soft, and develops a grest petina. Please Apple, make it work!

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy this case if you talk on the phone

    Whenever I call anyone, they complain about no being able to hear me. I Wish I purchased a different case.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    folio cover results in muffled outgoing sound on phone calls

    Apple, please look at this! There are numerous reports of this problem on the discussion boards. I even returned my iPhone X to the store for a new one, which, of course, had exactly the same problem. Yes, it really is the folio case cover, I know, hard to believe, but 100% reproducible. And it's trivial to demo: Just open the folio cover like you normally would to use the phone, and make a phone call. The person you're calling will hear noticeably muffled sound; now, simply release the cover, letting it flop open to the side, so it's not covered the back of the phone; the callee will now hear noticeably improved sound. The cover appears to be interfering with the noise canceling aspect of the microphone on the rear.

    It's probably reasonable to assume this is not specific to the Apple case, but would likely occur with any folio style case. I otherwise really like this case a lot, so much so, that I plan on keeping it anyway, and simply let the cover hang open when making calls; yes, it's a bit annoying, but I rarely use my iPhone to make calls, so I'm willing to deal with it. If you make a lot of phone calls, you will probably want a different style case. I'm also hoping Apple can fix this in software, but first, they have to be made aware of the problem.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Full Protection; premium style.

    Quality full protection for your iPhone X. Well worth the price, if you want to fully protect you phone; this is the case to purchase. Love the lock/unlock feature and the premium style and design. Tried other 3rd party cases but they rendered the camera inoperative. The camera now works as designed when placed into the Folio.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nicely Made but Causes Muffled Sound

    As for the reviewer of the blue version of the case, I've found that using this with the flap folded around the rear of the phone causes your voice to sound very muffled to the recipient of a call. It appears that this is due to the noise cancellation microphone between the two camera lenses becoming covered, and so will probably be an issue with any similar folio case. iOS 11.2 didn't solve the problem, and it's hard to see how this could be resolved via software update without compromising noise cancellation.

    This is a real shame as otherwise it's a beautifully finished case with very high quality leather that goes some way towards justifying the high price. Unfortunately I've had to return it and I'll use the standard case instead.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect!

    This is a very, very, very nice case!
    It holds my 3 cards without any problems, the cover stays flat on the phone. No problem taking pictures with the cover open, you can just slide the flap to the side and take a picture. It is fairly slim and the leather is really great. A premium case for a premium product!

    The only downside is that it is not all black, the inside of the folio including the case is dark gray, it is only the outside that is black, and that is a dealbreaker for me, I will return it and get a case that is all black.

    63 of 95 people found this useful