White Slimline Carbon Fibre Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S II Review!

Before starting the review, I would like to say a huge thank you to Mobile Fun for sending out this product for me to review. They sell a lot of great phone covers so please check them out. The product I reviewed was a Slimline Carbon Fibre Style Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S2 – White sold by Mobile Fun.

What’s Good About This Case

Left side of the case with the Samsung Galaxy S II inside

Left side of the case with the Samsung Galaxy S II inside

Let’s start with the outside of the case, it is made of a nice carbon fibre material that feels great in the hand and there is detailed stitching on the front cover, adding a bit of style and professionalism to the case. Peeling open the lid reveals a nice soft, rubbery back for the handset to rest in and it does provide rigid protection of the handset. As soon as you put the handset in the case, you will notice that there’s not much added weight nor any unnecessary added thickness as found with other cases. The case provides access to the volume rocker, the headphone port, sleep/wake button and on the back of the case there are cutouts for the camera and the speaker. The interior of the lid is made of micro fibre, so this not only protects against scratches on the screen but also cleans the screen too, sort of like the iPad smart cover! It’s very easy to put the handset in the case as well as take it out as shown in the video at the bottom of this review.

What’s Not So Good About This Case

Bottom side of the case with the Samsung Galaxy S II inside

Bottom side of the case with the Samsung Galaxy S II inside

Since the case is white, if any sort of dirt gets on there from your fingers or from a surface, it’s quite noticeable. If this is an issue for you, MobileFun do also sell exactly the same case in Black >> Slimline Carbon Fibre Style Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S2 – Black but for me I don’t mind it too much, the white case matches my white Samsung Galaxy S II. I did mention above that the case provides cutouts and access to a lot of ports and buttons. However, you can’t charge the handset while it’s in the case, since there isn’t a cutout for this. The case makers could have easily added a cutout for this, but personally I don’t find this an issue since it’s generally bad practice to charge a device inside a case as it can lead to overheating and cause damage to the device. I did notice after a while the interior of the lid, the micro fibre material did sort of peel off the carbon fibre part, not to a degree where it’s noticeable but over time, it could potentially fully come off. Generally if you look after the case properly, this issue won’t arise.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, despite the negatives listed above, the White Slimline Carbon Fibre Style Flip Case for Samsung Galaxy S2 is a great case and for £11.95 it’s well worth it. The case matches well with the Galaxy S II in terms of colour as there are black and white options available, the micro fibre material on the interior of the lid is a nice touch and it’s a great feeling to know you can place a handset in a case without the back of the device getting scratched, thanks to the soft rubber material. It’s a stylish, lightweight case and the only real improvement I can think of is to add a cutout for the micro USB port since some people do like to charge their device while inside the case. Overall I would highly recommend this case for anyone with a Samsung Galaxy S II.

Here’s my video review:

Here’s all the pictures I took of the case (Click for a larger view, not sure why some of them don’t have the watermark, they all should!)

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Written by Purav, PDTechHD (My personal account is PDTalkinTech)

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I’m a 23 year old Maths Graduate, who has a great passion for technology and in my spare time I make videos on YouTube to show my passion. I'm also co-admin here at TeckComesFirst and I joined this site back in January 2012.
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