QIALINO Huawei Mate 9 Case Review

Qialino has made a premium case for the Huawei Mate 9 smart phone. Note that this case does not fit the Mate Pro, only the Huawei Mate 9. Some people complaining that the phone case doesn’t fit made this mistake of ordering this case for the Pro phone, which it does not fit. If you have a Huawei Mate 9 phone, it fits perfectly, down to precise cutouts for every button, sensor and port.
The natural leather exterior is an upscale touch, but it also protects the phone from minor scratches and bumps. The leather does increase the price of this smart phone case compared to the polyurethane and polycarbonate shells that many rivals sell. It is available in brown and black from most distributors, but it is also found in red and peach/pink. The leather isn’t ultra-durable, so it is subject to wear and tear far greater than what you’d expect. Expect the case to survive a year of heavy use, not years.
It is easy to access the ports when this smart phone case is on the phone. The case has a clear cover on it to protect the screen, but due to its tendency to smudge, it is wise to put a separate screen protector on the phone before putting it in the case. However, you don’t have to open the front of the phone case to use the touch screen.
One of the unique features of this smart phone case is the built in automatic sleep/wake feature, so you can set the device to start up when you want it to. Then you can set the phone to wake up and show you the time and messages instead of getting up to turn on the phone. Few other phone cases offer a feature like this.
The flip cover lets the smart phone look like a wallet and blend in with your leather bag, but the flip cover doesn’t stay closed since it doesn’t seem to close completely. This is a minor annoyance if that matters to you. There are other leather wallet cases that have built in stands, closures and card slots so that the phone case can double as a wallet. Note that the case cannot be used to act as a support for the smart phone, so it doesn’t eliminate the need for a stand.
The micro-fiber lining and TPU frame provide very good impact resistance. The only issue is that the case doesn’t protect the bottom of the phone as well as the sides, leading it to sometimes break even if the case is on. If you want something to protect from casual scratches and being dropped flat on the floor, this is an excellent choice. If you keep dropping your phone straight down, with the edge hitting the floor, consider a different case.
The phone case is mid-market, but it is regularly available for 40% to 50% off the list price. That makes this an affordable, basic protective case from scratches and spills as long as you’re aware of the fact it doesn’t offer full impact protection. If you want a basic leather phone case for the Huawei Mate 9 smart phone, it is a good deal.

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