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My sister was in the market for a new case, she wasn't sure what she wanted the SGP Vintage case looked nice but on a youtube video it looked like complete crap. It's much more handsome in person.

The test phone, and case are my sister's, so I had to take liability if anything happened. Which was fine since feeling the case, and looking at the inside and the snug fit I knew little could go wrong.

Quality:

Overall the quality is above average, but far from the best. They boast that it has 0 stitchings, which is great except the alternative was to use glue. Everywhere. Suede is the material used for the case, along with microfiber lining on the inside. Now I personally stay away from Seude due to durability issues, but then again it is a phone case not suede shoes so it should hold up for years.
The bad:
There are remnants of glue left over on 3 of the 4 corners, where where the glue likely leaked out. Luckily there is no apparent glue leakage on the outer casing, so it should not be an aesthetic problem. However this is something SGP needs to fix, because it is NOT expected on a $45+ case.

Protection

It does a good job at protecting the iphone, perhaps got as good as the previous case review (Inicipio NGP iirc) however it does it's job very well and I wouldn't be too worried about dropping the phone.
My only problem with the face is the LCD cover flap does come loose if dropped in certain angles.

Overall terms for the value:

In terms of functional value, it's overpriced. It costs $40-$50, does it jobs however there are cases for cheaper that can protect the phone far better (Incipio case).

In terms of aesthetic/function value it's a well priced case ($45). It uses seude which gives it a nice texture, and uses microfiber lining to give it a high end look. It is an attractive phone case, and actually protects the phone, what more can you ask for?
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