Xperia X10 Noreve Leather Case Review

by X10 on May 4, 2010

in Accessories, Featured Content, Reviews

Noreve Xperia X10 CaseSmartphones continue to get ever powerful and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is no exception. After making a considerable investment in buying the X10, you’ll probably want to protect it whilst out on the move. One of the contenders that we’re reviewing today is the Noreve leather case that was kindly sent over by MobileFun, a specialist retailer of mobile accessories.

Noreve supply premium cases for mobile phones and hence tend to be pricier than others on the market. This case costs £30.97 from MobileFun who apply a small delivery charge on top of this depending on whether shipping to the UK or mainland Europe.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

I’ve reviewed many cases in the past and it’s nice to see this one using decent packaging. This Xperia X10 case is a premium model and it’s nice to get that feeling as soon as open the envelope.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The tagline for Noreve phone cases is ‘Haute Couture for Mobile Devices’. Fashion and good design is at the heart of these cases. A checklist at the back of the case tells you what features the case includes (a removable belt clip, resistant snap closure, a flat back and easy access to ports).

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The Noreve case comes with a small fancy box to keep it in good condition when not in use. I’m not sure whether most people will keep it though as once the case is on the handset, you’re unlikely to remove it.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The Noreve case is made from top quality handcrafted leather.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The packaging includes the case itself and a small sealed bag including the parts to fix the belt clip.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The small bag includes a Noreve belt clip, a branded mini screwdriver, cog and small screw. The belt clip is sturdy and allows a complete rotation (360 degrees). The advanced system prevents the case from turning on its own. To attach the belt clip, the small button on the backside needs to be removed and the cog attached. If you don’t want to use the clip and desire a flat back, you can unscrew this and just fit the small screw instead. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how the belt clip works.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The Noreve case certainly is very elegant. It is constructed from fine-grain padded leather and feels very well built with no loose stitching.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The case includes the necessary holes for access to the headphone jack, dock connector, camera and screen.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The middle of the case includes a small faux-chrome button that can be removed to place your belt clip as discussed earlier.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The case has been designed especially for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. It fits the phone very well and includes all of the necessary cut-out points to get to needed features.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The flip-case has an interior lining that is embossed with the Noreve logo. It certainly adds to the luxurious feel of the case.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The Xperia X10 slides in easily into the case, however it was good to see that there was resistance that means there’s little chance of the handset falling out. The handset is supported on the bottom and left/right sides.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

Everything has been measured perfectly. Even the back of the case does not overlap the handset.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

There is no problem accessing the volume and camera buttons when the case is fastened.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The left side includes the speaker cleft and the smaller hole is possibly the mouthpiece.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

The back hole includes a perfect cut out for the camera and flash. The snap closure keeps the flip case firmly closed but doesn’t require too much effort to open. I can easily open and close the case one-handed.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

When the case is closed you have access to the 3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB port for charging. There is no problem in opening the cover for the USB port with the case closed.

We really liked the Noreve case for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. It is an elegant soft leather case that does not add too much bulk and is also lightweight. It is a stylish case and you can tell that Noreve have put much effort into the design to ensure the perfect fit. The whole experience screams quality from the packaging to the lining of the case. Whilst some may bemoan the premium pricing over other cases, I would argue that such an expensive handset deserves a stylish and well designed case. The Noreve case fits the bill perfectly and compliments one of the prettiest touchscreen phones on the market today.

Noreve Xperia X10 Case

Many thanks to MobileFun for sending through the Noreve case for review!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 bzhSlap May 4, 2010 at 9:17 AM

how does this compare to the

Samsonite Business Sleeve Mobile Phone Holster – Large – Black
http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/samsonite-business-sleeve-mobile-phone-holster-large-black-p21565.htm

better/worse?

2 X10 May 4, 2010 at 9:29 AM

As far as I know the Samsonite case is not specifically tailored to the X10, despite the fact that it fits well. I’ve not seen one in the hand but have heard that they are of good quality and robust.

As you can tell from the pictures above the Noreve Xperia X10 case has been designed for the handset from the outset. If the flip style isn’t for you however, then the Samsonite sleeve seems like a good option.

3 Droid dude May 7, 2010 at 9:20 PM

I have had this case for a couple of weeks. Plastic base grips phone tightly but front cover has already gone a little floppy in daily use. Front cover flaps around when using x10 as a phone which anoys me sometimes. Whilst this cover provides perfect protection during the day in & out of my jacket pocket I tend to slip phone out of cover and leave it at home when going out in evening as it effectively doubles the thickness. Classy case but no better made than the one that came free with my blackberry – in my opinion its overpriced.

4 Sean May 24, 2010 at 2:37 AM

case maybe good but service is really slow ordered two a month ago

5 mike August 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

very good case well designed but just a bit expensive. Not sorry i bought one, better than most i have seen.

6 fert August 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Do NOT order anything from Noreve. They are scammers.

7 sree ranju February 8, 2011 at 4:37 PM

hai sir i need this case for my xperia mini can u send me the case in parcel,now i a m in saudi

8 burn November 12, 2011 at 8:56 AM

they’re make of pig skin. arent they?

9 alok May 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

hai sir i need this case for my xperia mini can u send me the case in parcel,now i a m in delhi

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