Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

by XB on 17th November 2014

in Accessories, Featured Content, Reviews, Xperia Z3 series


Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact_16Today, we are reviewing the Muvit Wallet Folio case for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Overall, we found that the case offers a good level of overall protection, whilst also doubling as a stand and is reasonably attractive too.

This particular case is available for £22.99 from Mobile Fun, who also stock a wide range of other Xperia Z3 Compact cases. This Muvit Wallet Folio case comes in four colours (black, white pink and purple) – we are reviewing the striking pink version. Click through to read our full thoughts.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The packaging description appears to have been copied from a different handset as the latch does not fold back as suggested.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The front and rear case is made from a smooth polyurethane material. The case itself is simple and elegant and the pink colour case we are reviewing looks almost red in some angles. The case has a latch which is nice to see, as not all folio cases do have them.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The cover has slots for two credit cards on the inside, whilst the lining is made from a soft micro fibre material.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The Muvit case has a tailored plastic (polycarbonate) cradle, which the Xperia Z3 Compact clips into.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The soft micro-fibre-type lining on the inside ensures that the phone will not get scratched once the case is closed.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The case is able to hold two credit cards on the inside cover, but there is also an additional pocket which can fit another card.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The case provides a good level of protection, only the right side of the handset is exposed. However the edges of the case extend past the phone which means if the phone does fall on its side, it will hopefully still be protected.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

There are adequate cut outs for both the camera lens and flash. We noticed no issues with light bleed when taking photos using the LED flash.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The top of the handset has holes for the headphone socket and mic. You may have an issue getting a thick 3.5mm headphone jack fitting past the plastic, but most earphones should be fine.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

If you use a lanyard, you’ll have no need to worry here as there is a hole here too.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The whole of the left side is exposed which means you can access the charging ports and microSD memory card slot without issue. If you have a magnetic charging cable, this can also be used with ease. However, we found that the plastic back plate meant that it would not fit comfortably into the magnetic charging dock.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

All edges of the handset are protected with the polycarbonate shell. The handset appears firmly in place, we haven’t seen the phone slip out over several weeks of use.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The latch has a small magnet inside to ensure it closes the front cover. However, it doesn’t fold back in landscape mode, which means it is likely to annoyingly stick out whilst watching media. There is no sleep/wake function with this case either.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

The stand functionality works as you would expect. You can angle the handset at various angles, with minimal fuss. In the picture below you can see the latch sticking up, with no way to fold it back.

Muvit Wallet Folio for Xperia Z3 Compact Review

Overall thoughts

Some of the pictures perhaps do not do the Muvit Wallet Folio case justice – we found it to be an elegant and lightweight case. The folio case protects the front screen from falls and also enables you to use it as a stand. We have been using the case for several weeks on our Xperia Z3 Compact and have found it has kept the handset in very good condition.

A screen wake/sleep feature would have been nice, but we like the fact that all ports are accessible including the magnetic port (for those with an appropriate cable). We also like the fact that it has a magnetic latch that can keep the front cover closed. If you are interested, then head over to MobileFun who stock a wide range of Xperia Z3 Compact cases to choose from.

Positives

– Attractive design (pink case works well with white handset)
– Provides good overall protection for the Xperia Z3 Compact
– Access to all features including magnetic charging port
– Front cover ensures glass screen doesn’t get scratched
– Soft microfibre interior
– Use phone as stand to view media
– Case holds up to two credit cards
– Latch keeps front cover closed

Negatives

– No automatic sleep/wake
– Latch doesn’t fold back in stand mode
– Right side of phone left unprotected
– Case cannot be used with charging dock

Thanks to MobileFun for providing the Xperia Z3 Compact Muvit Wallet Folio case for review!

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  • Mohammed Khired

    big ass NO to flip cases….

    no matter how fancy they are ….

  • Sachin Gautam

    Pathetic as shit

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Flip case on a compact device? Nope nope nope

  • hocestquisumus

    Why buy a slim phone and put it into a huge case? Never understood that. I have the scratches on the Z1c’s back to prove it.

  • GregLu

    I’m not so virulent as you but I must say that for a device this small, it can’t be practical and adds a lot of weight/size so the phone. But for a large device, for example Huawei Mate 6 or Sony Z Ultra it’s useful.

  • Farhad Asemani

    Xperia Play 2
    pleaseeee

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