Sony Style Cover Stand SCSF10 for Xperia XZ Review

by XB on 24th October 2016

in Accessories, Reviews, Xperia X series


xperia-xz-scsf10-style-cover-stand_12The Sony Xperia XZ has only recently gone on sale over the last few weeks and one of the first challenges for new owners is finding a new case (unless you like to go ‘naked’). Sony has created two cases for the Xperia XZ which includes the Style Cover Stand SCSF10 and the Style Cover Touch SCTF10.

Today, we are looking at the Sony Style Cover Stand SCSF10 thanks to Mobile Fun, who offer a wide range of smartphone/tablet accessories and deliver worldwide. The case is available for $30.49 plus postage and is available in three colours to match your Xperia XZ (Mineral Black, White and Forest Blue). Click through to read our impressions.

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The Sony SCSF10 Style Cover Stand is a simple folio case for the Xperia XZ, which provides adjustable viewing angles and auto on/off when the cover is open and closed.

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The front of the case provides two holes on the top and bottom so as to not muffle either loudspeaker. The case is made from PU leather, which basically includes a real leather backing, combined with an artificial polyurethane coating that resembles leather.

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The case is relatively lightweight at 53 grams and adds very little bulk to your handset. The case has dimensions of 147.5 x 76.0 x 13.4 mm.

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The case includes an ample sized cut-out for the camera and flash/image sensors, which shouldn’t get in the way of any shots. The camera hole includes a black plastic frame around it which is angled to avoid any flash bleed on your shots.

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The spine of the case includes a SONY logo at the bottom which is a nice touch.

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The phone is held into place by a plastic frame, which covers the entire left side of the phone. The right side is mostly free, apart from the top and bottom of the phone.

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The picture below shows the plastic frame gripping the Xperia XZ. The phone is also one of the few that can stand on its own, so it’s nice the case also allows this. The top of the phone is kept free, and the colour of the case matches the phone well too.

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This clean look also applies to the bottom of the phone, with clear access to the USB Type-C charging port.

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The right side of the case has full access to the fingerprint power button sensor, volume rocker and dedicated camera button.

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The case also acts as a phone stand, allowing you to place the phone through various angles for perfect viewing.

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Overall thoughts

Sony says that the Style Cover Stand SCSF10 and Xperia XZ were crafted by the same designer and it shows. The case uses the same endless “loop surface” design and it is well crafted, using a reinforced flap edge that should ensure it lasts for a long time. The case should also do a good job of protecting your phone against small knocks and bumps.

The Style Cover Stand SCSF10 costs just over the $30 price point from Mobile Fun, which we think is a fair price considering how well it fits together with the Xperia XZ. If you need a cover that will protect your phone from daily life without detracting from the Xperia XZ’s design, then the Style Cover Stand SCSF10 is a great choice.

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Thanks to Mobile Fun for providing the Sony Style Cover Stand SCSF10 case for review!

  • Marinko Agic

    They need some good case or bumper with hole for lanyard,because XZ dont have this hole.I dont need ugly plastic cover,to hide beauty of Xperia XZ!

  • Maxime Krähenbühl

    I prefer my Style Cover for Z3+ ahah ! This is the real elegance from Sony https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7a23a28e8e840e26e896e80ca93fcdd18f7629cfe78296aaa7feca46ef26dba.jpg

  • Stergios Papoutsoglou

    Why would you make a case which doesn’t cover the sides is beyond me. That is the main reason I didn’t get the official case for my Z5 premium

  • xAntifreeZe

    I “like to go ‘naked’”

  • Bashar Shehab

    This is considered so damn expensive in my country where the avarage person only gets about 100$ per month lel

  • shenoy

    Nooo…..Waste of time. XZ looks awesome without cover.

  • EPGuest

    I really want to buy the Style Cover Touch because that one looks really good, but it’s so motherFUCKING expensive. The cheapest I can get it is €50, which is at least somewhat reasonable (I actually don’t think so, but more official cases are that expensive and I’m trying to make myself believe it’s reasonable). I’m probably gonna get one myself, though.

  • Duke

    Had 2 sony covers and 2 phones back glass smashed, gel case what I use now, although have the sony case for my tablet :-)

  • gosbiker

    I like the idea of the auto on off function, but not the plastic cradle, they always break. If it had silicon cradle and was a tad cheaper then I would be interested, instead got one on amazon for £5 which more or less the same job except for auto on and off.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    You are lucky if you found one, I haven’t been able to find the style cover touch anywhere in the middle east, which is where I am

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Out of curiosity, where is it that you are residing? And better yet, if this cover is so expensive, how does the average person in your country buy Xperia phones? :O

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Krussell has two cases (leather and gel type) that both add the lanyard hole…however it’s on the expensive side

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Style cover touch is the real deal, this one is so bland, it eats away at the style of the phone.

  • Gaelex

    Can buy similar item from ebay from chinese suppliers at 10$ or so. In fact for my Z3+ I had to do it because the SONY original case was crap. No stand, no frame on the sides to support the phone or protect it.

  • goldenblls

    Pity there is no lanyard hole. That is the ideal solution.

  • Kunzite

    Looks nice, but I bought the Style Cover Touch instead – because I find flipping the cover all the time annoying (YMMV).
    A few differences from the reviewed product:
    – obviously, you can see through the cover. It’s not perfectly clear but a bit on the matte side (I can read e.g. documents, web sites but legibility is impacted).
    – the front cover surface has a rubbery feeling, while the back is rubber, somewhat more slippery than I expected but nowhere near the naked phone.
    – the volume and camera buttons are covered (but there’s almost no impact, you can still press them very easily). The power/fingerprint button is, of course, exposed.
    – it cannot serve as a stand.

    A few other observations:
    – the touch – taps and slides – don’t work as well as directly with the screen. Precision taps (e.g. typing) might be annoyingly inaccurate. Still, it’s nice that you can otherwise use the phone normally – and yes, that means there’s no restriction whatsoever.
    – it’s looking fine, obviously designed to match the phone. I like the naked phone better (doh!), but I preferred the added protection of the cover.
    – I discovered two functions (so far): back-light adjustment when reading through the cover, and that it turns on the screen when you open it (you have to open it quite a bit, no chance of it accidentally happening in your pocket)

  • paul_cus

    I’ve got one of these on the way for the X Compact. I’m usually not one to cover a phone up, but the stand aspect will be nice to have at work.

  • Khyria AlNafisi

    I got this as a gift when i bought my xperia XZ. At the very beginning i didn’t like it but later on i just full in love with it. It protects the phone from screen break and it keeps your personal things private coz i don’t like to make my personal notifications hide. Beside, it makes watching youtube very easy and fun.

  • singh

    Brought the xz and they weren’t any cases for available for couple weeks, finally got this case it’s beautiful. Xz was sold out on amazon here in UK, I had to wait 5 weeks for mine. I THINK with Samsung battery drama, more people seem to be switching to Sony.

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