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I give the Nexus 5X Unicorn Beetle Pro Full Body Rugged Holster Case with Screen Protector 5 Boxes on the scale above because it is exactly what I thought it would be when I read the reviews and decided to purchase this product for my Nexus 5X. My wife says she is going to wait till she drops hers and then give it a rating. She uses her phone more than I do and works with plants every day so she will be in a better situation for testing the abilities of the Nexus 5X Unicorn Beetle Pro Full Body Rugged Holster Case with Screen Protector. The web address on the plastic pouch/wrapper that the case was delivered in takes you to YouTube but not directly to the Nexus 5X which at first was a bit confusing. After a few seconds we figured out to type in the info we needed for Nexus 5X Supcase and the proper video came up. Overall, it looks like a very good case. Easy to install.
Excellent protective case
After owning this case for nearly a year it's held up nearly perfectly, with the only noticable damage being a small scratch on the screen protector and no damage to the phone itself. While I haven't subjected it to extreme testing, it has survived several accidental drops onto various surfaces without failing. This has included a 750cm fall onto a gravel surface. The case fits tightly enough to avoid dust infiltration under the screen protector, although there is unavoidable dust accumulation around the covered connection ports. I noticed moisture infiltration under the top of the screen protector within the last few days which was easily resolved by removing the case and wiping dry, but that has been the only issue I've noticed with the case integrity. In terms of usability the built in screen protector has a slight lack of sensitivity, is not as slick as glass protectors, and seems to pick up more smudge marks than I might expect from lighter covers. There is also a noticable 'dot pattern' on the screen protector visible in some lighting conditions. Despite this, I believe the integrated protector is an essential part of the tough case and should be retained, but ideally with higher quality material. The thick bevel and recessed screen of the case can make it awkward to swipe from the very side of the screen, but this quibble seems unavoidable to provide protection against drops onto rough surfaces and I find the awkwardness acceptable when compared to the protective benefit. The rubber covers protecting the ports on the phone can be awkward to prise open to connect the USB Type C or audio jacks, and after removing the jack the covers take a while to return to their flush closed positions. When they are closed though the ports are secure against dust and again the slight inconvenience is a sacrifice I can deal with for the greater protection provided. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend the case for anybody who values comprehensive protection, and when I purchase my next phone will buy another Unicorn Beetle Pro series tough case to keep it safe.
The only case you'll ever need
A friend got a supcase for his ipad, and I liked it so much that I ordered one as soon as I got my Nexus 9 tablet last year. Because I liked THAT one so much, I didn't even give a second thought to what case to get when I got a Nexus 5X. It does give excellent protection, but isn't as bulky as I expected either, so that's a nice bonus. I got mine in black, and I'm almost thinking about ordering another one in blue to change it up from time to time.
Protection At Cost Of Function
The biggest problem I've had with this case is, due to the design of the raised bevels at the front to help protect the screen from drops, it's quite difficult to execute swipe actions from the edge of the screen. Most commonly, you'll have difficulties dragging down the quick settings menu, both with landscape and even portrait orientation. Dragging app icons to a different home screen will also prove burdensome. On a similar note, because of the raised lip around the fingerprint scanner, your finger is now angled differently and your authentication percentage may be reduced until the scanner has learned the new positioning. I mainly got this case because I wanted something rugged that had the USB Type-C and headphone ports covered since I currently work in a fairly dusty environment. Haven't dropped my phone so can't comment on protectiveness but it seems fairly good. Contrary to what I had thought, the covers for the two ports is merely a rubber piece that you peel back and while the flaps and seal seem sufficient in protecting the ports from dust, there are 4 little slits near the ports that expose the area around the ports to dust collection; the case is well fabricated that aside from the exposed parts of the phone, dust won't be collecting anywhere else. An integrated screen protector was a bonus, however due to the quality, I would've preferred its non-inclusion. In bright light or in sunlight, you can see a matrix of tiny dots across the screen protector. You may be familiar with this if you've used older devices like the Nexus 4. This issue isn't really noticeable indoors. Another issue with the screen protector is when looking at it from an angle, you can see "oily patches". And while they don't seem to affect colors or viewing angle, they attribute to the cheapness of the screen protector. Lastly, the screen protector isn't as oleophobic as the Nexus 5X so fingerprints and smudges will be more noticeable. If I had to do it again, I would probably still get this case since it meets the requirements I'm looking for; however, it's certainly not the perfect case for me and there's a few points that could be improved upon.