Liam Burke is back again to share his thoughts on a new case for the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact from Terrapin Cases, Check out his thoughts on the XZ1 Compact over here and head below for his thoughts on the Compact TPU gel case.

The rubber material used for the case is soft and smooth with a slight texture to give it some grip, its not too thick so it doesnt add much to the overall thickness of the phone while it does provide some protection from drops.

The top and bottom of the case are slightly raised to provide some protection to the screen if the phone is placed screen downwards on a surface.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact fitted snuggly in the case and allowed for easy use of the volume rocker and camera button, some cases make these buttons hard to press, but not on the Terrapin.

All the cutouts line up exactly and it allows for headphones to fit into the phone and there is plenty of room for the USB-C to be plugged into the phone.

Most importantly the cut out for the combined fingerprint scanner/power button allows for unhindered use of the fingerprint scanner. I faced no difficulties using it with the case on.

On the rear of the case, there is good protection given to the camera lens as that does sit out a bit from the rear of the phone, so a case is recommended.

Custom designed to fit like a glove

This superbly crafted case is custom designed to fit the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact perfectly. Precision cut-outs for camera and ports mean you can take photos, charge your phone and listen with headphones without removing the case. All buttons can be used with ease.

Super slim

Made from premium protective TPU Gel, this Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact case provides bulk free protection whilst maintaining the original design aesthetic of your phone. It is completely form-fitting and provides subtle but robust protection.

Advanced protection

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact case delivers advanced protection against drops, scratches, dirt and dust, and features a raised lip around the screen and camera lens to prevent surface contact. Feel assured that your phone is well protected and will keep its brand new condition for life.

Extra grip

Not only will the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact case protect your device in the event of a drop, but it also provides extra grip to make the phone more secure in the hand and prevent it sliding from slippery surfaces.

Easy to apply and remove

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact case can be fitted in an instant and is easy to remove if required.


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