The build of this case is solid because the backplate is made up of aluminium and the case itself is made up of polycarbonate.
It has an open bottom which means you are able to use a lightning cable with a large base like the Innergie Magic Cable Duo With Lightning or any 30-pin cable using the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.
The power button at the top of the phone and the volume buttons on the left side is exposed as well, not really a fan of that because it is prone to scratches when you drop because of the protruding buttons.
The backplate has a circular cutout to showcase the Apple logo, and hence Moshi has included a screen protector for the back (it also comes with a small microfiber cloth).
Despite it being slim, it does add a little bit of weight to your iPhone, 21g to be precise (not really a big deal).
If you are looking for an alternative to a clear case like a gold case to go with your gold iPhone 5s, you might want to consider this.
- Slim profile protection with a diamond-cut aluminum backplate.
- All buttons remain easily accessible while resting in iGlaze Armour.
- Includes a backside buffer film for extra protection against dust and debris.