There something about wallet phone cases that gets me every time. I’m a huge sucker for them. I think it’s the possibility of combining two items into one that gets me so excited. For one thing if you have your phone—which I never leave home without—then you’ve got your wallet; forgetting your wallet is a thing of the past with this type of iPhone case. So in that way a wallet case is super convenient.
But by the nature of the beast there are also some drawbacks; taking pictures of our video or even just browsing the web can be much more cumbersome. But there’s no such thing as a perfect iPhone case; at the end of the day it just comes down to what you need and when and what you’re willing to put up with or sacrifice.
And that leads me to the GYMLE iPhone 6 Plus wallet case. The review unit I tested happened to be the vintage variety; all that means is that it has a bit of a different style to it.
This case is a sturdy, well-designed wallet, stand and case combination. It can fit in your pocket although it’s very big and bulky. With a few minor gripes it’s everything you expect and look for in an iPhone 6+ wallet case.
I really like the design of this case. The brown leather looks good as does the gold trim. The stitching is all even and overall it feels very solid. After a couple of days of use a few tiny threads have frayed just a bit, but that’s pretty typical for a case like this in my experience. When you have something leather with stitches that you use frequently and on a daily basis you have to expect some here wear.
In terms of usability there are three slots for credit cards and one slot for a photo ID on the inside left of the case. There’s also a cash pocket underneath of those.
The iPhone stand feature works pretty well but it takes a few uses to really break in. The first couple of times I used it the phone slipped a bit and I had to keep setting it back up. Now that’s not an issue at all.
I have to say I really like having a built-in stand with this case. As you can see from the previous iPhone ...