Luvvitt Clearview Review


Boasting excellent reviews and a lifetime warranty, this case is a hybrid of clear plastic and softer TPU to protect the edges. It fits snugly on an iPhone 5, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus.

This transparent case appeals to consumers who want to protect the iPhone without completely covering it up, according to Luvvitt Clearview reviews. Available for the iPhone 5/5S, 6, and 6 Plus, the Luvvitt Clearview (starting at $10, Amazon) is a hybrid case made of rubbery TPU on the sides and rigid plastic on the back. The plastic has a scratch-resistant coating to protect the case from scratches and scuffs. Consumers reviewing the iPhone 6 case on Amazon (where it's a No. 1 best-seller) commend the Luvvitt Clearview for providing solid protection in a compact package and adding grip to the slippery iPhone 6. More than 1,000 reviewers have awarded it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The Luvvitt Clearview case covers the buttons on the sides of the iPhone (such as the volume control), which protects the buttons but can also make them slightly stiff; they may require a little extra effort to press. Users report that they do loosen up with time, and the full coverage of this case gives many reviewers peace of mind. All the ports, including the headphone jack, are fully accessible. This case does not include a screen protector; many reviewers mention having purchased one separately. However, the Luvvitt Clearview does have a lip that prevents the phone's screen from touching a flat surface when it's lying facedown.

Reviewers admire the unobtrusive look of the Luvvitt Clearview. Many users want to show off the silver, gold, or space gray finish of a new iPhone model. For some, leaving the Apple logo visible is also desirable. Luvvitt offers options with clear back panels and colored bumpers, so that the back of the phone is visible and the sides are colored. One recurring complaint about this case is that lint and dirt can get caught between the case and the phone, potentially damaging the iPhone's surface. This can also cause the phone to appear dirty.

Performance reviews often note that the Luvvitt Clearview fits well, whether it's encasing an iPhone 5/5S, 6, or 6 Plus, and that iPhones in this case have survived drops without damage. Luvvitt promises a lifetime warranty for this case (not for the phone inside -- a crucial distinction), and overall it's an excellent choice at a low price.

Gina Martinez

Gina Martinez is a freelance writer who teaches college-level composition and literature courses and has an M.A. in English. She lives on the cheap in New York City with her majestic lapdog.

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