The iPhone X is beautiful, but it’s all-glass front and back panels make it slippery as an eel, and easily broken if it slips to the floor. A good case can help with both those problems, such as the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case. Even better, it saves the user from having to carry a separate wallet. This accessory is $49.95, and is available now.
Read on to see if this is the add-on your new iPhone X needs.
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case: Build and Design
Mujjo’s case for the iPhone X looks fantastic. It fits so closely that it almost looks as if it’s part of the phone. The leather is very smooth, and the stitching on the wallet pouch is quite even. Our test unit is grey, but there are also black, tan, and olive versions.
The Leather Wallet Case completely covers the back of the smartphone and wraps around three of the four sides. The exception is the bottom edge, which is mostly open to give access to the Lightning port, and allow the user to hear the speakers. In addition, there is a opening for the Mute switch on the left side, and another for the cameras on the back.
Still, all four corners are covered, providing extra protection for Apple’s very expensive device. That said, this isn’t a rugged case. It brings a modicum of defense from scratches, bumps and blows, but that’s all. On the other hand, our iPhone X survived a 5-foot fall onto a hardwood floor while in Mujjo’s case, so it certainly seems to be adding some protection.
Even better, the sides of this accessory project forward about a millimeter, providing a barrier between the screen and the surface it’s resting on. This helps prevent the display from getting scratched, especially if it is accidentally sent sliding face-down across a desk, table, or floor.
The buttons on the left and right sides are covered, but there are buttons inset in to the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone X to allow the phone’s buttons to be pressed. The ones set into the case take a bit more effort to press than the “naked” buttons, but this shouldn’t be an issue.
Microfiber with a satiny finish lines the interior, cushioning the back and sides, and helping prevent wear and tear.
Like all cases, this one adds a bit of bulk. With the phone inside, the combination is 5.8 by 2.9 by 0.4 inches. Without the case, the iPhone X is 5.6 by 2.5 by 0.5 inches. Mujjo’s offering is a mere 1 ounce, or 0.06 pounds.
There’s a pouch added onto the back of this case that’s the right size to hold a driver’s license and a credit card. These are held quite tightly, with no question of them slipping out.
There’s room for a bill or two as well, and a third card will go in with a bit of forcing, but anything beyond that isn’t possible. And to be clear, even three cards is tight enough to make removing cards from the pouch difficult, and there’s some slight danger of over-stressing the stitching.
One of the better features of the iPhone X is inductive charging, which allows the device’s battery to be replenished just by placing the phone onto a charger, with no wires required. Happily, the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case does not interfere with this at all. In our testing, we could detect no difference between charging the iPhone in the case or out.
This is even true with two cards and some cash in the wallet pouch. And the inductive charging process had no effects on the credit cards.
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case: Final Thoughts
At $999, Apple’s iPhone X is much too expensive to carry around without some protection, and the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case is a reasonable balance between defense and extra bulk. It’s also relatively inexpensive at $49.95, and it looks great. Even better, it cuts down on clutter by taking the place of a separate wallet.
Just don’t overestimate how much protection it offers. This goes beyond being a simple fashion accessory, but it’s not a rugged case.
- Looks great
- Fits tightly
- Wireless charging works through case