Review: Speck CandyShell for iPhone 5

I remember reviewing one of the cases for the Galaxy Nexus from CaseMate which I used for more than 6 month without even a small scratch on my phone. This case somehow reminds me that level of protection for my iPhone 5.

The Speck CandyShell is a dual-layer case that provides all round protection for your iPhone 5, it has soft rubber on the inside and a hard outer shell.

First Impressions and What’s in the Box: Speck CandyShell for iPhone 5

Pretty minimalistic packaging there with a see through box which enables you to see the case already


The back of the case has the features the CandyShell case boasts which include it being shock absorbent and has a 2-in-1 hard-soft case construction.


Here is what comes with the case, a small folded piece of paper – instruction manual, we didn’t bother to read it. 😛



Usage: Speck CandyShell for iPhone 5

It’s quite simple you just slide it in, well it isn’t that easy the Speck CandyShell has a rubberish inside so sliding your phone creates friction and takes some effort putting your iPhone 5 in, but once its in, it grips you Phone extremely well, I have seen a lot of iPhone 5 cases but this one takes the cake in terms of grips.


The external case is glossy and prone to scratches and we got quite a few one with a week of normal usage.

Team it up with a Tempered Glass scratch guard and it makes your iPhone scratch resistant, drop protective and somewhat dust resistant.

The Speck CandyShell provides ample room to connect the lightning connector to your iPhone 5 when the case is on, The sound is also not affected with or without the case.


The rear camera doesn’t refract the flash as it happens in most of the cases on the iPhone 5 which is a good thing.



While the CandyShell covers up the volume keys and sleep/wake button, its rubber button covers are flexible enough that they can be used with hardly any force at all.


Key Features:

  • This Speck iPhone 5 case features textured finger pads
  • Features tough polycarbonate TPE lining
  • Offers optimum shock absorbent level of protection
  • Provides two layers of protection Features raised bezel along with its rubberized covers to protect the buttons

Final Verdict: CandyShell Grip strikes a balance between protecting your iPhone and keeping its sleek lines.

The DNetWorks Team