Nokia Lumia 900 Case Review: Case-Mate Tough Case

If you are looking for added protection for your Nokia Lumia 900, the Case-Mate Tough case might be something to consider. The case is a two piece set-up with a rubber sleeve that wraps around your Lumia 900. A harder, plastic shell then wraps around the rubber sleeve to complete the case.  The Tough Case is a nice protective option for your Lumia 900 but it does considerably attract lint and adds a bit of bulk to the rather slender Lumia 900.

The case has cut-outs and recesses to expose the Lumia's camera and micro-USB port. The volume, camera and power buttons are not exposed but rather covered with rubber extensions. The buttons were responsive to the touch and the extensions just add to the protectiveness of the case.

Case-Mate Tough Case

The Tough Case fits snug and you will have to slightly adjust the rubber sleeve once the hard shell is in place. The rubber sleeve is exposed at the top and bottom of the Lumia 900 as well as around the screen to provide a bumper of sorts.  The hard shell has a matte finish to it with texture for a bit of grippiness.

Case-Mate Tough Buttons

As far as bulk is concerned, the Tough Case does add a little bulk to the overall size of the Lumia 900 but not as much as the Case-Mate Pop!. The smooth plastic helps maintain the slim feel to the Lumia but the Windows Phone does feel larger. Pocket carry is still possible but the rubber sleeve attracts lint like a magnet.  And that may be the only real gripe we could find with the case.  Even out of the pocket, the Tough case really attracts lint and dust.  If the slight increase in bulk isn't an issue, the Tough Case feels rather comfortable in the hand.

Case-Mate Tough back side

If you are looking for a protective case for your Lumia 900, the Case-Mate Tough Case might be worth considering. You are going to sacrifice a bit of the slimness of the Lumia 900 but it's a manageable loss.

The Case-Mate Tough Case is currently being offered in black only (it does appear dark gray or brown at times depending on the light) and is running $29.95. You can find the Tough Case here at (opens in new tab) the Windows Phone Central Accessory Store.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I'm waiting for the Tank case. Saw that it is coming soon.
  • Holy shit if u put a so called tank case on a Nokia lumia 900 u might as well say buy to a weapon if ur ever in danger cuz it would be like a sledge hammer to knock someone out!
  • Haha I know! But my bro destroys phones. Wants it damn near indestructible. Getting him one too. He is hurting his phone it makes me sadface
  • I like this case. It's simple yet very tough. - JustFab
  • I have a similar case for my Titan. Works great!
  • I have one for my Samsung Focus S..great case! If you need a case that gives excellent protection for the phone this is a great product.
  • I bought this a couple days ago on amazon
  • Doesn't look too thick to me. Could work. With the Lumia 900, you have to protect the name plate around the camera as soon as you can. It scratches easy.
  • Ther is otterboxes for the lumia 900 a slim one and a thick one
  • I hate cases that attract lint.
  • The review is weird there is no way the rubber can collect lint it is totally enclosed in the hard plastic case. Secondly this cade fits in the pocket with no problems. Lastly the reviewer did not install the rubber portion of the case then install the rubber shell within the hard case at an angle which insured a perfect fit
  • Some of the rubber is exposed regardless of how well you get it to fit.
  • This is like covering a Ferrari with plastic plates...
  • The Otterbox Defender is actually really nice. Comes in yellow!