Quick Review: Amzer Dual Layer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for the Nokia Lumia 925

In continuing our ongoing series of cases for the Nokia Lumia 925, today we’re taking a look at one from Amzer, who’s a well-known manufacturer making some unique cases for smartphones.

The Amzer “dual layer” is a mid-range case, meaning it’s more than a simple plastic shell but less than OtterBox level for safeguarding. With a double cover setup, you’re getting both security for the finish of the device as well as shock absorption. But like all things in life, there are tradeoffs for that level of protection.

The hidden gem of the Amzer though is the built in kickstand, which allows you to use your device in a portrait or landscape position. As we point out in our video review below, portrait makes a lot of sense now with Nokia’s Desktop App or their Glance screen. But for you old-school people, landscape is perfect for catching something on Netflix.

The Amzer case runs for about $15 and can be found on Amazon.com or eBay. The rubber is very soft and should provide ample protection against dropping, while the hard plastic shell adds structural reinforcement. With proper cutouts for all the ports, the Amzer feels really good in the hand and the buttons are still very responsive.

We’re not going to beat around the bush though as your thin and svelte Lumia 925 will bulk up with this case. Not prohibitively so, but you will notice it. But what else do you want for a case that should allow a substantial drop?

Assuming you don’t mind the increased girth, the Amzer case is a well-built product and for $15 you’re not getting a cheapo case but you’re also not getting hosed. It’s a quality product with a bonus kickstand and if you need mid-range protection, it is worth considering.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.