Quick Review: Terrapin faux-leather flip case for the Nokia Lumia 925

With all the Nokia Lumia 1020 cases we’ve been highlighting recently, we figured we would spread it out a bit and focus on the Nokia Lumia 925—a phone is dire need of protection. We say that because the Lumia 925 is probably the most elegant of all the Lumias but it is also fragile. The tradeoff for the cool, smooth aluminum is a frame that can be easily dented, scuffed or chipped.

Luckily, we have no less than five case reviews for you this week on the Lumia 925 with the first being from Terrapin. Their faux-leather flip case is a sophisticated “wallet” type that offers a decent amount of protection from drops but is also nice enough to wear with your finest dress clothes.

Featuring simulated leather and hard plastic shell for the body of the phone, the Terrapin case runs around $9 for the Lumia 925 (opens in new tab). That price point should tell you that you are not getting something that will last forever and indeed, the reinforced cardboard for the flip cover and the fake leather suggest that.

But for $9, we like this case a lot. It offers a level of classiness that the Lumia 925 deserves and is a nice match for the device. With the magnetic closure to keep the cover latched, you can avoid using a screen protector.

Of course, there are tradeoffs too. Taking a photo is now a little cumbersome as you have to keep the flip cover out of the lens’s line of sight and obviously answering your phone or responding to a text message takes an extra moment. But the benefits include being able to toss your phone into a bag and having an all in on solution for protection. The plastic snap on case protects the vital corners and you still have access to all the necessary ports. The case is also easy to remove, should you need to swap it out for another more rugged variety.

For those reasons, we’re liking the Terrapin faux-leather flip case for the Nokia Lumia 925. Indeed, of all the cases we’re looking at this week, it’s one of our favorites. Make sure you check out the posted video review to see it in action.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, 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 for some reason, watches. 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.

  • Is there.. Like a way.. To not get notifications about the reviews of cases.. The reason I bought a 920 was so I'd never have to use a case again.. Lol.
  • #firstworldproblems
  • #outdatedterminology
  • LOL
  • Why no case on 920. Just as breakable and fragile as every other device out there...
  • [Space for rent]
  • Daniel,
    I think you misinterpreted Arsenic17's comment. He was talking to the OT (which claimed that he doesn't need a case on his 920). :)
  • Out source case reviews? Just send me the phones and the cases and I will happil do it for you!
  • Now that you say something how about that review for the 928 cases
  • Are there any cases for the 928? If so please let me know
  • Go to the Verizon Store or use something called google. There are plenty of cases, varying in protections. Most of them are flimsy or ugly though. Dont get your hopes up....
  • A wise move on your part deleting that comment :)
  • Ugh I want my 1020 leather case!
  • Todays word is "littler"
  • Daniel, which calendar app is that in the video?
  • Simple Calendar wit Gob skin
  • Are there any cases for the 925 that fit over the wireless charging cover?
  • Not that I'm aware of
  • Where can I get a wireless charging case for the 925 in the US?
  • What's that Inbox tile?
  • Nothing new and nothing special.  I found this flip case better and I'm using it for my 925 just for $9.50 here: http://www.dealfish.co.th/product-3071962/
  • That looks like a nice case too. I think I prefer the hinge on the side like that rather than at the top. That way the flap does not interfere with the camera. I've seen a few of that style on Amazon. I'll be checking WP Central for the next few days to see what other cases reviews show up.
    Well played Daniel. Not that I don't already check the site regularly, but this way you've given me a specific reason to come back.
  • I was looking at that case on another site but it was for $30. I just clicked that link and the site is unreadable though..where is the buy button and do they have other colors?
  • It got mine on dealfish.co.th and yes unfortunately this website is only for Thai's, I can't even read their posts because there's no English option on their page but if you're in Thailand it's very to call the advertiser's contact number and do the transactions. http://www.dealfish.co.th/product/product_gallery/?p=5&item_id=3071962
  • The leather being faux is wonderful! Kudos, Terrapin.
  • Yay, the 925 hasn't been forgotten. Completely. (More a comment about the 925 in the US in general, where the phone is generally treated as though only two were sold, which probably isn't that far off from reality given TMo and Nokia's total lack of promotion.)
  • No kidding. I have been trying to find a wireless case for my 925 for over a month (Bought it the day it came out in TMobile).