Overall I am very impressed with the Snap 3D hardware except for a few caveats. The Snap 3D case uses a plastic lenticular screen that overlays over the host device. The outer rubber rim of the Snap 3D case snugs tightly to the host device. It’s a secure fit but is also easy to peal off when you don’t want to use it. For the purpose of this review I used my personal phone, an Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Other Snap 3D cases are available for a large variety of different devices so this technology is not limited to Apple products.
The Snap 3D case is NOT a standard phone case. The Snap 3D case will not provide your phone with any significant drop protection. The front touch screen aspect of the phone might hold up okay in a frontal drop. Might is a key word because I did not attempt a drop test with the Snap 3D case. I simply didn’t feel comfortable attempting a drop test with the Snap 3D case. The back of the phone is not protected at all. Phone protection is not an advertised feature but it is definitely worth mentioning and highlighted in this review. This Snap 3D case is meant to do one thing only, which is to let you see 3D content on your phone without glasses, and for that purpose it works well.
The Snap 3D case for the iPhone 8 Plus has two holes in the lenticular screen, one for Touch ID / Home button and the other hole for the front facing camera. The case also has a hole so you can easily activate the mute button on the side of the phone. You have fake buttons that give you access to the volume and locking buttons and a hole to access the lighting port.
You cannot use the Snap 3D case with a tempered glass screen protector. I attempted to use the Snap 3D case with a tempered glass screen protector and the results were awful. It simply didn’t look or function well. This incompatibility with glass screen protectors is mentioned in the set up instructions and on the box. The touch input is functionally broken and the visuals are not presented correctly when you use a glass screen protector. I only attempted to use it because I was curious about it for the purposes of this review.
The Snap 3D case does include a plastic film screen protector within the package. I am not a fan of this style of plastic film style screen protectors because they are not easy to apply and don’t provide worthwhile screen protection and can feel strange to use. The Snap 3D case is a plastic lenticular screen. The top hole in the lenticular screen covers a majority of the top speaker. This hole is much larger than needed for the front facing camera, but not large enough to give full access to the top speaker.