Buttons seems to be very sturdy, and the inner part of the bump is reinforced (you can see it from the pictures of inner button part I took above). I can't comment on it to compare to the same model for other older phones, but from what I see it looks durable.
With a kickstand, yes, I have noticed it's in opposite directions as other cases I have with kickstand. But I haven't encountered any problems since I see all my apps rotating both ways. I mean, the only real time you need to use kickstand is what you're watching a movie, right? MX Player I use rotates each way, YT rotates each way as well. Maybe Pop! decided to cater to left-handed people
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