- 02-20-2013, 07:47 PM #1
Hi I'm fairly new to this forum so excuse me and please redirect me if I'm in the wrong section.
About two weeks ago, I bought a 8X in limelight yellow. I absolutely loved the color, which was 50% of the reason why I purchased it. About 5 minutes into using my phone I noticed the color of ANYTHING, including dirty fingers, runs off onto the phone. This was not something I noticed while reviewing the unit at a local AT&T store. I also cannot return the phone (nor do I want to) because it is imported. (I'm a T-Mobile subscriber and as many of you may know the yellow version is an AT&T exclusive with only 8GB. The international version comes factory unlocked with 16GB and cost me $20 more than getting an AT&T one in the store and having to purchase an unlock code online, so it was a no-brainer.)
I wish to preserve the color as it is a big reason why I bought the phone. My problem is I cannot find anything that will preserve it whilst displaying completely. I am currently rocking a clear TPU soft case with the S-line:
Amazon.com: Cimo S-Line Back Case Flexible TPU Cover for HTC Windows Phone 8X (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon) - Clear: Cell Phones & Accessories
I'm not a fan of the smokey matte look that composes 2/3 of the case which also dissolves quite a bit of the phone's color. I purchased this case out of necessity as a temporary case while I looked for a new one. It is also quite bulky.
Here is where I need help. I am looking for a CLEAR and extremely PLAIN case. Most IMPORTANTLY I do not want it to water down the appearance of the color of the phone. I know this is very picky of me but otherwise I would have just gotten the black one instead. I prefer it to be smooth like this one here (and like the other 1/3 of the S-line case that isn't matte):
Amazon.com: EMAXCITY Brand Flexible CLEAR TPU Soft Cover with CHECKER Design Case for HTC 6990 WINDOWS PHONE 8X / ZENITH / ONE ATT/ TMOBILE [WCL403]: Cell Phones & Accessories
My one and ONLY problem with this case is the checkered design. Other than that it would have been perfect.
I realize there is a hard 2-piece snap-on case but I do not like hard cases, especially 2-piece ones.
I want something like this:
Amazon.com: Laza iPhone 5 Slim Jelly Gloss Case Flexible Soft Slim-fit TPU Case Translucent Showoff Design Apple iPhone5 Cases Cover- Clear: Cell Phones & Accessories
I want a smooth, clean, no bumps or designs, plain, non-matte, soft, slim, transparent case. Has anybody seen one?
- 02-20-2013, 07:51 PM #2
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- 02-20-2013, 08:52 PM #5
Yeah, I've used those gel cases before. They are too thick and look very tacky from the front (much different in person than online). Your best bet would be a Zagg invisishield. It makes your phone glossy and covers every inch with a protective transparent razor thin plastic coating.
I would recommend going to a mall and getting the guy at the zagg kiosk to do it. Keep your receipt in case it peels. Another benefit is that you can sale your phone in a year or 2 and it will still be in immaculate shape.
- 02-20-2013, 09:06 PM #6
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- 02-21-2013, 02:14 PM #9
I use Zagg Invisible Shield's for clear full body coverage. The only thing I am not happy with right now is the fact that they aren't supporting the Windows Phone's with their new High Definition shields and the old one's are a bit "sticky". I did find some cheap colored see through tpu cases for the back. I picked up 8 for $13 on Amazon. I love Zagg's products because they really support them, even going as far as replacing a Zagg skin that I never used for a phone I purchased 2 months ago for free for my new Nokia Lumia 920.
- 02-21-2013, 06:52 PM #10
The Incipio Feather is a great case. I ordered one in grey for my black 8X and it looks great.
I wish MS Store could ship to Mexico so I can order the Red and the Yellow ones. They look great.
I also have the Doubleshot Hard Shell by HTC in Blue (only color available) and the Incipio DualPro in black.
- 02-21-2013, 10:44 PM #12
I will take a look again if I decide to buy the red one, though.
- 02-22-2013, 03:05 PM #13
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- 02-23-2013, 01:01 AM #17
I want to try it but my phone was imported and if it is ruined, it's probably going to be pretty inconvenient to ship it back to the vendor.
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