07-18-2016 12:38 PM
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  1. Z80_Man's Avatar
    The recent iPhones shapes with wide rounded corners and lines on the back have been 100% copied from HTC anyway. This is a known fact. Though I've been a (Windows Mobile Professional only, of course) HTC user for years, I find the new Lumia rantangle shapes with slight round corners much more beautiful, and seriously, I don't thing they look cheap (though I admit the Lumia 650 I just bought for my wife looks is gorgeous - and is incredibly lightweight).


    Anyway, I'm currently using a simple cover for my 950 as I'm using a belt carrying pouch :
    Ultra Thin Black Rubber Cover Case for Microsoft Lumia 950 | eBay

    Here is the 950XL variant (couldn't find the black one from this provider, but you should be able to find it) :
    Ultra Thin Red Rubber Cover Case for Microsoft Lumia 950 XL | eBay

    Easy to fit, provides an excellent protection, scratch proof, direct and easy access to the buttons (doesn't cover them, so doesn't make them harder to use, yet protects them as they don't protrudre from the shell).

    It protects both the screen and the rear camera with a (discrete) protrudring lip, so none of them would touch the surface on which you put the phone.

    Actually, I'll soon use it naked as I've received my brodit craddle, so I'll have to remove this cover... But I'm going to regret it if I ever drop the phone.

    Now if you're not using a belt hoster nor a car craddle and carry the phone in your pocket or a bag, then the absolute best case IMHO is this one (or a variant) :
    Artificial Leather Case Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Bookstyle Black | eBay


    Here is why I say it's the best :

    - It offers the same protection and comfort as the simple back case above (it's basically the exact same case, actually), with a snug fit yet sufficiently easily removable, lightweight, shock and scratchproof material, easy access to the buttons, etc.

    - The flip cover doesn't have an annoying tab on the edge like lots of other medels. Instead, there probably are some magnets inserted in the left side edge of the back case, as the front flap magnetially holds in place when closed ! Simple, elegant and terribly efficient.

    - The same flap also magnetically sticks to the back cover, thus staying open by itslef when using the phone instead of clinging loose like all other wallet covers you can see around !

    - In addition, you can fold the back flap to form a kickstand.

    Honestly I can't see anything better to protect it if you're not using a holster. Given the ridiculously low price, I bought one for the 950 in case I would use it in a cary bag when travelling, and though I'm not currently using it because I've always been a holster maniac, I found it so terrific I bought one for my wife's Lumia 650 (actually the second variant below).

    Here some variants, the first one being allegedly made of real leather (I'm not quite sure about the "real" leather stuff considering the price, but you could still give it a try) :

    Hot Flip Genuine Leather Card Slot Wallet Case Covers for Microsoft Lumia 950 XL | eBay

    Luxury Flip Cover Stand Card Holder Wallet PU Leather Case for Nokia Lumia 950XL | eBay
    05-06-2016 03:06 AM
  2. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    So, my order finally showed up today. I got the blue version from the original link in this post.

    It is about what I expected. It is not awful by any means, but it is also not that great. The best thing about it are the buttons. The buttons sit on top of the original back cover buttons and they are simply a pleasure to use. From the front I really like the look of it and gives it just a little bit of extra character. The back is really where I found most things that I do not like. The cut outs are not aligned perfectly. I do not think it will cause any problems, but I kind of wish that they had kept the same kind of material and color for the back that they did for the sides (the back is not really metal, not sure the sides are either, but it certainly feels metal-ish).

    Overall though, for ~$5 with free shipping you could do worse. Would I recommend it? Probably not. Below are the pictures of my white 950 XL inside the case.

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    I will, however, probably go ahead and use this case for awhile. So we will see how well it holds up.
    05-12-2016 06:09 PM
  3. bulls96's Avatar
    wp_20160512_20_23_26_pro.jpgHere are pics compared to my Lumia icon.wp_20160512_20_23_29_pro.jpgwp_20160512_20_23_52_pro.jpg
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    05-12-2016 07:34 PM
  4. bulls96's Avatar
    THey feel like holding the new galaxy phones with its glass/plastic back.
    Wish they were little thinner.
    But compared to my current bumper case its much thinner.
    05-12-2016 07:38 PM
  5. Abhinav Mudaliar's Avatar
    So, my order finally showed up today. I got the blue version from the original link in this post.

    It is about what I expected. It is not awful by any means, but it is also not that great. The best thing about it are the buttons. The buttons sit on top of the original back cover buttons and they are simply a pleasure to use. From the front I really like the look of it and gives it just a little bit of extra character. The back is really where I found most things that I do not like. The cut outs are not aligned perfectly. I do not think it will cause any problems, but I kind of wish that they had kept the same kind of material and color for the back that they did for the sides (the back is not really metal, not sure the sides are either, but it certainly feels metal-ish).

    Overall though, for ~$5 with free shipping you could do worse. Would I recommend it? Probably not. Below are the pictures of my white 950 XL inside the case.

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    I will, however, probably go ahead and use this case for awhile. So we will see how well it holds up.
    Thanks for sharing the pics...i ordered it too...will be getting it soon enough..the cover looks good and quite nice
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    05-13-2016 11:27 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here is my review of a version for 640. http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...tm#post3483420
    05-14-2016 11:49 AM
  7. Andraz Podjaversek's Avatar
    You can also check some opinions in Lumia 950 section http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...0/394786-7.htm
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    05-16-2016 11:09 AM
  8. bulls96's Avatar
    Anyone with this case notice the cellphone signal being affected by the metal bumpers? I think it is on mine.
    05-18-2016 08:21 PM
  9. Andraz Podjaversek's Avatar
    Anyone with this case notice the cellphone signal being affected by the metal bumpers? I think it is on mine.
    haven't really paied attention but in my room my signal used to be at 3-4/5, and now I it is at 2-3/5...will definitely need more time to see
    associatedpress likes this.
    05-19-2016 01:44 AM
  10. aetneerg83's Avatar
    Anyone with this case notice the cellphone signal being affected by the metal bumpers? I think it is on mine.
    Confirmed! Tried several times, with the metal case piece on I get 2 bars, when I take it off every single time I go back to 3 bars. The metal must mess with the signal just like many retail stores like Walmart, Sams Club, Costco, etc... have a lot of metal on the overhead and you 100% lose your cellular signal.
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    05-19-2016 03:40 AM
  11. bulls96's Avatar
    that may make me not use this case then
    05-19-2016 07:10 AM
  12. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Anyone with this case notice the cellphone signal being affected by the metal bumpers? I think it is on mine.
    Yes, I have noticed the same. It does affect signal, sometimes drastically. I assume the metal is blocking the signal more. However, I still rarely, if ever, not have LTE (Cricket).
    05-19-2016 10:24 AM
  13. emmeborn's Avatar
    Getting my case today, interesting to see how it is with cell signal.
    05-20-2016 03:13 AM
  14. emmeborn's Avatar
    Mine arrived broken. 😒 Sending it back asap.
    05-20-2016 12:32 PM
  15. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Nonsense, the leather is leather and smells and feels like leather. There also seems nothing wrong with the gold band on the side. It's not metal of-course and it could be that it wares off, but mine still looks like new. Nope, fine cover, although expensive.
    Not nonsense sir, cheap Chinese crap sold at 4000% markup. It's junk and I have proof as I owned one. You can defend it all you want but its fake leather made in China. The end.
    05-22-2016 09:04 AM
  16. Genio88's Avatar
    I know perhaps i'm asking a bit too much, though it would be cool if someone of you who has this metal cover could post a little video review, just to see better how these things are and look
    05-22-2016 02:04 PM
  17. emmeborn's Avatar
    Mine arrived broken. Sending it back asap.
    No need to send it back, sent pictures to the seller and they are sending a new one.
    05-23-2016 02:25 AM
  18. ChumsFuture's Avatar
    These are ugly cases. Trust me, get te $5 Nillkin Nature case from eBay.
    05-23-2016 08:09 AM
  19. Genio88's Avatar
    These are ugly cases. Trust me, get te $5 Nillkin Nature case from eBay.
    Do you receive one? by ugly you mean that you don't like how they look or their cheap and creaky?
    05-23-2016 10:54 AM
  20. bulls96's Avatar
    Beginning to think the signal fluctuation is from the latest Redstone build. Giving it another try
    05-23-2016 03:29 PM
  21. Genio88's Avatar
    Anyone could post some picture of the silver version? would like to see how it looks like, besides the photos on the shops which i don't trust that much
    05-24-2016 10:31 AM
  22. Alexander Long's Avatar
    Still witing for my order shipment to arrive. Which is the silver one.
    05-24-2016 11:56 PM
  23. aetneerg83's Avatar
    I only have the Gold version, though I do like the metal frame as it makes the phone feel premium and sturdy. The only thing I don't like is the plastic back. I was considering making the back out of aluminum or something else as the plastic back feels super cheap when you feel metal sides and then the cheap plastic back cover.
    05-25-2016 01:17 AM
  24. Corwin_Amber1's Avatar
    Making the back out of aluminium means that you can probably not do wireless charging any more. Or call. Or Wifi. ;)
    It could seriously degrade the signal.
    05-25-2016 02:48 AM
  25. Genio88's Avatar
    Making the back out of aluminium means that you can probably not do wireless charging any more. Or call. Or Wifi. ;)
    It could seriously degrade the signal.
    Perhaps you're overreacting a bit, though that's true, the Lumia 950XL antennas aren't designed for full aluminum back cover, but i guess they could have make the back of plastic glass, or something similar to that, like the old iPhone 4 and 5, that shouldn't impact the signal and would definitely feel way better than that cheap plastic, but of course we are talking about a 3$ chinese cover, we can't ask them to do that
    05-25-2016 04:54 AM
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