View Poll Results: Are you using a Mozo back on your Lumia 950 or 950XL?

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  • Yes, I am using a Mozo back.

    32 69.57%
  • No, I use the original back that came with the device.

    14 30.43%
08-29-2017 10:53 PM
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  1. Kot Prada's Avatar
    No heat (more than the "normal" heat of the Spnadragon 810) in the Wood one... and I believe it's even less hot than the original cover (or maybe the heat doesn't pass to the outside because of the wood.
    Actually, You are right - if the back is cool, then all heat keeps inside (the same as CPU cooler in PC).
    02-08-2017 06:29 AM
  2. Exup's Avatar
    Actually, You are right - if the back is cool, then all heat keeps inside (the same as CPU cooler in PC).
    Agree, but I still believe (even if the heat doesn't "escape" so freely) it would run cooler, or at least not hotter because of the extra thickness of the cover...it would give a bit more space to breed.

    either way... It won't die with the heat :-). if it gets too hot, the phone will shut down by itself.
    02-08-2017 09:46 AM
  3. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    My Zebra-wood back arrived. Now I need to research the gentlest ways to remove/install the backs. Some owners say they swap them all the time with no issues and others say the backs break after taking them on and off a few times. I'm guessing how you do it matters.

    The Zebra-wood has a nice texture to it. The grain is raised. There is a thin matte clear finish over the wood.
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    Last edited by HoosierDaddy; 03-08-2017 at 05:28 AM.
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    02-08-2017 06:14 PM
  4. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    Hmm my Zebra wood has no finish over it. Its the raw wood, you can even fell the grain in the wood with your finger.

    Just bought mine from here at Windows Central a few weeks ago too.
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    02-09-2017 01:53 PM
  5. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Hmm my Zebra wood has no finish over it. Its the raw wood, you can even fell the grain in the wood with your finger.

    Just bought mine from here at Windows Central a few weeks ago too.
    Yeah, I can feel the grain on mine.There definitely isn't any stain on the wood, but it seems to have a very thin coat of clear matte sealer sprayed onto it.

    I emailed Mozo to ask them. Will post what they say.
    02-09-2017 02:25 PM
  6. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Yeah, I can feel the grain on mine.There definitely isn't any stain on the wood, but it seems to have a very thin coat of clear matte sealer sprayed onto it.

    I emailed Mozo to ask them. Will post what they say.
    There's definitely some sort of glimmer or sparkle on the wood back.
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    02-10-2017 08:24 AM
  7. ODwyerPW's Avatar
    I have the Cognac Leather with the metal trim and the screen cover that closes magnetically. really nice.
    I also have the bluetooth bug so all of my bluetooth headsets are useless. not nice.
    02-17-2017 06:05 PM
  8. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Brown leather Mozo back on my 950 XL, and elegant red leather Mozo back on my wife's 950. Definitely the nicest looking, classy looking phones compared to the "childish" plastic phones. Most people have cheap disposable plastic phones that they don't care about. Some are pink?
    02-17-2017 09:39 PM
  9. ODwyerPW's Avatar
    How do the flip covers wear? I have the leather back with metal trim that also flips around to protect the screen. Anyone else have it? Does it last with heavy use? It certainly was costly.
    02-20-2017 06:09 PM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    Brown leather for me
    02-20-2017 07:27 PM
  11. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    How do the flip covers wear? I have the leather back with metal trim that also flips around to protect the screen. Anyone else have it? Does it last with heavy use? It certainly was costly.
    I haven't had my leather back or wood back for long, but I have no doubt the leather will hold up very well. and not need special handling to do so. Its good quality leather and should look even better as it ages. Hopefully someone who's had one for a year or so can say. I'm not so sure about the plastic sides sprayed to look like metal. No reason to think they won't but its an unknown for my experience. I have the leather back, not the flip like you but I think its the same leather.

    I think the wood backs will require a lot more care. Leather has more resilience than wood. Some blows that wouldn't do anything permanent to leather could dent or cut wood. Plus many people are conditioned to appreciate some minor wear and aging on leather and even prefer it. I don't think most people like nicked up or stained wood as much.
    02-20-2017 07:51 PM
  12. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I'm not so sure about the plastic sides sprayed to look like metal. No reason to think they won't but its an unknown for my experience.
    I've heard the sides don't hold up so well over time.
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    02-21-2017 08:19 AM
  13. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I've heard the sides don't hold up so well over time.
    I "know", vs "have heard" rumors, that the sides have been "holding up" fine over the six months we have had them so far. Admittedly, we are careful and do not abuse our phones, at all. Especially, we are not kids that put phones in our back pockets.

    Best Wishes
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 03-05-2017 at 12:00 AM.
    03-04-2017 11:13 PM
  14. benualson's Avatar
    I tried a mozo but the button usage experience was terrible so I returned it. I think the power button was the worst. I ordered 2 just in case there was a defect but both were the same. I've heard others have the same complaint about them.
    03-05-2017 06:42 AM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I "know", vs "have heard" rumors, that the sides have been "holding up" fine over the six months we have had them so far. Admittedly, we are careful and do not abuse our phones, at all. Especially, we are not kids that put phones in our back pockets.

    Best Wishes
    Glad to hear the paint on the sides of your leather Mozo back are "holding up" well! However, there are numerous reports of the paint fading and being easily scratched up on these forums. Including some on this very thread. So your experience may vary. And someone reporting that the paint is fading does not necessarily mean that they are kids.
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    03-05-2017 09:59 AM
  16. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I tried a mozo but the button usage experience was terrible so I returned it. I think the power button was the worst. I ordered 2 just in case there was a defect but both were the same. I've heard others have the same complaint about them.
    If you mean the power button doesn't come out as far as the factory backs, that is apparently intentional.

    It may be to reduce the chance of accidentally turning the phone off when attempting to change the volume. Since people complain about pressing the wrong button on 950XLs what Mozo did makes pressing the wrong button less likely by making it easier to feel which button your finger is on and also making it less likely to turn the phone off.

    Accidentally turning a phone off is not good. I hate the power button on the 4S which is on the upper left side which means its right where your left thumb would rest when holding the phone in landscape mode. I messed up a few videos by touching that button while recording and had to adapt to a less secure finger placement.

    I personally didn't have a problem with the 950XL button arrangement and actually prefer them since, for whatever reasons, I haven't accidentally pressed the wrong buttons plus I like to be able to take screen shots with one finger on two buttons which is impossible with traditional button arrangements.
    03-05-2017 10:06 AM
  17. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    In regards to complaints on the Mozo edges and power button here is my opinion with my Mozo case.

    I ordered the Bamboo with the soft touch rubberized black edges. I did this on purpose after seeing the fake metal edge show premature wearing.

    As for my rubberized edges, they are holding up like champs. Still looks brand new with no signs of wear.

    As for the power button it does not stick out like the factory one and at first the button is stiff and a little hard to press.
    After some use it becomes a little easier to press and is now perfect IMO. I dont accidentally press the power button anymore when searching for volume up/down buttons.

    I'm happy with my purchase. Only regret is my own stupid fault. Working on car one day and had grease on my hands when someone called me and I grabbed my phone. Now there is a grease stain on back of case and since it is wood it soaked up the grease. :(
    03-06-2017 08:35 AM
  18. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Only regret is my own stupid fault. Working on car one day and had grease on my hands when someone called me and I grabbed my phone. Now there is a grease stain on back of case and since it is wood it soaked up the grease. :(
    Sorry about your phone back :(. Does it at least add some extra character? :p

    Regardless, this is a good cautionary tale for the rest of us with Mozo wood backs.
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    03-06-2017 01:39 PM
  19. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Mozo responded to my email inquiry saying the wood backs have no finish on them. So stains could happen fairly easily even just from skin oils.

    I asked around wood finishing forums and am leaning toward using a salad bowl finish or wipe on poly on my zebra-wood Mozo back.

    I'm still looking for a matte salad bowl finish although the regular stuff is fairly low gloss but definitely will make the backs shinier than unfinished.

    Salad bowl finish or wiping poly should be very easy to apply. No brushes or spray that can leave brush marks or runs. It's just wiped on with a soft rag.

    The salad bowl finish will have less effect on the feel of the grain since it isn't as thick.

    Now to decide to take the plunge now or switch back to my leather back and wait for someone else to try it first. ;)
    Last edited by HoosierDaddy; 03-07-2017 at 09:19 AM.
    03-07-2017 06:38 AM
  20. emmeborn's Avatar
    Cognac leather Mozo on my 950 XL. Beginning to look nice and vintage now, and I like the look.
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    03-13-2017 05:05 PM
  21. benualson's Avatar
    I couldn't get over the power button issue on 950 XL covers. Any honest feedback on that?
    03-14-2017 06:23 AM
  22. HM84's Avatar
    I couldn't get over the power button issue on 950 XL covers. Any honest feedback on that?
    My brown leather cover had tough buttons to begin with, and now they seem to have receded further inside, making pressing that much tougher. The power button is also no longer parallel with the case edge, which is quite disappointing. Fortunately it is not affecting use any more than it did in the beginning, as in there are no accidental presses. So I'm not too upset (only just).

    I still keep it only because I already bought it, and it does look better (to me at least) than the original case, power button aside, and it is sturdier than the original. But for anyone interested in getting a new one: caveat emptor.
    03-14-2017 10:58 AM
  23. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I couldn't get over the power button issue on 950 XL covers. Any honest feedback on that?
    I don't use the power button. I use double tap to wake, DTTW all the time. Not a problem for me. If ever needed, the button on the side works with just a tiny bit of extra effort. I think I have used it three times in 6 months. Not worth "worrying" or "fixating" about.
    Move along, nothing happening here.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 03-14-2017 at 10:21 PM.
    03-14-2017 09:57 PM
  24. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Just a follow up on my experience with my Dark Walnut Mozo case on my Lumia 950 XL. Still really enjoying the look and feel of the device with the back. But the back has started to do some of creaking that the rest of the 950 backs are known to do.

    Kinda disappointing. Can't say I blame Mozo, more of a design flaw with the 950 and 950 XL. A 950 XL with a Mozo back feels super premium, until it starts creaking. Then not so much.
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    03-31-2017 08:00 PM
  25. badelhas's Avatar
    Just a follow up on my experience with my Dark Walnut Mozo case on my Lumia 950 XL. Still really enjoying the look and feel of the device with the back. But the back has started to do some of creaking that the rest of the 950 backs are known to do.

    Kinda disappointing. Can't say I blame Mozo, more of a design flaw with the 950 and 950 XL. A 950 XL with a Mozo back feels super premium, until it starts creaking. Then not so much.
    Maybe they can improve it´s quality in the future. Cant you ask for a refund?

    Cheers
    04-01-2017 04:02 AM
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