11-23-2013 02:52 PM
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  1. grebee's Avatar
    I used to have 920 with very nice case that helped the phone didn't slip out my hand. Now upgraded to 1020 I'm still looking for that nice case. Any suggestion guys?
    10-29-2013 12:23 PM
  2. matthoms's Avatar
    I'd have to say the Nillikin snap on case. That one is pretty nice. It adds grip, it's small, and protects the camera.
    10-29-2013 12:32 PM
  3. buxz777's Avatar
    I'd have to say the Nillikin snap on case. That one is pretty nice. It adds grip, it's small, and protects the camera.
    +1 for this its a nice case , just make sure you remove it once every so often and get rid of dust or the dust between the case and phone may ruin the matte finish like some cases did with the 920 etc i have also bought the fake ''nokia leather case with camera cover'' its fake leather with a soft silicone inside and a clip on camera cover like this


    Add a little snazziness to your Nokia Lumia 1020 with this leather case | Windows Phone Central
    10-29-2013 12:47 PM
  4. antiochian2010's Avatar
    Tetded..google them

    I have a red color AGF style case that unlike the ATT one is REAL leather, with a suede lining inside. Minimal, comfortable, protects back and corners + looks great.
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    10-29-2013 12:57 PM
  5. husslord's Avatar
    Tetded..google them

    I have a red color AGF style case that unlike the ATT one is REAL leather, with a suede lining inside. Minimal, comfortable, protects back and corners + looks great.
    Thanks for the info!! Does it cover the camera hump when laying on a table?
    10-29-2013 02:10 PM
  6. hudsonvalley's Avatar
    10-29-2013 06:54 PM
  7. buxz777's Avatar
    really dont see the point of the noreve one on the 1020 , its a nice case but it must be a right annoyance taking pictures with the flap flapping about etc it would annoy me something crazy :-/
    10-30-2013 01:59 AM
  8. John20212's Avatar
    really dont see the point of the noreve one on the 1020 , its a nice case but it must be a right annoyance taking pictures with the flap flapping about etc it would annoy me something crazy :-/
    It depends on the situation, when I know I will take lots of photos with my 1020 I just use the camera grip case, but for everyday use I don't see the flap as a huge issue. If the Noreve had a lens cover as well I would get it even if its a bit pricy.
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    10-30-2013 02:26 AM
  9. buxz777's Avatar
    It depends on the situation, when I know I will take lots of photos with my 1020 I just use the camera grip case, but for everyday use I don't see the flap as a huge issue. If the Noreve had a lens cover as well I would get it even if its a bit pricy.
    fair points indeed ;-)
    10-30-2013 04:54 AM
  10. rexii23's Avatar
    I'm gonna chime in here. I was in China for a month, went on Taobao which is the Chinese version of ebay for a 1020 case hunt. To me the old official nokia 920 is perfect - it offered great protection, adds grip, comes in a bunch of colors and fitted like a glove. I love to be able to just put down my 920 on any surface without the need to be gentle.

    Nokia somehow decided that the 1020 doesn't deserve such a case and I was left with trying to find something similar. I've went case testing and bought about 20 different styles. The soft TPU ones were of horrid quality, and broke the clean design of my 1020. The hard cases were all made from polycarbonate, which is good in that it came in a variety of colors, but I gave up since it is just as slippery and a phone with no case. The Nilikin case is one such case. In the end I've settled with this:

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    It's about $2AUD when converted from RMB and it has:
    superior grip - it features a sandy textured surface
    fingerprint and smudge proof - due to the surface again
    decent protection for the back of the phone
    can be taken off and put back on again in an instant so I can go grip case to camera grip in <10sec (when on it's tight so there is no chance of it slipping off)
    In the end, I've bought all the colors and stocked up on a 2nd backup gray because it is my favourite (have a gray 920:P)
    alas, it is still quite hard and doesn't offer much shock protection. I can't toss my 1020 on the table like the old 920
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    10-30-2013 05:46 AM
  11. antiochian2010's Avatar
    Thanks for the info!! Does it cover the camera hump when laying on a table?
    No.. like the AGF, the hump is exposed
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    10-30-2013 06:41 AM
  12. husslord's Avatar
    Damn that's my only concern... I know it's hard to scratch up but still Ugh and the speck case is huge! I may try the poetic on amazon and the one that rexii uses... If that leather leveled out the hump I would buy it ASAP!
    10-30-2013 08:05 AM
  13. redeyss's Avatar
    My son dragged my 1020 on the floor like a toy car and the dirt particles on the floor scratched the metal camera hump. Under the black paint there is metal and its a very noticeable scratch. I bought the nillkin hard snap on case that covers the camera hump, great case!! Wish Nokia would make one like the cc-1043 for the 920, best case I ever owned.
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    10-30-2013 07:35 PM
  14. pipe7's Avatar

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    I bought one of these off ebay for $5 shipped. Was advertised as "Pudini" brand, really impressed with the feel and look. Good quality. Although the "sand" finish does tend to rub off on the corners after a while. I ordered a couple more in other colors on eBay out of China, not listed under Pudini brand just hoping they're the same ones. It does look like there are a couple different types that look very similar, so not sure if a difference in quality or same. But the one that I have has rounded holes for the buttons, and some others on eBay have more squared.
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    10-31-2013 10:34 AM
  15. husslord's Avatar
    I was looking at these cases and love how they are like the case mate slim fits for my past androids! I am going to for sure pick up one thanks for the info! When I have the money I am getting that black leather tetded case! Love the style! I also ordered the poetic hard case on amazon.... Had good/decent experience with them in the past and for $10 it's worth trying.... I never drop my phone... Knock on wood! It's just to keep it clean and slight scratches from daily use avoided... Most for resale reasons.
    10-31-2013 10:44 AM
  16. husslord's Avatar
    My biggest ocd issue with the phone is the hump.... I don't like the cases that cover the whole back nokia camera except the sensors, hole, etc... Bad experience in past with the flash bouncing off the plastic due to the tight fit :-( I just want to be able to rest my phone on a table on its back and know the camera and lens are ok
    10-31-2013 10:46 AM
  17. immyperez's Avatar
    I use a cloth style pouch. I also have a flip cover which never covered the hump and really liked it. But then I thought what's the point in having a yellow 1020 if I can't show it off?

    The pouch is great. 1020 fits snugly and never falls out. The pouch itself (because of the material on the outside) never even budges against the material inside the pocket.

    Best of both worlds imo!!!
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    10-31-2013 10:51 AM
  18. husslord's Avatar
    I agree I get my yellow 1020 Monday and besides a screen protector.... I really don't want a case.... A pouch maybe my best bet! I have heard of people going naked and having no issues either so I guess it's just going to be a trial and error game for me.
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    10-31-2013 12:43 PM
  19. husslord's Avatar
    No.. like the AGF, the hump is exposed
    Sorry I miss worded myself... Can it lay flat on its back or does the bulge keep it up? Case looks great!!!
    10-31-2013 12:52 PM
  20. Wadidiz's Avatar
    sunray-tripod.jpg This is the way I did it using the Otterbox Commuter case from my 920. Even cut down & squeezed in the wireless charger plate. Wasn't easy and the phone is heavy (214g), which doesn't bother me the least. Have since added a more substantial (deeper) tripod socket. Hard to imagine a 41MP camera without ability to use tripods.
    Last edited by Wadidiz; 11-22-2013 at 10:16 AM.
    11-22-2013 09:49 AM
  21. Wadidiz's Avatar
    wp_20131122_17_07_25_pro.jpgAdded a little bump of my own for quicker tripod attachment and better stability.
    11-22-2013 10:16 AM
  22. Ukyo's Avatar
    I'm curious, why do most of the cases still show the 2 contact points on the bottom half of the back of the phone? Isn't that just for the wireless charging attachment/case? If you're using the case, u can't use the wireless attachment so y bother leaving it exposed? Or do I have it wrong and that's not what the 2 contact points for used for?
    11-22-2013 12:02 PM
  23. redeyss's Avatar
    Wow!! I am desperate to have a case that offers protection for the screen around the edges and with wireless charging. You seem to have solved that and then some!! Would you please share some info about this process? Do the buttons line up, earpiece, how did you drill camera hump hole, and what is the process to apply wireless charging module (I have a wireless case to scab the module)??
    Your work is amazing, please share the love!!!
    11-22-2013 12:07 PM
  24. Wadidiz's Avatar
    Thnx for the compliment. The Otterbox Commuter case for the 920 turned out to be more difficult to modify for the 1020 than I expected. The back of the 920 is curved while the 1020 is much flatter. The 1020 is also almost a mm wider. The buttons didn't line up like I had hoped. The camera & power buttons aren't in different enough positions to cause trouble. The volume button has to be pressed in the center to decrease and at the very top to increase. I used the protective plastic that came on the 1020 camera module as a template for the hole and enlarged it bit by bit using a razor saw and sandpaper around a dowel. It is not perfectly symmetrical but looks OK. I had hoped I could fit the wireless charging plate simply by cutting the clasping tabs but I eventually had to chop it down and sand it down to the bare minimum for it to fit the case. I even sanded the inside of the Otterbox to cut off micrometers. I thought the case would hold the spring-loaded contact points firmly but I had to finally use thin transparent tape to hold it in place solidly. I also had to sand down the wireless charger itself for it to cradle securely. I took away the Nokia logo with a plastic circle that stuck up. The earpiece hole was perfect but I drilled a tiny hole for a mic that was moved. I also enlarged the right side of the speaker opening since the 1020 has its speaker there. The most important thing for me was to have a tripod socket. The Otterbox case is thick and sturdy enough for a tripod socket directly in the case. I used it that way for several weeks. I then decided to attach a plastic tripod socket module that I salvaged from a thrown-away digital camera. Now I can fit tripods securely in dark environments without worrying as much about cross-threading. The mount feels much more secure now. Also glad I gained the functionality of wireless charging again. It was addictive. It would be simpler and much less time-consuming if Otterbox simply came out with a Commuter-series case and Nokia came out with a bare-bones wireless charging adapter. Or maybe Nokia should make the whole kit? I want it all, and I want it all to fit in my Levi's 505 pocket. If there's enough interest, I could post an album of pictures showing the process.
    11-22-2013 03:40 PM
  25. redeyss's Avatar
    Dam impressive!! I was hoping it was easier, not at all impressed with the case selection for the 1020 thus far. Wish Nokia would at least make a case for it like the cc-1043 for the 920. I have three cases, the charging case and the camera case and none of them are working for me. I am using my moto x android instead partly because of this. I'm getting dust underneath the bottom and top screen glass and it's delaminating slightly there, really bummed about it. I would love more pics, let's see if there is more interest out here? Thanks for the info:thumbup:
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    11-22-2013 09:17 PM
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