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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    Sorry for the thread necromancy but in the interests of keeping everything in one place, the bestcell_5 cases are still being sold for 22 and the 2_buy_a cases are 60. Is it still the general consensus that if you're in the market for a replacement shell you need to get one genuine from 2_buy_a? What does his shells come with? The antenna? Torx Screwdrivers? Or just literally the shell?
    08-09-2013 08:10 AM
  2. doisy's Avatar
    Does anybody know how safe would these housings be? New Housing Battery Back Door Cover Rear Case Sim Tray for Nokia Lumia 920 | eBay

    Sorry for the thread necromancy but in the interests of keeping everything in one place, the bestcell_5 cases are still being sold for 22 and the 2_buy_a cases are 60. Is it still the general consensus that if you're in the market for a replacement shell you need to get one genuine from 2_buy_a? What does his shells come with? The antenna? Torx Screwdrivers? Or just literally the shell?
    Yeah, I would like to know if 2_buy_a does include things like the sim tray as well.
    08-11-2013 07:52 AM
  3. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Does anybody know how safe would these housings be? New Housing Battery Back Door Cover Rear Case Sim Tray for Nokia Lumia 920 | eBay

    I would not recommend those as it is just the bare shell. you will need to transfer everything across.

    Yeah, I would like to know if 2_buy_a does include things like the sim tray as well.
    08-11-2013 07:56 AM
  4. naeem151287's Avatar
    Last time I checked 2_buy_a did not include sim tray or Torx screw drivers. It was just the shell with all the antennas. Everything else had to be purchased separately.
    08-11-2013 08:41 AM
  5. anon(5334066)'s Avatar
    Bought a red one & installed it yesterday. Noticed there were no creaking sounds when pressing the top of the phone, but also noticed the case seemed lighter and ha a different texture (On the top specifically) which may have been a difference between the AT&T and international version, so no real problems there and loved the change.
    Then at work today I hit my leg off a cupboard in the bathroom and cracked the bezel around the camera. Why me!? :/
    08-14-2013 03:25 PM
  6. Timo Verbrugghe's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    Anybody got experience buying from Stellatech?

    Did a quick google search on the product number for the Lumia 920 (02503Z7) housing to get a genuine one and this is the first one I came across...

    https://stellatech.com/nokia-lumia-9...en,814995.html
    08-18-2013 06:57 PM
  7. Guitarpik's Avatar
    Just went from cyan to yellow and I love it. Looks exactly like an OEM housing.
    09-21-2013 04:58 PM
  8. InterKnight's Avatar
    Dropped my phone around 5 times recently on concrete face first every time - screen is fine but the corners are dinged pretty hard. Feeling pretty glad I went with a Lumia over a 5 when I bought it: the drops weren't child's play. It's still rocking hard though I just want it to be in pristine condition again! So I'm going to shell out for the 2_buy_a OEM yellow shell - do I follow the video guide found in this thread the same? Someone mentioned it doesn't come with screw drivers - can anyone point me in the right direction on where to get the right screw drivers or are they common in tool-sets because I have a tool-set sitting around.
    10-12-2013 05:28 PM
  9. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Dropped my phone around 5 times recently on concrete face first every time - screen is fine but the corners are dinged pretty hard. Feeling pretty glad I went with a Lumia over a 5 when I bought it: the drops weren't child's play. It's still rocking hard though I just want it to be in pristine condition again! So I'm going to shell out for the 2_buy_a OEM yellow shell - do I follow the video guide found in this thread the same? Someone mentioned it doesn't come with screw drivers - can anyone point me in the right direction on where to get the right screw drivers or are they common in tool-sets because I have a tool-set sitting around.
    you only need a T5 torx screw driver and a flat plastic tool to remove the charging coil. I got my set at Newegg but they are available at a lost of places, e.g. Amazon.
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    Another good video to follow at least for the first steps to take the case off is here:

    He also explains what tools you need. For changing the case you only need the T5 torx. The headphone jack is likely attached to the case unlike the video shows.

    PS: there is a seller in the US now that sells the back case with the charging coil for $25 (simtray needs to be purchased separately though)
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...2F130991775725
    I've seen yellow, black and white so far. possibly other colors
    makes the swapping much easier...
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 10-12-2013 at 11:58 PM.
    10-12-2013 08:38 PM
  10. tacofiend's Avatar
    I ordered from 5bestcell and THIS is what happened with my White Housing when I just dropped from like 1 ft in my room. This thing is not even polycarbonate, it's just CHEAP PLASTIC. At least I got a full refund, but I won't be buying anything else from him, thats for sure!


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    That's EXACTLY what happened to mine, started with a hairline crack, started chipping. There's a huge crack all the way down the back of the phone now. Didn't get mine from that seller though, I got from electronic_box, and upon further inspection looks like I got my new red one from the same guy...dammit.
    11-28-2013 11:35 AM
  11. bozza72's Avatar
    hi all so far i have black , red & white shells for my 920, i have a yellow one on order but i was wondering that as some of thee are copys has anyone sen colors that are not part of the nokia range, i really want a grey/charcoal or orange
    12-03-2013 11:59 PM
  12. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Just changed mine to red (after changing from black to yellow). Got this from ebay including charging coil (justinpartsnc located in the US). This is a genuine Nokia housing. The seller added note that parts inside are pulled from L920s. looks like the real deal for $25.





    edit: forgot that you'd have to buy the Sim tray separately, sorry.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 12-05-2013 at 09:47 PM.
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    12-05-2013 09:03 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    I would LOVE to convert my black 920 to white, but I absolutely do not trust myself to even make the attempt.
    12-05-2013 09:11 PM
  14. bozza72's Avatar
    I would LOVE to convert my black 920 to white, but I absolutely do not trust myself to even make the attempt.
    it really is easy, the videos make it look hard but its not, if you can use a screwdriver & hairdryer then you can change the shell
    12-05-2013 09:31 PM
  15. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    it really is easy, the videos make it look hard but its not, if you can use a screwdriver & hairdryer then you can change the shell
    @metalchick, and the one I listed comes with the charging coil already in place. That would be the hardest part to remove.
    I did not need a hairdryer for removing the other two parts that need to be swapped.
    1. remove two screws
    2. pry open (sounds horrible but it comes off easily, watch the videos) housing from phone main body. Place housing next to phone main body making sure the USB ribbon cable doesn't get twisted or pulled off.
    3. swap speaker jack (only needs a small amount of prying with plastic tool) to new housing
    4. swap USB part on other side to new housing
    5. place phone main body into new housing and snap in place, put screws back in
    voila
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    12-05-2013 09:41 PM
  16. Timo Verbrugghe's Avatar
    Just wanted to share my experience.

    First bought a cyan case from 5_bestcell. Arrived intact, but due to me dropping my Lumia 920, it cracked pretty quickly (ok, so this can be due to quality of the case or me dropping my Phone too hard).

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    Then I bought a new cyan case from Stellatech by searching for this product code: 02503Z7. Total amount paid: 62,37 (incl. shipping costs). The cover arrived quickly (within 3 days).

    And I must say... there is a big difference in quality and feel. First off, the stellatech case is MATT cyan. It also feels more "premium" (probably due to the fact that this is matt, which has a different and IMO more quality feel than glossy plastic). The installation with the stellatech also went better than with 5_bestcell case (f.e. snapping the cover on was a lot faster and the buttons/usb port/headphone jack all aligned perfectly from the first try).
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    With the 5_bestcell case, I had problems with aligning the volume/power/camera buttons, which caused one of them to "sink in", making it harder to press. This problem is gone with the stellatech case.

    I've added a comparison picture (left: stellatech, right: 5_bestcell). I must say: If you have the money, spend it on the stellatech case (especially if this will be your first time swapping a cover). It is just higher quality and will last longer than 5_bestcell's cases.
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    12-10-2013 08:22 AM
  17. brdl04's Avatar
    Ive always wanted to try this but never had the guts.
    12-11-2013 02:58 PM
  18. Agent-P's Avatar
    Then I bought a new cyan case from Stellatech by searching for this product code: 02503Z7. Total amount paid: 62,37 € (incl. shipping costs). The cover arrived quickly (within 3 days).
    Mind linking me to the listing? I've checked and can't find it on ebay.com or ebay.co.uk. The back of my red Lumia 920 got pretty roughed up from a nasty fall, so I've been looking for a good cyan replacement.
    12-29-2013 04:35 AM
  19. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Mind linking me to the listing? I've checked and can't find it on ebay.com or ebay.co.uk. The back of my red Lumia 920 got pretty roughed up from a nasty fall, so I've been looking for a good cyan replacement.

    02503Z7 Nokia Lumia 920 - Back Cover (Cyan)

    this list includes other colors as well.
    http://stellatech.com/articles.php?cid=10570
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    12-29-2013 08:52 AM
  20. scgf's Avatar
    I have a used black and red housing for the 920 - both in good nick. I've upgraded to the 1020. PM me if anyone's interested (UK). They are both genuine and come with antennae, sim tray etc...
    12-29-2013 09:24 AM
  21. hallam555's Avatar
    Just wanted to share my experience.

    First bought a cyan case from 5_bestcell. Arrived intact, but due to me dropping my Lumia 920, it cracked pretty quickly (ok, so this can be due to quality of the case or me dropping my Phone too hard).

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    Then I bought a new cyan case from Stellatech by searching for this product code: 02503Z7. Total amount paid: 62,37 (incl. shipping costs). The cover arrived quickly (within 3 days).

    And I must say... there is a big difference in quality and feel. First off, the stellatech case is MATT cyan. It also feels more "premium" (probably due to the fact that this is matt, which has a different and IMO more quality feel than glossy plastic). The installation with the stellatech also went better than with 5_bestcell case (f.e. snapping the cover on was a lot faster and the buttons/usb port/headphone jack all aligned perfectly from the first try).
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    With the 5_bestcell case, I had problems with aligning the volume/power/camera buttons, which caused one of them to "sink in", making it harder to press. This problem is gone with the stellatech case.

    I've added a comparison picture (left: stellatech, right: 5_bestcell). I must say: If you have the money, spend it on the stellatech case (especially if this will be your first time swapping a cover). It is just higher quality and will last longer than 5_bestcell's cases.
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    Had a yellow case from bestcell5 and the exchange was smoothly done. Love it, brand new phone!!
    01-25-2014 07:12 PM
  22. Angry Pixel's Avatar
    Ordered a red shell but it doesnt have sim tray and i can seem to find any in india :( I'm lucky that my current shell is white, so a red permanent marker may do the temporary job :p
    01-30-2014 07:38 AM
  23. nikhilr51's Avatar
    I'm also going to do a black to yellow conversion!

    The housing I went with is this one from focus_memory: NEW Yellow Housing Cover SIM Tray With Wifi Charging Port FOR Nokia Lumia 920 | eBay

    It was only $18 with free shipping plus it includes the wireless charging coil!

    Anyone ordered from these guys before?

    Their listing seems to be exactly the same as 5_bestcells. Except $7 cheaper! There is even another seller servefrist_0716 who has the same product, at another price!
    http://i.imgur.com/Ljb2DU0.png

    Any idea what's up here? Are they all the same seller?

    Edit: just noticed that the sim door is in the housing for the focus_memory picture, while it's sitting next to the housing for the other two sellers. Weird stuff.
    04-26-2014 03:17 AM
  24. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I'm also going to do a black to yellow conversion!

    Any idea what's up here? Are they all the same seller?
    probably different sellers just trying to get an advantage by adding coil or going cheaper. My experience with 5_cell is good. I did receive the wrong sim tray with the first order but he shipped the correct one within a few days at no charge. you will see from posts above that buys from Asia sources seem hit or miss. I must have been lucky with the two cases I ordered (although the red one was from the US).
    04-30-2014 10:36 PM
  25. nikhilr51's Avatar
    Finally got my yellow replacement housing. Swapped it in aaaaaaaand the power button doesnt work properly. I cant feel it making contact with the button. However if I use my nail and push the button pretty hard, then it does work.

    Sigh, waited over a month for this. Bah.

    Anyone have any tips to get the power button working? I've taken the case off and put it back three times now (the first time only the camera button worked, 2nd time the volume buttons started working, and then no changes since :/ )

    EDIT: Just after posting it i fiddled it it a bit more and realised the button worked if i pressed the part closer to the screen, so the button was too 'low'. So i grabbed the phone and sorta squeezed and lifted in order to try and 'pull' the casing and button up. nothing. Then i just pushed slightly from behind the button aaaand CLICK. woooo!

    Differences between this and the real case:
    The rear metalic strip on the 'cheap' case is raised a tiny bit, whereas on the real case it's flush with the rear.
    The camera button feels perfect. The power and volume buttons are a bit more recessed than the real ones. Not a major problem, just feels a bit different when youre pressing them as you finger goes a bit further than youre used to.
    Also my sim tray is a slightly darker colour than the housing. Not sure what to make of that. Might contact the seller to see what he says.
    Last edited by nikhilr51; 05-21-2014 at 03:03 AM.
    05-21-2014 02:52 AM
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