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Aluminium bumper case

  1. johnwillyums
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014

    johnwillyums , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Hi all :)

    Here's some pics of this aluminium bumper case on my phone : http://www.ebay.com/itm/22149892049...49&var=520355286112&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    The case seems sturdy, and is secured with two little screws, supplied +little screwdriver and spare screws.
    I have already dropped my phone, onto concrete, from head height. It bounced a couple of times, but the phone and the case seem unmarked.
    So far I would recommend it. There is a very slight drop in signal strength, but it's nothing much, and I've not had any issues as a result.

    I've also got a CaseBase tempered glass screen on (Amazon). These are so much easier than the sticky back plastic one's to put on. However, if you look closely, you can see I'm a bit off centre.
    Since applying it I've thought of a better way of doing it.
    If you get some BluTac on the end of a pen or pencil, you can peel off the outward protective layer, use the pen and BluTac to pick it up, in the middle, peel off the downside, and apply it more slowly and accurately :)
    These glass screens virtually apply themselves, once they touch the phone screen, I had no bubbles at all.

    cheers, John Williams :)
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  2. GabiMazur
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

    GabiMazur , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Nice to know... I'm really wondering if the bumper really fits and how it looks in the black OPO.
     

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  3. ExTanvy
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014


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  4. slava 1982
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014


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  5. APatte111
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014


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  6. ninfrank
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

    ninfrank , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Not really my Cup of Tea, makes the OPO look really different. Too different for me.
     

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  7. APatte111
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014

    APatte111 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Kind of resembles an iPhone...
     

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  8. vinoottanz
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

    vinoottanz , Aug 11, 2014 :
    I like the looks very much; elegant on the sides and sandstone back is not hidden. I tried it for a week. But it is slippery. I am going to try diztronic.
     

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  9. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Aug 11, 2014

    LibraSun , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Any attenuation of signal? Are the buttons easier/harder to locate/press??
     

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  10. hassan_1000
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

    hassan_1000 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    I also got this case. It came damaged so I got my money back. I managed to put it on the phone and I wouldn't reccomend. It seriously worsens the feel of the OnePlus One and makes it feel like a brick.
     

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  11. johnwillyums
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014

    johnwillyums , Aug 11, 2014 :
    This is the black OpO. It fits very tightly indeed, the two screws ensure that. There is no play in at all. It feels like a part of the phone.

    slava 1982, yes there is a very slight drop in signal strength. I've not noticed any difference in use though.

    Ex Tanvy. I wasn't sure about the corner fitting. The bumper seperates there, for fitting. It has a corrugated joint (virtually invisible), and is tightly secured by the two little screws. I now think it's ok, and it helps orient the phone in your hand.

    I've ordered a blue one now as well, and the rose gold looks nice.
     

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  12. GabiMazur
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

    GabiMazur , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Why does it feel like a brick? Too heavy with the case? Or it increases the size only?
     

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  13. Elas
    Jelly Bean Aug 11, 2014

    Elas , Aug 11, 2014 :
    How would it protect the phone if it falls on it's back? that's what i'm afraid of ...
     

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  14. johnwillyums
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014

    johnwillyums , Aug 11, 2014 :
    It is well made Librasun, the buttons are also metal, and work very well.

    A question of taste really Hassan_1000, I like the even sturdier feeling of the phone with it on :)
     

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  15. johnwillyums
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014

    johnwillyums , Aug 11, 2014 :
    As I say, I dropped it, and it bounced twice, with no damage

    You're right though, rocky ground would damage the back, as it is completely exposed.

    I also got one of these : http://www.ebay.com/itm/15136424765...eName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    This is incredibly sturdy, but a has a design flaw in my opinion. The phone is placed in the front piece, and then the back is clipped in by three little tabs, sticking out on the sides of the back cover.
    During fitting two of these broke off completely, and the back protruded down one side.
    Maybe I was just clumsy.
    I do think reception would be a problem in this case, also it makes the phone look like a gigantic iPhone.
     

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  16. mr_unicone
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014


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  17. hassan_1000
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

    hassan_1000 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    It makes the sides like a box rather than the curves of the OPO
     

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  18. shobhit_chou
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

    shobhit_chou , Aug 11, 2014 :
    First lets get a phone then only you can use the bumper case.
     

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  19. Laurelion
    Froyo Aug 11, 2014

  20. Ricardo Toro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014


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