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OnePlus 5T Karbon bumper case review

  1. handheld_addict Honeycomb Dec 1, 2017

    handheld_addict, Dec 1, 2017 :
    After reviewing the 5T red silicone case, it felt weird to not review what is my current favorite OnePlus 5T case right now, the Karbon bumper.

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    The back inside & outside has a textured feel to it. I don't have much experience with Kevlar, but to me it feels almost a bit leathery.

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    The fingerprint cutout is a little bit extra around the circle but not too much. It isn't beveled on an angle, which would have been a nice touch. But the case is thin enough that it doesn't feel sharp there.

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    The camera cut out sits almost flush with the camera lens glass. It's very slightly above it due to a raised lip.

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    This case adds a little more width to the phone than the TPU case included in the 5T box. But it also feels a bit more durable. The lip around the screen raises up a little more. However, my biggest problem with the lip around the screen, it feels sharp when resting your thumb on it.

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    I've noticed a lot of thin cases are like this, because they don't want to come over the edge onto the screen and disrupt any screen protectors.

    Buttons are pretty responsive and you can feel them press a little more than with the included TPU case.

    Overall this is my favorite 5T case, even though I like the thinness of the included case a lot too. But the Karbon is going to be my main case, the one for any new cases to beat.

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    Last edited: Jan 24, 2018

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  2. dcmcc24 KitKat Dec 1, 2017

    dcmcc24, Dec 1, 2017 :
    Nice review. Waiting on Spigen here
     

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  3. handheld_addict Honeycomb Dec 2, 2017

    handheld_addict, Dec 2, 2017 :
    Thanks. Yeah me too. Big fan of Spigen cases.
     

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  4. roman_p Gingerbread Dec 5, 2017

    roman_p, Dec 5, 2017 :
    Are the corners raised as in the included TPU Case? Otherwise I'm keeping an eye for the hopefully Rhino Bumper ...
     

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  5. B1510435813971 Froyo Dec 6, 2017

    B1510435813971, Dec 6, 2017 :
    Yes they are raised
     

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  6. Expanize Froyo Dec 7, 2017

    Expanize, Dec 7, 2017 :
    someone here already contacted rhinoshield. they don't have a plan on releasing any case for the OP5T as for now.
     

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  7. nquina Eclair Dec 11, 2017

    nquina, Dec 11, 2017 :
    My only problem with this case it's the camera cut out. I think it should be a little more raised so it can protect the camera when you put it down. I have to careful because i'm afraid of scratching the frame around the camera...

    Other than that, the case is almost perfect!
     

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  8. dsiz_prince Froyo Dec 13, 2017

    dsiz_prince, Dec 13, 2017 :
    do we have a chin that protects the camera when the case is on
    or the camera touches the surface when placed with the cover on
    I ordered black shell thinking that its a bumper case
    if the bumper case has a chin that protects the camera I would go for it
     

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  9. handheld_addict Honeycomb Dec 16, 2017

    handheld_addict, Dec 16, 2017 :
    There is a slightly raised lip around the camera cutout. It's enough to keep the glass from touching a flat surface, but only barely. I haven't had any problems with it but I'm always careful when I lay my phone down.
     

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  10. Bugson Cupcake Dec 20, 2017


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  11. handheld_addict Honeycomb Dec 20, 2017

    handheld_addict, Dec 20, 2017 :
    Very cool, thanks for the link.

    I'm using a knockoff version of this case, you may have seen them for many phones these days. It's not as bulky as the Spigen Rugged Armor, but man... it is my favorite case. It feels very good to hold, the edges around the lip aren't sharp like the Karbon. Loving this case :)

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  12. Xavierpony Gingerbread Dec 20, 2017


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  13. handheld_addict Honeycomb Dec 21, 2017

    handheld_addict, Dec 21, 2017 :
    What is the dbrand grip? A skin?
     

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  14. Y1511446669413 Honeycomb Dec 21, 2017

    Y1511446669413, Dec 21, 2017 :
    I Don't like cases going all around the screen, hard to wipe off dust.
    I like sandstone case from OnePlus easy to hold and can wipe off the screen audio add no bulk what do ever.
     

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  15. Y1511446669413 Honeycomb Dec 21, 2017

    Y1511446669413, Dec 21, 2017 :
    main difference is wait between original and these other Chinese cases, it affects user experience for lot of people.
     

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  16. Y1511446669413 Honeycomb Dec 21, 2017


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  17. i.am.mr.shersha Froyo Dec 24, 2017


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  18. i.am.mr.shersha Froyo Dec 24, 2017

    i.am.mr.shersha, Dec 24, 2017 :
    Does this case give enough protection to the device?
    Am planning to buy this but no idea about the protection.
     

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  19. handheld_addict Honeycomb Dec 26, 2017

    handheld_addict, Dec 26, 2017 :
    That really is the question, isn't it? I haven't dropped my 5T yet, but I think the Karbon case (and the other case I'm using right now) would protect it from a normal height, say 6 feet/ 2 metres fall. I think the lip around the border is a bit small, would've liked to have a bit more to protect the screen but I would say they're protective against the average drop.
     

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  20. j2a Donut Dec 28, 2017

    j2a, Dec 28, 2017 :
    can you please drop it on concret and tell us , the result loool
     

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