OnePlus One Protective Case Review

  1. Splendor
    Gingerbread Jul 30, 2014

    Splendor , Jul 30, 2014 :
    I bought the official OnePlus One Protective Case in green and got it tonight and thought I would post my thoughts.

    • Perfect balance of protection/thinness for my needs.
    • I love that the power/volume button cutouts are left completely open. It makes it much easier to access the buttons.
    • Complete access to ports on top and bottom.
    • I don't see any weak points where the case would crack from taking it on and off the phone.

    • There is no texture to the case. It's just slippery plastic.
    • I wish the corners were more raised to protect the screen when the phone is placed screen-down.
    It's a good case overall but I wouldn't buy it again. Mainly because I don't like the way the slippery finish feels in my hand.

  2. cjak1985
    Honeycomb Jul 30, 2014

  3. Android the Greek
    Jelly Bean Jul 30, 2014

  4. sryan1987
    Honeycomb Jul 30, 2014

    sryan1987 , Jul 30, 2014 :
    Check Amazon. There's a thin case that's super good.

  5. grav3h3art
    Jelly Bean Jul 30, 2014

    grav3h3art , Jul 30, 2014 :
    Thanks for the review!

  6. mindtrap
    Eclair Jul 30, 2014

    mindtrap , Jul 30, 2014 :
    The protective case has to have front cover such as note covers. I am not a person, who like to use screen protector films.

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  7. mahar
    Gingerbread Jul 30, 2014

  8. IWantOneNow
    KitKat Jul 30, 2014

  9. arunhlms
    Gingerbread Jul 30, 2014

    arunhlms , Jul 30, 2014 :
    Nice to know. If I ever get the chance to buy the phone, I might consider the cover.

  10. Pipebomb
    Gingerbread Jul 30, 2014

    Pipebomb , Jul 30, 2014 :
    Neither did I, but then came rounded edges tempered glass screen protectors. And that changed my world!
    It did!

    @OP, did the cover damage your sandstone back?

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  11. thedrunkknight
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 30, 2014

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  12. YKK
    Jelly Bean Jul 30, 2014

  13. mdnath
    Honeycomb Jul 30, 2014

  14. Splendor
    Gingerbread Jul 31, 2014

    Splendor , Jul 31, 2014 :
    No, I've put the case on and taken it off several time now and I don't see any wear to the sandstone finish.

  15. Splendor
    Gingerbread Jul 31, 2014

    Splendor , Jul 31, 2014 :
    IIRC that piece is actually chrome colored plastic. But to answer your question, yes & no. The case does leave some areas of the bezel unprotected (e.g. on the top and bottom of the phone).

  16. waikikijason
    Froyo Oct 23, 2014

    waikikijason , Oct 23, 2014 :
    I used the flip cover OnePlus One case for a couple weeks. I felt that it probably would not provide enough protection if I dropped it.

    Other than that I love the case... Very low profile and somehow the screen shuts off as soon as the cover is closed. I love that feature... Don't understand it, but I love it.

    Anyhow, I bought the diatonic case from Amazon. I feel like it provides a little more protection.

  17. minducanada
    Jelly Bean Oct 23, 2014

    minducanada , Oct 23, 2014 :
    Is there a reason that people like to put phones face down? I see review videos talk about that aspect but am not sure why. Is it to avoid dust build up?

  18. mateok
    Gingerbread Jan 11, 2015

    mateok , Jan 11, 2015 :
    Don't get the OnePlus One Protective Case. Poor quality - after only 2 weeks, the corner cracked just from the stress of putting the phone in and out of it twice. I haven't dropped it.

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