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Tudia Lucion OnePlus 5T case review

  1. handheld_addict Honeycomb Jan 24, 2018

    handheld_addict, Jan 24, 2018 :
    Hey fellow 5T owners,

    Tudia send me this review sample of their Lucion case for the OnePlus 5T and all opinions expressed in this review are my own.

    Let's take a look. Watch my review or read below:





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    The Tudia Lucion is a clear case comprising of a flexible TPU border with a hard clear polycarbonate back.

    First off, I have a soft spot for this type of case because it reminds me of the case my Nexus 5 lived in for most of its 2 year life as my daily driver. And it survived a few drops, one time onto gravel-- with only a tiny nick in the polycarbonate back.

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    Speaking of the back, something to note: it comes out of the packaging with 2 plastic sheets over the polycarbonate back. There's one on the outside AND one on the inside. They can be really tricky to remove-- I use PACKING TAPE because it's the stickiest tape I have. Even then, it's still hard to get off. I don't know why this has never changed over the years.

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    Around the edges of the Lucion case this version is smoke-tinted. It's a subtler smoke tint makes it just dark enough to keep the border around the phone from distracting when viewed from head on. Tudia also makes a fully clear version available.

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    The ALERT SLIDER is really easy to access, better than average and a bit better than on the Tudia Merge case.

    Buttons are frosted like on the stock case, and clicky in responsiveness.... though they could be a bit more sensitive. Not bad but I've felt better on other cases like the Karbon Bumper from Oneplus.

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    Ports at the bottom are well cutout, no problems with the stock USB cable & slim headphone jacks.

    The cutouts for the fingerprint scanner is just straight cut, not sloped like on the Merge case, but still comfortable to use.

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    The camera cutout rises JUST SLIGHTLY above the camera bulge. It would've been nice if Tudia had put a raised lip around the camera cutout for just a bit more protection like on the stock TPU case..

    After a weeks use, there's not too much give along the edges.

    The lip around the screen is VERY SLIGHTLY RAISED, I'd like it to have been a bit higher to better protect from a face front drop.

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    The 4 corners of the back are slightly, subtly raised. I like how they've reduced this in comparison to past versions of this type of case. But it brings me to why they do this: the polycarbonate is very easy to develop micro-scratches over time. They should only be visible when light reflects off them, but it's something to note.

    And the polycarbonate back can also be a pretty big fingerprint magnet.

    But the real question is, what differentiates the Tudia Lucion from the supplied TPU case that comes with the 5T?

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    The hard back is completely straight & flat. It's comfortable feeling but it alters the original curved shape of the back of the Oneplus 5T, whose feeling is better preserved with the stock case.

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    This hard clear back is the biggest difference between the Lucion and the stock TPU case included with the Oneplus 5T. I really like the stock case, I'm glad Oneplus included it with the phone, I'd consider it better than average. But I do think it's a bit thin... I'm not sure it would fully protect in case of a fall. The Tudia Lucion might be just a bit more robust enough to take a fall of around 3+ feet. But then again, I haven't dropped my Oneplus 5T... yet.

    If you're looking for a slightly more solid clear case over the stock TPU case for the Oneplus 5T, the Tudia Lucion might be worth checking out.

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