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Nillkin stand & flip cover case [youtube review]

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11th February 2013, 02:02 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys,

I did a quick youtube review (my first!) of the Nillkin Fresh flip case with stand:



I purchased this cover from ebay, it arrived in a few days from Singapore. The quality is very good although the stand function isn't perfect. It offers a reasonable level of protection for the handset and overall I'm very happy with it.
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11th February 2013, 03:55 PM   |  #2  
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Hey guys,

I did a quick youtube review (my first!) of the Nillkin case with stand & flip cover:

youtube.com/watch?v=OKmFkbxSAXg

(can't embed it due to new xda account - perhaps mod can edit my post?)

I purchased this cover from ebay, it arrived in a few days from Singapore. The quality is very good although the stand function isn't perfect. It offers a reasonable level of protection for the handset and overall I'm very happy with it.

Great review, thanks. I just have one question regarding the case, does the flap remain shut and if so, how? i.e When you hold the case facing down, does the flap open?
11th February 2013, 04:08 PM   |  #3  
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Great review, thanks. I just have one question regarding the case, does the flap remain shut and if so, how? i.e When you hold the case facing down, does the flap open?

Thanks.

Unfortunately the front flap doesn't stay closed, it's similar to the samsung galaxy flip if you've seen those.

I don't find it an issue for me but I can imagine for some it could be a problem (for example: if you were going to put your phone loose in your bag).

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11th February 2013, 04:24 PM   |  #4  
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Like you said on the video about it not standing up quite right. Would it with time wear and become more flexible in order to do this better. Also how is it pressing the buttons and also as you mentioned when you dropped it, which part of the phone did it hit.

Also for those who want your phone to unlock as you open the cover and vice versa heres a free app I found
11th February 2013, 04:44 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks.

Unfortunately the front flap doesn't stay closed, it's similar to the samsung galaxy flip if you've seen those.

I don't find it an issue for me but I can imagine for some it could be a problem (for example: if you were going to put your phone loose in your bag).

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That's what I thought

How does it fare in the pocket?
11th February 2013, 04:46 PM   |  #6  
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Like you said on the video about it not standing up quite right. Would it with time wear and become more flexible in order to do this better. Also how is it pressing the buttons and also as you mentioned when you dropped it, which part of the phone did it hit.

Yeah I expect it will wear in over time and should stand up upright a little better, the fold in the flip cover is still quite "springy" at the moment.

I can't say which part of the phone hit the floor when it fell as I wasn't watching whilst it happened. It probably fell from a little under a meter on to hard marble floor, it certainly made a loud bang (suggesting it hit somewhere on the hard back). The phone was still secure in the case and there is no visible sign of damage.

I have a little concern that if the phone hit floor on the very top or very bottom then there is a chance it will completely bypass the case. Although I think this is the same with most hard back cases.

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How does it fare in the pocket?

I find it great in front pocket. The front cover stays closed & the case doesn't add much extra bulk.
11th February 2013, 05:52 PM   |  #8  
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I find it great in front pocket. The front cover stays closed & the case doesn't add much extra bulk.

Excellent, thanks again for the info! Before I buy, can you tell me what color case yours is, I'm looking to buy that one
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Excellent, thanks again for the info! Before I buy, can you tell me what color case yours is, I'm looking to buy that one

Mines the blue colour, it's a sweet case, I think you'll be pleased with it!
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Yeah I expect it will wear in over time and should stand up upright a little better, the fold in the flip cover is still quite "springy" at the moment.

I can't say which part of the phone hit the floor when it fell as I wasn't watching whilst it happened. It probably fell from a little under a meter on to hard marble floor, it certainly made a loud bang (suggesting it hit somewhere on the hard back). The phone was still secure in the case and there is no visible sign of damage.

I have a little concern that if the phone hit floor on the very top or very bottom then there is a chance it will completely bypass the case. Although I think this is the same with most hard back cases.

Cheers

Great, are you in the UK and if so where did you order one from. I already ordered one from ebay (~nillkin_case or something) but it said it'll take between a month and month and a half. So if there's a more viable option i'll cancel that one.
It looks great this case and there is little to choose from wrt cases that have a stand.

EDIT: Trust me to order it during chinese new year :/
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