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Most likely my permanent case / tempered glass combo - ALMOST perfect!

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By i5lee8bit, Senior Member on 19th July 2018, 02:46 AM
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At the time of this post, I'm running original day 1 US model firmware (1.15.617.4), and prices were $14 for Ringke case, $8 for 3-pack TGSP, and $7.50 for the other cheap TPU case I mention a few times).

Case: Ringke Fusion-X
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07F2ZNFKZ/

TGSP: Mr. Shield 3-Pack (out of stock. may try another later, but it's definitely good enough for me)
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D3LGZ7P/


CASE:

Case is really rugged without adding much bulk. Surprisingly slim even compared to the cheapo clear TPU case I also bought to try (Coohasisee brand). I like the design, leaves a nice view of the back of the phone. Cutouts are super precise and the edges/angles/design are really clean and sharp. The clear part of the case even has protective film on both sides that you peel yourself, making sure it's in perfect condition when you get it.

100% honestly, I think the cheap TPU case's corners have better cushioning, but that's a non-issue for me since I never drop my phones. While the cheaper case seems to actually have some cushioning, the Ringke appears to, but IMHO the case seems too solid to actually cushion from drops on the corners.

Funnily enough, using a case actually seems to make using the digital volume/power buttons more reliable. Without a case (or with the official HTC free case that comes with the phone), I would often mistakenly hit the power button without actually touching it. If my thumb/finger was just below the power button while I was handling the phone, it could accidentally trigger a power button press. Doesn't happen whenever I have a case on though. Edge sense also works great. Strangely, without a case, edge sense would go nuts - sometimes the lightest squeeze would start triggering edge sense while death grips wouldn't be enough. I dunno, I think maybe it was registering part of my hand (palm or fingertips) touching the edges of the screen while squeezing? Honestly it makes no sense to me. With the case though, it's as reliable as my U11 (I have it set to short squeeze camera, long squeeze flashlight). Double tapping is just... different. I have to tap differently. But truthfully, I really don't use double tap actions at all (yet).


TGSP:

Good enough for me. No bubbles, and edges stick down perfectly. Not lifting up at all like with my U11. Has good oleophobic coating. Only problem is I think it's like a fraction of a millimeter too narrow. I have the right side stuck PERFECTLY in line, and a very tiny bit of the left side isn't covered (all in terms of viewable area). I'm talking the width of maybe 3-4 hairs. Shame, because if the right side is stuck this perfectly, they could afford making it a bit wider and still not worry about the edges lifting. It's good enough for me though that I don't think I'm even going to try another unless it gets scratched or chipped. I installed it with absolutely no dust and lined up perfectly, so I don't feel like doing it again. Plus, I have 2 more since it was a 3-pack lol.


PICTURES!! Pics are very high resolution. Last 4 pics show the TGSP.
https://imgur.com/a/23wpLKe


- Note, this isn't my permanent phone yet. Still using my U11 until TWRP and a nice ROM gets released. I still need to run Zelda A Link To The Past on an emulator and splice a new wallpaper with the new 1440x2880 resolution. My home screen normally looks much sweeter than the default Nova layout. =)


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20th July 2018, 04:36 PM |#2  
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You could have just written this very review in my case compilation threaded.

Why's no one searching - or better looking - before posting....

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20th July 2018, 05:08 PM |#3  
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I'm thinking of getting the case myself. I HATE cases but this one might need it. Been a week and a half and haven't dropped it yet BUT still. The only thing is, I hate bulky cases which this looks like but you did say it's not. Maybe it's subjective idk.
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Originally Posted by 5m4r7ph0n36uru

You could have just written this very review in my case compilation threaded.

Why's no one searching - or better looking - before posting....

Sent from my HTC U12+ using XDA Labs

Please don't take this the wrong way, but I do search and the U12+ forums are pretty slow so far (but hopefully will get momentum soon, yay alpha TWRP builds!) and I felt like a new thread would be more fitting for a showing a decent case AND tempered glass setup that actually works pretty well. Your thread was a case compilation, which btw I have been following since before I even received the phone, but most people wouldn't glance at the topics expecting to see anything about TGSP's. I didn't see much on all the threads about decent tempered glass, especially one where the case doesn't wreck it, so I thought this post might help. I know the rules and do search. My post count is so low, despite being a member since 2006, because I usually search and find my answers instead of blindly asking, or I just tend to post what I think is useful stuff. Also, I lurk XDA much more than I post, and don't have much time to spend posting.

Speaking of which, I'll take this time to thank you for all your contributions too. Really, your firmware compilation threads and other contributions have been invaluable. I can see after what happened in your U11 firmware thread why you would be frustrated, but just believe me that I'm not as dumb as most ppl on the interwebs. q=D

PS: I copied/posted in your thread anyway, in case it might help anyone there. =)


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I'm thinking of getting the case myself. I HATE cases but this one might need it. Been a week and a half and haven't dropped it yet BUT still. The only thing is, I hate bulky cases which this looks like but you did say it's not. Maybe it's subjective idk.

It really isn't that bulky, especially compared to a "slim TPU" case. Maybe these photos might help. I happened to have a portable battery pack within reach that can hopefully help kind of gauge the size difference between cases / no case. Also, I since stuck a spigen kickstand on the Ringke Fusion-X case, FYI, so that's not normally there.

If you like the design and still want to show the nice back of the phone, I can't recommend it more highly.

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25th August 2018, 03:39 AM |#5  
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Please don't take this the wrong way, but I do search and the U12+ forums are pretty slow so far (but hopefully will get momentum soon, yay alpha TWRP builds!) and I felt like a new thread would be more fitting for a showing a decent case AND tempered glass setup that actually works pretty well. Your thread was a case compilation, which btw I have been following since before I even received the phone, but most people wouldn't glance at the topics expecting to see anything about TGSP's. I didn't see much on all the threads about decent tempered glass, especially one where the case doesn't wreck it, so I thought this post might help. I know the rules and do search. My post count is so low, despite being a member since 2006, because I usually search and find my answers instead of blindly asking, or I just tend to post what I think is useful stuff. Also, I lurk XDA much more than I post, and don't have much time to spend posting.

Speaking of which, I'll take this time to thank you for all your contributions too. Really, your firmware compilation threads and other contributions have been invaluable. I can see after what happened in your U11 firmware thread why you would be frustrated, but just believe me that I'm not as dumb as most ppl on the interwebs. q=D

PS: I copied/posted in your thread anyway, in case it might help anyone there. =)




It really isn't that bulky, especially compared to a "slim TPU" case. Maybe these photos might help. I happened to have a portable battery pack within reach that can hopefully help kind of gauge the size difference between cases / no case. Also, I since stuck a spigen kickstand on the Ringke Fusion-X case, FYI, so that's not normally there.

If you like the design and still want to show the nice back of the phone, I can't recommend it more highly.

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I just got this same Rinke case with the same Spigen kickstand setup and like it very much except double tap sides does not work good. Using Cleanslate kernel improves all sensitivity on edge sense and the buttons but not so much for double tap sides. Great set up otherwise. Thanks for sharing.
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Have this. Volume up key is finicky, otherwise I love it. I use the Orzero glass screen protector and it is almost perfectly flush.
17th April 2019, 10:38 AM |#7  
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I have the Ringke case too.. My only concern is the double tap function that is hard to activate, everything else is good, even the short/long squeeze
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