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By MrPandroid, Senior Member on 12th August 2016, 02:55 PM
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What sort of case/cases are you gonna get? Are you the type of person who gets more than one case? Lets discuss it here!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MYBAT-Glossy...EAAOSwRgJXkt4P

That's what I've gotten so far.

I'm also looking for one of those waterproof bag things...since I go out walking/running a lot, and would hate to get caught in the rain without something for it.
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27th August 2016, 08:11 PM |#2  
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Here is the Case On Tpu Case. It fits really good and is medium thickness. I hope Rinke makes a case for this device, best quality cases by far. Also have a Nilkin Qin Case On the way. I'll post some pics when it arrives.
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28th August 2016, 02:02 AM |#3  
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There's some good case's and screen protection on Sonys website for both xa models Inc full coverage screen protection.

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3rd October 2016, 03:51 AM |#4  
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Here is the Case On Tpu Case. It fits really good and is medium thickness. I hope Rinke makes a case for this device, best quality cases by far. Also have a Nilkin Qin Case On the way. I'll post some pics when it arrives.

Thanks for the pictures. Helps a lot. I ordered a few cases to, I'll post when I get them.
16th December 2016, 01:36 AM |#5  
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My experience with cases
I've ordered and tried several cases from eBay.

The best is a grey flip case. It fits the phone perfectly and the rubber insert is clear so the white phone looks good inside. It's protected the phone fairly well when I've dropped it. It was $7 from here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Luxury-Flip-...-/191988135913 I stuck a small flat magnet inside the credit card slot and pushed it to the bottom edge and the case activates the screen when I flip it open. I like that feature and wish they had positioned the magnet that the case already has properly so the screen sleep feature would just work. I quit carrying a wallet and only carry this case with a credit card and driver's license inside. The only issue I have with the case is when using the back camera flash. The case reflects the flash back into the lens and fogs things out. Also, you can't use this type of case with a selfie stick.

I bought a cheaper case with a canvas dark grey material and it's terrible. The case flip cover is about a half inch too wide. Also the rubber phone holster is black and doesn't fit the holes well. I didn't try to use it to take photos. It was $4 here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Luxury-B...-/131705402325

I got this case for my wife after her first case failed. It's very rugged but the white gets dirty quickly. Also, I had to cut out the power and volume buttons because the rubber was so stiff that the power button would press if you held the side of the case hard (like a selfie stick). With the power button hole cut out we no longer have any problems with the phone screen going off by itself. It was under $4 here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hybrid-Rugge...item7955ec9560

And lastly, my wife wanted this case http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Bing-Diamond-Mirror-PC-Cover-Metal-Aluminum-Bumper-Case-For-Sony-Phones-/162229273604 because of the bling but it blocked the signal when the phone was inside it. Also, she dropped the phone a couple of times and the cover popped open and the phone came bouncing out. I could probably have glued the case together to prevent that but there was nothing I could do to keep it from killing the GSM signal. So while she loved the case for the bling it just doesn't work.
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20th December 2016, 11:40 PM |#6  
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The case reflects the flash back into the lens and fogs things out.

I have tried 3 flip covers already and they all have this same problem, I can take photo without the flash, but with flash it always fogs things out to a certain degree, I don't understand what is so special about this flash, the cutout hole at the back for the camera and flash seems wide enough and I am sure such cutout would work on other phones, but on this XA Ultra the flash is somehow so wide that it will reflect off the case and fog out the whole photo. Taking flash photos without the case will not have such problem.

Anyone find a case that can take flash photos?
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Flash Fog
I was able to reduce the flash fog on a white case by marking the insides of the camera/flash cutout with a sharpie black marker. I'm looking for a better solution though. So far even one of the clear cases I have shows the flash fog.
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I was able to reduce the flash fog on a white case by marking the insides of the camera/flash cutout with a sharpie black marker. I'm looking for a better solution though. So far even one of the clear cases I have shows the flash fog.

My girlfriend have the official SCR60 case in white and no problem with the flash. The case have a black plastic ring around the hole.
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I was able to reduce the flash fog on a white case by marking the insides of the camera/flash cutout with a sharpie black marker. I'm looking for a better solution though. So far even one of the clear cases I have shows the flash fog.

That's it!! That's the solution!! I painted the inside of the cutout black, and no more foggy flash photos!! Thanks!!!

Now if there is a solution to my other problem with this phone..... is there a way to turn off the auto off function when using a flip cover? I happen to find a flip cover case with a window, expecting to see who is calling and the time without flipping it open. It is completely understandable to have the auto off when flip closed if it is a tablet, because you will not use a tablet when flip is closed. However, in a phone, I hope to see who is calling with a window in the flip cover, so that I can determine whether to take the call and how urgent the call is, with this phone I don't have this ability because the phone will stay off as long as the flip is closed, even pressing the on/off button will not turn on the phone.

Besides, I have this problem that my no brand flip cover when fully opened to the back will trigger the magnetic switch and switch off the screen, I don't know if the Sony original flip cover have this problem too?
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Hi, I have a found a very nice case for our XAU. It looks nice, great fit, and keeps the power/volume buttons flush so your not accidentally pushing them when holding the phone. It's the Shanbo Tpu case found on EBay for $6. Here are some pics

Edit: all sold out.
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