Monday, 16 January 2012

Nokia CC-1031 Lumia 800 Soft Case Review

It's great that Nokia gives us a free case in the box with the Lumia 800 but what if you fancy something a bit more colourful? If that's you then you will want to check out Nokia's range of coloured cases.

Many people that have already purchased the Nokia Lumia 800 will be familiar with this case as it's identical to the one included in the box, except that this one is red.

The soft cases offer better protection than the hard CC-3032 case that I recently reviewed plus you get the reassurance that they are easier to grip and harder to drop.  The downside is that more of the phone is covered so less of the Lumia 800's beautiful design can be seen. It's hard to show on pictures but the colours used on these cases really are striking, bright but also deep and have a real quality look to them.  After normal usage picking up normal dirt and grease the colours do start to fade but a quick clean and they are back to looking their best again.

I would strongly recommend these cases to anyone that likes the case included with the Lumia 800 but would prefer a splash of colour to make their phone stand out in the crowd. I purchased my red case from amazon for just under £10, other colours are available such as green, cyan, magenta and black.  There's also a white version of the case but at the moment they seem to be limited to promotional packs that some retailers are giving away with the Lumia 800.

Any questions about the case? Feel free to leave them in the comments section below the images.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Nokia CC-3032 Lumia 800 Hard Case Review

Recently I purchased a Cyan Nokia Hard Case CC-3032 for my Lumia 800 and thought i'd share my thoughts on this product with you. The first thing that struck me is that it doesn't look like the pictures of it that you find on online stores or Nokia's sites, it looks so much better. To make it look realistic i've had to take most of these pictures without using the camera's flash as the case is very glossy.

The case is made from good quality smooth plastic that's nice to hold and look at. It has a glossy finish and the colour is very striking, it really stands out in the crowd. It's also slightly transparent so when the case is on the phone it ends up a little darker making it a nice shade of blue on my black Lumia. It doesn't give you the sure grip or all round protection that the case included with the Lumia 800 does but it does add a lot of style. Using the case makes the phone as slippery as using the phone without a case and as expected it's a bit of a fingerprint magnet.

This is definitely a case for people that want to add a bit of style and colour rather than those wanting protection as it leaves a lot of the phone exposed. That being the case it does show off the Lumia 800's great looks more than other official cases. So if you are looking for a case that really shows your phone off then this is the perfect product for you!

Many stores are selling this case for around £20 but can be found much cheaper if you shop around. I picked it up for £10.61 in total from Amazon, it's also available in Silver, Black and Magenta.

Any questions about the case? Feel free to leave them in the comments section below the images.