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    Nexus 5 Bumper Copy

    Late to the party but not too late in sharing what I've found.

    I simply couldn't justify the 35 bucks price tag for the official bumper for the Nexus 5 so I held back in getting one. It was a totally different case though for the Nexus 4 as I was able to compare the quality of the original versus the clone. For this phone though, I simply thought there should be other alternatives to the Play Store bumper. I chanced upon Aliexpress and there were several "OEM" bumpers that they were selling. The prices ranged from 12-18 bucks. I said to myself, that shouldn't be bad. I was also reading horror stories of the official one having peels at the edges so I made my decision to try my luck on a copy.

    Free shipping. Can't beat that. 2 weeks wait time from China. Not to bad either. Came in a box that is very similar to what I've seen in the youtube videos showing the original bumper. As I did not buy the Play Store version, I really couldn't compare but I could "feel" that the packaging may not be as premium as the one from the Play Store. Still, I didn't complain.

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    Opening it and seeing the package confirmed my thoughts about the ones being sold officially. No way will I spend 35 bucks for something similar. I think a max of 20 would suffice for it. I placed the phone in. Snaps in place. Pressed the buttons, they were responsive. Listened to music, the holes were cut quite well to the speaker holes. Other holes for the USB port, mic, 3.5mm jack were also neatly done. Placing the phone on a table will now not let the camera lens touch the surface. A big plus for me. Putting it face down would also mean the screen not being scratched. Overall I guess I'm satisfied with what I got. Not too expensive, not too cheap. Does what it's supposed to do. If you want to get one, just head on over to Aliexpress and search for Nexus 5 bumper. There are several options.

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    I bought 3 of these cases for $30 total. (green/blue/yellow) They look good and do the job. Btw, they are a bit cheaper on ebay.

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    I would totally want one, anyone got a link?
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    The making of the cover looks very rich and classic

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    I have been using this imitation for over 10 months without any problem, having a few falls with no scratch for the phone. It worthed the 8€ that I bought it

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