- 06-05-2013, 12:55 PM #1
Anyone know if Nokia intends on realeasing replacment back covers, in different colors for the Lumia 521? Press shots of the 520 show it with multiple color back covers, but I havent seen this for the 521. With the Lumia 710 they had released multiple covers in several colors, in fact I have a few of them. Any thoughts on this? Would you like to see these available?
- 06-05-2013, 01:14 PM #2
No replacement back covers yet or any official word for them.
- 06-05-2013, 08:20 PM #5
No the 521 is slightly larger than the 520
08-17-2013, 02:42 AM #12
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Personally, I don't understand why manufacturers would create external cases that snap onto the 521's outer shell, instead of simply replacing this entire battery cover. It's an extremely simple part made with basic mechanics, no antennas or metal connectors, just a set of push-buttons mounted to the side. It's almost like Nokia was designing the phone with the intention of 3rd-party replacement covers, perhaps integrated directly into a more complete (and more efficient) case.
Yet, with all the accessories China has pumped out so far for the 521, none of them directly replace this simple slab of plastic that makes up the phone's exterior color? Internet, I am disappoint.
(I want one in a dark blue. Or my own graphic. Something. I just don't want a bulky case... I just want to replace this plain white shell!)
- 08-17-2013, 04:26 AM #13
If anyone wants a replacement they have to make it themselves. T-Mobile is not that big on the 521 if you judge it in the stores and the accessories for it. It has two cases and the one that I like the Tech 21 is $29.99. If basically a plastic case but it one piece instead of two separate pieces and it only in Black!
I talk with customer service and it is only offered in White. No other colors are planned. I talk with some other Nokia blogger and he said that the 521 is a limited edition exclusively for T-Mobile; while the 520 is offered worldwide.
08-17-2013, 08:32 AM #14
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Don't know about the rest of you, but my 521 was just two slippery for my hands. I dropped it several times in the first two weeks I owned it. Fortunately, it was never damaged or scratched. I also felt like the glass covering the camera needed a bit more protection. My solution was to buy a silicone rubber cover for it off eBay for $4.95 w/free shipping. It fits like a glove and fixes the problem for me. There is still nothing over the camera glass, but at least its now recessed into the cover about 1/16". They offered them in 5 colors.
- 08-17-2013, 10:49 AM #15
I don't use a case currently, because the phone isnt that slippery to me.
I came from a Nokia 700 with a metal battery cover... that phone was extremely slippery.
The only reason I see the use for a case Is to raise the screen up for the times when I drop it it face down on the ground... Hell i dont even use a screen protector :P
- 08-20-2013, 10:08 AM #17
I use this Acme Sleek Video Camera Case, I bought it originally for my focus flash from Best Buy,
The 521 fits rather nicely other than sticking out of the top of case a little bit, and you can't zip it up all the way. But it easy to pull out and place back in.
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