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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by devyanee7mehta, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. devyanee7mehta

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    On eBay I've found a Nexus 5 case that is drop dead gorgeous, and I would really like to buy it.

    However, the sides of the case looked like they were made of some type of metal, and I've heard that metal/aluminum cases cut off the phone signal.

    So I asked the seller what the sides were made of and he said plastic.

    But in the title it also says that its chromed (which I'm assuming means chrome coated because the sides are very shiny and plastic doesn't shine like that.

    I'm wondering, is chrome coating made of metal, or is it just something else. Because I don't want the chrome coating to cut off my phone signal as I need my phone.

    I've attached a screenshot of the title and what the case looks like. uploadfromtaptalk1436457212408.png

    Also, if anyone has tried a plastic chrome-coated phone case, did your phone work the same way or did the signal and Wi-Fi drop?

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Oh plastic can definitely be made to shine and bling like that, I can assure you. And given that this is a $3 case from China, it's not likely to retain its looks and shine for very long either. In fact I'd say with 99% certainty, it's not going to affect or attenuate the phone's signal in anyway whatsoever.

    IMO "PU leather" is NOT "luxury", despite item's description.
    #2 mikedt, Jul 9, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015
  3. devyanee7mehta

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    So do you think its safe?
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Oh it's completely transparent for radio frequencies. I see people using very similar style, cheapo bling cases everyday. Frankly I'd be more concerned about any possible toxic content it could have, like lead.
  5. devyanee7mehta

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The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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