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These are quite good quality shells. Especially for the price. They look and feel great. My only 2 improvements would be to have the posts **** ready instead of needing tap the posts. I ended up needing to use the oem screws after tapping as the provided ones would not tightened down with the exception of the two in the battery compartment. The other would be to adjust the inside for screen alignment. I didn’t see a way to adjust the screen alignment to avoid having the screen be a tad to far up and to the left, the space just didn’t seem to be there.
The shell is great for the price. Everything fits pretty well, but with a new glass lens the opening edges of the left and top well show a bit. It's just enough to look off a bit. It could be the lens, but the actual display is really close to the excess plastic and would be better if it wasnt there. Could resolved it with a little trimming before putting the lens in.
Received my shell with a very noticeable scratch on the front between the buttons and d pad. Its also more of a clear white rather than fully transparent. These do not come pre-threaded, so its very possible to strip some screws
With the instructions of the guide, putting the screen as far left as possible and top as possible, the screen is off center. You'll need to not only cut the tabs as illustrated in the picture, but you'll also need to sand down the curved walls near the **** posts. I broke the lens taking it out after having taped it down, that's on me, but the instructions should include directions for the premade shells instead of only focusing on the modification of OEM shells.
The quality of the shell material and build itself seems nice enough, but I can't comment on how it assembles as I won't be using this in my build due to a number of quality control issues with the specific shell I received.
1. The shell came with a broken post for the D-pad membrane. I looked everywhere for it in the packaging, so it's likely it left the warehouse like this. Normally I don't mind repairing things like this, but without the original post I'd need to fashion something from some scrap plastic...
2. The button labels are printed shifted to the left. I could tell at a glance something was off. I included some comparison photos with an OEM shell for reference. I understand this shell isn't meant to be a pure replica, but the renders on the product page don't have the same issue, and it just bugs the heck out of me.
Other notes that might be helpful:
- The battery cover does not have a place for the "Questions and Repair" sticker, and has a thinned-out rectangular area on the inside (maybe to help with the wireless charging mod?)
- The print quality as a whole is acceptable for most probably, but noticeably worse than OEM, and uses a pretty different looking font which you may or may not like.
Lastly, this isn't an issue with the shell, but HHL sent me two GBC stickers instead of a GBP sticker. All I can do is laugh (mistakes happen), but not the best experience considering the other issues.
Shell is fine. Just personally disappointed it’s not even as clear as an OEM shell
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