Fake Sector 5 Case Reviews

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by randallw, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Sooo... the factories in China have been busy and looks like they're now making Sector 5 cases as well. Has anyone purchased one of these yet and able to give a review? The last thread of the "Fake Vapor Pro Reviews" was great to be able to see the differences between these different vendors.

    Personally, I haven't upgraded to the iPhone 5 yet, but hopefully will be doing so fairly soon. I was able to find one vendor on "ABE" that had the Sector 5 Black Ops edition listed, but not sure if it really comes with all the accessories, as it's the same pictures used by Element Case.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I think the biggest difference is the quality of the item, certain parts don't line up on fake vapor pros supposedly, their shipping sucks if you even get it I never got my vapor and I doubt it has type 3 anodizing like the real sector black ops
     
  3. macrumors member

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    I ordered a silver sector 5
    i'm also curious at how accurate the replica would be
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I had 6 Vapor pro cases from aliexpress dot com and the shipping did suck! Nearly a month from purchase to shipment but the vendor that I went through had one of the best and fitting cases that were really close to the original. They took a beating so hopefully soon that same vendor will come out with cases for the 5 because I'd be willing to gamble 20 bucks to see if they are worth it. I understand buying knock off isn't the right thing to do but when you are talking about a case thats 20 bucks and 160-200 for just a cosmetic case essentially I am going to go with the 20 dollar case
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I bought a Vapor Pro 5 from casewill I also have a Sector 5 FE real one from element so I didn't feel as bad buying it, the Vapor is still not here, ordered it on the 3rd of November, found out it took them 8 days to even ship it and it finally got to the states tonight but is clear across the country so will probably take another3-4 days to get here, so all in all it took them a month to ship it to me. Would never buy from casewill ever again.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Hard to say. I've seen images of the Black Ops II Vapor Pro fakes, and they include the "VZ-Grips" backplate, but instead of being machined G10, it's injection moulded rubber.

    Now, I'm not saying that you can't make an injection moulded rubber piece that would replicate the G10 well, but the ones they show are really poorly done. Texture is flat and wrong, and there are pinhole voids from casting.

    Maybe they'll do a better job this time.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Yeah it takes forever, I live in So Cal I once had an order go from New York which is where they usually end up when they arrive from China go straight to on of the So Cal post office locations straight to Boston and then finally ending up at my house, their shipping methods aren't the best but I always take in account that they will take a month to ship out. I am going to wait out a couple of weeks so they can keep perfecting their methods, its only a matter of time until their replicas are close to near the same quality as the originals
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I don't think they will ever be up to par with real element cases at their price point but that should be normal as you're paying extra for the better build quality and attention to detail, some people are willing to pay for that as a lot of people are OCD and some people just won't notice or care. I can understand the long shipping time my qualm was them waiting 8 days to even ship the product in the first place that's excessive handling time for something in stock.
     
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    Well, the lady in China says that she'll be sending me actual pictures of their fake Sector5 Blackops case in a couple of days. Which would have to be real, since the real cases don't even ship until the 6th. I'm tempted to buy one just to compare it to the real steel.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Where are you ordering it from?

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2013...um-Bumper-Case-for-iPhone-5-5G/693549733.html

    i'm about to pull the trigger on this one but if you are going to post the pictures they provide to you from a reliable source then i would rather order there

    thanks!
     
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    Well the most significant difference between the real and replica is the words "Element Case", the replica is BIG Font.

    Waiting for the replica sector 5 black ops with the 4 corners in orange. I won't fork out US199.00 for a casing.
     
  12. Crushar, Dec 1, 2012
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    TOFTT! :). I'm looking forward to a review of this case. People that are interested in the Sector 5 Black Ops II- case can click here.

    I ordered a knockoff FE gunmetal case. The seller seemed very trustworthy, so I gave it a shot. If interested, click here for her shop. She ships faster (2 days instead of 15-20 days) than the other sellers on aliexpress. I'll be posting a review once I get it.
     
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    Please post the pictures here.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    She also uses all stolen images of the real thing in her ads, that's why I pressed her for real pictures.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that's true. That's why I asked her lots of questions about the Sector 5 (grey) product: what does it comes with, what's the colour of the logo on the side (silver), the corners of the grey version (black corners), ... :).

    When I get an other product than described, I'll ask for a refund (I have proof about what she said and how she described her product, just in case).
     
  16. Thade, Dec 1, 2012
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  17. macrumors regular

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    this seller so far got the best "THEIR OWN" photos...
    btw u ordered the clear or black corners?
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    I ordered two FE today from the link above. Please post those pics here when you get them. Thanks!
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Those photos of all the accessories laid out next to the case and the ones one the wooden table are stolen photos of the real thing. (iLounge review, and others)
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    I have this case in black, it's ok, not worth more then 25 dollars, the plastic insert makes it so there isn't a complete circuit to both antennas cause interference I don't have a glass screen protector so can't comment, the genuine cases have way better build quality, fit and finish
     
  21. macrumors member

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    you have yet to post any pictures of the case you keep describing
    please post some
    no one believes you
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Well it's a good thing I could care less what people think as I have better things to do then take pictures then host them to put in a website
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the FE gunmetal version. So the case with the black corners :).
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Anyone have any feedback or pics of the back cover from casewill or screen protector ??

    TIA
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Can you post a picture here of how it looks? :)
     

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