Benks Bumper Case iPhone 6 Plus

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  1. barrikade, Mar 2, 2015
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    barrikade macrumors member

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    Anyone looking for a quality bumper case for their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, this is one of the best choices out there. Here's the quick rundown:

    Port cutouts: 9/10
    Button responsiveness: 9/10
    Overall fit: 9/10
    Overall design: 8/10

    My only complaint is that when putting the bumper on, I had to be extra cautious about not scratching the sides of the iPhone, as the bumper is made of what seems to be metal alloy. Button responsiveness is one of the best that I've felt. I really like the clasp design at the bottom left corner. Once the clasp is closed, the bumper is nice and snug on the phone.

    http://www.benks.us/covers-frames/iphone-6-plus.html
     

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  5. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    Man this looks exactly like the truffol bumper. Do you experience any signal lost? My signal got worst when I use the truffol bumper on my iPhone 6+
    Edit: Not exactly like but pretty close, the truffol bumper charging port cut out is a little bigger.
     
  6. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    i love it when someone posts a product but no links on where to find it, best feeling in the world.
     
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    I have not had it on longer than half a day. But during that time, I did not experience signal loss.

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    My bad, I added link to the original post.
     
  9. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    That's good to hear, the truffol bumper is horrendous. My wifi drop as soon as I walk out of my office, without the bumper, me going outside of the office didn't do anything to the connection.
     
  10. jwjsr macrumors 6502

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    I have the the Spigen ultra hybrid, which i really like but still looking around. I like the look of the Benks but it doesn't look like it could protect the iPhone in the event of a cornerdrop?
    It looks as it would just transfer MOST of that energy directly to the phone. Maybe its ok if the shock doesn't damage the innards of the phone, and the Benks takes the scratches the phone corner would have taken.
    My spigen feels like it would dampen a corner drop significantly.

    I might try the Benks with some kind of micro thin clear skin on the back.
     
  11. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    I want to buy this since I got the autograph from truffol on the back of my phone but I'm afraid it will kill my signal.
     
  12. snsking macrumors 6502

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    Does it offer protection in the back? Is bumper raised? So that way you can put the phone down face down or up and not have it touch the table or surface
     
  13. ygslee macrumors newbie

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    The bumper does look nice but it's no different than the ones you can find on Amazon from other vendors. I bought this along with Benks glass screen protector. The case DOES cause signal loss. In a low reception area, where I typically got 2 bars and LTE data signal, it received no service. I took it off and the phone immediately got signal and data. You can test and confirm signal strength by dialing *3001#12345#*.
     
  14. barrikade thread starter macrumors member

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    It is raised on the front and the back but it's so minimal, I wouldn't call it "protection". But yes, ever so slightly raised.
     
  15. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    It's just so hard to go to google or go to the manufacturer's website, isn't it? Shouldn't really need someone to connect the dots for you.
     
  16. cshk9574 macrumors member

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    Is there any nice bumpers that doesn't effect the signals?
     
  17. Valinor, Mar 16, 2015
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    This bumper sells under different brand names but they are basically all the same.
    I used mine for a month. Had a glass protector on front and back also.
    While it looks nice, it does make the phone bigger. Also dont like the feel of the bumper in my hand. After a while the color gets a little dull also. Cant be cleaned or polished.

    At the beginning it was a perfect fit but after a while it gets less tight. This is because of the soft tape on the inside getting flatter. Also dirt starts to get in the sides, got 1 small scratch thanks to that.
    Tried replacing the soft inlay tape but couldnt find anything good. Eventualy used a thicker tape on the top which did tighten the bumper again.

    Its nice to have and looks really slick for a while but the risk of getting scratches and it not being durable enough make it a no-go for me.

    I also had this kind of bumper on my iphone 5. I do recommend it on the Iphone 5 and 5s because the fit is way better thanks to the shape of those phones. Used it for a long time on my iphone 5.

    ps. Signal loss is definitely there, both on the iphone 5s as on the iphone 6 version. Both cellular and wifi.

    Using this case now:
    [edit: link not working on this forum. Its called the nillkin iphone 6 case. I got it from banggood.]
    scroll down for photos
    Its very minimal and fits perfectly. Also feels great in the hand, good grip and feels like you are holding your iphone nude.
    1 negative thing is the lightning port dus flap/cover. Keeps on getting loose after you close it. Headphone jack dust plug does fit perfectly.
     
  18. eko91 macrumors regular

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    nice case

    That looks like a very nice case!! It semi protects your phone yet it still shows your phone. However, I do not know how much an aluminum phone case will protect your phone when it falls. I always stick to a rubber/ tpu/ silicon cases, because it lessens the intensity of the fall when you drop your phone.
     

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