- 03-31-2011, 11:00 AM #101
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- 03-31-2011, 07:06 PM #103
- 03-31-2011, 07:15 PM #104
Looks great! Was thinking of getting one and so far all the feedback everyone left has been helpful. I understand that it increases the thickness a little. However, does anyone know if it would still fit in an Otterbox Commuter Case? Also, is the flash issue that bad (I guess specifically in the dark.)?
- 04-01-2011, 07:55 PM #105
- 04-05-2011, 01:36 PM #106
One of the sites says that the metal backs are not compatible with the Verizon iPhone. Anyone know the difference with the back between the AT&T & Verizon versions?
Found the answer to my original questions, too. They also have flat metal backs instead of the beveled ones so I guess those would fit fine in the cases.
- 04-05-2011, 10:30 PM #107
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- 05-04-2011, 02:21 PM #112
Check the link, it's interesting.
So one day before your post you're rocking a 3GS, but a day after the raised edges on your iP4 backing sucks?? Interesting bro...iphones are magical apparently
Last edited by touchyphone; 05-04-2011 at 02:23 PM.
- 05-04-2011, 03:00 PM #113
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- 05-08-2011, 01:25 AM #120
UPDATE: After a week of use and additional testing, found no change in reception switched back and forth between OEM and metal back in different places. No noticeable loss of reception.
Compared pics and noticed no affect when adequate light available. If the picture subject is near in dim to dark light, some slight flash bleed and grainy pic. If subject further away, pic gets worse. Results were worsened when the diffuser was added. OEM back results in way better photos in dim light and total darkness.
- 05-10-2011, 12:41 PM #121
CORRECTION: After testing photos with both backplates further, I found out that the real problem with the vignetting was actually due to my AGF case and improper installation. Figured this out because when my phone was in my Commuter case, no problems with vignetting. Noticed that the openings for the Commuter were larger for both the camera lens and flash (substantially larger for the flash). Also, the Commuter has a felt lining around the openings to prevent light from leaking into the lens portion. These small differences definitely make a difference in preventing vignetting so great job on the behalf of Otterbox. They apparently did their research. Could probably modify the AGF case to work properly, but not really wanting to mod it.
In regards to the improper installation, there is foam surrounding the flash inside the iPhone. This foam is there to prevent light from bleeding into the lens side. If you aren't careful while installing the backplate, you can misalign this foam which then results in vignetting with both the original backplate and metal backplate.
Did all this testing after removing the diffuser as the diffuser was a culprit too because it causes a lot of light to reflect back into the phone. My conclusion is that these aftermarket backplates are good if you want to be different or want the added protection. Haven't noticed a decrease in reception and pics come out close to the original backplate.
Weighed my phone with the metal back which was 5.6 oz compared to 5.0 oz with the original back.
Last edited by wrxnfx; 05-16-2011 at 08:31 PM.
- 08-14-2011, 07:33 AM #122