No stranger to quality skins for your device, dbrand have done it once again with their Samsung Galaxy Note 5 skin in a variety of colors. They sent across their carbon fibre and gold metal skins for the Note 5 for us to review.

If there’s any testament to just how easy it is to apply a dbrand skin then it’ll be managing to apply the carbon fibre skin to my Galaxy Note 5 one-handed whilst juggling a newborn baby in my other hand. It was a simple, and first time, application without any air bubbles whatsoever. That’s thanks to the quality material these skins are made of and the easy application process.


My favorite of these two Note 5 skins is definitely the carbon fibre, which gives the Note 5 such a premium and unique look. What is especially good about applying a dbrand skin to the Note 5 is the feel that it then gives the Note 5 back after application. The new glass back of the device is especially slippery and a fingerprint magnet, so whilst it looks great, isn’t the most practical. The dbrand case changes this and gives it a nicer, grippier feel.

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On the negative side of the Note 5 dbrand skin is the way it sits on the curved rear glass of the device; the carbon fibre skin I have applied doesn’t seem to sit flush with the curves and is slightly raised, which gives a bit of a sharp edge to the skin. I can see it’s not fully stuck down to the curves and do have to occasionally apply pressure to re-stick it. It by no means flaps about, but is certainly not fully flush to the edge. I plan on testing this out with the gold metal version to see if it exhibits the same behaviour.

Otherwise, dbrand have delivered another quality skin for the Note 5 that not only improves the look and feel of the device, but provides a lot more grip to the glass back. You can check out the full range of dbrand skins for the Galaxy Note 5 at the dbrand store.

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  1. Instructions clearly state to apply heat with a hair dryer to the edges then press them down. I just got mine last night. I went with the dark wood skin on my white Note 5. Looks great.

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