dbrand // Samsung Galaxy Note 5 skin review

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.

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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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