OnePlus has recently expanded its accessory portfolio extensively, ranging from Icon earphones to Otterbox and Hand Graft leather cases. In a surprising move, the Chinese smartphone maker unveiled its first-ever case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s made out of its signature sandstone material. The end result is a stylish, dark and strong OnePlus-branded protective case for the 4.7-inch iPhones.
While it looks like a smart marketing stint, OnePlus says the new cover is in the spirit of holidays. Nicely done OnePlus! But the company also accepted that the new iPhone 6s cover by OnePlus is a reminder of what iPhone users are missing. We just received the OnePlus Sandstone case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s and here's what it looks and feels like.
Packaging: What's in the box?
OnePlus Sandstone case for iPhone 6/6s comes in a fine hard box with a safe compartment made just for the case. The red colour pull out thread at the top of the black box lets you open the box just like an OnePlus phone box. Besides the phone cover, OnePlus also packs a plastic scratch card that leads you to an invite for OnePlus X smartphone. If you are lucky, you might even get a free phone.
OnePlus Sandstone Case: Design
OnePlus is well-known for its design, be it phones or earphone or phone cases. The OnePlus Sandstone case for iPhone 6/6s reflects the company's beautiful design strategy, thanks to the sandstone finish. It fits perfectly on the iPhone 6, as shown in the images, and does not add a bulk structure to make it feel awkward in hand.
The OnePlus case has a thickness of 0.2mm and the rough finish on the exterior gives a solid grip on the phone, a significant requirement for the slippery iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. The case covers the back and the sides of the iPhone, leaving the top and bottom areas exposed. The delicate finishes around the corners gives your iPhone added protection.
The thoughtful and important openings for the power/lock button, volume and silent switcher are nicely done. Most important, the rear opening for the primary camera protects the protruding camera lens (you won't need that extra ring to protect the camera lens).
The rear side of the phone case bears the company's logo, which covers the Apple logo on your iPhone. On the interior side of the case, you see "Get a grip. #NeverSettle" message printed as a reminder for iPhone users to what they are missing without an OnePlus smartphone.
OnePlus Sandstone Case: Pricing and Availability
OnePlus phone case for iPhones will be available in India exclusively on Amazon India mid-December for Rs. 1,199.
To get a better understanding of the case, check out our photos of the OnePlus Sandstone case on an iPhone 6: