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ExPro and Crystal Review – OnPro iPhone 6 Cases

 

The ExPro is a great iPhone case. The Crystal…not so much.

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ExPro and Crystal Review – OnPro iPhone 6 cases – Give your iPhone tiny ears?

Today we’re going to do a review of the Expro and Crystal cases by OnPro. One of these cases has become one of our favourites while the other case is something we’d stay away from.

Both the Expro and Crystal are incredibly slim, and both offer great access to your iPhone. In fact, we were almost hard-pressed to call the Crystal a case because there isn’t much to the case (physically). The Expro handles quite well as the edges are quite rubbery whereas the Crystal handles like a bar of wet soap. Both cases have unique corners to them, and the Crystal even comes with two different sets of coloured bumpers so you can customize the case slightly.

For our ExPro and Crystal review, we’ve given the ExPro a score of 4.5 Eh’s out of 5. It’s a “winning” case in our opinion. The Crystal is the exact opposite as we’ve given the case a score of 3.8 Eh’s out of 5. Based on our current scoring system, any case below a 4 is something we wouldn’t recommend people to get.

If you’re looking other higly rated cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, check out the Rhinoshield Playproof, the K11 Bumper and the Thule Atmos X4. For a full list of cases, go here!

 OnPro CrystalOnPro ExPro
 
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ProsPros:
- Very slim
- Multiple colored bumpers
- Bumpers provide extram drop protection
Pros:
- Slim
- Bumpers provide extra drop protection
- Handles well
ConsCons:
- Poor screen protection
- iPhone buttons are hard to press
- Feels flimsy
Cons:
- Back will scratch quicker than other cases
- Not officialy drop-rated
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
- None that we found
Potential Problems:
- None that we found
Design Rating
DESIGN
(OnPro Crystal)
DESIGN
(OnPro ExPro)
Weight/Bulk/InstallationWeight/Bulk/Install (4.75/5):
- Tiny
Weight/Bulk/Install (4.5/5):
- Very slim
Build QualityBuild Quality (3.5/5):
- So tiny it feels flimsy
- Back scratches easily
- Slick
Build Quality (4.5/5):
- Back scratches easily
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(OnPro Crystal)
PROTECTION
(OnPro ExPro)
General ProtectionGeneral Protection (1.5/5):
- Corner bumpers add drop protection
- No screen protection
- No screen protector
- Most of the iPhone edges aren't covered
General Protection (1.5/5):
- Corner bumpers add drop protection
- Tight fitting case
- No screen protector
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
(OnPro Crystal)
FUNCTIONALITY
(OnPro ExPro)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (4.5/5):
- Buttons sit flush against the case, hard to find, hard to press
- Large cutouts (there's nothing at the bottom of the case)
iPhone Functionality (5/5):
- Everything on the iPhone is easy to access
- Large cutouts for 3rd party accessories
Screen FunctionalityScreen Functionality (5/5):
- No case edge? No screen functionality issues!
Screen Functionality (5/5):
- No issues with screen functionality
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Design – Uniquely designed cases

ExPro & Crystal by OnPro Review

In terms of design, both of these cases are unique because of the corners. The corners on the Expro look a lot tougher than the Crystal but both cases basically gives your iPhone a set of ears. Going against the general curves of the iPhone may be a risky move but some of your really like the design of the case based on the comments we’ve seen so far.

The Crystal is the slimmer and smaller case, but it’s so light that it feels cheap. The case barely reaches pass the edge of the iPhone. A screen protector installed on the iPhone will be the only thing that holds up the Crystal on a flat surface. Both of these cases have a very slick back to them so they’ll slide around quite easily. The backs will also show scratches a little easier than other cases.

The Expro has rubber edges that improve the handling of the iPhone whereas the Crystal, as we mentioned earlier handles like a bar of wet soap. The iPhone 6 Plus version of the ExPro has been on an iPhone 6 Plus for several weeks now and still looks like a brand new case.

Protection – Not drop-rated but the corners of the case can take a drop

EXPRO by ONPro Review - Corner Protection

In terms of protection, neither one of these cases is drop rated though we do give them a bit of credit for drop protection because of the corners. As you can see in our video, the edges do provide decent protection for you the iPhone.

From a general protection standpoint, the extremely low edges on the Crystal means less of the iPhone is protected. The Crystal is a very minimalistic case which means it’ll provide less protection than the average slim case.

Functionality – Great access to your iPhone inside the case

EXPRO by ONPro Review - iPhone Handling

Accessing your iPhone inside the ExPro is quite nice. The buttons aren’t stiff, the rubber edges provide excellent handling and the cutouts at the bottom of the case are large enough for 3rd party accessories. Screen usability and viewability of the iPhone inside the Expro is great as well.

For the Crystal, access to your iPhone is a little different. There are no buttons on the case that seems like a great idea, but they sit flush with the case, so you have to be very intentional when you press the buttons. In a way, you’re going to need to push the buttons a little harder than the ExPro even though there is nothing covering the iPhone’s buttons. The lack of case at the bottom of the iPhone allows you to use any 3rd party cables. The lack of edges also means the screen usability of your iPhone is top notch.

Again, we gave the ExPro iPhone 6 case a score of 4.5 Eh’s out of 5, the Crystal a score of 3.8 Eh’s out of 5. Please ask them on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Manuel corrales

    February 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Just wanted to let you know down here in San Antonio Tx ,I enjoy you comments I am 53 male on disability can’t afford to much so anytime you have a case or screen protector send me one let me know… Enjoy your dog also thanks keep up your good job…you are trustworthy

  2. Chancely

    March 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Any luck on finding a place to get one of these?

    • Aaron Ho

      March 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      I’ve been told Amazon by the company.

      • Chancely

        March 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm

        Thanks Aaron! I will keep an eye out. Cheers!

  3. José

    March 2, 2017 at 3:57 am

    a place to get one of these?

    • Aaron Ho

      March 4, 2017 at 12:54 am

      I’m not sure where else if they aren’t on Amazon.

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