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OnePlus 2 StyleSwap cover hands-on comparison, availability and more

Not only is the OnePlus 2 designed beautifully, but the Chinese startup is offering swap-able covers, offering some choice in the way the back of the phone looks and feels.

Published onJuly 27, 2015

The OnePlus 2 has finally been announced and you can bet it’s one hell of a smartphone, but we know some of you are also worried about the looks as well. The good news is that not only is the phone designed beautifully, but the Chinese startup is offering swap-able covers, providing some choice in the way the back of the phone looks and feels.

And yes, this time they are really doing it; unlike last year, which proved to be a flop and only a few select users got to enjoy the bamboo cover. This time, all covers are available at launch, so get ready for some true customization! We are at the launch event and have put together a comparison video for you, so let’s take a look at what the OnePlus 2 StyleSwap covers have to offer.

Sandstone Black

Let’s start by looking at the original Sandstone Black cover, which returns from the previous iteration OnePlus handset. This cover looks just like it did in the past, with a sandpaper-like feeling and a nice gray profile that many of you have grown to love.

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If what you like is traditional dark back designs, another option to consider is the kevlar back cover. This one does look a little bit like the carbon fiber options we may have seen in other phones, but that is not necessarily a negative characteristic. It does look quite nice and the stitching in the back will definitely turn some heads. I only hope this specific cover doesn’t get smudged out like I have found some other phones with similar materials do.

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Now let us move on to my very favorite cover, and the one I am likely going to get. The OnePlus One bamboo cover was gorgeous, and I ran out to purchase it as soon as it became available. The same applies for the bamboo cover in the OnePlus 2. My one gripe about this cover is that it doesn’t wrap around the device like it did with the OnePlus One version, but that isn’t exactly a bad thing either. After all, the metal frame does feel very solid and looks splendid.

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While this one is not particularly to my liking, the Rosewood cover is a very popular one here at the launch event. We are sure many of you will like its classic look, which will make it blend into most wooden furniture at home. It touts a bit more of a rustic appearance, that’s for sure.

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Black Apricot

Those looking for a darker color, but still would like a wooden back, can go with the Black Apricot StyleSwap cover. It’s elegant and rustic, yet still very different from what you see in every other phone out there.

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Wrapping up

So there you have it, guys. Those are all the OnePlus 2 StyleSwap covers that will be available right at launch. Right now we have no exact pricing, but will let you know as soon as we learn more.

All the covers are gorgeous and fit all types of personalities, but which one is the right one for you? Go ahead and tell us in the comments below! As always, do keep it tuned to Android Authority for other OnePlus One content and all things Android.

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