As you know, we’re always on the quest here at Techaeris to find the perfect smartphone case. While one case might be perfect for one person, it might not be for another. Our Tudia Omnix case review takes a look at the Nexus 6P version of this smartphone case which features full phone protection, including the screen.
The Tudia Omnix case comes in three parts — a removable partial back (which is available in black, grey, white, or red) made out of polycarbonate, the TPU rubberized gel skin, and the front polycarbonate plastic screen protector piece.
The gel skin covers the power and volume buttons, as well as the headphone and USB-C ports. The port covers are part of the gel skin and fit snugly into the screen protector frame which extends down around the edges of the phone. Simply pulling them back will allow you access to your headphone jack or USB port, and provide a bit of extra dust protection when you’re not using those ports.
As mentioned this does come with a plastic screen protector piece, personally I wasn’t a fan of it and although I didn’t remove it, it does look like it could easily be removed and I’ve read of some users removing it to use the case with a glass screen protector instead. My Nexus 6P functioned just fine with the plastic screen protector on the case, but I didn’t like the feeling of using my phone through plastic as opposed to the glass surface of the phone itself. In addition, the screen protector does add a bit more glare to the phone, especially in brighter sunlight so it can be a bit more difficult to see your screen in certain conditions.
The back of the case has four fake screws for a more rugged look, and also features a kickstand for propping up your device in landscape mode. Unfortunately the kickstand is plastic and just clips into the back of the polycarbonate outer shell and is pretty flimsy. While it will hold your smartphone up on a desk, it can pop out easily when you are extending it for use, but it pops back in just as easily. When it is extended and in use, the phone does stand well enough.
Overall, the Tudia Omnix Case adds a bit of bulk to your smartphone but not too by a huge amount. Considering the protection it offers, it’s closer to the slim camp than the bulky camp when it comes to smartphone cases.
I’ll admit that it took me a bit to figure how the darn case came apart. When it ships, it ships as a closed unit. To split it apart, first remove the polycarbonate back. Flip the case over so you’re looking at the front, and then peel the TPU gel skin apart from screen protector frame — I found this was easiest to do starting at one of the long edges. As you do this, you’ll notice that the gel skin forms a gasket like seal around the screen protector frame. When separating around the corners, it actually felt like I was going to break the screen protector frame but it’s solid and you shouldn’t have to worry about that.
Once you have everything apart, slip the front piece with the screen protector over the front of your phone. Next I found it easiest to slide the top part of the phone and screen protector into the top of the gel skin, and then press everything into place around the edges of the screen protector. Last, snap the polycarbonate back over the gel skin and you’re done.
While it was a bit of a pain to get the case separated and installed on the phone, the good news is that it won’t be coming off easily any time soon.
As I mentioned above, once this case is on it’s not coming off easily which is a good thing for protection. All aspects of your phone are covered, and the gel skin protection on the edges and corners should protect your phone fine from most bangs, falls, or drops from normal heights. The front screen protector will protect the front of your screen from scratches as well, especially when in your pocket or face down on a surface.
With an MSRP of $39.99USD ($49.99CAD), the Tudia Omnix case is a tad pricey but is currently selling on Amazon for $19.90USD ($24.99CAD) which is definitely a better price for this case which features a built in screen protector.
If you’re looking for a case that will protect all aspects of your phone, including the screen, you may want to check out the Tudia Omnix smartphone case which is available for many different devices.