Third-party back covers for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL appear online, leather variants included

Third-party back covers for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL appear online, leather variants included
After all the leaks and rumors, the Lumia 950 and Luimia 950 XL by Microsoft are now official. They're powerful, they're packed with potent hardware, and they run the new Windows 10 Mobile platform. They're also... not something we'd call beautiful. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are rather ordinary-looking and don't seem to have much to stand out with visually. But there's something one can do about it, as it turns out.

You see, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have removable back covers made of black or white plastic – a practical and durable material, but not one that might score an award in design excellency. A leather back, on the other hand, may suit the new Lumias much better. And the guys at Mozo Accessories, who are an official Microsoft partner, seem to have just the thing. The company is about to release replacement back covers for both handsets. Among them is one made of genuine leather – brown in color, with stitching around the sides. For Lumia 950 owners who aren't into leather, there's also a back cover painted in a striking, vivid hue of red. Traditional black and white replacement covers are listed online as well and seem to feature slightly different textures compared to their stock counterparts.

Mind you, these replacement covers by Mozo Accessories are compatible with NFC and wireless charging, just like the stock ones. But they're also quite expensive. All variants carry a MSRP of 48 euro or 40 British pounds ($54 or $61, depending on which currency you're converting from). Whether that's a worthy investment is up to every Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL owner to decide. Both smartphones are scheduled to launch in November, with the Lumia 950 headed to AT&T in the States.

Related phones

Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile



16. stuck_788

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

that's cool... I really like it... just hope they will introduce third-part keyboards and browsers and I'll make a windows phone my primary phone


Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Just checked with Mozo. They verified the covers support NFC and Qi. They verified that the covers also replace the sides of the phones (the whole thing behind the face is removable)! (again smart move Microsoft!) The sides are vacuum metal coated poly-carbonate and back is genuine leather. That covers it for me (no pun intended hehehe).

17. Furbal unregistered

I'll be getting that stitched tan leather back!

14. darksantacruz

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

Wow, gorgeous!!!

12. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Looks pretty good. Still Microsoft should've added these options by default

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not too terrible's pretty amazing that they included water cooling for that SD 810 oven...

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

No bad.. Is there a wood grain one??

9. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

then shouldn't we mourn those iFans who have never worn the remove-the-phone's-back-cover luxury..? :(

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well advantage of removable back...

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Good support already.. Wow.. This can't be Microsoft

13. jojon

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

you need the leather one for your XL950

6. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

My my my

5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I would like to have soft rubber embedded back door, similar to V10... soft rubber touch is good with extra grip

3. FreeDraickin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

That leather back gosh looks amazing....!!! Way to go microsoft!!!

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Wow, looks stunning.

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

now we are talking something useful... always like to have multiple back doors... red, orang, blue, purple, green... all I want to have... I hope v10 will also have a multiple cover

4. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Brown one is gorgeous

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