Feeling grey? Order up a Lumia 920 genuine housing replacement for a weekend project
Although we’re kind of in love with yellow for our Lumia 920, there’s one even more elusive color out there that’s kind of hard to find depending on your geo-location: Grey.
Yup, Nokia does make an all matte grey Lumia 920 and while it’s difficult to find, you can now order the original housing for that device on eBay from a UK seller. The price of the housing (which may not include the SIM tray, so contact the seller first!) is going for £39.95 (~$60 USD), which isn’t cheap but for an accessory that will literally make you feel like you have a brand new phone? That’s not too bad.
Of course you can also find replacement chassis for the 920 in yellow, red and black online too but the grey is what has our interest piqued…we’re mighty tempted to try the DIY replacement method ourselves.
We recently covered the topic in our forums, where user Lemmiwinkles walked us through the process. We hear a full on video with a red conversion is in the works for even more detail, should you want to pursue such a project. You can also check out this post on how to disassemble a 920 in all its glory.
So, any takers? Or do you want us to be the guinea pig? (Note: we won’t be changing our lovely yellow to grey, we’re not masochists. But we do have a matte black one here that is desperate for some life.)
Source: eBay (opens in new tab); Thanks, Owen S., for the heads up!
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But good luck to those that do try this and I hope all goes well for you :)
It completely conceals the original chassis color except for tiny parts at the top and bottom.
I recommend people buy the case, you will not be dissapointed. :D
I feel as if I'm the only one who actually loves the black 920 as it is though. :S
I might switch out my black housing for cyan at some point though.