This is the new Mozo 'Black Rim' Lumia 950 replacement back cover

The Mozo covers for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are considered required additions for the new Microsoft phones. I have taken a look before at the tan, white and black variants and even did a special feature on the red version with gold trim.

For some odd reason Mozo also sells a black leather case with a black rim. It 's strange because this variant cannot be found on Mozo's own website and is instead available only from (as far as I know). Why? I have no idea, but we have one and figured we would post some photos in a gallery.

What's different?

Mozo Black Rim for Lumia 950

In case you are wondering why this case is unique, it is because the previous version of this case had only a chrome/metal rim (vacuum metal coated polycarbonate if you want to get technical).

The version that sells has a matte black trim. In fact, the rim is still metal-ish but has a soft-touch paint feel making it smooth and silky. The result is a back cover that is completely jet black and it looks quite beautiful.

NFC and Qi wireless are still included in this back cover. The only difference is the rim.

The case is available for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and it costs $42. Once again, that is not cheap but you are getting leather back, Qi wireless charging and NFC sensor plus that vacuum metal coated polycarbonate rim.

How is it?

I have only had the back cover for a few hours but so far I like it a lot. Mozo cases are quite durable and I have had no complaints about any of them (sure, the white leather one can get dirty but you already knew that).

The dark jet-black Mozo back cover gives a fantastic contrast with the Lumia 950's punchy display. For those who prefer a more toned-down or conservative Lumia, I don't think you can go wrong. You lose the flashy chrome of the alternate version but still retain that Mozo quality and it looks great.

So, like all Mozo cases I'll put this under Highly Recommended.

Bonus: took just six days to deliver the case after ordering. That is a lot faster than some of their other Mozo shipments.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.