Looking for a little flair for your Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone? Take a gander at the Dicota Hard Shell case.
The Dicota Hard Shell is a simply designed hard shell that wraps around your Nokia Lumia 900. The case adds very little bulk to the Lumia 900 and seems to give the phone a little more comfortable fit. Not that the 900 didn't already feel comfortable in the hand...
We tested out a blue/white checker board patterned shell that has a glossy finish to it. There is also a purple patterned model that's out there as well. I would have liked to have seen more color choices but the Dicota Hard Shell is a relatively new case so more options may come available on down the line.
The interior is bare with no lining or padding. The Lumia 900 snaps into place nicely and the case raises slightly at the ends to prevent the Lumia 900 from sliding about while in the shell.
The Dicota has cutouts or recesses along the button side of the Lumia 900 to expose the volume, power and camera buttons. Removing the Dicota can be a little challenging but not frustratingly so. You simply hold the Lumia 900 by the ends and pry off the case. It does take a bit of effort but if it was too easy to remove the Dicota shell, the fit wouldn't be so nice.
The hard shell case from Dicota is nice, doesn't add much bulk to the Lumia 900 and gives the Windows Phone a little nicer feel (at least in my opinion). I am a little concerned on how well the case will hold up to scratches. The glossy finish seems to attract greasy smudges more than it does scratches. After a few days of use, I can't see any scratches but that's only after two days. My guess is the case will hold up nicely for a respectable length of time. Only time will tell if we're wrong.
The Dicota Hard Shell case for the Nokia Lumia 900 is running right around $20 and you can find the hard sell cases at various third party retailers such as Amazon.com (blue and purple). The case is relatively new so supplies and color choices may be limited.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.