Here’s a look at Nexus 6 dbrand skins, bring on the customization



Recently, popular phone skin manufacturer dbrand ran a promotion where they were offering 25% off of all skins. Being a former Motorola Moto X user, I was already familiar with customizing the exterior of my phone, but I’ve never used a phone skin before and this seemed like the perfect opportunity for a skin newbie like myself to partake in the world of customizing the outside of your phone with third party accessories. It was time to spruce up my boring Nexus 6.

So, what exactly is a phone skin? Often called wraps or decals, they’re made from 3M vinyl and are essentially high quality stickers. All skins are 100% resistant to scratching and fading. The most important part here though is that the adhesive used never leaves any residue on the back of your phone, kind of like a 3M Post-It Note, so that you’re able to apply and reapply as many skins as you like and not damage your precious Android phone.

I chose a simple carbon fiber skin for my Nexus 6, though dbrand has plenty of colors and textures that can be mixed and matched together to create your very own style.


Being a bit of a perfectionist, I was worried that the dbrand skin for my Nexus 6 wouldn’t line up perfectly, have gaps, or just wouldn’t look good. I’ve been using this skin for a few days now and can say that I’m happy with the results. The entire skin screams precision as the cutout matches up perfectly on all sides and even around the Nexus logo too. The back of the Nexus 6 is a little slick, so I’m also enjoying the added grip and feel thanks to the carbon fiber texture as I’m not really a case type of guy.

If you’re looking to spruce up your plain looking Nexus 6, head on over the dbrand’s online store. Skins for the Nexus 6 start at $10 a pop.

Derek Ross
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  1. Looks great! Do you think you can still get the crystal clear spigen case over it?

    1. My buddy actually has that setup and it looks great.

  2. Shameless plug?

    1. I write about things I like. dbrand did not pay me, Phandroid, or send me a free skin, which reviewers can do. I liked my purchase and wanted to share my experience. You’re welcome.

      1. Eh, the website is getting ever increasingly overtaken by pseudo ads for things. Straying from the core android related news. It’s a valid observation from a habitual reader. You’re welcome.

        1. I can tell you for a fact that the only “psuedo ads” are the AndroidArea posts, which do happen a maybe two times a week. It’s our job as an Android news website to post things that we find interesting beyond just the daily grind of news. People come here to find new things, get tips and tricks, and read the news. Appreciate the feedback.

          1. I’m not at all trying to “get a rise” out of you. It’s not unfair at all to point out the fact that the paid posts on this blog could cause detriment to the other non-solicited reviews of items. You should be more offended that the previous plugs have caused me, and no doubt other readers, to question the legitimacy of products posted. It’s just food for thought. Also, on a side note, people (such as myself) enjoy the “daily grind of news”. That’s pretty much the point of an android blog, no? I’m not saying product reviews are necessarily a negative thing, just that the basic android news is not at all a deterrent to readers.

        2. I see this as a valuable article. The Nexus 6 is coming to Verizon soon. If I get it, I’m glad there is an option like this to cover the Verizon tramp stamp. If it’s not relevant to you, jump to the next article.

      2. 2 snaps and a “Mmmhmmm” lol

  3. Can the branding be deleted?

    1. You can get one without the Nexus logo if you wish.

  4. I definitely like the D-brand skin. I even have the blue carbon fiber myself and it looks great. Another alternative to try is Slickwraps. not only do they have the 3m Vinyl skins but they have the natural series which has actual wood and horween leather if that’s something more up your alley. I know in XDA they are talking about making full replacement backs. I’m not sure if it will come to fruition but I hope it does but I’m sure it will be at a premium if it does.

    1. I actually have a few more skins from other vendors coming, including the Horween leather you mentioned. I do miss the look and feel of my Cognac leather Moto X 2014.

      1. the leathers are probably the ones I’d go for. Looks great, probably extra grip, AND you’d probably want to put some wear into it a little bit to give it a beaten kind of look.

  5. Hmm…

  6. I’m really interested in one of these and appreciate the article on it. I dont feel its an ad by any means. I think you should continue to write about your experiences in what you purchase (or even what is given to you to test out for opinion). I think people complaining about it should skip to the next article. Its no different from changing the channel after you see something on TV that you dont like or goin to the next station if you dont like the song you hear.

  7. For 25 Dollars I am going with the horween leather from slickwraps… Very nice

  8. They should wrap it around the sides to stop the back over from popping up.

  9. Got the blue Matt on my nexus 6…not had any probs with the back popping up..

  10. I’ve tried them before, just feels cheap like a sticker. Like you can feel the edges while handling your phone and I kept worrying that they would start to peel. If you have a phone where the back is slightly inset than it negates this. This was the case on my Xperia, but the nexus back is NOT inset, but in fact bubbles out slightly at certain points on the sides. This is without the infamous lifting back problem too, most are just up ever so slightly.

  11. have the black leather full Nexus on my Nexus 6 now and a black carbon for later use.

  12. Its a total POS, and a sham… The “interactive” application videos are faked. One misstep and your out whatever you paid… Oh, the plain white envelope that it comes in with no tracking is an added bonus. Don’t waste the time, money, or effort.

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