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  • [GIVEAWAY] Colored iPhone 5 Housing Kits - iPartStore.com

    My iPhone 5 is blue - let's take a look at the color housing kits for the iPhone 5 from iPartStore.com!


    iPartStore.com is a newer company, but they're affiliated with the iHospital guys, who've been in the business for years and got started right here on ModMyi.com creating hardware guides. They're based out of Florida, and offer parts for iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. They also do wholesale.

    In the Box

    While our review unit was, sadly, boxless, the iPhone 5 housing kit from iPartStore.com includes the metal rear housing only, along with the SIM tray, volume rocker, sleep button, and silent mode switcher. Cabling is not included - you're basically pulling off your existing back to replace with this one.


    These are great quality parts - I've been using mine a week or so now, and haven't had any issues from daily wear and life. The fit and finish match the original housing very well - and I actually love that it keeps the stock iPhone 5 glass on the front. None of the replacements for the iPhone 4/4S ever quite had such nice glass as Apple uses. These parts eliminate that issue completely since it's still Apple's glass.

    The rear of the phone keeps the glass top and bottom just like the stock iPhone 5. Mine is a black (matches stock) with the dark blue metal. iPartStore.com has nearly 30 color combinations, both with white and black glass options.

    Buttons are clean, work well, and everything seems as if I bought a stock iPhone 5 - in blue.

    Installation took these guys nearly 2 hours to do, and is a bit of nerve-wracking work. You can give it a try yourself, or you can have your local iPhone repair shop do it for you. iHospital is great at any of their locations, or whatever is local to you. Some places will also give you a discount on install if you let them keep the old parts.

    Price / Conclusion

    The housing kits are competitively priced at $99.99, and ModMyi.com members get free shipping with promo code "MODMYI" - up to 200 total orders. You can grab them at their website for pre-order - they're shipping in the beginning of April, at which time prices will most likely return to their $119.99 level plus shipping.

    We're giving the product 4 leaves - a nice housing, clean and a great finish and fit.

    As is customary for an MMi review, iPartStore.com is hooking up our readers with free stuff! (Thanks guys!) You get your pick of color, and free installation from iHospital (you can ship to them if you don't have one local - shipping cost is on you, though). Use the widget below to grab entries into the raffle, and we'll pick a winner Thursday morning.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [GIVEAWAY] Colored iPhone 5 Housing Kits - iPartStore.com started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I don't like that we have to use the stock frontface on this, I wish the frontface came in blue as well.
    1. MrWHOx's Avatar
      MrWHOx -
      Hooray! I'd like to give this a shot!
    1. ryandigweed's Avatar
      ryandigweed -
      Awesome housing kit, who need's a Lumia with vibrant colors when you can use this housing kit?
    1. mariojas's Avatar
      mariojas -
      looks amazing!
    1. kevinnn_c's Avatar
      kevinnn_c -
      This looks great!
    1. xfearlz's Avatar
      xfearlz -
      Man this looks epic cool !!
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      I don't like that we have to use the stock frontface on this, I wish it that came in blue as well.
      Think the issue is when you replace the front you have to replace with glass that isn't as good as stock. It's usually thicker and what not
    1. GranDaddyPurp's Avatar
      GranDaddyPurp -
      looks amazing
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      I'm guessing they are aluminum as well?
    1. shahpriyankd's Avatar
      shahpriyankd -
      Looks awesome. This will make my phone look great
    1. ensigma's Avatar
      ensigma -
      Nice! about time this came out for the iPhone 5

      Are there no letterings and logo on the back housing?
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      That is hot. I want one for the 5s when it comes out.
    1. Pedro2NR's Avatar
      Pedro2NR -
      Looks nice and unique
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Does their finish scratch as easily as the stock phone?
    1. Brian Strunk's Avatar
      Brian Strunk -
      I have been waiting for this for a long time, I cant wait to get my hands on one!
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Seems a bit pricy
    1. myiphone3gs4055's Avatar
      myiphone3gs4055 -
      Now that is look sick. Wow What is transformation after this kit on your phone.
    1. jokimo's Avatar
      jokimo -
      Looks great, sadly we dont have these in Denmark
    1. crackertime's Avatar
      crackertime -
      Looks great!
    1. staysic722's Avatar
      staysic722 -
      red on a white iphone would be sooooo seexxxxxxxxyyyy