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Spigen Google Nexus 5 Slim Armor Case Review

0. phoneArena 07 Mar 2014, 13:02 posted on

Following in tradition, the Spigen Google Nexus 5 Slim Armor case is a sturdy protective case that features a double layered design. Form fitting without adding a considerable amount of bulk, there’s a TPU inner case that absorbs shocks in the event it’s dropped, and a polycarbonate...

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posted on 07 Mar 2014, 13:08 2

1. iLoveAmexica (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


wow..someone is desperate to write about something...just..something..

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 13:59

2. bestmvno (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


I may be getting this case. I was curious if the red one was the same color red as the red nexus? Also, how much more bulk does it add to the phone?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:25

3. HildyJ (Posts: 95; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


My Nexus 5 is naked but, looking at the pictures, it doesn't seem to add much bulk to the height and width but from the side it looks almost twice as deep as a naked Nexus. Spigen doesn't show any dimensions on their website.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:31

4. ryan5609 (Posts: 97; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


I have this exact case for my N5. Picked up the Spigen case for $15 on Amazon. Has a nice premium feel and look. I have the white, so I have no idea about the red, although the case will cover everything except the screen, so I dont know if that matters that much. The case does add a bit of bulk, you can certainly feel the difference. But it does feel good in the hand, feels very protected. The only thing I did not like was the button coverings. The power button can be kind of hard to press, but you get used to it. Ultimately I put it aside for the Caseology Carbon Fiber Case I got on Amazon, all the buttons are open and adds just the right amount of bulk/protection IMO.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 14:53

5. bestmvno (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Thanks. Normally I wouldn't care too much about aesthetics but I really like the color and feel of the naked phone, so I wanted to try and preserve that as much as possible. For those reasons I don't think the Caseology would work for me. I saw Spigen has another, ultra hybrid transparent case, although people report problems with the case scratching after a few weeks.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 19:33

9. rallyguy (Posts: 533; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


It hardle adds any bulk at all. I have this case for my Note 3 and love it!! If I lost my phone and had to buy another case I would buy this case again. Mine is the black and white which I think looks really sharp.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 15:32 1

6. GoBears (Posts: 335; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I use a slim armor on my Note 3. It's a really good case. I actually like the sharp edges, I think it makes the phone feel industrial or something lol. I'd say it's just about perfect as far as protection vs bulk. Combined with a tempered glass screen protector, I'm confident it would survive just about any fall I may give it. Thumbs up for slim armor.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 19:35

10. rallyguy (Posts: 533; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Same here. Mine has survived a few falls. The worst fall landed on the back corner where the rubber is. Phone is fine, and there is just a tiny scratch in the rubber that you can only see if look for it.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 16:36

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2592; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That's not too shabby.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 03:15 1

8. coolvai.p (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


R u kidding me,? Only 7.5 for this spigen cover. This is probably one of the best covers. The quality and sturdiness and feel of this cover is just amazing.

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 19:37

11. rallyguy (Posts: 533; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I agree. If I bought a second phone I would by this case again. It's not flimsy and I love that the rubber doesn't stretch and start to seperate from the phone.

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