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Spigen Slim Armor Samsung Galaxy S4 case hands-on

Spigen Slim Armor Samsung Galaxy S4 case hands-on
Let’s be obvious here folks, there’s just something about Spigen’s set of cases that gets us so darn excited. Like seriously, we’ve seen quite a few offerings from their lineup, and with each new item, we’re constantly impressed with the outcome. Well, it doesn’t surprise us that we’re witnessing the same thing here with one of their latest offerings from the Samsung Galaxy S4 – the Spigen Slim Armor case.

Right off the bat, we can’t help but think about a high-end sports car when looking at the Spigen Slim Armor case for the Galaxy S, since its glossy paint job is able to glue our eyes directly to its shiny exterior. On top of that, we absolutely loved how the black accents and red skeleton frame meshes wonderfully together to give it a great contrast. So yeah, the aggressive styling of the case undeniably helps it to stand out.

Comprised out of two components, an inner TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) rubbery casing that’s wrapped around a polycarbonate frame, the Slim Armor case encases the smartphone entirely – thus, it’s able to protect it soundly, even in the event if it’s dropped. Even though the power buttons and volume control are easily accessible, while also being super responsive, the cutouts for its 3.5mm headset jack and microUSB port are a bit tight. Therefore, depending on your cable, it might not fit snuggly in place, which means that you might need to remove the handset from the case.

As for its glossy paint job, it does well to gain plenty of attention, but at the same time, it’s prone to the usual fingerprints and smudges that become rampant once our hands start to get all over it. Still, a quick wipe from a microfiber cloth brings it back to looking brand spanking new. Overall, when you combine its protective nature and aggressive design, the Spigen Slim Armor case is an undeniable beauty to behold, especially at the price point of $24.99, which comes included with Spigen’s usual set of home button decals for the smartphone.

source: Spigen

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posted on 28 May 2013, 14:32

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

How is it an "armor" of the polycarbonate shell doesn't even cover the corners? I prefer the Neo Hybrid, it's classy.

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:00 1

2. SleepingOz (unregistered)

It's just a marketing term but actually I like it that way. TPU absorbs shock better than Polycarbonate. I agree with you though, the Neo Hybrid definitely looks better!

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:00 1

3. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Damn phone arena...this is like the 10th article about an different S4 cases..give it a break... we all know Sammy pays you...ok 3..2...1.. and here comes the red thumbs

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:32 4

5. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

remember the s4 isnt attractive to look at. the cases help mask it better.
remember how the one owners describe how pretty their phones are and that means they dont need cases
remember the hype surrounding the sony z.. no one really owns one

posted on 28 May 2013, 19:44

8. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

well it still looks ugly to me

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:31 1

4. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

these cases are getting more and more expensive. it should be 15 dollars tops for most of slip on type cases

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:53 1

6. papss (unregistered)

I actually think this case is very nice to look at.

posted on 28 May 2013, 19:12

7. renegadeXC (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)

Bought, put it on. Returned it. The top edge of the TPU part is really sharp and digs into your ear when making a call. I was a loyal case-mate user for all previous phones of mine (from HTC Desire, S1, S2, S3) and decided to try this (because I heard good things about SGP/Spigen stuff). They make great screen protectors but this is pretty useless to me since the top and bottom edges of the TPU part are just sharp, way too sharp.

posted on 28 May 2013, 19:45

9. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

Damn you have reviewed about 3-4 cases of S4 and not a single review of HTC One or Xperia Z cases. Isn't it biased?
I have seen many beautiful cases of HTC One out there.

posted on 28 May 2013, 19:51

10. losersam (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Looks like galaxy active from rear

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