Spigen iPhone 5 Slim Armor Cases hands-on

Spigen iPhone 5 Slim Armor Cases hands-on
Now that accessory companies are finally caught up with the latest iPhone mania, we’re seeing a steady stream of cool cases that conform to both protection and style needs. Smartphone accessory maker, Spigen, is a well-known for crafting some premium stuff for the beloved smartphone already, but with their latest case series, they’re making it more affordable to pick up than previous offerings. If you’re all about maintaining the iPhone 5’s impeccable industrial design, then you might be interested to know that Spigen’s Slim Armor Cases might be the right fit for you.

Before getting down and dirty with the details, we have to say right off the bat that we’re digging the $17.99 cost of them, which is aggressively priced compared to their other offerings. Comprised out of two components, a rubbery-like thermoplastic polyurethane case with a tougher polycarbonate midsection, you get that desired balance of protection and sturdiness – keeping the handset safe even in the event of some minor drops or falls. At the same time, it’s form fitting as well to maintain the iPhone 5’s sleek profile. Buttons are still easily accessible too, but it’s worth mentioning that you might have some issues connecting specific headphones, since the opening for the headset jack is rather tight.

Ultimately, it simply comes down to which color scheme best fits your style needs. So let’s take a quick look at the difference between them.

Satin Silver: If you have the white iPhone 5, the Satin Silver Slim Armor Case is its best complement because it offers the color scheme that best contrasts it. With the two-toned white and silver look of the handset, we get a darker shade of grey on the Slim Armor Case to accentuate it.

Gunmetal: Similarly, the Gunmetal variant is the perfect fit for the new black finish of the iPhone 5. Employing the same color scheme of the device, its cool looking industrial design is maintained by this case.

Metal Slate: Even though all of the cases in the Slim Armor Case Series are made to fit any iPhone 5, the Metal Slate model no doubt has a more uniform approach with its paint job. Donning an almost all-black finish (there’s a lighter color to the polycarbonate midsection), some will appreciate the smooth look of this one.


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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x

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42 Comments

35. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

*eyes my i5...eyes my newly acquired MacBook Pro* yep...we're good over here. Hov!

28. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It's a Justin Bieber of smartphone, it still looks pretty frail and precious regardless of what it's wearing.

23. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Just noticed I commented on the screen protector article asking how to apply 'armor' to stop the phone bending, and voila, here it is. LOL.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That is one nice looking case... I will be ordering one tomorrow morning, must protect my beautiful 64 gigs of awesomeness.

9. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Tomorrow??? You have to order it today, you know, in case 32gb of the 64 (which cost 100$, because that's how much 32gb costs), is uglified thanks to a bent and scratched chassis...!

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope tomorrow, and your apple jab sucked. Come again please.

22. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Still was better than the new iPhone.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm done with u, you've become a bothersome little troll. Have a nice day

29. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

LOL, says the guy that lied about having a Note 2 just to sh*t all over it with an "honest" review. You're pathetic.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Had a note 2 is rite, and will buy another off Craigslist very soon. Now please prove I lied about owning one, or STFU... Please, and thank u sir.

36. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Sooooo then are you stupid? Legit question, if you had a Note 2 (you didn't), and then you sold it (you didn't) because you hated it, why on earth would you buy another one (you won't) and used off of Craigslist to boot? Enlighten me.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And I didn't s**t all over anything, the note is top notch but the camera isn't. I simply pointed out why it's not ideal as my go to device, while the iPhone is. That's what a review should b...honest. Now go do your screen name...Billy's waiting.

37. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Again, why would you buy it again if you got rid of the first one you had? If you're gioing to lie at least put some effort into it.

30. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Good idea getting a case, considering the i5 scratches easily, the anodized finish rubs off, the screen cracks from small drops, and now we fi d it can even bend! Good call getting a case, bad call getting the phone. It's hilarious to me how iFans preach the beauty (I'll give it that, it's a nice design) and "premium" build quality of the phone, yet the first thing they do is put it in a case. LOL.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Any one that cases their phone is smart to do so... Accidents happen. Now run along and b a good boy for billy

42. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Or you could just not buy the flimsiest, most poorly constructed overpriced phone on the market.

7. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Two-piece case fall apart within two months, big waste of money

6. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

This case is cool except for some of the aesthetic design chooses that were made that I don't think will be very popular.

3. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Will it bend?

11. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No.... Will it blend?

17. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

He had it right the first time. It's proven that these iPhone 5's can be bent if left in a back pocket while sitting. I had to warn my wife because I can see her doing it.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Maybe you should tell her to lose some weight?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I knew that was coming. C'mon guys no wife insults.

21. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Maybe you should tell Ive to make a even slightly durable phone.

19. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

No, I had it right the first time, as has been said.

2. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

WTF is up with the orange home button...

1. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

But but but it covers the APPLE on the back! How will people know that I have an iphone?! What is the point in even owning one if I cannot display it in the hopes of impressing complete strangers?!?!?!?!!? No buy

4. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

It's funny to think that some people still believe that having an iPhone is thought of as impressive.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's funny to think that some apple haters think so highly of apple, that they have to click the article, read it, scroll down, press leave comment, then comment about the company they supposedly hate so much... Hmmmmmmmmm?

13. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

nailed it.

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