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.


Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

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: 30969; 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.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx... That bashing stuff gets so tired after awhile.

15. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Ahh don't care about silly bashers... we don't wanna live in a fish tank they're living in.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said...well said indeed. People get so caught up n their lil world that they forget about choice, and freedom to use what u want, and enjoy it. I love tech period, but iOS is my go to OS. What's wrong with that? If android, wp8, symbian, or BB is yours, what's wrong with that? There's more to tech than the little green robot

40. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

No one said there was anything wrong with people enjoy their choice of OS. I'm just saying thinking that an iPhone will impress your friend is like thinking that they would be amazed when you show them your Xbox 360.

24. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

We don't do it because we necessarily hate Apple (I do, but others don't). We do it because we don't visit Phonearena for such stupid articles.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U do it cuz u love apple

39. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I just came to ses the case. Who care if iPhone is in the title. Sometimes (and I emphasise sometime) companies decide to make cases for other devise as well so, it's always worth a look.

27. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I know right? I sell phones at Target and I constantly see people walking around with their iphones holding them, not using them just holding them up with the apple logo facing out so everyone can see they can afford a whopping $200 (or as most people call it a day or twos wages) phone. Really quite pathetic.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's pathetic is that u even notice that.

38. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I wasn't trying to hate. I was just stating the obvious. Plenty of people have iPhones. Furthermore, I'm just saying that I'm surprised that some people continue to think that having an iPhone is though of as impressive when the last to interactions of the devise have been playing catchup as far as technological inovation is concerned.

41. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

The iPhone is the poster child of commodity fetishism. Some people believe that having an iPhone come with some type of elite status. I've seen people decide against buy a phone they loved just because there was no half eaten apple on the back of it.

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Not to mention it's hardly even slim, lol.

2. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

WTF is up with the orange home button...

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: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Maybe you should tell her to lose some weight?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; 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.

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.

7. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

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

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; 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: 30969; 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.

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