Spigen's cases are ready to protect your Galaxy Note 8 from day 1

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The Galaxy Note 8 is out and it is as beautiful as it is big and slippery. Yup, let's say it outright, a glass sandwich looks awe-inspiring, but is prone to slip from careless hands, especially when the device is as tall as the Note 8 is. And, with it's price-tag, that'd be one expensive slip!

Of course, you'd be considering protection. If you have a less adventurous lifestyle, you'll probably do good with a slim cover that improves grip, or you could “go naked” and only keep a rugged case around for the times you are out and about on a trip. If you are the active kind, you are probably used to juggling a few rough cases, picking them out to suit your current adventure.

Well, whatever your need, case maker Spigen is sure to have you covered. Lets take a look at some of their most popular lines, as they have now been expanded to cover the Galaxy Note 8:

Rugged Armor | Rugged Crystal

CasePriceAmazon Link
Rugged Armor$12.99Buy here
Rugged Crystal$11.99Buy here

The Rugged Armor series is a long time fan favorite. The reason behind that is that it is fairly slim, looks stylish, provides great grip, and still offers a considerable amount of protection with a snug fit, military-grade shock-resistance, and a pronounced lip to protect the display.

But, for the Note 8, Spigen is doing something special. The company is introducing the new Rugged Crystal — same concept as the Rugged Armor, but it's made entirely out of transparent TPU. So, you get the slim but protective case in a material, which still showcases your shiny Note 8!

Tough Armor

CasePriceAmazon Link
Tough Armor$16.99 - $18.99Buy here

The Tough Armor family is quite popular with the more active folk and is probably the first shape that comes to mind when one thinks about getting a super-durable case. It adds quite some bulk to the phone, but that's all justified by the dual-layer protection which is there to make sure that your phone survives the most unfortunate drops.

Despite being a bit big, the Tough Armor is made of lightweight materials, so it isn't a drag to carry around. It also incorporates a kick stand, which any media consumer would appreciate.

Neo Hybrid

CasePriceAmazon Link
Neo Hybrid$15.99 - $17.99Buy here

The Neo Hybrid is another best-seller due to its classy duo-tone design. You've got a polycarbonate bumper and a schock-absorbing TPU shell, both wearing different colors for the different variants of the case. It looks fashionable, doesn't add too much bulk to the phone, improves grip, and is lightweight.

Thin Fit

CasePriceAmazon Link
Thin Fit$11.99 - $13.99Buy here

OK, so you want an everyday case, which doesn't interfere too much with the Note 8's natural profile and gives you direct access to its high-quality, clicky buttons. Spigen has an offering in that niche, too — the appropriately named “Thin Fit”. It's a slim cover, which snaps to the device and holds it tight. Cutouts at the appropriate places give you full access to the handset's metallic buttons, and there's very little there to add much bulk. Still, you get grip and a bit of lip to protect the display from everyday scuffs.

Ultra Hybrid | Ultra Hybrid S | Liquid Crystal

CasePriceAmazon Link
Ultra Hybrid$13.99 - $15.99Buy here
Ultra Hybrid S$14.99 - $16.99Buy here
Liquid Crystal$11.99 - $13.99Buy here

Sometimes, slapping a case on a beautiful device like the Note 8 is a bit painful — what's the use of having it in any shiny color if you are going to hide it behind a solid case? That's where the transparent series come in place. Spigen's Ultra Hybrid offers a polycarbonate bumper with a TPU back that keeps the phone's glass back fully visible. The Ultra Hybrid S does more of the same, but adds a kickstand for your media consumption needs. And if you want to have everything visible, including the phone's frame, you can go for the Liquid Crystal case, which is a fully transparent TPU shell.

Neo Flex screen protector

ProtectorPriceAmazon Link
Neo Flex$7.99Buy here

The Spigen Neo Flex screen protector is a TPU display cover, which is applied via wet application. While it's a bit more of a cumbersome task than just slapping a protector on, the wet process ensures a tight fit, no bubbles, and complete protection. The screen cover is self-healing, getting rid of minor scratches by itself, and is also compatible with all Spigen cases, allowing you to protect your device fully.

Check out the full collection of Spigen cases for the Note 8 here!

Related phones

Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. mikehunta727 unregistered

Anyone have experience with plastic screen protector on a Note? Does the S Pen leave marks on it? If not I'll go with a thin case with slight lip on the front and a plastic screen protector... Unless they have good TGSP for Note

2. mikehunta727 unregistered

Maybe the Note 8 will fair better with TGSP because it's a bit more flatter

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The answer is yes an no. It most depends on how hard you press. But honestly, 9H glass covers are better. If you have to use plastic, try to get ones from Zagg, because the plastic is more resilient. Also your S-Pen won't leave marks until the tip is worn out, or you press really hard.

5. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

On my Note 4 I used a silicone gel case & on my Note 7 a Tech21 case, both with no screen protector. Dropped my Note 4 on concrete, marble, tile & granite & my screen did not have a scratch. Same for my S7E, which is also in a Tech21 case.

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

I use an Incipio screen protector on my Surface Pro, the pen doesn't leave any visible marks on it. Prior to it, I used a ZAGG screen protector, the marks were very visible on that cheap quality screen protector.

7. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I agree with TechieXP1969. As sensitive as the S-Pen is, you shouldn't have to press down on the tip of the S-Pen that hard. I have the Note 5 and Im using the XHD screen protector from Zagg.............and I like it.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I know carriers access is different per metro area. But can someone in a major Metro area with more than 3M people, can give me an idea how good their service is with AT&T. I don't like ATT. However, I already know Verizon is good in Chicago, but T-Mobile, is good here as well, except where I live. It is so congested, I had to have a signal booster sent to me, so that when I am at home, my phones use it. But I am considering ATT and wanted to get an idea before i move 2 of 6 lines to them. I am more concerned about Data Speed, not voice calls.

8. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I live in STL and I had AT&T for almost 7 years. It was good within the city limits, but the further out I went, the more spotty the coverage was I currently have 4 lines with T-Mobile and I like how Im not restricted when it comes to data speeds or the amount of data that Im using. Im currently watching "The Defenders" on Netflix and it doesn't count against my data. Other apps like Pandora, Spotify, and Google Play Music doesn't count against your data either Id do a speed test between the carriers within your area and see which one is better...............then compare that to the price that you're going to pay for it each month because its going to be high either way

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31647; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just ordered 2. 1 black 1 clear. I may get a spigen as well. My note 8 is preordered and paid in full.

10. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

But...but...but...why would you place a cover on your slim & stylish phone, and destroy the designer colors that allow people to fawn all over?? EXACTLY why phones need to gain some weight, rid themselves of being a fashion statement.

11. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I bought one of these cases for my note 7. The kick stand is useless. Everytime i tried to use it it came off. I sent the case back to Amazon

12. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I'm going to buy a cheap case until the zerolemon battery case comes out.

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