Spigen HTC One M8 Slim Armor Case Review

The engineers over at HTC threw in a lot of time and love into the design of the HTC One M8, so it’s almost mind-boggling trying to comprehend why anyone would want to mask it with a case. Still, there are people out there who can’t sleep at night with the thought of having a case over it – protecting the beautiful smartphone from bumps and bruises. Interestingly enough, the Spigen Slim Armor case for the HTC One M8 takes aim at doing the unthinkable, giving the phone a serious level of protection without compromising on the design.

Depending on the color selection you decide to stick with, the case can seemingly match the handset’s metallic colors. Available in 6 metallic-like paint jobs, smooth black, champagne gold, gunmetal, metal slate, satin silver, and aintree green, Spigen attempts to mimic those metallic finishes with the polycarbonate plastic frame of the case. Indeed, it looks metallic in appearance, but to the touch, it’s obviously plastic. Another element we like is the contrasting black TPU inner material, which is the first component we put over the phone before the polycarbonate frame – giving the case its shock protection.

Visually, we can’t complain about how it tries dearly to emulate the immaculate looks of the phone’s design. Holding it in the hand, on the other hand, there’s just a small amount of bulk we can feel added to the phone – though technically, it still has a form-fitting nature. Dropping it, we’re reminded that the phone won’t incur damages with minor falls with the case on, preventing any dents or scratches from softening its looks. However, from lengthy heights, the case’s protective nature won’t be enough to repel those blemishes.

Combining the fact that it does a decent job of replicating the HTC One M8’s design with its protective nature, the Spigen Slim Armor case for the HTC One M8 is an option to think about if you’re the kind of owner that desires to keep the phone’s impeccable design profoundly in display for all to see. Pricing is set at $24.99 through Spigen’s web site, but you’ll be able to pick it up less for $17.99 - $19.99 courtesy of Amazon – so there are additional saving there as well.


  • Available in several contrasting color schemes
  • Sturdy enough to withstand minor falls


No Cons

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1. newbold814

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

really wish it didn't cover the IR blaster up top. other than that, love the case!

2. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

i like the back and the side of this casing, but the grip in front is too big

3. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Yeah, dumbass idea to cover the IR blaster indeed. Funny thing is it's called slim armor but nothing about that case looks slim. Does however look sexy

4. FazlurKhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Yeah, premium materials with cool metal look and feel. Luxurious indeed. Love it as I really hate plasticky cheap samsung. /s

5. Bridgep0rt

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

As posted up top, I hate that the IR is covered, but a cool case. Im going NAKED for the 1st 6 months of this phone. I will take FULL advantage of the HTC Advantage deal.

6. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

That's the downside of having IR blasted integrated into the lock button..

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