Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for Google Nexus 6 Review

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for Google Nexus 6 Review

We’ve already put the Spigen Slim Armor case for the Google Nexus 6 through a little bit of testing, so we’re now placing our attention on the Spigen Neo Hybrid case. Even though it mainly follows in standard fashion to the principles of the case series, knowing that the Nexus 6 is one long and thin device, it’s going to need a little bit more protection to keep this prized phone snug and adequately protected.

Right away, the first thing we notice about the Spigen Neo Hybrid case is the soft touch feel it’s exhibiting – one that not only provides sufficient grip when it’s held, but it also helps to give it a slick finish. Another thing we like about the case, is how the phone’s size is minimally impacted with it on, just because it’s tight fitting and snug. Comprised out of two components, a web pattern high-polymer-coated soft TPU cover and a polycarbonate frame that wraps around the sides of the phone with metalized buttons, they're qualities that we expect to find with the case series.

Putting it on is tough at first, seeing that the process requires us to snugly place the polycarbonate frame around the sides of the phone – where we’re sometimes using a little bit of force. Over time, though, the process becomes easier because it’s second nature at that point. Cutouts are found throughout the case to provide us access to buttons and ports, and on top of that, there’s even a cutout in the rear for the Motorola logo in the back of the phone. Indeed, the case offers great coverage around the back and sides of the phone, but the front is left exposed – though, there’s a small lip to recess the phone, so that the screen doesn’t come into contact with surfaces.

Usually, the case will run you a whopping $34.99, but online places like Amazon is currently selling it for as low as $17.99 – where it’s also available in different color options. The Spigen Neo Hybrid case for the Nexus 6 is an attractive one that manages to minimize unwanted bulk and heft, but prospective buyers really need to be reminded that it’s a little light with its protective qualities. Obviously, it’s enough to protect it against wear and tear, but it’s hardly the kind of thing to safeguard it from serious drops.


Pros

  • Matte finish gives it a pleasant soft touch feel
  • Doesn't add a whole lot of bulk or heft

Cons

  • Drop portection is pretty light
  • Diffiult to put on phone

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0

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4 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks like its main job is hiding that ugly blue color :)

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I ended up getting a Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pto with belt clip. It does add bulk but it really protects. I also have a Moko case with belt clip that is a copy of the iBlason Prime Dual Layer belt clip case. It is less bulky and protects very well.

3. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

A company WITHOUT customer service.......poor....

4. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Do not buy this case. The plastic band has several weak points were it gets thin at the openings for ports and Mikes. I got one when I got my Note 3 last thanksgiving(2013). By. Christmas I had to get a new case. It cracked at the power port on the bottom and then at he headphone jack port. And I don't even use that port. I had to super glue it back together. It looked great. I emailed Spigen.com and they don't cell replacement bands, just the whole kit. Not only is that wasteful, since I had a second to case I had no use for, I had to spend ANOTHER 35 bucks. Although Spigen graciously gave me 10% off. I now have an incipio case that works great.

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