Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review


For as long as we can remember, Spigen’s Neo Hybrid Case series has always been one to catch our eyes – thanks in part to its solid all-around offering. With the Samsung Note 4, we’re again exposed to a very familiar looking offering that blends a sleek profile with a stylish edge. The result, of course, is one that perfectly complements the beloved smartphone.

As usual, the Spigen Neo Hybrid Case for the Note 4 employs a two piece design that consists of a high-polymer coated soft TPU cover with a UV-coated hard polycarbonate bumper frame. In general, the TPU cover has a textured design pattern that comes off rubbery in feel – one that not only allows for proper grip in the hand, but it’s also what helps to disperse shocks due to drops. Of course, the polycarbonate frame that wraps around the phone sprinkles a little bit of style to the phone, seeing that there are various colors to choose form.

In terms of protection, the Spigen Neo Hybrid Case is a modest offering that safeguards from normal wear and tear, but it’s not meant to protect it against serious falls. Sure, the rubbery material of the case gives it a good bounce when it’s dropped – though, when it’s onto a hard surface, such as concrete, it incurs some scruffs and nicks. In all fairness, the protection here isn’t as grand as something like Otterbox’s stuff, but most folks will be content with its lighter package.

Normally, the case has a retail price of $34.99, which is a bit pricey and whatnot, but it can be found for as low as $20 through Amazon. At that rate, it’s really not a bad option to think about – that’s unless you prefer a beefier case that’s meant to soundly protect it against gut wrenching falls. Nevertheless, this one has enough stylish points and minor protection to make its $20 cost very easy to swallow.



Pros

  • Thin design preseves the phone's svelte construction
  • There's a stylish element with its polycarbonate frame
  • Rubbery feel offers sufficient grip

Cons

  • Not really meant to protect against serious drops

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0

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8 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Great case indeed! Im using it as well.. Cheers!!!

2. rbuljo

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

im really glad that PA started doing these cases reviews.. thumbs up. i am sure the spigen is a nice case, but ill stick with my protective cover from samsung. it really is the best case ive had on phone yet..

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I just ordered one of these for my phone

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Based on experience with these cases, I would not recommend them. The problem is, even though they are plastic, the scuff the chamfered edges of the phone. I stopped using mine because it damaged my phone. The best case to get for the Note 4 is one, that is like a flip cover or one where its a cage where its split in half. Where to take off the bottom of the case, you lay the phone in it and put the top over the phone and it snaps together. Any cases that has to slind over the edges will damage the device. I already have replace the metal edge of my Note because when I am at home, I want to use the phone without the case so I can actually feel the phone and not the heavy case. I don't recommend any of Spigen's Note 4 cases.

5. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Just asking, how did you change the metal frame from your note 4 since it's connected to the display?

8. Canis77

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Unfortunately I experienced the same problem with Sony Xperia Z. The plastic/glass edge had to be replaced by service. Possibly with Samsung Note 4 they can do it without any problem. Regards

6. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I bought this case for my Note 4 and I love it. It looks stylish and it is affordable. I am careful with my phone anyway so this case is perfect for me

7. kamakaizi

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

wish I could post a pic.. the case is nice.. feels nice.. but as the arena stated does not protect the device well.. as my new note 4 met with a freakish accident of being attacked by couch pillow.. ensuing that my camera lens in the back looking like it got shot.. mind you my note 4 was never dropped.. a slight bit of pressure on or around the camera lens while in ones front pocket will cause it to shatter.. gonna try and pose a link to my G+ post that has a picture of this crap. plus.google.com/u/0/+KaiWells/posts/p/pub

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