Spigen Tough Armor Case for Apple iPhone 6 Review


Without a doubt, Spigen’s Tough Armor line is the company’s most soundly protective case series – offering quality drop protection without the Otterbox-like bulkiness and expensive cost. We’ve checked it out for numerous smartphones, but in this particular instance, we’re reviewing the one for the iPhone 6. Naturally, Spigen offers a deep selection of cases for the beloved phone, however, if you’re all about protecting the svelte iPhone 6 to its utmost capacity, then the Spigen Tough Armor case might be the one you’ve been looking for.

By now, we’re quite familiar with the Tough Armor Series – and the one here for the iPhone 6 doesn’t deviate from the distinct design language we’re familiar with. Visually, it’s not the most appealing in its lineup for the iPhone 6, but it’s absolutely the most rugged out of the bunch. Employing the staple dual layer design, one that consists of an inner matte TPU case and a matte polycarbonate outer frame, the tandem ensures that the phone is soundly protected from drops. Although, the front is left exposed, so it’s still prove to damage in the event it’s dropped at a weird angle.

Indeed, the Tough Armor case bulks up the iPhone 6’s size, but it’s not quite as extravagant as some of Otterbox’s cases – so it’s still easy to hold for the most part. Cutouts, of course, are found throughout the case, offering us access to its ports and button. In the rear, too, there’s a circular cutout to keep the Apple logo in plain sight. However, the flush nature of the volume controls make them difficult to differentiate at times. Luckily, though, they’ve made a wide enough cutout for the 3.5mm headset jack – allowing fatter cables to fit properly.

Normally stickered with an MSRP of $34.99, you can snag the Spigen Tough Armor case for the iPhone 6 for as low as $18.99 through Amazon – and it’s available in 4 different colors! All told, this particular case offers great protection at such a competitive price point. Sure, its design by now isn’t all that new, but regardless, it’s still largely compact enough to comfortably hold.



Pros

  • Good drop protection
  • Competitive cost
  • Wide cutout for headphone jack

Cons

  • Somewhat generic design at this point
  • Volume controls are flush, making them hard to distinguish

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

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2 Comments

1. Elantric

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

I purchased this same Spigen Tough Armo case for my iPhone 6 Plus - i found it unsatisfactory because there is very little protection surrounding the frontal screen area of the phone. I prefer the deign of the old Seidio Dilex case - and in my search i discovered the i-Blason Prime [Kickstand] iPhone 6 Plus Case - I strongly feel the i-Blason Prime [Kickstand] case offers better protection for iPhone 6 plus compared to the Spigen Tough Armor case . I had the Spigen Tough Armor Case for a week, but traded it for my iBlason case that offers much better frontal protection with a higher shock absorbing "lip" surrounding the frontal screen area . I tend to accidentally drop my phone every day dropped my phone last week from a 6 foot drop to hard pavement and it landed face down and zero damage - thanks to my i-Blason Prime case! Its a winner, and perfect fit - very good port access. I can easily connect the Zeetron LED Light up Charge Sync Lightning Cable and my ATH-M50X headphones. EXCELLENT CASE !

2. epic_ninja420

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

You post doesnt read anything like advert for i-Blason. The tough armor case has a lip around the screen so it will offer the same amount of protection. If you drop your phone everyday, perhaps you should invest in some wide receiver glove.

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