Spigen Tough Armor Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

Spigen Tough Armor Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

Some might feel that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4's immense size makes it fragile, which we can agree to an extent – mainly due to its thin and light construction. Well, the Spigen Touch Armor Case aims to securely protect the beloved smartphone from all sorts of bumps and bruises. From the minor falls, to the more teeth grinding moments, this case is sure to keep your mind at ease if something terrible does indeed occurs.

Visually, it employs the distinct design language we've seen in the series – where it relies on a two-piece construction for its solid protection. It undoubtedly makes the phone thicker, but not to the same degree as some of Otterbox's tank-like cases. Comprised out of an inner matte TPU material that absorbs shocks, and a matter polycarbonate back plate for added protection, the Note 4 is secured in place and is adequately protected around its sides and back – albeit, the front is left exposed.

Luckily, the case is raised around the edges to make the phone recessed, so that the screen doesn't come into contact with surfaces as it's laid down. We've dropped the phone on several occasions during our testing, and from the looks of it, the screen has never been scratched from being dropped. In fact, the case absorbs a lot of the shock – simply bouncing as soon as it impacts a surface.

Cutouts are found throughout the case to offer us access to all of its ports and buttons; including the S Pen stylus. However, we're not fans of the buttons that go over the power button and volume controls, seeing that they're flush and don't offer enough distinction for us to feel them out. Yeah, there's a pull out kickstand in the rear to provide us with that hands-free experience, but it's rather flimsy in construction.

Available in four different colors, the red one arguably exudes the most stylish quality out of the bunch – just because the rest are typical paint jobs we find everywhere. Looking at its $34.99 cost, there's no denying that it's a pricey thing for your general protective case. However, some will appreciate its form-fitting nature, since it’s not as obese some others.


Pros

  • Provides adequate protection
  • Form-fititng package
  • Built-in kickstand for a hands-free video watching experience

Cons

  • It's a little pricey at $35
  • Front is left exposed
  • Power button and volume controls are tough to feel out

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

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9 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Cheaper on Amazon

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yup, I have this case for the iPhone 6+

3. charlie1779

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Got this case on EBAY for $14.00 with shipping... excellent case, no issues so far.

4. Amir1 unregistered

SGP used to have truly premium cases 4 years ago. now they are crap. ugly cases. just terrible. seriously.

5. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Build quality has gone down I agree my new favorite company is tech 21

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

quality really went down when it came time for them to make iPhone 6 cases in my opinion.

6. Sangomas

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

I bought it and it was always pressing some of my side buttons so i tossed it into garbage

8. asnyder

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They do NOT work on the Verizon Note 4, the microphones are in different locations for some reason on the VZW phone and the case blocks them all.

9. retronig

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Yeah I bought mine for 18.00 on ebay from Spigen. I do agree that the buttons are flush with the case making a huge pain in the butt when trying to press the side buttons. Idk what they were thinking in making it this way, I bough a similar case for my note 3 from spigen and they didn't make the buttons flush. I am not happy with the case. I also don't like how hard it takes to open the kickstand.

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