Saturday, February 9, 2013

Spigen Slim Armor Case for the iPhone 5

Today i'm going to be telling you guys about a new offering from the folks over at Spigen SGP.  The case that I have for review is their Slim Armor case; read on to see what it's all about.

The Slim Armor case is a 2 piece style case with an inner TPU soft layer that wraps around the entire phone.  On top of this, there is a polycarbonate piece that fits onto the back within a set of grooves to complete a 2-tone back like the iPhone 5 has.  The fitment of the 2 layers is spot-on and it's almost like this is a product apple would ship with their phone.  The attention to detail is outstanding i.e. the edges around the case even have a chamfered edge to mimic the iPhone 5 design.  

Along the top of the case, the TPU covers the sleep/wake button, along the left side, TPU covers the volume buttons with a smaller cutout for the vibrate switch; you have to dig your finger in to access this though.  Around the bottom there are nice slots for the speaker and mic along with separate cutouts for the headphone jack and lightning port.  

One thing worth mentioning is that i'm using this case with a Spigen SGP GLAS.tR screen shield which protrudes beyond the case.  What this means is that if I flip my phone over, it's resting on the screen shield and not the edges of the case.  For being an armor case, I would think it should have some lay on the table lip to it while using this screen shield.

The Slim Armor case does not come with anything other than the case itself and 3 jelly home button stickers.  For the price of $17.99 (Satin Silver, Metal Slate & Gunmetal), I surely wouldn't expect a set of front and back shields.  Overall, I am really liking this case and would like it even more if it had more of a lip around the screen.  

1 comment:

  1. Good case. I have been looking for the top iPhone 4 cases with respect to quality and their texture, online and I came across your post. I think I will buy this one. How much does it cost?