Anyone got the Spigen SGP Slim Armor Case for 5/5S??

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  1. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at getting the Spigen SGP Slim Armor Case for my 5S which is due wednesday, just wondering if anyone else is using this case on the 5/5S?

    I love the Dodger Blue colour, and really tempted to order. After watching some YouTube reviews they all seem pretty good apart from the coloured part is made from a hard wearing plastic rather than metal and there is only a little face down lay on the table protection for the screen.

    Just thought I would see if anyone has used/or is using the case and what their thoughts are on it? Any other good or bad points? Even which colour they like the best!

    Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181224843426

    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. terzinator macrumors 6502

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    They look awesome (especially the orange one), but I went for Apple's brown leather for my space gray phone.
     
  3. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Think I will be getting the Blue, I really like the Yellow and the Lime Green but think they are a little "Out There" for me so will probably play it safe with the Blue :D
     
  4. terzinator macrumors 6502

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    I still might get one, as I think they look great. I usually wind up changing cases after 6 months or so. (Although, honestly, I usually get them for cheap at TJMaxx or wherever...)

    This Apple leather case is the first one I've ever spent this much on.
     
  5. marddin macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a white slim armor case to replace my speck candyshell for my 5S. I ended up returning the slim armor because I felt it didn't provide enough protection as the speck candyshell while keeping a slim form factor. I don't really like the 2 part case designs either. It still was an awesome case, it was a little rigid on the back so holding it was a bit uncomfortable. If you are looking for a case that doesn't add a lot of bulk and basic, very basic drop protection then it should be good for you.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  6. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Thats interesting I actually have a brand new Speck CandyShell in White/Charcoal to use with my 5S, the case looks good but was going to get a couple other cases to swap around every now and again :)
     
  7. marddin macrumors 6502

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    I HIGHLY suggest the Candyshell as I've had it for over a year and dropped many times and still not a single scratch or ding on the phone. Only thing is the Candyshells offer minimal color combination and most, I feel, are geared towards female colors.

    That's my only gripe about Speck candyshells.
     
  8. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Think I will stick to the CandyShell for a few months then before purchasing any other case to try.

    I have a brand new Spigen Glas t Slim Screen Protector for the 5/5S too but not sure if I should use it or not. I did notice the CandyShell has pretty good lay on the table protection so not sure if its really needed.
     
  9. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    Just know that it’s not slim despite the name. The "slim" armor case is thickest iPhone 5 case I have and I don't use it. I like slim cases and don't really care about drop protection as much as just basic scratch protection because I don't drop my phone. The "slim" armor case seems like it would provide decent protection though if that’s what you’re looking for. It was just too thick for me. I did like the Spigen linear metal case and used it with my 5 quite a bit. I just ordered the ultra hybrid from Amazon because it was only 9.99 and it will be here tomorrow.
     
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    I have the orange Slim Armor S (same case but a hair thinner) and love it. Had the green but returned it because the color was not as shown in the pics. Very thin and does a great job of protecting the phone. I've dropped it several times and it still looks new.

    The only negatives I've found is it is a little slick, and the colored back plate scratches relatively easy.
     
  11. sucka free macrumors member

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    I've got one on order, should be here this week.
    Read the reviews, as watched the tech videos on YouTube and figured of give it a try.
    I'm disappointed that the back plate is plastic instead of anondized aluminum.
     
  12. PittsDriver macrumors 6502a

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    I have a slim armor S and love it. Fantastic fit, form factor and finish. I like it better than my spek candyshell.
     
  13. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Getting some good feedback about the case, if you could let me know your thoughts after it arrives that would be great :)
     
  14. gc916 macrumors regular

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    I've been using the Slim Armor S for a few days and am very happy with it. It looks great, fits well, and seems like it would provide good protection.
     
  15. mikeabbz macrumors member

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    Have the white/black slim armor s for white/silver iphone 5s. Great case, feels good in hand and feels solid. I prefer it over the apple leather case that i used for a week. Although the back plate is plastic it does not feel cheap.
     
  16. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I have a review unit coming my way which is great!

    Will report back once it turns up :)
     
  17. sucka free macrumors member

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    If my phone ever leaves china !! LOL
     
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  19. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My 5S turned up today, really pleased with it so far :)

    I did look at that version but think its a little too bulky, think it would annoy me. Thats what happened with my otterbox anyway :D
     
  20. jordanogrady macrumors 6502

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    I dont think its like an otter box?

    Check out some youtube vids.
     
  21. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I've had a Slim Armor on my 5 since early June. Good case, good protection, but the color part scuffs and scratches VERY easily. Only one I think looks worse is the Speck Candyshell after 3-4 months.
     
  22. woods1110 macrumors member

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    I've had the dodger blue slim armor for about a week. I love it. It offers all the protection I need and is very well made in my opinion.
     
  23. That-Guy, Oct 3, 2013
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    Well my review unit has turned up, I love the look and feel of it. I have the Gunmetal Grey version.

    It's a shame the site didn't have the blue version to review or I would of got that one instead. This colour does match my Space Grey 5S though!
     
  24. sucka free macrumors member

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    Mine showed up yesterday and I pulled it out of the package and checked it out. Looks pretty solid, can't wait to try it out on the SG5s
     
  25. Kal~El macrumors member

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    Glass t slim?

    Anyone that has the slim armor case and glass t slim, does the case fit with it?
    Does the case cover the lip/edge of the glass?

    I have the case on the way but i want to order the screen protector but i want to make sure it fits. Thanks
     

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