Apple clear vs spigen ultra hybrid

lykbutta

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Oct 16, 2014
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What’s up all.
Apple clear case. $40.
I picked up the spigen ultra hybrid and the liquid crystal cases and they arrived Sunday. Total of $25. I wanted to see the difference. My concern is yellowing. The ultra hybrid is very nice and has solid protection. Very clear also.
I will assume the spigen yellows over time however I wanted to connect with y’all that maybe had the Apple clear case for a while. Does it yellow by chance? I can always pick up a new spigen for $12 but don’t want to keep reordering if I don’t have to.
 

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watuwant320

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Sep 13, 2019
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I got those too! My clear case for my xs max lasted the full year. I think these will be fine as well.
 

mrklaw

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Spigen is quite a soft case but pretty clear - I’m trying the 11 case on an X-RAY as the moment.

The apple case is much stiffer plastic so will feel different in the hand. I haven’t tried one for any length of time but if I get bored with the spigen I might try one. Yes they’re expensive but they have a good return policy and I tend to buy 4-5 cheap ones in the hunt for the elusive ‘perfect’ clear case - so if the apple one is good that’d actually be about on budget :)

Having said that - I think all/most third party cases will yellow over time. But if they’re $8 you can afford to replace a few times and they’re still pretty cheap
 

mrklaw

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I’d go Spigen just based on the full coverage for bottom of phone. You can buy three for the price of OEM if it does yellow.
Actually not a fan of full bottom coverage on cases with the new gestures. Having bottom corner coverage but a 'cutout' near where you swipe would be my preference. Still protects from bottom drops with the corners.
 

danniexi

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Actually not a fan of full bottom coverage on cases with the new gestures. Having bottom corner coverage but a 'cutout' near where you swipe would be my preference. Still protects from bottom drops with the corners.
personally, i wouldn’t want the bottom band to be exposed as the stainless steel band scratches like no other.
 

lykbutta

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I have had the Apple silicon case and the leather case and I must say that I have become a fan of the open cutout. I don’t mind if the case is hard to take off since I don’t remove cases often anyway. I was wondering if the case happens to yellow, will apple exchange it. I get a small discount through my company ..it’s $35 but i would rather pay $35 once for a solid case that doesn’t yellow