iPhone 5 case with good protection that's thin?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by clark98ut, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. clark98ut macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2012
    I just picked up my 5 and went ahead and got a Otterbox Defender for it for the time being, but I want something slimmer/smaller. The Defenders are nice, they're just too bulky in my opinion. Is there anything else out there that anybody would recommend? I'm not so worried about scratching the glass, but I do want to protect it and the rest of the phone from drops.


  2. Koebot macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2012
  3. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    I hear poetic atmosphere is good.

    I preordered the rokform case... Looks awesome for my needs.
  4. JS3 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2010
    My incase is kinda thin. Actually feels really good on the phone. No bulk. I bought it at Best buy.
  5. clark98ut thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2012
    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.


    You have a link for these guys?
  6. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2012
    OMG! That is just too cute! Where can you purchase them from?? Do you have a link for this?
  7. Rabidkeebler macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    I'm kinda in the same boat. But I do want a bezel to protect the front glass. I'm leaning either towards the Poetic Atmosphere or the Photive Natural Slim. Lol fortunately they are both so cheap that I'm kinda tempted to order both and figure out which one I would prefer to have.
  8. clark98ut thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2012
    Anybody tried the iLuv Twain case or the Incipio Faxion?
  9. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  10. Euro320 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2012
  11. dwa2011 macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2011
    Northwest Atlanta
    you ever considered Rokform? their new iPhone 5 case looks like an advanced Otterbox Commuter case combined with the Otterbox Reflex. Just a suggestion --> http://www.rokform.com/cart/Rokshield-v3-iPhone5-Case.html
  12. ntnwwnet macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2006
    I ordered all of these. Below are my thoughts.

    1. splash ZERO Ultra-Slim PolyCarbonate Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B005SE9JYG&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    2. KaysCase HardSkin Cover Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0096Q7W6Y&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    3. elago S5 Slim Fit 2 Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B009B3TVX4&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    4. BoxWave Minimus for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B001D27I8G&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    5. [LF Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Light Feeling Premium Hard Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B00993E7RG&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    6. [SF Matte Black] Apple iPhone 5 Ringke SLIM Soft Feeling Premium Hard Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B00993E8B6&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    7. Photive Hybrid iPhone 5 Bumper Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0092TQHP2&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    8. KaysCase Slim Soft Skin Cover Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B008OG8A9K&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    9. KaysCase HardSkin Cover Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0096Q7WOG&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    10. Photive Natural Slim Fit Case for Apple iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B0097BZNPK&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    11. Anker Glaze Case for iPhone 5: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B008WXM43S&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20

    12. SPIGEN SGP iPhone 5 Case MATTE Hard Case Protection Cover [Ultra Thin Air]: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SIN=B009D4IMH2&linkCode=as2&tag=6458422537-20


    1. Snug fit and the front has extended lip around the screen edge the glass won't touch the table if you put it face down. Top & bottom are exposed. Generic cutout for volume buttons & vibrate switch.

    2. Feels cheap. But it's slim. Top & bottom exposed.

    3. Very well built. Fits perfectly. Top & bottom exposed.

    4. Pretty much the same as #3.

    5. Not bad. This one's a matte color and not very grippy. Fits perfectly. Only top & bottom are exposed.

    6. Same as #6, but with a rubbery, grippy feel. Fits perfectly. Only top & bottom are exposed.

    7. The left, right and top of the bumper are a shiny black with the front and back edges being a off-black or almost dark grey color. Bumper is flexible but firm.

    8. The case is a tight fit around the phone, it's a perfect fit that goes on without scratching the aluminum sides. The left and right bumpers of the case are hard plastic, while the back/top/bottom are rubber-ish TPU

    9. It has a smooth, comfortable feel to it. It doesn't add any unnecessary weight and it fits nice and snug, as expected.

    10. I like. Reminds me of the Case-Mate Barely There series. The fit is perfect. Fully covers left & right sides of phone. Top & bottom are open.

    11. Meh. TPU case paired with a plastic bumper. All sides are covered.

    12. Super light, no bulk, fits perfect yet not to hard to put on or take off.
  13. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010

    I have some thin cases and some thick ones . . . but I think the most protection from the thinnest case would be Switcheasy Tones. Really nice fit and great protection, but still quite thin.
  14. ezhilk macrumors member

    May 15, 2011
    I tried both the Ringke slimfit and the elago slimfit for the white iphone 5 and found that Ringke was slightly thinner than the elago one and had a near perfect fit. Also, the elago case was glossy and had a slippery grip compared to the ringke one and I almost let my phone slip a couple of times with that case.
  15. canman4PM macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2012
    Kelowna BC
    Just a comment.

    I have to admit, that I haven't got around to buying a case for my year old 4S. It just looks too nice to put in a box of any kind. I had one for my first iPhone, a 3G, but I never used it after having it about a month. It was too thick in the pocket, and ruined the look of the phone. Given that the 4S is way prettier than the 3G, I just can't bare to cover it up.

    I know I'll be sorry one of these days, but I have dropped it once hard enough to dent the metal bezel, but with no harm to the glass...

    (rolls eyes at self)

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