More sturdy than spigen slim armor but thinner than candy shell?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by marddin, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. marddin macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I recently purchased a sgp slim armor case for my 5S and while I love the color combo I got I feel it's not as sturdy as my old speck candy shell. I hate how candy shells have terrible color selection so I'm looking for an alternative.

    I feel like if I drop my phone with sgp slim armor it may damage. With the candy shell I've dropped thousands of times.

    Any suggestions?
  2. natejohnstone@g macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2007
    Have you tried the Spigen Neo Hybrid (the full case, not the bumper-only one)?

    Those are a bit thinner than the Slim Armor (even thinner than the Slim Armor S), and to me they seem to have a bit more drop protection *untested!
  3. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    Spigen Tough Armor works great and is still thin
  4. nioted macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    +1 on the Tough Armor. I first had the slim armor then Spigen released the tough armor and I decided to get it. It offers very good protection with just a bit more thickness then the slim armor. Definitely thinner than the candy shell. I liked it so much a got a second one in a different color. I hope they sell the backplate separately like the slim armor.
  5. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Thanks for the comment. I have a UAG navigator coming. Will also order a tough armor to try out. Visually it seems like it'd be thicker than the candy shell but I will order one and give it a shot. Thanks!
  6. nioted macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    I also have a UAG. I loved it on my iphone 4 so I bought it for the 5S when I caught it on sale. Its a bit bulkier by a millimeter or 2 compared to the tough armor. They both provide a good lip (table lay) so you wont scratch the screen.
  7. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I really liked the contrast in color from the tough armor. It just felt less protected. I was able to easily pull the case off with just a the push of my thumb on the corner. Hopefully the UAG isn't to bulky.

    Thanks again for the precise and detailed comments!

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