Review: Spigen SGP Modello Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by agallowa, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. agallowa macrumors regular

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    First things first I must say this is right up there looks wise as one of my favorite cases period for the iPhone 4. The design of the Modello is so tastefully done its easy to fall in love with its minimal profile and unique back cover designs.

    The case is a unique mixture of polycarbonate and silicon plastic making it one of the nicest feeling cases I have held in my hand. The texture of the Modello really has to be felt in person to understand and appreciate it. It's the perfect balance between your normal hard polycarbonate cases and the soft silicon cases that have been around for ages.

    The Modello has a very minimal design to it that is welcomed with open arms and overall fits the iPhone well. The only negative I found with the Modello is I wish it was just a tad more secure around the edges. It may be impossible to tell from just the pictures but when using the case on an everyday basis I noticed that the Modello had a tendency to slightly move around the corner areas easier than you would want. While this didn't happen on a constant basis it would just be nice if it were a bit more secure all around the phone.

    All of your normal ports and buttons are very accessible with your volume and lock buttons covered by the Modello and can still easily be used.

    One of the things that makes the Modello stand out is the various design patterns that are featured on the back of the case. The Modello is offered in several different colors with each one having a different design on the back. The grey version we have has a very cool lined pattern to it that has a unique inlayed look. I definitely have not seen a pattern or finish like this on any other iPhone case out there. I got several nice comments from people when using this case which is a testament to how nice it looks.

    The last thing I love about this case is the overall profile of it. The footprint of the case is very small and slim while still giving you adequate protection from scratches and small drops. It still gives you good lay on the table protection as well as protecting your iPhones back and various buttons.

    I would happily recommend the Modello case to anyone looking for that near perfect balance of design and function. All of that paired with its super affordable price at only $14.99 the Modello case is an absolute no brainer. Check out Spigen's site below for a look at all of the different colors they offer for nearly every type of person.
     

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  2. agallowa thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. wymi macrumors regular

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    I bought the Black version of this case with the cross pattern on the back. It's a nice case, slim design and good texture to the touch. I don't like the sharp angular cut edges. I also noticed the power button is overly sensitive and can be activated just by pressing the edge of the lip in front of the button. I have switched between this and my Magpul case a few times and I still prefer the Magpul case over the Modelo case.
     
  5. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Other than the sensitive power button, I totally agree about the Modello. I used it for a day before I returned it and went back to my trusty Magpul Executive Field Case. The edges on the Modello were way too sharp and I found the case to be a little too boxy, especially once I went back to the Magpul and its rounded edges.
     
  6. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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    Great review!

    I agree with your points. Only wish the Modello had build in port covers.
     

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