Slim Armor "S"

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  1. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.amazon.com/SPIGEN-SGP-iPhone-Protective-Armor/dp/B00DD62R40

    I found this interesting case in SPIGEN's Amazon store. Supposedly, it's thinner than the original version. Here's the description:

    SPIGEN never ceases to amaze me with their releases. This case has a lot of potential. I wonder how much slimmer it actually is.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Wow, want to know!


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  3. MLAM macrumors regular

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    Proving these images are accurate it will give an idea

    Slim Armor
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    Slim Armor S
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    I hope it will be the same if not better than the SwitchEasy Tones, if it is then I'm going to get one
     
  4. RichardC300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Looking at the pictures, it does look slimmer. You can tell by the camera hole and the angle of the chamfer edge around the back of the phone.
     
  5. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

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    I used the slim armor case for a couple months and noticed signal loss. I didn't know how that was possible but it was happening. I put on my original incipio kicksnap case and had better service/signal strength.
     
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    I was lucky enough to get one of these off eBay for £5 and love it.

    The only fault i have is it sits pretty flush with the front of the phone. I wouldn't want to drop it face down that's for sure.

    Its also not that tight of a fit as it feels like if you did drop it the phone would bounce out of the case.

    Haven't dropped the phone yet (and hopefully wont) so dont know for sure if what i've stated would actually happen but IMO......it would :(
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    S or pre-S?


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  8. RichardC300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That sounds cheap. Too good to be true cheap. Maybe you got a knockoff.
     
  9. MLAM macrumors regular

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    If it is the same seller I saw then it was a knock off as someone on another forum bought one and the seller refunded him no questions asked and he got to keep the case.
     
  10. Designed4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Pre-S

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    It was on auction. Same seller was selling them for £15.99 buy it now.

    Definitely not a knock off or i'd have backed it straight away. Came in genuine Spigen sealed packaging.
     
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    I have an S on the way to me for Wednesday delivery. I don't have a Pre-S to compare to however...
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    I just caved.

    Also have an S coming for 24th. Amazon Prime

    Will compare to my slightly scratched up pre-S.

    Best case scenario. Front lip for glass is a hair thicker (it looks it in photos). Rear is much thinner. Not holding my breathe.


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  13. futurefortress macrumors newbie

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    Please post pics here, I want the case but not sure if I want to pay $25 for small revisions..

    Also did anyone notice that it says "Compatible with All versions of iPhone 5 (2012) / iPhone 5S (2013)"?
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    It's a guess.

    But it's possible... iPhone 5S if it's launched in September... has already started production. So *some people* somewhere are in the know.
     
  15. Bamff macrumors regular

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    I'm using the Pre S and like the look of the new S. My question is, and like everyone that owns one and is planning on getting one is would the polycarbonate back scratch as easily as the PreS?
    If it were to, I don't think it's worth it
     
  16. RichardC300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have a Neo Hybrid on the way, but if this case is indeed slim, I will have to add it to my collection!
     
  17. vong macrumors 6502a

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    Let us know which one is better! Slim Armor S or Neo Hybrid. When my Magpul case goes to the crappers I'll be switching to one of those two.
     
  18. MLAM macrumors regular

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    I look forward to your pictures and thoughts :)

    Looking at some of the details it says this about the front lip

    0.8mm lip to protect the screen when the phone is face down
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    Correction, 23rd, today, this evening. Just got shipping update.
     
  20. MLAM macrumors regular

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    Great news, will you be able to post up some initial thoughts and pictures later tonight Menel?
     
  21. Menel macrumors 603

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    damn, if only I was dragging my feet this morning. Went out the door 10 minutes prior.

     
  22. MLAM macrumors regular

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    Aha well atleast you have it and the delivery guy actually posted it.

    What case are you using at the moment? Slim Armor?
     
  23. Menel macrumors 603

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    I dipped home for lunch.

    It's not perceptibly thinner. Maybe with a caliper.
    There is no more lip on the front glass.
    The audio holes on the bottom still don't line up.

    The polycarbonate shell is 2-3mm taller, so it is not cross compatible with the pre-S Slim Armor.

    The black aperture piece around the camera is shinier, and has a shallower angle.
     
  24. MLAM, Jul 23, 2013
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    Appreciate you nipping home for Lunch to have a look.

    A bit of a shame to hear that it isn't much thinner, then again I never have used the Slim Armor case.

    I guess the design limits to what they can do in terms of slimness, if it was along the lines of the Neo Hybrid I think it would have been a winner.

    Would you recommend people to buy it or better off getting a Neo Hybrid?
     
  25. Menel macrumors 603

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    Haven't seen Neo Hybrid.

    I think this new one has less lip. When set it down, soft sound if rubber for old slim armor. New one has a hard tink of glass touching table.

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    You can just make out how much thinner it is there in second photo. New on left, old on right. L O L

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