Spigen tough armor review iPhone 6 plus

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  1. maclove4life macrumors regular

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    i'm going to give a little review about this case...i just got it today from amazon with authentic code to verify whether it's real or fake. (note this is opinionated review based on me actually trying it out.)

    Alright let me just start off by saying it's a decent case...with a nice kickstand and nice back cover.

    The front lips (or the surroundings that holds the front screen) are very firm, therefore it will hold the case tight. the price is about 17 bucks..plus tax.

    It is a two piece case one with hard shell that holds the silicone part of the case. With this case, you wouldn't have to worry about back part of the phone.

    It has nice cushion inside the case...with 0.8 mm of lips (it said in the box)
    Here's the problem...the front cover are so thin that it's really close to the screen...another words...you drop this in front position...yeah it's more probable to cause shatter screen.
    I wouldn't dare try it out with my own iPhone....

    Let me warn you...if you have a weak heart..don't buy this...AT ALL.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LL60JU8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p107_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0NVSSX124DSR1Z9HFN0D&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

    To be quite honest...i haven't seen any good cases at the moment...i'm very careful with my iPhones or any products...I hate NO PROTECTIONS.

    You want protections...don't buy this...
    I'm actually at the point of not using the phone until otter box or life proof comes with new cases...
    Yes...i'm aware of iPhone 6 defender...and it SUCKS...yes...i don't have it but i read about it via amazon reviews.

    Even body glove case is lot better than this....

    Design:4/5 (style)
    Feature: 3/5 (kickstand)
    Protection:1/5 (front)/ 4/5 (back)
    Cost: 3/5 (worthiness)
    Anti-bending:5/5 (preventing back side of the case to bend forward)

    note: i'll wait for otter box with revise silicone and fixing the problem with power switch in which people say it's tough to use....
     
  2. dragonjinse macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the review!! I was about to buy it but I got a Incipio dualpro shine for IP 6+ instead.
    And I love it!
     
  3. maclove4life thread starter macrumors regular

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    trust me man...i'm more of construction needed material case...

    How is it? i mean the insipid dual pro shine? could you give me your review on it? I'm so fed up on purchasing cases.
     
  4. AE14 macrumors 65816

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    There are better options out there. I really think Spigen dropped the ball and made it,worse with the silly kickstand.

    UAG, Pelican and Incipio come to mind.

    I have tried all 3 and have been really impressed with the Pelican Protector.
     
  5. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    I was wanting to give the Tough Armor a try until I read some of the reveiews on it. Pelican Protector is at the top of my list now. I do have the clear Spigen bumper/TPU hybrid case which I will try out first.
     
  6. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the front lip on both the Tough Armor and Slim Armor (which are both the same size) isn't really there. The lip on the Neo Hybrid is much larger.

    My problem with the Tough and Slim isn't that it doesn't have much of a lip, it's that it makes the phone entirely unwieldy and I can no longer one-hand it.

    Spigen needs to make a Slim Armor S, and make the case as thin and unobtrusive as the Slim Armor S was for the 5/5S.

    I'm currently using an Incipio TPU case, because it adds grip to the edges and is thin enough to allow for one-handed use.
     
  7. maclove4life thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm glad u agree as well
     
  8. hotdog4u macrumors member

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    thx man..good review.
     
  9. dtao819 macrumors newbie

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    I owned the Incipio Dual Pro Shine for the 6 Plus. It was the first 6 plus case I tried and it was just "alright". It was really slippery and veryyy bulky. One thing that annoyed me the most was that it isn't completely flat. The case has a natural arc and does not sit flat on the table (making it seem like the 6 plus is bent).

    I decided to try the Spigen Neo Hybrid "Metal" instead. This case was very sleek and nice looking, but the metal bumper dropped my reception by about 1-2 bars depending where I am and slowed down both wifi and LTE speeds by a bit based on connection tests.

    I finally settled with the Spigen Tough Armor. It's less thick than the Incipio Dual Pro Shine and feels much more durable. The sharp edges do not feel uncomfortable at all.

    I'm currently waiting for the Caseology Leather Black TPU/Bumper case to come in and see how that compares to the Spigen Tough Armor.
     
  10. hotdog4u macrumors member

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    how do you like the front part of the spine tough armor? don't you feel like it's gonna break the front because lips are thin/small?
     
  11. dtao819 macrumors newbie

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    I see what you are saying. It's really hard to say whether or not it'll break upon impact. It really depends on the angle it hits. I mean, the lip is raised high enough to provide a good amount coverage for most angled drops. It really is a trade off between protection/thickness. I was more concerned of the phone bending than actually dropping it.

    I'm also tempted to try the Spigen Air Cushion, but I don't know how much the front is raised and whether or not the case is too flexible.

    I'm willing to sell my Incipio Dual Pro Shine (White/Grey) for a fraction of what I paid if anyone is interested. It's in pristine condition. Shoot me a PM if interested.
     
  12. hotdog4u macrumors member

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    i guess so..i'm not the slim jim case lover...i'm more of protection....
    but tough armor has nice cushion...

    edit: btw...if you are protection needed person..try pelican voyager as alternative to otter box...since it's not available at the moment.
     
  13. CanadaEh macrumors regular

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    I'm a long time Spigen supporter but haven't liked what's been pushed out for the 6/6+
     
  14. hotdog4u macrumors member

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    i hear you...i was open minded by trying SPIGEN...but neh..
     
  15. AE14 macrumors 65816

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    Can't go wrong with Pelican. Huge fan of their protector case for the 6 plus
     
  16. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting on the Speck Candyshell Grip (since the Grip cases' rubber hasn't seemed to have had the pencil eraser effect in the past) and the waterproof offerings from Lifeproof and that other company that did the kickstarter.
     
  17. justinbae macrumors newbie

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    it's one of the better alternative for protection...at the moment.
     

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