Spigen Tough Armor vs Slim Armor

wxman2003

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I have been using the Slim armor with my 6 Plus the last few days and got the tough armor today to compare. I was surprised that the tough armor was much weaker at the volume rockers compared to the Slim. It is quite easy to bend compared to the slim. Perhaps because the soft inner shell has a bigger foot print at the volume rockers. The slim is not quite as thick as the tough armor, but it sure seems more rigid. If you are worried about bending issues, stick with the slim armor. The weakest part of the tough armor case is also the weakest point of the iPhone 6 Plus. The case bends way too easy. In fact, the Spigen Thin Fit case is more rigid than the slim armor or the tough armor. That case is very hard to bend. My choice for best bending protection is the thin fit followed by the slim armor. The best overall protection would be the Slim Armor.
 
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Ergates-thi-Ant

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Sep 9, 2013
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Personally, I'll stick with neither. The tough armor isn't tough, as it has virtually no lip extending above the phone screen on the 6 plus. I returned my case because of this, yet to receive a refund with some severely obstructionist emailing from the retailer.

I think it's one of those cases that was rushed out before the iPhone was released and consequently is a bad and non-fitting design.
 

maflynn

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I opted for the thin armor over the tough armor. From the reviews I've read, for the iPhone 6 plus, the thin armor is better in your hand. I've read complaints about the corners on the touch armor. Both look like they're nearly identical as well.

I do think they offer a modicum of increased protection but nothing like otterbox defender, but then the defender comes at a price of increased girth. The iP6+ is a large phone as it is, I'd rather not add a lot more bulk to it. I think (at least I'm hoping) the Spigen offers some protection but not too much bulk
 

Munitalp

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Jul 17, 2007
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Personally, I'll stick with neither. The tough armor isn't tough, as it has virtually no lip extending above the phone screen on the 6 plus. I returned my case because of this, yet to receive a refund with some severely obstructionist emailing from the retailer.

I think it's one of those cases that was rushed out before the iPhone was released and consequently is a bad and non-fitting design.
+1

Returned my Tough Armor as well -- there is virtually no lip on the front at all, so no screen protection…
 

Hade5

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Oct 6, 2014
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I have a request. What about checking out the Neo Hybrid Metal? I feel like the metal band will add more rigidity to the 6+. In theory, the amount of metal added will put it in class with the previous iPhones. I know people have said it feels slippery with one hand use, but I don't intend on using my 6+ with one hand.

p.s. I'd do the test myself, but I have to wait till November for my iPhone.
 

Apollo 13

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Also returned my tough Armor because of lack of lip. Got a speck candyshell grip and the lip is nice and just like lasts years tough armor case.
 

Ergates-thi-Ant

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Sep 9, 2013
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I have a request. What about checking out the Neo Hybrid Metal? I feel like the metal band will add more rigidity to the 6+. In theory, the amount of metal added will put it in class with the previous iPhones. I know people have said it feels slippery with one hand use, but I don't intend on using my 6+ with one hand.

p.s. I'd do the test myself, but I have to wait till November for my iPhone.
I have the ordinary Neo Hybrid in Dante red for my iPhone 6 plus. That's quite a nice case, and it has more lip than the tough armor. I don't have as high protection expectations from this case as it's obv. a slim minimalist case/bumper.
 

johnparjr

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I have both I prefer the tough armor do to its angled edges the slim is rounded and for me made the phone too wide
 
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