Spigen's decline in quality? Who to go with?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by rwkleinjr, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. rwkleinjr macrumors regular

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    I'm a massive case junkie and owned far too many for my 5. With my new 6 Plus, I'd love to calm my insatiable need for the perfect phone case.

    Only problem is - it appears my go-to brand that I finally landed on last year (Spigen) seems to have numerous bad reviews floating around regarding their new lines of cases. Which hurts, because the NeoHybrid looks better than almost anything out there. Does anyone around here own a new Spigen and think favorably of it, or is the button issue just too much to ignore? Sounds like a pain.

    I bought an over-expensive Incipio at the AT&T Store on launch day. I hate the aesthetics of it, but it seems fairly protective and the buttons feel great.
     
  2. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    I have not noticed a decrease in quality. I think perhaps a few bad apples and internet hype have exaggerated this?

    I have several 6 cases and they look like Spigen quality cases.

    No problems here
     
  3. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    I think it is premature to make this assertion. They designed and produced these cases and screen protectors before the phone was actually released. What did people expect?

    My capsule is working fine, and is comparable to previous generations of products from them.

    Customer support is questionable, but that has always been the case.
     
  4. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    got my neo hybrid for my plus yesterday and i love it
     
  5. PixieGirl, Sep 23, 2014
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    My Spigen air cushion for my iPhone plus works great and I had no problems with receiving it but I also ordered it thru Amazon. This case looks like the same quality as all my other spigen cases.
     
  6. Bambeezer macrumors regular

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    I've just started using my first Spigen case on my iPhone 6 and I'm extremely happy with the quality for $14. It's nice looking, fits great, and seems well made.

    http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00JH888P0
     
  7. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    Order only through Amazon and fulfilled by Amazon. This will mean you get the product in a timely manner.

    Neo hybrids do have button problems and can be fixed if you want to.

    The Tough armor that I ordered fits great and buttons work fine but the lip is smaller/thinner than the Iphone 5 and not what they advertise.
     
  8. asleep macrumors 68040

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  9. Ergates-thi-Ant macrumors 6502

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    I bought three Spigen cases, a Tough Armor and a Neo Hybrid, both for my 6 plus, and a capsule for my wife's 6. I'm not particularly impressed with any of them. The Neo Hybrid seems about the best and the most usable, but even it lacks much of a lip above the screen to protect against face down drops. The Tough Armor has almost no lip at all, and the Capsule fits badly and has no lip extending above the screen. I accept that all of this may be because the cases were released early, and must have been designed without confirmed physical specifications, I guess?

    I've had Speck cases, and those have impressed me very much in the past. I think I'm going back to Speck.
     
  10. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Once I installed the little 'stabilizer', my Neo Hybrid works fine. The top volume button still isn't as 'clicky' as the bottom, but it works just fine. Still, while waiting for the stabilizer, I got the Apple black (dark gray) silicone case, and I really like that, so I'm using that one for now. I am keeping the Neo Hybrid for times I want to change things up.
     
  11. rwkleinjr thread starter macrumors regular

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    I may wait to buy a Spigen until the stabilizers are completely implemented in their products.

    But I'm really, really surprised at the high marks both Apple's cases are getting. I tried out a leather one for the 5 and it felt like it was barely going to even stay on it. Returned immediately.
     
  12. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple silicon case is very nice. Best I have felt so far. Returned the leather.

    The edges are stiff, so they don't bow as some cases do. There is also a small lip for on table protection
     
  13. volntitan macrumors 6502

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    My daughter bought a leather case for her 6 and fits like a glove.
     
  14. alice.c macrumors newbie

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    complete agree with the fake review
     
  15. cjmal macrumors 6502

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    Another good experience here. Bought the Thin Fit for my iPhone 6 before the phone was even out. Arrived in 3 days and fit perfect on my phone. Absolutely no problems here.
     
  16. Damn Dirty Ape macrumors member

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    I got the brown/olive for my 6+ 128gb and so far I like it.
     

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