- Product Details
SPIGEN SGP Slim Armor case for the iPhone 5S / 5 is specifically designed to protect the iPhone 5S / 5 at all angles. The TPU case features improved shock absorption on the top, bottom, and corners to effectively protect the iPhone 5S / 5 from external impact. Slim Armor is double layered with a TPU case and a polycarbonate hard case to provide additional protection in a form-fitted design. The polycarbonate midsection has a metallic finish and can be removed from the TPU. This allows the Slim Armor to be interchanged with different colors. The case fits precisely onto the iPhone 5S / 5 for a natural and sleek look, and the speaker opening is specifically designed to fully utilize the speaker without reducing sound quality. The polycarbonate midsection has a matte finish coating design to provide the best grip with a soft touch. Slim Armor is designed to highlight the two-toned colors and structural edges of the back of iPhone.
- Slim and form-fitted to the iPhone 5S / 5
- Two toned colors with a metallic finish
- TPU case layered with a polycarbonate midsection for extra durability
- Compatible with Apple EarPods, and earbuds with L-shaped plug (within 6.17mm diameter) including Beats by Dr.Dre.
Without question, Slim Armor makes a very positive initial impression: the color choices are smart and will likely have broad appeal, it’s nearly as protective as we’d expect from the best cases, and comes in at an affordable price that makes us appreciate these factors even more. Read the full review
Q. What does it mean by "Double Layered"?
A. The case is actually in two parts, we have the anti-shock absorbent TPU case as the body and a polycarbonate hard case shell for that additional protection. The hard case portion is interchangeable with other Slim Armor hard cases.
Q. How do I remove the case?
A. Remove the device by pushing the case from the upper right corner first. Then push the upper left corner of the case to completely separate the device from the case.
Q. Can I use the case with my headphones/speaker?
A. The case is compatible with Apple EarPods, and earbuds with L-shaped plugs (within 6.17mm diameter) including Beats by Dr.Dre.
Q. Is it made out of real metal?
A. The Gunmetal and Metal Slate are the names of the colors that are available, but the actual case is made out of polycarbonate with a metallic finish.
Q. Is the case compatible with the GLAS.t or GLAS.tR (Slim and Non-Slim)
A. Yes it will be compatible with the GLAS.t and GLAS.tR, both Slim and Non-Slim
Q. What if I had more questions about the product?
A. Not a problem, just contact our Product Development Customer Support team on Helpdesk: www.spigen.com/contacts
- Fantastic Case!!! Everything you want! Review by prettyImpressed
Design Value Quality
To give some quick background, I am very picky about the iPhone cases I use. 2 years ago I got my first ever iPhone (4S) and spent many hours researching various cases and tossing up between armor/protectiveness and slimness/lightweightedness - which, let's be honest, are really the two main things people look for in cases, apart from appearance/design.
It was especially important to me to choose an excellent case as I wasn't paying insurance for my phone. For 24 months I tried over 10 cases and my favourite was the OtterBox defender case, which is one of the most well-known and popular 'armor' cases around - however, it is incredibly bulky which can be annoying to carry in your pockets..
2 weeks ago I purchased a new iPhone 5S 64GB which I am not paying insurance on either. Again, I shopped around and considered getting another OtterBox case but really wanted something thin and lightweight - what's the point of getting the lightest, slimmest iPhone but then doubling or tripling the weight/size??
I stumbled upon the Spigen Slim Armor case, and I spent a long time weighing it up between other options, reading reviews, looking at pictures, and so on. In general, I prefer a case that actually has an extra protective element for the screen, such as a clip-on cover like the Defenders, or a thin material that works like a flip phone, which attaches using a small clasp or magnet (I tried both designs in the past and liked them both).
So I was very sceptical about an 'armored' case whose only screen protection seemed to be the normal screen protector, or at best a 'tempered-glass' cover, a term that, although it sounds fancy, doesn't necessarily inspire confidence in me that it would be unbreakable...
I watched a video review and the guy showed that the case has a slight lip which is designed to fit snugly with the glass protector and serves as a barrier, so if the phone is dropped and lands on the face, the lip actually prevents the screen from touching the ground, unless of course there's a big rock that it lands directly on or something.
I ended up purchasing the case - the relatively low price was definitely a factor too - and it arrived yesterday. In a way, I was surprised that there were "so few" bits to arrive - I was waiting for layers of reinforcement and a fairly thick glass protector but everything was actually incredibly SLIM, just as the name implies! :)
Now my phone is sitting well-ensconced in it's beautifully sleek, light, good-looking and (best of all) sturdy/secure case which after much close inspection and even a few tests, I am 100% confident that it will be protected from all major damage for at least 24 months and that I'd literally have to smash it with all my strength from a 3-storey building down into a pit full of spears with razor-sharp adamantium (see Wolverine) heads for the screen to be damaged.
As I said, the design is very stylish and looks amazing (I highly recommend the Metal Slate colour, it complements my Space Grey iPhone perfectly), and the iPhone 5S with this case is literally about as wide and heavy as my iPhone 4S was WITHOUT a case!
Thanks Spigen, I really appreciate the quality and design of your product, and I recommend this to all who want to find that perfect balance between protection and functionality/style. Plus, fast shipping and custom-designed to fit with screen protector (get the glass one, no loss of sensisitivity, etc.), and if anything, the case makes it easier/more responsive when using buttons (e.g. volume) and while the bottom is protected, there is ample space for both the lightning connector and headphone jack ports.
2 SMALL NEGATIVES:
1) I haven't experienced this myself yet, but the only real negative feedback I could consistently see in other user reviews was that the aluminium back (the coloured part e.g. gold, metal slate) is rumoured to scratch easily. Looking at it, it appears that this could easily be true but I can deal with that - better than the back of my phone!
2) I read somewhere that the little "home" button that you can choose to stick on doesn't affect/impair functionality at all and in fact is easier to use. I agree with this BUT I'm disappointed (although I did expect this to happen - I was surprised to hear that this would still work) that the Touch ID (to unlock/restore app purchases) DOES NOT WORK/RESPOND if you stick the button on. I chose to turn my ID off and see how I go, the good news is that you can easily take the button off again, and it really does seem to improve sensitivity, as well as looking great with the rest of the case (depending on what colour you choose to use - I don't recommend pink with slate grey for example). But if you choose not to use it, honestly the phone still looks just as amazing and the button is as easy as always to press, as long as you positioned your screen protector properly :)
Longest review ever - 5 million stars for this product!
(Posted on 2/4/14)
- Great fit, look, and price Review by jedeaton77
Design Value Quality
I did a lot of research before buying a case for my new iPhone 5s. I liked the look and feel of this case over all the others. It fits perfectly, and there's not a lot of bulk. I am using the GLAS.tR Slim glass screen protector in conjunction with this case. I was a little nervous as I prepared to put it on, since I didn't want to put it on crooked or trap dust/link behind the glass. Use the button hole at the bottom as your guide, and make sure you clean your hands and the iPhone screen beforehand. It's perfect, and I love the feel of the tempered glass! I couldn't have asked for a better case and screen protector. Excellent work!
(Posted on 1/21/14)
- Great Protective Slim Case for iPhone 5S Review by pura vida
Design Value Quality
This is a terrific case for the iPhone 5/5S series that is for fitting and slim. Just enough of a lip above screen to provide added protection to the screen edges. (And the Spigen Glas protectors fit perfectly with the case.
The only negative is that while the aluminum back does complement the design of the iPhone and the overall look, it scratches easily. Not a big deal, but you'll want to pay more attention to things in your pocket that might scratch not the screen but the back itself.
(Posted on 12/29/13)
- love it love it Review by kc304
Quality Design Value
Wanted a slim case to replace my Speck case, and show off the lines of my Iphone 5. Did some online research and the Slim Armor looked like it was what i was looking for.The case lives up to it's name, slim, protective and looks great! The front side bumper could be a tad deeper, but it still provides protection if you place your phone face down. I understand why some prefer the bigger, bulkier cases, but I'm generally carefaul with my phone and wanted something to prevent sctaches on the body and provde some level of protection. Hopefully the case won't scratch as easily as others have stated, but better to scatch the case than the phone! Bottmom line--offers protection and really looks great.
(Posted on 10/22/13)
- One of the best case for iPhone 5S Review by siix
Quality Design Value
I've been using the Slim Armor(s) case and it works great. The only drawback is the back plate which is easily scratch. Spigen should look into a better scatch proof aluminium back plate and this product will be awesome. It can be sold separately for user who really need it.
(Posted on 10/7/13)