- Product Details
One of our most popular models gets revamped. The all-new Slim Armor S is designed for ultimate protection while maintaining its minimalistic look and feel. The redesigned TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) inner lining is softer but delivers better button response and improves impact protection and shock absorption with its strategically designed spider-webbed interior. The also redesigned outer polycarbonate midsection has an improved matte finish coating that offers better grip and feel.
- Slimmer form-fitted design for the iPhone 5S / 5
- Two toned colors with a metallic finish
- TPU case wrapped in polycarbonate outer midsection for extra protection
- Compatible with Apple Earpods, and earbuds with L-shaped plug (within 6.17mm diameter) including Beats by Dre.
Disclaimer: Due to the thinner nature of the Slim Armor S, the outer polycarbonate midsection is not backwards compatible with the previous Slim Armor
Q. What is the difference between the Slim Armor and the Slim Armor S?
A. The Slim Armor S for the iPhone 5 is much slimmer than the original Slim Armor case. Because of the slim design, it's much more comfortable to grip the phone than before. We are also introducing our new Advanced Shock Absorption Technology: Spider Web Pattern TPU to the Slim Armor S case.
Q. Are the frames compatible with the original Slim Armor?
A. No, the frames are not compatible between Slim Armor and Slim Armor S frames. The optional frames for the Slim Armor will not be compatible with the Slim Armor S.
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 series?
A. Yes it will be compatible with the GLAS.t series.
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
- I should have started with the Slim Armor. Favourite case ever!! Review by Gold Member
Design Value Quality
My wife would always poke fun at me because I spend so much money on trying different cases for style, protection & funcionality. I have to say this case is THE best i've ever tried! I've been eyeing this case about a year ago but i couldn't find any retail stores that sold them to give it a test drive. So i bought case after case and was never really satisfied.
My first Spigen brand case i ever tried was the Tough Armor and it was awesome! But just i tiny bit too big for my small hands. I showed my friends (who are just as finnicky as me) the tough armor and they went nuts. So we decided to order more stuff from Spigen and decided to try the slim armor s and we went even more nuts! As much as i wish i started with this case i think by going through all the cases i never would appreciate the Slim Srmor S as much as i do now.
That's my story. sorry for the long read lolz.
As for the case, the slim factor is perfect for my hands. the back does scratch easy but better the case than my precious gold iphone getting scratched. The back plate feels like a good combo between slickness and moderate grippage. Volume and sleep/wake button are super tactile. The black TPU Spigen makes is the best quality, it's strong while still pliable.
Im rocking a glas tr screen and is not affected by it whatsoever.
The only change i would make is to have the volume & sleep/wake buttons similar to the Tough Armor button design. Now that would be perfection. As long as it won't compromise the slim factor of course :-)
thanks for reading and thank you again Spigen for making the best quality cases.
(Posted on 4/10/14)
- Beautiful & Functional Review by Catrina
Design Value Quality
I am 100% impressed with this case. After shattering the screen on my 4s, I decided it was time to get some protection for my new 5s. This case is exactly as advertised - extremely thin and sleek. It barely adds any bulk to my phone (still fits very easily in my backpocket), yet it still feels like it gives great protection and that it could really absorb the impact of a fall. I love the additional silcone like "lip"around the screen - now my phone doesn't get all scratched when I place it facedown. My only complaint is that the color/back plate is a bit slippery. All and all, an amazing value, you won't find more well designed, aesthetically pleasing yet protective case - especially not one for under $30!
(Posted on 3/25/14)
- Looks great, and it works! Review by KayVee
Design Value Quality
So I don't normally write reviews, but given my previous experiences with other brands who claim to protect your phone, only to have the phone shatter when it hits the pavement, when the Slim Armor S actually did what it said it would do, I had to make a comment!
Earlier today, the phone slipped out of my hand while juggling a bunch of stuff. I had a small heart attack when my 5S hit the pavement. Thank goodness for the Slim Armor S!! Not only was my screen and everything intact, there was barely a scratch on the bottom corner where the case had absorbed the impact!
Fantastic work Spigen! Not only does the case look great (I have the dark grey/silver one), it really works to protect the phone! I would not hesitate to purchase again, and recommend to everyone.
(Posted on 3/23/14)
- best case I've ever bought Review by lauren
Design Value Quality
This is literally my favourite case I've ever owned. Ive had cases from case-mat and incipio and 2 other cases from spigen. The slim armor is by far the best. It has a sleek design and is well made.
The only thing missing is Spigen doesn't yet have an option to buy different backplates separately. I want to be able to switch the backplate every now and then to have a different colour or when mine gets too scratched up.
(Posted on 3/18/14)
- Sleek, well crafted case! Beautiful overall. Review by Scotty
Design Value Quality
I have the iPhone 5s in white/silver and I work in cellular sales currently. We had the Spigen Slim Armor S series in our inventory and I was immediately drawn to them! I did not have my iPhone 5s at first when we received them at our store, but I knew I had to have the lime green/black one, so I put it on hold! That is the case I have now on my new phone and I absolutely love it! My fiancé just got his new 5s too and he wanted one himself. We no longer have anymore Slim Armor S series in stock right now, but I want to get him an orange one as a surprise! It is his favorite color and he likes the sleekness of the case too. My next one will be the silver/glacier gray Slim Armor S case. Keep up the beautiful crafting Spigen! Swell job!
*Overall, the case has a simple, sexy look. I have not yet dropped mine, so I am not 100% sure as of the protection aspect of this particular case, but it is serving its purpose for now. No issues with clicking any buttons, accessing any ports etc. I also have a tempered glass screen over my actual screen on the phone and even with that, there are no issues with the fit around the front screen or anything! Mine does have minor scratches on the back plate, but...it is there for protection. You can't really see them and at least my actual phone is not scratched on the back, so I am content. Great case! Get one! You won't regret it and you will receive plenty of compliments!
(Posted on 3/17/14)