Spigen Slim Armor Case for Google Nexus 5 – Review

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With Nexus 5,  Google designed the sexy smartphone with one special quality feature in mind – It’s Simplicity! I wanted to keep the same simplicity and elegant design of the phone alive and i decided to go for Spigen SGP’s Slim Armor Case for Google nexus 5. Luckily, my friends over Mobile Fun were able to send me a brand new Spigen Slim armor case (black) for me to try it out, although they have a dozen of other nexus 5 cases and accessories to choose, as well.

As the name suggests, the Slim Armor case for nexus 5 is specially designed to protect the device at all angles. The TPU Case features improved shock absorption on the top, bottom, and corners to effectively protect the Nexus 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.

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The polycarbonate midsection has a glossy finish and can be removed from the TPU. The case fits precisely onto the Nexus 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 glossy UV coating to prevent the colors from fading or rubbing off. Slim Armor is designed to highlight the shape and style of the Nexus 5.


What’s in the box?

1. Slim Armor Case.

2. Certificate of Authenticity.

Build Quality, Design and Protection :

The Case has Dual layers though you don’t have to remove the layers to fit in the nexus 5. The smartphone feels somewhat heavy than before and the case adds bulk to the phone. No doubt the case gives extreme level of protection and comfort. The first layer of the case is made of rubber and is very flexible for absorbing shock. All ports and buttons are well placed and have no issues whatsoever.

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The power button is a little hard to press in the initial stage but later its absolutely perfect. The volume buttons are designed very well and has no accidental button issues. The case has rubber sides to on the top and bottom for enhanced shock absorption, grip and slim design.

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The second layer of the case is made of hard plastic though it feels and looks like metal. its highly durable but then again it is a fingerprint magnet and draws marks and scuffs easily though you can clean it in just 10-15 seconds. This second layer protection gives the case a sturdy feel and an elegant look. The case makes the whole nexus 5 experience last longer.

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The case doesn’t interfere with the screen protector or even the tempered glass protector. It fits perfectly even with Spigen’s tempered glass protector and other third party screen protectors.

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The speaker grill also has openings along with the charging port which is a bit tight and users with third party chargers may have issues connecting the charger sometimes. The camera is very safe in here. It is very well placed and has space to breath. The flash doesn’t interfere with the camera. When placed on a table the camera doesn’t contact any objects or the surface. its above the level. All photos and videos taken with the case are absolutely fine and have no issues or any confusion.

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Pros :

1. Very well built and designed.
2. Elegant Look
3. Premium Feel.
4. High level protection.

Cons :

1. Adds bulk to the phone.
2. Charging port is sometimes an issue for third-party chargers
3. The second layer of the case is a Fingerprint magnet.

Verdict :

If you are looking for extreme protection for your nexus 5 along with an elegant look and premium feel then this is the only case that you’ll ever need!

The case is available in 4 colors – Smooth Black, Champagne gold, Infinity White and the recently launched Bright Red.The Spigen SGP Slim Armor case for Google Nexus 5 is available for $32.99 from Mobile Fun (at the time of writing).

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Hassan Elyas

Founder, Editor-in-chief at TheAndroidCop.com
Hassan is a die-hard Android fan, Passionate tech blogger and the Founder,editor-in-chief of TheAndroidCop.com. He loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. Most of the time, you will find Hassan either programming or listening to some groovy music.