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Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon Review – If you’re getting a case, the Neo Hybrid Carbon needs to be in your top three
The Neo Hybrid Carbon has won us over because of its design. It fits together nicely and despite looking very slick, is awesome for handling, and its thinness maintains the sleekness of your iPhone.
For this Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon review, we’ve given it a score of 4.4 Eh’s out of 5. This is the highest rated Spigen product we’ve reviewed to date. The Neo Hybrid Carbon beats out the Tough Armor, Slim Armor, and the Neo Hybrid Metal. If you’re wondering what other cases we’ve reviewed, check out our comparison tool.
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Design – Everything fits. So damn well.
Regarding design, this is a thin, light case. It comes in two pieces and isn’t terribly difficult to install. One of the features that impresses us with the design occurs around the cutouts. The polycarbonate frame is uniform across the entire case and stretches out to allow for larger cutouts that are helpful for access. Despite the increase in size, the rounded frame fits nicely in the TPU sleeve.
We do have to note that the back of the case does scratch a little easier than other iPhone cases as the wear and tear of a week’s worth of usage are quite visible on the back.
Protection – Not as tough as other cases
We were a little worried in terms of protection because of the thinness and lightness of the case. Spigen says that the case is drop-rated to military standards but doesn’t offer an actual height.
From our experience, a military drop-tested case will usually protect the iPhone from a four-foot drop. The 4ft drop in the video left the iPhone unscathed but resulted in the polycarbonate frame cracking slightly.
We will add that the lip of the case, like all other Spigen cases is quite shallow, so you need to be careful when putting the iPhone down face first.
Functionality – The buttons on the Neo Hybrid Carbon are yummy?
In terms of handling, this is where the Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon shines. The rounded edges of the bumper and TPU frame make the iPhone in the case, feel like a naked iPhone. Despite looking slick, the edges have a nice grip so using your iPhone in one hand isn’t a lost cause.
The cutouts on the case are large and excellent, especially the mute switch which allows you to use any finger to access the switch rather than just a pinky like the Neo Hybrid.
The buttons on this case feel solid, are made out of metal and feel great. Most of the time, cases make the buttons a little harder to use but not the Neo Hybrid Carbon. They work so well that I can barely tell the difference between the a naked iPhone and one that’s installed inside the Carbon.