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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

 

Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon Review - InfographicToday we’re going to review the Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon for the iPhone 6 (s+). This is a thin iPhone case that is currently our favorite Spigen iPhone case.

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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PricePrice:
iPhone 6(s+): 34.99 USD
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ProsPros:
- Super slim
- Fairly "grippy"
- great access to iphone
- One of Spigen's better cases
ConsCons:
- Low edges
- Back shows wear and tear
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
- None that we found
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon)
Weight/Bulk/InstallationWeight/Bulk/Install (4.5/5):
- One of the slimmer iPhone cases we've reviewed
Build QualityBuild Quality (3.5/5):
- Everything fits well
- TPU shows scratches
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon)
General ProtectionGeneral Protection (3.25/5):
- Drop-rated (Spigen doesn't say from how high)
- Small lip for screen protection especially around bottom of iPhone
- Fits well together so dust won't be an issue
- No screen protector
Functionality Rating
Functionality
(Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (4.75/5):
- Really nice buttons
- Large cutouts
- Not as grippy as other cases
Screen FunctionalityScreen Functionality (5/5):
- Doesn't get in the way of accessing your iPhone's screen
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Design – Everything fits. So damn well.

Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon Review

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.

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Protection – Not as tough as other cases

Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon Review - Drop test damage

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.

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Functionality – The buttons on the Neo Hybrid Carbon are yummy?

Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon Review - Functionality

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.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Robert

    November 24, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Can you do a review of the thin fit hybrid? I’d also like to know how compatible it is with edge to edge glass screen protectors such as the Beluga or cinder. Any advise would be appreciated.

    • Aaron Ho

      November 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      I’ll see what I can do.

  2. anson

    January 27, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I have this case, and totally agree with the awesome fit & finish. My main concern is that the smooth edges do not allow for any additional grip, and i wish would have wider/flat edges for me to hold on to. That’s one thing i miss from the old 5s (flat-edge) design days 🙁

  3. Josh

    July 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Hey man love your reviews just bought this case I’m waiting on it to be shipped 🙂 was curious to know what the best screen protector might be for this case was looking at the winnergear topaz just not sure if maybe the iLoome screen mate max would be a better choice?

    • Aaron Ho

      July 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      The screenmate max would fit…I’m not sure about the Topaz due to the edge to edge fit. I don’t have the Topaz on my phones anymore so I can’t check. Winnergear might be able to tell you.

      • Josh

        July 14, 2016 at 6:55 am

        Ok awesome because in your screen mate max video you said might have a problem getting your case to fit but this one does fit well with that screen protector?

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