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Spigen Neo Hybrid Review – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Cases

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Spigen Neo Hybrid Review – Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge)

The Spigen Neo Hybrid is a two piece case that that comes in a variety of different setups. For the iPhone, we’ve reviewed the Neo Hybrid Carbon and Metal variants and in generaly, we like them. In fact, the Neo Hybrid Carbon is one of our favourite cases for the iPhone 6s Plus. For the S7, we have two versions, the normal Neo Hybrid and the Neo Hybrid Crystal. As of this review, the Neo Hybrid is drop-rated whereas the Neo Hybrid Crystal isn’t though its a pretty solid case.

For the normal Neo Hybrid, the case fits well together. The back of the case has a lot of texture which makes the case feel a bit more stable with one-handed usage. The one-handed usage is also improved by the tapered edges on the case. The texture on the back of the case isn’t as grippy as we like so it will slide around a bit if placed back first.

The Neo Hybrid Crystal has the same setup as the Neo Hybrid and except the bulk of the case is transparent which results in fingerprinting issues. The issues aren’t as apparent as fingerprinting on the the Ultra Hybrid and Crystal Shell due to the slight pattern on the back. The clear back isn’t raised off a flat surface so scratches will show up over time.

For our Spigen Neo Hybrid Review, we’ve given this S7 case a score of 3.7 Eh’s out of 5 (the Crystal version scored 3.4 due to the lack of drop protection and increased wear/tear). The Neo Hybrid is an average case from our perspective as it scores lower than the Tough, Slim Armors as well as the Otterbox Commuter. If you want to see what other Spigen cases that we’ve reviewed, check out our comparison tool!

If you’re looking for some help choosing the right Spigen case for you, scroll to the bottom of this review and we’ve got several use-cases to help you out.

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 Spigen Neo Hybrid (and Crystal)
 
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(out of 5)
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PricePrice:
iPhone 6(s): 34.99 USD
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ProsPros:
- Back of the regular Neo Hybrid has a lot of texture
- Provides compariable protection to the Tough Armor
ConsCons:
- Certain versions of the case will slide around easier
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Spigen Neo Hybrid)
Design- One of Spigen's largest cases
- Case fits well with S7 if installed properly
- Normal version of the case slides around easily
- Not noticeable on the S7
- Crystal version will show wear/tear/fingerprints more than the normal
- Corners don't sit in palm well
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
Protection- Multi-layered case
- Edges provide screen protection
- No issues with dust/debris
- Normal version is drop-rated/Crystal version is not
- No screen protector included
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
Functionality- Buttons are easy to use/find
- No extra versatility
- Edges do not interfere with screen
- No issues with hardware access
- Crystal version is better with one-handed usage
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What Spigen Galaxy S7 case should you get?

From our experience with a dozen Spigen cases between the iPhone and S7, here’s what we’ve come up with the different cases:

  • Thin and grippy – Spigen Liquid Crystal
  • Tougher – Spigen Slim Armor
  • Toughest and handles well – Spigen Tough Armor

Again, for our Spigen Neo Hybrid Review, we gave this case a score of 3.7 Eh’s out of 5. Have questions about our post? Please ask them on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page.

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