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Spigen Rugged Armor Review – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Cases

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Spigen Rugged Armor Review – Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge)

The Spigen Rugged Armor is our least favourite tough cases made by Spigen. The handling of the S7 inside the Rugged Armor is quite poor (unless that’s what you want in a case). This S7 case is drop-rated even though it feels quite flimsy in our hands.

The Rugged Armor looks “grippy” but the texture isn’t enough to keep in our hands easily. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a relatively heavy phone, and we ended up dropping the device on the table several times while trying to pick it up. The Rugged Armor does have an advantage over the Spigen Tough and Slim Armors as the buttons on the case are readily available, and the entire setup is just slightly smaller.

For our Spigen Rugged Armor Review, we’ve given this S7 case a score of 3.1 Eh’s out of 5. The Rugged Armor is one of our lowest rated cases and is right there with the Spigen Liquid Crystal and Thin Fit though those two cases rate poorly regarding protection. If you don’t mind something bigger, the Otterbox Commuter and Tech 21 Evo Check are decent choices if you’re looking for something non-Spigen. 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 Rugged Armor
 
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iPhone 6(s): 19.99 USD
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ProsPros:
- Spigen's cheapest drop-rated case
ConsCons:
- Case is quite slippery
- Doesn't feel solid
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Spigen Rugged Armor)
Design- Not as big as the Tough/Slim Armors
- Case fits well with S7
- Front/back will slip around on flat surfaces
- Fairly light/doesn't add noticeable weight to S7
- Holds up well to wear/tear
- Corners don't sit well in the palm
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
Protection- Single layered case
- Edges provide screen protection
- No issues with dust/debris
- Drop-rated
- 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
- Case doesn't work well with 1-handed usage (too slippery)
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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 for the different cases:

  • Thinnest – Spigen Thin Fit
  • Clear back – Spigen Ultra Hybrid for the S7 Edge (it has raised edges)
  • Toughest – Spigen Tough Armor

Again, for our Spigen Rugged Armor review, we gave this case a score of 3.1 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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