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Spigen Tough Armor Review – Galaxy S7 and Edge Cases

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

The Spigen Tough Armor is one of Spigen’s best cases for the S7 and S7 Edge. The Tough Armor is one of Spigen’s larger cases but the added bulk means that it provides more protection than some of Spigen’s slimmer cases like the Thin Fit and Liquid Crystal.

One of the oddities with the Tough Armor involve the coating used on the polycarbonate piece. Several of our Tough Armors came with a soft-rubber coating which greatly improved the handling of the Galaxy S7 while other cases didn’t. If you are looking at getting this case, make sure you get the version with the soft-rubber coating though we’re not sure if the kickstand comes with the soft touch rubber versions. Just be care as the soft-rubber versions of the case will scratch a little easier.

The one thing we didn’t like about the Tough Armor are the buttons as they sit flush with the edges of the case. From our perspective, its almost like they are hidden as you need to feel out the buttons every time you try to press them.

For our Spigen Tough Armor Review, we’ve given this S7 case a score of 3.9 Eh’s out of 5. The Tough Armor does better than Spigen Slim Armor but isn’t good as one of our current S7 case favourites, the Tech 21 Evo Check. 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 Tough Armor
 
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Price
Price:
iPhone 6(s): 34.99 USD
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ProsPros:
- Drop-rated case
- Soft-rubber coated versions handle very well
- Kickstand provides hands free viewing
- Spigen's toughest case for the S7
- One of our highest rated Spigen cases for the S7
ConsCons:
- Some case don't have the soft rubber back
- Buttons sit flush along the edge of the case
- Soft rubber backed cases show fingerprints
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Spigen Tough Armor)
Design- One of Spigen's largest S7 cases
- Case fits well together
- Cases with soft rubber back don't slip on flat surfaces
- Fairly light/doesn't add noticeable weight to S7
- Fingerprinting on soft rubber back cases
- Doesn't slip out of hand easily
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
Protection- Multiple layers
- Edges provide screen protection
- No issues with dust/debris
- Drop-rated
- No screen protector included
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
Functionality- Buttons are hard to find along edge of case
- Certain version include a kickstand
- Edges do not interfere with screen
- No issues with hardware access
- No issues 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 for the different cases:

  • Thinnest – Spigen Liquid Crystal or Thin Fit
  • Clear back – Spigen Ultra Hybrid for the S7 Edge (it has raised edges)
  • Minimalist – Spigen Liquid Crystal

Again, for our Spigen Tough Armor review, we gave this case a score of 3.9 Eh’s out of 5. Have questions about our “Spigen Tough Armor Review – Galaxy S7” post? Please ask them on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Marsh Feldman

    May 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    The Tough Armor cases come in 3 colors: black, Champagne Gold, and Gunmetal. The colors are all on a hard polycarbonate shell. From your review, it seems as if the rubber coating you like so much is on the black shell but not the gold one. Do you know what the story is with the gunmetal one?

    BTW, thanks for the great review.

    • Aaron Ho

      May 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      I have seen various Gunmetal colored cases with the soft rubber coating. The champagne does not.

  2. Carp

    July 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    is the soft rubber better/worse on gunmetal vs black?

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