iPhone 6(s+)

Spigen Tough Armor Tech Review – iPhone 6

 

The Spigen Tough Armor Tech is tough, grippy and sounds great

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Spigen Tough Armor Tech Review – One of Spigen’s best cases

Today we’re going to do a review of the Spigen Tough Armor Tech for the iPhone 6/6(s+). This is one of Spigen’s newer cases, and we are happy to say, it’s solid. In fact, it’s probably the best tough Spigen case to date. The Tough Armor Tech is drop-rated, has port covers, has a speaker cutout that projects sound forward which is great for gamers. You can also find the buttons on your iPhone easily (unlike the Spigen Tough Armor).

For our Spigen Tough Armor Tech Review, we’ve given this case a score of 4.5 Eh’s out of 5. This is one of the higher rated Spigen cases as it scores just a smidge under Aaron’s current favourite, the Spigen Neo Hybrid Carbon and is way better than either the Tough and Slim Armors. If you’re looking something as highly rated, check out the Thule Atmos X4, Rhinoshield Playproof and the Griffin Survivor Core.

If you’re looking at other Spigen cases, check out the comparison tool we have for all the Spigen cases we’ve reviewed! Or goto our main comparison tool which has dozens of iPhone 6 cases!

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 Spigen Tough Armor Tech
 
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PricePrice:
iPhone 6(s+): 39.99 USD
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ProsPros:
- Tougher than the average Spigen cases
- Great access to buttons
- Wears well over time
- Improved edges over the regular Tough Armor
ConsCons:
- Bulkier than most Spigen cases
- Some people might get annoyed with the port covers
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
- None that we found
Design Rating
DESIGN
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Weight/Bulk/InstallationWeight/Bulk/Install (3.5/5):
- Bulkier than most Spigen cases we've reviewed
- Easy to install
Build QualityBuild Quality (5/5):
- Everything fits well
- Feels like a solid case
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
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General ProtectionGeneral Protection (4/5):
- Drop-rated (Spigen doesn't say from how high)
- Everything fits tightly together
- No cutouts on the back
- No screen protector
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
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iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (5/5):
- Really nice buttons
- Cutouts are covered
- Cutouts are large enough for 3rd party cables
- Speaker sound is directed to the front of the iPhone
Screen FunctionalityScreen Functionality (5/5):
- Doesn't get in the way of accessing your iPhone's screen
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Design – Rock…solid!

Spigen Tough Armor Tech Review - Design
In terms of design, the Spigen Tough Armor Tech is one of the larger Spigen cases. It’s the biggest of the eight that we’ve reviewed but it doesn’t feel like the biggest because the case actually tapers in which makes it feel slimmer than the Tough Armor. This is a two part case as the shiny silver plastic plate does come off but not easily. From our opinion, this case will not offer much in terms of bend protection.

The case fits well together and feels solid. It will wear better than other cases as the black nubs on the back of the case keeps the rigid plastic back off a flat surface. We were apprehensive about the “grippiness” of the case when we first got it, but there’s a lot of textures/bumps on the case that your finger/hands always have something to hold onto.[divider][/divider]

Protection – Protects your iPhone using Air!

For protection, the case is drop rated to Mil-Spec 810G, but Spigen doesn’t specify a drop height so we’ll just assume its four ft. It will do a good job protecting your iPhone from generally anything you would do with it on a normal day-to-day basis.

Now at the beginning of the review, we did say that this is Spigen’s tougher Tough Armor only because it offers port covers. Now we’re not a big fan of port covers as they are annoying to use. Often you have to bend it slightly to fit the cover into the holes at the bottom of the iPhone, but that’s not the case with the Tough Armor Tech. Spigen did an excellent job as the plugs fit comfortably into the ports without any hassle.

The case provides enough texture on both the front and back of the case that it won’t slip around easily so you won’t have to worry about your iPhone flying off your desk/table.
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Functionality – Forward thinking sound?

Spigen Tough Armor Tech Review - Covered ports

In terms of accessing your iPhone, the edges on this case are a little better than the other Spigen cases as its a little deeper so thicker screen protectors won’t be a problem. We’ve got thicker Patchworks ITG on the iPhone in the video review and its still sitting under the edge of the case.

One of the biggest gripes we had about the Tough and Slim Armors had to do with the buttons as they were a little difficult to find so you had no idea if you were holding your iPhone upright in the dark. That’s not the case for the Tough Armor Tech. The buttons extend out slightly, so they’re easy to find and easy to use. The cutouts at the bottom of the case are large enough for third party cables.

Now, like the Thin Fit Hybrid, the speaker cutout faces forward which means it is going to be that much harder to cover up the speaker. Aaron noticed this feature the most when laying on his back playing iOS games. The sound quality and loudness didn’t change from our experience.

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Again, for our Spigen Tough Armor Tech Review, we gave this slim iPhone 6 case a score of 4.5 Eh’s out of 5. Have questions? Please ask them on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Bob F.

    March 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    What would be your best suggestion for a screen protector for this phone?
    Thanks again! And keep those reviews coming!

  2. Matt

    March 23, 2016 at 2:33 am

    So this wouldn’t be compatible with an edge-to-edge like the Cinder, then?

    • Aaron Ho

      March 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      I can’t say for sure but I would err on the side of no. Check cupert’s site for a full list of compatible cases.

  3. Romy

    June 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Could you please review Belkin grip candy se for iphone 6s as this is one of the slimmest case I have seen

  4. Kwesi

    October 13, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Dont buy from these people my iphone 6s broke in one drop from this case.

  5. Andy

    October 17, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Could you please let us know the exact weight in grams for this case?

  6. Andy

    October 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks Aron! Also, I was considering buying the Rugged Armor Case for my iPhone 6s+ along with this one. I don’t see you having reviewed that one. Could you please share your thoughts on that one?

  7. Ruby Lauxes

    March 7, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I purchased a slim armour for my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge from ebay.I dropped my phone and the screen cracked. I contacted the purchaser and they emailed Spiegen directly as did i. TheySpiegen took o responsability for the faulty product, all th ebay store did was replace the existing faulty cover. I should have never stopped using Otter Box as i never recieved a crack from using them. I will never use spiegen agin, back to otter Box for me!

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