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Spigen Slim Armor case for iPhone 6 review

The Slim Armor family of cases have always been among the most popular offerings by Spigen for any smartphone. Unsurprisingly, the Korean manufacturer of mobile accessories offers a number of versions of the cover for the Apple iPhone 6.

Over the past several weeks, I spend quality time with the Spigen Slim Armor case for iPhone 6 and its kickstand-toting Slim Armor S sibling. Read on to find out if the duo of protective covers are worth your hard-earned cash!

Like past Spigen Slim Armor iterations, the newcomer consists of a soft TPU inner cover and polycarbonate hard shell on the outside. The outer shells are interchangeable and can be ordered in a variety of colors that range from understated to flashy like the red and gold in the images below.

Spigen Slim Armor for iPhone 6 in the flesh

A cutout to show the Apple logo on the back of the device is available on both cases. The S model offers the same construction plus a thin slot for a dual-angle kickstand card.

The kickstand card has the same size as a regular credit card – Spigen has bundled one with the Slim Armor S for iPhone 6. The downside of the arrangement is that you have to carry the card separately from the smartphone – an odd decision considering that Spigen has built the kickstand into most of its other Slim Armor cases this year.

Overall, the build and the ergonomics of the cases are typical Spigen affair. Both the regular Slim Armor and the S model have quality finish, coupled with easy access to all buttons and ports of the iPhone 6. The cutouts for both ports are large enough to support aftermarket accessories as well.

The Spigen Slim Armor case will do a fine job of keeping your iPhone 6 intact in case of an accidental drop. All edges of the smartphone are covered and enforced by shock absorbing air cushion tech.

Wrap up

Both iPhone 6 covers offer a fine balance between looks, quality, and ruggedness. Spigen sells the Slim Armor and the Slim Armor S for iPhone 6 for $19.99 on Amazon, so the pricing is keen too. Overall, I find both cases easy to recommend for anyone with a $20 budget.

My pick of the entire Spigen range is the regular Slim Armor without the kickstand. The latter’s implementation is far from great, so you can probably make do without it in my opinion.


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