Reviews for Spigen Tough Armor [2nd Generation] Designed for iPhone 8 Plus Case (2017) / Designed for iPhone 7 Plus Case (2016) - Black
People say Spigen is really similar to Otterbox.
Feels great in your hand and honestly I would put this case up against otterbox! Much cheaper and looks awesome! You won’t be disappointed with Spigen.. Only issues is the Apple doesn’t perfectly align
Nice case. Good price and protects my phone well.
An Iphone 7 plus is super annoying in my pocket with an Otterbox. I used those cases for years and had one on this phone for a year.Was gong to upgrade and get the smaller iPhone this time but figured I would try a less bulky case instead. Glad I did! This case feels much better in my pocket. I love the little kickstand. I ordered the glass screen protectors by the same brand and those are really nice compared to the plastic on my old case. So much more clear. I'm an apartment maintenance guy who mountain bikes and backpacks in my spare time so this case has already taken some abuse. It's been dropped and landed on in a mountain bike crash so far. Love it!
Switched over from Otterbox
This is my 3rd case from Spigen, all on different phones. I switched from Otterbox Defender & Commuter cases because I wanted a less bulky case that didn't cost so much. The Spigen Tough Armor cases are a bit smaller than the Otterbox Commuter and the Spigen costs less. I've dropped my phone many times from desk or pants pocket height quite a few times, all without any damage to the phone. I also have gotten so used to the kickstand on the Spigen that it drives me nuts whenever I user my wife's phone that doesn't have it.
Spigen Tough Armor now protects my iPhone 7 Plus
I chose the Gunmetal color, and I'm very happy with it. I cannot vouch for the other colors, but the hard polycarbonate back of this Gunmetal case is great. It appears to be a brushed metal-like material, which I've discovered is resistant to fingerprints and scratches. If I manage not to drop it or treat it roughly, I expect that this case will remain new-looking for long while. I picked this case to replace my Otterbox Defender. I'll never use another Otterbox Defender. The Defender never fit my 7 Plus the way it should have, and the poor fit ended up scuffing my jet black (gloss-back finish) horribly. The Spigen Tough Armor case fits my 7 Plus like a glove. I'm thrilled.
Works as described for my iPhone 8
after 3 years my otterbox finally fell apart - not knocking it since I'm pretty rough on my cells. But I didn't want to spend that amount of money at this time so figured I give this one a shot. So far so good. Not as thick as my previous case but I've dropped the phone several times and no problems - it survived just fine - even the sides protected by the case. While the description does tell you it does not provide a screen cover - that would be a nice to have addition to the product. but I knew it did not come with one and ordered one - waiting to see how it behaves before writing a review for that product. If you're looking for an inexpensive case that can protect your iPhone 8 - this one will work.
Good alternative to Otterbox Defender
As a former Otterbox Defender user (on my 6S Plus) it was great, but I upgraded to an 8Plus he just didn’t want the big clunky box that wouldn’t fit into any kind of holder in my car. So I chose this one because it looked good, and had a whole lot of high ratings. I gave It is a four star rating for durability – only because of my experience with the OtterBox. Don’t get me wrong, this is much lighter and slimmer than the OtterBox. But it seems like it will hold up OK. It fits very well, doesn’t seem to wanna come off and I also purchased a glass protector as well and it does not interfere with the glass protector. I chose a flat glass and not a current glass protector-so keep that in mind. No regrets in purchasing this item!
This is the best iPhone case that I have ever owned
This is the best iPhone case that I have ever owned. It's attractive. The case is not bulky at all. I am a very picky customer. But this product has nothing to complain about. The buttons fit perfectly and I am super pleased with the fit and feel of this product. This case is the highest rated case on Amazon to so I trusted the purchase. I am giving this case a 5 star review because it's perfect. Can't believe that you could purchase such an awesome case for such a reasonable price. This product is the best case that I have ever owned. Spigen's iPhone 8 case is an awesome product. Even better than my Otterbox case, I dropped my phone and not even a scratch. This phone will not disappoint you. Trust the Amazon 5 star rating - it is an awesome case.
Love the buttons!
This case looks like it will provide adequate protection with the addition of a glass screen protector. I haven’t dropped it yet, but the reviews are favorable. The case itself is well designed. The buttons are labeled with plus and minus signs and PWR. I’ve had no trouble at all with them, and they feel much better than my Otterbox Defender. Also, the charging port and the ringer silencing switch are open and easy to get to. When I first put the case on my phone, the top right corner as you’re looking at the back didn’t seat all of the way. I just took it off and installed the top side first, and all aligned perfectly. Some very minor complaints are that the Apple logo on the back is open and unprotected from scratches, and the kickstand feels a little cheap. It does work, however, but only on its side. Great product overall!
Quality case without the “Apple tax”.
This is my third Spigen case. I had this same case on an iPhone 6, and the wallet version previously on my current 7 Plus. This case is protective, inexpensive, and comfortable to hold. The kickstand is nice for watching videos while I eat lunch or entertain my kiddo. I would compare the quality to Otterbox, having owned and sold Otterbox cases when I was repairing phones. I’ve recommended Spigen to several other satisfied users as well. They are hard to beat for the price.
Better then my OtterBox's ever were!
I can't say enough about the design of this case. It replaced an OtterBox on my 7plus that had failed to protect my screen on 3 different occasions. Since switching to the Spigen years ago I never broke one after the change. This fall I upgraded to 11 Pro Max and I was concerned they wouldn't offer the same design. Thankfully they did! It is the exact same design and has so far offered the same protection from multiple drops so far. I highly recommend and my entire family now uses these cases. Pros: inexpensive and offer great protection Cons: the cases do scratch more easily on the back then I would care for.