Spigen is a trusted name in the phone accessories market. Most of its cases are known to cleverly combine protection and affordability to bring in great details with minimal branding. Given their immense popularity, we have curated a list of the most reviewed Spigen cases for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
Though Spigen cases are popular, they are not flawless, and have their usual share of pros and cons. However, case preference is very subjective. You may not like the features that I love. Plus, there’s the question of how much of a heavy user you are, and whether the case you have can ride it out with you.
That’s the reason we have listed both the pros and cons of the cases, along with a snippet of user reviews. This will let you know both the aspects to help you make a better buying decision.
1. The All-Rounder: Spigen Hybrid 360
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a stunning design, and it’d be a shame to keep it hidden under a full cover. Spigen tackles both the issues with its Hybrid 360 case. As suggestive of its name, it provides complete protection with tempered glass, hard TPU edges, and reinforced corners. The back is transparent to make the color of your phone shine through it.
All these features mean that you’ll have to compromise a little on the slim profile.
Furthermore, the textures on the edges provide a solid grip. So even when your hands are greasy from sweat or oil, these textures will ensure the phone doesn’t slip.
- The fit is excellent.
- You can wirelessly charge your phone.
- The back case is strong and durable.
- The screen protector can crack under pressure.
- Difficult to take off the case.
The Spigen Hybrid 360 comes in three colors — Black, Titanium Grey, and Deepsea Blue.
2. For Extra Protection: Spigen Tough Armor
One of the major disadvantages of a 360° case is that it is seldom slim and comes at the cost. So if that’s a dealbreaker for you, check out the Tough Armor lineup.
The Tough Armor case is a one-piece construction unlike the one above. Typical of most cases with dual-layered design, the hard outer shell protects against everyday wear and tear, while the inner layer absorbs shock if the phone accidentally drops. This case for the Galaxy S9 also comes with a kickstand to make your movie watching experience a hands-free affair.
What’s more, it bundles the in-house air cushion technology at the corners. The Infinity edge on the Galaxy S9 means that the side edges are left a little exposed.
Though the raised edges at the top and bottom are trying to make up for that, it leaves much to be desired.
- Slim and sleek without adding any bulk.
- Raised edges protect the camera against scratches and smudges.
- The Bixby button cover is textured.
- Buttons are tactile and respond well when pressed.
- Textures on the edges help grip the phone better.
- The kickstand can feel a little flimsy.
- Lack of a raised bumper on the side edges.
- Heavy usage may peel off the color.
3. Slim Covers: Spigen Thin Fit
Few cases let the true design of the phone shine through without being too bulky. The Spigen Thin Fit for the Galaxy S9 is one of them. By far, it is one of the slimmest phone cases. At the same time, it’s light and comfortable to hold. What you’ll love about this case is that the matte design prevents those ugly fingerprint smudges.
It comes in Coral Blue and Lilac Purple to match your phone’s color. Again, slim design means that you’ll have to trade off the protection.
There’s a cut over the edges that leaves the sides exposed. On the upside, the cutout also makes the buttons easily accessible.
- It is thin and sleek.
- Cutouts are aligned perfectly.
- It works well with wireless chargers.
- Matte cover is not as grippy as silicone cases.
- Protection on the front is minimal.
- Screen is unprotected when phone is kept face down.
4. Get That Classy Look: Spigen Wallet S Case
If you are looking for overall protection and do not want to invest in a full armored case, wallet cases are the ideal fallback plan. Not only do they lend a suave look but they also protect the screen (and the phone).
The Wallet S for the Galaxy S9 is made from synthetic leather and comes in black and brown. You can store cash and credit cards so you can ditch the wallet. Also, when it’s time to watch movies and videos, the case easily doubles up as a kickstand.
- Buttons are tactile and respond well.
- Magnets clasp easily when the phone is not in use.
- Screen is shielded from grime, dust, and scratches.
- In the long run, the corners and edges can fray.
- Wallet cases hide the original designs of the phone.
- Credit cards can scuff the screen.
5. For a Modern Touch: Spigen Neo Hybrid
The Spigen Neo Hybrid is one of the most popular cases. One of the key highlights of this case is its dual-tone look comprising of a metallic edge and chic herringbone-themed rear. Both of them combine to give the case a stylish and premium look.
The case is sleek and light, and the cutouts are well placed.
The folks at Android Central have tried hooking different cables and the charging port works without any hassle.
- The case looks great and is sturdy.
- Easy to take off and on.
- Neat cutouts for the rear camera and the charging port.
- Metal frame is prone to scratches.
- Lack of raised bumpers makes the screen susceptible to scratches.
6. Dual Looks: Spigen Rugged Armor
Last but not least, we have the Rugged Armor case for the Galaxy S9. With over 81% positive reviews and only 3% negative reviews, it is the only case that does the job as advertised along with the least number of user complaints. This case is made from carbon fiber and comes in black. The crux of this case is the matte back with a dual-tone finish.
Although the buttons have an overlay, they are easily clickable. And there are precise cutouts for the charging port and headphone jack.
- It’s stylish and chic.
- Air cushion technology at the corners prevents dings and minimizes the impact.
Wrap It Up!
As we mentioned above, these are not 100% perfect. Quite a few users have complained of the paint peeling off when used extensively. Hence, keep your usage into consideration before buying a case. I would go with the Spigen Rugged Armor, for this is the perfect middle ground between expensive hybrid cases and cheap but fragile silicone cases.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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