Review: Spigen iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro Tough Armor Case

Protecting my new iPhone 12 Pro is top of mind for me because when you spend the kind of cash that Apple wants you to spend on a phone, you want to make sure that nothing happens to it. For that reason, I went with the Spigen iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro Tough Armor Case to protect my iPhone 12 Pro:

This is a case that offers the following features:

  • All-new foam technology for an extra layer of shock resistance
  • Combination of TPU and Polycarbonate for dual protection from drops and scratches
  • Reinforced kickstand with raised lips to protect screen and camera
  • Certified [MIL-STD 810G-516.6] protection and Air Cushion Technology for anti-shock protection
  • This case completely covers every edge of the iPhone for complete protection.

Let’s dive in a bit. Starting with the first two items:

You can see it uses a combination of materials to give it the ability to fully absorb shock. Which is exactly what I want as I want to make sure that this phone will survive a drop. Before you ask, I didn’t do a test drop. EverythingApplePro will likely do that on his dime.

Next up is the kickstand:

The case has a built in kickstand to allow you have the iPhone in landscape mode on a table handsfree.

That makes it perfect for watching videos. For example this is a video of Jai Hindley of Team Sunweb fighting to protect his lead in the Giro d’Italia three week bike race. For the record he lost the lead and the race overall to Tao Geoghegan Hart of Team Ineos Grenadiers.

The case has duplicate buttons are very large and tactile in terms of pressing them, and cutouts for the silent switch, speakers, and Lighting port. The edge of the case around the screen is slightly raised, which means that if you put the iPhone face down, the screen isn’t going to touch the surface. It’s also wireless charging compatible and Apple Pay seems to work fine with it. The case isn’t bulky which means it doesn’t change how you hold your iPhone, but it isn’t thin either. Likely because you need it to be that way to provide meaningful drop protection. It also doesn’t add much weight.

I’d recommend the Spigen iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro Tough Armor Case daily use or for those who have “butter fingers.” This case is $40 USD and as far as I am concerned it’s worth every penny. Especially if you’ve spent a lot of money on your iPhone 12 or 12 Pro.

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