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By dawest, Senior Member on 12th April 2014, 06:51 PM
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I got my Spigen Tough Armor for the s5 on Tuesday, and it's by far my favorite case I've owned for any of my devices. Definitely prefer this to Lifeproof and Otterbox overall. You can find it on Amazon here.

It's slim, the buttons click easily, and the heart rate monitor and fingerprint reader work like a charm. Only issue is until you get used to it it is a bit difficult to get the charging cover open, but after a day or two of doing it it's pretty easy.

Says it's compatible with Spigen's glass screen protectors as well, I'll be getting one soon.
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12th April 2014, 08:26 PM |#2  
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Thanks for the quick review and pictures!

Do you feel this case adds a lot of bulk to the phone?
12th April 2014, 10:13 PM |#3  
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According to the product page, the case adds approximately half a centimeter to every dimension. In the hand, it doesn't feel like your phone is any thicker due to the beveled edges.

I just received my Gunmetal Tough Armor case today & there's a good chance I'm going to like it more than the Otterbox I had on my previous phone.
14th April 2014, 12:14 PM |#4  
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I hate the fact that you can see the plastic bezel on most of the new cases for the S5. That's what I'm trying to cover up with the case!
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14th April 2014, 06:50 PM |#5  
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How secure do you feel holding it? I was very surprised that the case felt very slippery with the hard plastic shell. Debating returning it or trying to spray plastidip to give it some grip.
14th April 2014, 10:13 PM |#6  
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Also ordered this case can't wait for it to arrive

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15th April 2014, 02:18 AM |#7  
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just ordered an Electric blue one since thats the color phone i wanted but couldn't get. I originally bought a case from best buy which I'll keep till this one comes but I don't like the fact that it slides on from the top and bottom, those cases always F' up screen protectors...
15th April 2014, 04:26 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by dawest

I got my Spigen Tough Armor for the s5 on Tuesday, and it's by far my favorite case I've owned for any of my devices. Definitely prefer this to Lifeproof and Otterbox overall. You can find it on Amazon here.

It's slim, the buttons click easily, and the heart rate monitor and fingerprint reader work like a charm. Only issue is until you get used to it it is a bit difficult to get the charging cover open, but after a day or two of doing it it's pretty easy.

Says it's compatible with Spigen's glass screen protectors as well, I'll be getting one soon.

how are you using the fingerprint sensor? which finger and position?
15th April 2014, 04:42 AM |#9  
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I wonder if it'll work with the wireless charging back cover....
For the ones who have the case, does the bottom plastic part (right below the home button) move around when using the fingerprint features? I have the spigen tpu case and the bottom part below the home button is too flexible.
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15th April 2014, 05:27 PM |#10  
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I have a tough armour and yes it is. It's TPU and a bit thin so does "flex" when you use the finger print reader.

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15th April 2014, 11:55 PM |#11  
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Just got this case today. LOVE the case. I feels comfortable. and im sure if i dropped it, it'd protect it just fine. Only problem, if you have slight bigger fingers, the heart monitor can be a bit difficult to use. But i'd still recommend this case to anyone. A must have

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