Heavy-duty protection that won't feel bulky in your pocket.
Spigen's Tough Armor line of cases has been defending phones from drop damage for years, and you'll find the same level of sleek and stylish protection in the Tough Armor case for the Samsung Galaxy S7.
We'll provide a hands-on review of the Tough Armor's look and feel in your hand, the patented features Spigen's built into the case, as well as the overall design and build, so you can make an informed decision.
This case fits comfortably in your hand. While a naked S7 almost feels too smooth and slippery, the ridges along the case's edge add a much-needed tactile surface area to help with grip.
The combination of both TPU and polycarbonate material creates a clean design with straight lines along the edges and curves along the back. There's a slight bow along the back of the case, which also assists with grip.
The build certainly feels rugged and instills confidence in your hand, but it's slim enough to not compromise the sleek S7 design in the name of protection. And, the cutouts around the speaker, microphone, headphone jack, and charging port are well-designed, leaving ample room to accommodate third-party charging cables and most headphones.
The polycarbonate backing is available in three colours: Gunmetal, Champagne Gold, and black.
The Spigen Tough Armor cases have all been drop-tested by a third-party and are certified military grade. They also feature Spigen's patented Air Cushion Technology, which means if your phone falls and it lands on its corner — typically the worst case scenario for turning your display into a spider web of cracks — the case provides a buffer to prevent the phone from taking the brunt of the impact.
On the inside of the TPU shell, you'll see a grid of cut-in lines. They're there to offer added impact absorption that disperses the initial shock throughout the entire case.
And, with the two-piece design, you've got a slim spot between the outer casing and the TPU shell that's big enough to store a credit card or cash for emergency purposes.
This two-piece features a rugged TPU sleeve that hugs the phone within a sturdy polycarbonate outer shell to provide solid protection without adding too much bulk to the S7's sleek design. Volume and power buttons are flush with the case but remain accessible and easily discernible, thanks to the tactile feel of the TPU build.
The Tough Armor case also features raised bezels to provide to provide protections for your screen or camera when you put your phone down. And, with a thickness of around 2mm, your phone will remain secure without adding unnecessary weight or body to the phone's profile.
As mentioned above, the Tough Armor case includes Spigen's air cushion corners and shock-absorbent web along the TPU shell — important design features that set this case apart from competitors.
The bottom line
If you're looking for a phone that maximizes protection while keeping the slim profile of the Galaxy S7 intact, Spigen's Tough Armor case is the ideal choice for you. It adds rugged protection and increased tactility to a phone that's beautifully designed, but also slippery to hold to and easily damaged.
The two-piece design fits securely around your phone, offering edge-to-edge protection and bezels around the screen and camera. The buttons are kept flush with the case yet still provide good feedback and are easily accessible, while the ports and speakers are perfectly accessible due to the precision crafting of this case.
Keep your phone sleek yet protected with the Tough Armor case from Spigen.
- Galaxy S7 review
- Galaxy S7 edge review
- U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7
- Should you upgrade to the Galaxy S7?
- Best SD cards for Galaxy S7
- Join our Galaxy S7 forums