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Spigen Liquid Air Galaxy S10 case review: Just my type

To say that Spigen makes a lot of phone cases is an understatement. The company's become pretty well known thanks to big hits such as the Neo Hybrid and Rugged Armor, but there are also a lot of cases in its lineup you may not be very familiar with — one of which is the Liquid Air.

I haven't had any prior experience with the Liquid Air up until this review, but going forward, I think it'll be one of the staples as a case I use on a regular basis.

Pros

  • Very thin
  • Unique pattern
  • Responsive button covers
  • Feels great in-hand
  • Easy to take on/off

Cons

  • The back is a little slippery
  • Only available in black

Spigen Liquid Air What I like

The Spigen Liquid Air exists with a pretty clear and simple purpose — to keep the Galaxy S10 safe from harm without adding too much bulk or heft. In these regards, it soars.

I'm a big fan of slim cases, so for me, the Liquid Air is a joy to use. It's about as thin as the Spigen Rugged Armor, if not a little slimmer thanks to the way the back tapers off from the side. Speaking of the back, it's covered in a geometric pattern to give the Liquid Air a nice bit of flair. The left and right sides are also textured, adding a tiny bit of grip along with style.

I've noticed some complaints about how the Liquid Air is "too thin" and doesn't protect the Galaxy S10 enough, but I'd have to disagree with that. If you want a super heavy-duty case that can withstand anything you throw at all, you're better off with something like the Tough Armor.

If you just want to keep the S10 looking good throughout daily use without compromising its form factor, the Liquid Air makes more sense. It's slimmer and less rugged by design, and for customers like me, it's great to have options like this.

Rounding off the good stuff, the Liquid Air also has really great button covers that are very responsive, port cutouts are precise, and the case doesn't interfere at all with the Galaxy S10's wireless charging features.

Spigen Liquid Air What I don't like

With that said, I do have a couple of complaints with the Liquid Air.

As much as I love the pattern on the back of the case, it doesn't do much to add any real grip to the Galaxy S10. In fact, it makes it pretty slippery. This is somewhat mitigated by the textured sides of the Liquid Air, but it can still be an annoyance at times.

Lastly, I'd love, love, love for Spigen to offer more colors for this thing. The overall design is fantastic, but only being able to get the Liquid Air in black is a shame.

Spigen Liquid Air Should you buy it?

Yes, without a doubt, you should buy the Spigen Liquid Air if you're the type of user to try and keep your phone protected without bulking it up like a tank.

4.5 out of 5

I'm not sure there will ever a be a one-size-fits-all case to accommodate everyone's wants and needs, but if this is the sort of accessory you've been searching for to go with your S10, the Liquid Air will be a fantastic choice.

It's thin, looks great, offers plenty of protection, and I love pretty much everything about it.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

6 Comments
  • Spigen makes great cases. But in my experience with the Galaxy series and the liquid air series is that they don't protect the screen from drops almost at all
  • This is the case I've been using since I got my S10. Also used this case on my Pixel 3. Pretty much my go to case now!
  • I liked the Liquid Air but for me it's just a little too minimal for protection. The Rugged Armor is the Goldilocks case. Not too big and bulky but just enough protection
  • While it is more expensive, the actual Samsung thin case is very nice.
  • I have been using the Liquid Air for a couple of weeks now. The case is a winner.. Great fit, grippy and low profile. It's my go-to for daily use. I'll use something more heavy duty when I go camping or travel.,
  • Used on my last 4 phones! Perfect for me.