When I bought my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge last October 2016, I personally chose the Spigen Neo Hyrbrid Crystal casing because I thought it was pointless to select a phone’s default default color if it will just be covered. So, a transparent casing was the best option to suit my needs.
I am writing this review on a personal standpoint, thus based on my own experience. Let us start with the pros here.
I have to agreed that the Spigen Neo Hyrbrid Crystal casing offers efficient durability and sophisticated look. That was the main reasons why I ordered it together with my phone. It makes me feel safe even if my phone drops off the ground.
However, after almost three months of use, unexpected disappointment arises.
The first predicament of this type of casing is the difficulty of looking for a compatible screen protector. Because of its design, any tempered glass screen protector is impossible because it will be removed when the casing it installed. I had no choice but to settle with a film screen protector of the same brand suffering those awful bubbles.
So, if you want to have a tempered glass casing, do not buy this casing.
My second heartbreak is that after 2 months the casing started to get a yellowish color. Perhaps, it is something to do with the phone’s heat — not to mention Samsung’s fast charging feature generates more heat than usual.
I am not really sure it this is a case related issue, but I got a feeling that my phone finds it difficult to catch mobile data reception even outdoors. Phone signal sometimes suddenly goes off if I put my phone on my pocket and goes back only when restarted.
There are other no major issues though, even if hurts my fingernails while removing the casing. For now, I have decided to use another casing that is compatible to a tempered glass screen protector.
Before I forget, this casing costs around 1,200 when I bought it. I am now having doubts whether it deserves its relatively high price.