Following the snafu that was my Google Live Case (read the updated review here), I needed a new case to keep my 128GB Google Pixel protected. After reading other reviews, I opted for a slick case, here is my Spigen Neo Hybrid for Pixel review. Going with the black and satin silver option, I ordered it online, and cautiously carried my Pixel in the disintegrating, majorly cracked Google Live Case.
The box opens easy enough with a pull tab at the top. Flipping the box upside down, I didn’t have to fight to get the Spigen case out of there. It was a very light case upon first touch.
The inside of the case has some unexpected design work included, as most cases are plain inside where you will never see again.
It was a simple matter to remove the satin silver frame from the rubber portion. The frame helps to secure the phone in the rubber case.
My Google Pixel slipped right into the rubber portion. The button extension bits are in the exact right location. This takes away frustration when trying to change the volume or hit the power button. The frame snapped right on, and holds the rubber case on very securely.
Spigen precisely located the fingerprint sensor & camera/flash cut-outs. The rubber case is smooth, and does not get caught in my pocket. Which also means that it is not the most grippy case when holding the phone on a shoulder, either.
Spigen Neo Hybrid for Pixel Review – Overall Impressions
This is a very inexpensive case, at under $15 on Amazon. It has no play in the rubber portion, thanks in part to the frame, I am sure. Spigen has designed a very classy, and inexpensive Google Pixel case. I don’t want to, or plan to, test the protection capabilities (on purpose), but hope it will keep my Pixel operational should it fall.
I would have hoped for a little more “grip” from the rubber portion of the case. However, I have not found myself having trouble holding onto the phone.
The Spigen Neo Hybrid for Pixel case feels good in my hand, and does not add a lot of bulk to the device.
Reception has not been an issue for me since the Spigen case was installed.
I will be sure to update this post as I have more experiences with this case.