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Great case! Excellent quality, did NOT scratch the edges of my Nexus 5.
on February 5, 2014
I bought this case after my official Nexus 5 case from the Google Play store started peeling after one day of use, and it added a ton of bulk to a slim phone.
I was skeptical of the Spigen Slim because of some negative reviews claiming that it scratched the coating off the corners or edges of the case. I decided to try it anyway and I'm glad that I did. Any of these hard plastic cases can scratch/scuff your phone if they're not installed correctly. The trick is to not force your phone into the case; you have to ease the phone into the case and pry the corners of the case outward as you slip the phone in. I've taken my case off and re-installed it about five times so far and it did not scuff or scratch my phone.
As some other reviewers pointed out, there is a sharp edge across the top and bottom of the phone (you can see it in the pictures - it sticks outward), however this edge is not a problem for me. It's there because the case follows the contour of the phone, which makes the phone feel great to hold. The quality of this case is top notch as well. The material it is made of is a soft touch plastic that feels even better than the material on the Nexus 5. It's also a very thin case that barely adds anything to the feel of the phone. One of the nice things about the Nexus 5 is how thin it is, and even with this case on it still feels very thin.
The included screen protector is a nice bonus. I initially overlooked it because I don't ever use screen protectors, however I decided to try it out. I haven't installed a screen protector in about five years, and I'm impressed with how adhesive technology has advanced. After peeling the backing I aligned it and just laid it flat, and it sealed itself to the screen working out all but one little bubble on its own. A quick push with my finger got rid of that last bubble and it looks perfect. The only negative thing I could say about it is that it tends to attract more fingerprints and oil than the unprotected glass does, however that's a small trade to keep the glass from getting scratched.
I would highly recommend this case if you're looking for a quality case that doesn't add any extra bulk (and you understand the limitations of hard shell cases - if you want rugged drop/shock protection then you should know these cases don't offer that).