Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone X review: My absolute favorite Spigen case!

Spigen neo hybrid case
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The iPhone X's all glass design is beautiful to look at, but prone to scratches, scuffs, and other damage. For most people, grabbing a case for your iPhone X is a good investment.

With enhanced shock-absorption, slim grip design, and dual-layered structure for extra protection, Spigen's Neo Hybrid case for the iPhone X seems like your phone's perfect partner; let's see how it holds up.


The first thing you'll notice is the case's feel. While the iPhone X is a smooth, slippery phone, the Neo Hybrid takes your device and gives it a more rugged, textured feel. The back of the case sports a texturized rubber, while the bumper is made out of a hard plastic, leaving room to access the buttons, switches, and ports along the edges of the iPhone X.

The most surprising aspect of the Neo Hybrid is how seamless the hard polycarbonate bumper that runs along the edges of the phone is incorporated into the case. You can run your finger along the seams of this bumper all day long and never catch your finger or feel a bump at all.

While this case is technically two-pieces, the beauty of the Neo Hybrid is that it never feels like its more than one piece. The bumper is so snug and seamless that you never have to take it apart, even when you're taking the case of your phone, or trying to strap your iPhone X into the case.

Spigen's color collection for the Neo Hybrid offers a few different looks; you can pick up the Neo Hybrid in gunmetal, burgundy, jet black, pale dogwood, and satin silver.


Spigen's Neo Hybrid case is drop tested military grade, which means Spigen's protective cases have been tested by a third-party lab to be certified in Military-Grade protection. With the phone's air cushion technology, dual layer structure, and inner shock dispersion, it's clear the Neo Hybrid is designed to withstand quite a bit of abuse.

While I have only been carrying the Neo Hybrid on my iPhone X for a couple of weeks, I have had the Neo Hybrid on my iPhone 8 Plus for a few months, and it has kept my phone safe from a lot of minor damage.

I also love the rubber that covers the buttons along the edges of the phone. They are prominent enough to easily feel inside your pocket, meaning you know the best way to pull your phone out, and they offer a slight but satisfying tactile click when you press them.

My only real critique of the Neo Hybrid is that the coating or paint on the bumper is prone to scratching off. This isn't a big deal, as a phone case is meant to protect the phone, not itself, but I have noticed that even keys or coins in my pocket have made minor scuffs in the bumper.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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