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Old June 23rd, 2013, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone buy the Spigen Neo Hybrid case off ebay (from China)?

I know they're not the original, but I have to imagine they're basically the same case... for literally less than half the price ($10 vs $30). Anyone else do this?

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Old June 23rd, 2013, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know they're not the original, but I have to imagine they're basically the same case... for literally less than half the price ($10 vs $30). Anyone else do this?

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SPIGEN SGP Neo Hybrid Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 SIV I9500 Screen Film | eBay
I've seen post where people bought those thinking they were originals, but when they got them they are not the same quality. One note I remember was that the buttons are not actual buttons, but part of the rubber layer that was just painted silver so the buttons presses don't have that "no case feel" that an original Neo Hybrid provides. I don't know about the rest, but I felt that it was unfair to Spigen to buy knockoffs like that.
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I've seen post where people bought those thinking they were originals, but when they got them they are not the same quality. One note I remember was that the buttons are not actual buttons, but part of the rubber layer that was just painted silver so the buttons presses don't have that "no case feel" that an original Neo Hybrid provides. I don't know about the rest, but I felt that it was unfair to Spigen to buy knockoffs like that.
Yeah, I didn't expect it to be the same quality. I typically just buy cheap less than $5 cases from Amazon or Handhelditems and places like those anyway. Guess we'll see how this turns out.

Got the metal slate one and comes with screen protector and a stylus, so that's cool I guess
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Yeah, I didn't expect it to be the same quality. I typically just buy cheap less than $5 cases from Amazon or Handhelditems and places like those anyway. Guess we'll see how this turns out.

Got the metal slate one and comes with screen protector and a stylus, so that's cool I guess
Got the same one a few days ago, it is crap, you can only slide the phone with the metal bumper attached to the silicon TPU, you can NOT install the TPU and then the metal bumper over it, another thing is the metal buttons on the metal bumper are huge "stick out too far", and with the slightest press on the bower button the phone turns on "not a good thing if the phone is in your pocket". The stylus is nice, and the screen protector I did not try. In regards to protection, yes it will protect the phone, but the small details of the original are missing BIG time. Well I just wasted a nice lunch, LOL.
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Got the same one a few days ago, it is crap, you can only slide the phone with the metal bumper attached to the silicon TPU, you can NOT install the TPU and then the metal bumper over it, another thing is the metal buttons on the metal bumper are huge "stick out too far", and with the slightest press on the bower button the phone turns on "not a good thing if the phone is in your pocket". The stylus is nice, and the screen protector I did not try. In regards to protection, yes it will protect the phone, but the small details of the original are missing BIG time. Well I just wasted a nice lunche, LOL.

DAMN! haha
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On another note, I returned my S4 to Verizon for a full refund, sticking with my S3, not worth the upgrade, now I have two S4 cases for sale , good thing they both only cost me $20, the fake Spigen and this one "which is real nice" Amazon.com: Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Retail Packaging: Cell Phones & Accessories
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The real one is worth the price. Luckily, I pre-ordered mine from Amazon and got it for half-off
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The real one is worth the price. Luckily, I pre-ordered mine from Amazon and got it for half-off
Agreed, the real Neo Hyrbrid case is well worth it. It's very precise and I like the idea of only having to replace the outer plastic bumper if I drop the phone. I looked on Spigen's website to see if they sell it separately but couldn't find anything. I want an orange bumper.
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Agreed, the real Neo Hyrbrid case is well worth it. It's very precise and I like the idea of only having to replace the outer plastic bumper if I drop the phone. I looked on Spigen's website to see if they sell it separately but couldn't find anything. I want an orange bumper.
I would order a couple different colors if I could get just the bumper ring. Let us know if you email them to find out.
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I've gotten 1 slim armor and 4 neo hybrids all FAKES from Ebay.

Make sure you know what you're buying. I got refunds on all of mine after I filled fraud disputes with Ebay.

Spigen on their website tells you what to look for in regards to real and counterfeit.
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I've gotten 1 slim armor and 4 neo hybrids all FAKES from Ebay.

Make sure you know what you're buying. I got refunds on all of mine after I filled fraud disputes with Ebay.

Spigen on their website tells you what to look for in regards to real and counterfeit.
I did the same, waiting for eBay and their response.
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DAMN! haha
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Pictures not needed, the buttons are glued ON the TPU case "LOL", this is what the case should look like, the buttons should be on the bumper, not the TPU case, Galaxy S4 SPIGEN SGP Neo Hybrid Case Review - YouTube
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I actually just bought the real version in satin silver off Amazon. So, I'll be sure to revisit this post when they're both here.

I'm hoping I can take the metal slate bumper off the Chinese version and put it on the real version... we'll see how that works out. Would be my ghetto way of swapping out colors, but doesn't sound like I can based on these buttons...

For those wondering about swapping out bumper colors. Here you go starting July 10! (now I just feel stupid buying the Chinese version ha)

SPIGEN SGP Galaxy S4 Case Protective [Neo Hybrid] [Infinity White] Bumper Replacement Frame ONLY for Galaxy S IV Galaxy SIV i9500 - Infinity White:Amazon:Beauty
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For those wondering about swapping out bumper colors. Here you go starting July 10! (now I just feel stupid buying the Chinese version ha)

SPIGEN SGP Galaxy S4 Case Protective [Neo Hybrid] [Infinity White] Bumper Replacement Frame ONLY for Galaxy S IV Galaxy SIV i9500 - Infinity White:Amazon:Beauty
Awesome!

Here is the link to the full site instead of mobile: http://www.amazon.com/SPIGEN-SGP-Protective-Infinity-Replacement/dp/B00DD6ICX0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372252836&sr=8-1&keywords=B00DD6ICX0
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