United SGP Corp is a relatively newcomer in the iOS device scene specialising in scratch-resistant coating films and cases. Based in Los Angeles, California, SGP started out remarkably well with stylish cases for the iPhone 4 since 2010. Our first proper casing for the iPhone 4 for review today is the SGP Neo Hybrid Case EX.
The EX series casing consists of 2 parts: the iPhone is first firmly wrapped around its edges by a high polymer coated premium silicon case, which is then secured tightly in position by a resilient dual UV coated hard polycarbonate frame.
The polycarbonate frame of the EX series comes in a variety of colours from Infinity White to Soul Black.
The entire range of colours is shown below, from left to right: Gun Metal (front side), Champagne Gold (rear side), Satin Silver, Gun Metal, Soul Black, Dante Red, Reventon Yellow, Infinity White, Tender Blue and Sherbet Pink.
SGP Neo Hybrid
While the silicon part of the case is mostly in dark grey or black, the silicon case for the last three colours above follows the colour of the polycarbonate frame of the case.
For those who are concerned about the breathing room within the case, the SGP Neo Hybrid EX is ideal as both the front and rear sides of the iPhone are exposed. This is especially valid and true when the iPhone is used for GPS navigation and internet tethering for more than 30 minutes at a stretch, and the exposed rear side allows free ventilation and prevents heat build-up.
To protect the exposed front and rear, the SGP Neo Hybrid EX comes with a set of screen protectors, the Steinheil Ultra Crystal Film. These screen protectors are manufactured with precise openings for the earpiece speaker, front VGA camera and home button on the front, and for the 5MP rear camera and flash on the rear. During daily use, I have found these high-quality screen protectors to be more resistant to scratch than the normal generic ones.
Trust Spigen to make scratch-resistant high-quality screen protectors and stylish frame casing bundled in a single package. At USD29.99, it doesn’t come cheap, but you truly get what you pay for. The SGP Neo Hybrid EX is a logical casing design that looks great right out of the box!
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