The Sony Xperia Z2 Case Offerings from Spigen Are Going Back

I’ve long been a fan of Spigen’s various products. They make excellent cases and screen protectors and have slowly been expanding into other accessory lines. That’s why I was excited to purchase a Sony Xperia Z2 case from them. (Three cases actually.) Sadly I’m returning all three cases. Each is a quality case but each has the same fatal flaw.Let’s take a look at each of the cases and then, in the vide, I’ll go into some detail with regard to the “fatal flaw.”

GearDiary The Sony Xperia Z2 Case Offerings from Spigen Are Going Back

Spigen Xperia Z2 Case Ultra Fit

The Ultra Fit is a thin, light shell that snaps onto your Sony Xperia Z2 and offers excellent scratch protection. It doesn’t offer much in the way of drop protection. The corners of the phone are covered but the case is so thin and light that I don’t recommend it for those who are prone to dropping phones on concrete.

 

 

I appreciate the fact that the case ships with one of the company’s Ultra Crystal screen protectors. Since the screen protector carries a $13.99 MSRP the case, which has an MSRP of $14.99, is just a dollar more. If you want to spend even less you can get it [Affiliate Link] here for just $10.99. (Think of it as getting the screen protector for $3 less than MSRP and the case for free!!)

 


 

Features:

  • Premium Polycarbonate with Urethane Coating: prevents discoloration
  • Open Design: Easy access with large opening for ports
  • Slim, form-fitted and lightweight with natural grip
  • Full Protection Set: The package includes Steinheil Full HD Clear Screen Protector
  • Compatible with Sony Xperia Z2

In order to match the color choices of the Xperia Z2 the Ultra Fit cases come in white, black or purple. If you like a thin, light snapon shell this case might be exactly the case for you. I know I would love it not for that one fatal flaw. See more here.

Spigen Xperia Z2 Case Ultra Hybrid

The Ultra Hybrid also carries an MSRP of $14.99 but you can save a dollar in our Amazon Affiliate Store. As its name suggests the Ultra Hybrid combines two materials so you get rigid protection AND shock protection. Yes, by bringing TPU and polycarbonate together Spigen has created an inexpensive case that protects the Z2 while not hiding its great looks.

 

Features:

  • Clear Hard Back Panel + Flexible Edge = Combination of TPU and Polycarbonate for dual protection
  • Absorbs shock for superior protection
  • Scratch-Free Design: The lips on both front and back protect the screen and the back panel from scratches
  • Extreme Drop Protection – Air Cushion Technology Corners
  • Compatible with Sony Xperia Z2

Like the Spigen Ultra Fit for the Sony Xperia Z2 the Ultra Hybrid comes with an Ultra Crystal screen protector. That makes it a great deal and, were it not for the one fatal flaw, I would highly recommend the case.

So what is the fatal flaw in Spigen’s Sony Xperia Z2 case lineup? Let me show you on video…

Spigen Sony Xperia Z2 Case Fatal Flaws

Yes, when a case won’t work with one of the key features of a device it is pretty much useless. If you have a Sony Xperia Z2 and like to use the microUSB charging port these cases are an excellent value and are worth a look. If, however, you charge your phone the way I do neither one will be the Sony Xperia Z2 case for you!

Source: Personal purchase that was returned

What I Like: Great value; Thin, light and nice protection; Come with screen protector

What Needs Improvement: Nothing other than the fatal flaw demonstrated in the video review


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.