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Quick Look: Spigen Illuzion and Neo Hybrid Cases for the Galaxy S3 [Contest Too] (Update: Winners Picked)

Cases, cases and more cases. Seems like we have already covered a ton of Galaxy S3 cases over the last few weeks, but there are always more to show you (and giveaway). Today, we have two new ones from Spigen SGP, the Neo Hybrid and the Illuzion. One is a two piece standard back cover case, while the other is similar to flip cases, but with a snap and a really good fit and feel. 

Neo Hybrid

The Neo Hybrid Galaxy S3 case is a two part case, TPU and polycarbonate, that when applied fits extra tight onto a device. The first application is the softer TPU backing that is then locked into place by the outer polycarbonate frame. In the pictures I have posted, the grey part would be the soft TPU piece, with the “Sparkling” blue being the frame.

The case itself was a little finicky to put together on the device, but once I did, it held the phone well. All ports are exposed, plus you have coverings for your lock and volume switches. There are 8 color options:  Sparkling Blue (pictured), Dazzling Orange, Shining Grass, Lightning Yellow, Infinity White, Jade Blue, Rubine Red, and Reventon Yellow. The last four are only available for pre-order, however, we have the Infinity White case to giveaway today.

The bonus here is that Spigen has tossed in one of their Ultra Nano Clear screen protectors. So while the $26.99 price tag may seem a bit high, you do get the $14 screen protector in the package. I wouldn’t call this my favorite case ever, but if you need a soft feel, protection, a snazzy colorway, and a screen protector, it’s not a bad option.



The Illuzion flip case is probably one of my favorite flip cases thus far. It’s faux leather, but it feels great in hand. The size of it compared to other flip cases feels optimal, it has a latch that actually snaps into place, and it holds up to 3 cards in its door. All ports are exposed, so you won’t have any issues charging or snapping pictures. One of the coolest features is the way Spigen chose to have your device held in place. They actually used one of their Ultra Thin Air cases (which we’ll review later), so the device fits incredibly well and doesn’t feel like it’s sliding around – something we have experienced with other flip cases.

The Illuzion case comes in 4 colors:  Mandarine Rosa (pictured), Golden Mocah, Lemon Indigo, and Mandarine Black. We have all four of these to give away today.

At $32.99, the price is about where it should be. You are buying quality, a pretty color scheme, and an Ultra Thin Air case wrapped into one package.




Update: We have picked our six winners. Go check your inbox!

As always, after reviewing cases, we like to reward readers. So today, we have two (2) Neo Hybrid cases and four (4) Illuzion cases to give away. Thanks to Samsung and their one Galaxy S3 size fits all approach to this year’s device of the year, these will fit your GS3 no matter what carrier it’s on.


1.  In the comments, tell us what the favorite feature of your Galaxy S3 is.
2.  Then tell us which case of the colors listed below, that you would be honored to win:

Neo Hybrid colors:  Infinity White (picture) or Sparkling Blue

Illuzion colors:  Mandarine Rosa, Golden Mocah, Lemon Indigo, and Mandarine Black.

3.  Tomorrow (8/2) at 12:00 Pacific, we will randomly choose winners from the comments.

  • Ryan Dombroski

    I would have to say my favorite thing is the “speed” followed by the Battery Life ( It last 12 or more hours on a single charge w/4G and moderate to heavy usage)

    Neo hybrid white or illuzion madarine black is what I would prefer

  • jothen2002

    Just got it today! So far I like the camera..especially the way it takes like 20 photos at once.Great when you have kids playing sports.
    Mandarins Black!! PLEASE

  • ben

    I love the smart stay feature. Pretty sweet.
    I would love to have the Illuzion Mandarine Black case!

  • really love the huge beautiful screen

    Neo Hybrid in blue or Illuzion in Lemon Indigo

  • My giant beautiful screen that makes everyone who sees it jealous! Sparkling blue!

  • David Powell

    My favorite thing about my Galaxy S3 is the battery life, coming from the Motorola Droid Bionic with the extended battery I am blown away that a smaller battery lasts far longer than my extended battery ever could. I would like the Neo Hybrid in “Sparkling” blue please.

  • R. Karas

    the camera is a big step up and the screen capture. Neo Hybrid Infinity White. sweep the leg.

  • xformulax

    my favorite thing about the phone has to be the snappy performance, closely followed by the screen and then camera…. love to have one of those Illuzion cases!

  • Darlin Gil

    my favorite feature on my Sprint S3 is smart stay….it works soooo well

    I would love to win the Neo Hybrid in Sparkling Blue !

  • My favorite thing is that I’m already running Jelly Bean, and the NFC
    I would LOVE a Neo Hybrid color: Infinity White

  • Hunter N.

    My favorite feature of my Galaxy S III would be the camera. Compared to my old DX, it is a huge improvement. The swiftness, as well as the speed, make it a feature worth mentioning. I would be honored to win the Infinity White Neo Hybrid Case!

  • Sapko82

    the camera on my S3 is great.
    Neon Hybrid White or Illuzion Mandarine Rosa

  • Scott Meyer

    I love how it was inspired by nature. Okay, truthfully I love the screen size. Coming from the x, having this much screen real estate is really incredible. Would love the illuzion in Mandarin. Black.

  • James Jelkin

    1. My favorite feature is the speed. Having a phone that isn’t choppy ever rules.
    2. I would be honored to win the Mandarine Black Illuzion case

  • I love my siii because it will automatically connect to any dlna box in my house. Whether it be my tv, computer, ps3, or WD tv live. It automatically connects and I can see all my media. Also 50 free gb of Dropbox doesn’t hurt either. I would love the chance to win the Neo Hybrid in blue.

  • Andrew

    My favorite thing about it is the beautiful screen. I would like the Neo Hybrid in white!

  • I love being able to share photos with my other friends that have their own S3, and the ones that my friends and I have convinced to ditch their iPhones for one because all of the other awesome things it can do.

    I’ll take the infinity white neo hybrid.

  • Pop up play is awesome! although I rarely use it. I’d like a Neo Hybrid in white.

  • Nnamdi!

    My Favorite thing about my Galaxy S3 would be the screen shot capability. I use it all the time!.
    And i would like the Neo Hybrid in White and the Illuzion in black

  • CaptainGP

    Coming from the OG Droid, my favorite feature on the Galaxy S3 is the camera. The camera on the Droid was horrible, and while the camera on the S3 is not the best out there, it is certainly a major upgrade from the Droid’s camera.
    That being said, I would love to have the Illuzion Case in Mandarine Black to protect my little treasure 🙂

  • I LOVE the Galaxy S3 and its ability to multi task so smooth and efficiently! The camera rocks as well! I would love to win the neo hybrid in sparkling blue!

  • the sgs3 is the 8th wonder of the world and you want me to pick a favorite? ok ok ok ill go with the palm swipe for a screenshot feature. (neohybrid grayblue)

  • I have to be honest. My favorite feature of the S3 is the Camera. I have never been so satisfied with a cell phone camera until I bought this phone. The camera killed the Nexus for me and I returned it. This phone despite the verizon road blocks on several apps and the bootloader hands down has my free advertising. I love it. That being said, It would be spectacular to win a Sparkling Blue Neo Hybrid !!!!!

  • I love the HD Super AMOLED screen. Coming from the Bionic, this screen is marvelous. Actually, coming from anyphone, this screen is excellent. I would be honored to win the NeoHybrid in blue.

  • My favorite thing about my s3 is the way it feels in my hand even though it is quite large!

    I’d like the neo hybrid in infinity white please

  • What’s In A Name

    The S3 speed, screen and overall form. Neo Hybrid Galaxy S3 Infinity White case. TQ!

  • javikid

    Love the big screen on my S3 and would love the Infinity White case

  • John P.

    My favorite thing is the overall snappiness of the phone. I was plently pleased with my droid x but after using my S3 for a few weeks I do not know if I can go back. If i were to win i’d be honored to win the Neo Hybrid in Infinity White but if not that one, any of the others would do just fine on my currently naked pebble blue S3!

  • Shaun

    I love the large screen and speed of the S3 and I would like to protect that screen in a Neo Hybrid in Sparkling Blue or the Illuzion in Mandarine Black.

  • theShamrocker

    I love the camera on this phone! It is incredibly useful and am excited for when I get my car adapter and will be able to take pictures and record video while driving. Way cool!
    I would like the neo hybrid case if I win with the grass or lightning yellow colors.

  • skrusrnmz

    My favorite thing is the locked bootloader. I kidd, I kidd! Seriously, how do you pick one thing? It’s such a beautiful device from the screen to the power to the speed to the LTE to the design…

    So I’ll say the beauty is my favorite feature.

    And that Neo Hybrid Infinity White will look nice against my Pebble Blue.

  • I like the quick launch icons that can be switched on the lock screen

  • Vezmar

    My favorite feature of the Galaxy S3 has been the blazing 4G LTE speeds that it provides. I can access so much content in so little time, and sometimes it’s faster than my Wi-Fi! I would be honored to win an Infinity White Neo Hybrid!

  • tedbrian

    I’d be honored to win the Neo Hybrid Infinity White. I’ve bought cases that you have featured before, but it’s always nice to have options,especially if it’s free!

  • love the gorgeous screen!
    Neo hybrid white or illuzion madarine black thanks

  • FknTwizted

    I love the picture in picture feature where I can text, but email whatever without leaving a video I’m watching! As for cases I love the neo in sparkling blue sir.

  • timbo

    I would say my favorite part was not being completely disappointed with the pentile screen. The size and resolution are amazing! That and being able to keep my unlimited data!!

    If I win, I definitely want the Neo Hybrid Infinity White.

  • felix

    My favorite feature of the s3? The locked bootloader of course….

    All joking aside I really like the idea of sharing photos almost instantly without having to ask everyone around you. However none of my friends have the s3, rendering this feature pretty much useless (for now).

    I would love the illuzion black case if I somehow win!

    • Liderc

      I know, I’ve been waiting for someone else to get an NFC enabled phone since I got the Nexus. Stuff is pointless until everyone has it.

  • wizardtho

    The camera by far. Using it way more than my old Droid X camera.

    Neo hybrid in blue or Illuzion in black please! (or anything, really)

  • Owewil3225

    I love the s3 smart actions such as it vibrating when I pick it up to remind me that I have a new notification. Very intuitive and beneficial.
    I would like the neo hybrid in infinity white

  • Radyoactive

    The S4 processor.

    Neo Hybrid in white please!

  • Vipergtsr66

    Love the screen and 4G. The Neo Hybrid in Infinity White would be most excellent

  • My Favorite feature on my Galaxy S III is the lockscreen ripple. I know it’s small but love seeing it vs any other lock I’ve ever seen.

    Infinity white is first choice but would take sparkling blue too if the white isn’t available. 🙂

  • Feature ? Features .. that come with the camera. This camera phone has more features than most digital cameras. burst shot by itself but also has the feature of best shot, panorama, single shot, hdr, smile beauty, cartoon, share shot and the list continues. Also, all the scene and lighting settings, 8 mp’s on a phone and 1080p recording .. ridiculous !! 1 of the most customizable cameras out.

    The Infinity White Neo Hybrid case is the Droid case I am looking for !!

  • collegepunk

    I really like the smart stay feature. It’s great.
    I would like the blue neo hybrid. Thanks!

  • dsnotgood

    I like that it’s white and smooth. Plus the fast 4g doesn’t hurt.

    I would like the white case .

  • My favorite thing about the S III that hard one. It’s quick as “the Flash”, tons of ram, 4G but thing I like the most is watching to see if I’m still using it before the screen goes dark. lol

    I would like the Illuzion Black but I would love any color.

  • I am in love with the Smart Stay! Works well when im reading long posts on DL. 😀
    Neo Hybrid colors: Infinity White

  • cyruss69

    I love the smart stay feature It saves me a ton of battery life by keeping the time out at 15 secs that way my screen never stays on unless im looking at it just awesome! and I would be honored and humbled to win the
    Neo Hybrid sparkling blue case please!

  • Rigoberto Cabrera

    Favorite feature is recording in 1080P while snapping pictures. Would love to win a Neo Hybrid Infinite White.