Do Griffin’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cases provide enough protection? (Review + Giveaway)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the coolest new device to hit store shelves. The $800 device is all glass wrapped around a metal frame. With that much breakable material, you definitely need to protect it. Once you drop your phone, it could be ruined forever. This is why cases are essential to protecting your investment.

Luckily Griffin was very quick to the market with a couple of its cases, and sent them over for us to take a look at.

Griffin Survivor Journey

Griffin Survivor Journey

Key Features

  • Designed to survive 6.6 foot drops onto concrete (Military Standard 810G 516.6)
  • Ultra thin
  • Rigid inner shell
  • Outer shell provide extra grip
  • Wear resistant
  • All edge features still accessible
  • One year warranty

I have to say, I like the Griffin Survivor Journey much more than I thought I would. I thought it would be a little bulkier than it actually is. That was a nice surprise. The case reminds me a lot of the Spigen Rugged Armor case. The big difference here is the added grip that the Griffin Survivor Journey provides. I normally wouldn’t go on and on about added grip from a case, but it’s very important with the Galaxy S7 Edge due to its high price and curved glass.

The case is deep enough to extend past the (small) camera bump, and the cutout is wide enough that the flash won’t reflect inward. The cutouts on the bottom of the case are deep and wide enough to allow third party connectors that may be a little larger than normal.  The power button the right side of the phone and the volume buttons on the left are still very clicky with this case on.

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Griffin Survivor Journey 1

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Purchase Link: Griffin

Griffin Survivor Clear

Griffin Survivor Clear

Key Features

  • Designed to survive 4 foot drops (Military Standard 810G 516.6)
  • Clear design to show off your phone
  • Thin case provides protection without the bulk
  • Made of Polycarbonate
  • Rated at 6H for hardness
  • All edge features still accessible
  • One year warranty

The Survivor Clear might edge out the Survivor Journey as my favorite case. Part of the reason you bought the Galaxy S7 Edge is the sex appeal, right? Well, the Survivor does nothing to take away from that. It will pick up some fingerprints, but it’s not nearly as bad as the Galaxy S7 Edge without a case.

I love how thin the Survivor Clear is. It’s not the smallest case I’ve ever used, but it certainly doesn’t bother me when I’m taking the phone out of my pocket. The four foot drop protection has my back in case I knock the phone off a table, and the scratch resistant coating will keep the case looking great for a long time.

Just like on it’s more rugged brother, the cutouts on the Survivor Clear are deep and wide enough to not interfere with any third party cables you may want to use. The power and volume buttons are a tad on the mushy side, but still provide adequate feedback on presses.

Product Link: Griffin

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Griffin Survivor Clear 1

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Griffin Survivor Clear 2

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Summary

Griffin has made a name for itself by making high quality accessories, and these two cases are no different.

I definitely baby my devices, but if I ever do drop one, I want a case on it. Phones now are getting so expensive that it’s truly silly to not protect your investment. For between $20 – $30 it’s the cheapest insurance policy you can buy.

If you want a chance to win one of these cases, head on over to our Instagram page where you can enter to win!

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