Griffin Survivor Military-duty case for iPhone hands-on
With the Griffin Survivor Military-duty case for the iPhone 4/4S, you can sleep knowing that your prized device is in good hands for those scary moments. For starters, this thing meets and exceeds the US Department of Defense Standard 810F and UK Department of Defense Standard 00-35, which enables it to protect the iPhone against dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration, and an array of other environmental hazards.
Gone is the streamlined look of the handset, but naturally, the added bulk simply protects the iPhone from nearly everything. Of course, we can lament on how it transforms the iPhone into a massive device, but rest assured, it managed to keep it in pristine condition after being dropped from heights of 3 and 5 feet – onto a solid surface. Thanks to the rubbery outer shell, it simply took a single bounce and landed safely afterwards. The second component of the case, the shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame with built-in screen protector, keeps nasty baddies such as dirt, water, and other items from coming in contact with it. However, it’s worth noting that it isn’t necessarily water proof, but rather, just water-resistant.
Normally, hulky cases like these tend to make it extremely difficult to access the iPhone’s ports and buttons, but Griffin made sure to keep everything in good reach. Not only are buttons springy as ever, but we also appreciate the cutouts for the camera, 3.5mm headset jack, and charging port – making it super easy to access. All in all, if you can overlook its sheer size, the Griffin Survivor Military-duty case is pretty decent for $50. Well, it beats having a broken iPhone and spending a fortune on replacing it.
1. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
You could always buy a sturdier phone instead of putting a huge case on it and making it extremely bulky. Seriously I don't wanna spend $50 on a case that makes my phone huge.
4. bigdawg23 (Posts: 353; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Many other phone manufactures would like to have a case like this. I had an iPhone 4 and 4S but because of limitations with email and call screen I went back to android. In short I dropped my iPhone a few times and never scratched. However, my SGS2 Skyrocket was dropped once from 8 inches above a linoleum floor and shattered the screen.
So don't think the just the iPhone is fragile, all smart phones are alike.
6. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
2. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
this is the building block of my house!!!!! really its as good as a brick..
3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I thought that was another cool looking phone
5. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)
Sometimes* its juz luck that prevent our phone from shattering xD but with the I phone's glass back it means u are 2x more prone to shattering things...
7. JackBat (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
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