Ghostek - Atomic 3 Series Case for Apple® iPhone® 7 - Black

Prevent water damage to your iPhone 7 with this Ghostek Atomic 3 case. Precise plugs seal the phone from accidental dunks, and the raised rubber bumpers deliver increased protection to the camera lens. This water resistant Ghostek Atomic 3 case has clear center panels that let you show off the natural beauty of the device.
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  • Ghostek Atomic 3 Series Case for Apple® iPhone® 7

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (35 out of 39)

Features


Designed for use with Apple iPhone 7

To protect and complement your phone.

Aluminum alloy exterior

For stylish looks and durability.

Scratch-resistant design

Protects your device against accidental damage.

Submersible in up to 3.3' of water

To protect your phone against water damage.

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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective Protection, With Some Minor Design Flaws

    Posted
    AJF94
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Ghostek Atomic 3 Series case is, overall, a solid phone case that provides adequate protection for your iPhone 7, albeit with a few design quirks that take some time to adjust to. Like most heavy-duty cases, assembly is required, and Ghostek’s instructions are clear and easy to follow: I had no problem assembling this case and slotting my phone into it. The case looks better on the phone than it does in the packaging: it looks slick and has an aesthetic that works better if you choose a color that matches that of your iPhone. The buttons on the case are smaller than those on the iPhone, making it easier to hit the button with the function you’re looking for, and not mistakenly hit another (no more accidentally turning up your phone’s volume when you want to bring it down). The silent button slides itself into a knob that you turn to switch your sound on/off, instead of the switch that most phone cases slot in over the switch on your phone. This takes some time to adjust to (it’s sometimes confusing to remember which direction the knob needs to spin in order to silence/un-silence your phone), and is one of my gripes with the design of the case: because the knob is for an on-off switch, it can’t make a full rotation. This sounds like a weird complaint to have, but I could imagine someone accidentally breaking the knob because they applied too much force in the wrong direction. The case doesn’t feel fragile, per say, but plastic can only withstand so much punishment. The case surrounds the home button with a line of hard plastic, presumably to further separate it from the ground if your dropped it, and it landed face-down: I say this, because I honestly can’t tell what the point of this additional apparatus is. The iPhone 7’s home button is not vulnerable to water being leaked in, and can’t break, as it’s effectively touch-enabled and only simulates a click when pressed on. The only other reason I can guess as to its inclusion is to provide some tactile feedback as to where your thumb is on the phone. It can be an aggravating inclusion if you plan to use your iPhone’s shortcut menu to turn on/off Bluetooth, wifi, airplane mode, your flashlight, or your calculator, because it covers up the bottom portion of the touchscreen above the home button. If you’re used to swiping up from the middle of your phone, you’re going to need to re-adjust. The last gripe that I have with the design is that the entrance to the lightning port is pretty small: your Apple’s lightning USB in no problem, but some bulkier third party ones won’t fit. As someone who uses third-party USBs in the car, it’s probably my biggest issue with the case. All of these problems with the design are relatively minor, however, and if you can look past all of them, you’re guaranteed to be getting an excellent case. The case does add a fair bit of bulk to your phone, but if that’s not a problem for you (and if you’re looking for a heavy-duty case, it shouldn’t be something that bothers you) then this should be a non-factor. In terms of actual protection, it does the trick. The plastic covering the screen does a great job at both protecting it from scratches, and allowing your touches to go through without any additional force. The case is waterproof, adding another later of water protection to your already water-resistant iPhone 7 (with this case, water damage will surely be a non-issue). The mesh allows sound to come through clearly, both when talking on the phone and when listening through the stereo speakers: I noticed no difference in sound quality coming from the speakers after putting on the case. And, again, it does look pretty slick. It’s not obnoxious in its design like an OtterBox. Regardless of some weird design decisions, I’m keeping this case on my phone. It doesn’t add a crazy amount of bulk, it looks nice, and I don’t have to worry about my phone dropping onto hard surfaces or into a large amount of water anymore. It’s a great alternative to OtterBox and Lifeproof: recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case Worth Every Penny

    Posted
    Mojo

    First off Good Presentation on the packaging,i feel most companies fall short in the small details like the box it comes in, overall the case is awesome, the case itself barely weighs anything but feels super solid with the aluminum frame i couldn't even bend the frame by squeezing it in my hand, the chrome finish around edge right below the top cover gives the phone a nice look, i was a little iffy on the top cover that will make the seal to make it waterproof just by looking at it but after putting the phone in and sealing the top cover you really have to push to make it sit in the groove to make the seal so that made me alot more at ease, although the iPhone 7 is already water resistant i don't know that Im brave enough to let water touch it so having this case with a good seal to make it waterproof is a plus,the silent/vibrate rocker is replaced by the spinning wheel which takes a bit of getting used to but it works and is something new you dont really see on case,i initially expected the back to be a soft plastic but ended up being a super hard plastic with a clear frosted finish so you can still see a bit of what color your iphone is, awesome case for the money!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Posted
    JLmarqu
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Just got my case and trying instead of getting another life proof. Size feels about the same and so the weight to me. The design looks good and although my iPhone 7 is water proof ( to a certain extent) it's nice to have that extra protection. don't really like the wheel to put the phone on silent. Would prefer the toggle switch like all others. Just seems for natural. The fingerprint scanner cutout is too far pushed in. You almost have to press your finger kinda hard into it for it to actually work. But it does work and hasn't failed yet so plus. Some of the buttons on the side need to be pressed a little harder but that expected with all cases like this. The sound quality from a phone call is good as I did a few test calls on speaker and normal and they heard me just fine as did I. Music also sounded nice and clear like the phone calls. What I really didn't like about this case is the front screen protector. I found myself having to press the screen a little hard to get it to read inputs and the space right above the finger print scanner, where the space bar and bottom row of the keyboard, the screen protector didn't lay flat on the phone so every time you hit a button on the bottom row, you have to really pressed down and push the screen protector down so it touches the phone to read your Input. Feels like an air pocket that won't go away. That's why I always used the Lifeproof Nuude which has no screen film. If Ghostek would make this case without a film over the screen, then it would be 10x better. Pretty much for this reason alone i probably won't stay with this case on too long.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty nice case

    Posted
    Lily
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've had this case for about 2 weeks now overall I would say it's nice. It is slim which is rare for most cases that provide full protection. The audio quality is good unlike the lifeproof case which muffles your speech. It is very easy to put on and take off your phone without being afraid you may break a prong like other cases. The seal keeps the phone very clean. It has a cover for the charging port. It comes with a dust cleaner and a wristlet strap. My strap however has already broken (I was not swinging my phone around with it). I have not tried to use this case under water so I cannot speak for that feature. I find there is a space between the screen of the phone and the case screen which is quite unappealing when typing but I also didn't remove my screen protector as instructed so that may be the reason. There is a loop that encircles the home button which makes you have to use a little more effort when pressing the home button. But other than that I would give this phone case a 7/10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ghostek Atomic 3 Case protects well.

    Posted
    DavidA

    Ghostek products never cease to amaze me. I bought this case to protect my new iPhone 7 which is my daily use phone. A few of my family members use the Ghostek cases and they love them. I enjoy this case because : 1. It looks sleek and ergonomic. 2. It shows off the phones beauty with the clear back. 3. It has an aluminum frame which allows for better protection of the phone and the aluminum can be bought in several colors. And even better, since it's not the entire case that has the color it stands out more. 4. Easy access to all buttons and port. 5. It comes with instructions (if needed) I read one review here that mentioned that the front of the case is a little loose which has that person pressing harder on the screen to get it to do what they want. While some might see this as a negative, I see it a a positive. I always put a glass protector on my phones regardless of the type of case. And now by having a waterproof case that allows room for the glass protector is a just a huge plus. While I do think this case can provide the necessary protection, I feel very confident that it will handle any situation from a drop or spill in the water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good case for the price

    Posted
    Suryo

    The case was delivered much quicker than I expected. The unboxing was reasonably easy. It took some time to get the sticky bits off, but it was fine in the end. The case is quite light, and feels nice. Putting the case on the phone is actually much simpler than many other similar cases. The inside stays very dry, having placed it under running water for a while. The circular knob to make the phone silent is quite clever, and seems ok to use. The other buttons are a bit harder to press, but that's expected. The only problem I have with the case is the protector on the home button and screen. It feels weird, especially since the protector doesn't always lay tight on the screen. If this were changed, this would be a perfect case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection, with small issues

    Posted
    DHRodgers

    First off shipping was fast. Packaging was clean and simple. Putting the case on my iPhone 7 was easy and appeared secure. Before writing this i Have had the case for 7 days and put it through my daily routine. First issue I ran into was none of my 3rd party chargers will work with my case. Luckily I have an apple cable and usb in my truck. The apple cable works with no issue. Second issue, is I dock my phone at night. The case is not compatible with my dock. I have to take the phone out of the case to dock it. Now, for the good parts, the case is strong, I dropped the phone on purpose 3 or 4 times. There was no damage to the case or the phone. Very happy with that, as in my job, many phones have been damaged. I think this case will be my saving grace. Also found that the water proofing dies work, I substituted my phone with a broken 7 and put in the sink. NO LEAKS!! I was shocked!!! Very happy with that! For the price and the protection. I can recommend this case. Its a better fit than other protective cases and looks good to boot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall, an Excellent Case!

    Posted
    ZeroCool
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this Ghostek - Atomic 3 Series Case for Apple® iPhone® 7 - Black, this case is exceptional! Fits snug and safe in the case. The installation was easy and when you close or seal it up, it feels very secure. All of the buttons work well except for one thing. There is a very small or thin air gap between the actual phone glass (screen) and the screen protector. This isn't a deal breaker BUT I have had other cases that have their screen protector lay flush against the phone screen which makes it feel like there isn't even a screen protector built in. The sensitivity is better when the screen protectors lay flush right against the phone screen. And if there was one other thing I had to mention, it would be the home button is a little hard to reach with the case being built up so high right around that home button. However, that said, this is case is still Awesome! It feels very safe and durable. 4/5 stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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