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Griffin Technology - Survivor Case for Apple® iPhone® 4 and 4S - Blue/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bought something else

    Posted
    figamo

    This review is from: Griffin Survivor Case iPhone 4/4S BLACK (Wireless Phone Accessory) I purchased the Griffin product approximately 1 month ago because I was tired of looking at the Otter Box, and I had worn out yet another one. I need a belt holster, so I was happy to see they offered one with the product. I dropped the phone several times and it did what it was supposed to do. It is rugged. I chose the Griffin because it looked solid (I am rough on equipment) and it had a fair price. But: Every person I talked to started complaining they were getting a bad echo of their own voice when I was talking to them. It made conversations frustrating for them, thus making my calls very short out of their sheer annoyance. I removed the front plate and no longer had that complaint. Problem fixed. Unfortunately, I now have a scratch in the glass of my phone. So it is not very effective for phone preservation. I tested it with the front cover on and off over the period of a week. No cover - no echo. I misplaced my holster while I was out of town and in and out of other people's cars. My bad. The rubber on this phone is so grippy, that it is a challenge to take it in and out of a pocket. It has turned my pockets inside out and made me look kinda strange when I have had to wrestle it out of my pants. I ended up having to carry it in my hand if I knew I would need it quickly. The rubber tabs that cover the camera lens and charging port are a challenge to get opened. Especially the lens cover. Not good if you like to take pictures quickly. They are tight enough to keep most water from being a problem though, so it's a trade off. I ended up removing the flap from the camera lens. The charging port opening on the bottom is small. Two of my three chargers would not fit in the port, which meant I either had to try to remember to bring a cord with me everywhere (my office, my car, my house) or know that I had to remove the whole cover if I needed a charge -- OR go buy different chargers that would fit. It is also hard to pop the phone out of the hard case. It's a tight fit, so it is a bit of a wrestling match. Today, I quit. I cut my losses and decided I wasted my money. I bought a bodyglove cover, which seems ok so far. If it isn't up to par, I will write a review on it after I have given it some time. The Griffin product may be good for some, but it was awful for me. I only am giving it two stars because of the price and the protection level.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most Protective case in the market for its price

    Posted
    123BAM
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    This case is a military grade iphone case and the durability shines because of that. It is also designed to be water tight, with easy grip sides that also are designed to absorb impacts. It states it can withstand 6ft drops, but I dropped it while walking and ending accidentally giving it a decent drop-kick and it bounced clear across my garage. I went and check my iphone and there was not one scratch and it was (and still is) working properly. I highly recommend this over the Otterbox that falls apart so easily. It was also slightly cheaper than the comparable Otterbox. I also like how the belt clip and be pulled out and used as a kickstand. I also love the build-in Screen protector that also covers the camera (unlike the Otterbox). All that security does make it a very bulky case though. If you do not like bulky military cases, then I would not recommend this. If you are clumsy like me, I would highly recommend it. A $40-50 case is much cheaper than paying full cost for a whole new iphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Griffin Case is Really Nice

    Posted
    CDoo
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    I've had the case covering my new iPhone 4S for 3 weeks now. It has already saved me from 2 drops, and looks really nice in the camouflage colors. Many people have complimented it's look. The spring in the plastic belt clip is not that strong (a liitle too loose for me) - it has moved up and off my belt when I'm bent over working on something, although it doesn't do this every time. I could be just me. Overall I really like the cover and style. I owned an HTC EVO 4G with an Otterbox cover, and the Griffin case is better overall in my opinion than the Otterbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My phone works!

    Posted
    KM504
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    My only complaint about this case is that it is bulky. With that said, I also gave the case 5 stars. Somehow my phone ended up in my driveway and my mother drove over it as she left my house. I decided to leave a review as I purchase another one of these cases. I don't want to test the waters and find out how many more times it can be run over before my phone breaks. I'm the mother of a toddler and every device I own is in a Survivor. Today's accident only confirmed my purchases. It's easier to replace a case than it is a phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rugged and reliable

    Posted
    SailorJim
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    The case is very rugged and fits the phone tightly, yet is easy to remove. The belt clip takes a bit of getting used to, but generally holds the phone securely. On occasion I have thought that the clip was securely fastened, only to have the phone drop (although the case protected it well). At times the clip locks (never when I want it to yet) onto my belt, and usually requires a bit of wrestling to remove it from the belt. Hopefully with more experience the use will become more intuitive. I have recommended it to folks at work who have the similar phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SOLID!

    Posted
    Togna
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    Heavy duty retains the beauty of my phone. I like the hard, protective screen cover. The case is tough, a hard body surrounded in some sort of rubbery "sleeve". It won't slide around on the dashboard. I had otterbox defender, butt the hard part of case broke when I sat down with phone in back pocket. This survivor case is a tad bigger, but only half the price of the defender. I'm totally satisfied with this survivor case, and will seek out and purchase griffin products

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ready for duty

    Posted
    MyrphysMom
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    I can do yard work, garden work, bike riding, boating, etc - and not ever worry about dirt and grime getting into, or even onto the phone. It's grippy texture makes it hard to get out of my back pocket in a hurry - but it has never fallen out on it's own! I've dropped it on the street while riding my bike - no problem. I dropped it in the birdbath in my garden - no problem. I've even answers with worm dirt (while fishing) on my fingers - no problem!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    does what it is meant to do...

    Posted
    satansjoi
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    Well, what can one say about a cell phone case? This case does what it is meant to do. Protects from impact, rain/spills, and 2-year olds. The only complaint would be that it is too bulky to fit in a pocket most times. This means you will need those protective qualities because there is an increase in the probability that you will drop it/get it wet/taken by a 2-year old. Is it pricey? Yes, but you don't mind missing a meal or two, do you?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like a rock !

    Posted
    Mybirdbrain
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    My husband clipped his phone to the window of our jeep and forgot it - when driving down the interstate the phone came loose and went a bouncing down the road - fortunately it wasn't a busy time of day so it didn't get run over - the phone was unscratched - no broken screen - perfect condition - I don't believe any other cover would have protected this well - it's a bit bulky but it's worth it if you need a durable, trustworthy cover !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not good

    Posted
    csr0000000000
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    the product was a disappointment to me you couldn't hear very well it was a muffled sound i don't know why I'm filling this out when i fill these things i never hear back from them if i don't hear back from any body letting me know they value my opinion or some thing i will never fill another one out again so don't ask if i don't hear from any body and you have my email address because you sent me this review

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps phone safe and Sound

    Posted
    BRealsss1
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    was a little bit tricky to install but once it is on there you are most def protected from dirt scratches water everything, trust me my twelve year old daughter is hard on equipment, but this keeps on trucking, one of the little flaps has been tore off but now you can use the camera lens easier so she might have did that on purpose :/

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love it

    Posted
    firsttechiediva
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    I love this case. Compared to my otterbox its not as bulky and the front panel pops off to allows easier access to you phone without taking the whole case off. The down side is the speak is blocked to much causing you to have less clarity otherwise it is a good case and cheaper than the outterbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best protective case ever!

    Posted
    Thr4ever
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    This model of protective case is better than the original that I purchased, which cost me over $50.00. I have had to replace the original case because the rubber outer housing has stretched and was very sloppy. It did an excellent job of protecting the I-phone. At almost 18 months the phone still looks new, not a scratch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very sturdy, reasonably priced

    Posted
    Tacon
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    Great price compared to other brands, Very durable and rugged, occasionally drop my phone, this case takes the shock very well. They had a lot of different designs to choose from. I found one to fit my style. Great value and price. I recommend to anyone looking for a rugged phone case at a reasonable and affordable price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Provides ruggid support and aids handling

    Posted
    cospinster
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    The case snapped on pretty quickly though after a awhile the screen shows some impression images around the edges. The screen cover must be fitting to tight but no way to adjust. Snapping the cover off and back on causes them to disappear for awile. The belt clip seems oversized for the case so I just leave it off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for Iphone

    Posted
    greghouston
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    the case gives great protection for my iphone for every day use. dirt, rain, accidentally dropping it. I take it out about once a month to clean it and my phone looks brand new. This case is very durable and rugged. I really can't put it in my pocket but that's small price to pay to protect my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection

    Posted
    Meganh80
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    Great protection so my kids can play and I never worry about it. Bought one for my 8yr olds iPod touch and I thought it was so great I had to get one for my other daughters phone, one she wanted one too, and two it is so durable. The only downfall is they wish there were more colors to choose from.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For people who work in dusty and dirty places.

    Posted
    2tall
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    The only thing that I have found is the belt clip is designed for thin belts not really for thick belts. Other than that the case protects my phone while at work or at home. Has anybody had any problems with using their speakerphone with feedback please let me know it's not all the time...???

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this tough case

    Posted
    RHarner
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    I really like this case and most everything about it. However, I have noticed I'm not able to easily plug in my car adapter to listen to music while driving. I have to remove the case completely in order for the adapter plug to fit into the slot so I can hear the music through my car's speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing protection

    Posted
    Jeepsycophant
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    I use these cases for my iphone 4,5 and ipod. Love them, I am outdoors all the time and need real protection for my apple products. I have even run over my phone with a zero turn mower (blades not on) and still had a unscathed phone in the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend