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Griffin Technology - Survivor Case for Apple® iPhone® 5 and 5s - Purple-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 176 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Otterbox

    Posted
    insuranceguy35
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I switched back to an IPhone 5s from an LG G3. I had an older Otterbox Defender on it and it had taken away the touch ID function. So I seen this case for a considerably less amount than the Defender case that offered the touch ID I decided to give it a shot. I am so glad that I did. The quality of this case I think is much better than its main competition in the defender. It is barely any thicker than the defender, you will not notice it. All ports are fully covered. I have already had two major drops and the phone is perfectly fine. One thing that bugs me about Otterbox is the silicone always stretches out over time and gets loose. I don't think I am going to have that issues with this case. Seems to be a much tighter fit. The only negative I would say is the screen protector can have a little bit of a gap between it and the screen which makes some of the things in the corners hard to press at times. I got used to it after a week though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome protective case

    Posted
    BARNES1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Some people may view this case as a little bulky but I think it's perfect. It has little latches that you can open to charge your phone, plug your headphones in an change the the phone from silent to loud and a little latch for the camera in the back. It was a little annoying to put the case on the phone but well worth it because it's a perfect fit.The belt clip comes off so you don't have to keep it on all the time, it also makes. pretty good stand when I'm watching my shows on the phone so I don't always have to hold the phone in my hand. Case also has a little neat cover for the fingerprint censor button so that isn't worn out. My only gripe is the screen cover. I don't use it because it doesn't allow me to swipe up and access my shortcuts on the phone (flashlight, brightness etc) I don't really need it though. I would recommend this case to anyone. Case is a nice and soft/comfortable rubber that seems to absorb any impact you would have in dropping your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Over all good but covers the mic.

    Posted
    Krosgood
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I had this case on my 4s and I thought it was great. It's extremely durable for the price and saves your phone from rough wear and tear. So when I upgraded to the 5s I figured I'd buy the same case it's still just as durable and protects every port on your phone as well as a dust cover for the camera. The only thing I really do not like about this case for the 5s is when I'm on the phone the person I'm talking to can barely hear me because the case covers the microphone so much. Easily solved by just using a Bluetooth ear piece. Other than the mic being covered I'd give it a 5/5 but because of this issue I gave it a 3/5 because sometimes my Bluetooth device dies and I have to either remove it from the case or yell so I can be heard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great - especially if you're clumsy

    Posted
    clumsycat

    pros: This phone has saved me multiple times. I've dropped it many times. and today I actually found out that I had dropped my phone and it had gotten stuck under atleast 6 inches of snow - I was able to shovel it out of the snow, charge it up - and it was back and working like normal. Amazing! I can't provide a better testimonial than that -any other phone in this one's place would have been dead . so thank you survivor for saving my cell phone's life , multiple times! best value for money. cons - bit bulky and tends to fall out of my pocket,. but hey, its protected when it falls!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Survivor Case for iPhone

    Posted
    KrisJK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was looking for a case to replace my Mophie external battery phone case. Now I did not want to replace it, however I tend to be hard on phones, dropping them primarily, which caused that case to crack. I decided I needed a case that would better protect the phone. This case does precisely that, which is all I could ask for, except that the screen protector can interfere with the touch screen. It also makes the screen a bit darker than I would like it to be. Other than that I have no complaints about this case. I do not use the clip that came with it, mainly because I usually carry the phone in my pocket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You might like it, I may replace it

    Posted
    Rat219
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This case provides plenty of protection for the phone. Some of the protection interferes with phone features (the Control Center is not accessible from the short edge of the screen, Touch Id Sensor is covered). The holster clip doesn't work very well. The plastic protection slightly distorts pictures taken from the selfie camera (there is convenient shutter that protects the rear camera, moves out of the way easily). If your a hiker or camper this might be the right cover for you. I'm thinking about looking for a holster.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Protects my new I phone 5S.

    Posted
    Proper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This case looks very commando-ish. It has very good grips and is pretty functional. The issues with this are with the charging port area. The flap is not easy to move to plug in for recharging. The other issue is the belt holster. It is not easy to use with regard to holstering the phone. The holster is also not easy to clip on to the belt. As such, I don't use it much because I am concerned about the security of the phone when I holster it. My only other concern is that it is not water proof. it is water resistant.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Super cool case!

    Posted
    TheJayBeats
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    I have wanted this case since I first saw it a year ago. I love that it is rugged and completely covers the phone. Only thing I do not like is that getting to your camera lens is a hassle when taking pics because you have to open up the flap that covers the camera lens every time. Also opening the charging port and headphone slot every time sucks but I guess in the long run my phone will thankful for it. Another thing I don't like is that the headphone port does not permit certain headphone jacks to fully enter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great protection, but some issues

    Posted
    Leroy69
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    got this for good protection, plus sale price. using it as is, the camera cover flap is terribly frustrating to open for quick photos. the same flap also creates problems for phone calls, as it blocks the microphone next to the lens. to have someone hear you properly the flap must be open, again not east to do. i tore the flap off after a week. it does give good protection, but there are better out there. the screen cover is poor, and i don't use it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not meant for the 5s

    Posted
    Bonnie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's a durable cover if you're rough with phones. However, you do lose some functionality in using this case. You will no longer be able to utilize thumbprint unlock. (In which case I hope you don't have a long, complicated password.) Not to mention the fact that the flap over the camera lens is more than a little difficult to maneuver. One more thing I've noticed is the fact that dirt can and will get trapped beneath the screen protector.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very strong and durable

    Posted
    DeSotoMohawk
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    I like the "feel" of this case. The padding is heavy enough to protect from normal drops on hard surfaces because I have done it a couple times past two days. I have a little trouble opening camera lens cover. Takes me several attempt digging my finger nail into the cover. Maybe I just don't know how to do it. Anyway, I have had this iPhone Case for several weeks now and it looks as good as the day I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    Posted
    GreenMachine123
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    This product works as advertised. It offers great protection, in my opinion, better than the competition which is also priced higher. On occasion, you will need to take the product off the iPhone to clean out dust, but maybe only once or twice a year depending on your use. Though this product has a built in screen protector, I also use an additional plastic/decal screen protector for some added screen protection. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection

    Posted
    Jeffrey2013
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Griffin Survivor case is great for protecting your iPhone. My kids have used these cases for their iTouches for years. The case is durable and hardy. For me personally, it is a bit bulky, but much better than some of the other protective cases. The attachment for the rubber cover for the camera lens on the back of the phone is prone to tear off. If you need a tough case to protect your phone, this is a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Coverage

    Posted
    Morticia89
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I decided to support my local businesses by purchasing this case made by Griffin, located in Nashville. This is one STURDY case! Have not had any problems with it once I got it on the phone (it's a very tight fit, but that's a good thing). All buttons and ports are accessible easily, and protected from spills, dust, etc. While not waterproof, you won't worry about this if your caught out in the rain. Great case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent case

    Posted
    Tmk2286
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    Pretty solid case. Good price. Seems pretty durable. The water seal flaps tend to be a bit annoying having to constantly open and close them, but only because I'm used to having certain components conveniently exposed. The plastic screen cover doesn't seem to sit flush on the phone screen which is requiring more effort to really "push" the buttons for phone accuracy. I like it otherwise so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great protective case and easy to use

    Posted
    hossb
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    You will have to take some time and pay attention to get the case on right the first time but once you do you will not be sorry. Mine has been stuck in pouring rain, dropped so many times I can no longer keep up with how many, and it still has not broken any time. Its also not as bulky as some of the other cases I have purchased before. I was so impressed i bought one for my son.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Works but not a good case

    Posted
    Greg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Yes durable case but the bottom of the faceplate doesn't always allow for use of the pull up menu. I've also forgot that there is a cover for the camera several times when I've tried to take pictures quickly. The belt clip is such a small piece that I've actually misplaced it after only one use. Honestly I would recommend paint a little bit extra and getting a true OtterBox.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great case!

    Posted
    Jeff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My wife has this case on her phone. Phone is very protected. One thing that was a little hard for her to get used to was that there is a cover flap over the camera that you have to open to take a picture but it's not a problem now. We were not planning on buying this case (were looking at OtterBox) but this was on sale so we decided to give it a try. Glad we did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but muffles audio

    Posted
    abovethefold
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    This case is sturdy and great for protection but I have a problem with audio because the case muffles the sound a bit. Sometimes I have to take the phone out of the case to talk with clients, so not the best solution if you use the phone for office calls. Recommend for protection of phone if you are in the outdoors, but it can be a hassle for all-time use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad case

    Posted
    Flyboy85
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    I really like this case, as I'm a klutz and tend to drop my phone a lot. Getting the phone in and out is a minor challenge, but not too hard. Opening the watertight compartments (camera, silence switch) is easy, and I have no doubt that this will keep my phone safe. The only issue as I mentioned is that you must remove it from the case to charge or sync it.

    I would recommend this to a friend