Griffin’s Survivor line of iPhone 6 Plus cases consists of three cases: Griffin Survivor All-Terrain, Griffin Survivor Slim and Griffin Survivor Core. The Survivor All-Terrain is a big, serious case, built to withstand not only a two meter drop, but also protecting from dust, sand, rain, etc. It has a built in screen protector and port covers, and is quite large in size. However, that may be too much case for many of us, and for those people that like a solid, protective phone case that isn’t absolutely enormous, the Survivor Slim–Griffin’s mid-level Survivor option–may be perfect. It is a two piece case, with both a soft and a hard layer, but unlike many popular cases today, the hard polycarbonate layer is on the bottom and the soft silicone layer is on the top.
What’s great about it?
- Two meter (6.6 ft) drop protection–same as the Survivor All-Terrain;
- Soft silicone exterior that is comfortable to hold;
- Grippy texture–this case is very hard to drop;
- Relatively high lip around the screen and coverage on the top and bottom of the screen provides excellent screen protection in the event of a drop;
- Nice, clicky button action.
What’s not so great?
- Case is rather bulky;
- Silicone exterior is a lint magnet;
- Inner polycarbonate shell is rather stiff to remove;
- Included plastic screen protector looks rather basic.
Overall, I really liked using this case. It was a very reassuring case to use, if you are the type of person to be nervous using your iPhone. Griffin rates it for 6.6 ft of drop protection, but I suspect it may have more–this is one tough case. It comes with a plastic screen protector which gets rather negative online reviews, but I didn’t use that as I already had a Zagg Glass tempered glass screen protector on my 6 Plus. The Survivor Slim fit perfectly with the Zagg Glass, and all of the exposed glass edges left by the Zagg Glass were covered by the generously sized lips of the Survivor Slim. It was quite a good combination. The Survivor Slim is not a pretty little case, and it does tend to cover up your iPhone’s natural beauty. But it seems like it would protect your device very well in the event of a bad fall, and it is quite comfortable to use.
Here are some more pictures of various views of the case:
It is available from Griffin for $44.99.
Finally, if you’d like more details on this outstanding case, here is a link to my YouTube review: