Review: Griffin Survivor Journey for iPhone 6s+: Slim, Grippy and Protective!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by kgenova, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. kgenova macrumors 6502a

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    With a grippy, scratch-resistant exterior, slim profile and a full two meters of drop protection, the Griffin Survivor Journey is an excellent choice to protect your precious iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus. Its drop protection rating is the same as that of its cousin, the Survivor Core, but the Survivor Journey has an altogether sturdier feel to it. It is heavier than the Survivor Core and while the Survivor Core has nicely grippy sides, the Survivor Journey is grippy all over. Plus, as the Journey is covered with scratch resistant TPE, it is going to fare better long term than the beautiful, but scratch prone, Griffin Survivor Core.
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    Pros:
    * Polycarbonate frame and exterior TPE skin are a protective and grippy combination.

    * Easy press, nicely clicky covered buttons

    * Drop protection rated for a 6.6 ft (2 meter) drop

    * Reasonably slim form factor: approximately the same size as the Thule Atmos X3/X4 and the Speck CandyShell Grip.

    Cons:
    * Lip is a little on the low side. For better screen protection, I would prefer a slightly higher lip.

    * Port openings are a little restrictive: third party headphones should be fine, but some third party lightning cables will not fit due to the height of the port opening.

    Conclusion: The Griffin Survivor Journey for iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus is an altogether outstanding case and is definitely worth considering if you are in the market for a slim, drop protective case. It retails for $39.95 and can be purchased directly from Griffin, as well as on Amazon and at other retailers.

    Here's my YouTube review:



    Thanks!

    Kristin
     
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  3. kgenova thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    Not crazy about the name in huge letters on the back.
    Looks like a better option in the Otter type protection market.
     
  5. AE14 macrumors 6502a

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    thank you Kristin. I was considering this, but the low lip is a no no for me
     
  6. Johnwebster79, Oct 8, 2015
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  7. kgenova, Oct 8, 2015
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    I hear you. It's the only thing I don't like about the case...other than that, it's absolutely outstanding! And if you have it on a 6 Plus, rather than a 6s Plus, the lip will be higher, of course...
     

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