Griffin Galaxy S8+ case review: Two great Survivor options for your new S8+

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Griffin Galaxy S8

You can’t go wrong with the Survivor Strong for sure and the Survivor Clear is decent but just not as protective.

TA-ratings-93The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are landing in more hands by the day and for those seeking a case for their new toy, the Griffin Galaxy S8 Survivor series is a great choice. Read on for the full review of the Griffin Galaxy S8+ Survivor series of cases.

Specifications

The Griffin Galaxy S8+ Survivor series cases have the following features and specifications:

Griffin Survivor Strong Case

  • Ultra-slim, ultra-drop protective case for Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus), designed and tested to meet or exceed Mil-Std 810-G standards for durability
  • 7ft drop protection onto concrete
  • Impact-resistant polycarbonate inner shell
  • Non-slip grip exterior slides easily into your pocket
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Griffin Survivor Clear Case

  • 4ft drop protection in an ultra-thin see-through case
  • Optics-clarity polycarbonate shell prevents drop damage
  • 6H hardness-rated shell resists scratches
  • Clear rubber edges protect screen from corner and edge chipping
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Griffin Galaxy S8

Griffin Survivor Strong Case.

Design

Griffin Survivor Strong Case

The Survivor Strong was my favorite of the two in terms of design. The case has a solid feel in the hand and is very robust yet slim and not overbearing. The buttons all deliver a nice tactile feedback and the cutouts are all nicely aligned. Overall this is a simple design nothing flashy at all, just a simple black case.

Griffin Survivor Clear Case

The Survivor Clear has a simple design as well and strives to show off the Galaxy S8’s look but suffers from fingerprint syndrome. This case picks up fingerprints just as badly as the Galaxy S8 does. This isn’t a problem just for the Griffin case, most clear cases suffer from this issue and it may not bother everyone, but I disliked it. The buttons all give good tactile feedback and the cutouts are all good.

Griffin Galaxy S8

Griffin Survivor Clear Case.

 Protection

Griffin Survivor Strong Case

This one is rated for 7ft drops and it really does feel like it can take a decent beating. Nice curled edges help protect the screen and I really do think this is the better choice of the two in terms of protection.

Griffin Survivor Clear Case

The Survivor Clear offers 4ft drop protection and is a bit more flimsy. This is probably best suited for light duty protection or if you absolutely must show off your Galaxy design. It’s not horrible protection but the Strong case is a better choice.

Griffin Galaxy S8

Both cases are good but the Survivor Strong is just a bit better for protection.

 Price/Value

Griffin Survivor Strong Case

At $29.99USD this is a solid choice for mid-level protection.

  Purchase Survivor Strong from Amazon $29.99USD

Griffin Survivor Clear Case

At $19.99USD this is a basic protection level, for $10 more you’ll get better value from the Strong case but this is still a decent case for small spills.

  Purchase Survivor Clear from Amazon $19.99USD

Wrap Up

Griffin makes decent cases and they are priced reasonably against the competition. You can’t go wrong with the Survivor Strong for sure and the Survivor Clear is decent but just not as protective.

*We were sent review samples of the Griffin Survivor series of cases for the purposes of this review.

Griffin Survivor Series for Galaxy S8+

$19.99+ USD
Griffin Survivor Series for Galaxy S8+
9.3

Design

9/10

    Protection

    10/10

      Price/Value

      10/10

        Nailed it

        • The Survivor Strong case has a very tough design
        • Priced competitively
        • Great protection for your device

        Needs work

        • The Survivor Clear picks up a lot of fingerprints
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