Dove finish case like the Speck Presidio Sport Case is a nice looking case and a grippy case at once. The one-piece case is full of rubber and dove coating. Unlike other dove cases with plastic, this case is great for drop protection as it has a lot of rubber and looks premium with the Speck logo on the case. The feel on the hand is so grippy, and It’s not slippery on the table. The port cover does really help to keep away dust.
In terms of drop protection, this case has ridges in the case which protects it against drops. During my experience, I had this case drop a few times, and luckily, there was no damage at all with my phone. I really recommend this case as the best dove mobile case with drop protection. It’s nice and grippy and sustains drops. That’s because of the rubber, and it’s a lot of rubber even in the inside on the little holes for the speaker, I can’t hear the notification sound, but I still can hear the ringtones.
Just like the name, this case is very strong. I mean it’s so sturdy on the hand. The one-piece case is very robust yet slim. It slips easily in my pocket too. Although everything is so strong, the cutouts for the buttons are all nicely aligned and deliver nice tactile feedback. I'm concerned about it getting dirty since the colour is grey and white and it’s a pity that this really robust case has no port cover for dust protection.
During the test, I found out some flaws with this strong case. It feels like a strong plastic case on my hand but looks really nice with the dove finish. The problem with plastic cases is that little scratches tend to appear in time and I’m sure it will get more scratches in a year. Believe me, this case is like a stone, you can’t bend it at all, and what’s worse is the installation and removal of this case are also very hard.
There are certain things that are the same with both of these cases. Both have dove coating, which makes it beautiful to see but with different combination.
Both cases have different design. The combination of Griffin is plastic, so it’s slippery and tends to scratch over time. While the Speck is rubber and when I drop it, the phone works properly and no damage at all, and moreover, the Speck is protected against scratches than Griffin.
|Griffin Survivor Strong Case||Speck Presidio Sport Case|
|Drop protection||2.1-metres drop protection onto concrete||3 metres Tested IMPACTIUM™ Shock Barrier|
|Port cover||No port cover||Yes|
|Material||Polycarbonate, TPU||Three-layer case with a grippy silicone exterior and an IMPACTIUM™ shock barrier|
So, which one would you choose? The dove case with rubber or plastic? I’ll choose the Speck Presidio Sport Case as the best dove case with drop protection and dust protection but the speaker for the notification is a bit hard to hear. While the Griffin Survivor Strong Case is really strong on the hand but slippery and have no dust protection.