Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case & Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case Comparison

griffin survivor strong clear case & incipio octane shock-absorbing co-molded case comparison

Do you still wonder which one to choose between the Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case and Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case? Would you prefer the thin and light one or the larger one but tougher? Below you’ll see what you’re looking for.

Griffin Survivor Strong Clear Case

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Here’s the Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case. The first time of usage can be so slippery, but in time, you’ll feel it so grippy because of the gummy feeling on the back, and a nice grip on the sides.

Although everything is so strong, the case has soft buttons, and it’s clear so you can see the beauty of your phone with this case, slips easily in your pocket, and packed with 2.1 metres drop protection.

The back of the case on clear cases tend to have a rainbow effect and scratches. You can't see the scratches unless you see it very closely, and the rainbow effects appear but didn't really bother me at all.

When it comes to the overall design, it feels like a solid feel and feels tougher than Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case.

Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case

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Let me introduce you to the thinnest clear case ever, the Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case. It’s so light to carry, and the ridges on the bumper feels so soft on my hand plus with 1.2-metre drop protection.

The case is so minimalistic in design but unfortunately minimal design comes with minimal protection too. The rigid shell, edges, shock-absorbing bumper, and cut-outs for the camera is so thin which makes the protection minimal too.

Although there’s a shock-absorbing bumper, the edges of the case are thin which is not so good for accidental drops.

The dual-infused material of this case has a more susceptible to scratches, but you can't really see the scratches as it's a smokey case.

One more thing is that the dove coating on the case makes it slippery on the table but not on the hand since there are soft ridges on the bumper, which is pretty grippy to hold.

The Difference

Although both cases seems to be thin but Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case feels more bulky and strong. The edges is also thicker, and the protection for the camera cut-out is also better.

The Similarities

The cut-outs for the headphone jack on both cases have the same size, huge cut-outs. It does give easy access to charge and plug in the headphone jack but will provide you minimal protection against drops.

Comparison

  Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case
Advantages
  • Slim and robust case
  • Slips easily in the pocket
  • Thick edges
  • Easy to slide in the pocket
  • Easy installation and removal
  • Thin case
  • Soft buttons
  • Nice grip on the ridges
  • Easy to slide in the pocket
  • Soft shock-absorbing bumper
  • Easy installation and removal
Disadvantages
  • Picks up scratches and smudges
  • Easily scratched
  • Low raised bezel
  • Back case is thin
  • Edges are too thin
  • Too low on the camera cut-outs
  • Slippery on the back and front case
Drop protection 2.1-metre drop protection with impact dispersion system Drop tested 1.8 metres with co-molded impact-absorbing case
Closed port No No
Scratch resistant No No
Material Polycarbonate, TPU Rigid polycarbonate shell

Overall

Thin cases like the Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case usually have minimal protection. The rigid shell, shock-absorbing bumper, and cut-outs for the camera is also thin. The back case is slippery on the table but feel grippy on the hand as there’s a soft ridge on the bumper outside.

While the Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case is as strong as the name. For first time use with this case might be a bit slippery but it will be grippy in time, and a nice grip on the sides. It won’t be slippery at all on the table. Although it’s bulkier and tougher, the Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case has some downsides too. The back of the case has rainbow effects, and you can see some scratches only if you see it closely.

Both cases have the same smokey clear case, large cut-outs for the charger and headphone jack, and protection from impacts. In conclusion, Griffin Survivor Strong Clear case is larger but stronger, and Incipio Octane Shock-Absorbing Co-molded Case is thinner but less protected. The choice is yours.

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